Education column: Educators deserve thanks, recognition

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools Recently, I was talking to one of our principals and he shared an inspiring story with me about one of his students. It seems this student had become a runaway and a dropout. However, the school kept following up on this student and was able to get him to […]

Education feature: Texico students impersonate historical figures in living museum

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castil Texico fifth grader David Martinez impersonated Albert Einstein during Texico Elementary School fifth grade living museum. Teacher Melissa Hartley said the living museum was a culminating activity after a year of studying American history. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer “I am Albert Einstein. I am the most important scientist […]

Education digest: JROTC holds awards banquet

JROTC holds awards banquet The Clovis High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps held their annual awards banquet over the weekend. The group also announced the corps leadership for next year. The change of command ceremony will be held at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday at the JROTC drill pad at the high school. The ceremony is […]

Still fighting for more transparency

By Sarah Welsh: Guest columnist Twenty years ago this month, Bob Johnson hung out the shingle for the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government and began soliciting members. The free open-government hotline started ringing that day, and it hasn’t stopped since. Bob wasn’t starting from square one. NM-FOG had been officially incorporated the summer before, […]

Private sector should fund space missions

Freedom New Mexico A merica’s future in space is entrepreneurial. President Barack Obama partly has recognized that reality in his recent speeches and policy changes on NASA and American space policy. “I give Obama mixed reviews on his space policy,” said Ed Hudgins, author of “Space: The Free Market Frontier.” There were positive elements, he […]

Zia sixth-grader wins state essay contest

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Mesa sixth-grader Katie Sartz worked as the research specialist during the Stock Market Game. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Zia Elementary School sixth-grader Katie Sartz was the essay winner for state middle schools in an extension of the Stock Market Game program. The InvestWrite program requires students to write an essay about what their […]

Mesa Elementary principal retiring

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Jan Cox was selected Mesa Elementary School’s first principal in 1991. CNJ staff Mesa Elementary School Principal Jan Cox is retiring at the end of the 2009-2010 school year after 36 years with the district. Cox began her career as a sixth-grade teacher at Lockwood Elementary School in 1974 and was later named Lockwood’s principal. […]

Press release: Clovis police plan sobriety checkpoints May 7-10

On Wednesday, May 05, 2010, from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM, Thursday, May, 06, 2010, from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM, Friday, May, 07, 2010 from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM, and Saturday, May 08, 2010, from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting DWI Saturation Patrol in […]

Veteran caregiver incentive offered

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Primary in-home caregivers to severely wounded veterans of current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be paid a stipend by the Department of Veterans Affairs, under a bill Congress has passed unanimously. The stipend, payable to a spouse, parent, child, friend or even a hired caregiver, will be based on […]

Obesity battle should start with cafeterias

Freedom New Mexico Childhood obesity has been a growing problem for several years. One of the biggest battles regarding the issue has been in school cafeterias, which must deal with the conflicting problems of low income and overconsumption. Because of predominant low household incomes, some public school districts provide free breakfasts and lunches to all […]