Students connect curriculum to crime scene

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School Freshman Academy Adriana Romero, left, hands new evidence to Kimberly Acosta to be bagged Tuesday at the school’s reconstruction of a 1920 homicide. Liliana Castillo Clovis High School Freshman Academy students relived history last week as they reconstructed a homicide from the 1920s. In the cross-curricular project, […]

Clovis backs request for water system project funding

Freedom New Mexico Clovis City Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Friday in support of funding for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Project. The vote was taken during a special meeting. Mayor Gayla Brumfield said the resolution is a show of support for requesting $25 million for the project from the eastern New Mexico’s […]

Runway construction to begin Dec. 6

Kevin Wilson Officials involved with the runway expansion at the Clovis Municipal Airport hope for a boring project and much better service 10 months from now. Airport Director Steve Summers said the runway extension is expected to be complete in September 2011, with dirt work set to start Dec. 6. The runway will be extended […]

City commission holding special meeting Friday

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission is holding a special meeting 8 a.m. Friday at city hall. The city is asking for approval of a memorandum of agreement among the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority, the New Mexico State Historic Preservation Officer, the City of Clovis and Hotel Clovis Housing regarding the Hotel Clovis Lofts […]

Convenience store expanding

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jimmie Amerson, job superintendent with Steward Builders of Weatherford, Texas, checks the bolt pattern Monday in the foundation of the Allsup’s store at 21st and Prince streets. CNJ staff Work is under way on a project that will more than double the size of a convenience store at one of […]

Project aids ENMU coach’s daughter

Eastern New Mexico University has announced a “Win for Wallis” campaign in support of Lauren Wallis, the daughter of ENMU defensive coordinator Todd Wallis and his wife, Michelle. Lauren Wallis was born six weeks premature July 12. So far, $3,267.08 has been generated through the project, which is based on points scored (236) and turnovers […]

Local bond questions spark contention

Sharna Johnson Whether to build a new judicial complex and jail may prove to be the most contentious local questions voters are asked to answer Nov. 2. The first phase of the proposed project is expected to cost $33 million, split between a .25 percent gross receipts tax increase and a general obligation bond raising […]

Students dig into project

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sixth grader Hannah Ayre gets instruction from sixth grade teacher John Wangler during the dig. Liliana Castillo After the Clovis Christian School middle school academy read about, etched, fossilized, researched and wrote about archaeology, they got on their hands and knees and did it themselves Wednesday at the east campus. […]

Christian lives should speak volumes about faith

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist With the beginning of school, I always think of my sister Susie and her postcard project. Susie was an elementary school teacher for more than 20 years. Even though she no longer lives in Clovis, her past students still stop me at times around town and ask if I am Susie’s […]

Ute water authority to meet, discuss selling shares

The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Utility Authority is set to meet at 10 a.m Aug. 19 at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Included in the meeting will be an inquiry to see if anybody is interested in selling shares of water in the Ute Reservoir until the Ute Pipeline project is in service. Officials have […]

Handmade toy labor of love

Clyde Davis The story begins with an emailed photo, received sometime in April, when my grandson, who lives in Florida, was on a class field trip to Washington, DC. As his mother was one of the parent chaperones, she sent me a picture of something which Jason had seen in one of the stores on […]

Commission approves wastewater plant bid

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File photo City Engineer Justin Howalt testified the more than 20-year-old wastewater treatment plant is in such bad repair the city spent more than $19,000 recently just to keep it functioning until the project begins. CNJ staff City commissioners approved a $6.8 million bid Thursday night, clearing the way for Clovis to get started on […]

Construction to begin on 21st Street

CNJ staff The city of Clovis will begin construction on 21st Street between Prince Street and Norris Street today. The project is estimated to take eight to 12 weeks, according to City Engineer Justin Howalt. There will be lane closures during the period and drivers are being cautioned to seek alternate routes. The project will […]

Habitat Clovis project near completion

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Habitat for Humanity volunteer Charles Tosh paints in the second bedroom of the second Habitat home being built on Cameo Street in Clovis. Tosh, a retired railroad worker, said he helps with whatever he can. Argen Duncan With the completion of its newest house in Clovis nearing, volunteers with Habitat […]

Architect: Complete cost for judicial complex around $90 million

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Architect Don May talks to local leaders about the phases of development for a judicial complex in Clovis during the city/county quarterly luncheon at the Clovis Civic Center Wednesday. Sharna Johnson Architect Don May told city and county officials Wednesday that the first of four phases for a proposed Curry […]

Lawsuit calls for MVD to offer voter registration forms

Kevin Wilson A non-profit group is hoping its efforts will drive more people to the voting booth this November and in elections beyond that. The New Mexico Department of Motor Vehicles recently entered a settlement with Project Vote, bringing the state department in compliance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. The act requires […]

Press release: Clovis Municipal Schools announces education foundation grant awards

The Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation awarded a total of $10,900.88 in grants on May 21st for teachers and students at three Clovis schools. The first presentation was to the Principal of Barry Elementary School, Carrie Bunce. This grant will enhance student learning at all levels and in all areas of instruction, as they will […]

New mission draws variety of volunteers

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Billy Tate, auctioneer for Tate Auction Service of Clovis, makes a Monday inspection of items that will be auctioned off Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds Pavilion to provide funds for the Lighthouse Mission. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Area businesses are stepping forward to try and make a […]

Officials: Ute water project construction could begin next year

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Postmaster John Yeast provides an overview to Curry County Commission Chairman Robert Sandoval and other county officers Tuesday during a tour of the Gidding Street post office building. Last month, commissioners announced plans to purchase the building for $750,000 and rent space to the post office. By Sharna Johnson: […]

Children paint to imagination’s tune in ENMU, Melrose schools joint project

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Melrose Elementary School fifth graders Jaydan Beard, from left to right, Victoria Adame, and Zoe Rodriguez paint Friday during a session at the school. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Paint intertwines with the sound of a wind symphony in a collaboration between Eastern New Mexico University and Melrose Municipal […]