Grassfire burns 60 acres

Freedom New Mexico Sixty acres of grass, three farm structures and farm equipment were destroyed by fire Wednesday around Curry Roads 21 and D, according to David Kube, Curry County wildland fire coordinator. Kube said fire units from Texico and Clovis called to the scene about 12:30 p.m. arrived to find a swather, a piece […]

National Guard hosting open house

The New Mexico National Guard is hosting an open house from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Clovis armory. During the event, the National Guard will have equipment on hand to demonstrate its capabilities along with guided tours of the armory. Equipment demonstrations include a ride in a HMMWV Egress Assistance Trainer, a […]

Education column: Parkview elementary gets tech upgrade

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy Parkview Elementary has begun embracing technology in a big way. Principal Christi Richards has set about equipping all her classrooms with needed technologies in this school of approximately 500 students. Between new equipment purchases and rounding up little used equipment available elsewhere in the district, she’s loading classrooms with technology and training teachers […]

Police blotter — Jan. 9

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon Dec. 29 an officer responded to a report of a crash at Prince and Brady. A man told the officer he was towing farm equipment and when he drove under the utility lines, the equipment caught the lines and pulled […]

Police blotter — Dec. 12

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. Dec. 2 an officer responded to the 100 block of Hull Street for a report of vehicle theft. A contractor told the officer his company had worked on the building the overpass and left some equipment behind the day […]

Wike named new drug force coordinator

Former police officer Heather Wike is the new Region V Drug Task Force Coordinator. Wike will receive a salary of $40,000 under a contract subject to a performance review in six months, according to a press release received Monday from the Clovis Police Department. Retired Clovis Police Chief Bill Carey held the position since Oct. […]

Hard to top invention of saddle

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Can you guess what simple invention is considered one of the basic pieces of equipment involved in creating and spreading modern civilization? I couldn’t. It involves the horse…of course… and the saddle. Like most country kids, I learned to ride bareback. I still believe that’s how novice riders should begin […]

Playground equipment to be installed

The GAP Project, sponsored by United Way’s Day of Caring Committee, will be completed Saturday, Aug. 15, with the installation of playground equipment at the Grand Avenue Apartments. Work will begin at 8 a.m. Other improvements will be made including laying of pea gravel and painting the railing around the grounds. Twenty Lowe’s Heroes and […]

Feb. 15, 2009 Senior happenings

Friendship Senior Center 901 West 13th St. Monday: Closed. Tuesday: 9-11 a.m. Coffee klutch, ceramics, crafts and cards. Wednesday: 9-11 a.m. Coffee klutch; 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Bridge club; 1 p.m. Phase 10 tournament. Thursday: 9-11 a.m. Coffee klutch; ceramics, crafts and cards; 10 a.m. AARP meet. Friday: 9-11 a.m. Coffee klutch; 1-3 p.m. bingo. Billiards […]

Bond proposals on ballot

Bond proposals: Bond A What: provides $14.7 million for senior citizen facility improvement, construction and equipment acquisition. Local impact: $11,200 for improvements to the Alice Converse Senior Center in Curry County, $15,000 for Baxter-Curren Senior Center improvements, $12,516 for Clovis Senior Center equipment, $15,830 for Portales Senior Center equipment, $12,403 for Portales Senior Center meals […]

Election equipment, software ready for vote

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer County political party officials said they are satisfied county election officials have done all they can to ensure a smooth election. Election manager Coni Jo Lyman said backup plans are in place in the event software issues resurface during the general election that could delay results. The general election […]

Aug. 3, 2008 Senior Calendar

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory Monday: 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Exercise equipment; 1 p.m. line dance; 1- 5 p.m. 8 ball pool and 5 p.m. social night. Tuesday: 8 a.m. Quilting; 8 a.m. -5 p.m. exercise equipment; 1- 5 p.m. 8 ball pool; 2 p.m. Bunco; 6 p.m. jam session. Wednesday: 8 a.m. -5 […]

Ag business to expand operations locally

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Portales has landed a business that will distribute and repair agricultural equipment, according to a press release from the Roosevelt County Community Development Corp.Roswell-based New Mexico Machinery announced Monday it will expand its business to the Roosevelt and Curry county market with a new location in Portales at the […]

June 5, 2008 Education Digest

ENMU receives gift from Texas Tech Eastern New Mexico University received a piece of equipment from Texas Tech University called a single crystal X-ray diffractometer that allows the faculty and students at the school to determine the structure of molecules, according to a press release. The department of chemistry and biochemistry at Texas Tech decommissioned […]

Capital outlay OK’d

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Gov. Bill Richardson signed a bill Wednesday morning allocating $341 million for capital improvements statewide, including more than $7.3 million in funding to the region. He also vetoed $580,000 in regional project requests, including a $350,000 request for a Clovis communications/administration building. Curry County Finance Manager Mark Lansford said […]

It’s Their Business: Clovis Brace Shop

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Clovis Brace Shop By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Clovis Brace Shop Location: 128 W. 21st St. What they do: Orthopedic and sport bracing. They also sell various home medical equipment, including ramps, wheelchairs, crutches, canes, bathroom bars, shower chairs and diabetic shoes. Who’s in charge: Cinda Barringer Employees: One How long in business: […]

Law enforcement prepares for year ahead

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MCT illustration By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Recruitment and retention, continued interagency collaboration, improved equipment and training, the fight against drugs, graffiti and truancy — These are but a few of the priorities law enforcement agencies have for the new year. As 2008 begins, area departments are outlining their objectives and evaluating obstacles they […]

Vet refurbishes medical equipment

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia James Freeman is a veteran who collects medical equipment, repairs it and distributes it to the disabled. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico James Freeman calls it his “Aid to the Disabled Program.” “James originally started the program to collect medical equipment for disabled veterans,” said Keith Barker acting exalted […]

Visitors get sneak peek at museum

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CNJ correspondent photo: Martha Hardwick Robin Isler of Clovis visits with Jochen Rehberg Jr., left, and his father, Jochen Rehberg Sr., at the Norman Petty Studio tour on Saturday. The Rehbergs came from Hannoves, Germany for the Clovis Music Festival. The museum is set to open next year. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer When […]

County officers rev up new engines

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson The Curry County Sheriff’s department debuted one of its four new police-edition Dodge Chargers Wednesday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Sheriff’s department placed the first of four new police-edition Dodge Chargers into action on county roads Wednesday, sporting the department’s new color scheme and low-profile light […]