Wounded soldier’s condition improving

CNJ staff The condition of a Clovis soldier injured in Afghanistan July 15 is improving. Army Sgt. 1st Class Dale Smith Jr. was moved to a surgical unit Tuesday after spending nearly a month in intensive care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C., according to family friend Angie Taylor. Smith had only […]

Local businesses using Facebook, Twitter to promote services

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Michele Robertson comments Wednesday on the Facebook status of Hestands Floral and Gifts. Robertson displays photos of flower arrangements that have been created in the store and offers tips to customers for taking care of the flowers they purchase. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico More and more local businesses […]

Officials holding fair open house

CNJ staff Curry County is hosting an open house 6:30 p.m. Monday at the fairgrounds to discuss future growth and improvements to the grounds, according to a press release. County Manager Lance Pyle said some of the suggestions his office has received for improving fairgrounds have included: Parking and hook-ups for recreational vehicles, covered horse […]

ENMU-Cameron basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (4-3) at Cameron (6-1), 3 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Lawton, Okla. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: The Greyhounds dropped a 109-98 shootout to East Central at Greyhound Arena a week ago, completing the split of a four-game homestand. Notes: Cameron opened the season […]

Security concerns prompt changes to courthouse access

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission voted Tuesday to close the front doors of the courthouse and channel traffic through the south entrance for security reasons. The move was made in the interest of improving security by screening courthouse visitors before they gain access to the upper floors where the courts […]

Education feature: District has plan for improving Clovis schools

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis High School is under the gun to get Adequate Yearly Progress exam scores up and Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said the district has a plan. After Clovis High School failed federal mandatory AYP exams for four years, the board of education adopted an alternative governance plan to help the […]

Students’ condition improving

The conditions of Portales High School students injured in a one-car crash Monday morning are improving. Front-seat passenger Selene Valladarez, 15, is in critical but stable condition in an intensive care unit in Lubbock, said her brother, Jesus Valladarez Jr. After being unconscious all day Monday, she was improving in responsiveness to nurses Tuesday, he […]

New Mexico shows improving achievement on latest education trust report

New Mexico students in grades 4 and 8 show significant increases in achievement from 1998 to 2007 on the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP), but the achievement gap stayed constant or did not change significantly, according to the Education Trust’s Education Watch report.

County officials: Improving current jail facility best option

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County may need a new jail, but it would cost $20 million and county officials say the best approach for now is to improve the facility that opened in 1993. An August assessment of the Curry County Adult Detention Center identified multiple security issues that included staffing shortages, […]

Airman’s condition improving following crash

CNJ staff A Cannon Air Force Base airman injured in a motorcycle crash last week is improving, according to a Cannon spokesman. Dara Prak is coherent, aware and has been able to communicate with caregivers, though he is still on a respirator, according to Staff Sgt. Brandon Seals of Cannon Public Affairs. Seals said reports […]

Prosperity, growth improving our environment

Freedom New Mexico Here’s good news that may have escaped attention. The environment worldwide is getting better and better, largely because of economic growth, efficiency and innovation. So says the 2008 Index of Leading Environmental Indicators, an annual report on worldwide air and water quality and climate change by the Pacific Research Institute, a San […]

Man improving following bedroom crash

CNJ Staff A Clovis man is recovering from injuries he received when an SUV drove into his bedroom Friday while he slept. Richard Gallegos said his uncle is doing much better. Michael Gallegos remains hospitalized in Lubbock, where he will likely stay for at least another week, Richard Gallegos said. “It’s going to take time […]

Jaden Isler improving

CNJ Staff Clovis High School Athletic Director Brian Stacy said Clovis High senior Jaden Isler was talking, coherent and hungry Saturday morning.“I think everything’s looking good,” Stacy said. Isler, who helped Clovis reach the Class 5A state title games in football and basketball this school year, collapsed and lost consciousness Thursday evening while attending a […]

Sen. Gay Kernan plans to run for re-election

CNJ staff Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, announced Monday her intention to run for re-election in District 42. Kernan has represented District 42 for five years. The district consists of Lea County and also parts Curry, Roosevelt, Chaves and Eddy counties. Kernan’s legislative priorities include improving education, providing fair and balanced funding to the schools and […]

Feb. 19, 1929

Charles Lindbergh, head of the technical department of the Transcontinental Air Transport Inc. was preparing to fly the company’s route, which included a stop in Clovis. The TAT coast-to-coast plane-train service would begin in July. … About 200 guests were expected for the upcoming Chamber of Commerce banquet to be held at the high school. […]

Victim only visiting, deputies say

By Darrell Todd Maurina A city resident told police he was visiting a friend when he was shot last week in South Clovis, according to Curry County Undersheriff Roger Bowman. Curry County deputies found Phillip Gee, 41, shot outside the mobile home of Larry Gomez, 45, on the 100 block of Mississippi on the evening […]