Education feature: Kids College offers early campus experience

In her three-plus weeks at theater training, Caitlin Betz has learned above all else, "Expression means everything." CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Caitlin Betz reads her line to David Struthers during theater class Wednesday at Clovis Community College's Kids College. The theater class, held at the CCC Town Hall, is one of 24 classes. As […]

Education column: School construction making strides

Take a drive around town and have a look at our school sites. You will see all kinds of standard summer projects going on, from tree trimming to painting and re-carpeting to replacing concrete and many other tasks. The needs being addressed are "anything pertaining to life, health or safety," according to John King, director […]

County employee files as write-in candidate

Longtime county employee Stephanie Hicks, 43, filed Tuesday as a Republican write-in candidate for the Curry County Clerk's race in the November general election. Hicks said she decided to run as a write-in because "we want to keep the experience in the office." Hicks has worked in the county clerk's office the past nine years […]

Cargill building new feed plant outside Bovina

Construction is expected to begin in August for a new feed plant next to the Cargill feed lots outside Bovina, according to a press release issued Wednesday by Cargill. When completed by late summer 2013, the plant will bring create 37 new full-time jobs, Cargill said. The plant will produce Cargill's Sweet Bran and RAMP […]

Resident suggests revisions to city dumping codes

A city resident implored the Public Works Committee to take a more proactive stance on illegal dumping, pointing to a code that he felt needed to be promoted and improved. Ed Higgins brought copies of the city codes, along with suggested revisions, to the committee's Wednesday morning meeting. After a lengthy discussion on the matter, […]

Plumbers express concerns with shoring policy

The Clovis Public Works Committee delayed implementing a policy requiring shoring for sewer tap inspections, but local contractors don't feel the problem has been shored up at all. Several plumbers made their displeasure known on the requirement during the Wednesday morning meeting of the committee, leading to a new fee schedule delay until July 1 […]

Portales native killed in train collision

Beverly Hall's voice cracked as she tried to find the words to describe her husband's character. John Hall "There's no words to describe what an amazing man he was," she said. "He loved God so much and that carried over into his love for his family. He always had integrity in everything that he did." […]

Police blotter – June 27

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday 2:32 a.m.: Caller advised their mother-in-law was banging on the door and had been doing it for about a half hour, 600 block of Ross Street. 6:30 a.m.: Caller reported returning home to find their house had been ransacked and the back door […]

Press release: Cargill to build new feed facility in Bovina

(From Cargill) MINNEAPOLIS, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Cargill announced today it will build a new facility in Bovina, Tx for various feed product production including its Sweet Bran® and RAMP specialty feeds. The facility will be located on an adjoining property to an existing Cargill Cattle Feeders (CCF) location. "We are very excited about […]

Study proposes pay changes

If endorsed by the White House and enacted by Congress, a new blueprint for modernizing military compensation after 11 years of war would reshape many traditional service pays to strive for more efficiency. The 11th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation, after two years of study, has produced some wide-ranging recommendations, from replacing combat zone tax […]