Education column: Students get first-hand look at engineering

Following upon recent articles where we’ve provided updates on construction across the school district, I went this week to observe construction actually taking place inside a classroom at Highland Elementary — while students were present! Truth be told, it was the students doing the constructing — Kendra Peloquin’s classroom of Gifted and Talented students at […]

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 […]

Dec. 28, 2008 Honors

Kansas State University More than 5,000 Kansas State University students have been awarded academic scholarships for the 2008-2009 school year. In all, students received nearly $14.8 million in scholarships. Kansas State students receiving scholarships totaling more than $1,000 include: Clovis: Cory Alexander Young, M.A. Durland Scholarship and Engineering Scholarship and Honors Scholarship Portales: Caroline Anne […]

Assessment suggests replacement of Hull Street overpass

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City Manager Joe Thomas said Wednesday a preliminary assessment recommends replacing the Hull Street overpass over rebuilding it. Thomas updated members of the Public Works Committee on the Hull Street overpass during its regular Wednesday meeting. Thomas said early cost estimates for replacing the structure range between $7 million […]

ENMU honoring Sen. Domenici

Freedom New Mexico staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is presenting Sen. Pete Domenici an honorary lifetime alumni award during its homecoming breakfast on Oct. 6. Also receiving alumni awards are Deborah M. Sawyer, founder, president and CEO of Environmental Design International; Clifton L. Smith, professor at the University of Georgia; and Margie and […]

Effluent pipeline report readied

A special water policy advisory committee voted Thursday to give an engineering firm more time to make changes on the effluent pipeline project report before presenting it at a U.S. Senate hearing in August. Committee members noted some structures that needed a connection to the pipeline were not listed in the report. “We noted as […]

Portales weighing bypass

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Members of a steering committee charged with studying the future of Portales transportation agreed to research six alternatives to decide if a bypass would be viable without losing revenue to Portales businesses. Scott Verhines, engineer with GC Engineering of Albuquerque, presented the six alternatives Friday afternoon during a steering committee […]

Candidate Profile: Ronald Dolin

Ronald M. Dolin is the Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, New Mexico District 3. He is running against incumbent Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M. Biography: Dolin was born June 9, 1960, in rural South Dakota. He is married with three children and has lived in northern New Mexico for 23 years. Dolin earned […]

Clovis students participating in state science fair

CNJ staff Eleven students from the Clovis Municipal Schools will travel to the campus of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro on April 7 to participate in the New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair, according to a press release from Clovis Municipal Schools. The students won the trip by placing first […]

Rural water authority considering lobbyist

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers The governing body of the Ute Water Project hopes this spring to have an analysis that would show what would happen if the project is not completed. Clovis Mayor and Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority Chairman David Lansford told the project’s engineering consultants that meetings to distribute federal funds […]

Ute Water Project receives $2 million grant

By CNJ staff TUCUMCARI — The New Mexico Finance Authority and the governing body of the Ute Water Project reached an agreement Wednesday for a $2 million grant to help fund the initial stages of the proposed project. Much of the money will go toward engineering services, which include rounds of public meetings at towns […]

Thomas, William

William Thomas Services: Have been held. William Walter Thomas, 76, of Clovis, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 16, 1928, in Blue Mountain, Miss., to Luther and Pearl Thomas. He married Adeline Charizia on Nov. 1, 1949, in Cheverly, Md. He enlisted in the […]

ENMU concrete canoe project helps Clovis native come out of shell

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New Mexico State University students Shane Brooks, front, and Ashleigh Wilson paddle their concrete canoe which the engineering students design, build and race. Courtesy photo: Kenny Stevens. By Rick White: CNJ sports editor A New Mexico State University program in which engineering students design, build and race a concrete canoe would be sunk without the […]

Education briefs

CCC announces new food service training program Clovis Community College’s Department of Business and Industry in association with the New Mexico Restaurant Association, is offering a new Food Service Training Program. The program will allow restaurant and food service owners and operators to improve the quality of their workforce through nationally recognized food service certifications, […]

Water group begins personnel search

By Jack King The board of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority has begun the process of hiring a director for the Ute Reservoir pipeline project. A search committe will publish a request for proposals for the job next week with a deadline to receive applications of Aug. 1. The committee will make recommendations […]