Rural refinance program to launch

CNJ staff The U.S. Department of Agriculture will launch a single family housing guaranteed rural refinance pilot program in New Mexico to help rural borrowers refinance their mortgages, according to U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. To be eligible under this pilot, borrowers must have made timely mortgage payments for 12 consecutive months. Rural residents can […]

Community calendar: Jan. 1

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30-8:30 p.m., […]

Artificial trees have advantages

I guess for me it officially becomes Christmas when the Christmas tree goes up at home. Growing up that meant it was time to get serious about Christmas. We always had a cut Christmas tree bought in town. The only place I ever came in contact with a fake tree while I was young was […]

Press release: Christmas parade update

(From Clovis MainStreet) The 2011 Christmas Light Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2011 and will start at 6:00 pm. At this time we plan to proceed with the parade. However, if a severe or hazardous weather alert is issued, we will cancel the parade for the safety of participants and attendees. This determination […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Mother dog, pioneer women and summer reading

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Mother dog needed Six puppies were dropped off recently at the Clovis Humane Society. They are too young to be away from their mother and are in need of another mother dog or a kind-hearted person willing to bottle-feed them. For more information, contact […]

Former Dora coach charged with sexual contact with student

Freedom New Mexico A former Dora Consolidated School coach has been charged with having sexual contact with a student athlete, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. Amber Shaw, 28, is charged with criminal sexual penetration and criminal sexual contact with a minor, both fourth-degree felonies. Chief Deputy Malin Parker said several years ago, while […]

Press Release: Clovis Municipal Airport Committee

The Clovis Municipal Airport Committee meeting scheduled for 6:00 p.m. today has been rescheduled until 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 at the Clovis Municipal Airport. For more information, please contact Mr. Steve Summers, Airport Director, at 769-7890.

Positions open on emergency planning committee

CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Local Emergency Planning Committee Executive Council has two available positions. The committee meets 1 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each odd-numbered month at Clovis City Hall. For information, contact the city manager’s office at 769-7828.

Two parks committee positions open

CNJ staff The City of Clovis has two vacancies on the Parks and Recreation Committee. This committee makes recommendations to the Clovis City Commission regarding parks and recreation activities in the city. For information or to obtain an application form, contact Claire Burroughes at 763-9653.

Press release: Emergency repairs at Norris St. railroad crossing

BNSF will temporarily close the Norris Street railroad crossing from 12:00 noon, Friday, April 16th until 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 17th for emergency repairs. All east bound traffic will be detoured to Sugarbeat Road. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Public Works at (575) 769-2376.

Wildfire safety tips offered

By Richard Peterson: 27th SOW Safety If you notice a fire contact emergency services at 911 immediately don’t ignore it. It’s better that too many call it in than no one at all. Personnel that smoke need to be extremely careful with all smoking materials, both while smoking in designated smoking areas as well as […]

Press Release: Aquatic center will be closed March 15-19 for repairs

THE CLOVIS AQUATIC CENTER LOCATED AT 1700 EAST 7TH STREET WILL BE CLOSED FOR REPAIRS DURING THE WEEK OF MARCH 15-19, 2010. For more information please contact the Aquatic Center at 575-762-4519.

Civil aviation board seats open

The city of Clovis has two positions on the Civil Aviation Board which are open for election/re-election. The Civil Aviation Board monthly on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. If you are interested in serving on this board or would like further information, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 575-769-7828.

Meeting set for Clovis 801 housing residents

27th SOW Public Affairs A community town hall meeting for residents of 801 housing in Clovis will be held Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. in the community center. 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron personnel will be available to answer questions and concerns about security and safety. This will be a neighborhood-watch type of forum. […]

AARP seeking volunteers to help with income taxes

CNJ staff AARP is seeking volunteers statewide to help others with their income taxes. All volunteers are trained in basic tax law and tax forms as well as how to use computers and software. Volunteers use their knowledge, along with computers and software provided to prepare tax returns for others. Volunteers are asked to serve […]

10/25 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 a.m. Oct. 14 an officer responded to a school in the 1900 block of Thornton Street for a report of criminal sexual contact. The principal said he had been contacted by an assistant principal from another campus regarding a female […]

Press release: Clovis man sentenced to 18 years for criminal sexual contact of a minor

Matthew Chandler, Ninth Judicial District Attorney, announced today that Nick Trujillo, age 36, was sentenced to eighteen (18) years in the Department of Corrections for Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor, a second degree felony.

Habitat for Humanity seeks land

Freedom New Mexico Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties Inc. is seeking land for future homes, especially in Clovis. Habitat leaders would like donations but would consider reasonable prices, said Office Manager Marge Rhode. Contact: Habitat for Humanity office at 359-1344 or roosevelt_curry_h4h@yahoo.com or 620 W. First, Portales.

How to contact your representative

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MCT illustration By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico With the economy faltering and jobs possibly hanging in the balance, many want to know what their representative is doing for them in Washington these days. Curry and Roosevelt County are represented in Congress by U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, and Sers. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall. […]

Reward offered for information in deer poaching

CNJ staff The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest for killing a pair of mule deer discovered near Portales. Game and Fish investigators say a doe and a buck were killed and dumped off South Roosevelt County Road 8 sometime last Monday. Both […]