Our freedoms were secured by Pilgrims

Freedom New Mexico Conscience is powerful human resource. A life lived in service to truth that abides in one’s conscience can transform lives and circumstances. And, as history sometimes witnesses, matters of conscience can make all the difference in the world to ordinary people forced into extraordinary choices. This is the Pilgrim’s journey and a […]

Letters to the editor: County losing valuable resource

While it is commendable that Clovis Community College is willing to support the literacy council (March 23 article in CNJ), the loss of the Curry County Literacy Council’s one-to-one tutoring program will have a negative impact on the low-level readers in Curry County, where the demonstrated need is so great. We trained and certified their […]

Udall to visit ENMU

Freedom New Mexico Friday, Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is scheduled to host a town hall meeting 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Eastern New Mexico University in the Campus Union Building Sandia Room. He will discuss and take questions about the first six months of the 111th Congress. In addition, Udall is set to distribute the new GI […]

N.M. CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION UNVEILS RECOVERY PACKAGE RESOURCE GUIDE

WASHINGTON – The New Mexico congressional delegation today unveiled a resource guide designed to help ensure that New Mexico can make the most of the economic recovery package enacted into law last month.

School resource officers to be removed

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks School Resource Officer Tim Marshall will return to patrol duty when the SRO program is ended, according to Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair. Blair said the department doesn’t have the personnel to dedicate officers to the schools. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Beginning next school year, the Clovis Police […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters board members resign

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Members of the Clovis-area Big Brothers Big Sisters resource board have collectively resigned, citing differences with regional corporate management, a board spokeswoman said. All seven members resigned Nov. 8, according to former board president Jo Ann Tootikian. Issuing a statement on behalf of the board, Tootikian said, “The local […]

Nov. 8, 1976

The Clovis News-Journal reported the State Board of Educational Finance gave its stamp of approval to the master plan for the Eastern New Mexico University-Clovis campus. … A chicken dinner for four cost $5. … Clovis was named the site of the upcoming New Mexico Association of Natural Resource Conservation Districts annual convention, to be […]

School assures safety

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In the wake of several violent school shootings, the attention of the nation has turned to issues of school safety. In Clovis Municipal Schools, safeguarding students has long been a top concern, according to school officials. In response to the 1999 Columbine school shooting, local school officials beefed up […]

De Baca sheriff will hire officer for school

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS The De Baca County Sheriff’s Department will receive $78,543 to put a school resource officer in the Fort Sumner Public Schools, De Baca County Sheriff Gary Graves said Tuesday. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program, Graves said. He said the person hired for the […]

More cops needed; finding them a dilemma

Darrell Todd Maurina Both the Clovis Police Department and Curry County Sheriff’s Office say they need more officers to control increasing crime, but Clovis police have an unusual problem: While the department has a grant to hire two new school resource officers, it is having trouble finding people to fill the positions. On Tuesday, the […]

Resource rules should affect all

New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman should be lauded for co-authoring legislation that would grant American Indian tribes more flexibility in how they manage natural resource development on reservations and trust lands. Handled responsibly, increased development of natural resources will bring more prosperity to often impoverished reservations, enhance tribal self-reliance and reduce American dependence on energy […]