Three N.M. colleges receiving federal funding

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman,D-N.M., announced that three New Mexico colleges will receive federal funding to encourage more minority students to pursue a postsecondary education. Bingaman said Clovis Community College will receive $516,000; Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell will receive $1.376 million; and New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas will receive $563,558. […]

CCC to receive $235,689 for student aid

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici announced last week $3.7 million will go to 13 state institutions of higher education, including Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. The funds come from the Department of Education and provide grants through the TRIO Student Support Services Program, which offers […]

New Mexico airports to share $17 million

Staff and wire reports Airports around New Mexico, including those in Clovis, Fort Sumner and Tucumcari, will receive $17.3 million in federal grants targeted for airport safety and improvements. Twenty-five airports and the state of New Mexico will receive money for projects ranging from building, repairing and extending runways to building taxiways. The grants include: […]

Is Christmas about economic gains or religion?

Freedom Newspapers To frame the discussion over how much of Christmas’ religious aspects should flow into everything from individual holiday greetings to what activities government should fund, it would be easy to say the debate is not over the divinity of Jesus of Nazareth, how large a role Santa Claus has come to play and […]

Clovis Housing to receive $32,844

CNJ Staff The Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $397,255 in grant funding to New Mexico housing agencies, according to a press release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. Clovis Housing and Redevelopment will receive $32,844 of the money. The grants will allow the various housing agencies to retain their Rental Certification/ Housing […]

Clovis praised for economic growth

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Clovis is one of five communities awarded the certified community distinction under the State’s Certified Community Initiative this year, a press release from the Economic Development Department shows. Economic development secretary Rick Homans was scheduled to make the announcement at a Tuesday morning breakfast in Clovis, but inclement weather […]

Cannon airman convicted of rape, indecent assault

Cops and courts An airman at Cannon Air Force Base will spend 18 years in a military prison after a conviction on sex charges, according to the Cannon Public Affairs Office. Airman 1st Class Joshua D. Loyd, a member of the 27th Security Forces Squadron — equivalent to a civilian police force — was found […]

Single mom struggling with disability, lack of income

By Eric Butler By Eric Butler CNJ CORRESPONDENT She’s only been a resident of the area for a couple of months, and doesn’t know a lot of people. She also has three children to care for and only limited income from child-support payments while she tries to find a job. Still, Ginny (not her real […]

Fund helps make Christmas Day different from rest

Eric Butler Barry may look like he enjoys food a little too much, and that there’s a regular supply coming his way. But what appears to be a lack of self-control for Barry, who is overweight and unable to do much of any kind of activity, is actually a result of health problems. A friend […]

ENMU alumni to be honored at homecoming breakfast

By Mike Linn In his heyday, Jimmy Joe Robinson was a consummate coach on the hardwood, a strategist of the local high school basketball circuit. A coaching record of 528-213 and four state championships lend support to his ability to inspire teams in gymnasiums laced with the aroma of sweat and popcorn. Now retired, the […]

Obituaries present unique problems

David Stevens Obituary reports are well read in our newspaper. We know this because they generate more feedback than any other regular reports. They also present a number of unique challenges. Most obituaries are not compiled in the same manner we compile other news. For most news stories, we gather the information first-hand, direct from […]

City alters budget to fund pay raises

By Jack King The City Commission approved a $500,000 budget change Thursday night that will fund raises for city employees ranging from 2 to 6 percent. In the same vote, commissioners approved incentive pay increases for police and fire department personnel. In the fire department, incentive pay for paramedics will increase by 10 cents per […]