Meetings watch: Clovis school board

CNJ staff A Clovis Municipal School Board meeting will be held at Zia Elementary School at 5:30 tonight. Among things to be discussed are: • Recognition of the volunteer of the year and state board of education’s Excellence for Student Achievement award recipient. • A name change from the CHS Freshman Campus to the CHS […]

Meetings Watch: Clovis Community College Board of Trustees, May 6

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees met Wednesday at the college. • Board members approved a food services contract with Canteen of Central New Mexico to run the school’s snack bar. The school currently operates the snack bar, and has done so at a loss of about $15,000 annually over the last two years, […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal School board

The Clovis Municipal School’s strategic plan dominated a special Board of Education meeting Tuesday at the CMS administration building: • Board member Mark Lansford asked Deputy Superintendent Ladona Clayton about specifics on silent audits and cultural training. The silent audit outlined in the plan calls for a third party to visit school campuses posing as […]

Police stress importance of neighborhood watch in keeping communities safe

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Dawn Smith’s home was burglarized Wednesday. The suspect rummaged through the house, throwing the computer to the ground, stepping on the monitor and took about 50 DVDs, among other things. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer “There she is,” Dawn Smith remembers hearing as her neighbor’s young daughter […]

Meetings watch: Commission approves committee voting power for city manager

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer This is a supplemental report on Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting: • Commissioner Fred Van Soelen raised objections on an ordinance approval and an ordinance introduction, both giving voting status to City Manager Joe Thomas on separate committees. Van Soelen said he had confidence in Thomas’ ability as a […]

April 8 Meetings Watch: Clovis Community College Board of Trustees

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees met Wednesday at Room 512 of the college. • Board officers were elected in the first meeting since the re-elections of board members Terry Martin and Russell Muffley. Former board secretary Arnold Martinez moved up to board chair, replacing Gayla Brumfield. Charles Guthals filled Martinez’ previous role as […]

Facts prove Jesus Christ did rise from dead

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Daddy, Susie and I faithfully used to watch “Dragnet.” Jack Web was a no nonsense kind of guy, and a skilled investigator. He was focused on getting the facts right. He said many times over in that series: “Just the facts ma’am…just the facts.” Was it a fact that Jesus […]

Winter storm causes minor problems

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo James Ahmmar struggles against the wind Friday as he takes his two dogs for a quick bathroom break on his street. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The winter storm that blew into eastern New Mexico on Friday caused minor problems in Roosevelt and Curry Counties, but left a number […]

Wildfire prevention legislation passes House with Rep. Luj

[ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVIqngINll0 ]WATCH REP. LUJAN OFFER HIS AMENDMENT Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement (FLAME) Act with Rep. Luj

SkiWi customers should watch for disconnect

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Red flag warning remains in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MST THIS EVENING. RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LOWER WITH SUSTAINED 20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR […]

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DTV switch better in private sector’s hands

Freedom New Mexico If you watch TV for more than a few minutes a day, you have probably seen ads and public service announcements about the Feb. 17 changeover from analog to digital television broadcasting. During the other transition, several officials of the incoming Obama administration have suggested pushing back the transition date three months, […]

a view from under the pew: the shadowy intruder

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes. the shadowy intruder boss i ve discovered that it s not wise to watch scary spooky horror […]

Meetings watch: County Commission

This is a report on Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting: Commissioners were presented with a draft of an act that would create the Ute Water Authority by Project Manager Scott Verhines. The act would create a seven-member board to decide issues such as rates and bond issues, Verhines said. Under the proposed legislation, the board […]

Meetings watch: Planning and zoning committee

This is a report of Wednesday’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. • Commissioners approved a final plan for a portion of the Sahara Pointe subdivision development. The approved plan proposes apartment complexes on 17 acres of land, according to Building Safety director Pete Wilt. The proposed development will be located in the area of 21st […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Water Policy Advisory Board

CNJ staff This is a report on the city of Clovis Water Policy Advisory Board’s monthly meeting held Tuesday: • The Clovis Water Policy Advisory Board approved a recommendation to the city commission to draft an ordinance regarding fugitive water from commercial and residential properties. The ordinance is in line with the city’s water conservation […]

Meetings watch: CMS Board of Education

The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education held a campus visitation meeting Tuesday at Yucca Middle School. This is a report on the meeting. • Board members were addressed about upcoming vehicle and equipment purchases. No action was taken. Items included on the list included four buffers, four water vaccums, a forklift, two commercial lawnmowers […]

Meetings watch: Water Policy Advisory Board meeting

Highlights from Tuesday’s city’s water advisory board meeting at city hall: • During an end of summer water usage report, New Mexico American Water Co. Operations Manager Jim Bonner said summer water usage in Clovis averaged between 9 million to 10 million gallons of water a day, the peak water use reached 11.6 million gallons […]

Meetings watch: CCC Board of Trusteess

This is a report of Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting at Clovis Community College: • Board members approved an update of a five-year strategic plan. The plan is updated annually, according to CCC President John Neibling. The updates include building an arts education center, setting up a scholarship fund in the CCC Foundation for military […]