Pair sentenced for meth trafficking

CNJ staff A 38-year-old man will serve three years in prison and a 38-year old woman five for trafficking methamphetamines in Clovis. James Metzger and Anna Goodwin pleaded guilty Jan. 26, to trafficking meth, accepting partially suspended sentences in exchange for their pleas, court records show. The pair was arrested in June 2008. Each will […]

Bankers: Bill could strengthen local economy

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A Bill introduced in the state House of Representatives would require state agencies to bank in state and would give local banks preference over out-of-state banks for state investments. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Local bankers believe a bill introduced in the state House of Representatives could strengthen local […]

Water poses new challenges as snow melts

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A truck plows though water Monday at Seventh and Mitchell streets. This was one of numerous intersections and streets facing drainage problems from melting snow in the aftermath of last week’s winter storm. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer As anybody driving through Clovis could attest, Thursday’s snowfall wreaked havoc […]

Sorghum hay options for limited irrigation, rain-fed conditions in New Mexico

By Leonard Lauriault: AgSense Sorghum forages are an integral part of livestock systems in New Mexico and other semiarid subtropical environments. Currently, three types of annual sorghum forages are available. Forage sorghum is typically planted as a row crop and harvested for single-cut silage, but occasionally it is drilled in closer rows and harvested for […]

Weather forces Zias on road for opener

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zias senior Kimberly Crouse fires a pitch during Saturday’s practice. The Zias are were scheduled to open at home with a noon doubleheader today against New Mexico Highlands, but because of Thursday’s heavy snow in the area the games will now be played at Las Vegas, N.M. By Kevin Wilson: […]

Press release: Bingaman discusses Obama’s 2011 budget proposal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked to New Mexico reports about the president’s fiscal year 2011 budget proposal and how it will benefit New Mexico. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link:

Press release: Bingaman: White House budget highlights health care, education

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today voiced strong support for President Obama’s health care and education priorities for next year. The White House today unveiled its fiscal year 2011 budget proposal, which among other things highlights how completing work on health insurance reform can provide major savings. The president’s proposal includes the enactment of […]

Press release: Bingaman says president’s budget proposal invests in NM. military bases

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today said he believes President Obama’s budget proposal for next year makes the right investments in New Mexico’s military installations. The president today unveiled his 2011 budget, which Congress will use as a blueprint for the spending bills it will pass later this year to fund the federal government. […]

Press release: Clovis K-Bob’s fire investigation continues

SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) – in concert

Police investigate muggings

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Clovis police are investigating about half a dozen muggings within recent weeks. This weekend, two purse snatchings added to a growing list of residents who have been robbed. Capt. Patrick Whitney said the descriptions victims have been able to provide police are sketchy at best and police are having […]