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 […]

Vohs, Edwards win seats


Len Vohs, left, talks with Clovis Mayor David Lansford on Tuesday at City Hall after Vohs won a seat on the Clovis City Commission. Vohs defeated Gloria Wicker for the District 2 seat. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Just a sliver of registered city voters logged in at polls Tuesday, […]

Local airports land funds for improvement

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers U.S. senators from New Mexico announced Thursday that the Portales and Clovis municipal airports will receive more than $1.36 million from the Federal Aviation Administration to maintain and expand their airports. U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. and U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. announced that the Portales airport would receive $470,895 […]

Area rural schools being recognized by governor

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When it comes to meeting No Child Left Behind mandates, small schools reign, and state officials have noticed. Nine rural school districts in eastern New Mexico have been named “quality districts” by the Public Education Department and Gov. Bill Richardson. Those nine districts, in addition to 21 others across […]

Energy conservation results in savings


Clovis High School Principal Jody Balch turns off his printer and computer Wednesday afternoon in his office at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Rising heating and energy costs led a school district in Minnesota to enact a $25-per-appliance annual fee, meaning teachers have to pay to use […]

Two city seats contested


Gloria Wicker signs up to run for the Clovis City Commissioner District 2 seat Tuesday at city hall. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Isidro Garcia and Juan Garza Sr. will seek re-election to the Clovis City Commission in the March 7 municipal election. Garcia and Garza will run unopposed. Commissioners […]

Administrator to be honored

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Lonnie Leslie bowed out of the Clovis Municipal Schools system after 33 years of service following health complications. But on Jan. 6, he will be honored by the New Mexico Music Educators Association as Administrator of the Year. Two years ago, as the assistant superintendent of operations, Leslie trailblazed […]

United Way president confident about goal

CNJ staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico has fulfilled 62 percent of a $482,005 community-wide goal for its 2005 fund-raising campaign, according to the agency’s Executive Director Erinn Burch. Burch said she is confident the remaining funds will be procured. To date, $301,656 has been donated or pledged. The bulk of United Way […]

Scout’s honor: City airport benefits from Eagle project


For his Eagle Scout project, Jay Burns, 16, helped replace the Clovis Municipal Airport sign. Burns said his main role in the project was working with architects, local business owners and contractors. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Looking for a sign? Clovis Municipal Airport needed a new one. Eagle Scout […]

10/13 Education Digest

Clovis celebrating School Lunch Week Clovis Municipal Schools will celebrate School Lunch Week Oct. 17 through Oct. 21. Parents can eat school lunch with their children and community members will be involved in preparation or serving of lunch to children throughout the week, according to a Clovis Municipal Schools press release. Individual schools will designate […]