Clovis Community College picks Rowley as president

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Community College Executive Vice President Becky Rowley, left, receives congratulations Wednesday from President John Neibling, center, and Board Chair Charles Guthals on being chosen as the next president of the college. Neibling is retiring in August. Liliana Castillo The Clovis Community College board of trustees Wednesday selected Becky Rowley […]

CCC board to offer presidential contract

CNJ staff The agenda for Clovis Community College board of trustees indicates plans to offer a contract of employment to the next president of the college. The offer is one item on the board’s agenda for a monthly trustees meeting today. The board is working to replace retiring President John Neibling who announced in February […]

Business digest — April 5

Banker honored by association Gordon Morris, CEO of American Heritage Bank, was recognized as the Ag Lender of the Year by the Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico. Morris has been working in the banking industry for 29 years. He, along with other local investors, founded American Heritage Bank in 2000 to provide community […]

Texico schools gather to celebrate success

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico kindergartners Angel Salas, left, and Aviana Hall applaud for their fellow students Friday during the schoolwide Assembly of Success in the Educational Complex. Liliana Castillo The entire Texico school population and community members took part in a 12-year school tradition Thursday morning. Once each semester, Texico schools gathers together […]

First person: Community cop

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Daron Roach is the Clovis Police Department’s new community relations officer. The Clovis native has been with the department since 2006. Officer Daron Roach has spent a lifetime getting to know Clovis. Now he’s trying to do the same on behalf of the Clovis Police Department. Roach is in his […]

CCC board meeting

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College board of trustees will be meeting behind closed doors today to discuss the college’s plans to replace retiring President John Neibling. Neibling announced in February that he will be retiring in August after five years at the college’s helm. Board Chairman Charles Guthals said he feels the board “needs […]

Literacy programs merging

Liliana Castillo The Curry County Literacy Council is being absorbed by the Adult Basic Education program at Clovis Community College. The New Mexico Coalition for Literacy’s budget was cut 57 percent by the Legislature. That means the coalition will be providing limited funding to each of the 26 literacy councils in the state. By combining […]

ENMU offering helping hands with Eastern in Action

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File photo Eastern in Action volunteers do yard work during the group’s service day last year. With the program, Eastern New Mexico University students and employees volunteer to do various jobs around Portales once a year to give back to the community. Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University is offering many pairs of helping hands […]

CCC honor society stepping up activity

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Phi Theta Kappa members Joel Combs, left, Stacey Richter, second from left, and Misty Padilla, right, talk with an interested student Fanghsuan Huang, second from right, at a recent student orientation for the honor society. Liliana Castillo When Clovis Community College Phi Theta Kappa chapter’s faculty advisor J.R. Richter walked […]

Students return to teach at schools they graduated from

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Liliana Castillo Curry County teachers who have returned to their alma mater say there is a special bond between them and the community because of their history. Marshall Middle School life science teacher and coach Darren Williams has been a teacher for 12 years and has taught at Clovis Municipal Schools for the duration. “I […]

Positions available in Senior Companion Program

CNJ staff The Senior Companion Program of Clovis and Portales has positions available for Senior Companion volunteers. Applicants must be age 55 or older and will receive a stipend and mileage reimbursement. Information: call Nancy Harper at 356-8576, extension 18, or visit the Community Services Center at 1100 Community Way in Portales.

Land use study unifies community

The Joint Land Use Study (JLUS), commissioned by the Curry County commissioners and funded by the Department of Defense, is an opportunity for the surrounding communities and Cannon Air Force Base to work together to identify and begin to address areas of common interest. Getting Cannon off of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) turned what […]

State of the City address

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Mayor Gayla Brumfield gives her third annual state of the city address Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex. Editor’s note: The following is the full text of Thursday’s State of the City address, provided by Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield: “Solve for yes”2010 was a great year for the […]

Press release: Mesalands Community College holds presidential forums

After 15 years of distinguished service, Phillip O. Barry, president of Mesalands Community College, will be retiring this year. With the assistance of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), the Mesalands Board of Trustees has conducted a nationwide search for the next college president. An Initial Presidential Screening (IPS) Committee composed of board members, […]

Our people: Non-traditional student

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Lonzo Lassiter is an instructor at ENMU and works with KENW-TV as much as possible. He helps with video, audio and often builds sets. Clovis resident and Eastern New Mexico University instructor Lonzo Lassiter began what he calls the second half of his life at age 50 when he attended […]

Press release: New Mexico Economic Development Department presented the city of Portales with certified community initiative recertification

SANTA FE– New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) presented the City of Portales with Certified Communities Initiative (CCI) recertification on February 15th during the Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation (RCCDC) meeting. Randy Knudson, Board Chairman along with Portales City Manager, Tom Howell and Roosevelt County Manager, Charlene Harden were in attendance for the award presentation. […]

Gamers building community in eastern New Mexico

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Steve Deleon, owner of the Sports Angle, sells some Yu-Gi-Oh! cards to two Yu-Gi-Oh tournament players, Kay Arguelles, left, and Lynn Salazar, Friday afternoon. The Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments are held every other Saturday at the store. Alisa Boswell The term gamer isn’t just for athletic endeavors. It can also apply to […]

Blight battle progress slow

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File photo Johnny Gomez of Clovis said he had a vision when, in May, he purchased a boarded up car sales lot at 1504 Mabry Dr. to house his auto detailing business. Sharna Johnson In the last year some progress has been made to clean up blighted properties in the community, but overwhelmingly there has […]

Press release: CCC president announces retirement

Dr. John Neibling, President of Clovis Community College since 2006, has announced his retirement as of August 1, 2011. Dr. Neibling previously served in a variety of teaching and administrative positions prior to becoming President at CCC, including 10 years as Vice President for Learning at San Juan College in Farmington, NM from 1991 to […]

CCC president plans to retire in August

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John Neibling Liliana Castillo Clovis Community President John Neibling announced Tuesday that he plans to retire in August. Neibling can explain his decision to retire in one word: Grandson. Neibling and his wife, Karen, are expecting their first grandchild and he said they want to be near their family living in the Phoenix area. “This […]