Policy changes in place at jail

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File photo Curry County officials are hoping a laundry list of policy changes coupled with surprise inspections by the county manager and others will eliminate escapes at the problem-plagued jail. Robin Fornoff Curry County officials are hoping a laundry list of policy changes coupled with surprise inspections by the county manager and others will eliminate […]

Religion digest — Oct. 28

Church having holiday event Trinity United Methodist Church, 1320 West 21st, is having its first Truth and Treat event from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday. Parables from the Bible will be presented in a western style. After each parable, treats will be distributed.

Group in way of Clovis progress

Once again situations in this community seem to amaze me. After reading a newspaper article on the Hotel Clovis, I once again wonder from what planet a handful of citizens come. We are presented with someone who wants to invest more than $9 million in a project eradicating an eyesore in our community, and one […]

Awards to be presented at Chamber banquet

CNJ staff The Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating 2010 tonight. The chamber is hosting its annual banquet, which includes a reception honoring the chamber’s past presidents and citizens who have had a big part in the last year. Chamber Executive Director Ernie Kos said that 350 tickets have been sold […]

Grant money awarded to area educators

CNJ staff Almost $25,000 in grant money was awarded to seven area educators. The Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation, a nonprofit organization, presented the awards during a Nov. 19 “Prize Parade.” Grants, varying from $5,000 to $400, are used to support innovative projects and programs as part of the Educator Initiative Program. The Prize Parade surprised […]

Honors — Oct. 3

Area quilters top show Area quilters took honors at the Roswell Quilt Show, which was presented by Pecos Valley Quilters Sept. 24 and 25. Linda Custer of Rogers won Best of Show, Mayor’s Choice and first place for her “Finally!!!” large appliqued and machine-quilted (one-person) quilt. Lou Sikes of Portales won first place for “The […]

Two cases Muleshoe to be presented to grand juries

CNJ staff Authorities plan to present two Muleshoe homicides to a grand jury Sept. 13. Police Chief Brian Frieda said Wednesday a special grand jury has been called to hear the cases. Daniel Mendoza, 20, and Michael Garcia, 25, are being held in connection with the July 3 shooting death of 19-year-old Rolando Sauceda. Police […]

Land use committee approves conflict reduction list

Argen Duncan The Joint Land Use Study Policy Committee on Monday approved presentation of a proposed study-area map and a list of possible actions to reduce conflicts in land and airspace use between Cannon Air Force Base and other communities. The map and suggested actions will be presented to the public in a 6 p.m. […]

Charges to be presented to grand jury in Muleshoe homicide case

CNJ staff report Charges in an Aug. 13 Muleshoe homicide will be presented to a grand jury, Police Chief Brian Frieda said Thursday. Frieda said police have a “particular person of interest” in the case and are continuing to conduct interviews and investigate the incident. “We kind of have an idea who this is,” he […]

Commission proposing tax hike

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Courtesy graphic A proposed judicial complex would create a megaplex of justice and county government facilities occupying three blocks of downtown Clovis. Sharna Johnson Curry County commissioners on Wednesday approved a $33 million plan that includes raising taxes to fund a new judicial complex. Now they need voter approval. The plan, presented by Kevin Powers […]

Former Tucumcari officer accused of trying to smuggle illegal immigrant

Freedom New Mexico A former Tucumcari police chief was arrested Friday and accused of trying to smuggle an illegal immigrant into the U.S. Ronald Lewis Haley was stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port near San Diego, according to a border patrol press release. Haley, 41, was hired as […]

Portales resident named Firefighter of the Year

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Courtesy photo: Janice Culpepper Portales firefighters Steven Cain, left, and Dathan Culpepperbattle a blaze at Dollar General Store last spring. Culpepper was named Paid Firefighter of the Year in eastern New Mexico last Saturday. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Portales firefighter Dathan Culpepper was named Firefighter of the Year in eastern New Mexico. Culpepper […]

Special interests keep expanding defense budget

Freedom New Mexico One thing you can say about the defense budget presented as part of President Barack Obama’s $3.8 trillion federal budget — it’s marginally more honest than some previous budgets. In years past Defense secretaries have pretended the costs of waging active wars are separate from the “baseline” military budget and have not […]

Clovis high students awarded

CNJ staff Clovis High School seniors Tara Dewitt and Kyler Brewer-Hill have been presented the “Wendy’s High School Heisman Award” for Clovis. They were awarded a certificate, a Wendy’s patch and a $10 Wendy’s gift card, according to a news release from Clovis Municipal Schools. According to the release, this award is presented to two […]

Ethnic committee chair presented with key to city

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer On an otherwise light agenda for Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting, heavy praise was reserved for Selmus Price. The longtime chair of the Clovis Ethnic Affairs Committee was presented with the key to the city, primarily for his work over the last 19 years with the Clovis Ethnic Fair. […]

Meetings watch: Col. Lenfant presented key to city

This is a supplemental report to Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s North Annex: • Mayor Gayla Brumfield presented outgoing Cannon Air Force Base Col. Babette Lenfant with a key to the city. As commander of the 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group, Brumfield said Lenfant was like a city manager […]

Xcel delays submitting energy rate revision

Freedom New Mexico An Xcel Energy spokesman said Wednesday the company has postponed filing its revised rate increase request. Spokesman Wes Reeves said the revised request will be significantly lower than the 6.2 percent increase orginally sought last December. Reeves said the new filing could be presented Friday to the state Public Regulatory Commission.

12/7 Club notes

Curry County Extension Club The Curry County Extension Club held its annual banquet Nov. 20 at Kingswood United Methodist Church with 50 members and four guests attending. Ginger Beck was mistress of ceremonies. Council President Sheryl Abdill introduced council officers. Lucille Johnson gave the invocation. The United Methodist Women prepared a meal, which was served […]

City official: Investments haven’t been affected adversely

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Correspondent In unsteady economic times, it was a natural question from Commissioner Robert Sandoval. As city of Clovis chief budget officer Don Clifton presented his financial report of the city’s investments, Sandoval wanted to know how the recent Wall Street downturn affected the municipality. Clifton’s response at Thursday’s regular […]

Always a competitor

David Lansford is stepping down as Clovis’ mayor after 12 years. We’ve been asking family and friends to share stories about him. Here’s what his brother Mark had to say: “My earliest memories of David are that he has always been a fierce competitor. It did not matter what the situation was, he wanted to […]