Police to host Citizen’s Police Academy

CNJ staff Beginning Feb. 16, the Clovis Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies will be hosting a 12-week Citizen’s Police Academy. It is open to the public and designed to acquaint citizens with police duties and offer an inside look into the profession. Classes will include criminal law, investigations, traffic law and crash […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 6

District 4-5A Clovis 30, Hobbs 0 District 4-3A Albuquerque Academy 63, Portales 35 State playoffs Class 2A Dexter 48 Tucumcari 17 8-manMelrose 94, Gateway Christian 12 6-man Hondo 55, San Jon 8 TexasFarwell 1, Anton 0, forfeit Bovina 55, White Deer 31Muleshoe 28, Friona 21 Go to www.enmvarsity.com for game stories, photos and video highlights

10-15 Education digest

Parents invited to see projects The Clovis High School Freshman Academy is providing an opportunity for parents to see their student’s project. Called Cat-a-bration, parents will be able to view their child’s projects from core and elective classes. The parents can also enjoy home-made cookies from the Consumer Science students and entertainment. The event is […]

Columbine survivor: Kindness can change world

koy9ti-826rachelschallenge.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School Freshman Academy students signed a banner declaring they accept Rachel’s Challenge of being kind to each other. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The nearly 600 students were silent, most with tears glistening in their eyes, as they watched footage from the Columbine shooting flash across the […]

Press release: Citizen’s police academy new class

The Clovis Police Department, Curry County Sheriff’s Office, and New Mexico State Police, is conducting the 12th Session of the Citizens Police Academy.

Law enforcement expert: Use of force guidelines set by police departments

Freedom New Mexico Each law enforcement department in the state has the discretion to determine its own guidelines for when using a Taser is appropriate. The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy, along with most agencies in the state, follows the Reactive Control Model as a guide for use of force. Under the RCM, subjects are […]

Education feature: Ready to step into leadership

klri5c-625cycl.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ryan Strong of Clovis,14, is hoping his second youth leadership conference in Boston will be as life-changing as the first in Washington, D.C. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Ryan Strong divides his life into three sections. Before his first Congressional Youth Leadership Council conference, during, and after. Strong, who […]

Editorial: Self-sufficient energy efforts applauded

Smart institutions are going green and weaning themselves from dependence on the electrical grid. They want to stop paying for power, and start getting paid for it. The Vatican led the way, initiating a massive energy independence program in 2005 that most recently culminated in placement of 2,000 solar panels on the roof of the […]

March 19, 2009 Education digest

Ranchvale and James Bickley students win state gifted and talented championship Sixth grade Destination Imagination Teams from Ranchvale and James Bickley Elementary schools won the state championship in Albuquerque on March 14. Seven students from Ranchvale and 15 from James Bickley took the title. Destination Imagination is a program for gifted and talented students that […]

Public Education Department joins forces with Oracle Academy to prepare rural students for 21st century careers

Santa Fe, NM – The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) has joined forces with the Oracle Academy, Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell, and General Communication, Inc. (GCI) to launch an innovative distance learning program that will help rural New Mexico students develop the technology and business skills needed for 21st century careers. “This […]

Education Secretary Garc

Education Secretary Veronica C. Garc

Police academy seeks volunteers

CNJ Staff The Clovis Police Department needs residents to participate in a Citizens Police Academy, according to a press release. Tentatively scheduled to begin in February, the 12-week course is designed to give citizens a better understanding of the training, duties and responsibilities involved in being a police officer, the release said. The course is […]

Dec. 18 Education Digest

Cadet graduates military academy Clovis’ Cadet Sarah Marie Lowell successfully completed six weeks of comprehensive new cadet training at Valley Forge Military Academy and College, according to a college news release. Lowell is the daughter of Rita Lowell of Clovis. Cadet Lowell joined more than 300 other new cadets at a Recognition Day ceremony held […]

Dec. 4 Education Digest

CHS senior nominated to attend Air Force Academy Clovis’ Brody Hawes, a senior at Clovis High School, has been offered an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy, according to an academy official.Hawes is the son of Kenneth Hawes and Joy Stoddard.Hawes was nominated to attend the academy by U.S. Rep. Tom Udall.Hawes is planning […]

Academy set for “Nutcracker” performance

kam8ud-1120ticket.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Students from Bella Vista practice for The Nutcracker at Marshall Auditorium. CNJ Staff The Arts Academy at Bella Vista’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” is 7 p.m. on Friday. The play has been produced annually for 12 years, according to director Viola Cano. Cano is the dance teacher for Bella […]

Udall will visit area schools

CNJ staff U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is visiting local schools to help students and families learn about service academies. Udall, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, is visiting 13 New Mexico high schools with representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard. […]

May 15, 2008 Education Digest

Elementary graduations to be held Area elementary schools will hold promotion ceremonies for their kindergarten and sixth graders. Arts Academy at Bella VistaKindergarten: 9:15 a.m., May 22 Sixth grade: 1 p.m., May 22 Barry Elementary School Sixth grade: 9:30 a.m., May 22Kindergarten: 1:30 p.m., May 22 Cameo Elementary School Kindergarten: 9 a.m., MondaySixth grade: 9 […]

April 1, 2008 It’s their business

jymmmh-41itstheirbusiness.jpg

Name: The Dance Academy Location: Hilltop Plaza Shopping Center, 2216 Main St. What they do: The offer dance classes taught by board certified and college degreed professionals in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz (all styles), hip hop, and musical theater. Beginner through advanced levels are offered for ages 2 1/2 through adult. Who’s in charge: Jeffie […]

Feb. 15 – Sharkboy visits Clovis

1203124160-feb15potd.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Actor Taylor Lautner visited Clovis Friday. An award-winning martial artist, Lautner made an appearance at American Karate Studio’s Children’s Fair at Clovis Civic Center. The studio had students on-hand to show off their karate skills. Dancers from the Clovis Dance Academy also performed. Lautner stands with Brandon Parra, from left, […]

Academy won’t fix government worker shortage

Freedom New Mexico The big brains were meeting at Princeton earlier this month, mulling strategies for getting more of America’s best and brightest to choose government service as a career. We didn’t attend, so we can’t be sure our thoughts on the subject weren’t touched on, but one solution seems obvious enough to us: remove […]