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Ritch [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Pat Ritch as auxilian of the month for February. Ritch joined the auxiliary in January 2008. She volunteers in the gift shop.

Press release: Naming competition for baby giraffe

On January 25, 2012, a baby was born to Jael, our Rothschild giraffe.

Lawmakers paint brighter Legislature picture

By Robin Fornoff: FNM content editor What a difference a year makes. This time around the tone from lawmakers is radically different than it was just a year ago, as they tune up for a January budgeting session of the Legislature. “Last year we started at $240 million in the hole and were in some […]

Judge hedges on Obamacare court ruling

Freedom New Mexico A reminder that few things are as simple as they first seem: In January, when a federal judge in Pensacola declared President Obama’s health care reform law unconstitutional, the judge became something of a shining knight of the right. Now his armor is looking a little tarnished. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson, […]

Press release: New Mexico American Water to be sold

January 24, 2011 – American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with EPCOR Water (USA) Inc. (“EPCOR USA”) to sell 100 percent of the stock of its companies that provide regulated water and wastewater services located in […]

Lame ducks take advantage of last session

To the surprise of most observers, the lame-duck session of Congress proved to be prolific in passing legislation. Whether it was productive is another question. The existence of lame-duck sessions, that period in which legislators rejected by voters in November get to pass new laws before the winners assume office in January, is one of […]

Childcare assistance cuts raising concerns

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis’ ABC Developmental Care Center Director Kisty Gartner said she is concerned about recent cuts to state childcare assistance and what it could mean down the road for working families who need help paying for childcare. Sharna Johnson Recent cuts in state childcare assistance money and the potential for more […]

Bill lessens pay gap for troops

By Tom Philpott: Military Update A House panel has voted to give the military a 1.9 percent pay raise next January. That would be a half percentage point higher than what the Obama administration wanted simply to match private sector wage growth. The House armed services subcommittee on military personnel panel also endorsed increases next […]

Our people: Life in development

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LilianaCastillo: Freedom New Mexico Nathan McCreery runs a photo studio, lectures at Eastern New Mexico University, and is an adjunct instructor in art at Clovis Community College. Bio Name: Nathan McCreery Birthdate: January 28, 1948 Hometown: La Junta, Colo. Profession: Photographer Family: Wife Virginia of 38 years, a son and his wife, and their two […]

Finalists picked for Clovis superintendent

The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education has announced four finalists for the position of superintendent. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm announced in January that she would resign June 30. The finalists are Patricia Miller, Earl Pettit, R.L. Richards and Joel Shirley. We will update with more details as they become available.

2-9 Business licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the City of Clovis in the month of January:

TRICARE screenings essential to health

By Shari Lopatin: TriWest Healthcare Alliance While January is a great time to plan for your health in 2010, you’ll never find a wrong time to get vital screening tests. Whether you’re a man or a woman, age 25 or 65, make sure to talk with your doctor about the screening tests listed below. These […]

Starting business requires research, investigation

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s Business January is “National Maybe I Will and Maybe I Won’t Month.” This is very appropriate for anyone who is considering starting their own business! For anyone leaning toward “maybe I will,” those famous words of Henry Ford ring true: “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” Nothing […]

Spring 2010 Fine Arts Calendar Events

January Jean Ornellas Voice Recital • First United Methodist Church in Portales

Press release: Clovis City Commission agenda

AGENDA CITY COMMISSION MEETING North Annex, Clovis-Carver Library 5:15 p.m., Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Education digest: Muleshoe school honored

Muleshoe school honored DeShazo Elementary School in Muleshoe was named one of the 2009 Just For the Kids Higher Performing Schools in Texas for Mathematics, according to a news release. The award was given by the National Center for Educational Achievement, the release said. The school uses a math curriculum called Math that Works. An […]

BAH rates adjusted for rental markets

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) paid to nearly a million service members living off base in stateside areas will increase an average of 2.5 percent in January to keep up with rising rental costs. But in 158 military housing areas — 43 percent of the total nationwide — current BAH […]

Education Digest: Students going to state competition

Students going to state competition Twenty-five Clovis High School and Freshman Academy students were chosen by audition for the 2010 New Mexico All State Band and Orchestra. The students will travel to Albuquerque in January to participate in the New Mexico music Educators All State Conference. 2010 All State Symphonic Band: William O’Shea, Holly Tyler, […]

Business feature: McDonald’s accomodating city growth

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A sign on North Prince Street indicates where the new McDonald’s will be built, between Chili’s and Lowes. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer John Snowberger said he is growing his business with Clovis. In January, the owner of Clovis’ two McDonald’s restaurants said, he will break ground on a […]

Shelter sees increase in parvo cases

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Chica, an 8-month-old American bulldog, wears a protective cone around her neck and is hooked to an IV to help her recover from parvovirus at the Curry County Animal Hospital. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A recent increase in parvovirus cases among dogs has animal professionals stressing the importance […]