Portales mayor now league vice president

CNJ Staff Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. was elected vice president of the New Mexico Municipal League on Thursday during the organization’s annual conference in Clovis, according to a NMML press release. He previously served as treasurer. Las Cruces Councilor Dolores Conner was elected president and Barb Wiard, mayor pro tem of Village of Taos […]

Eastern Plains Council of Government appoints new director

The Eastern Plains Council Board of Directors will appoint Nick Brady as the organization’s next executive director at today’s board meeting, according to outgoing executive director Leland Tillman. Brady, EPCOG deputy director, has worked with the organization for seven years. “It’s going to give me an opportunity to continue to work with the people in […]

Counselor reaches out to community

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sistar Yancy takes notes Thursday during a counseling session with Oscar Gandarilla of Albuquerque. Yancy, founder/director of Christian Believers Education, prepares to celebrate the second anniversary of the organization. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico When Sistar G. Yancy traveled from California to Clovis about seven years ago to speak […]

EPCOG director cleared in investigation

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The head of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments has been cleared in an internal investigation and recently returned to his duties, according to organization officials. EPCOG Executive Director Lee Tillman was placed on unpaid leave about two weeks ago while the investigation was conducted, EPCOG Executive Board Chairman […]

Applications accepted for United Way funds

Freedom New Mexico Applications for the Eastern New Mexico Combined Federal Campaign will be accepted through the April 15 at the Principal Combined Fund Organization’s offices at 215 N Main Street or via mail at P.O. Box 806 Clovis, NM 88101. The Combined Federal Campaign is the only authorized workplace charitable giving program at federal […]

United Way makes ‘08 goal

CNJ staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico had to go into overtime, but it did reach its 2008 fundraising on Wednesday, according to Executive Director Erinn Burch. She said the organization collected about $580,000 as of Wednesday, which is $15,000 over its campaign goal. The campaign, which had an original deadline of last […]

United Way extending campaign

CNJ staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is extending its campaign deadline to reach its campaign goal. On Friday, the organization was about $24,000 short of reaching its goal of $565,000, according to executive director Erinn Burch said. “We were trying to wrap it up by last Friday, but because we were so […]

Charitable organization $160,000 short of goal

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is about $160,000 short of reaching its goal for its 2007-2008 pledge year, according to a news release from the organization. The non-profit organization has pledged to collect about $565,000 this year, according United Way Executive Director Erin Burch in September during a block party to kick off […]

Funds requested to detox old hotel

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Whether the city decides to develop or demolish Hotel Clovis, they will have to detoxify the building first, according to Clovis MainStreet representatives. Clovis MainStreet Executive Director Robyne Beaubien went before the City Commission on Thursday to request approval for the community development organization to ask legislators for about […]

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Rev. Joseph Underwood, pastor of the Central Baptist Church and president of the Ministerial Alliance Organization, reported to city commissioners that plans were under way to handle the congested traffic in the area surrounding the church building. … The Clovis News-Journal reported a 23-year-old woman was arrested for assaulting “the other woman” in her husband’s […]

Boy Scouts shouldn’t be derided for following foundation values

Freedom Newspapers There are few images of helping strangers as familiar as a young man helping an elderly woman cross a street. And when we envision such an act of kindness, the young man is usually wearing a Boy Scout uniform. One of the tenets of the Boy Scouts is to do a good deed […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Local woman wins title of Mrs. New Mexico

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A CLOVIS RESIDENT will represent New Mexico at a national beauty pageant in September. THE MRS. GLOBE board of directors selected Erin Bailey as the 2007 Mrs. New Mexico – Globe from thousands of applicants, according to operations and marketing vice president Monica Ulrich. “There’s certain criteria she has […]

General to serve on growth group

CNJ staff Retired Gen. Hanson Scott of Albuquerque has been appointed by Gov. Bill Richardson to a subcommittee formed to explore growth issues that may arise with the new mission at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a city of Clovis press release. Hanson will serve as one of two state representatives on the Local […]

Students don jackets in support of FFA week

By CNJ staff Clovis High School sophomore Kayla Urban and about 40 fellow CHS students will wear their blue corduroy jackets Friday as a symbol of their FFA membership. Wearing the jackets is one of several activities FFA members in Clovis and across the country will do to celebrate National FFA Week, which started Saturday […]

Growth groups focus on future

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer An infant organization formed to ease the transition to a new mission at Cannon Air Force Base met for the first time Thursday. The Local Growth Management Organization — consisting of hand-picked community members — discussed the road ahead with their governing body, the Local Growth Management Committee. “We’ve […]

Local women earns 2006 AAU award

CNJ staff Jane Miner of Clovis, a long-time volunteer for AAU sports in New Mexico, has been chosen for a 2006 Presidents Leadership Award by the national organization. She received the award at an AAU convention in Honolulu in October. Miner has spent 21 years working in various roles for New Mexico AAU, most recently […]

Growth management organization selected

CNJ Staff The Local Growth Management Committee, consisting of elected representatives from Portales, Clovis, and Curry and Roosevelt counties, appointed the nine members of the Local Growth Management Organization on Friday. The organization members will make recommendations to the Local Growth Management Committee regarding the anticipated growth brought about by an expanded mission at Cannon […]

Richardson appoints Clovis realtor to growth committee

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Coldwell Banker Colonial Real Estate broker Gayla Brumfield was chosen by the governor last month to serve on a volunteer organization to consider growth issues that may arise with the new mission at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a spokesperson for the governor, Jon Goldstein. The 16th Air […]

Cannon group presses forward

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — A local committee formed to address growth issues associated with Cannon Air Force Base’s new mission hammered out bylaws and organization framework Wednesday. Comprised of representatives of the cities of Clovis and Portales and Curry and Roosevelt counties, the Local Growth Management Committee also agreed to advertise for […]

Hospital CEO: Future bright for industry

Tonya Fennel: CNJ staff writer Jim Hinton Chief executive officer of Presbyterian Healthcare Services Biography Hinton has been with Presbyterian for 23 years. He serves on the Presbyterian board of directors and is chairman of the Presbyterian Health Plan board of directors. He lives in Albuquerque with his wife, Cindy. They have two children, Rebecca […]