Education Digest

by Ryan Lengerich Report cards to be released Friday The Clovis Municipal School district will release report cards Friday at all education levels throughout the district. Report cards are issued each nine weeks during the school year. Elementary school students are required to have the report cards signed by a parent or guardian. Bank to […]

Officers receive wanted pay hike

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Clovis city commissioners gave a group of police officers the pay raise they were excluded from in June. But with that raise came some harsh words for the roughly 35 officers who signed a petition to form a union. The commission approved the pay raise by a 7-1 vote, […]

Blessid Union show to kick off ENMU fall semester

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University student activities organizers said on Monday the 2004 fall semester will be kicked off with an Aug. 28 concert featuring pop group Blessid Union of Souls. Jeff Blake, program coordinator of Eastern’s Associated Students Activities Board, said he saw the group play at a conference […]

Clovis police officers pursue union status

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer A group of Clovis police officers have petitioned the city for union recognition. Detective Kirk Roberts, spokesman for the newly formed Clovis Police Officers Association, said the main point of the union isn’t to increase wages but rather to create an organization that could negotiate with the city […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Scholarship fund gets $1,200 at meeting

A scholarship fund started five years ago in memory of the former owner of High Plains Federal Credit Union received more than $1,200 due to donations and silent auction receipts at the credit union’s annual meeting on Saturday. According to Daniel Lofton, marketing director for the credit union, the Raymond McClain Scholarship is given each […]

Readers: State of Union positive, negative

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about President Bush’s State of the Union speech. Some reactions: “The … speech displayed how much he has developed as a speaker while in office. The thing that bothers me most is the Democrats’ reactions. The president is everyone’s president and the Democrats should act […]

Constitutions are hard to make from scratch

Freedom Newspapers I n talking about efforts to create a new constitution for Iraq, comedian Jay Leno quipped that perhaps the Iraqis could use the U.S. Constitution, given that it isn’t being used here much anymore. That’s a good line, and a reminder of how difficult it is to create a constitution from scratch. The […]

Brown, Geo W.

Geo W. Brown Services: Have been held. Mr. Geo W. Brown, 83, of Clovis died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 24, 1920, in Bonham, Texas, to Jewel and Agnes Neal Brown. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1942 until 1945. He married Johnnie […]

BNSF to provide 35 new jobs in Clovis

By Jack King Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad has received a contract from the state Job Training Incentive Program Board for $350,000 to provide 35 new jobs at its Clovis railyard, said Theresa Varela, program manager of the state’s Job Training Incentive Program. The railroad company applied for and received the contract in November, Varela […]

BNSF on track for changes

By Jack King Burlington Northern Santa Fe is eliminating a crew change in Clovis for some of its trains, although it’s not yet clear what the change will mean for Clovis. Also, BNSF has lost a labor dispute, which will mean more high-paying union jobs at its Clovis yard — but how many of those […]

State workers plan rally for Friday

By Gary Mitchell PORTALES — A small group of pro-union state workers brought their cause to the area Wednesday evening at the Portales Public Library, urging fellow workers to join and add clout to its collective bargaining process. A bill signed into law by Gov. Bill Richardson in March will put aside the current system […]

European Union is not growing old gracefully

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, a certain sort of proud U.S. triumphalism was in vogue in intellectual circles. Our victory in the Cold War was seen as proof that after a long struggle between competing worldviews, American values had emerged supreme, and we were on our way to a planet in which liberal […]