Police blotter — Jan. 27

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations.   Friday • 5:29 a.m.: Criminal damage, 800 block of Collins Avenue. • 6:33 a.m.: Criminal damage, 3200 block of Duckworth Avenue. • 6:51 a.m.: Criminal damage, 900 block of Collins Avenue. • 7:51 a.m.: Criminal […]

What’s happening — Jan. 27

Today Cultural & Ethnic Affairs Committee meeting — Noon, Clovis Community College, Room 405. Information: 575-769-7828 Relay For Life of Clovis 20th Relay Reunion Kickoff  — 6 p.m., The Java Loft, 810 E. 21st St. Information: Claire Burroughes, 575-219-9159. Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 Public Works Committee meeting — […]

Privatized military housing rent to rise

By Tom Philpott Military update Families living in privatized military housing units will not escape the impact of moves Congress made last month to dampen the value of Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), says a Defense Department housing expert who is coordinating with service branches to implement the changes. The result will be that families […]

Fight over House committee shake-up may signal partisan battles ahead

By Steve Terrell The New Mexican On the opening day of the 2015 New Mexico Legislature, both Gov. Susana Martinez and newly elected House Speaker Don Tripp called for Republicans and Democrats to work together in a nonpartisan fashion for the betterment of New Mexico. Less than 24 hours later, members of the two parties […]

Pinewood Derby cars tear up track

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By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com From airbrushed paint jobs to aerodynamic designs, it was clear each Boy Scout from Pack 226 came prepared to win the Pinewood Derby car race Saturday. The 12 scouts brought their hand-built race cars to the track at Kingswood United Methodist Church to see which 5-oz. design would prove […]

Mental Health Resources taking over services from Turquoise effective April 1

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com The executive director of Mental Health Resources announced it will be taking over behavioral health services from Turquoise Health and Wellness in Curry, Roosevelt, Quay, De Baca and Harding counties, effective April 1. “I really want all the communities that Turquoise has been serving, at least the five that […]

Chamber director talks business issues

Ernie Kos has worked as the executive director of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce for more than 20 years. We asked her a series of questions about business and economic issues affecting Clovis and Curry County. This year’s 60-day session of the New Mexico Legislature is now underway in Santa Fe and will allow […]

Candidate Q&A: Clovis Municipal Schools board, District 4

The Clovis News-Journal has contacted candidates in contested school board races in Curry County with a series of questions on their qualifications, goals and challenges for the four-year terms they seek. Attorney Jennifer Burrill, the incumbent, is running against Clovis City Engineer Justin Howalt in the District 4 race. Both candidates were asked the same […]

Candidate Q&A: Texico Municipal Schools

The Clovis News-Journal has contacted candidates in contested school board races in Curry County with a series of questions on their qualifications, goals and challenges for the four-year terms they seek. Chad Davis and Clifford Franklin are each running in the Position 2 race for the Texico Municipal Schools board. Both candidates were asked the […]

Pages past — Jan. 25

On this date … 1970: Trustees at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales had approved a $4 increase in room rates. The new rates put semi-private rooms at $30 per day. Private rooms were $34 and deluxe rooms were $40. Hospital Board President I.D. Hays said this was the same rate charged at Clovis Memorial Hospital. […]

Police blotter — Jan. 25

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Thursday •10:59 a.m.: Burglary report, 800 block of Christopher Drive. • 1:59 p.m.: Shoplifting report, 2600 block of West Seventh Street. • 2:30 p.m.: Warrant service, 2800 block of Billy the Kid Road. • 2:47 p.m.: […]

What’s happening — Jan. 25

Today Parks, Recreation & Beautification committee meeting — 5:30 p.m., City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828 Library board meeting — 5:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 5757-769-7840 Commission on Older Adults — 5 p.m., Baxter-Curren Senior Center, 908 Hickory St. Information: 575-762-3631 Clovis-Carver Library Board meeting — 5:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 Tuesday Cultural & […]

Two local candidates among 28 applying for city manager job

By Robin Fornoff Managing Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com City Engineer Justin Howalt and former Ninth Judicial District Court Executive Officer Louis C. Moore are the only two local candidates among 28 who have applied for retiring City Manager Joe Thomas’ job. Identities of the 28 candidates were disclosed Friday in response to a request by the Clovis […]

ACA newest tax change

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By Alisa Boswell and Joshua Lucero Staff writers With tax season kicking off this week and W-2s piling in, the question that may be lingering in is what do I need to know about filing this year? Local Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) are warning taxpayers the Affordable Care Act is the biggest change with filing […]

Pages past — Jan. 24

On this date … 1975: A Clovis man was arrested in connection with the beating death of a 3-year-old girl. Angela Louise Johnson, daughter of Sara Mills of Grand Avenue Homes No. 34, died from a blow to the head while she was being disciplined, authorities said. She fell to the floor when she was […]

Roosevelt Wind Project under way

By Alisa Boswell aboswell@pntonline.com Construction on the Roosevelt Wind Project has begun, according to Jeff Keppert, associate project developer with EDF Renewables. Keppert gave an update on the project to Portales business leaders Friday at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Keppert gave some background on EDF Renewables, which owns the project, saying they […]

Letter to the editor — Jan. 24

“Obama Care” responsible for health care ills I find it terribly ironic that Friday’s Clovis newspaper has headline articles stating that • Eye Associates of New Mexico can no longer find doctors to take care of our eye problems; • and a health care fair is signing up even more people for Obama Care. Eye […]

Animals get ‘emotional fever’ like humans

By Sharna Johnson In search of ponies It’s hard to imagine how cold could signify anything but discomfort. Sure, there are those among us who are happiest when temperatures are cool — those folks who can’t stand it when the heat is on and turn on the air conditioning in winter — but as a […]

Some things won’t ever change

By Grant McGee Local columnist It was a few days after the first big snow and The Lady of the House and I were still chatting about me getting her car stuck in the driveway. “I could’ve jacked it up, then pushed it off the jack,” I said. “What?” said The Lady of the House. […]

Americans show their love for killers of men

By Kitsana Dounglomchan Local columnist With the commercial and critical success of “American Sniper,” which earned $90.2 million at the box office last weekend, Americans have once again shown their love and admiration for killers of men. We dub these killers of men war heroes to make it more palatable, and honor them with a […]