HALT Act just another ploy to garner votes

Freedom New Mexico With so many problems facing our government, it appears that many politicians plan to base campaigns on immigration, just as they have for the past 12 years. That’s unfortunate for those on the border who have been waiting, and hoping, for substantive action on the issue for all that time. As long […]

Cops: Man fires at Fla. school board; kills self

Freedom Communications PANAMA CITY, Fla. — A gunman walked up to a podium, spray painted a red “V” with a circle around it then opened fire at a school board meeting Tuesday, sending audience members scrambling, then exchanged shots with a security guard before killing himself, police said. No one else was injured. In video […]

Year in review: Major crimes down

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CNJ file photo An investigator holds up homicide victim Clifford Webber’s New Mexico driver’s identification card found in his wallet by collecting evidence at a house on west 14th Street. The case was one of three homicides in Clovis and Curry County during 2009. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Local law enforcement focused on […]

Ethics issues surface for TRICARE

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Aetna Government Health Plans of Hartford, Conn., appears to have gained an unfair advantage in competing for TRICARE’s North Region support contract, valued at $16.7 billion, by hiring a former chief of staff at TRICARE headquarters to help the company draft its winning proposal. The Government Accountability Office, auditing arm […]

Stop signs needed for children’s safety

It appears that children’s safety in this city is not a priority. I am fighting with the city of Clovis to put back the stop signs on Main Street where it intersects with Plains Avenue. The stop signs that had been there more than 40 years for the safety and protection of our children at […]

Police say Tuesday shooting accidental

Freedom New Mexico Police said a Clovis woman suffered a gunshot wound Tuesday in what appears to be an accidental shooting. Capt. Patrick Whitney said the victim’s brother was handling a .357 caliber pistol and it discharged, striking his sister in the left leg. Whitney said the bullet passed through her thigh and struck a […]

Commission votes to hold public hearing on proposed county road closure

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The Curry County Commission is expected to vote today to close Curry Road R out of consideration of concerns from Cannon Air Force Base. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Closing Curry Road R for the benefit of Cannon Air Force Base is meeting little resistance. But where the traffic […]

Residential building permits in May highest since start of 2008

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Home construction numbers are up in Clovis. The Pleasant Run subdivision on Lowe Avenue north Clovis is one of several being built in response to expected growth associated with growth at Cannon Air Force Base. Freedom New Mexico If you file, they will come. At least, that appears to be […]

Clovis street has historical military significance

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USAF courtesy photo In 1997, a commemorative stamp was dedicated to Benjamin O. Davis Sr., (1877-1970) the first African-American general. By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs Benjamin Davis is a small street in Clovis, and where it makes a hard curve, is a street sign that seem confusing. It appears to intersect with itself. […]

Waiting game appears over

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer After almost a full day of rechecking vote totals Wednesday, Curry County officials have released the final results from Tuesday’s primary elections. All projected winners maintained their leads Wednesday after the reverification. The winners of the contested races are: • Dan Stoddard, Republican, District 2 County Commission • Seth […]

Police investigating weekend vandalism spree

CNJ staff An outbreak of broken windows, bashed mail boxes and spray painted cars kept police busy this weekend, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney. Whitney said around 45 incidents had already been reported and calls were continuing to come in Monday morning. The majority of the damage appears to have occurred Saturday night, Whitney said. […]

The pay’s not bad

Tuesday is the day to sign up if you’d like to run for county offices across New Mexico. Did you know a Curry County commissioner earns $19,584.24 a year, plus benefits? Did you know the county clerk and county treasurer each earn $49,120.76 a year, plus benefits? Some people can probably live on those salaries. […]