Clovis, Portales offering summer programs

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Marina Tapia, 10, of Clovis plays with a hula hoop Friday at the YMCA summer camp being held at the Highland Elementary School gym. Tapia said, “I enjoy coming for the fun, great time with friends, field trips, and everybody is nice.” Alisa Boswell School is out in Clovis and […]

Udall internships available

CNJ staff U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is inviting college students to apply for internships in his Washington, D.C., office. There are two sessions for summer internships: May 29-July 2 and July 3-Aug. 6. The deadline to apply for both sessions is March 25. Internships may count toward college credit. Students from New Mexico or […]

Ag training sessions available

CNJ staff The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development is conducting free training sessions for its Rural Energy for America Program and Value Added Producer Grant program. Eligible applicants for REAP include agricultural producers and rural small businesses. Eligible applicants for VAPG include independent producers, farmers or rancher cooperatives, agricultural producer groups and majority-controlled producer-based […]

Game and fish department to hold hunting classes

Freedom New Mexico New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will be conducting a hunter education class Sept. 24-26. The class will consist of three sessions and all sessions must be attended. Class dates and times are: Friday, Sept. 24, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 8 a.m. […]

Governor optimistic about cooperation during session

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican Many legislative sessions in recent years have been known for the stormy, sometimes rancorous relationship between Gov. Bill Richardson and lawmakers, mainly those in the state Senate. On the threshold of Richardson’s last regular session — his second term expires on Dec. 31 and he legally can’t […]

United Way, CCC offering training

Freedom New Mexico United Way of Eastern New Mexico and Clovis Community College are teaming up to provide non-profit training. Erinn Burch, director of United Way of Eastern New Mexico, said the training will consist of nine monthly four-hour training sessions via instructional television. Topics will include strategic planning and marketing, staff management, financial management, […]

Hunter education course scheduled

Freedom New Mexico New Mexico Game and Fish will be conducting a Hunter Education class. The class is three sessions and all sessions must be attended. Class dates and times are: From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Classes are at Clovis Community College, Room […]

Spread-the-Word Tour coming to Cannon

27th SOW Public Affairs Office The Air Force Personnel Center is coming to Cannon on April 23 for a Spread-the-Word Tour. A team of four people will be available to answer questions on personnel service delivery as well as listen to feedback about civilian and military personnel systems and deployment processes. Two briefings with question-answer-sessions […]

Hunter education classes start Friday

The first of two hunter education classes starts Friday in Clovis. The classes are conducted by the New Mexico Game and Fish Department and are held at Patriot Outdoors, 1250 County Road 16. Each class consists of three-day sessions and completion is required for anyone under 18 who wants to purchase a state hunting license. […]

House sessions may be webcasts

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican By Steve Terrell The santa fe New Mexican Although state Senate leaders voted last month to not webcast Senate floor sessions

Space still available in CCC classes

CNJ staff Clovis Community College is still enrolling students for the following classes: High Plains Chorale — 15 sessions, 6:45–8:25 p.m., Thursdays through Dec. 13, Room 186. Fee: $15 The Backstage Pass — Allows students to work behind the scenes with the CCC Cultural Arts staff, assisting with live performances and the production process. Classes […]

Committee approves bill providing $4 million for 30-day session

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press SANTA FE — The Legislature’s 30-day session could end up costing almost $142,000 a day. A House committee unanimously approved a bill Tuesday to allocate more than $4.2 million to pay for the legislative session and nearly $13.3 million for year-round operations of the Legislature. The measure, known as […]

Who are these folks? Residents unable to name local lawmakers

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Those seeking fame and name recognition should stray from the realm of state politics. Here in eastern New Mexico, the men and women of the state Legislature are widely unknown, despite the approaching 30-day legislative session, which will send local lawmakers to Santa Fe, where they will dole out […]

CCC holds veterans event

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Linda Thrower, a registered nurse and veteran, speaks with Ernest Doyon of New Mexico Service Disabled Veterans Business Advocates Wednesday at Clovis Community College. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) CNJ staff Military veterans converged on Clovis Community College on Wednesday for an all-day event that included speakers, breakout sessions, exhibit booths and networking. Sandra Taylor-Sawyer the […]

Officers oppose two-tiered death benefits

Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist The vice chiefs of armed forces gave a frosty reception to a Defense Department plan that would raise the military’s $12,400 death gratuity to $100,000 but only for survivors of service members who die in combat areas. In testimony last week before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the second-highest ranking officers […]

Increase in death benefits on the table

By Tom Philpott Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and Defense Department officials have negotiated a proposed increase in military death benefits that would boost total payments to survivors of service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan by $238,000. The higher payments would be made retroactive to the start of the war in Afghanistan, in the fall […]

Tornado spotter courses slated for Tuesday

David Arkin Those interested in learning more about storm spotting will have the chance to do so this week during two sessions being held in the area. Two Tornado Spotters Courses are set for Tuesday. A Clovis course will be from 1-4 p.m. in the Bert Cabiness City Government Assembly Room. The Portales course will […]

Convention to address Bible’s relevancy

CNJ Staff The New Mexico Christian Convention is coming to Clovis next week and the general public is invited to attend the preaching and teaching sessions that will be held Thursday through Saturday. Hosted by Central Christian Church and First Christian Church, the meeting is the statewide assembly of independent Christian churches in New Mexico. […]

Tornado season upon us

By Jack King May and June are peak tornado times for eastern New Mexico, which is on the far western edge of the nation’s Tornado Alley. And local officials take regular steps to prepare for potential storm damage, said Clovis/Curry County Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos — even though tornadoes are rare around […]