Highland honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Ashley Barnett, Karlie Bojorquez, D’Lanor Briggins, Kayla Eaton, Ashley Gallagher, Dakota Grummer, Stephanie Gulley, Zach Hays, Sammy Hopkins, Autumn LaPlante, Matthew Lopez, Lexi Montano, Kasia Olguin Mady Petner, Brittney Ross, Valon Smith, Michael Tenorio A/B: Allyson Dugan, Dakota […]

Zia honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Zachary Burrell, Baylee Dlouhy, Price Drake, Devinne Fallis, Levi Grim, Daisa Hastings, Luke Hisel, Cheyenne Kent, Derik Kuykendall, Matthew Lanier, Nicole Lautenslager, Coleton Parks, Alleigh Perry, Justin Rucker, Breanna Smith, Caylie Smith, Aarica Winn A/B: Halle Brown, Leslie […]

2/26 Highland Elementary honor roll

Highland honor roll second nine weeks Third Grade A: Ashley Gallagher, Dakota Grummer, Autumn LaPlante, Kasia Olguin, Ashley Barnett, Karlie Bojorquez, D’Lanor Briggins, Kayla Eaton, Stephanie Gulley, Zach Hays, Erika Herebia, Sammy Hopkins, Lexi Montano, Madyson Petner, Valon Smith. A/B: Jacob Biederman, Monica Danner, Allyson Dugan, Dakota Flowers, Matthew Lopez, Annabelle Andrade, Brettenie Burch, Robert […]

1/29 Choices Honor Roll

Tenth Grade Eugene A. Anaya, Alysha D. Ramos, Kirstie B. Rayburn, Trynesse T. Robinson, Ashley Romero, Dustin D. Rush, Chase M. Sloniker, Patrick Trujillo Eleventh Grade Veronica Armendariz, Gabriel Chacon, Andrew Marhefka, Tina L. Olmos, Randall T. Parson, Michael D. Ruth, Everardo Salazar, Paul A. Segura, Saul Sierra, Jonathan Sorto, Johnathon L. Trujillo Twelfth Grade […]

Commission votes to impose burn ban

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners on Wednesday voted to impose a county-wide outdoor burn ban. Commissioners said the ban encompasses all types of fires, including fireworks and grills. The ban will remain in place until commissioners act to rescind it. County Road Superintendent Danny Davis asked for the ban, informing commissioners […]

Honor Roll: Zia Elementary School

CNJ Staff Zia Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll – Halle Brown, Zachary Burrell, Leslie Chambers, Baylee Dlouhy, Price Drake, Devinne Fallis, Levi Grim, Antonio Hicks, Luke Hisel, Emery Herbert, Cheyenne Kent, Bailey Kinley, Derik Kuykendall, Matthew Lanier, Nicole Lautenslager, Rylie Lee, Derek Nunez, Coleton Parks, Alleigh Perry, Levi Reid, Christopher Romero, Justin Rucker, […]

Honor Roll: Highland Elementary School

CNJ Staff Highland Elementary School Third Grade Honor Roll: A – Jacob Biederman, Ashley Gallagher, Dakota Grummer, Autumn LaPlante, Matthew Lopez, Kasia Okguin, Annabelle Robles, Jacob Biederman, Ashley Gallagher, Dakota Grummer, Autumn LaPlante, Matthew Lozez, Kasia Olguin, Annabelle Robles. Third Grade: A/B – Monica Danner, Rodrick Dean, Allyson Dugan, Natalie Edwards, Dakota Flowers, Mitchell May, […]

Officials seek alternatives to juvenile incarceration

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Officials say Clovis needs a juvenile justice facility for runaways and first-time petty offenders, equipped with classrooms and counselors instead of jail cells and guards. Curry County Commissioner Tim Ashley heads a 15-member juvenile justice committee formed about a month ago, based on a county committee formed five years […]

Diesel fuel prices staying high

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer As regular unleaded gas prices continue falling, diesel fuel remains at a near-record high. According to New Mexico AAA officials, diesel prices are up about 44 percent from last year while gasoline prices are up 22 percent over the same time period. The hurricanes that swept across the Gulf […]

County starts search for jail administrator

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Curry County faces a tough task in finding a new jail administrator, according to County Manager Dick Smith. The annual salary for the position is about $50,000 plus benefits, according Smith, which is below the national average for the position and could make finding a candidate slightly harder. “We […]

County projects surplus

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commission-ers approved an $8 million budget Monday during a special meeting at the courthouse. More than 50 percent of budget revenues are raised through property taxes, 40 percent through gross receipts taxes, and the remaining 10 percent through motor vehicle taxes and miscellaneous fees, according to County […]

Clovis native takes job at West Texas

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer At 26, Clovis native and 1997 Grady High graduate Justin Ashley has already worked under some successful college basketball coaches. He hopes to continue his progression at West Texas A&M University in Canyon. Ashley has been hired to replace Russell Vanlandingham as an assistant to Buffaloes head coach Rick […]

All District 4-5A

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Clovis junior post Brittany Blackmon was named District 4-5A player of the year after averaging 19.2 points and 6.6 rebounds a game. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ Staff Prep All-district teams 4-5A Boys First team Cibola — Roman Andrade, Kasey Cunningham Clovis — Tigg Bunton. Hobbs — B.J. Meredyth. Sandia — Nate Kanyinda. Second team Sandia — David […]

Clovis schools celebrate music

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Members of the Clovis High School Jazz band talk to local junior high school students about what it means to be part of a high schol band Friday at Marshall Junior High School. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioner Tim Ashley said music has a special place […]

Melrose chamber honors businesses

CNJ staff The Melrose Chamber of Commerce banquet held Monday night in Melrose was accompanied by 1940s-era music and a hearty helping of roast beef and potatoes. And some in attendance walked away with annual awards: Business of the year went to Antiques Etc., owned and operated by Melrose resident Norma Ashley. She opened her […]

Conflicts of interest

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher spent six to eight weeks in the fall managing a construction project about two miles outside the Curry County line. His employer was Tim Ashley, one of five county commissioners responsible for setting the sheriff’s annual budget. Was the arrangement between the two elected […]

12/19 Anniversary, Birth and Honors

Anniversary Bell Jerry and Marcia Bell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 26, 2004. The couple was married in Farwell on Dec. 26, 1954. Jerry is a farmer and Marcia is a homemaker. They have three children, Jady Bell (Shelley), Jack Bell (Kim), and Jill Denton (Jace). They have six grandchildren, Eric, Ashley, […]

County tax hike tops agenda

CNJ staff Commissioner Tim Ashley will propose an intent to adopt an ordinance to increase the county gross receipts tax at today’s meeting. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the county courthouse on Main Street. Ashley said state Legislature authorizes Curry County commissioners to pass a 1/8 percent increase that would take effect in […]

County commission incumbents prevail

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J. Albin Smith, left, and his wife Sandra watch the election results Tuesday at the Curry County Courthouse. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Republican incumbents Albin Smith and Tim Ashley will remain on the Curry County Commission. Ashley held 57 percent of the votes (2,287) in defeating Democrat Paul D. […]

Violence in public schools needs remedy

by Walter Williams I’m wondering just when parents, especially poor minorities, will refuse to tolerate day-to-day school conditions that most parents wouldn’t dream of tolerating. Lisa Snell, director of the Education and Child Welfare Program at the Los Angles-based Reason Foundation, has a recent article about school violence titled “No Way Out,” in the October […]