More than 1,200 record high temperatures reported

By Meghan Evans AccuWeather.com reported Friday more than 1,200 record high temperatures have been set over the past week across the U.S., and nearly 6,000 record highs have been recorded since the beginning of 2012. From March 8-14, 2012, the total number of records is 1,226, according to the National Climatic Data Center. On Wednesday, […]

Tanker accident leads to closure

Freedom New Mexico A tanker truck accident between Clovis and Texico has led to an extended road closure Monday night, according to New Mexico State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. Glascock said the tanker truck was traveling east behind two trucks between Texico and Clovis. The driver lost control on the icy roads. The truck landed […]

Whooping cough on rise

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Dallas Morning News Graphic explains how whooping cough develops. Staff and wire reports Whooping cough is on the rise in parts of New Mexico, but not an issue so far this year in the eastern part of the state. Whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial respiratory infection putting infants most at risk. The New […]

Residents warned of jury duty phone scam

Curry and Roosevelt County residents are cautioned to be wary of a phone scam claiming to be connected with jury duty service in the 9th Judicial District. A resident recently reported receiving a phone call in which the caller —who claimed to be with the clerk’s office of the 9th Judicial District Court — asked […]

Two killed in crash on U.S. 70

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Deputy James Acree talks on the radio while manning a roadblock in front of the scene of a fatal wreck in the east-bound lane of U.S. 70 Monday afternoon. Two people died in a car wreck in Roosevelt County near the county line. Two people were killed […]

U.S. credit downgrade long overdue

I heard it reported that Timothy Geithner, the treasury secretary of the U.S., said that Standard & Poor’s made a terrible decision when it downgraded the U.S. government’s credit rating. He claimed this showed that S&P didn’t understand the math that is used to figure the U.S. government’s budget. Yeah, I don’t understand the fantasy […]

Police blotter — July 3

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around noon June 23 an officer took a report of theft at the police department in the 300 block of Connelly Street. A man said he left for work at 8 a.m. and when he returned around 10 a.m. he discovered someone […]

Committee will work on new school name

Liliana Castillo Clovis school administrators will be creating a committee to name a third middle school to be built at the intersection of Thornton Street and Wilhite Road. Superintendent Terry Myers reported during Tuesday’s monthly board meeting that architects will soon need to know colors, a mascot and a name for the new school as […]

Education column: Electives retooled for professional head start

Last week we reported on the remarkable culinary arts program, ProStart, at Clovis High School, offered through the Family and Consumer Sciences Department. For this week’s article, we revisited CHS to look at some of the other courses offered in the FCS department. In recent years administrators have taken a hard look at elective courses […]

Grass fire consumes 150 acres

Freedom New Mexico A grass fire Friday morning northeast of Portales burned about 150 acres, according to a fire department spokesman. No one was injured in the blaze reported about 11:31 a.m., said Portales Fire Department Lt. Floyd Hancock. Hancock said the fire started on Highway 467 and spread to Roosevelt Roads 2 and 3. […]

Press release: Holiday season increases opportunity for thefts

Every Holiday Season there are several reported vehicle and home burglaries in which the victim’s property was targeted as a crime of opportunity. Doors to vehicles and homes had been left unlocked by the victims and the burglars were looking for such unsecured property as an easy opportunity to steal. The other issue is that […]

No injuries in Sunday fire

CNJ staff Farwell firefighters extinguished a residential fire around 8 p.m. Sunday night. Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries said the fire was reported as a kitchen fire with flames showing at 701 Third St. There was no one in the house at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. Geries said he […]

AgSense: Cows have smaller ‘footprint’ than believed

By Robert Hagevoort: NMSU-Clovis Ag Science Center In April of this year, we reported that recent scientific studies cleared cows from erupting more greenhouse gasses (GHG) than all of the trucks, planes, trains and automobiles combined; well it’s true, the cows are cleared! That’s good news for everybody because it just didn’t make any sense […]

Enrollment up in Clovis school districts

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File photo Clovis Municipal Schools and Clovis Christian School saw increases this school year and both schools attribute part of the growth to Cannon Air Force Base. Liliana Castillo Enrollment at Clovis Municipal Schools and Clovis Christian Schools has increased this year. School officials at both schools partially attribute their increases to expansion at Cannon […]

Possible drugs found in jail lobby

CNJ staff Jail Administrator Keith Norwood said a detention officer found what appeared to be drugs Thursday in the lobby of the Curry County jail. Records show the discovery was reported just before midnight. Norwood described it as a “medium amount” of an unknown substance. The substance is being tested and the sheriff has taken […]

Thunderstorm hammers Clovis

Clovis dealt with flash flooding and hail late Saturday night. As of 11 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service in Albuquerque had recorded .76 inches of rain at the Clovis Municipal Airport and .67 inches at Cannon Air Force Base. About 9:45 p.m, spotters reported heavy rain and flooding from a group of thunderstorms over […]

Agsense: Report overestimates agriculture’s carbon footprint

In July 2009, I reported on a controversial 2006 Food and Agriculture Organization report called “Livestock’s Long Shadow.” This report aimed to assess the impact of livestock production worldwide on environmental issues in which it lumped together the environmental impact of so-called “slash and burn” agricultural practices in developing countries to efficient modern farming practices […]

Club news

Clovis Quilters The Clovis Quilters met feb. 8 at Trinity Luthern Church with 16 members attending. Brenda Harpold called the meeting to order and reported on the VFW quilt. Beth Franks gave the treasurers report. The Hartley House donation quilt has been delivered. Amy Armenta reported on Operation Homefront and the guild. The next Clovis […]

Robberies reported in Portales

Freedom New Mexico Portales had a string of burglaries this week, according to information from Portales Police Department. Police don’t believe all the incidents are related. According to police: • Unknown subjects took items Monday from a residence in the 900 block of East Second Street. No one was home. • A big-screen TV was […]

Police say homicide witness changes story

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Gary Gill By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Investigators say a woman who reported finding the body of Clovis’ latest homicide victim staged the discovery hours later and was actually in the apartment when he was shot. Sometime around midnight Monday or early Tuesday, Jeraldine McCoy told police she heard a gunshot in a back […]