Animal shelter officials: Animal euthanizations dropping

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Valissa Taggart of Clovis fills out an application for city pet licenses for her two cats Tuesday’s at the Clovis Animal Shelter while Animal Control Officer Dennis Weist provides assistance. Kevin Wilson City and animal groups are seeing inroads in reducing animals who visit the animal shelter. According to the […]

County manager’s emails rankle commissioner

Sharna Johnson Curry County Commissioner Dan Stoddard said he is frustrated with County Manager Lance Pyle after Stoddard’s request for jail figures sparked a series of emails among county officials questioning his loyalties. Pyle said he was only trying to ensure the release of accurate information. In February, the commission voted to give Pyle the […]

Education feature: French students expand learning with club

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo French Club Vice President Bryan Wygant, left, and President Sarafina Kwaku practice holding a conversation in French Tuesday in teacher Jennifer Kelley’s classroom. Liliana Castillo In French class at Clovis High School, students led by French teachers Diana Huey and Jennifer Kelley talked about crepes. In French club, the students […]

Press release: Bingaman Aide To Hold Office Hours in Clovis and Portales

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman announced today that a representative from his Roswell office will be available on Friday, April 1st in Clovis and Portales to help residents in the area with issues or concerns with federal government agencies. “Office hours give area residents a chance to meet with a representative from my office […]

Press release: SE region has poorest health in New Mexico

Santa Fe — In general, the Southeast Region of New Mexico has the poorest health status in the state as a result of lower income levels and educational achievement, a higher adult smoking rate, and higher rates of chronic disease and chronic deaths. Current health status data by region and county can be found in […]

Press release: U.S. 70 construction in Curry County

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) began pavement rehabilitation work earlier this month on a 6.4 mile section of U.S. 70 (Prince Street) from Brady Street in Clovis to the county line, from mile marker 434 to mile marker 441. This pavement rehabilitation project will cost approximately $6 million. The project consists of a […]

School board discusses budget shortfall

Liliana Castillo State budget cuts mean a $750,000 shortfall in next year’s budget for the Clovis Municipal Schools. The district’s Chief Financial Officer Jose Cano presented the breakdown of the 1.5 percent budget cut handed down by the state Legislature during Tuesday’s board of education meeting. Cano said the district will receive a 1.82 percent […]

Feasibility report on ENMU’s possible conference switch near completion

CNJ staff A committee report studying a possible move for Eastern New Mexico University athletics from the Lone Star Conference to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference is expected to be on the desk of university president Steven Gamble by the end of the week. ENMU was invited by the RMAC to consider the change earlier […]

County, city to negotiate inmate costs

Sharna Johnson Curry County and the city are poised to start negotiations on the cost of housing inmates at the jail with the county saying it needs more money and the city taking the position it’s already paying enough. Under a 2008 joint powers agreement, Clovis pays the county $115,000 a year — less than […]

Governor to speak in Clovis

CNJ staff Gov. Susana Martinez is the scheduled guest speaker at the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office’s annual crime victim’s breakfast. Scheduled for 7 a.m. April 12 at the Clovis Civic Center, the breakfast is held in honor of crime victims and in recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The cost of the event […]

N.M. fishing report — March 29

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northwest Animas River — The flow is 192 cfs. Fishing is reported […]

N.M. fishing report — March 29

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northwest Animas River — The flow is 192 cfs. Fishing is reported […]

Privatization speeds soldiers along

The Army Reserve’s reliance on a private contractor to conduct medical screening of drilling reservists has driven up costs and reduced readiness of medics and reserve units, says a freshman congressman who also is an Army Reserve colonel and physician. But an advocate for the contractor counters that the percentage of Army reservists medically ready […]

Limiting freedom in‘app’ropriate

Short-sightedness: There’s no app for that. Instead, I present the U.S. Senate. Four senators, including New Mexico’s Tom Udall, urged smartphone makers last week to stop offering software applications, or “apps,” that let users post DUI/DWI checkpoint locations to online databases. Remove the apps from your online stores, the senators ask, or alter them to […]

Intervention in Libya should be kept short

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama, seeking to control what’s happening in Libya, tried at least to control the message. The president said during his speech at the National Defense University that U.S. intervention, which began March 19, stopped a massacre, denied Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi access to billions in assets, assisted Libyan rebels […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Get hooked, local summer guide and Reagan shot

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Get hooked New Mexico’s license year begins April 1, and that means it’s time to renew your fishing license. They can be purchased at license vendors statewide, Department of Game and Fish offices in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Roswell and Raton, or online […]

Cycle helps Hounds turn back USW

CNJ staff HOBBS — Senior left fielder Kevin Thompson hit for the cycle, including one of four Eastern New Mexico University home runs, as the Greyhounds got past University of the Southwest 13-8 in a non-conference baseball game Tuesday. Thompson, who raised his batting average for the spring to .301, went 4-for-5 with a second-inning […]

Udall discusses situation in Libya, legislative efforts to roll back EPA regulation of carbon emissions and apps that assist drunk drivers in avoiding checkpoints

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall talked with radio reporters today about the situation in Libya in response to the President’s address to the nation.

New Mexico MainStreet planning marketing, business development seminar

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexco MainStreet Institute is holding a seminar May 13 for targeted business development and marketing. The seminar will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Plaza Hotel and Event Center in Las Vegas, N.M. Seminars will be conducted separately for economic positioning and promotion in the morning and […]

Judge declares mistrial in shooting trial

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks District Judge Stephen Quinn declared a mistrial Tuesday in the first-degree murder trial of Lonzell Wiggins after potential jurors saw Wiggins in handcuffs and shackles. Sharna Johnson A mistrial was declared Tuesday before a jury could be selected in the first-degree murder case of Lonzell Wiggins after potential jurors saw […]