What’s happening — April 17

Today Pre-K Storyhour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Weather Spotter Training Class — 6 p.m., Free 2 1/2-hour session, Clovis City Hall. Information: Dan Heerding 763-9485. Easter Egg-stravaganza Egg Hunt — 1 p.m.-2 p.m., take your photo with the Easter Bunny and sign up to win Easter Basket, for all toddlers and preschoolers, […]

Official wants travel expense transparency

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com Travel expenses became a hot-button issue at Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting, with one commissioner suggesting more transparency on how the money is spent and how the travel benefits the county. Commissioner Ben McDaniel provided information from the county finance department that shows travel expenses accrued by Commissioner Tim […]

Residents air concerns about dry wells

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com One neighbor’s water supply dried up six months ago; another had sand running through her pipes until they, too, dried up. An entire neighborhood just off U.S. 60/84 near Cannon Air Force Base has been left without water, and three of its residents asked for help during a Curry […]

Organizers hope egg hunt draws crowd

CNJ staff Chaos and smiles are expected this weekend as children descend on the Guy Leeder Softball Complex in search of brightly colored Easter eggs. The annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, organized by the city of Clovis and local sponsors, aims to draw more than 500 children to the softball complex Saturday morning to fill […]

Court warns of jury duty scam

Staff report A Ninth Judicial District Court official is warning about a telephone scam in the area. Court Executive Officer Louis Moore said Tuesday that an individual claiming to be a court employee is calling the public, telling them they have failed to report for jury duty and a warrant has been issued for their […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

The Curry County Commission met Tuesday morning at the Curry County Courthouse. All commissioners were present. Action items brought to the Commission that were approved unanimously included: • Request of approval of replat of lot 9 Sun Ridge Estates; • Request of resolution 2014-27 repealing Curry County’s subdivision regulations and adopting a new set of […]

Clovis passed over for veterans’ cemetery

By Rick White Managing Editor rwhite@cnjonline.com Clovis was passed over for one of four proposed sites for new rural veterans’ cemeteries in New Mexico. At a news conference Tuesday in Albuquerque, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that Angel Fire, Carlsbad, Fort Stanton, and Gallup were the sites chosen. Martinez said choosing the towns is a first […]

Military feature: Airman has passion for bodybuilding

U.S. Air Force Photo: Senior Airman Xavier Lockley
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Thomas Canada, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of training, works out March 26, 2014 at the fitness center at Cannon Air Force Base. Canada stays active while stationed at Cannon by entering bodybuilding competitions within the state of New Mexico.

By Xavier Lockley 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs News of a heart murmur is all it took for Tech. Sgt. Thomas Canada, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of training, to make the decision to get into better shape. “I used to be that guy who did the required physical training and […]

Court scam warning issued

Staff report Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller issued a warning Tuesday about an Internet and telephone fraud in the area. Waller said the sheriff’s office has received several complaints of calls from someone claiming to be sheriff’s deputy. Waller said a man has been calling citizens and stating they missed a court date and must […]

County settles jail attack lawsuit

Staff report Curry County has settled a lawsuit for $25,000 over an attack at the jail. John Landon Lee Hall, 26, originally sued the county for $250,000, claiming he was beaten by other inmates in 2009 while incarcerated in the county jail on drug charges. A civil trial ended Nov. 1 with a hung jury […]