Fire damages Mesalands Community College building roof

Freedom New Mexico A fire at Mesalands Community College on Friday damaged a large portion of the roof on the west side of the building. Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry said that the fire was reported at 8:53 a.m. Five fire units responded to the fire, which took two hours to extinguish. Mesalands’ Director of […]

Feb. 8 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 p.m. Jan. 22 an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of Main Street for a breaking and entering report. The resident said he heard voices on the roof and sounds that indicated they were trying to get […]

Small-school benefit long forgotten

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist I attended a one-room school as an eighth grader. The teacher was a middle-aged widow from Chicago. I never quite understood her motivation in moving to New Mexico to teach in a one-room country school 30 miles from the nearest town, but we all got along fine. The school building […]

New rehearsal hall for opera on horizon

By Anne Constable: The Santa Fe New Mexican The Santa Fe Opera is seeking legislative approval for an agreement with the state to lease and eventually purchase a yet-to-be-built open-air rehearsal hall and the land it sits on. Speaker of the House Ben Lujan, D-Nambe, introduced this week House Joint Resolution 8, which would give […]

1/28 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 a.m. Jan. 15 an officer responded to a report of criminal damage at a business in the 2000 block of Main Street. The owner said when he arrived he found the soda machine outside lying on the ground and graffiti […]

Jan. 20 Letters to the Editor

Gay marriage counters principles I am a Christian, a sinner, and socially and fiscally conservative. Every structure is built from a plan and rests on a foundation. A building is founded upon brick, mortar, etc.

Commissioners OK hotel cleanup

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Cleaning up Hotel Clovis and starting a pilot program for recycling dominated business Thursday for Clovis city commissioners. As part of efforts to rehabilitate the hotel building on Main Street, commissioners approved a proposal from GranCor Enterprises to rid the facility of asbestos, pigeon droppings and lead-based paint for $421,066. […]

City building permits

Builiding permits issued by the City of Clovis from January through September can be viewed here.

Bonds beneficial to communities

By John Neibling and Steven Gamble: Guest columnists As presidents of Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University, we want to share why the passage of General Obligation Bonds C and D in the Nov. 4 General Election should make sense to the citizens of Curry and Roosevelt counties. If Bond C passes, CCC […]

Sept. 26, 2008 Religion Digest

Samaritan House hosting fundraiser What: Barbecue sandwich fundraiser Where: The Samaritan House, 820 Axtell When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday How much: $5 for a brisket sandwich and $3 for a hot link sandwich Purpose: To help raise funds for building renovations and funds for the house’s discipleship program

Sept. 19, 2008 Religion Digest

Church breaking ground on new building Clovis Landmark Baptist Church will be breaking ground on its new building at 5 p.m. Saturday on Williams Street behind Trinity Methodist Church. The church body currently meets at Wayland Baptist University. Jack Spencer, the church’s pastor, said the church has been working toward a building for almost two […]

KFC shooting suspect released to parents

By Sharna_Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police have interviewed a 17-year-old suspect they believe shot several rounds toward a busy fast-food restaurant on Wednesday afternoon, according to a police press release issued Thursday morning. The juvenile, whose name has not been released because no charges have been filed, was interviewed by police Wednesday night and […]

Commission visits Tucumcari to hear “racino” proposal

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Racing Commission visits Tucumcari on Thursday to hear a proposal for building a racetrack and casino. Albuquerque car dealer Don Chalmers heads a group of investors who hope to bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in Texas money to the economically depressed city along the Mother Road. […]

Meetings will discuss renewable energy

CNJ staff New Mexico energy, rural and economic development organizations are inviting residents to a series of town hall meetings to discuss renewable energy development in rural communities, according to a press release from New Mexico State University. The first meeting is 9 a.m. Monday at the Memorial Building in Portales. The next meetings will […]

Hard work, effort make for successful soap box derby

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Clovis High School Football center Juan Lopez said lifting the cars onto the 6-foot high ramp was similar to the workouts he does three times a week. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Now Brian Chambers and Earl Stewart know how the weight guesser at a carnival feels. The Clovis […]

Racing is family affair

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Andrew Collings, 10, left, holds down the front axle of his soap box car while his father, Rick Collings, tightens the bolts to fix it to the car. Andrew is competing Saturday in the Clovis soap box derby for the first time. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Andrew Collings […]

Portales to honor a veteran

The city of Portales will honor Joe Blair for his service to the community at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Memorial Building.

May 4, 2008 Club Notes

Chaparral Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club met April 24 at the extension building with 13 members in attendance.

May 1, 2008 Education Digest

CCC hosting teacher workshopClovis Community College will host the New Mexico Teacher Assessments Basic Skills Test workshop on May 10, according to a press release. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room 223. Information: contact Mindy Watson at 769-4119.ENMU awarded equipment grantEastern New Mexico University received $20,000 from the […]

Smoke clears Portales courthouse

PNT Staff The Roosevelt County Courthouse has been closed after smoke was seen coming out the top of the building. Lance Hill, a battalion chief with the Portales Fire Department, said officials believe a burned motor in the air conditioning unit caused the smoke.Hill said the courthouse will reopen later today, once the smoke is […]