CCC funding spared

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Legislators excused five New Mexico universities and colleges — including Clovis Community College — from a funding cut due to enrollment declines in fiscal year 2006, according to officials. The act saves the institutions approximately $2.7 million in fiscal year 2008, according to a copy of the 2007 General […]

Retiring CCC trustee honored for service

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A Clovis resident with a long history of civil service was honored Wednesday. About 50 people gathered at Clovis Community College to commemorate Robert Lydick’s nearly two decade-long tenure as a member of the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees. Lydick, 83, officially retired from the position Wednesday. His […]

CCC Board of Trustees election

CNJ staff What: Clovis Community College Board of Trustees election for District 1 and District 4 seats When: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today Where: Mesa and Zia elementary schools. See below. Candidates: • District 1: Gayla Brumfield and Dr. Ken Merritt • District 4: Charles Guthals and Raymond Mondragon Precincts and polling places • […]

Clovis Community College Q&A

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees election for District 1 and District 4 seats will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 6. Early voting at the Curry County Courthouse ends Friday. The following questions were posed to candidates. Gayla Brumfield and Dr. Ken Merritt are vying to represent District 1, and […]

Small business workshops set

CNJ Staff The Small Business Development Center at Clovis Community College has several upcoming workshops for small business owners and self-employed individuals as well as one for commercial loan officers, according to its Web site. • A two-session QuickBooks basic workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and March 17 at Clovis […]

Dual school program debuts

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Lura Zamora, left, a fourth-semester nursing student, demonstrates how to dress a wound to Yucca Junior High School ninth-graders Sashia Kimberly, center, and Madison Robbins at Clovis Community College on Thursday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Apprentice-style education is making a comeback. Through a Clovis Municipal Schools and Clovis […]

Stylin’ survivor

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Karla Granillo, left, a first-semester cosmetology student, styles the hair on her mannequin at Clovis Community College on Tuesday. CCC is the site of a program that provides free wigs and make-up to cancer patients. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer To shrink the cancer in her liver, Carol Johnson […]

CCC candidates share visions

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis Community College Board of Trustees candidates were quizzed Tuesday in a forum coordinated by the Curry County Federated Republican Women. Candidates covered their motivations for running, qualifications, and visions for CCC. They also addressed issues facing the community college, including the enrollment decline and the long-standing enrollment gender […]

CCC candidate profiles

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Position 1 Candidate: Gayla Brumfield Occupation: Coldwell Banker Colonial Real Estate broker and owner Experience: Brumfield has been a Clovis Community College Trustee since 2005. She helped establish the CCC Cultural Arts Committee and served on the CCC Foundation, a group that distributes scholarships and purchases art for the […]

CCC candidate forum Q&A

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: The following is a summary of the Q&A portion of Tuesday’s forum. Questions and answers have been edited for brevity and clarity. Candidate answers were limited to one minute. The election is March 6. Early voting runs weekdays through March 2 and is held from 8 a.m. […]

CCC candidates to square off

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Candidates for the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees will face off today in a question-and-answer session coordinated by a local women’s group. Four candidates for district 1 and 4 seats will participate in the forum, according to coordinator Donna Labatt. Warren David Woodward said Monday evening he was […]

CCC fall figures down

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis Community College enrollment continued a downward descent in fall 2006, according to a CCC memorandum issued to CCC Board of Trustees. Enrollment in the 2006 fall semester declined 9.42 percent when compared with the 2005 fall semester, according to a state formula used to measure enrollment, the memorandum […]

Campus gender gap widens

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Second semester nursing students, from left, clockwise, Levi Hill, ElizabethVerespie, Victoria Cabrera and Stephanie Walley work Wednesday in a study group at Clovis Community College. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Women spill across the cafeteria, with their backpacks, purses, scarves and coats strewn across tables and seats. Peals of […]

Back in session

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Kasey Martinez cashes out Krista Montoya of Portales on Tuesday at the Clovis Community College Bookstore. Tuesday was the first day of the spring semester. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The first day of the spring semester started Tuesday at Clovis Community College By the numbers 5 Price in […]

Clovis Community College Board of Trustees election information

At a glance What: Clovis Community College Board of Trustees election for District 1 and District 4 seats When: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 6 Where: See precincts and polling places More information Want to be a trustee? You must: • Be a resident and registered voter of CCC District 1 or District 4 […]

Manufacturing demand gives boost to college

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The growing manufacturing industry in eastern New Mexico is getting a boost from the Department of Labor and Clovis Community College. Government officials announced Monday that Clovis Community College and Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari have been awarded approximately $3.3 million in federal grants from the Department of Labor. […]

CCC board seats open

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Two Clovis Community College Board of Trustees seats are up for grabs. An election to fill District 1 and District 4 positions will be held in March, according to a resolution passed Wednesday by CCC Trustees. Trustees serve six-year terms, according to the resolution. The seats are held by […]

Education digest: Spelling bee guidelines change

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Suggested guidelines for local spelling bees from the Scripps National Spelling Bee have been modified, according to a Clovis Municipal Schools memorandum. Suggested rules include age limits and other guidelines for spellers. A copy of the guidelines has been sent to Clovis Schools principals, according to the memo. The […]

College funding bond passes

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Higher education officials in eastern New Mexico expressed gratitude Tuesday for voters in the General Election who approved millions of dollars for higher education in the region. With 70 percent of precincts reporting, unofficial election results showed 55 percent of New Mexico voters gave their approval of General Obligation […]

No pilot, no problems

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisleScanEagle instructor Mike Wood steps over the launch cords as he prepares the ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle for launch Thursday at the Melrose Bombing Range. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In descent, the graceful, little plane — No. 05-134 — spirals in the sky, flickering in and out of sight […]