Storm spotter’s courses being offered

Tonjia Rolan Spring is a little more than a week away. So is the start of tornado season on the High Plains. Eastern New Mexico spawns 75 percent of the state’s thunderstorms that produce tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website. The state sees about 10 twisters a year and thunderstorm and […]

Room for two golf courses in Clovis

As of next week, the Clovis Municipal Golf Course will be no more thanks to a recent vote by the Clovis City Commission. Clovis officials are always comparing our city to other area cities of comparable size. I would like to share some comparisons. Carlsbad has two 18-hole courses. Ruidoso has six 18-hole courses. Why […]

Clovis-Carver to join technology program

CNJ staff report The Clovis-Carver Public Library is one of 17 libraries around the state that will participate in Fast Forward New Mexico, a grant-funded computer and Internet training program. The program will bring eight six-hour courses to the library in September and October. Four of the courses cover basic computer and Internet skills, including […]

CCC, UNM working to make transitions smoother

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo University of New Mexico recruiter Lukas Cash discusses class schedules with a student Friday at Clovis Community College. Cash will spend Thursday’s and Friday’s at the college. Liliana Castillo The University of New Mexico has made itself more accessible to students in eastern New Mexico. The school has hired advisor […]

Incident management courses offered

CNJ staff Three incident management courses will be taught in February at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Courses are intended for emergency response agencies, and are paid for through grant monies. • A Feb. 8 MGT 347 (ICS forms class) course will last 4 hours. There is a requirement of at least […]

Course transfers, local colleges topics at higher education meeting

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan New Mexico Secretary of Higher Education Viola Florez listens at the town hall meeting Monday in the Clovis Community College Town Hall. Giving input for a proposed higher education master plan, participants discussed such things as the importance of the institution to the community, dual-credit programs and duplication of courses […]

Storm spotter courses offered

CNJ staff A pair of storm spotter’s courses will be taught April 6 in Clovis and Portales. The courses, which are identical, are offered from 1:30-4 p.m. at Clovis City Hall and 6-8:30 p.m. at the Memorial Building (300 E. Seventh Street) in Portales. They are both sponsored by the local offices of emergency management. […]

ENMU offering new web courses on May 1

PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is offering new three-credit-hour Web courses from May 1-28.

CCC to implement new technology courses

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College will offer industrial technology courses starting in the fall, according to CCC President John Neibling. The CCC Board of Trustees approved on Wednesday the purchase of more than $500,000 of equipment for an industrial technology program, which offers courses in mechanical and electric maintenance. Neibling said […]

Board to make bond tax decision

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board meets today to decide whether to ask voters in January to approve a $12.5 million bond to fund a vocational center. The bond to build a Career and Technical Institute for Clovis High School near the Clovis Community College campus will ask for a 1.25 mil levy for […]

Technology making college education more portable

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CNJ Staff Photo Illustration: Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Students with a laptop computer may find it easier nowadays to order electronic versions of textbooks, and make their college work lighter — literally. Electronic books, available for purchase online, come without the weight and wear of used textbooks, and one online site […]

Server crash endangers ENMU data

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico University officials are assessing the scope of a computer malfunction last week and whether lost academic data for thousands of students taking online courses can be retrieved. Data retrieval experts have been brought in to work on the server in hopes of saving some data, according […]

ENMU program shows college ropes

By Michael Harrell: Freedom Newspapers Forty-nine high-school students with college-bound minds are attending Eastern New Mexico University’s six-week Upward Bound program. The academic program gears students from low-income families for higher education. The students live in ENMU residence halls while taking a variety of courses, tour nearby college campuses and take educational trips around the […]

Richardson unveils redesigned high school plan

CNJ Staff Gov. Bill Richardson last week unveiled his plan to redesign high school education in New Mexico, according to a press release from his office. The initiative seeks to better prepare high school students for college and careers, the release said. The governor requested the Public Education Department partner with the Legislative Education Study […]

Tourney brings area courses together

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Jason Carlyle follows the flight of his drive down the fairway at Municipal Golf Course in the Three Amigos Tournament on Saturday. A total of 41 three-man teams are participating in the event at three area courses. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When Charlie Manuel became the new pro […]

Extended learning has something for every interest

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist My first contact with extended learning, or, community education, as it is sometimes known, was in the art center in Sewickley, Pa., not far from where I was working in Ohio. The subject was the carving of a hunting decoy, in this case a Canada goose, and I had, I […]

Online courses alternative to traditional classroom

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Portales schools Technology Director Mike Rackler sets up chairs Thursday afternoon in what will be the credit recovery room at Portales High School. (Staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When the school year neared its conclusion at Portales High School in May, administrators and teachers had a wood shop with sheet rock […]

Spring: when golf obsession reawakens

By Grant McGee Spring is here. It arrived early last Sunday morning. With its arrival, area folks’ thoughts turn to many things: Some will think of gardening, others of home improvements, a number will think of baseball. Daily I’ll be pondering the spring winds that whip across the eastern New Mexican plains, wondering how they’ll […]

Higher education sliding into mediocrity

by Walter Williams Last week’s column discussed the sad and tragic state of affairs in higher education. According to loads of letters received in response to that column, it’s worse than I thought. Let me share just a few of them. One person wrote that he knows an elementary school teacher and said, “She believed, […]

School board introduces ‘career pathways’ course

By Jack King: CNJ Staff Writer New curricula for Clovis Municipal Schools junior high and high schools were introduced at Tuesday’s school board meeting. A final vote on the new courses will be held at the board’s July 27 meeting, board members said. The courses will include the new “career pathways” programs that, at advanced […]