Officials say options limited for helping builders

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Frankie Lopez of Double I Construction plumbs a post Thursday for a picket fence at a home under construction on Ralph Boone Drive in northeast Clovis near the Cannon Air Force Base 801 housing for personnel. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base is set to receive [...]

Cannon to receive $76 million in Obama budget

CNJ staff Cannon Air Force Base stands to receive more than $76 million for upgrades in President Barack Obama’s 2011 budget. The Air Force Special Operations Command is receiving the largest share of $284 million set aside for New Mexico military installations, under the plan. “With this budget proposal, it is clear President Obama is [...]

Melrose schools receive grant

Melrose Municipal Schools have received a $7,600 grant from the R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation in Ruidoso. The money is for upgrading computers. Since 2001, this foundation has provided more than $1.5 million to schools across southeastern New Mexico.

Friday school schedules

The following is a partial list of school schedules today. We will add others as we receive information: All Clovis schools resume classes on schedule, according to spokesperson Penney Bailey. Dora and Elida schools also resume classes on schedule. Farwell, Melrose and Portales schools will resume classes on a two-hour delay. Clovis Community College and [...]

Clovis, Tucumcari granted stimulus money for energy efficiency

CNJ staff The cities of Clovis and Tucumcari and Quay County have been allotted federal stimulus money to improve energy efficiency. Clovis is to receive $500,000 for a 55-kilowatt solar power system, according to a release from the governor’s office. City Manager Joe Thomas said the system would provide energy for the Clovis Civic Center. [...]

Origin of ENMU mascot unclear

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ENMU courtesy photo An 800-pound bronze greyhound graces the campus of Eastern New Mexico University, a gift from Huo Baozhu, president of a sculptural art company in the People’s republic of China. ENMU is expecting two real greyhounds as mascots at events. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has long been [...]

Clovis schools receive lighting grants

Freedom New Mexico Clovis Municipal Schools and Clovis Community College are recipients of nearly $200,000 in federal stimulus funds, according to a release from Gov. Bill Richardson’s office. The funding comes from $24 million intended to improve energy efficiency at schools, college, tribes and other agencies across the state. Clovis Municipal Schools received $76,295 for [...]

Cannon airmen receive U.S. citizenship

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Airman 1st Class Michael Lazarus, right, is handed a certificate signifying his naturalization as an American citizen from Elizabeth Lee of the United States Citizen and Immigration Service office of Albuquerque Monday at Cannon Air Force Base. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Now it’s their country, too. After working [...]

Food bank to receive $22,000 worth of food

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico will be receiving about $22,600 worth of commodities from the USDA’s Emergency Food Assistance Program. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico will be receiving about $22,600 worth of commodities from the USDA’s Emergency Food Assistance Program [...]

Bingaman and Udall: New Mexico to receive $3.16 million in trade adjustment assistance

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today applauded news that New Mexico will receive millions of dollars in federal assistance to provide career training, and employment and case management services to workers who have lost their jobs due to outsourcing or international trade.