Clovis High student wins FCCLA office

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Farkas Liliana Castillo Clovis High School senior Jessica Farkas won one of 10 offices in the national Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Executive Council. Farkas, who joined FCCLA five years ago, said she was once shy. “I thought it would never be me and all of a sudden it is. It hasn’t quite […]

Dairy Farmers of America elects vice chairman

CNJ staff The board of directors of Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. elected Clovis dairy farmer Wayne Palla as its first vice chairman. Palla has previously served as vice chair of DFA’s Board. He also is a member of DFA’s Executive Committee and chair of the Southwest Area Council. Palla is on the National Milk […]

Melrose council fills vacant slot

Freedom New Mexico The city of Melrose selected C.C. Pyle Thursday night to fill its vacant village council position. Pyle, a retired Clovis police captain and the father of former Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle, was chosen by Mayor Tuck Monk from a field of four applicants. Monk said Pyle’s dedication to the village over the […]

Director says EPCOG will follow state open meetings laws

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Eastern Plains Council of Governments’ Interim Director Richard Arguello says a meeting held Wednesday without proper public notice was an oversight that won’t happen again. Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Eastern Plains Council of Governments Interim Director Richard Arguello said Thursday the organization’s failure to notify the public of an […]

EPCOG sharing grant money

CNJ staff The Eastern Plains Council of Government is one of seven New Mexico groups that will share in more than $2 million in economic development grant money, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. EPCOG is a consortium of seven counties in eastern New Mexico and helps local governments with infrastructure […]

Parent-youth summit set

CNJ staff The Curry County Wellness Council is hosting a Stay Teen Parent-Youth Summit April 10. The event is aimed at parents and teens in seventh through ninth grades. Andrea Bell with the council said this is the 11th annual summit. This year, parents and students will attend separate presentations on the same subjects. Presentations […]

Melrose council seeking applicants

CNJ staff The city of Melrose is seeking applicants for a vacant council seat. The council consists of four members.

County manager appointed to serve on jail standards council

CNJ staff Curry County Manager Lance Pyle has been appointed to serve on the professional standards council of a newly developed detention center accreditation program for the state. Pyle will serve alongside four detention center commanders, according to a press release from the New Mexico Association of Counties. Other council members include jail administrators: David […]

Melrose council objects to man reclaiming items from dumpsters

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Courtesy photo: Ted Stretmoyer Melrose village council members say they want to prohibit people from being able to go through trash in the village’s dumpsters for safety and security reasons. Melrose resident Ted Stretmoyer said for a year he has salvaged useful items from village trash dumpsters and donated them to charities. By Sharna Johnson: […]

More scrutiny sought for SIC contracts

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican A movement this session to put more eyes on contracts issued by the State Investment Council means potential contractors could face extra scrutiny before landing deals with the state. At least one current contractor says he doesn’t mind the extra attention. Brian Birk, managing partner at Santa […]

Land commissioner defends request for legal fees

By Steven Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican State Land Commissioner Patrick Lyons, who also sits on the State Investment Council, on Monday defended the SIC’s request for millions of dollars in additional legal fees to a San Francisco law firm conducting an internal review of documents related to federal investigations of state investment practices. […]

Education digest: Literacy council seeks volunteers

Literacy council seeks volunteers The Curry County Literacy Council is looking for volunteers, according to a council news release. The council provides education program that help American adults learn to read and write. Volunteers in the program help teach adults basic literacy, GED preparation, math and English as a second language. To volunteer, visit www.clovis.edu […]

EPCOG director: Lunch meeting with county commissioners focused on EPCOG services

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A quorum of Curry County commissioners discussed Eastern Plains Council of Governments services at a private lunch on Tuesday, according to EPCOG’s interim executive director. EPCOG’s Richard Arguello said he had lunch with three commissioners after Tuesday’s County Commission meeting so he could acquaint them with what’s been going […]

Teen video contest worth $1,000

Freedom New Mexico A teen could win $1,000 in the Curry County Wellness Council teen video contest, according to a release from the council. The contest is part of the national Stay Teen campaign. Videos for the contest can be made with a cell phone or home video camera to produce a 30-second public service […]

Artist’s passion has roots in childhood

By Don McAlavy: Local historian I have known Lucille Bradburn of Clovis for 30 or 40 years, give or take a few years. She was born Jan. 27, 1929, two years older than this columnist. She has always been busy writing to people, emailing to people across the country, and I have helped her get […]

Cannon marathon raises about $1,500

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico How does a 13.1-mile run at 7:30 a.m. sound to start your Saturday? More than 50 people ran the first 27th Special Operations Support Squadron Wizards Half Marathon at Cannon Air Force Base Saturday morning, with support from about 45 volunteers. The event raised a take-home total of $1,500 […]

Special county commission meeting scheduled

The Curry County Commission has scheduled a special meeting for 9 a.m. Friday. Items on the agenda include approval of a bank services contract, a change in fair ticket prices and a resolution for Rodeo Council Funding. The special meeting was scheduled because the first June commission meeting was canceled and the second was postponed […]

$17 Million for DWI enforcement

STATE OF NEW MEXICODEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIONOFFICE OF THE SECRETARYBATAAN MEMORIAL BUILDING, SUITE 180 SANTA FE, NM 87501(505) 827-4985 FAX (505) 827-4984BILL RICHARDSON KATHERINE MILLERGOVERNOR CABINET SECRETARYFor Immediate ReleaseApril 24, 2009Contact: Nicole Gillespie, 827-3881DWI GRANT COUNCIL DISTRIBUTES $17 MILLIONTO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FOR DWIPREVENTION AND ENFORCEMENT EFFORTSSANTA FE – The Department of Finance and Administration […]

Word Worm 2009! Join the fun with the Curry County Literacy Council

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New Mexico indian education advisory council and government-to-government meeting scheduled for April 16 & 17 in Albuquerque

(Santa Fe, NM) – The quarterly meeting of the New Mexico Indian Education Advisory Council (NMIEAC) and the Government-to-Government meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2009 and Friday, April 17, 200 at Isleta Casino and Resort, 11000 Broadway, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105. The NMIEAC will meet in the Rio Grande Conference Room on Thursday […]