Cannon clinic to undergo accreditation inspection

By Collette Delgado: 27th Special Operations Medical Group All Air Force Military Treatment Facilities are required to maintain accreditation from nationally recognized accreditation agencies. The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care will be at the 27th Special Operations Medical Group for their scheduled triennial inspection survey through today. The AAAHC inspects facilities to ensure the […]

No room for double standards

The recent tragedy in which a Clovis police officer seems to have run a stop sign and caused an accident that killed a woman illustrates the difference between the way statists and libertarians see things. Make no mistake: I don’t believe for an instant the officer wanted to cause the accident. (Hence the word “accident.”) […]

Earning blue ribbon recognition long process

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy Many will have read the Clovis News Journal article last Thursday about Ranchvale Elementary being recognized as a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School. What an achievement to have received such an honor. The Blue Ribbon Award has become a way to assess exemplary practices and establish standards of excellence for public and private […]

Most Clovis schools miss AYP mark

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CNJ staff Three quarters of Clovis Municipal schools received a failing grade from the state Monday. Of the district’s 16 schools, 12 didn’t reach the goal of making “adequate yearly progress,” or AYP, under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Last year, six of the district’s 16 schools made AYP. Those numbers put Clovis […]

Core standards could benefit all U.S. students

Freedom New Mexico Public opinion polls have shown most people agree standardized testing helps assess students’ overall readiness and the success of the instructors who teach them. Standardized evaluations, however, require standardized curricula; you can’t measure students’ performance on the same test if they didn’t study the same — or at least similar — information. […]

Curry County hires new jail administrator

Keith Norwood of Belen is the new administrator of the Curry County jail. Norwood’s appointment was announced late Wednesday by County Manager Lance Pyle. Norwood has 25 years experience with the New Mexico Department of Corrections. He retired in December as the deputy bureau chief of internal audits, standards and compliance, according to his resume. […]

Education column: School testing weeks not holidays

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools No homework for a week. No, teachers are not on strike and it is not a gift from the new superintendent. But, what is happening is Standards Based Assessment testing. Previously, I thought this was a free week because students don’t have to study, and teachers don’t have to […]

Educators focusing on individual student success

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Marshall Middle School seventh graders, from left, Teresa Navarrette, Tommy Sena, Ajaycia Brown and Alexus Lucero take time to read Friday in the school’s reading recovery program called Read 180. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer For principals across the Clovis district, continued student improvement is the goal. Last year, […]

County manager appointed to serve on jail standards council

CNJ staff Curry County Manager Lance Pyle has been appointed to serve on the professional standards council of a newly developed detention center accreditation program for the state. Pyle will serve alongside four detention center commanders, according to a press release from the New Mexico Association of Counties. Other council members include jail administrators: David […]

New physical fitness standards effective July 1, biannual testing begins Jan. 1

By Master Sgt. Russell P. Petcoff: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — Maintaining peak combat readiness begins and ends with healthy, motivated and well-trained airmen.The Air Force’s deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel announced the new Air Force fitness standards will officially begin July 1, 2010.Lt. Gen. Richard Y. Newton […]

Nine Clovis schools fail to meet AYP standards

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File photo Nine of 15 Clovis schools failed to meet 2009 AYP standards. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico As was the case statewide, the majority of public schools in Clovis and Portales did not meet the state standards for the annual Adequate Yearly Progress report. Nine of the 15 Clovis schools tested — the […]

Group testing home energy measurement method

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Dalinda Bangert of EcoTerra Enterprises in Santa Fe seals an air duct Tuesday prior to a leak test at a home being built in Clovis. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Current and past officials of the New Mexico Home Builders Association are pretty sure standards for energy efficiency will […]

Jesus only standard by which to judge

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist This Father’s Day I am thinking about my father. I am thinking about an incident that happened many years ago when I was a small child. It shows how sometimes people judge others by earthly standards. A valid measurement involves looking at ourselves and others by God’s standards. An incident […]

New Mexico prekindergarten program meets high quality standards

New Mexico’s PreKindergarten program met nine of 10 possible quality standards in “The State of Preschool 2008” report issued by the National Institute For Early Education Research (NIEER) today. New Mexico and eight other states met nine or more of the standards. “This report shows that New Mexico has invested responsibly in early childhood education, […]

Officials ensure homes meet safety standards

By 1st Lt. Carly Johnson: 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medical Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight The Cannon Housing Management and Dormitory Management Offices ensures that all residents of military family housing can breathe easy knowing that they are living in safe structures without fear of environmental hazards. Cannon’s Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight tests common household hazards such […]

Clovis veterinary hospital receives AAHA accreditation

CLOVIS, NM — Clovis Veterinary Hospital of Clovis has again received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association. The evaluation includes a quality assessment review of the hospital’s facility, medical equipment, practice methods and pet health care management.   Only 15 percent of all small animal veterinary practices in the U.S. […]

Judge dismisses emissions case

The Associated Press LAS CRUCES — A state district judge decided Monday that he would not hear a lawsuit over the state Environmental Improvement Board’s recent adoption of more stringent emission standards for new vehicles in New Mexico. In dismissing the case, state District Judge Robert Robles in Las Cruces ruled that the lawsuit should […]

Army recruiting standards drop to meet goals

By Freedom New Mexico The United States Army is proud it has met its goals in the first month of its five-year recruiting plan. But the remaining 59-month effort to find 65,000 new soldiers might not be going as well as Army officials would like the public to believe. The Boston Globe reported last week […]

Emission standards prompt lawsuit

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — A group of Democratic legislators, car dealers and a Curry County farmer filed a lawsuit in state district court Tuesday in Las Cruces challenging the state’s power to adopt more stringent vehicle emissions standards for new cars, light trucks and sport utility vehicles. The standards mandate cleaner-burning cars […]

Judges should uphold justice, not make policy

By Freedom New Mexico The federal courts are supposed to serve as impartial referees on questions of constitutionality, not as unelected policy-making boards or regulators. But at a time when almost every public policy dispute becomes a court case, many judges seem to have embraced their ersatz roles with gusto, further politicizing what should be […]