Runaway ferret moved to zoo

CNJ Staff A runaway ferret that attracted a lot of attention in the last week when at least six people stepped forward to claim her has been relocated to Hillcrest Park Zoo. Animal Control Officer Martin Martinez delivered the 1-pound, foot-long white animal Wednesday morning after officials were unable to verify the rightful owner. Zookeeper […]

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 […]

Local teens worried about license changes

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Antonio Martinez said he looks forward to getting his driver’s license when he turns 16 years old. But Gov. Bill Richardson’s new education initiatives has the Marshall Middle School seventh-grader worried he might have to wait a little longer to get it. Starting next school year, New Mexico eighth-graders […]

Housing woes not affecting Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Home prices in Clovis rose 9.3 percent in 2008. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Local and state marketers are optimistic the housing crisis gripping the nation is not likely to affect New Mexico, and could possibly miss Clovis. According to numbers released Tuesday from the Realtors Association of New […]

Guy Leeder Softball Complex vandalized

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Graffiti was painted at Guy Leeder Softball Complex over the past weekend. CNJ staff Clovis Softball Association board member Roger Jackson is hoping that with the help of the more than 1,300 league players, that the persons responsible for a graffiti spree at Guy Leeder Softball Complex will be caught. […]

TB tests ongoing for Clovis residents

CNJ staff State health department officials said Tuesday roughly half of the 80 Clovis residents who were potentially exposed to tuberculosis through an infected health care worker have been screened with no positive tests. Officials announced April 16 that approximately 250 Clovis and Albuquerque residents were potentially exposed after a health worker was diagnosed with […]

Reward offered in vandalism spree case

CNJ staff Curry County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in connection to a vandalism spree last week, according to a press release from the Clovis Police Department. Police received reports of 56 criminal damage incidents through northwest Clovis on April 18-21. Thousands of dollars damage was caused, […]

Public presentation to be given on Ute Water Pipeline Project

CNJ staff The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority has scheduled a public information presentation on the Ute Water Pipeline Project during a study session Thursday after the Clovis City Commission meeting, according to an ENMRWA news release. The project would build a pipeline carrying water from Ute Lake to eight entities in eastern New […]

In the senator’s own words

Something new on our Web sites today: A podcast from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s press conference Tuesday with New Mexico radio broadcasters.

Podcast: Sen. Jeff Bingaman talks to N.M. radio reporters

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked to New Mexico radio reporters about a variety of topics, including his decision to support Senator Obama for president. Click here for the podcast. 00:00 – Bingaman talks about his decision to announce his support Senator Obama for president. 04:25 – Bingaman talks about the Senate Democratic […]