Longtime county residents honored at Pioneer Days Festival

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Alisa Boswell Receiving Pioneers of the Year recognition at the annual Pioneer Days breakfast Thursday morning was both a surprise and an honor for Bill and Peggy Prater, according to Bill Prater. Prater, vice president for the Pioneer Board, said the board picks who is the Pioneer of the Year but when his name was […]

New Crayola products just in time for the new school year

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McClatchy-Tribune Crayola has released a few new products that moms and dads might want to add to the back-to-school shopping list in order to make the transition more organized and fun. The new Dual-Sided Dry-Erase Board will help keep your family’s schedule organized and keep everyone well-informed. It is black on one side, white on […]

Meetings watch: Eastern Plains Council of Governments

During a meeting Wednesday, the board of directors for the Eastern Plains Council of Governments: • Heard a presentation from E. J. Peinado of the state’s Mortgage Finance Authority on money available to assist communities with infrastructure, community facilities and equipment. • Approved financial reports for June and July. • Voted unanimously not to renew […]

Water trust board awards $4.4 million to pipeline project

CNJ staff The New Mexico Water Trust Board voted during its meeting June 1 to award $4,371,629.75 — its maximum allowable appropriation — to the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, a pipeline project that would serve municipal and county agencies in Curry and Roosevelt Counties. The board awarded a little more than $29 million […]

Their view: Reforms needed to spur state’s economic growth

Vic Bruno is treasurer and a board member of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation, which promotes limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility. He says the foundation has several ideas on how to spur economic growth in New Mexico. There has been a lot of discussion in New Mexico of ways to jump-start our struggling […]

Monday morning briefing: Memorial Day, school budget and the big race

Good morning and happy Memorial Day. Welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. This holiday Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army […]

Senior happenings — May 8

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing. Tuesday: 9 a.m., Seniors board of directors meeting; 9a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing 11 a.m., Seniors monthly seniors meeting; 1 p.m., Bingo. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m. Free blood pressure and sugar checks; […]

Clovis farmer re-elected to dairy board

Freedom New Mexico Dairy Farmers of America Inc.’s Board of Directors has re-elected Wayne Palla, a Clovis dairy farmer, as first vice chairman of the board, according to a news release from DFA. Palla is a member of DFA’s Executive Committee and chairman of the Southwest Area Council, as well as being involved in other […]

Teachers should do bargaining in public

Freedom New Mexico At a time when the privilege of collective bargaining is jeopardized for public employees, a Colorado Springs school district has negotiated its master agreement with the teachers union in meetings closed to the public. That takes chutzpah. When called on it last week, board members came to their senses and voted 5-2 […]

EPCOG reacquires major contract

Sharna Johnson The Eastern Plains Council of Governments has regained a major contract that triggered lay-offs when it was lost in December to a competitive bidder. The Eastern Area Workforce Development Board (EAWDB) contract has been returned to the hands of EPCOG, where it is expected to remain for at least 18 months, Interim-Director Sandy […]