Domenici announces FEMA funding to N.M. counties

DOMENICI:  FEMA PROVIDES $803,809 TO NEW MEXICO FOR EMERGENCY FOOD & SHELTER ASSISTANCE Chaves, Curry, Eddy, Lea & Lincoln Counties to Receive Funds           WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today announced that 21 New Mexico counties will share $803,809 in federal emergency food and shelter grants to assist the hungry and homeless in their […]

Udall files for U.S. Senate

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico Democratic Congressman Tom Udall today filed approximately 14,500 nominating petition signatures with the Secretary of State, solidifying his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Udall, who needs 2,162 valid signatures on nominating petitions from registered Democrats to qualify for the March 15 Pre-primary nominating convention, submitted almost seven times the total […]

Remember the tornadoes?

We’re beginning to compile content related to the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. We’d like to hear your stories and publish your photos from before, during and after the big winds. If you’d like to share memories of that scary night: Email us

Share your memories

We’re planning ahead – at least thinking about planning ahead – and starting to compile content for the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. We’d like to hear your stories and publish your photos from before, during and after the big winds. If you’d […]

Winter weather advisory in effect

From Ken De Los Santos, emergency management coordinator for Clovis and Curry County: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM MST THIS EVENING INCLUDES CURRY AND ROOSEVELT COUNTIES THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM MST THIS EVENING. SNOW […]

Up to an inch of snow expected

CNJ staff Weather report from National Weather Service in Albuquerque for Curry, De Baca and Roosevelt counties: THU DEC 27 2007 SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY EVENING. EXPECT AN INCH OF NEW SNOW OVER NORTHERN ROOSEVELT AND CURRY COUNTIES…AND ACROSS EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTIES…WITH AN EXTRA INCH POSSIBLE IN SPOTS. EXPECT LESS THAN AN […]

Kilmer has given much to community

By Don McAlavy: Columnist Harold Kilmer is well known in Clovis, not only for the music he makes in several bands with his fiddle, but also for the history and genealogy work he has taken on, plus his work to establish the only historical society in Curry County, the High Plains Historical Foundation, in 1972. […]

Counties look to save indigent funds

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer New Mexico counties are fighting to keep a program that funds indigent health care and keeps health care costs from rising. A temporary suspension Congress imposed preventing a new Medicaid rule expires in May, according to Interim Curry County Manager Lance Pyle. The rule terminates a state and federal […]

Commissioners support firefighting facility

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners pledged support during Tuesday’s commission meeting for a facility where Clovis firefighters can train in live-fire exercises. Interim County Manager Lance Pyle said commissioners will vote in their next meeting whether to add the facility to a list of projects the county will asked to be […]

Rural Republican values in danger

By Allen Weh: Guest columnist At the beginning of the 20th century, rural America was the center of American life, home to most of the population and the source of the nation’s food and commerce. The core values of hard work, an entrepreneurial spirit and respect for private property took root in these early communities, […]

Local Roundup: Clovis man arrested on burglary charges

Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a suspect in burglaries committed in Curry, Roosevelt Parmer and Bailey Counties Wednesday in Portales, according to a RCSO news release. Curry County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Sandy Loomis observed a vehicle matching the description of one Curry County deputies had pursued on Sunday and began pursuit. […]

County seeks better premium

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Fifteen minutes a week could save the county on insurance, officials say. Curry County Commission approved a resolution at its meeting Tuesday to adopt a risk awareness training program for county employees. Assistant County Manager Lance Pyle said the 15-minute weekly training classes could bring down the premium the county […]

Extent of bovine TB in area unknown

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer The ramifications of last week’s discovery of bovine tuberculosis in dairy cattle in eastern New Mexico is still being determined, according to State Agriculture Secretary Miley Gonzalez. Gonzalez said if the infected cattle are within the current federally restricted zone covering parts of Roosevelt and Curry counties, there would […]

Report: Local women’s salaries below average

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE —Curry County ranks 24th out of 33 New Mexico counties in median income of women, according to a report released Monday by the state Commission on the Status of Women. The median annual earnings of full-time female workers in Curry County is $19,523, according to the report. Los Alamos County […]

FEMA relief funds approach $400,000 mark

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Federal assistance for individuals affected by the March 23 tornadoes in Curry and Quay counties is rolling along, with 70 percent of funds approved thus far in the hands of victims, according to federal officials. Nearly $396,000 in assistance has been approved for tornado victims in both counties since […]

United Way exceeds goal

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Incoming United Way of Eastern New Mexico President Leo Lovett, left, and Executive Director Erinn Burch present the award for Volunteer of the Year to outgoing United Way President Don Thomas at the awards banquet. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The United Way of Eastern New Mexico annual banquet […]

Definition of prisoner determines funding

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Curry County Adult Detention Center officials said a recent ruling requiring the Department of Corrections to reimburse county jails for the cost of housing parole violators will only work in conjunction with changes in legislation. Deputy Chief Warden Audrey Barriga said county officials have been working with detention center […]

Council receives $150,000 grant

CNJ Staff An organization that serves eastern New Mexico has been awarded a federal grant of $150,000 for economic development, U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., announced in a press release Wednesday. The Eastern Plains Council of Governments is among six New Mexico economic development districts to receive the federal award from the U.S. Department of […]

Presidents: Bond makes sense

By John Niebling 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 Bond Proposition “B” in the Nov. 7 General Election makes sense for Curry and Roosevelt counties. Bond “B” is worth approximately $118 million to higher education […]

Corn cropping up

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Jimenez Custom Harvest company harvests corn for silage in southern Curry County. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Fields of corn baked in the sun all summer, and late in the growing season, were pounded by rain. But local corn growers have reported good yields, despite less than desirable weather […]