Roads could get slick again

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Traffic passes along 21st Street near Hilltop Plaza Thursday morning. Temperatures are expected to stay in the mid to upper 20s throughout the day with snow flurries expected to continue. By Sharna Johnson and Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Clovis police responded to 35 weather-related crashes in the city Thursday […]

Hull Street bids less than expected

The city of Clovis received six bids for the construction of the Hull Street Bridge and all were less than the projected amount of $5.8 million. At Thursday’s City Commission meeting, City Manager Joe Thomas is expected to recommend the lowest bid of $3.3 million be awarded to Hamon Contractors of Denver.

Commission to vote on improvements plan

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners are expected to approve a five-year, $56.1 million capital improvement plan during a special meeting Tuesday. The Infrastructure and Capital Improvements Plan — which outlines capital improvement requests the county will make from 2011 to 2015 — shows a focus on road improvement. The commission will […]

City commission considers legislative priorities

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission had some doubts on how many of their legislative priorities could actually get tackled with state budget crunches expected to last through 2010. But at least, commissioners said, there’s been enough progress the 2010 priority list differs from the 2009 list. With two of its […]

Money for Hull Street Overpass replacement expected in October

Freedom New Mexico It’s still a waiting game for the replacement of the Hull Street Overpass. The approximate $6.5 million, a combination of State Transportation Improvement Program and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money, will not be completely available until Oct. 1. City Engineer Justin Howalt said the intent is to time bids to come […]

Commission to hear presentation on renewable energy transmission lines

Today the Curry County Commission is meeting at 9 a.m. at the Grady Senior Citizens Center. Commissioners are expected to: • Hear a presentation on the status of renewable energy development and transmission line procurement from the Frio Ridge Energy Development Association. FREDA is a group representing 127 northern Curry County residents and owners. • […]

Police chief investigation conclusion expected next week

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The investigation into the Tucumcari police chief’s use of a Taser on a 14-year-old girl has not been completed. City Manager Bobbye Rose said Friday the investigation firm handling the case requested additional documentation Thursday and she anticipates a conclusion next week. Chief Roger Hatcher remains on paid administrative […]

County to discuss jail’s electronic monitoring program

CNJ staff The Curry County Commission is expected to consider a policy for the jail’s electronic monitoring program. The 14-page policy is expected to be presented to commissioners by County Manager Lance Pyle. It outlines the purpose of the program, intake criteria, rules of conduct for inmates, fees and what constitutes a violation, among other […]

County commission to vote on burn ban

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Commissioners are expected to vote today on a burn ban for Curry County. The ban would prohibit open fires for a period of 45 days, at which time commissioners would reevaluate the ban, according to a resolution distributed to commissioners. Covered propane and charcoal grills would be exempt from […]

Business feature: Center helps small businesses

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo As the director of the Small Business Development Center at Clovis Community College, Sandra Taylor-Sawyer conducts seminars on topics helping business owners and those thinking about starting a business such as accounting, marketing and employees, rules By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When Dr. Jayashree Sinha decided she wanted to […]

Proposed algae plant to create 100 jobs

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Portales will become home to an algae farm that produces biofuel and an estimated 100 new jobs for the region if the U.S. Senate passes a proposed budget bill. Nearly $1 million in funding for the project is included in the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Bill expected to […]

Legislators warn of short funds

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Rep. Anna Crook, D-Clovis, talks about capital outlay during Friday’s Association of Commerce and Industry legislative breakfast. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With a budget shortfall estimated as high as $454 million because of a slumping economy and lower-than-expected oil and natural gas prices, legislators told attendants at Friday’s […]

Board expected to extend mandatory bovine TB testing

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Mandatory bovine tuberculosis testing is expected to be extended to the whole state starting next week, according to the state veterinarian and officials of the New Mexico Livestock Board. New Mexico is expected to be added to a list of states that have been declared “modified accredited advanced” by […]

Christian band wins invitation to music festival

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Courtesy photo Portales Christian rock band Third Morning Rise will be performing at the Rock the Desert music festival in Midland, Texas. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Portales Christian rock band Third Morning Rise is making a name for itself after only a year playing together. The four-member band is leaving for the Christian […]

Commissioner expresses disappointment with events center

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The building should be completed in a month, but Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said the Special Events Center probably won’t be fully operational until at least the beginning of next year. County Commissioner Robert Sandoval said he is disappointed in the way the project has been handled: The […]

Junior rodeo opens weeklong run

By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are a 30-year tradition in Clovis, and are important for the contestants as well as the community, according to organizers. With 135 contestants registered to compete in the week-long event at the Curry County Fairgrounds, the rodeo is expected to draw around […]

Rain showers expected through weekend

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

June 17, 2008 Business Digest

New Mexico Machinery expanding operations locally 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 intersection of U.S. 70 and N.M. 467. The business is expected to bring 12 professional-level jobs to the area.The business will include sales […]

Discussion expected on school yearbook

CNJ Staff The controversial Clovis High School yearbook is not a topic on the agenda at tonight’s school board meeting. But school Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said she expects area residents will be voicing their opinions on the subject during the meeting’s open forum. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at the school administration building. The […]

May 10, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What is it: Classic Boxing Where: ESPN When: 6:30 p.m. What it’s about: See the fight that started the downfall of Mike Tyson. The loss to James “Buster” Douglas sent off shock waves. Watch the slow eight-count for Douglas, and the knockout nobody expected.