Meetings watch: Clovis MainStreet

The Clovis MainStreet board met Tuesday and discussed the following: • Train renovation update by Phil Williams, owner of the Clovis Depot Model Train Museum, and CATS. Williams said the funding process for the renovation of the former Hillcrest Park train and landscaping of the model train museum should take place by March. He said […]

City infrastructure plan discussed

CNJ staff City staff held a brief public input meeting Monday afternoon regarding an annual update to the city’s Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan. The plan lists upcoming needs for the city covering fiscal years 2013-2017. Claire Burroughes, legislative and community development director for the city, said the plan helps the city when it asks for […]

Society can’t be victim of crime

Often when the impact of increasing liberty is being discussed, especially with regard to things some people resist on moral grounds (such as ending the criminalization of prostitution, drug prohibition, regulation of gambling, etc.), someone will claim that victimless crimes actually do have a victim: Society. What is a victim and what is society? A […]

Golf course purchase to be discussed at city meeting

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Christian Fontanilla, 11, of Clovis, practices his chip shot Monday afternoon at Chaparral Country Club. The city is considering purchasing the club. Kevin Wilson Clay Bracken said it would break his heart if the current Clovis Municipal golf course was to shut down. “I grew up golfing there,” Bracken said. […]

Curry Road R discussed at Joint Land Use meeting

Freedom New Mexico Discussion centered around procedures needed to close Curry Road R at a Wednesday afternoon meeting of the Joint Land Use Study’s policy committee. More than a dozen people attended the meeting, which was held at the Curry County Courthouse, County Manager Lance Pyle said. Pyle said County Attorney Stephen Doerr gave a […]

Sorghum technology featured at field day

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker New Mexico State University staff members eat lunch on a trailer Thursday during the annual field day. Jared Tucker Herbicide-tolerant sorghum was the hot topic discussed at Thursday’s annual field day, along with a speech by New Mexico State University President Barbara Couture, at NMSU’s Agricultural Science Center in Clovis. […]

Buzzwords cloud accountability

Clyde Davis So there it was, in a story in a local newspaper, coincidentally on the same day that we had mentioned it, or discussed it, or related it back to real life. The catchphrase — like any catchphrase — that makes one stop and ask how authentic it really is In this case, it […]

EPCOG director: Lunch meeting with county commissioners focused on EPCOG services

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A quorum of Curry County commissioners discussed Eastern Plains Council of Governments services at a private lunch on Tuesday, according to EPCOG’s interim executive director. EPCOG’s Richard Arguello said he had lunch with three commissioners after Tuesday’s County Commission meeting so he could acquaint them with what’s been going […]

Cannon growth plan approved, implementation discussed

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A plan for how the community should respond to potential growth at Cannon Air Force Base was approved Monday morning in a joint meeting of the Local Growth Management Organization and Local Growth Management Committee at city hall. Members also agreed to discuss implementation further and to consult with […]

Student publication policies on meeting agenda

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Policies for student publications will be discussed at Tuesday’s Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting. Board Clerk Jelayne Curtis said the issue was a student publications issue, and could cover either the Plainsman yearbook or the Purple Press newspapers. No action will be taken on changing student publications […]

Sept. 16 Club Notes

Curry County Association of Educational Retirees The first meeting of the new year of the Curry County Association of Educational Retirees was held at the Holiday Inn. Lynda Milburn conducted the meeting. Speaker for the meeting was John Neibling, president of Clovis Community College. Neibling discussed concerns facing community colleges including, lower graduation rates among […]

Democratic Party hosting women’s luncheon

Freedom Newspapers The Curry County Democratic Party women’s luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Golden Corral restaurant, 3501 N. Prince St., Clovis. Reorganization will be discussed. For information, contact Elaine Howell, vice chairman, Curry County Democrats, at 763-7019.

Education tops legislative chat

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Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, speaks at the monthly Clovis Chamber of Commerce breakfast Friday at Clovis Community College. (CNJ correspondent: Robert Standridge) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Much of Clovis’ leadership at the city and county level turned out Friday to hear legislators talk about the sometimes hectic 47th legislative session. The Association of […]

Superintendent gets extra year on contract

Ryan Lengerich Clovis schools’ board of education on Tuesday extended Superintendent Neil Nuttall’s contract through the 2005-2006 school year. Following an executive session that lasted nearly two hours, the measure passed by a 4-1 margin with board member Mark Lansford opposing. Lansford had no comment on his vote, saying he could not discuss anything that […]

Club Notes for Week of 10/19

BPO DOES Clovis Drove No. 108 held a regular meeting on Oct. 9 with President Kaye Parrish presiding. The charter was draped in memory of long-time member Marie Reichenborn who recently died. The drove voted to donate $20 to the Pikes Peak Hospice in her memory. Parrish will be representing the drove at the upcoming […]