Officials say vocational school would help fill need for skilled workers

Stylist Angie Jones cuts a customer’s hair Wednesday at Solutions in Clovis. After working a minimum wage job for several years, Jones now co-owns a Norris Street hair salon. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The blue-eyed foreman climbed his way to the top. He graduated from high school and “went […]

Clovis schools’ early dismissal program concerns parents

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The Clovis public school district’s early-release program kicks off this week, with 13 elementary schools now ending classes at 12:45 every Wednesday. School officials say the new program will give teachers more time for professional development, thus improving the quality of local elementary education. Eleven schools financed through the […]

Clovis professionals earn state honor

CNJ staff Two Clovis community leaders were honored at the New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award annual dinner on Thursday in Albuquerque. David Briseno, principal of La Casita Elementary, and Ken Huey Jr., chief financial officer of AccessBank in Clovis, were among 15 honored statewide. The NMDPSA recognizes New Mexicans for their “outstanding contribution to […]