Business digest —

Hotel awarded by franchisor The Comfort Inn & Suites hotel in Clovis was awarded 2010 Gold Hospitality Award from its franchisor, Choice Hotels International, Inc. The hotel is one of only seven hotels within the state, and one of 94 hotels within the Comfort brand to receive “Gold Award” status. The award is given to […]

Weekly update — Feb. 13

Curry awarded safety grant Curry County has been awarded $20,000 as an incentive for improving workplace safety, according to a press release. The award, from the New Mexico Association of Counties, was given to six counties in recognition of reduced workers compensation claims in fiscal year 2009/2010. Curry County experienced a 46 percent reduction in […]

Grant money awarded to area educators

CNJ staff Almost $25,000 in grant money was awarded to seven area educators. The Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation, a nonprofit organization, presented the awards during a Nov. 19 “Prize Parade.” Grants, varying from $5,000 to $400, are used to support innovative projects and programs as part of the Educator Initiative Program. The Prize Parade surprised […]

Idaho firm awarded Tres Amigas engineering contract

CNJ staff POWER Engineers, of Hailey, Idaho, has been awarded an engineering contract for Tres Amigas, a planned Curry County energy hub. POWER will provide support for the project, design services and manage the engineering activities for the Tres Amigas Superstation, according to a press release. According to the release, “Tres Amigas, LLC selected POWER […]

Medal of Honor awarded to soldier

By Karen Parrish: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor today to the first living servicemember to receive the distinction for service in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. During a White House ceremony, the commander in chief of what he called “the finest military that the world has […]

Nobel goes to deserving recipient

Freedom New Mexico The Nobel Prize for Literature has of late been awarded all too often to obscure novelists whose purported resistance to authority and mere fashion consisted of embracing a safe and fashionable brand of academically approved leftism combined with a modest talent. In the process, what Washington Post literary critic Marie Arana called […]

County awarded money for DWI programs

CNJ staff Curry County has been awarded more than $27,000 for DWI programs. The allocation brings the DWI fund to a total of nearly $350,000, said Assistant County Manager Connie Harrison in a press release. The money is used to purchase equipment for law enforcement, fund treatment for offenders and will be used to hire […]

Prizes being awarded in CNJ’s e-mail newsletter contest

Cnjonline.com is holding a drawing each week in August for our newsletter subscribers. John Zitzelsberger won the fifth and final prize, a lube, oil and filter change and a detail cleaning of a vehicle valued at up to $200 from Benders Family of Dealerships. Jennette Lovett won the $50 Ace Hardware gift card in the […]

Education digest: Clovis student earns President’s Gold Scholarship

Clovis student earns President’s Gold Scholarship Tara DeWitt of Clovis was awarded the President’s Gold Scholarship by Baylor University, according to a news release. The award provides $40,000 to $58,000 for eight semesters. DeWitt is one of more than 2,700 recent high school graduates to receive scholarships. The scholarships are awarded on a combination of […]

Press release: Clovis Municipal Schools announces education foundation grant awards

The Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation awarded a total of $10,900.88 in grants on May 21st for teachers and students at three Clovis schools. The first presentation was to the Principal of Barry Elementary School, Carrie Bunce. This grant will enhance student learning at all levels and in all areas of instruction, as they will […]

Honors — May 23

Kyle Sexton of Clovis is the recipient of a $1,500 college scholarship awarded by the Cannon Air Force Base Commissary. He will begin his sophomore year at the University of Florida where he plans to major in geology. More than 6,100 students applied for 625 scholarships. Over the past nine years, this program has provided […]

Educaton digest: Students awarded scholarships

Students awarded scholarships Five area students were awarded the Daniels Fund Scholarships, according to a news release. Seniors Jerome Anaya and Anica Chairez of Clovis High School, Michael Marez and Hector Zambrano of Fort Sumner High School and Samuel Lawrence of Melrose High School were each awarded a scholarship. Nominated students take part in an […]

Press release: Seven public housing authorities awarded grants

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced that seven public housing authorities in New Mexico will receive a total of $191,090 to protect the rental assistance provided to families currently participating in HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program. These agencies are among nearly 600 nationwide that will receive additional funding because […]

First person: Texico teen keeps schedule packed

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Belynn Sharp of Texico is involved with 4-H, FFA and cheerleading. She plans to study business at West Texas A&M University after high school. Texico High School senior Belynn Sharp was awarded the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association’s Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee Scholarship. She said she plans to go to […]

WASPs awarded Congressional Gold Medal

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. J.G. Buzanowski Betty Wall Strohfus, a Women Airforce Service Pilot from Minnesota, sings the “Star-Spangled Banner” during the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony at the Capitol March 10. More than 200 WASPs attended the event, many of them wearing their World War II-era uniforms. By Staff Sgt. J.G. Buzanowski: Secretary of the […]

Clovis high students awarded

CNJ staff Clovis High School seniors Tara Dewitt and Kyler Brewer-Hill have been presented the “Wendy’s High School Heisman Award” for Clovis. They were awarded a certificate, a Wendy’s patch and a $10 Wendy’s gift card, according to a news release from Clovis Municipal Schools. According to the release, this award is presented to two […]

11/24 4-H results

The following are winners of the Curry County 4-H Awards Banquet held Monday at the county fairgrounds. Members complete a book of records about their projects throughout the year. The books are judged and the youth are awarded on how well they do in completing the task. The Adam Burford Award is a $250 scholarship […]

Clovis awarded money for Ned Houk Park

CNJ staff The New Mexico State Parks has awarded Clovis money to restore motorized-use trails at Ned Houk Park. The state announced Tuesday it is allocating $15,000 for the park as part of almost $1.6 million for eight trail projects around New Mexico. The Recreational Trails Program, managed by the State Parks Division of the […]

Nobel prize justly awarded to pioneers

Freedom New Mexico With all the hoopla over the fellow who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the prize in Economic Science for 2009 has received less attention than usual. The recipients, Elinor Ostrom of the University of Indiana and Oliver Williamson of the University of California-Berkeley, did pioneering and practical work in understanding how […]

Hangar contract awarded

By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections The government apparently is going under budget on this one. Big D Construction of Salt Lake City was awarded in late September a contract for the building of a 38,300 square foot, single story, single bay maintenance hangar at Cannon Air Force Base. Bids from 15 companies were received for […]