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 […]