First person: Passion for saving lives

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jan Elliott spends most of her time working, according to her co-workers, but said she enjoys golfing and reading. Jan Elliott of Clovis was selected as the 25th annual Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women. She has been the executive director for EMS Region III for 21 years. She […]

Students selected for county manager of the day

CNJ staff Curry County will hold its first county manager of the day program, starting Friday, in celebration of National County Government Month. Selected participants are Texico senior Miguel Vega (Friday), Melrose senior Mitchum Rush (April 23) and Clovis junior Debra Thompson (April 30). The students will attend an elected officials meeting, take part in […]

Melrose council fills vacant slot

Freedom New Mexico The city of Melrose selected C.C. Pyle Thursday night to fill its vacant village council position. Pyle, a retired Clovis police captain and the father of former Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle, was chosen by Mayor Tuck Monk from a field of four applicants. Monk said Pyle’s dedication to the village over the […]

Press release: Nelson, Altheide selected ENMUSports.com student athletes of week

Judge to be selected from out of area in assault case

CNJ staff A judge will have to be selected from outside the area in the domestic assault case against former district attorney Randall Harris. According to a notice filed Friday in the 9th Judicial District Court, the district’s five judges have recused themselves from Harris’ case, and the attorneys have been given 10 days to […]

Education column: Alumni Association planning hall of honor

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools So, the best part of my day is not attending meetings. But, I have to tell you about this one meeting I actually enjoyed attending. It was the Clovis High School Alumni Association meeting. You might think I’ve been drinking too much eggnog because I was excited about attending […]

Education digest: Five middle school students selected for All State choir

Five middle school students selected for All State choir Five students from Marshall and Yucca Middle School were selected by auditions for the 2010 New Mexico All State Youth Choir, according to a news release. The choir is make up of students from seventh through ninth grade. Selected students will travel to Las Cruces for […]

Events center manager selected for leadership program

CNJ staff Curry County Events Center Events Manager Ashlee Stallings has been selected for the 2009-2010 Connect New Mexico program “The Next Generation of Leadership.” The class of 26 professionals from across the state recently held its first meeting in Los Alamos, according to a news release from Leadership New Mexico. The program is open […]

Curry to host county conference

CNJ staff Curry County will host the 2013 New Mexico Association of Counties annual conference. The county was selected Friday, according to Curry County Manager Lance Pyle. The conference will be held June 19-21, 2013, and about 700 attendees from the state’s 33 counties are expected to attend. “We are excited about this opportunity to […]

Bingaman: Contractor selected to construct $7.9 million child development facility at Cannon Air Force Base

CLOVIS – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today reported that the Department of Defense has selected a contractor for construction of a new 23,304 square foot child development facility at Cannon Air Force Base. The cost of construction is $7.9 million; the contractor is based in California. “I visited Cannon Air Force Base Tuesday morning and […]

Music teacher not one to toot own horn

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Norvil Howell, Clovis schools music coordinator for many, many years, was selected the New Mexico Music Educators Association Music Educator of the Year in 1987.

Carlsbad science teacher selected in national top 10 group of science and math teachers

Carlsbad High School science teacher Raymond Nance has been selected to be one of 10 science and math teachers in the nation for the inaugural Society for Science & the Public (SSP) Fellows Program.

Udall selected Helsinki commissioner

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today announced that he has been selected as a member of the commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the United States Helsinki Commission. The commission is an independent U.S. Government agency established in 1976 to promote human rights, democracy and the rule of law, […]

Sept. 4, 2008 Education Digest

Rowley selected for leadership program Becky Rowley, executive vice president of Clovis Community College, is one of 48 leaders from across New Mexico who were selected to participate in the 2008-2008 Leadership New Mexico’s Core Program, according to a press release. Leadership New Mexico’s Core Program sessions are designed to address the various issues facing […]

City, Cannon selected for Air Force renewable energy project

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — The state, the U.S. Air Force and three New Mexico cities agreed Wednesday to pursue solar, wind and “cow power” projects with the aim of increasing the use of clean energy. The potential projects include a wind electricity generation facility and a plant to produce energy from dairy […]

July 24, 2008 Education Digest

Local students scholarship recipients Two local students were named 2008-2009 Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholars by the New Mexico Public Education Department, according to a press release. Miles Ware of Clovis and Wesley Gilmore of Elida were awarded $1,500 annual scholarships for up to four years. Forty-five New Mexico high school seniors were selected out […]

Aggies’ Reid selected all-region

CNJ staff NORMAN, Okla. — Junior Travis Reid was one of two New Mexico State University golfers chosen to the Golf Coaches Association of America’s Division I Ping All-Southwest Region team, announced Thursday. The Clovis High graduate was the Aggies’ top player his year, averaging 72.74 strokes over 38 rounds, highlighted by a 66 in […]

March 27, 2008 Education Digest

CHS students picked for summer program Two Clovis High School students were selected to participate in the Golden Apple Institute Program. Ana Olivas and Rosa Rosas were selected out of 80 interviewees for the program. The program prepares future teachers. The institute will be held in Albuquerque at the University of New Mexico from June […]

Local Pastors offer preview of Easter Sermons

Local church leaders were invited to submit their Easter Sunday sermons to the Clovis News Journal. Here are selected excerpts from those submissions. Larry Tittle, preaching minister, West 21st Street Church of Christ — John, in the last book in the Bible, received the ultimate view of Jesus in a powerful vision. He saw a […]

ENMU athletes honored for academics

CNJ staff Two Eastern New Mexico athletes were recognized for all-academic conference honors. Senior midfielder Ryan Atkinson was elected to the Southwest Soccer Conference’s All-Academic team for the second straight year, while Zia sophomore defensive specialist Heidi Geyer gained selection to the Lone Star Conference volleyball All-Academic squad. Both teams are selected by sports information […]