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 […]

New equipment spruces up park

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo The skate park’s dimensions measure 80 by 120 feet. By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The skate boards, in-line skates and even scooters are rolling again. The Chavez Manor West housing area has a new skatepark, and new playground equipment nearby. The two sets of playground equipment are appropriate for […]

Dec. 24 Commander's Action Line

What are some programs that could be implemented locally for the base to be more PT-minded? We appreciate your question. We at the 27th Special Operations Wing are very serious about improving the quality of life here so our airmen can both focus on and carry out the mission effectively. I contacted both the fitness […]

AFREP sustains mission, saves money

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Michael Harris, 27th SOMG, inspects a circuit card for an LCD monitor. Through the Air Force Repair Enhancement Program, airmen work with advanced machinery to detect and repair malfunctioning circuits in equipment. By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg: 27th SOW Public Affairs Most of us do not look forward […]

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 […]

Military branches combine for Joint Lightning exercise

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Cannon Connections: Tony Bullocks Roy Priest of GATR Technologies talks about an inflatable satellite prototype Thursday. The satellite would replace a traditional saucer satellite dish used to transmit and receive signals. By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections Inside what looks like an 8-foot tall green beach ball is a satellite terminal that represents the future of […]

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 […]

Fabrication flight fixes, maintains aircraft structure

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James R. Bell Airman 1st Class Stephen Johnson, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Operations Squadron, applies a protective sheet over a stencil of the special operations emblem at Building 199. This emblem will be placed onto an aircraft tail near the Landing. By 1st Lt. George Tobias, 27th SOW Public Affair […]

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 […]