Three N.M. colleges receiving federal funding

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman,D-N.M., announced that three New Mexico colleges will receive federal funding to encourage more minority students to pursue a postsecondary education. Bingaman said Clovis Community College will receive $516,000; Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell will receive $1.376 million; and New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas will receive $563,558. […]

Updated Wednesday state tournament results

The Associated pRess The Associated Press State Basketball Tournament WEDNESDAY BOYS Quarterfinals 5A Cibola 77, Manzano 51 Eldorado 68, Alamogordo 59 Rio Grande 53, Gadsden 43 4A Capital 67, Albuquerque Academy 43 Deming 74, St. Pius 60 Roswell 60, Aztec 59 Silver 65, Kirtland Central 55 3A Bernalillo 60, St. Micheals 56 Grants 59, Wingate […]

Portales coach unhappy with seeding process

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Count Portales High girls coach Brenda Gomez as one who’s not thrilled with the new seeding format for state basketball tournaments. The Lady Rams (14-11), who have been to four consecutive Class 3A state championship games and won three of them, received the No. 2 seed in the […]

New Mexico airports to share $17 million

Staff and wire reports Airports around New Mexico, including those in Clovis, Fort Sumner and Tucumcari, will receive $17.3 million in federal grants targeted for airport safety and improvements. Twenty-five airports and the state of New Mexico will receive money for projects ranging from building, repairing and extending runways to building taxiways. The grants include: […]

Local faith-based groups have mixed feelings on government funding

By Tova Fruchtman, CNJ staff writer Sheila Savitz was reluctant to take any money from the government for the Life Changers Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation center she has been trying to open for six years. She wanted the center to be faith-based. “I didn’t want the state telling me you can’t say Jesus,” she said. […]

County administrator loves job

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Twila Rutter-Wooley, the Curry County grant writer and grant administrator, talks with Curry County Manager Geneva Cooper during a meeting Wednesday at the Curry County courthouse. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Twila Rutter-Wooley is a Clovis native who once left the community to become a stockbroker. She spent three […]

City’s annual budget to include major capital projects

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis city commissioners voted Tuesday night to approve a $53.9 million budget for the 2004-05 fiscal year. Tuesday’s meeting took less than 10 minutes since most of the discussion took place in a July 20 daytime budget hearing, commissioners said. The revised budget adopted Tuesday by the commission […]

Answer to obesity is feet, not more wasted money

Freedom Newspapers A news report out of Washington last week caused us to shake our heads in wonderment. It seems Tommy Thompson’s Department of Health and Human Services started handing out grants to cities and states to help those governments educate specific communities about the dangers of obesity and what folks can do to change […]