Student absences, flu concerns on rise

Incidents of flu in the schools: Relatively normal. Worry from some parents because of the H1N1 virus: Elevated. School officials across eastern New Mexico are experiencing what they often do this time of year — increased absence due to sicknesses like the flu. What Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari Schools, among others, are also fighting is […]

GI Bill affected by financial crisis

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist The worldwide financial crisis has hit private colleges hard enough that relatively few are likely to participate in the Post-9/11 GI Bill’s “Yellow Ribbon” initiative when it begins this fall, says Keith M. Wilson, director of education service for the Veterans Benefits Administration. Under the Yellow Ribbon program, private colleges […]

Wind damage relatively small

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Lisa Crump of Clovis moves some of the tumbleweeds Monday that gather in her front yard on Purdue Avenue as a result of the high winds Sunday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Though Sunday’s high winds made the early part of the day uncomfortable, there wasn’t any major damage […]