Lujan visiting Portales, Clovis through Tuesday

CNJ staff U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Clovis housing agency receives federal grant

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Housing and Redevelopment Agency has received $41,212 in grant money through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Funding came from HUD’s Family Self Sufficiency Program, according to a release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The program helps community housing agencies develop local strategies to help individuals and families […]

Floyd jamboree tuning up

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Keane Brown plays fiddle while rehearsing with the Floyd Jamboree Band on Sunday at Floyd High School. The Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree is celebrating 60 years of entertainment. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The annual Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree celebrates 60 years of music Thursday through Sunday […]

Median placed near Texas Street

CNJ staff A concrete median has been placed in front of Texas Street along North Prince Street through Tuesday. Barricades will remain in place through Saturday. The entrance on Texas Street will become a right-in/right-out to minimize traffic buildup. Northbound traffic is asked to use Arizona Street or the signal located at the intersection Colonial […]

Agencies designate ‘Fix a Leak Week’

CNJ staff This week, March 15 through 21, has been designated “Fix a Leak Week” through partnership between the City of Clovis, New Mexico American Water and the Environmental Protection Agency. Water in the Clovis region is of particular concern because the area draws most of its water from the rapidly depleting Ogallala aquifer, the […]

K through ENMU art exhibition winners

Freedom New Mexico Winners of the K through ENMU art exhibition named Thursday: • First place: Braden Tucker, Portales High School sophomore, watercolor titled “A Rainy Evening.” Prize is $100. • Second place: Kristen Wagner, Portales Junior High School eighth-grader, drawing titled “Man’s Attempt to Harness the Sun.” Prize is $100. • Third place: Kary […]

Inmates found wandering jail surrendered without incident

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File photo Four inmates who attempted to escape from the jail early Sunday morning were found inside two observation rooms used by detention officers to monitor activity in inmate Pods, according to a police report. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Four inmates attempting to escape from the Curry County Detention Center were found wandering […]

Municipal election ballots

Clovis The city will hold municipal elections March 2 for four commissioner positions and one municipal judge position. All positions are four-year terms. Absentee voting is ongoing through Friday. Voters may either visit City Hall or call the city clerk’s office at 763-9632 for an absentee ballot. Early voting is available through Friday at City […]

Winter driving conditions through northern N.M.

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Difficult driving conditions are increasing throughout northern New Mexico. The state Department of Transportation has not posted any road closures but a winter storm moving through New Mexico is leaving roads icy or slushy. Motorists are being urged to use caution and reduce their speed. Difficult driving conditions are reported […]

Census Bureau seeking workers

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking workers in the Clovis and Portales areas to assist with the 2010 count. Salaries are in excess of $10 an hour with employment through the end of May. Anyone interested in this employment can go to the following locations at the following times for information: Portales: […]

Municipal election ballot and information

The city will hold municipal elections March 2 for four commissioner positions and one municipal judge position. All positions are four-year terms. Absentee voting is ongoing through Feb. 26. Voters may either visit City Hall or call the city clerk’s office at 763-9632 for an absentee ballot. Early voting is available at City Hall, and […]

Commission passes ordinance for lower landfill rates

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With some quickly withdrawn concerns, an ordinance to allow for lower landfill rates passed through Thursday’s city commission meeting. The ordinance allows, with prior consent of the city public works director and city manager, to assess charges of $10 per ton to dispose debris resulting from the demolition of […]

NWS issues winter storm warning

Freedom New Mexico The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow in Quay, Curry and De Baca counties in effect until noon Thursday. Expect total snow accumulations of 3 to 8 inches. The heaviest snowfall will occur across the northeast plains of New Mexico…particularly Harding and Union counties. […]

Winter storm warning issued

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sue Ann Smith of Clovis winds around puddles as she crosses Pile Street Wednesday. Smith said she was out running errands on her lunch hour. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After rain and snow Wednesday, a National Weather Service winter storm warning for heavy snow in Curry, Quay and […]

Halfway through session, only one bill passed

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican With the halfway point of the legislative session coming Wednesday — and with nearly 500 bills in the hopper — lawmakers have passed only one bill. But a couple of tax increase bills that would raise sales tax for everyone and impose a surtax on upper income […]

Blight battle survey results

Results of a survey on community blight in Clovis. Results tabulated through surveymonkey.com

Press Release: Farmers’ Electric Cooperative working through the night

Member Services Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Re: Power Outages Accumulated ice and winds caused outages in and around the Clovis area within Farmers’ Electric Cooperative’s (FEC) service area. Members reported the first outages at approximately 6:00 a.m. Thursday. FEC crews responding to the outages reported several poles down and numerous broken cross-arms and insulators.

Accepting Christ defining moment in life

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Here we are in the year 2010 and it seems we should be just half way through 2009. I have to agree with the saying that time “really does fly by.” The Psalmist wrote about time when he was thinking about how his little short life fit into the whole […]

Family biking to Alaska

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Courtesy photo: Harrison family The Harrison family take a break to look at some wind generators in Texas. The Harrison family are biking through New Mexico in the coming weeks on their way to Fairbanks, Alaska. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico A family of five is partaking in a long journey to Alaska by […]

Expect strange weather mix

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Weather officials are calling for a strange mix of weather Tuesday with a frosty morning, pockets of sunshine and snow. Expect a real mix of weather Tuesday. Most of eastern New Mexico awoke to frost, then sunshine and then snow. The National Weather Service says through late morning a cold […]