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 […]

Rep. Luj

Rep. Luj

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 […]

12-2 Business digest

Citizens, Realtor of year named The Clovis Board of Realtors named its Realtor and Citizens of the year Nov. 13 during an annual banquet at the Clovis Civc Center, according to a board news release. Niki Harmon a Coldwell Banker Realtor, was named Realtor of the Year. Harmon has been a Clovis Realtor for 16 […]

Zias’ Lawrence named All-LSC in soccer

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior forward Samantha Lawrence earned first-team All-Lone Star Conference women’s soccer honors in selections announced by the conference office. Lawrence was ENMU’s only representative among 52 players chosen for first-team, second-team or honorable mention recognition. The Zias (9-10, 3-7 LSC) finished ninth in the 11-team league, […]

New service officer appointed at Clovis Veterans’ Services

George Vargas has been named the new service officer at the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services field office in Clovis. Vargas, 39, was a mental health technician in San Diego and Los Angeles and most recently a Social Services manager in his hometown of El Paso before coming to the NMDVS. Vargas retired from […]

July 24, 2008 Education Digest

Local students scholarship recipients Two local students were named 2008-2009 Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholars by the New Mexico Public Education Department, according to a press release. Miles Ware of Clovis and Wesley Gilmore of Elida were awarded $1,500 annual scholarships for up to four years. Forty-five New Mexico high school seniors were selected out […]

New president named at ENMU-R

Freedom New Mexico John R. Madden has been named president of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, according to a press release from ENMU. Madden, of Tucson, Ariz. will succeed Judy Armstrong who is retiring from the position. Madden’s start date is Aug. 18. A presidential search committee was formed in mid-April to review applications, interview candidates, […]

Local bookstore wins award

This just in: The Masters Parable Christian Store in Clovis has been named Parable Franchise of the Year by the Christian bookstore.

July 6 2008 Honors

Johnson Lisa D. Johnson of Clovis was named to the Dean’s List at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell for the spring 2008 semester. 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. Shaw Kathi Schneider Shaw of Clovis received her Masters […]

An honor for the coach

C.J. Aragon, the rodeo coach at Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari, has been named coach of the year for the Grand Canyon Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

CCS grad Peterson named All-LSC in golf

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Clovis Christian graduate Mollie Peterson, a sophomore at West Texas A&M University, was named to the All-Lone Star Conference women’s golf first team last week. Peterson scored her first collegiate victory in October in the Grizzly Invitation and posted a runnerup finish in the Lady Buff Stampede. She also made […]

April 29, 2008 Business Digest

CNJ Staff Clovis business owners named Entrepreneurs of the Year James and Sharon Perry received the Clovis Community College Small Business Development Center’s Entrepreneurs of the Year award Saturday in Santa Fe, according to a New Mexico Small Business Development Network news release. The Perrys opened J&S Machining, a engine and farm equipment repair business, […]

Former Curry County undersheriff named Texico police chief

jztcjl-424dougbowmanmug.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bowman lost his bid for Curry County Sheriff in 2006. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Former Curry County Undersheriff Doug Bowman has been hired as Texico’s police chief. Bowman was selected Tuesday night and will take the department’s reins Monday, according to City Personnel Director Doug Scioli. Scioli said […]

Local girl named new Masked Rider

CNJ staff The lineage of Texas Tech’s Masked Rider is staying in the area. Ashley Hartzog, a senior animal science and Spanish major from Farwell, will replace Texico’s Kevin Burns as Texas Tech’s mascot, according to a school press release. In donning the rider’s mask, Hartzog fulfills an ambition that took seed when she first […]

Sandia teacher chosen for award

By CNJ staff Jimmy Marez of Clovis, a student teacher at Sandia Elementary School, was named Student Teacher of the Year in the state’s southern district by the New Mexico Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Marez, 43, is currently an undergraduate at Wayland Baptist University’s Clovis campus and is studying elementary education and was […]