Dachshunds hustle at Wiener Nationals

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo David Martinez’s dachshund, Doc, was motivated down the dog track by his pet rock and took second place Saturday in wiener dog races at Hillcrest Park. Liliana Castillo Dachshunds running can be a funny thing to watch. That’s what Joe Gutierrez of Clovis guessed could explain why Hillcrest Park was […]

Police department hosting community meeting

CNJ staff The Clovis Police Department is hosting a community meeting July 27 to acquaint residents with its Neighborhood Watch and Code Blue programs. Recruiting is taking place for Code Blue, a volunteer program for residents that includes training and a ride-along program with Clovis police. And Neighborhood Watch programs are being developed, according to […]

Press release: Police hosting Neighborhood Watch; Code Blue meeting

One of the goals of the Clovis Police Department is to make Clovis a “Safer place to live, work, and play.” In doing so, the community is needed to be the eyes and ears of the police department. We are still in the process of starting Neighborhood Watch programs in the community and are recruiting […]

Meetings watch: Udall discusses Valles Caldera, Gulf crisis and Murkowski Resolution

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, talked today with radio reporters from around the state about a bill he introduced with Senator Jeff Bingaman to transfer the Valles Caldera to the National Parks Service. Udall also gave his thoughts on Senator Lisa Murkowski’s pending resolution to strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its authority […]

Governor’s race ‘historic and unique’

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Max Best of Clovis places his ballot into a voting machine Tuesday at Zia Elementary School. Best said it’s his “civic duty to vote. You can’t complain if you’re not taking part.” By David Stevens: FNM editor New Mexico Republicans and Democrats can agree on at least one thing: “I […]

Defense forced to watch

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU receiver Tyler Finch makes the diving catch for a touchdown in the first half of Saturday’s scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The Greyhounds coaching staff didn’t like the sight of the offense scoring at will Saturday morning. So they made the […]

Police: Former Clovis chief victim of extortion plot

Former Clovis police chief and city manager Raymond Mondragon was the victim of an extortion scheme and robbery at an Albuquerque hotel early Wednesday morning. Three men have been arrested, court records show. According to an arrest affidavit filed in Albuquerque Metro Court, the three admitted hatching a plan to blackmail Mondragon, threatening to ruin […]

New flood map unveiled

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis unveiled a new and smaller flood hazard map, the next step in what could mean lower insurance rates for some homeowners. The map presented Wednesday at a public works committee meeting will be submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for final consideration. The city participates in FEMA’s […]

Meetings watch: Local Growth Management Committee

The Local Growth Management Committee met Tuesday at the Clovis Police Department. • The committee approved the usage of a $133,030 grant from the Office of Economic adjustment, on behalf of the Department of Defense. The money will be used for a regional growth planner position, with up to $90,000 budgeted. Portales Community Affairs Coordinator […]

Meetings watch: City public works

The Clovis Public Works Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the City Hall assembly room. Agenda items include: • Roadway prioritization. City Engineer Justin Howalt said at a previous city commission meeting that 14 roadways needing improvements will be prioritized in preparation for seeking money to complete the projects. • Discussion of access management. • […]