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 […]

Meetings watch: Aug. 28 County Commission

This is a report on Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting: • The Special Events Center is approximately 93 percent complete and looks like it will come in under budget, according to construction manger Randy Kamradt. The current contract value is $7.14 million with a little more than 86 percent of the construction budget requested, he […]

Weather service issues flash flood watch

With thunderstorms expected today and Saturday, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for areas of the Eastern Plains. Quay, Roosevelt and Curry counties, as well as other portions of north and central New Mexico lie within the area of concern, according to a morning bulletin from the National Weather Service. The […]

Meetings watch: 7/15 Curry County Commission meeting

The following is a report on Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting:• Special Events Center — Work on the SEC is approximately 86 percent complete, according to Project Supervisor Randy Kamradt. The contract value stands at $7.14 million with $5.27 million or 73.8 percent requested from the budget through the end of May. Recent weather has […]

Competition always inspires

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist It has become a pattern in our house, though I am the only one who is interested in keeping the pattern going. The alarm goes off, the coffeepot goes on, and the Tour de France, channel 47 live coverage, emerges on the television set. Though I do not build my […]

Flash flood watch issued

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Flash flood watch


July 2, 2008 Meetings Watch: Civil Aviation Board meeting

This is a report of Tuesday’s Civil Aviation board meeting. • Clovis Municpal Airport Manager Steve Summers said the airport is getting ready to start rehabilitation of its main runway. He said the start date of the project will be scheduled after a meeting next week with the project contractor and the city’s engineering consultant. […]

Meetings Watch: Planning and Zoning Commission

The Clovis City Planning and Zoning Commission met Wednesday at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center. All matters approved will be on the agenda for approval in the June 19 City Commission meeting. • Following debate, commissioners voted 6-0 to recommend rezoning a 15-acre section of Raintree Estates by the intersection of Norris Street and […]

City Commissioners discuss animal euthanization

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis is creating a task force to work on controlling the pet population. The City Commission heard an offer from Animal Protection of New Mexico to change euthanasia methods at the Clovis Animal Shelter. Most of Thursday’s meeting was dedicated to testimony from local veterinarians and APNM employees. The […]

Mommy Guilt, Anyone?

By Anita Doberman I recently made plans to go see a movie with a friend and scheduled a babysitter to watch my five children for a couple of hours. When the time to leave came, I felt terrible because all the kids were crying and seemed so unhappy to see mommy leave.

Tornado watch canceled

A tornado watch for Curry and Roosevelt counties has been canceled, and is now a severe thunderstorm warning until 4 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.

May 2, 2008 Meetings Watch: City Commission

Meetings watch: The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s North Annex. • Commissioners approved to use $225,000 in capital outlay funding as a matching funds for the Community Development Block Grant designated for street improvements. The city qualified for a grant $350,000 grant in April to repair residential roads in low-income […]

Meetings Watch: Clovis Public Works Committee

The city of Clovis Public Works Committee met Wednesday. Here is a report on the meeting: • The committee will send the City Commission a request for $200,000 to supplement a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant to rehabilitate residential roads between Grand and Seventh streets and Mitchell and Thornton streets. The city qualified for the […]

April 18, 2008 Meetings Watch: City Commission

In other business at Thursday’s meeting: • Commissioners approved two subdivision preliminary designs. The first design was for the Stonebrook subdivision, which will contain 68 lots on 25 acres northwest of Clovis. The second design was for the Clovis Inn subdivision located in south Clovis. • Commissioners adopted two ordinances accepting funding for the Ute […]

April 16, 2008 Meetings Watch: County Commission

The Curry County Commission met Tuesday for its regular meeting: Here is a report. • Commissioners approved modifying a contract with Stephen’s Construction and Ready Mix to add a fuel surcharges. The company was contracted in September to haul caliche for road improvement projects. The surcharge will be based on current fuel prices, according to […]

April 1, 2008 Meetings Watch: Curry County Commission

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission met Tuesday. Here is a report on the meeting: • A burn ban enacted last month was continued. Commissioners enacted the burn ban because of persisting dry conditions in the area and recent wildfires that ignited in surrounding areas. The burn ban prohibits open flames […]

If it feels good, watch out

We have several letters to the editor planned for Sunday’s paper. Here’s a preview:

Elida beats defending champs

Wesley Gilmore scored 30 points as Elida beat defending state champion Gateway Christian 75-66 Wednesday night in a Class 1A boys state quarterfinal game at Rio Rancho High School.