School board members expect to choose superintendent next week

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education expects to select a new superintendent next week. The board met in executive session for two and a half hours Wednesday night to interview the second of two finalists. President Mark Lansford said the board will meet in closed executive session next Wednesday and anticipates that […]

Letter to the editor: Middle school design innovative

Have you noticed new home development in Clovis has produced neighborhoods that look like rows of corn — straight-line streets, no wasted space, no green park areas, nothing to break the monotony? Most new construction areas are laid out this way. Developers want the highest density per acre. However, those who donated 40 acres for […]

High Court delivers another blow to liberties

Freedom Communications Americans must be ever-vigilant that, in the name of combating terrorism, we don’t also undermine our vital liberties. That’s why we’re troubled by the U.S. Supreme Court decision last week that upheld banning even clearly nonmaterial support to groups the government considers terrorist organizations. In Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, Chief Justice John […]

Clovis Christian School retooling curriculum

Liliana Castillo Middle school students at Clovis Christian School will be learning Latin next year. That’s just one small detail in a huge overhaul the school is implementing called the Middle School Academy under the leadership of Superintendent Ladona Clayton and Elementary Principal Linda D’Amour. The two put their heads together and will be changing […]

Ag industry members: Wheat harvest best in years

Argen Duncan The grain harvest of wheat this year is the best in years due to more precipitation than usual, members of the agriculture industry are saying. At Portales grain elevator J.D. Heiskell and Company, Plant Manager Eldon Merrick said 90 to 95 percent of the wheat grown for grain in his area had been […]

Thursday morning briefing: Sign-ups, rain and epic battles

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Ticket feature: Fireworks displays readied to celebrate Fourth

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File photo Clovis and Portales are planning fireworks displays Sunday night to commemorate Independence Day. Freedom New Mexico There’s sure to be no shortage of fireworks and fun Sunday. Clovis and Portales are each planning events to commemorate Independence Day complete with music, food, games and closing the night with fireworks. Portales’ annual Smokin’ Fourth […]

Insurance agencies classify hailstorm as ‘catastrophic’

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Michael Lawson, a State Farm insurance adjuster from Ft. Worth, Texas, examines the hood of a vehicle Wednesday afternoon at a mobile claims center in the Lowe’s parking lot on North Prince Street. Sharna Johnson A hailstorm that moved through the area in a span of about 30 minutes more […]

Bingaman talks to New Mexico radio reporters about bill to reform offshore drilling, strengthen safety requirements

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reports about a bill that was approved today by the Energy Committee to reform drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf and to reform the Minerals Management Service. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: […]

Education digest: Clovis student earns President’s Gold Scholarship

Clovis student earns President’s Gold Scholarship Tara DeWitt of Clovis was awarded the President’s Gold Scholarship by Baylor University, according to a news release. The award provides $40,000 to $58,000 for eight semesters. DeWitt is one of more than 2,700 recent high school graduates to receive scholarships. The scholarships are awarded on a combination of […]