Fire burns 5,000 acres near Melrose

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A grassfire burned about 5,000 acres Tuesday afternoon near Melrose. The fire was contained after about three hours. Melrose Mayor Tuck Monk said the fire is believed to have started off the side of the highway by either sparks from a vehicle or a discarded cigarette. Sharna Johnson A grass […]

Group: Tax petition has two thirds of necessary signatures

Kevin Wilson A little more than one week into their efforts, the High Plains Patriots appear roughly two thirds of the way into forcing a special election on a .25 percent gross receipts tax increase. “We have somewhere around 300 (signatures), is what I’ve gotten from people we’ve talked to over the weekend,” High Plains […]

Early voting for June primary begins May 4

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The June 1 primaries are still roughly six weeks away, but early voting and party declaration deadlines are fast approaching. Early voting starts May 4 at the Curry County Clerk’s office. Primary races range from the U.S. House of Representatives to local law enforcement. County election chair Coni Jo […]

AGW claims can’t be made forcibly

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist A powerful and vital aspect of the fully free society would be that only those burdens may be imposed on citizens that they have been convincingly shown, via due process of law, to deserve. This is roughly how the criminal law works. This is why the prosecution carries the onus […]

Day trip: Windmill collection on display

Cannon Connections Photo: Carrie Pendleton The Dalley Windmill Collection in Portales is home to more than 80 windmills. Visitors can check out the collection during daylight hours at no charge. Place: Dalley Windmill Collection Location: The collection is located on the personal property of owner Bill Dalley. The address is 1506 S. Kilgore Ave. in […]

Board strategic plan focuses on communication

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer As the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education worked on its strategic plan Tuesday night, the focus was on communication. The board spent roughly 90 minutes in a study session on the plan, which sets forth the district’s beliefs, mission statement, objectives and strategies. Deputy Superintendent Ladona Clayton guided […]

Proposed annexation on agenda for city commission meeting

CNJ staff Little debate is expected over a proposed annexation on the agenda for a Thursday Clovis City Commission meeting. At issue at the meeting, set for 5:15 p.m. at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library, is roughly 11.1 acres of land in what is known as the Pheasant Run Subdivision, a residential […]