LETTERS: Bond decision needs to benefit teachers

On Tuesday, Clovis voters will have the opportunity to decide on a $5 million bond election with the money earmarked for school renovations and maintenance, and the addition of fiber optics in the Clovis schools. There will be much talk of the importance of this bond issue to ensure the continued excellence of education at […]

CHS graduate now principal in Carlsbad

A Clovis High School graduate has landed a job as principal of Jefferson Montessori Academy in Carlsbad. Mark Barela is a 1990 CHS graduate where he was a drum major in the marching band and member of the French club. He began his music education degree at Texas A&M before finishing at Eastern New Mexico […]

Police Blotter 11/30

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: While conducting a drunk driving checkpoint on the 600 block of South Prince Street shortly after midnight on Nov. 22, police noticed that the driver of a 1999 Ford F-150 pickup had bloodshot, watery eyes and an odor of alcohol, and pulled […]

Parmer County rivals battle for berth in playoffs

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A quote from Farwell High School senior Grant Gregory is written on the chalkboard in the Bovina High School football locker room. The quote came from an interview with the Amarillo Globe-News. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler BOVINA — Sporting goods shop owners would be impressed by the collection of football helmets in […]

Principal grateful for ‘bad touch’ program

By Darrell Todd Maurina When Clovis’ Parkview Elementary Principal Linda D’Amour woke up Wednesday morning and saw her newspaper, she knew it would not be an ordinary day. D’Amour was the principal in whom a student confided on Sept. 16, saying said she had been sexually abused at 700 E. 10th Street. That report led […]

First day always includes hiccups

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Sarah Turk (left) and Stephanie Geraldsen, eighth-graders at Gattis Junior High School, laugh with Principal Manuel Molina over lunch on their first day of school. Photo by Darrell Todd Maurina. By Darrell Todd Maurina Editor’s note: Monday was the first day of school for Clovis public school students. CNJ staff writer Darrell Todd Maurina spent […]