Report: County funds may be missing

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Court documents show Curry County may be missing $7,200 in funds from the 2007 Curry County Fair. State police executed a search warrant at the county courthouse on Monday, County Manager Lance Pyle confirmed. The search warrant allowed police to examine documents, electronic data, information and correspondence related to […]

Town meeting scheduled to discuss Muleshoe burglaries

CNJ staff A town hall meeting is being held at 6:30 p.m. CDT today at City Hall in Muleshoe to discuss an outbreak of burglaries, according to Muleshoe Police Chief Brian Frieda. Since November there have been about 95 burglaries, compared with a traditional average of about 20 in a given six-month period, Frieda said. […]

Area leaders to discuss base growth

By CNJ Staff Who: Representatives of the Office of Economic Adjustment, a federal agency designed to help BRAC-affected communities, and Cannon Air Force Base Local Growth Management Committee, an association of government leaders from Portales, Clovis, and Curry and Roosevelt counties. What: Meeting to discuss formation of a volunteer group to consider growth challenges that […]

City considering eminent domain purchase

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer City of Clovis officials want to build a drainage ditch on Daniel Griego’s property. But the life-long Clovis resident said he doesn’t want to sell. Today the City Commission will discuss purchasing the property anyway under the power of eminent domain. The city proposes a 30-foot drainage ditch be […]

Portales officials looking into water system repair

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Officials have planned a meeting Friday to discuss ways of repairing broken water lines without having to shut off water to the entire city of Portales. The community was without water almost 24 hours on Saturday when a pipe cracked and water began to burst out of the […]

12/29 Student Profile

Benjamin Mousseau is a senior at the Clovis High School. He is the son of Sheryl and Marcel Mousseau. Who is invited to your fantasy dinner and why? Charles Darwin to discuss the theory of evolution, Plato to discuss the theories of life, and Jesus Christ to discuss religion. What is so great about your […]

Nonprofit group promotes state issues

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Representatives from New Mexico First were in Clovis on Thursday to discuss their organization with local businessmen and city officials. New Mexico First is a statewide non-profit group based in Albuquerque. The 19-year-old nonpartisan organization was formed by Sens. Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman in 1986 to involve more citizens […]

Student Profile

Ali Garrett is the daughter of Ron and Jan Garrett and is a senior at Clovis High School. Tell us about your pet(s): I have three animals. I have one dog and she is 1/2 golden retriever and 1/2 Irish setter. Her name is Golda and she is 11 years old. I also have two […]

Clovis City Commission to discuss budget today

Staff reports The Clovis City Commission will hold a budget hearing beginning at 9 a.m. today in the assembly room at city hall. Finance Director Don Clifton said the meeting is to discuss and plan the 2004-05 fiscal year budget, which projects revenue of $47 million and $53 million in expenses. Clifton said that’s been […]

Radio debate tonight

CNJ STAFF Candidates for mayor and the City Commission will discuss the issues at 6 tonight in a forum on radio stations KTQM, 99.9 FM, and KWKA, 680 AM. Participating in the forum will be mayoral candidates Raymond Atchley, David Lansford and Stephen Muscato, and Commission candidates Randy Crowder, Jack Twite, Fred Van Soelen, Len […]

School board considers changes to agenda policy

CNJ STAFF REPORT The Clovis school board will discuss tonight possible changes to the policy of placing items on meetings agendas. The board of education will hold its meeting at 7 tonight at the administration building at 1009 Main St. A meeting will also be held at 6:30 a.m. today at the administration building to […]

Freedom board begins to decide fate of company

Freedom News Service IRVINE, Calif. — The board of Freedom Communications Inc. met all day Wednesday to discuss bids from potential buyers but did not decide what to recommend to the shareholders for a vote, the company said in a statement. Irvine, California-based Freedom, parent of the Clovis News Journal, said the board told its […]

Ute Water Project tops meeting agenda

By Jack King Members of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority will discuss the ability of each community to pay its share of the Ute Water Project at Wednesday’s monthly board meeting in Tucumcari. The board, which has been moving its meetings around the region, will meet at 2 p.m. in the Tucumcari Civic […]

Officials to discuss water supply

By Mike Linn Portales is hosting a workshop this week on examining ways to slow the rapidly declining water supply in the Ogallala Aquifer. In areas north of Portales, water from the Ogallala declines four times as fast as it is replenished, conservation officials explain, and even with modern farming irrigation systems the extended future […]

City Commission will discuss budget

CNJ Staff The Clovis City Commission will hold a study session to discuss the city’s 2003-2004 preliminary budget from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the assembly room of the Bert Cabiness City Government Center at 321 Connelly Street. During the session the commissioners will discuss the budget’s contents with city staff. Following the […]