Failed Portales substation underwent routine mainenance

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Equipment overheated and caused an overload at the Portales south substation on West 18th Street near Southwest Canners Inc., on Saturday. Over 1,200 people were without power until 5 p.m. that day. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves says a substation blamed for a weekend […]

Pre-trial hearing set for Mesalands president

Freedom New Mexico Pre-trial hearings on drunk driving charges against Mesalands Community College President Philip O. Barry have been rescheduled. Proceedings set to begin Monday were rescheduled for Feb. 3 in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court in Albuquerque. The proceedings have been rescheduled three times. Barry was arrested in Albuquerque last October and charged with driving […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission to meet

Tuesday, the Curry County Commission will: • Consider a resolution supporting development of the Tres Amigas power station in northern Curry County. Officials have said the power hub, expected to manifest after two years of studies and evaluations are conducted, will connect the nation’s three major electrical grids. • Consider a resolution supporting House Bill […]

Official: Salvation Army totals ‘better than expected’

By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer The Salvation Army wrapped up the year “better than expected” according to Maj. Tammy Ray. “Overall, we did really well,” Ray said. “The needs were met.” Ray said the Angel Tree ministry was able to help 766 children from all 241 families who asked for assistance. The Salvation Army […]

School district: Court overstepped bounds on Isler restraining order

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Clovis basketball coach J.D. Isler talks to his team during the semifinals of the Southwest Dairy Farmers Classic last week against El Paso Bowie. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm says she has lost all trust and confidence in J.D. Isler’s ability to coach varsity basketball. Isler, […]

Candidate filing to open at 8 a.m.

Candidate filing is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Clovis City Clerk’s office for March city elections. The election is for municipal judge and each of the four city commisison districts. All candidates must be registered voters and never convicted of a felony. Candidates for the commissioner positions must be residents of the […]

County Year in Review: Events center crowning achievement

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Opened in early 2009, the Curry County Special Events Center is booked solid through July, County Manager Lance Pyle said. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The year 2009 was one of celebrating Curry County’s centennial, seeing the Special Events Center through its first year of operation, welcoming three new commissioners, trying to help Cannon […]

H1N1 vaccine available for Clovis students

CNJ staff Clovis Municipal Schools and the New Mexico Department of Health are offering students inoculations against swine flu. Students with paperwork turned in on time will be inoculated only with injectible H1N1 vaccine. The vaccine isn’t available in mist form. All CMS students will receive a vaccine information packet at school between Wednesday and […]

USDA enhances integrity and defensibility of farm programs

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2009 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is partnering with the Internal Revenue Service to reduce fraud in farm programs and streamlining payment limits for family farmers. The actions are intended to strengthen the integrity and defensibility of USDA farm safety net programs and help the agricultural industry to […]

Hounds no match for Division I Cougars

Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico PROVO, Utah — The Brigham Young men’s basketball team is pushing for a spot in college basketball’s Top 25, and the Cougars did little to hurt their chances Saturday night. Reserve Michael Loyd Jr. scored a game-high 17 points, leading four players in double figures as the Cougars rolled […]