Meetings watch: Town hall meeting

Curry County town hall meeting Curry County is hosting a town hall meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library to discuss the Aug. 6 jail bond election: • The $9.88 million bond would used to build a new county jail (for medium and maximum security inmates) outside of downtown Clovis. […]

What’s happening — July 28

Today Circle of Love Team Roping — 8 a.m., In support of Benny Fulgham, Curry County Events Center. Information: 806-265-7417. Monday Older Adults Committee meeting — 5 p.m., Baxter-Curren Senior Center. Information: 769-7828. Clovis-Carver Library Board meeting — 5:30 p.m., 701 North Main St. Information: 769-7828. Young Masters Juried Art Exhibition — The Eula Mae […]

War vets share memories over breakfast

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By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com Korean War veterans shared memories of the cold over a hot pancake breakfast Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars post 3015 in Clovis. “There was two feet to four feet of snow on the ground in Korea,” said Tommy Flicking of Clovis. “I promised the good lord and […]

New jail bond hard to sell with poor planning

Clovis and Curry County need a new jail, and it should not be located downtown where families live, shop and celebrate community. But it must be planned and managed professionally with funding sources clearly identified in advance. Yet, county leaders want voters to approve a $9.9 million jail bond issue on the Aug. 6 special […]

Commission listening to voters

By Lance Pyle/ Guest columnist Curry County has been forced to spend more than $6.8 million over the past 10 years to house inmates outside of our county. This is a major reason the Curry County Board of Commissioners has scheduled an election on Aug. 6 of a bond measure to fund a new medium […]

Good deeds done for ourselves more than others

Wendel Sloan

While sifting through books for a garage sale, I ran across an essay by Mark Twain about altruism. It articulated what I have long thought, but dared not utter in the hidebound hamlets of the High Plains — good deeds are done more for ourselves than others. Twain’s premise in “What Is Man?” is we […]

Q&A: County manager discusses jail bond election

Curry County Manager Lance Pyle on Friday answered questions about the Aug. 6 special election. Voters are being asked to renew for 20 years a $9.88 million bond issue due to be paid off in August 2014. Should voters approve, the money generated by the bonds would be used to finance most of the estimated […]

Celebrating life on the border

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Texico fireman Daniel Saiz of Clovis digs into some potato salad and a plate of barbecue Saturday after the parade at Farwell city Park.

By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com Kristi Carson of Lubbock returned to the Texas-New Mexico line for the Border Town Days Parade after being away more than 20 years. “Border Town Days was the highlight of the year,” Carson (formerly Kristi Jones) said. “It was fun to have everybody getting together and seeing people […]

Q&A: Texas girl at heart

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By Emily Crowe ecrowe@cnjonline.com Growing up in the small town of Farwell, Charla Corn dreamed of making it big in country music. Since her early beginnings singing at Border Town Days and local county fairs, Corn has toured nationally with the likes of Kevin Fowler, Roger Creager, Pat Green, Aaron Watson and the Josh Abbott […]

Meetings Watch: Curry County Board of Commissioners — July 27

The Curry County Board of Commissioners met Friday in a special meeting at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library. During the meeting: The commission approved various county road projects totaling $465,420. The New Mexico Department of Transportation will provide 75 percent of the funds with the county paying 25 percent, or $116,355 toward the […]

McGee: Yard art has limits

Grant McGee

By Grant McGee CMI columnist “Look,” said The Lady of the House. “Those are toilet tank lids by that Dumpster.” We were picking up our eats at a local fast food joint when the gleaming porcelain rectangles caught her eye. “Do you want them?” I asked. “Oh, we must have them,” she said, rolling her […]

In search of ponies: The Power of hunger

Sharna Johnson

By Sharna Johnson CMI correspondent Easy vittles. Yep, vittles have motivated creatures for as long as there have been creatures, and easy vittles are a dream come true. Sure, it’s easy to forget just how compelling food can be when one is well fed and satiated, but one trip to the grocery on an empty […]

County commission approves pay raises

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By Emily Crowe CMI STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com All Curry County employees and elected officials will be receiving a pay increase, some as early as next month. The Curry County Commission voted Friday in a special meeting to raise the salaries of county employees on a graduated scale, dependent on how much each respective employee is […]

County selects city-donated land for proposed jail site

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com The Curry County Commission voted Friday to accept a 15-acre land gift from the city of Clovis as the home of its proposed jail. Transfer of the land is contingent upon voters approving a $9.8 million bond to help pay for the jail, which is up for vote […]

Sweating the small stuff, enforcing standards

By Airman 1st Class Eboni Reece 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Service members regularly refer to “the standard” and are consistently reminded to adhere to it. By definition, a standard is something considered by an authority or by general consent as a basis of comparison. Most standards are developed within Air Force instructions or […]

Cannon Exchange to give away free Iron Man comics

Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs Iron Man, the world-famous Armored Avenger, joins the U.S. Military to defend America from the dastardly dragon Fin Fang Foom in Marvel Comics’ fifteenth free, military-exclusive comic book, available at the Cannon Exchange. In the all-new 36-page comic, an evil energy conglomerate awakens the ancient beast while […]

27 SOMOS inactivates

By Senior Airman Whitney Tucker 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Maintenance Operations Squadron was inactivated during a ceremony here July 18, as part of an Air Force-wide restructuring initiative to better allocate company and field grade officers to necessary positions. In a time honored tradition, Maj. Clifford Scruggs, 27 SOMOS […]

Mission support group changes command

By Senior Airman Ericka Engblom 27 Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Col. Heather Buono, former Chief of the Test Support Division at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., assumed command of the 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group July 19 during a change of command ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base. Brigadier General Buck Elton, 27th […]

What does privatization mean for Cannon Air Force Base residents?

By 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Balfour Beatty Communities is pleased to announce that on Aug. 1 it will assume operations of Cannon Air Force Base Family Housing with the goal of providing the highest level of customer service, enhanced housing, and a vibrant community for the service […]

Cheeba Chews off limits to Air Force members

By Senior Airman Ericka Engblom 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Resembling a Tootsie Roll, one might think the worst it might do is cause a cavity, but these tiny chocolates are potent and dangerous. Cheeba Chews, are chocolate taffy pieces that have been embedded with more than one dose of cannabis, the flowering plant […]