Sheriff: Drivers, not lack of signs, cause of accident

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Curry County Sheriff’s deputy Sean Puritt investigates the scene of a two-vehicle collision Tuesday at the corner of Curry Roads N and 11. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. Darrell Todd Maurina Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher said he’s waiting to issue any citations until he learns more details about a fiery crash west of Clovis […]

Area well-represented in 1A-2A grid clash

By Dave Wagner TEXICO’S MIKE PROKOP WILL coach five members of his Class 1A state championship team in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s Class 1A-2A all-star game, scheduled for June 12 at Western New Mexico University in Silver City. Prokop’s South squad will include guard Bryce Bailey, tackle Jared Curtis and running back […]

Governor supports Cannon

By David Arkin New Mexico military bases, including Cannon Air Force Base, received the support of the state’s top boss on Wednesday to develop projects that would help keep the bases thriving. Lawmakers from across the state and local leaders also pitched their support for plans to improve roads and projects at the Clovis base. […]

Legislation may dry up well permits

By Jack King With water a major issue statewide, the chairman of Clovis’ Water Policy Advisory Board warned Wednesday that residents should be wary of attempts to grant the state engineer crucial powers. Randy Crowder, the committee chairman who also is an area builder and a candidate for the City Commission, said Tuesday proposed legislation […]

Toy store winds down

By Darrell Todd Maurina The Clovis location of KB Toys is among 375 stores determined to be “underperforming” or that do not fit strategic plans and are slated for closure, according to a Wednesday press release from the company. A woman who identified herself as a manager said Wednesday evening that local employees were aware […]

Hounds’ Cooper wants to share his knowledge

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Eastern New Mexico University senior Brent Cooper hopes to pass on what he has learned as a player by coaching after he’s done playing collegiately. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior point guard Brent Cooper can think of no bigger assist than to pass along his knowledge […]

No one is safe when Legislature is in session

Freedom Newspaper During an election year, especially a presidential election year, Congress usually engages in more discussion and posturing than actual legislating — which is probably a blessing for beleaguered ordinary Americans. During election campaigns, the partisanship that is a normal feature in closely divided legislative bodies is heightened and intensified, and neither side wants […]

New Mexico’s tough reputation at risk

Ned Cantwell New Mexico has such a difficult time defining herself. Tough law and order state grounded in the shoot-em-up traditions of the Old West? Or do we spend our afternoons drinking fancy tea from fine china, pinkie extended? You just can’t tell from recent news events. On the one hand, there is the encouraging […]

Sweat shops can be a superior alternative

Walter Williams Here’s a question. Suppose you see people lining up for hours, and people willing to pay a month’s salary in bribes, in order to get a $2 a day factory job. What might you conclude? Would you guess there are higher-paying jobs around, but the people are too lazy to look for them? […]

Honor Roll 1/29

Editor’s note: Honor-roll lists are provided by Clovis school officials. Names may have been withheld by the school because of privacy concerns related to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Sandia Elementary School A Honor Roll Third grade: Heather Purdy, Lyndsi LeClear Fourth grade: Hazel Cunningham, Skyler Fogle, Kyleigh Knight, Breann Morrison, Shatia […]

Education Calendar 1/29

Today > Family Literacy Night — 5:30-7 p.m. > New Mexico High School — Comp exams will be held today at Clovis High School. Friday > A six-grade sale will be held at Cameo Elementary School. > Auditions for the Children’s Opera “Juan Verdades, The Man Who Could Not Tell a Lie,” will be held […]

Education Digest 1/29

Staff honored at education meeting Six staff members from three schools were honored as employees of the month at Tuesday night’s Clovis Board of Education meeting. About 120 people were on hand as each honoree received a plaque and delivered a short speech. “They are the real heroes of their district,” said Superintendent Neil Nuttall. […]

Brown, Floyd Lee

Floyd Lee Brown Services: Have been held. Floyd Lee Brown, 77, of Friona died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at Baptist/St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo. He was born on Nov. 29, 1926, in Thrift, Texas, to Noble Allen and Elzora Potts Brown. He married Billie King on July 9, 1950, in Bellview. He moved to Deaf […]

New Parmer County jail scheduled to open soon

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Joaquin Alarez, an employee with ISI Detention Contracting Inc. in San Antonio, Texas, installs a door stop Tuesday in the corridor near Vestibule M3 while working in the Parmer County Law Enforcement Center in Farwell. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Michelle Seeber FARWELL — The new Parmer County Law Enforcement Center, nearing completion at […]

Lawmaker seeks $400,000 for center

David Arkin Curry County’s highly controversial proposed convention center could receive $400,000 if a Clovis lawmakers’ request holds up. Rep. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, submitted several capital outlay requests this week, one of which included thousands of dollars for the proposed special events center. Harden asked for $400,000 to “plan, design and construct a special events […]

Blue denim issue takes spotlight at school meeting

Ryan Lengerich A dress-code issue involving Clovis school teachers reached a public forum on Tuesday night. Clovis Public Schools’ Education Board member Mark Lansford asked that an administrative directive, which prohibits teachers from wearing blue denim at work, be placed on the board’s Feb. 10 meeting agenda for discussion purposes. Lansford said earlier this week […]

Two vehicles collide at uncontrolled intersection

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Curry County Sheriff deputies and Clovis firefighters investigate the scene of a two-vehicle accident Tuesday at the corner of Curry Roads N and 11. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. CNJ staff report A two-vehicle crash west of Clovis injured two people on Tuesday, one of whom was airlifted to Lubbock, according to Curry County Sheriff […]

Emergency Management wants Air Force members

Reporter’s Notebook As a retired member of the Air Force, Ken De Los Santos of the Curry County Emergency Management Committee wants to make sure newcomers to Cannon Air Force Base know how to handle disasters — and he wouldn’t mind a few military members signing up as committee volunteers. To accomplish both goals, De […]

Presidential big spenders are burden on future

Freedom Newspapers A hundred billion here, a hundred billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money, to paraphrase the late Sen. Everett Dirksen. There’s a lot of real money — all of it borrowed on the promise that taxpayers will repay it — in a federal deficit expected to be a record $477 billion […]

Virtue, dedication helped city man climb

Don McAlavy This is the first of a series of stories told by Jack Winton and Engle Southard (Clovis High School class of 1951). The interviews were conducted a couple of months ago. Both of their parents were hard-working people and both of the boys learned the work ethic: “We were really good kids growing […]