Clovis Community College raising student fees

Clovis Community College will be raising student fees next semester, but not tuition, according to President Becky Rowley. Debbie Zurzolo, CCC's chief financial officer, said a student facility use fee of $10 per credit hour will help pay for debts on capital outlay projects. The Board of Trustees passed the increase Tuesday in an effort […]

Clovis Community College raising student fees

Clovis Community College will be raising student fees next semester, but not tuition, according to President Becky Rowley. Debbie Zurzolo, CCC's chief financial officer, said a student facility use fee of $10 per credit hour will help pay for debts on capital outlay projects. The Board of Trustees passed the increase Tuesday in an effort […]

Business feature: Dawg Houze starts taxi service

Clinton Smith considers himself a regular on weekends at the Dawg Houze bar in Portales. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Dawg Houze owner Chad Heflin has started a taxi service for bar patrons. It operates Thursday night through Saturday night. Smith, a 24-year-old airman stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, usually walks 15 minutes to and […]

Police blotter – May 2

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 1:24 a.m.: Caller advised items were missing from her home, 1300 block of East 13th Street. 5:35 a.m.: Caller reported a male subject on a train that would not get off, 200 block of South Main Street. 7:30 a.m.: Caller reported lock cut […]

Committee mulls growth planner duties

The Local Growth Management Committee plans to hire a new regional growth planner. What's undecided is how much will be tasked to the planner when a contract is drawn up. Members of the LGMO met Tuesday morning at the Curry County Courthouse to discuss where to go since previous planner Rick Draker terminated his contract […]

Editorial: Clinton, LBJ mastered art of compromise

F ew political observers have compared the 42nd president of the United States with the 36th. But what former President Bill Clinton intoned last week at West Texas A&M University well might have brought back memories of the late President Lyndon Johnson. It is this, quite simply: Rigid ideology must not stop progress on behalf […]

Political filtering counter productive

I go to Roger Ebert's website for movie reviews. I get his newsletter for interesting movie trailers. I came to his Facebook page Monday and got disappointment. It wasn't with Ebert (although we have our disagreements about "The Usual Suspects"). It was with a reader, whose letter to the editor Ebert shared: "I've been a […]

TRICARE fee hike still on table

The House armed services subcommittee on military personnel has declined to give the Obama administration new authority it sought to phase in higher TRICARE fees on military retirees over the next four years and to peg future TRICARE fee hikes to medical inflation nationwide. But in marking up its version of the fiscal 2013 defense […]

Auctioneer raises money to fight cancer

Auctioneering is not only how Robert Rosales earns part of his income but is also how he raises money to help in the battle against cancer. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Rosales, auctioneer for Rocking R Auctions and owner of Affordable Pest Control, coordinated the Team Roundup a Cure auction Saturday to raise money for […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Off the grid, no grumps and the circus comes to town

Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday briefing. Off the grid A Los Angeles-based production company is looking for off-beat communities, families or couples living off the grid. It's part of casting for a new reality show planned by Red Varden Studios. They're looking for folks with big personalities who are living without electricity or […]