Portales mayor now league vice president

CNJ Staff Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. was elected vice president of the New Mexico Municipal League on Thursday during the organization’s annual conference in Clovis, according to a NMML press release. He previously served as treasurer. Las Cruces Councilor Dolores Conner was elected president and Barb Wiard, mayor pro tem of Village of Taos […]

Eastern Plains Council of Government appoints new director

The Eastern Plains Council Board of Directors will appoint Nick Brady as the organization’s next executive director at today’s board meeting, according to outgoing executive director Leland Tillman. Brady, EPCOG deputy director, has worked with the organization for seven years. “It’s going to give me an opportunity to continue to work with the people in […]

Counselor reaches out to community

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sistar Yancy takes notes Thursday during a counseling session with Oscar Gandarilla of Albuquerque. Yancy, founder/director of Christian Believers Education, prepares to celebrate the second anniversary of the organization. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico When Sistar G. Yancy traveled from California to Clovis about seven years ago to speak […]

EPCOG director cleared in investigation

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The head of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments has been cleared in an internal investigation and recently returned to his duties, according to organization officials. EPCOG Executive Director Lee Tillman was placed on unpaid leave about two weeks ago while the investigation was conducted, EPCOG Executive Board Chairman […]

Applications accepted for United Way funds

Freedom New Mexico Applications for the Eastern New Mexico Combined Federal Campaign will be accepted through the April 15 at the Principal Combined Fund Organization’s offices at 215 N Main Street or via mail at P.O. Box 806 Clovis, NM 88101. The Combined Federal Campaign is the only authorized workplace charitable giving program at federal […]

United Way makes ‘08 goal

CNJ staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico had to go into overtime, but it did reach its 2008 fundraising on Wednesday, according to Executive Director Erinn Burch. She said the organization collected about $580,000 as of Wednesday, which is $15,000 over its campaign goal. The campaign, which had an original deadline of last […]

United Way extending campaign

CNJ staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is extending its campaign deadline to reach its campaign goal. On Friday, the organization was about $24,000 short of reaching its goal of $565,000, according to executive director Erinn Burch said. “We were trying to wrap it up by last Friday, but because we were so […]

Charitable organization $160,000 short of goal

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is about $160,000 short of reaching its goal for its 2007-2008 pledge year, according to a news release from the organization. The non-profit organization has pledged to collect about $565,000 this year, according United Way Executive Director Erin Burch in September during a block party to kick off […]

Funds requested to detox old hotel

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Whether the city decides to develop or demolish Hotel Clovis, they will have to detoxify the building first, according to Clovis MainStreet representatives. Clovis MainStreet Executive Director Robyne Beaubien went before the City Commission on Thursday to request approval for the community development organization to ask legislators for about […]

Nov. 12, 1954

Rev. Joseph Underwood, pastor of the Central Baptist Church and president of the Ministerial Alliance Organization, reported to city commissioners that plans were under way to handle the congested traffic in the area surrounding the church building. … The Clovis News-Journal reported a 23-year-old woman was arrested for assaulting “the other woman” in her husband’s […]