CCC enrollees built state park

By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer As time passes, much has changed in Roosevelt County. Eastern New Mexico Univerity’s Greyhound Stadium on U.S. 70 between Clovis and Portales was quite different in June 1934. “There used to be a camp, lake and shower house out at Greyhound Stadium,” said Joe Blair of Portales. “The men […]

Former resident recalls days in CCC

By Lisa Smith, Special to the PNT AUSTIN, Texas —Former Portales and Clovis resident Hermon Elliott remembers his years in the Civilian Conservation Corps as some of the best years of his life. He said he attended dances, swam in Colorado’s warm artesian wells and even saved up enough money to buy his first car. […]

Eagles receiver Baskett will teach at CCC

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett III will try to give Clovis Community College students an insight into the culture of sports from the athlete’s perspective, according to college officials. Baskett will teach an eight-week sociology of sport course starting March 14. CCC students will earn three credits for the […]

Seminar on doing business with Air Force set at CCC

Clovis Community College is hosting a seminar on changes in doing business with the Air Force from 1-3 p.m. today in the CCC Town Hall. The forum, sponsored by CCC’s Small Business Development Center, is for any business that bids, or intends to bid, on government contracts in relation to Cannon Air Force Base. “The […]

Another step: CCC holds graduation

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By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Chesnea Fish is one small farming town girl who was not ready for a four-year university atmosphere, and that is what led her to seek and complete a degree at Clovis Community College. “CCC has provided me with the smaller steps I needed in order to prepare me for […]

Area colleges have upgraded security measures

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor In the wake of shootings on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., experts on security are saying acts of violence on college and school campuses can and do occur in communities of all sizes. Officials at Eastern New Mexico University and Clovis Community College said Monday they […]

Gender gap widening

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Women spill across the cafeteria, with their backpacks, purses, scarves and coats strewn across tables and seats. Peals of laughter pepper their conversations. In this sea of 19 women, there are only four men. Down the hall in a computer lab, seven men slouch in chairs surrounded by 29 […]

The Three Irish Tenors take Clovis stage

Freedom Newspapers The stage at Marshall Junior High in Clovis will be transformed to Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday as Clovis Community College presents “Christmas From Dublin” as part of its Cultural Arts Series. The central attraction of the show will be the Three Irish Tenors, a Dublin vocal group with a long list of professional accomplishments. […]

Unofficial results show Bond B passes

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Higher education officials in eastern New Mexico expressed gratitude Tuesday for voters in the General Election who approved millions of dollars for higher education in the region. With 70 percent of precincts reporting, unofficial election results showed 55 percent of New Mexico voters gave their approval of General Obligation […]

Unmanned aerial vehicle takes flight

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers In descent, the graceful, little plane — No. 05-134 — spirals in the sky, flickering in and out of sight in the sun. No pilot guides elusive No. 05-134, but the unmanned aerial vehicle glides obediently to the end of its pre-programmed flight. The plane is snagged out of […]