Confusion and doubts about sour BHSI deal

First the good news: The landlord of Beauty Health and Science Innovations' Pico Rivera, Calif., plant has received $152,900 owed him from BHSI CEO Brian Sperber, city officials said late last week.Clovis City Attorney Dave Richards said that is "hopefully a positive sign" the city will receive a $1 million wire transfer from Sperber by […]

Commissioners: Jail bond issue first step

Curry County commissioners are, by their own admission, short on concrete answers when it comes to building a new jail should voters approve a $9.8 million bond issue in August. They don't have a design. They haven't hired an architect or building planner. They don't have a specific plot of land in mind to purchase. […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County commissioners meet 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Clovis Carver Public Library north annex. There are five items on the action agenda: A request to approve declaring a fire danger emergency for Curry County. A request to approve restricting sales and use of fireworks. A request to approve a $431,262.78 contract with Two Horse […]

Health exchange’s goal to get uninsured health coverage

Roosevelt General Hospital CEO Larry Leaming says the ultimate goal of a state-run health exchange is to get uninsured people in New Mexico health coverage. But with that goal in mind, Leaming says it's not clear how the state will achieve that goal while making health care affordable. "Well if we're going to have an […]

Fiesta in full swing

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Chloe Segovia, 4, of Clovis has a butterfly painted on her face by Rose Mary Martinez-Villa of Clovis Saturday at the annual Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Fiesta. Chloe and her family attend every year and always have fun. The smell of funnel cake and the sound of classic rock […]

Meeting to shed light on lesser prairie chicken

For those still in the dark about what the lesser prairie chicken is or why its existence is important, there is a community meeting Tuesday. The bird has been at the center of controversy since 1998 after it was identified as a candidate for federal listing by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a federal […]

Road work this week

Area road construction and closure information for this week: City of Clovis Norris St. will be closed to all traffic for an undetermined amount of time for construction, from Colonial Parkway to Wilhite Road. There will be no through traffic allowed, please seek alternate access. Curry County The Curry County road department will be laying […]

Celebrating a pioneering past

The 43rd annual Pioneer Days celebration is upon us, and the city is gearing up for a week full of old-fashioned fun. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sydney Pipkins, 5, gets some advice Saturday from her grandfather, Mike Leatherwood, center, and mother Shana Pipkin before she and her horse Mona start their pattern at the […]

5 questions with: Pioneer Days Princess Kyla Myers

Kyla Myers has served as the Pioneer Days Princess for the year. The lifelong Clovis native will relinquish the duty to a new girl later this week when Pioneer Days competition is complete. Kyla Myers Myers, who turns 17 later this month, is the daughter of Kevin and Lexi Myers of Clovis. She is not […]

Relay for Life committee to continue fundraising activities

The Curry County Relay for Life committee is working hard to make up for a fundraising shortfall from this year's event. According to Dorothy Nelson, community relationship manager for the American Cancer Society, sponsorships and team donations from the May 10 event total $107,750. "The goal for calendar year 2013 is $130,000," she said. "So […]

What’s happening – June 2

Today Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Fiesta — 9 a.m. Fiesta Mass, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 108 N. Davis St., Clovis. Fiesta activities: Games, food booths, music entertainment, winner of car show, arts and crafts . Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Clovis. Free admission. Information: 763-4445. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Fiesta Bingo & Raffle — […]

Police blotter – June 2

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday Caller reported: 12:39 a.m.: Prowlers in progress, 1100 block of Cameo Street. 3:24 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 700 block of east 13th Street. 4:26 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 600 block of Sheldon Street. 5:23 a.m.: Unconsciousness, 1300 block of Concord Road. 9:50 a.m.: […]

Drought’s impact runs deeper than just soil

"This is dust storm country. It is the saddest land I've ever seen." Washington Daily News reporter and columnist Ernie Pyle wrote those words in 1936 after a trip across the drought-ravaged Midwest. They could sum up where we're at in eastern New Mexico in 2013. I knew things were not good on our land […]