Conference geared toward promoting employment of people with disabilities

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson From left, Eastern Plains Council of Governments Information Technology Manager David Brown, Josh Pando of the state’s risk management division and Pat White of the state’s Commission for the Blind plan for Tuesday’s Focusing on Abilities conference at Eastern New Mexico University. Alisa Boswell The Eastern Plains Council of Government […]

Letters to the editor: Housing plan should be put to vote

Housing plan should be put to vote The Affordable Housing Act is an innocuous-sounding program that introduces more dependency into our community. Builders and affiliated businesses — assessors, title companies, Realtors and materials suppliers — benefit by using tax credits and outright grants, free land, free buildings, free infrastructure, waived licensing fees, and whatever else […]

Housing plan meets overall need

Since the Affordable Housing Plan and ordinance were adopted by the Clovis City Commission on May 5, there has been much discussion about the plan and what it will do for our community. Clovis’ Affordable Housing Plan is targeted toward residents earning up to 100 percent of Area Median Income ($46,300) and essential workforce who […]

CCC board to consider presidential contract

CNJ staff Clovis Community College’s board of trustees will consider a contract for incoming president Becky Rowley during its meeting today. The meeting is set for 8 a.m. today in Room 512. Rowley, CCC’s executive vice president, was chosen as President John Neibling’s successor in April. Neibling announced in February he is retiring in August […]

Area communities receive block grants

By Kevin Wilson and Sharna Johnson This week five communities in Curry and Roosevelt counties got the more than $2 million boost they need to complete important projects. State community development block grants were awarded Tuesday during an allocation council meeting. Of 11 communities in Eastern New Mexico that applied, Curry and Roosevelt counties were […]

City receives grant for sewer line along Martin Luther King Boulevard

Kevin Wilson The city has received $500,000 in Community Block Development Grant money toward construction of a new sewer line along Martin Luther King Boulevard. The project, which will require a $176,000 match in city dollars, will replace the sewer line between Mendenhall and 21 st streets. The sewer lines there are 6- to 8-inch […]

Press release: Clovis gets $500,000 grant

The City of Clovis was informed at a hearing of the Community Development Council in Albuquerque on Tuesday morning that it had received a $500,000 grant for the construction of a sanitary sewer line between 21st Street and Mendenhall on Martin Luther King. One of the uses of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding […]

CCC Kid’s College offering 22 summer classes

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File photo Birdhouse Building is one of 22 classes in Clovis Community College’s Kid’s College, a summer outreach program hosted by the college for over a decade. Liliana Castillo There is a class for every child from 5 years old on up in Clovis Community College’s Kid’s College. The annual summer outreach program includes 22 […]

CCC student speaker plans on nursing career

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File photo The CCC Spring Commencement is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at the Clovis Civic Center. Liliana Castillo About 150 students will graduate Friday from Clovis Community College. Of those, 101 will graduate with a diploma and 55 will be awarded a certificate. Clovis resident Kristie Hawk, 20, was chosen as the student speaker. […]

CCC board approves reduced budget

Liliana Castillo The Clovis Community College board of trustees and incoming president Becky Rowley haven’t come to an agreement on her contract yet. The board planned to meet in executive session to discuss the contract Wednesday during a regular board meeting but the executive session was pushed to the June meeting. Rowley, CCC’s executive vice […]

City GRT proposal not necessary

Water is the lifeblood of civilization, and something that is in short supply in eastern New Mexico. It should go without saying that most members of the High Plains Patriots (a local tea party group) are in favor of securing a renewable water source for our community. This fact has somehow been distorted in the […]

Brass quintet performing Tuesday

CNJ staff Metales M5 Mexican Brass quintet will perform Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series, according to a press release. The band was founded in 2005 in Morelia. Since then, Metales M5 has performed hundreds of concerts throughout Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. M5’s programs break the barriers […]

Forrest community reunion planned

Freedom New Mexico A reunion is being held May 28 for the Forrest community. A lunch will be held with a $10 charge for adults and $5 for children. The deadline to RSVP is Sunday with checks payable to the Forrest Everybody’s Club. Contact Mary Sours for information: (575) 458-6635.

Ticket feature: Our Lady of Guadalupe fiesta gears up for weekend

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File photo The Our Lady of Gualdalupe annual fiesta will take place this weekend at 108 North Davis. The three-day event will feature live music, food, games a car show and more. Freedom New Mexico With an emphasis on community, the traditional Fiesta at Our Lady of Guadalupe will take place this weekend. Offering food, […]

Public invited to discussion on terminal illness

Freedom New mexico Patricia Trevino, community education representative for Vistacare Hospice, will be a featured speaker at Tuesday’s Friendship Rebekah Lodge meeting. The public is invited to the 2 p.m. Tuesday meeting at Odd Fellow Hall on 405 Main, where Trevino will discuss options for people with terminal illnesses. Information: Vicky Howard, 762-4843.

Editorial: Community firefighters deserve thanks

Some 400 firefighters and dozens of other public safety folks from eastern New Mexico and west Texas stepped up to battle Sunday’s massive wind-driven fire that burned at least 17,000 acres of grasslands and three homes across Curry and Roosevelt counties. About 80 percent of those firefighters were volunteers — sales clerks, cowboys, railroad workers, […]

Chamber seeking community event submissions

CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is publishing a 2011 Summer Events brochure highlighting area community events that are open to the public. Send information from events from May to September to Rana Terry at rana@clovisnm.org. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Friday. Information: 763-3435.

Our people: Nicole Thornton represents Portales as the city’s community affairs coordinator

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Nicole Thornton worked as the community affairs coordinator as well as the Portales Main Street manager. Nicole Thornton was the Community Affairs Coordinator for the city of Portales until Friday. Her husband received orders from the Air Force back to Florida so the couple will be returning home. Thornton said […]

Weekly update —

Civic center holding anniverary open house The Clovis Civic Center is celebrating its fifth anniversary Friday with an open house, reception and program. The open house will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and an anniversary program scheduled for 4:45 p.m. The city-owned, 29,000-square-foot […]

Mesalands chooses new president

Freedom New Mexico The Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that Mildred Lovato will succeed Phillip O. Barry as the next president of Mesalands Community College, effective July 1. Board Chairman J. Bronson Moore emphasized that Barry is still the acting college president. Lovato takes over July 1. Lovato has worked as vice […]