City animal rescues plummet in May

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Animal Control Officer Brice Stacy tries to calm two puppies before he unloads them from cages in the truck. The puppies, their pitbull mother and heeler father were all relinquished Tuesday by their owner, who said the adults were vicious. Sharna Johnson While the Clovis Police Department continues to evaluate […]

Press release: Xcel continues to ask for conservation

Wes Reeves AMARILLO, Texas – Xcel Energy is asking electric customers in Texas and New Mexico to join their neighbors across the region in conserving energy as regional utility systems struggle to meet high demand with diminished resources. The utility company is not planning rotating outages in the area at this time, but is cautioning […]

Scientific race to dispute God futile

Freedom New Mexico The embarrassing race to disprove God continues with a new book titled “The Grand Design: New Answers to the Ultimate Questions of Life,” by acclaimed physicist Stephen Hawking and lesser-known physicist Leonard Mlodinow. Humanity cannot survive and thrive without honest and objective science. Without pure science, it’s easy to surmise that humans […]

First person: Rancher continues family legacy

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Wesley Grau of Grady has been involved in the family cattle business since 1963, after he graduated from New Mexico State University. Wesley Grau’s reign as New Mexico Cattleman of the Year is close to ending. The lifelong Grady resident operates the family ranch with his brother Lane. Five generations […]

DoD launches compensation study

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Military compensation is far different today than it was on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked America. As U.S. troops surged into Afghanistan and, 17 months later, invaded Iraq, Congress began pumping a stream of piecemeal improvements into pay and benefits. That continues, though the flow of new initiatives has […]

Search for jail administrator continues

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Curry County continues to accept applications for its vacant jail administrator job. The position has been vacant since September, when the county dismissed former administrator Lois Bean. Sheriff Matt Murray has had oversight of the jail since four inmates attempted to escape Feb. 21. That incident led to the […]

Press release: Clovis K-Bob’s fire investigation continues

SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) – in concert

Dairy attrition continues

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Ten dairies in Roosevelt and Curry counties have gone out of business since wholesale milk prices began dropping more than a year ago, a Dairy Farmers of America spokesman confirms. Walter Bradley, government and business affairs director for the DFA in Clovis, said five of the dairies were participants […]

Freedom continues restructuring talks

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Son continues family project

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Dennis Williams is building a Van’s RV-6A kit airplane in his front yard. Williams and his father began the project in 1998, prior to his father’s death. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Eleven years after beginning a Van’s RV-6A kit airplane with his father, Dennis Williams has resurrected the […]

CHS class of ’54 reunion set

Freedom New Mexico A reunion of the Clovis High School Class of 1954 is scheduled for July 3-5 in Clovis. The reunion begins at 1 p.m. July 3 at the Fairfield Inn in Clovis. July 4, the event continues from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at K-Bob’s Steakhouse with a sit-down meal 1:30 p.m. A […]

Habitat for humanity work continues in Portales

This Saturday, work on the home at 309 E Kaywood in Portales continues with painting the interior walls. Work begins at 8:00 am until mid-afternoon. Lunch will be provided for construction volunteers at approximately 11:30 am. Also, the ReStore will be open from 2-6 on Friday and from 8 am to 1 pm on Saturday […]

Reporter’s notebook: Horse continues winning tradition

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Courtesy photo My Other Toy’s a Car, ridden by owner Mary Ann Rapp, finished ninth in the non-professional division of Sunday’s National Cutting Horse Association Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas. My Other Toy’s a Car is the daughter of Smart Lena Boon, a My Other Toy’s a Car, the daughter of a horse co-owned by […]

CHS band progress continues

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Roger Wygant is a member of the Clovis High Band Booster Club. His son is in the band. By Roger Wygant: Guest columnist The Clovis High School Band continues to collect musical awards as they move indoors for the winter season. They recently completed a marching band season in which […]

Search for final escapee continues

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Courtesy photo Curry County Adult Detention Center escapee, Louis Chavez, was captured Monday evening in Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer It’s seven down, one to go. With the capture of Louis Chavez, 19, Monday night at a local grocery store, only convicted child killer Edward Salas remains at large of the eight inmates […]

Udall to visit Clovis

WEEK TWO: UDALL CONTINUES STATE-WIDE ‘DOING RIGHT BY NEW MEXICO TOUR’

More arrests possible in home invasion investigation

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Booking photo: Curry County Adult Detention Center Jeremy Enriquez, 19, was the ring leader in a Tuesday home invasion, according to police. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Five Clovis males have been arrested in connection with the most recent in a string of home invasions spanning the last two weeks. Police said they believe […]

Holiday continues at Ute Lake

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Ute water bill continues progress

CNJ staff WASHINGTON — The House Natural Resources Committee unanimously passed legislation Thursday that would authorize the federal government to build a pipeline that will carry water to several communities in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. The bill, which now heads to the full House, would authorize the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to spend up […]

VA loan ceilings may be on rise

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist With thousands of service members and veterans having lost homes or facing foreclosure as the mortgage crisis continues, lawmakers are pushing legislation to raise VA loan ceilings, lower VA funding fees and expand the VA’s ability to help veterans refinance loans they can’t afford. The Department of Veterans Affairs, meanwhile, […]