Downtown has made good progress

As 2010 draws to a close, Clovis MainStreet has a lot to be thankful for, especially during these challenging economic times. With the support of the city, county and community, we have made great strides in all four points of the MainStreet Approach. We have been recognized at the state and national levels for programmatic […]

Weekly update — Dec. 19

Investigator recognized by U.S. Attorney’s Office Curry County Sheriff’s investigator Phil Caroland was recognized by the U.S. Attorney’s Office Wednesday for his work with Internet crimes against children. According to a letter from U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales, Caroland “is a pillar in this important area of criminal investigation and his tenacity has resulted in the […]

Everybody’s business: Adviser recognized for work

Jonnie Loadwick, marketing specialist business advisor, was recognized recently for 15 years of service to the Small Business Development Center at Clovis Community College. She was originally hired as the department secretary, eventually took on the duties of marketing specialist, and gradually worked into advisor status where she focuses mostly on business advising. She is […]

Area residents recognized at Melrose banquet

CNJ staff Seven people were recognized with awards during a Nov. 6 banquet hosted by the Melrose Chamber of Commerce. President James Townson said the banquet was the first held by the chamber in two years and attendees enjoyed dinner entertainment from Ronnie Fouts and Neil Delk, as well as the company of distinguished guests […]

Communities recognized for service

CNJ staff Several local communities recently received recognition from the state for outstanding service. The Community Development Branch of the Department of Finance and Administration recognized five communities within the Eastern Plains Council of Governments; Fort Sumner, Portales, Clovis, Mosquero and Tucumcari. Gregg Williams of EPCOG was also acknowledged for his service to the community, […]

Business digest: Restaurant manager recognized

Restaurant manager recognized Clovis’ Red Lobster’s general manager has been recognized for his service to Darden Restaurants. Jason Cooper of Clovis recently received the Diamond Club Award, a top honor for the national company, according to a company press release. Cooper was recognized for “living Red Lobster’s core values of respect, integrity, genuine caring, hospitality […]

District attorney recognized for support of National Guard and Reserve

CNJ staff District Attorney Matt Chandler was recently recognized for his support of employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve military services. The Seven Seals Award is the highest award given by the Washington Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, according to a press release. Since taking office in 2004, Chandler […]

Flexible employers to be recognized at National Guard ceremony

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer For the fifth-straight year, Clovis is providing an opportunity that National Guard and Reserve members don’t get in their everyday service — the chance to say thanks. This weekend’s Guard/Reserve Awards and Recognition Banquet is expected to draw about 150 to Clovis on Friday and Saturday. Attendance includes National […]

Press Release: Xcel Energy’s Tolk Station recognized by coal trade group

AMARILLO – The Powder River Basin Coal Users Group (PRBCUG) recently named Xcel Energy’s Tolk Generating Station near Muleshoe, Texas as its Plant of the Year, citing its safe operation, high reliability and environmental stewardship. Tolk was one of four power plants considered for this year’s annual award. PRBCUG is a trade group that promotes […]

Education feature: Clovis Christian principal to be recognized by state

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Christian Elementary Principal Linda D’Amour is set to receive state recognition for her work teaching math and science. She received the presidential award for excellence in mathematics and science teaching by the National Science and Math Foundation three times at the state level and once at the national […]