Air Force secretary talks nuclear reactors

Cannon Air Force Base has been mentioned as a possible home for a nuclear reactor. While that decision seems months away, Air Force officials held an energy forum Monday in Arlington, Va., to talk about a vision for nuclear energy.Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Kevin W. Billings moderated that forum. He spoke with […]

Radio forum set for Tuesday

CNJ staff Radio station KTQM-FM will broadcast a candidate forum on Tuesday for candidates in the March 4 municipal election. The forum will air at 6 p.m. The radio station will also stream the forum online. The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce and the Clovis Industrial Development Corp. will host a candidate forum for mayoral […]

Candidate forums slated for this week

CNJ Staff The Home Builders Association of Eastern New Mexcio is hosting two candidate forums this week at Clovis-Carver Public Library’s north annex. The first forum on Monday will focus on City Commission candidates. Tuesday’s forum will focus on mayoral candidates. Both forums will start at 6 p.m., according to the association. KTQM-FM will hold […]

Candidate forums coming up this month

CNJ staff Two minority organizations are hosting a candidate forum from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and League of United Latin American Citizens will host a question and answer forum with all municipal election candidates running for office, said […]

Local Roundup: Base community meetings planned

CNJ staff A new program called Friends of Cannon has been created by Col. Timothy Leahy, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. The first Friday of each month the public and military personnel a Dutch-treat meal and meeting from 5-8 p.m. at the Landing at CAFB. Leahy and his […]

Portales hosting development forum

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Portales will play host to one of five regional forums on rural economic development from 1-3 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building in Portales. The forum is sponsored by New Mexico First, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization designed to engage citizens in public policy, which was co-founded 20 years ago […]

Iranian leader’s visit testament to U.S.’ freedom

By Freedom New Mexico It’s easy to understand the large protests that greeted Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s long-anticipated speech Monday at Columbia University, less easy to understand those who tried to stop the event or who even want to punish Columbia for holding it. The New York Sun reported on efforts by the Democratic state […]

Commander opens new line of communication

By Senior Airman Ryan Richard Rones: 612th Air Communications Squadron DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZ. — Have you ever had a question or concern that you wanted to communicate directly to one of your senior leaders? Well here is your chance. Lt. Gen. Norman Seip, the 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern Commander, […]

Forum planned to discuss school attendance zone

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis Municipal Schools will hold a public forum at 5:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss moving a portion of the elementary attendance zone from the Arts Academy at Bella Vista to Barry. The Limited Elementary Attendance Re-zoning Public Forum will be held in the board room of the Clovis Municipal […]

Business digest — May 8

Forum set for findings on Clovis’ economy The University of New Mexico’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research will present the findings of its assessment of Clovis’ economy at a public forum hosted by Clovis MainStreet, according to a Clovis MainStreet news release. The forum will be from 10 a.m. to noon May 22 in […]

Forum scheduled for tonight

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In an effort to acquaint community members with local resources available for crime victims, the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office is hosting a public forum tonight. A panel of representatives from multiple judicial and victims’ services in Roosevelt and Curry counties will be on hand to talk with residents […]

Business Digest: Dairy owners honored by DFA

The owners and operators of Crosswinds Dairy in Portales have received the 2007 Member of Distinction Award from the Dairy Farmers of America, according to a DFA news release. Dougie Idsinga, Dawn Idsinga, Derek Idsinga, Darci Idsinga Collins and Denver Collins were selected for the honor that is based on vision, leadership and innovation in […]

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 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 […]

Local Roundup: Multiple Sclerosis walk planned

By CNJ staff The 2007 Valero Energy Multiple Sclarosis Walk is being held April 28 at Clovis Community College. Proceeds from the MS Walks help fund research, and programs and support for persons with MS. Sign-in is at 9 a.m. and the four-mile walk starts at 10 a.m. Board candidate forum scheduled The Curry County […]

Council tackles teen pregnancy at forum

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksSallie Foster, chairman of the Maternal and Child Health Council of Curry County, gives the opening presentation during Thursday’s Teen Pregnancy Summit at the Clovis Civic Center. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Evidence poured from the women in the room: A social service agent whose youngest client is a pregnant […]

Education digest 3-23

CNJ staff Clovis student selected for forum Audrey Gill, a student of Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy, has been selected to attend the People to People Ambassador Program World Leadership Forum, according to a People to People press release. The Portales resident will examine the characteristics of American leadership during times of national challenge and prosperity, the […]

Panelists encourage victims of violence to step forward

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Panelists from Clovis and Portales used a forum on Thursday evening to encourage victims of domestic violence to step forward. It took Debbie Vinson, a former victim of domestic violence, more than eight years to do it, but she did it. Professionals who deal with domestic violence victims […]

Reporter’s notebook: Clovis junior visits Washington for medical forum

Clovis High School junior Britni Montague gained insight to a possible career in medicine recently during a 10-day forum in Washington, D.C. Taking part in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine, Montague was introduced to concepts in public health, medical ethics and general practice. “I listened to speakers and watched a triple bypass,” Montague […]

Board debates open forum, other issues

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Members of the Clovis Municipal School Board debated the nature of the open forum at Thursday’s school board work session. Although not always a part of school board meetings, and not required by law, the open forum was included as a “courtesy” to the public, board member Lora Harlan […]