Mondragon recognized for economic development

CNJ staff The New Mexico Industrial Development Executives have awarded Clovis’ Raymond Mondragon the 2008 Dallan Sanders Award for excellence in economic development. The award, given in honor of Dallan Sanders of Portales, recognizes a person with a direct connection to rural economic development in New Mexico. Mondragon, director of economic development and government relations […]

Cities to share tourism dollars

Freedom New Mexico About 145 New Mexico non-profit organizations and governmental entities will share more than $1 million awarded through the New Mexico Tourism Department’s annual Cooperative Marketing Program. Locally, that list includes: • City of Tucumcari: $10,000. • Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce: $22,000. • Fort Sumner/De Baca County Chamber of Commerce: $1,500. • […]

Clovis resident wins pageant

CNJ Staff Clovis resident Kimberly Parmenter was named the winner of the 2008 Miss Plus America contest, held July 1-5 in Dallas. She also won the Optional awards of Runway Model and Spokesmodel. She was awarded the Miss New Mexico title in September 2007 and has been preparing for the Miss Plus America Pageant for […]

Hanson Scott awarded for leadership

Governor Bill Richardson’s Director of Military Base Planning and Support, Hanson Scott Awarded for Outstanding Leadership Scott named 2008 Public Sector Official of the Year Award by the Association of Defense Communities

Ute water project awarded $4.52 million

By CNJ staff The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority Ute Water Pipeline Project was awarded $4.52 million in the 2008 Water Trust Board funding cycle Wednesday in Santa Fe, according to a press release from the city of Clovis. The funding is a 20 percent loan, and 80 percent grant agreement, and is repayable […]

Feb. 26, 2008 Business Digest

New pet store to open in Clovis Petsense, a pet food and supply store, is scheduled to open next month in Clovis, the store’s regional manager said. Tom Luba, manager for the stores in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, said the two-year old company looks to establish stores in towns of 30,000 or more population […]

Education Digest: Eastern enrollment increases slightly

CNJ staff The 2007 fall enrollment at Eastern New Mexico University is up slightly from 2006, according to a university press release. The university reported 4,180 students enrolled, an increase of 44 students. Graduate enrollment is down, officials reported ENMU President Steven Gamble said he was pleased with the numbers “considering the temporary reduction in […]

Local Roundup: Aquatic center opening planned

CNJ staff Officials hope to open the Clovis Aquatic Center on Monday pending an inspection by the New Mexico Environmental Department, according to Rob Carter, director of Clovis’ Parks and Recreation. Utilizing city and state funds, the facility has undergone approximately $450,000 in renovations, Carter said. The pool was sandblasted and repainted and the deck […]

Prizes for innovation not a new concept, but still effective

Freedom Newspapers Many Americans believe the only conceivable way for this country to develop viable independent energy sources is through government intervention — alternative-fuel mandates, fuel efficiency mandates, public transportation construction. But we would prefer to look to the creativity of the free market. What better way to unlock that creativity than to make a […]

Fire training facility OK’d

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman is getting his wish for a fire training facility he estimated to cost $1.4 million. Clovis City Commission awarded contracts for $192,351 at Thursday’s meeting to lay the groundwork for the facility on city-owned property north of Station No. 5 on Brady Avenue near […]

Development group grants housing funds

By CNJ staff Eastern Plains Council of Goverments and La Casa have been awarded grant funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Eastern Plains Council of Goverments has received a total of $235,660, while La Casa has received $221,655 of the grant money. Awarded under HUD’s Continuum of Care grant program, the funds […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Schools Board of Education

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis Schools Board of Education met Tuesday. The following is a summary of the meeting. Board members: —Granted the Gattis Junior High School Choral and Seventh-Grade Mixed Choir permission to travel to the Hummingbird Music Camp in Jemez Springs. —Received results from the 2005 Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey […]

Nature of war affects medal count

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The changed nature of war — not command indifference or bureaucratic inertia as some critics allege — is likely the reason why only two Medals of Honor have been awarded to U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, a senior Marine Corps officer told lawmakers last Wednesday. With remotely detonated bombs […]

ENMU receives broadcast grant

CNJ Staff Eastern New Mexico University has been awarded a $629,898 grant from the USDA to bring digital broadcasting to the rural areas of eastern New Mexico, according to a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici’s office. The grant will be used to construct digital and high definition television transmitters in Artesia, Fort Sumner, Ruidoso […]

Graduations 7/9

Megan Chisum Megan Chisum of Albuquerque was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing. She is the daughter of Rex and Kim Chisum of Clovis. Ryan Hernandez Ryan J. Hernandez of Clovis was awarded an M.D. in Medicine from Boston University in Boston in […]

Reporter’s notebook: High Plains Soccer wins Hyundai

Portales resident Robert W. Pierce is getting a kick out of driving a brand new Hyundai Santa Fe. Pierce, regional referee coordinator for the American Youth Soccer Organization, is one of several board members who was awarded the use of the sport utility vehicle. Region 319 High Plains Soccer was the winner of a contest […]

2/12 honors

Daniele Baughman was awarded a master of occupational therapy degree Dec. 17 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She was awarded the degree after she completed her clinical fieldwork experiences at Advance Therapy Services in Fort Worth, Texas, and in Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas. Four Clovis students wee named to the South […]

1/31 Business digest

Plateau completes fiber installation Plateau Telecommunications of Clovis recently completed the installation of its latest fiber technology, according to a company press release. Jeff Moore, the company’s chief operating officer, said the company invested more than $5 million to bury fiber optic cable in the main business corridors of Clovis. He said the installation will […]

More than $1.4 million awarded for health care

CNJ Staff U.S. Senator Pete Domenici on Monday announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $1.4 million to La Casa de Buena Salud, Inc. to support health care services for uninsured New Mexicans in four southeast counties, according to a press release from the senator’s office. La Casa de […]

Marez, Joe R.

Joe R. Marez Services have been held. Joe R. Marez died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, of complications from a heart attack. He was born Sept. 27, 1931, in Encino. He joined the U.S. Army when he was 16 and fought in the Korean War. He was wounded in the Battle of Chipyong-Ni and was given […]