State engineer blocks agricultural well applications

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Citing limited groundwater supply in the area, the Office of the State Engineer has issued an order to close the Ogallala Aquifer to new applications for agricultural wells. The issue drew discussion during a Clovis City Commission meeting Thursday lasting just 15 minutes, with all action items unanimously approved […]

Press release: State Engineer closes Curry-Portales basins to new groundwater appropriations

The State Engineer has issued an order closing the High Plains aquifer in Curry-Portales Underground Water Basins (CPUWBs) to the filing of applications for new appropriations of ground water.

Executive order aimed at veterans

White House photo: Pete Souza President Barack Obama signs an executive order on the employment of veterans in the federal government Nov. 9 in the Oval Office. By Jim Garamone: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed an executive order Nov. 9 aimed at hiring more veterans to work in the federal […]

Executive order bans texting while driving for federal employees

By Samantha L. Quigley: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — In an executive order issued Oct. 1, President Barack Obama banned federal employees from text messaging while behind the wheel on government business. “With nearly 3 million civilian employees, the federal government can and should demonstrate leadership in reducing the dangers of text messaging while […]

Magistrate judge redistricting OK’d

CNJ staff Curry County Commissioners adopted an ordinance Tuesday splitting the magistrate judge election into two districts. The ordinance was drafted in response to an order from a federal judge and is effective Oct. 1. The federal order stems from a lawsuit challenging the at-large system as more difficult for minority candidates to win judicial […]

Frugality takes hit on my wallet

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist Cheap never seems to work out for me. I should know better than to try and save on eyewear. A little bit of personal history is in order here I think. I’ve been wearing glasses about 38 years now. I first learned my eyesight wasn’t so great after an exam […]

Justification of Iraq invasion yet to be seen

Freedom New Mexico As of July 1, all U.S. troops in Iraq were scheduled to have moved out of Iraqi cities, and most of them had done so. Those remaining in cities will serve as advisers and support resources for Iraqi security forces, who now have responsibility for maintaining a modicum of order in that […]

Federal order will divide magistrate elections

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Election procedures for Curry County’s magistrate court judges are about to be changed, leaving some with a bad taste in their mouths. On August 18, the Curry County commission is holding a public hearing to explain creation of two magistrate divisions, replacing the at-large voting system. However, the hearing […]

Feb. 22, 2009 Club notes

Fairfield Extension Club Fairfield Extension Club met Feb. 13 at the First Christian Church at 10 a.m. Host was Jean Harding. Amy Armenta called the meeting to order with 16 members present. Sharon Ragland showed a baby quilt and a western chimes. Huggie bears were stuffed. Door prizes were won by Mary Winkles and Martha […]

Jan. 18, 2008 Club Notes

Chaparral Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club met Jan. 8 at Trinity Luthern Church with 12 members present. President Sheryl Abdill called the meeting to order. Roll call was answered with New Years Resolutions. June Philips read “I Wish You a Happy Healthy New Year.” Dorothy Bean gave the treasurers report. A thank you letter […]

Band members go the distance to raise funds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High tuba player Zach Balli, senior, heads out with the rest of the band from their second break at Yucca Middle School Saturday during the band’s march-a-thon fundraiser. The band marched 8 miles around the city. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer For Jesika Trujillo, getting up at 8 […]

July 20, 2008 Reunions

Greathouse The Greathouse family held their 52nd reunion at the Memorial Building in Portales on July 13. There were three families represented with 37 people in attendance. During visitation scrapbooks were viewed and family histories were exchanged followed by a potluck dinner with the invocation being given by Bill Strong. The business meeting was called […]

Finding opportunities within crisis

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer, Ed.D.: Guest columnist Another hike in gas prices and the cost of other goods rising causes business owners to maintain their finances and plan for the future in order to survive. J. Roy Miller State Director of the New Mexico Small Business Development Center and a Clovis son, recently discussed the opportunities […]

Community keeps it cool

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CNJ staff photo: Keely McDowell The Dubose sisters Mindi, 10, at left, and Kandice, 7, cool each other down at the O.G. Potter Memorial Park Pool on Saturday. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer With the temperature rising to 95 degrees Saturday, Clovis residents are finding ways to stay cool. Sonic Drive In on Prince […]

May 6, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What is it: Law and Order Special Victims Unit Where: NBC When: 8 p.m. What it’s about: A pregnant woman is found raped and dead in a house fire, and attempts to interview her fianc

Emergency personnel receive honors

CNJ Staff Several emergency personnel received awards during the Fraternal Order of Eagles’ police and firefighter banquet on March 15.• Law Enforcement Officer of the Year: Eric Muller, Clovis Police Department• Firefighter of the Year: Ike Burns, Clovis Fire Department• Volunteer Firefighter of the Year: Norman Scioli, Texico Fire Department• Emergency Medical Technician of the […]

Salvage order issued at Oasis State Park pond

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish issued an emergency order Monday to allow people to salvage fish from the man-made pond at Oasis State Park after a leak was discovered in its liner, according to a news release. The order will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. March 3, the […]

Police seeking man they say led high-speed pursuit

CNJ staff Police are searching for a Clovis man they say led them on a high-speed pursuit Monday. Antonio J. Sena, 21, is charged with violating a domestic violence order, aggravated stalking, aggravated assault, aggravated fleeing from a law enforcement officer and several traffic offenses, according to Clovis Police Lt. Jim Schoeffel. Around noon Monday […]

First-degree murder trial begins Monday

CNJ staff The first-degree murder trial of two men accused of shooting a 10-year-old boy while he slept in his Clovis home will begin Monday in Portales. Demetrio Salas, 21, and David Griego, 31, are scheduled to have a 10-day trial. Jury selection will begin at 9 a.m. Monday. District Judge Pro Tem David Bonem […]

Report: Pizza deliverer robbed at gunpoint

CNJ Staff A Clovis pizza delivery woman was robbed at gunpoint by two masked men around midnight Monday, according to police reports. The 28-year-old told police she was delivering an order to a home in the 3000 block of La Fonda Street when the men approached her and one pointed a black handgun at her, […]