Xcel Energy names new subsidiary CEO

CNJ staff Xcel Energy named Riley Hill chief executive officer and president of its Southwestern Public Service Company subsidiary Tuesday, according to a company press release. Hill succeeds David Eves, who has been named president and chief operating officer of Public Service Company of Colorado, an Xcel Energy company. Both changes are effective Nov. 15. […]

Education digest: CHS marching band receives high honors

The Clovis High School marching band was named Grand Champion at the Tumbleweed Marching Festival in Denver City, Texas, this past Saturday. The band also won Best in Class, Best Percussion, Best Color Guard, Best Drum Majors and Best Soloist. This is the third year in a row the band was named Grand Champion and […]

Two Zias named to all-tournament team

CNJ staff PORTALES — Sophomore middle blocker Jessica King and senior outside hitter-setter Veronica Valdez-Kent represented Eastern New Mexico University on the all-tournament team for last weekend’s ENMU Invitational at Greyhound Arena. Valdez-Kent had 38 kills, 43 assists, 21 digs and 14 blocks while King recorded 33 digs and four aces. The Zias posted a […]

July 23 Education Digest

Intermin superintendent named Farwell’s Mike Read was named interim superintendent of Farwell Independent School District by the school board July 2. The board will meet on 10 a.m. CST July 24 to officially name him superintendent as required by state regulations. Read has been the Farwell High School principal for the past three years. Read, […]

New credit bill will be painful fix for economy

Freedom New Mexico Banks are quietly changing credit card terms because of a law approved by Congress, ostensibly to prevent credit card abuses. Its effect, however, will be to restrict credit further and prompt banks to switch fixed-interest accounts to variable rates that can be increased even more quickly. The nobly named Credit Card Accountability, […]

E-file: Billy Walker got start in Clovis

Even those well-versed in the rich music history of Clovis are sometimes unaware of a country singer named Billy Walker and his connection to the city. Walker had 37 Top 40 country chart hits between 1954 and 1975,

First person: Clovis volunteer toils behind the scene

Andy Ford was named the Clovis Municipal Schools’ volunteer of the year for his dedication to Zia Elementary School’s recycling program. Ford, 60, took charge of the dirty job of cleaning trash out of the school’s can collection trailer nine years ago. Backstage: The award was very nice. There are some people who do things […]

Thompson, Vega named ENMUSports.com Athletes of the Week

PORTALES, N.M.— The Eastern New Mexico University track and field teams turned in strong performances at last weekend’s Lone Star Conference Championship meet in Kingsville, Texas. The ENMUSports.com Student Athletes of the week were J.T. Thompson (men’s track and field) and Vyanca Vega (women’s track and field).

Ex-ENMU coach named Golden State’s top exec

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors have named former Eastern New Mexico University coach Larry Riley their top basketball executive. The Warriors cut ties with Chris Mullin, executive vice president of basketball operations, and replaced him with Riley on Monday. Riley coached at ENMU from 1978 to 1988. Riley, an assistant general manager since […]

Education digest: Texas student named a National Merit finalist

Mark Moore Academy senior Nathan Mowery of Rhea, Texas, was named a National Merit finalist.Mowery intends to attend LeTourneau University to study electrical engineering and computer science. Mowery was awarded a full tuition scholarship by the school.Education Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Liliana Castillo. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail:lcastillo@cnjonline.com

Finalists named for Greyhound basketball position

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico A Division II coach in Indiana, a junior college coach with university ties, and a Division I assistant are finalists to be the next men’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University. Greg Young of Jacksonville College in Jacksonville, Texas, an assistant under Earl Diddle from 1991-94, joins Richard […]

April 5, 2009 Honors

Bryant Brad L. Bryant of San Jon, a representative of Modern Woodmen of America, has been named to Modern Woodmen’s 2009 President’s Club.

March 1, 2009 Honors

Duke University The following student was named to the dean’s list or the dean’s list with distinction at Duke University for the Fall 2008 semester. This student was among 2,313 students who achieved that honor. • Tyla Megan Fowler of Clovis. Fowler is a senior at Trinity College, majoring in International Comparative Studies, with concentrations […]

County museum named for ‘Pappy’

By Don McAlavy Born in 1913 on the north side of the Running Water Draw near Pleasant Hill, Ardale “Pappy” Thornton started cowboying at age five by herding cows on horseback. When Pappy was old enough, he decided to try his hand at homesteading. Since there was no more homesteading land in Curry County, he […]

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Jan. 25, 2009 Honors

EldridgeNew Mexico Junior College has announced Celsey Eldridgeof Clovis has been named to the dean’s list at the college.

Legislative tidbits: Official tie not good enough

Santa Fe New Mexican staff Days remaining in session: 57 Legalize the bolo: More than 20 years ago, the Legislature named the bolo the “official state tie or neckwear of New Mexico” in a memorial that declared people who wear bolos “shall be welcomed at all events or occasions when the wearing of a tie […]

Jan. 18, 2008 Honors

Eastern New Mexico University The following Clovis students were named to the dean’s list at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, for the fall 2008 semester. • Kevin Harlow • Kenneth Williams To be named to the dean’s list, students must earn a 3.25 or higher grade point average while carrying at least 12 semester hours. The […]

Dec. 9 — Business digest

CNJ staff De Baca family named state Farm and Livestock Bureau Family of the Year De Baca County ranchers Richard, Ellen and Amy Vaughan, have been named the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau’s “Family of the Year” during the organization’s annual meeting in Albuquerque, according to a bureau news release. Marking their 100th year […]

Richardson named commerce secretary

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson is becoming an “economic diplomat” in President-elect Barack Obama’s administration and plans to step down as governor after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Lt. Gov. Diane Denish will become New Mexico’s first female governor when Richardson resigns to assume his duties as […]