Inmates take on tasks

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An inmate trustee, left, is supervised by city maintenance worker Jeremy Burnett Tuesday while putting up decorations on the Christmas tree in front of the Curry County Courthouse. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Wearing orange jumpsuits quickly marking them as inmates, trustees from the jail perform tasks that save […]

Hospital looking to turn corner

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The administrator of Plains Regional Medical Center said Wednesday the hospital failed in several areas this year, but officials are committed to improving performance. “We have had so many public failures this year. It’s sad,” Administrator Hoyt Skabelund said during a presentation to Clovis News Journal staff. Hospital inspections […]

F-16 pilot has Clovis ties

FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS The American pilot whose F-16 crashed in Iraq earlier this week has close ties to Clovis. Major Troy L. Gilbert, 34, identified by the Air Force on Wednesday, is the son-in-law of Clovis residents Jay and Judi Gurley, according to longtime family friend Martha Hardwick. Jay Gurley is a former […]

Local roundup: Robber holds up store with toy gun

By CNJ STAFF A man who held up a convenience store clerk with a toy gun then changed his mind was charged with robbery, according to police reports. A store clerk called police around 1 p.m. on Nov. 21 to report a man had used a toy gun to hold up a Chevron gas station […]

Nov. 30, 2006: Empty stocking fund

Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. P” is a single mother who works hard to make ends meet. She has no extra income for Christmas. Her holiday hopes: To have Christmas presents for her children. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size 12. Girls pant size 12. Girls shoe size 3. Boys shirt size 8 […]

Clovis schools’ test score increases garner awards

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Two Clovis schools were recognized by the state for leaps in test scores from 2004-2005 to 2005-2006. The New Mexico Public Education Department applauded Lockwood Elementary and Marshall Junior High schools by e-mail Tuesday for increasing proficiency among students in math and reading. The percentage of students who met […]

Clovis proposes new turf

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Leon Williams Stadium might have a new landscape, if Clovis Athletic Director Brian Stacy can raise half of the over $500,000 needed to convert the field to an artificial grass field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer When Clovis High School Athletic Directer Brian Stacy took over in December 2005, […]

Hounds struggle staying afloat

CNJ staff PORTALES — So far, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team is mostly treading water. For the Greyhounds to reach their potential, coach Shawn Scanlan said their defense must pick up. ENMU (2-3) hosts Lone Star Conference crossover games against Southwestern Oklahoma tonight and Cameron on Saturday at Greyhound Arena, and Scanlan […]

Zias’ size figures to be issue

CNJ staff PORTALES — First-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s coach Linden Weese isn’t sure how his team will match up in Lone Star Conference crossover games against Southwestern Oklahoma tonight and Cameron on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. “They both look like they’re going to have a size advantage on us,” Weese said, “which is […]

Education digest: Award nominations being accepted

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An education foundation for the cable industry is accepting nominations for its annual awards, according to a press release. Teachers, school administrators, or anyone helping to improve and transform education for children in and out of school can be nominated for the Cable’s Leaders in Learning Awards, administered by […]