Shakedown turns up illegal items

Freedom New Mexico Homemade knives, a “hoard” of prescription drugs, marijuana and tattooing equipment were among items found in a shakedown at the Curry County Adult Detention Center Friday morning, according to county officials. Detention officers joined with members of the Curry County Sheriff’s office in what was described as a “major shakedown” of the […]

City commissioners to decide on lease agreement for biodiesel plant

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission meets at 5:15 p.m. today at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Items on the agenda include: • A request to issue $100 million in industrial revenue bonds for the Southwest Chese plant. Clovis Industrial Development Corp. Executive Director Chase Gentry said the bonds would go towards […]

Local food bank discards recalled items

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sheila Ferreira, left, Patricia Weist, middle, and Nancy Taylor of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico pack up any food items on a 16-page list containing peanut paste, which was part of a national recall. CNJ staff The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico has thrown out about 15 […]

Police waiting on DNA evidence in slaying investigation

CNJ Staff Three weeks after the slaying of a 52-year-old Clovis woman, police are still waiting on lab results for DNA evidence before charging a suspect they have in custody. Friday, Clovis Capt. Patrick Whitney said items of evidence in the case are at a state crime lab waiting to be tested. “We’re down the […]

Community leaders gather to discuss local issues

CNJ staff Curry County hosted a quarterly city/county luncheon Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Among items discussed: • Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Timothy Leahy said the base will host the fall Air Force Special Operations Command’s “Commando rally,” an annual gathering of AFSOC leaders Oct. 20-24. During the rally, Cannon will host […]

United Way selling base housing items

CNJ staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico will sell items recovered from the demolition of Cannon Air Force Base housing this weekend. Volunteers will sell items such as cabinets, sinks and doors between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds and between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bosco […]

Aug. 28, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 11 a.m. Aug. 18 an officer responded to a hotel in the 4000 block of Prince for a theft report. The manager told the officer a female guest had left without checking out and had taken several items from her room […]

Free to good home

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Naomi Martin, front, helps Amy Smith load up a twin bed frame into her van. Smith was picking up the frame from Vasquez after she listed it on Freecycle.org. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer

Police bust meth lab

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte State police agents in hazmat suits examine and catalogue items stored in a backpack seized Monday from a Choice Inn Motel room. Police said the room was allegedly used as a meth lab. CNJ staff Clovis police shut down a meth lab at a Clovis hotel Monday night, according to […]

TV auction extended

Freedom New Mexico The annual KENW-TV auction will be extended through Saturday, according to Sheryl Borden, KENW-TV director of marketing. The online auction was scheduled to end Monday, but was extended because there were 92 items remaining, Borden said.

Food bank facing shortages

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer In one month the pantries of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico went from full to a meager supply, according to food bank Executive Director Nancy Taylor. The food bank collects and distributes canned goods and basic food items such as rice, sugar and pinto beans to the […]

April 15, 2008 Business Briefs

Plateau meeting set for Saturday ENMR-Plateau will hold its annual membership meeting Saturday at Marshall Auditorium in Clovis. Registration is from 8-10 a.m. Agenda items for the meeting include reports of officers and committees, election of board of directors and presentation of the 2008 Education Foundation scholarship winners. Incumbent board members seeking re-election this year […]

Chamber not attracted to magnets

Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce officials report they are not endorsing any sales of promotional items, specifically “community magnets.”

Cancer battle fought by many

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Relay for Life teams have been forming for months. Organizational meetings have been held, and soon the fundraisers will start. There will be carwashes, bake sales, auction items, garage sales and so on. All of these happen in service to the underlying issue — raise awareness, raise money, and raise […]

3-25-08 It’s their business

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The Shoe String Name: The Shoe StringLocation: 421 MainWhat they do: It is a consignment business that carries clothes, shoes, purses, furniture and household items.Who’s in charge: Tracy OrozcoEmployees: TwoHow long in business: More than three yearsContact: 762-5210 It’s their business is compiled by CNJ administrative assistant Dianna Hernandez. She may be contacted at 763-6991 […]

2-12 Police blotter

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: – Police responded to a report of burglary and larceny at 1:15 a.m. Feb. 4 in the 300 block of Wallace Street. The resident told police someone entered his home sometime between 11 p.m. Monday and the time of the […]

It’s Their Business: Simon’s Saltwater Fish and Friends

Name: Simon’s Saltwater Fish and Friends Location: 900 N. Prince St. What they do: They carry saltwater and freshwater fish, tanks and accessories. They also carry ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, bunnies and on occasion puppies, along with pet items such as dog collars, leashes, bedding and small animal cages. Who’s in charge: John and Frances […]

Jan. 18, 2008 Police Blotter

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: While investigating a report of gunshots fired in the 700 block of West Mañana at 2:50 a.m. Jan. 12, police stopped a vehicle with four men in it. One of the men refused to obey police and attempted to […]

Confiscated airport goods going to waste

By Freedom New Mexico Most Americans recognize that wastefulness is pervasive in the federal government. By now, revelations that once generated disbelief and anger garner a defeatist shrug. But some cases still can make us shake our heads in dismay. Have you ever wondered where all the stuff goes that Transportation Security Administration personnel confiscate […]

Time capsule sealed away

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Mayor David Lansford locks the time capsule Friday while 27th Special Operations Wing Commander Timothy Leahy looks on. The capsule, entombed at Clovis-Carver Public Library, will be opened in 2057, City officials said. By Liliana Castillo The Clovis Centennial Committee placed a time capsule in a vault in the Clovis-Carver […]