Committees hear plan for temporary jail

CNJ staff Members of Curry County citizens’ committees studying jail and courthouse issues saw a presentation Thursday for a stop-gap measure to address overpopulation at the jail. The presentation was given by Proteus, an Atlanta company that manufactures temporary detention facilities, while entities try to fund and build permanent facilities. If approved by Curry County […]

Temporary traffic light in Portales confirmed

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Transportation Friday confirmed plans for a temporary traffic light to be installed at Main and Second in Portales. NMDOT Engineering Support Manager Bob Kurtz said his department is waiting on a special control cabinet, which is due to arrive in Santa Fe on Monday or Tuesday. After […]

Foreman: Mabry road work temporary fix

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson A resurfacing of Mabry Drive from Prince Street to Norris Street has been finished, and a state crew starts Tuesday on resurfacing from Prince Street to Thornton Street. Maintenance Foreman Lee Marquez said the project is supposed to keep the road together until a more complete project starts 18 months […]

Tax hike only temporary solution

By Keith Gardner: Guest columnist The day many of us warned of is now here. New Mexico’s budget deficit has risen to somewhere around the $650 million mark. This problem was not just caused by the shrinking economy and the declining state revenue that followed — it was also caused by state government overspending. Between […]

Players, fans attend school board meeting in support of coach

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CNJ correspondent: Martha Hardwick Clovis Wildcat fans in support of Varsity Basketball Coach J.D. Isler signed in for the Clovis School Board Meeting on Tuesday night at Lockwood Elementary School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Forty-one Wildcat basketball fans and players showed up en mass Tuesday for a Clovis Municipal Schools board of education […]

Failed Portales substation underwent routine mainenance

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Equipment overheated and caused an overload at the Portales south substation on West 18th Street near Southwest Canners Inc., on Saturday. Over 1,200 people were without power until 5 p.m. that day. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves says a substation blamed for a weekend […]

Offering a place to call ‘home’

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo De Santiago and Kyara take a quite moment to themselves. The mother-daughter pair will be staying with the Infantes until they can move into their new apartment. Her friends call her yo-yo. But when it comes to taking care of kids, if a military mom is deployed overseas, Yolanda Infante […]

Religion feature: Congregation looks forward to church’s June opening

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A Clovis crane crew installed a new steeple for the Landmark Baptist Church’s new building on Williams Street. The new church will seat 100 and should be ready to open its doors by June. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent When Lisa Kia stopped at the Clovis Landmark Missionary Baptist Church […]

Inmate educational programs temporarily halted

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Educational programs at the county jail have been suspended in light of the recent escape of eight inmates. Raymond Atchley, an education specialist who has worked with inmates at the Curry County Adult Detention Center for two years, agrees with the move as long as it is temporary. He […]

Potholes plentiful in city

By CNJ Staff Nearly a week after close to a foot of snow fell on Clovis and its roads, motorists are still feeling the impact on their daily commutes. Several potholes have been discovered throughout the city, and officials say they have few options while there is still moisture on the roads. “Right now, until […]