Ethanol plant looks to put in retention pond

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A retention pond is the latest issue between a company that wants to build an ethanol plant near Clovis and residents, some who can see the proposed site from their home windows. ConAgra Trade Group is proposing to build and operate a108-million-gallon-a-year ethanol plant at 1327 U.S. Highway 60/84, […]

Curry County native selected as Masked Rider

CNJ Staff A Curry County native has inherited a famed cape and mask. Texas Tech University student Kevin Burns was named the 2007-2008 Texas Tech Masked Rider, Lubbock university officials announced Friday. The Masked Rider has been a symbol of Texas Tech for decades. Atop a black quarter horse, wearing black clothes, a mask, bolero […]

ENMU approves odor resolution

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University Regents unanimously approved a resolution Friday addressing noxious odors from outside the campus. The vote, which drew a packed house, clears the way for the university’s administration to speak on behalf of the school at a New Mexico Environment Department public hearing on a sewer lagoon […]

Piano auditions slated

Freedom Newspapers The annual National Piano Guild auditions for Clovis and Portales will be held Thursday and Friday in the studios of piano teachers Doris Tankersley, 2016 Wilshire Blvd., Clovis, and Eunice Schumpert, 1101 S. Main, Portales. The auditions will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday in Portales, moving to Clovis that afternoon and continuing Friday. […]

Vehicle thefts halted

CNJ Staff Police responding Wednesday to a call of juveniles attempting to break into a car in the parking lot of a North Prince Street fabric store recovered items reported stolen in other incidents, according to police reports. The officer said he encountered two male juveniles matching a description given by the caller, a report […]

Police seek alleged embezzler

CNJ Staff Police are seeking a warrant for a woman who allegedly embezzled more than $1,000 from a fast-food restaurant in the 2800 block of North Prince Street, according to police reports. The restaurant manager said he had noticed money missing in mid-March and talked to the worker assigned to the register showing shortages, the […]

April 22, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 a.m. April 15 an officer responded to a report of a woman screaming for help in the parking lot of apartments in the 2800 block of Prince Street. A woman sitting on the front steps of an apartment with an […]

Making the rounds

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CNJ Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, speaks at the Roundhouse Review Chamber Breakfast at Clovis Community College on Friday morning. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer State lawmakers gave local business and civic leaders a glimpse into the legislative session that ended March 17 at a Friday breakfast. The gathering was organized […]

ENMU regents OK tuition hike

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Higher education costs are going up across the state and nation, and Eastern New Mexico University will be no different. The ENMU Board of Regents took care of a lengthy agenda Friday, much of which involved discussion of tuition, fees and boarding increases at the university. The meeting also addressed […]

School lockdown ends quickly

By Marlena Hartz and Sharna Johnson A lockdown at Clovis High School was removed around 2 p.m. Friday after officials discovered a suspicious teen reported to police was only a student preparing for after-school baseball practice. “It turned out it was a baseball player,” Clovis Police Lt. Jim Schoeffel said. “Baseball bat; baseball season. … […]

License reinstated for buffet

CNJ Staff The New Mexico Environment Department’s Environmental Health Division reinstated the food establishment permit for Fuzhou Buffet in Clovis after determining management corrected all high-risk violations of state food service regulations, according to a news release. Restaurant managers moved the restaurant’s grease trap outdoors, which eliminated the potential contamination of the food supply, the […]

Quartet to perform today

CNJ Staff The gospel group Relations Quartet of Magnolia, Texas, will be in concert at 7 p.m. today at Central Christian Church, 1528 S. Main, Portales. The group has been touring for 29 years and is a winner of the South Texas Association Group of the Year award for 2001, 2004 and 2007.

Regional water plan accepted by ISC

CNJ Staff The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission has accepted the completed Northeastern New Mexico Regional Water Plan, the commission announced in a news release. The Northeastern New Mexico water planning region (Region 1) includes Union, Harding, Quay, Curry and Roosevelt counties. The plan addresses long-term water supply availability, water quality, water rights, municipal conservation, […]

Severe storms possible for area

CNJ Staff Far eastern New Mexico along the Texas border from Clayton to Hobbs could be at risk this afternoon for a significant severe thunderstorm outbreak, according to the National Weather Service. The Storm Prediction Center posted a slight risk of severe thunderstorms today in the eastern New Mexico area, with a moderate risk for […]

Clovis High lockdown removed

A lockdown at Clovis High School was removed around 2 p.m. Friday after officials discovered a suspicious teen reported to police was only a student preparing for after-school baseball practice. CHS Principal Jody Balch said the school was locked down for about an hour after a student reported seeing an unknown, suspicious teen near the […]

Poetry doubles as therapy

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Nico Barela, of Las Vegas, N.M., says “my poems are my life story.” By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer On paper and off, Nico Barela, 17, can break your heart. “Have you ever lived my life? Spent one minute in my shoes? If you haven’t, then tell me why you […]

Civilian pilots concerned about new mission

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An association of pilots fears the mission proposed for Cannon Air Force Base will create hazardous flying conditions. Spotty radar coverage, fuzzy radio communications and the type of flying proposed by Air Force Special Operations puts pilots of small, private airplanes, business jets, commuter airplanes and crop dusters at […]

Trash measure passes despite opposition

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Clovis residents must bag their garbage before disposing of it for city collection in Polycarts and Dumpsters as a result of an ordinance passed Thursday by the Clovis City Commission. Commissioner Fred Van Soelen opposed the measure because he said the issue is with the city’s collection system and […]

In Tribute: Adventurous owner ‘didn’t feel like a granny’

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer They had their fair share of parent-child arguments, as expected in any parent-child relationship. The most common disagreement Sue Crow of Clovis started was when she would boast her frequent travels took her to every state, including Alaska twice. “She never was convinced Hawaii was a state,” said daughter […]

Senator secures funds for sexual assault examiners

CNJ staff Legislative funds will be used to purchase equipment for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners in Curry County, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Approximately $20,000 will be used to purchase a colposcope, a computerized camera for magnifying, photographing and documenting injuries during collection of forensic evidence, the release […]