Power outage caused by blown fuse

Freedom New Mexico An afternoon power outage that affected more than 2,000 customers was the result of a blown fuse, according to Xcel officials. Xcel Spokesman Wes Reeves said a fuse blew around 3:15 p.m. at a Clovis substation, taking out power to 2,145 central Clovis customers. The fuse was replaced and power restored 33 […]

School board plans to update publication policy

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis school board plans to introduce an updated school publications policy in next month’s meeting. The student publications policy has been a topic of discussion following community concerns when Clovis High School’s Plainsman yearbook featured photos of two lesbian couples in a section on relationships this spring. The […]

Git a rope

More than 60 teams competed in the Route 66 Festival team roping competition in Tucumcari over the weekend.

Base commander expresses housing concerns

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Housing is a “huge concern” for incoming airmen, Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Timothy Leahy told Curry County commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting. With the transition of entire units of personnel from Florida to support Cannon’s new mission, airmen tasked to move are struggling with housing issues, he said. […]

Eastern Plains Council of Government appoints new director

The Eastern Plains Council Board of Directors will appoint Nick Brady as the organization’s next executive director at today’s board meeting, according to outgoing executive director Leland Tillman. Brady, EPCOG deputy director, has worked with the organization for seven years. “It’s going to give me an opportunity to continue to work with the people in […]

New Mexico First hosting nursing forum

CNJ staff New Mexico First will hold a forum to brainstorm for ideas on how to build a stronger nursing workforce from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 18 at the Clovis Civic Center The forum will address the nursing shortage in New Mexico, and ways to implement the recommendations made by the New Mexico […]

Cannon receives construction funding

CNJ staff The U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved legislation Tuesday that includes $26.4 million earmarked for two construction projects at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from U.S. Representative Tom Udall, D-N.M. About $18 million will be used be used to build an aircraft maintenance hangar for C-130 aircraft and about $8 […]

Focus on finances, not recipes

For your consideration, two thoughts about the presidential election I had when I should have been at the gym: • One of the most common attacks you’ll hear on Barack Obama is that he’ll raise your taxes. So why is he getting attacked for turning down $85 million in taxpayer money? That’s the amount Obama […]

Uncle Sam’s helping hand not needed

In the last few weeks some tentative moves toward resolving, or at least reducing, ongoing conflicts in the Middle East have taken place. The remarkable and remarkably important fact about all of them is that the United States has played virtually no role in any of them. Israel and the Islamist group Hamas that controls […]

June 25, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. June 17 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of Seventh Street for a theft report. A man said someone stole a window from a vehicle on his property. The officer noted a window had been […]

Udall secures more than $26 million for Cannon Air Force Base

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Tom Udall, D-N.M., today announced the House Appropriations Committee has approved $26.4 million to support two initiatives at Cannon Air Force Base.

Gov. Richardson and U.S. Air Force agree to expand the Melrose Bombing Range

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File photo Gov. Bill Richardson and U.S. Air Force Assistant Secretary William C. Anderson agreed to an expansion of the Melrsoe Bombing Range. Freedom New Mexico staff SANTA FE — The state and the Air Force agreed during a meeting this week to move forward with the expansion of Cannon Air Force Base. The proposed […]

Governor and USAF Agree to Expand the Melrose Air Force Range

He’s missing the plains

Richard Lopes, a longtime Project: Reader Reaction participant brought to eastern New Mexico by Cannon Air Force Base, e-mails to report the military has moved him to Las Vegas.

Community makes man’s dream possible

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Peter Taylor, left, of Clovis and his case manager Jason Jouett listen Thursday as ENMRSH team members go over issues concerning the home that he will be moving into next month. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Peter Taylor had to overcome more obstacles than most to own a home. […]

Police seize active meth lab

CNJ staff New Mexico State Police arrested four Clovis residents Friday in connection with an active methamphetamine lab, according to officials. Anna Goodwin, 35, Wilbur Stejskal, 33, and James Metzger, 36, were arrested as they were “cooking” the drug, according to state police public information officer Andy Tingwall. Charges include trafficking, manufacturing and conspiracy to […]

Student publication policies on meeting agenda

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Policies for student publications will be discussed at Tuesday’s Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting. Board Clerk Jelayne Curtis said the issue was a student publications issue, and could cover either the Plainsman yearbook or the Purple Press newspapers. No action will be taken on changing student publications […]

Weather causes extensive crop damage

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Hail from a series of thunderstorms last week caused at least $10 million in crop damage in Parmer and Bailey counties, according to agricultural officials. Bailey County Extension Agent Curtis Preston said the hail — some as big as baseballs — destroyed about 25,000 acres of corn, cotton and […]

Injury assessment serious issue

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist One day last August, while manning the .50-caliber gun atop his a Humvee on a dirt road in northern Iraq, Army Spc. Daniel “Joey” Haun suddenly lost consciousness.

Policy changes can’t interfere with basic rights

Freedom New Mexico Clovis public schools’ directors are to meet at 5:30 p.m. today to hear arguments favoring a change in the student publications policies. We believe the only response that board should offer is a lecture telling school administrators to become better communicators. There’s nothing wrong with the school district’s publications policies. The issue […]