Iranian leader’s visit testament to U.S.’ freedom

By Freedom New Mexico It’s easy to understand the large protests that greeted Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s long-anticipated speech Monday at Columbia University, less easy to understand those who tried to stop the event or who even want to punish Columbia for holding it. The New York Sun reported on efforts by the Democratic state […]

Forum planned to discuss school attendance zone

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis Municipal Schools will hold a public forum at 5:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss moving a portion of the elementary attendance zone from the Arts Academy at Bella Vista to Barry. The Limited Elementary Attendance Re-zoning Public Forum will be held in the board room of the Clovis Municipal […]

Business digest — May 8

Forum set for findings on Clovis’ economy The University of New Mexico’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research will present the findings of its assessment of Clovis’ economy at a public forum hosted by Clovis MainStreet, according to a Clovis MainStreet news release. The forum will be from 10 a.m. to noon May 22 in […]

Forum scheduled for tonight

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In an effort to acquaint community members with local resources available for crime victims, the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office is hosting a public forum tonight. A panel of representatives from multiple judicial and victims’ services in Roosevelt and Curry counties will be on hand to talk with residents […]

Business Digest: Dairy owners honored by DFA

The owners and operators of Crosswinds Dairy in Portales have received the 2007 Member of Distinction Award from the Dairy Farmers of America, according to a DFA news release. Dougie Idsinga, Dawn Idsinga, Derek Idsinga, Darci Idsinga Collins and Denver Collins were selected for the honor that is based on vision, leadership and innovation in […]

CCC candidates share visions

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis Community College Board of Trustees candidates were quizzed Tuesday in a forum coordinated by the Curry County Federated Republican Women. Candidates covered their motivations for running, qualifications, and visions for CCC. They also addressed issues facing the community college, including the enrollment decline and the long-standing enrollment gender […]

CCC candidates to square off

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Candidates for the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees will face off today in a question-and-answer session coordinated by a local women’s group. Four candidates for district 1 and 4 seats will participate in the forum, according to coordinator Donna Labatt. Warren David Woodward said Monday evening he was […]

Local Roundup: Multiple Sclerosis walk planned

By CNJ staff The 2007 Valero Energy Multiple Sclarosis Walk is being held April 28 at Clovis Community College. Proceeds from the MS Walks help fund research, and programs and support for persons with MS. Sign-in is at 9 a.m. and the four-mile walk starts at 10 a.m. Board candidate forum scheduled The Curry County […]

Council tackles teen pregnancy at forum

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksSallie Foster, chairman of the Maternal and Child Health Council of Curry County, gives the opening presentation during Thursday’s Teen Pregnancy Summit at the Clovis Civic Center. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Evidence poured from the women in the room: A social service agent whose youngest client is a pregnant […]

Education digest 3-23

CNJ staff Clovis student selected for forum Audrey Gill, a student of Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy, has been selected to attend the People to People Ambassador Program World Leadership Forum, according to a People to People press release. The Portales resident will examine the characteristics of American leadership during times of national challenge and prosperity, the […]

Panelists encourage victims of violence to step forward

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Panelists from Clovis and Portales used a forum on Thursday evening to encourage victims of domestic violence to step forward. It took Debbie Vinson, a former victim of domestic violence, more than eight years to do it, but she did it. Professionals who deal with domestic violence victims […]

Reporter’s notebook: Clovis junior visits Washington for medical forum

Clovis High School junior Britni Montague gained insight to a possible career in medicine recently during a 10-day forum in Washington, D.C. Taking part in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine, Montague was introduced to concepts in public health, medical ethics and general practice. “I listened to speakers and watched a triple bypass,” Montague […]

Board debates open forum, other issues

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Members of the Clovis Municipal School Board debated the nature of the open forum at Thursday’s school board work session. Although not always a part of school board meetings, and not required by law, the open forum was included as a “courtesy” to the public, board member Lora Harlan […]

Letters to the editor 4/13

Superintendent forum unnecessary I disagree with the stance the newspaper has taken concerning the employment of a new school superintendent. If anyone wants to offer input on the selection, they have an elected school board member they can call. The position should not be decided by a public forum. Our school board has done a […]

Statewide Town Hall forum to focus on federal funds

CNJ staff A New Mexico First statewide Town Hall forum being held later this month will focus on federal funding coming to the state and whether the state is too dependent on external income streams. The meeting is held annually to discuss major issues that affect the state, and policy makers have been known to […]

Informed public input should be part of selection

Freedom Newspapers The proposed public forum intended to introduce taxpayers to candidates for Clovis’ school superintendent’s job will not happen Thursday as we’d hoped. Only one of five finalists, former Clovis High School Principal Andy Sweet, agreed to participate. The Clovis News Journal and radio station KTQM had planned to host the event, but we […]

Public forum hinges on participation

By David Stevens: CNJ editor The forum proposed to introduce Clovis schools’ superintendent candidates to the public remains in doubt. We’ll decide whether or not to host the event, along with radio station KTQM, on Monday. It has been tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday at Clovis Community College’s Town Hall. So far, only […]

Public forum opportunity, not political game

The Clovis News Journal, in partnership with radio station KTQM, is hoping to introduce local residents to the five finalists being considered for superintendent of the Clovis Municipal School District. We’ve invited candidates to participate in a public forum set for 7 p.m. April 14 at Clovis Community College’s Town Hall. We picked that Thursday […]

4/3 Letters to the editor

Reader sees human side of President Although, I have lived in Dallas for 30 years, I still refer to Clovis as my home. I was born there and I was raised there by two of the most wonderful people on Earth. I recently read (via the Internet) about a Clovis citizen who had the opportunity […]

Business forum bringing state agency reps to Clovis

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer In an effort to promote small business development in eastern New Mexico, Lt. Gov. Diane Denish and other state officials are inviting business owners to bring their questions and concerns to a forum Wednesday at Clovis Community College. The forum will include discussion on a variety of topics important […]