Shelburne: Mother-in-law taught lesson in character

My mother-in-law has just moved from her apartment down and around the corner from our house, where she moved around five years ago, to assisted living in a community about 75 miles away. I don't like it much. I know–we've all heard the jokes about mothers-in-law. And, yes, I'm afraid we've all seen some who […]

Former mayor testifying at Senate hearing

Former Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield will testify today in the nation's capital at a Senate hearing for a bill that could provide the 75 percent of the money needed for the Ute water project. According to a news release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing […]

County to consider bond for Tres Amigas

A proposed $1.9 billion Industrial Revenue Bond (IRB) by Curry County for the Tres Amigas project doesn't pose any financial or legal liability for the county, a trio of financial experts said Monday. County commissioners are meeting in special session at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library annex to consider adopting a resolution […]

Customers steady despite heat

The heat is on. And according to the National Weather Service, it's about to get hotter after reaching 97 degrees Monday. Albuquerque National Weather Service forecaster Amanda Martin says a high pressure system that has settled on the Texas Panhandle will help bring temperatures eight to 12 degrees above normal. According to the National Weather […]

Attorney says client attacked, beaten in jail

The June 27 assault of Jaime Perez may not have been the first time this year an inmate has used a broom handle to beat another inmate at the Curry County jail. Clovis attorney Marna Trammell said Monday that her client Terry Damron was attacked and beaten in the jail March 26 by another inmate. […]

Base partnership perspective presented

A new base-partnership perspective was presented to members of the Local Growth Management Committee Monday at its monthly meeting in Clovis. Monterey, Calif., city manager Fred Meurer told members about his community's partnership between the Presidio of Monterey (Army base), which is a "shared services concept." "It's looking at both sides of the fence where […]

Cannon aircraft fleet has tripled

The aircraft fleet at Cannon Air Force Base has tripled in the last two years. The are 105 aircraft assigned to the base now with more coming, according to the 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group commander Col. David Piech. There were 35 aircraft at the base in May 2010, according to a previous CNJ […]

Business digest – July 31

Shipping, logo businesses moves With demolition of its previous location pending, Pack and Mail and Sir Logo have relocated elsewhere in Clovis. Pack and Mail, which has been in business since 1988, operates at 3918 N. Prince St. The business ships all varieties of packages, giving customers the option of multiple shipping services depending on […]

Police blotter – July 31

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday 12:20 a.m.: Caller advised someone in a truck was driving slowly past the house and around the neighborhood, 2100 block of Country Meadows Drive. 4:43 a.m.: Caller reported someone tried to take her vehicle but left it parked halfway in the road, 800 […]

Police confident in race policy

Law enforcement officials in Curry and Roosevelt counties say they are now in compliance with a 2009 law requiring them to have policies in place that ban bias-based profiling. But a spokesperson for an immigrant advocacy group said that may not have been the case when a survey was taken last year. Aimee Villareal said […]

Weekly update – July 29

Candidate on leave to comply with personnel rules Democrat candidate for county treasurer Rachel Toney is on unpaid administrative leave from her state job to comply with personnel rules, according to a spokesman for the New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department. Enrique Knell said state employment rules require any CYFD employee seeking partisan public […]

Border Town Days community get-together

A few years after Maurice Smith graduated from Farwell High School, some people from his Texas town and the neighboring New Mexico town of Texico decided they'd have a weekend get-together. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Farwell City Park hosted the 46th running of Border Town Days Saturday, a celebration between Farwell and Texico, which […]

Writing hit songs risky business

I've always dreamed about penning a Top 40 hit, although reaching the charts has been a curse for many younger than me. Greg Arama, bassist for The Amboy Dukes ("Journey to the Center of the Mind"), was killed in a 1979 motorcycle accident at 29. Lefty Baker, guitarist for Spanky and our Gang ("Like to […]

Guest column: Everyone’s job to report abuse

As the Penn State sexual assault allegations came and went, I was encouraged multiple times to write a letter in support of sexual assault survivors here. However, I did not see much parallel between the Penn State community and our own and was unsure of how to make things relate. Obviously, I have changed my […]

Editorial: Bogus reports shows NMFA lacks control

Ten of the 11-member New Mexico Finance Authority board are appointed by the governor. Four are members of Gov. Susana Martinez' own cabinet. The Authority's CEO, Rick May, served in her cabinet until assuming his NMFA post nearly a year ago. So you might think the Martinez administration would have had its ducks in a […]

County commission holding special meeting

Curry County commissioners are meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday in special session to consider issuing as much as $1.9 billion in Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRB) for the proposed Tres Amigas superstation. The meeting is at the Clovis-Carver Public Library north annex. The county's bond attorney recently told commissioners that IRBs won't put the county at […]

Road work this week

Area road construction and closure information for this week: State and Federal Constructors, Inc. has moved on to First Street from Avenue C going west on First Street to Avenue F in Portales. The north or outside lane is closed. Night pouring of concrete will be occurring. One lane will be open at all times, […]

Q&A: Jaye Crockett getting ready for season

Jaye Crockett proudly says he does everything for the city of Clovis, even if it means his duties don't let him get back to his home often. Jaye Crockett Crockett, a 2009 graduate of Clovis High School, is working to recover from a sports hernia surgery and get set for a junior season with Texas […]

Guardsmen recall deployment

Portales railroad engineer Carlos Sena of the New Mexico Army National Guard tried to find the words to describe his overseas experience. Courtesy photo: Chris Holland Members of C Company, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment with the Army National Guard during their deployment in Afghanistan earlier this year. Lt. Col. Chris Holland is the 12th […]

VistaCare launching food drive benefit

VistaCare Hospice staff is launching its eighth annual food drive Wednesday to benefit the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, according to a VistaCare news release. According to VistaCare account executive Patricia Trevino, non-perishable food items can be dropped off at S and S Supermarket and Albertsons throughout the month of August. Donations can also […]