Education briefs

CCC announces new food service training program Clovis Community College’s Department of Business and Industry in association with the New Mexico Restaurant Association, is offering a new Food Service Training Program. The program will allow restaurant and food service owners and operators to improve the quality of their workforce through nationally recognized food service certifications, […]

Sci-fi legend lectures locally

By Tony Parra PORTALES — Space, the final frontier: An everyday cliche for Star Trek fans, a creative compartment in the mind of Jack Williamson. Space exploration will be in the minds of those participating in the Jack Williamson Lectureship luncheon, titled “Space Opera — Then and Now,” which takes place today in the ballroom […]

Education Briefs 3/4

CCC closes for employee training The Clovis Community College campus will be closed on March 12. All staff and faculty will be participating in a professional development workshop — Skillfest 2004. Classes will not meet. However, the Health and Fitness Center, the Center for Student Success, and the Computer Lab will remain open for regular […]

Bush has not politicized, but challenged science

Editorial Accusations leveled last week by the Union of Concerned Scientists that the Bush administration is politicizing science opened audacious new frontiers in hypocrisy. That’s not only a case of the pot calling the kettle black, but it turns reality on its head. Perhaps no group in history has done more to politicize science than […]

Education Calendar 1/22

> Ranchvale Elementary science fair will be held today. > Highland Elementary science fair judging and assembly will be held today and Thursday. > Misoula performances will be held at Zia Elementary at 6 p.m. on Saturday. > The Board of Education meeting will be held in Central Office Board Room on Main Street at […]

NASA should stick to exploration and science, let voluntary sectors do the rest

No question, the color photos from NASA’s Spirit Rover on Mars are exciting, and the potential for discovering more about the Red Planet is downright exhilarating. Scientists and technicians from NASA deserve hearty congratulations. The landing has even uncovered an unexpected and “strangely cohesive” (as science investigator Steve Squyres put it) subsurface material that scientists […]

Ag science center sets annual peanut day

Freedom Newspapers Growers and anyone interested in peanuts will get a chance to look at some promising varieties and the latest cultivation technology Tuesday when New Mexico State University’s Clovis Agricultural Science Center holds its annual Peanut Field Day. There will be two tours, one at the center’s South Research Facility five miles south of […]

The past lives at New Mexico Museum of Natural History

By Angela Peacock Painting a picture of New Mexico’s history from the beginning of time is what officials said people will experience when they visit Albuquerque’s New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. One of the museum’s biggest attractions is the Bisti Beast dinosaur display. Experts discovered the fossils of the Bisti, which was […]

Day Trips — Don Harrington Discovery Center

By Angela Peacock Taking a trip across the universe is possible at Amarillo’s Don Harrington Discovery Center. Discovery Center Executive Director Ganesh Ganpat said the center is a private, non-profit organization which makes “science exciting, relevant and interesting to all types of learners by providing interactive exhibits and programs that actively engage children, adolescents and […]