Free-market roads concept possible

Are you under the impression that free-market roads would be impossible, or at least impossibly complicated? Then I have good news for you. There are many possible ways for roads to be provided in a free society, even assuming unfettered technology wouldn’t make roads obsolete. Business owners could voluntarily join forces to provide roads and […]

Police blotter — June 28

There is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday Caller reported: • 1:15 a.m.: Injured subject, 6400 block of Peacock Plaza. • 1:59 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 1100 block of Sycamore Street. • 4:12 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 900 block of Calhoun Street. • 6:42 a.m.: Animal complaint, Thornton Street and Tierra […]

What’s happening — June 28

Today Tierra Realty Hotel Clovis ribbon cutting — 4 p.m.-5 p.m., Hotel Clovis. Information: 769-7828. Clovis MainStreet annual meeting and volunteer awards — 5:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, Ingram Room. 701 North Main St. Information : 769-7840 “The Birthing” revival — 7 p.m., Yahweh International Church Fellowship. 1921 West Second Street. Information: 749-4793. Saturday Clovis […]

What you can do about mental illness

Sitting on my desk is one of those book club cards I’m supposed to return if I do NOT want this month’s selected book. Two books, actually. Book clubs like to bundle books together. A pernicious practice. Anyway, one book they want me to buy this month evidently has to do with “What You Can […]

Press release: Arrests made in burglaries

(From Clovis Police Department) The Clovis Police Department Patrol and Special Operations Unit have been busy arresting burglars over the past couple of weeks. On Sunday, 06/16/2013, at about 1:00 am in the morning a Clovis Police Officer on patrol observed a male subject, Quinn Ransom, 47 years of age, breaking into a vehicle at […]

Federal listing decision has been extended

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Curry County Commissioner Wendell Bostwick said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s judgment to extend its decision on whether to federally protect the lesser prairie chicken will play into the favor of local landowners. The USFWS was slated to make its decision on whether to list the grouse […]

BHSI settlement payments running behind

By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com Clovis has not yet received any portion of a $1 million settlement agreement reached with Brian Sperber, CEO of Beauty Health and Science Industries Innovations, according to city officials. City Attorney David Richards said the original agreement, which was approved by the City Commission in May, required Sperber […]

Education feature: New school board member talks upcoming term

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Attorney Jennifer Burrill officially joined the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education Tuesday after receiving her oath of office from retired Judge Teddy Hartley. Burrill was chosen by the board in May to fill the position left vacant by the late Charles Guthals. She answered five questions regarding her upcoming term and how the board […]

Farmers markets opening for season

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By Emily Crowe CNJ staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com Locally sourced, farm-fresh produce will soon be readily available thanks to the upcoming opening of farmers markets in Clovis and Portales. Margie Plummer manages the Portales Farmers Market and Clovis Farmers Market, and said this year’s produce offerings will start off small. “It’s just so early right now,” […]

Meetings watch — June 27

Public Works Committee The Public Works Committee met on Wednesday and took the following actions: • A recommendation was made to extend the storm drain on Norris Street 1,600 feet to the east, according to City Engineer Justin Howalt. This action will be placed on the next city commission agenda for approval. • The committee […]

CHS seeks to examine, improve through accreditation process

An interesting event occurred at Clovis High School during this past school year. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, commonly known as NCA CASI, or NCA, came to visit, and not just any visit. The NCA is an organization made up of colleges, universities, and schools from across the country, for educational accreditation […]

What’s happening — June 27

Today High Plains Patriots meeting — 7 p.m., the Master’s Conference Room, 810 East 21st St. Children’s Hour —10 a.m. Ages 4-6. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 North Main St. Clovis/Curry County LEPC & LEPC subcommittees meeting — 10 a.m., Emergency Management Conference Room. 320 Connelly St. Information : 763 -9485. Friday Tierra Realty Hotel Clovis […]

Police blotter — June 27

There is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday Caller reported: •12:55 a.m.: Trespass in progress, 100 block of Dawn Loop. • 4:33 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 700 block of West 20th Street. • 6:02 a.m.: Harassment report, 200 block of Avenue A. • 6:51 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 1400 block of […]

Pouring money into immigration fight not answer

— The Santa Fe New Mexican To all those complaining that the United States is on the wrong path, we would have to say, “We agree!” Of course, our path and that described by many of the complainers — people who worry more about individual morality and long for imagined good ol’ days — might […]

Racing license up for discussion

By Thomas Garcia CMI staff writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com The race isn’t quite on, yet, but the New Mexico Racing Commission plans to discuss Thursday how they should proceed concerning the state’s sixth and final racing license. The latest development could set off a rush of gambling interests across eastern New Mexico, where potential investors have been […]

Contract for detention facility designs signed

CNJ staff Curry County commissioners agreed on a contract with Reilly Johnson Architecture to draw up conceptual designs for a new medium-maximum security detention facility. The contract for the detention center designs is worth up to $18,750 plus applicable gross tax receipts, according to County Manager Lance Pyle. He said $15,000 will be paid for […]

44th Army Band tour to visit Clovis, ENMU

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Orlando Guerrero says music is the way he chooses to serve his country. The native of El Paso, Texas, will be performing on flute Thursday as part of the 44th Army Band of the New Mexico National Guard as their tour stops on Eastern New Mexico University’s campus. […]

Inmate’s recent escape from jail not first attempt

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By Christina Calloway CMI staff writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Stephen Phillips’ recent escape from the Roosevelt County Detention Center Friday night was not his first attempt. District Court documents show that the 20-year-old had tried to escape in December while being transported to the jail from the hospital. “He’s been locked down quite a bit,” said the […]

Clovis Softball Association

Wednesday Summer League Standings through Friday Gold Division                      W-L No Skillz 2-0 Get Smoked 1-1 Last Wind 0-2 Self Made 1-1 No Skittlez 1-1 Peligro 1-1 Friday’s games No Skittles 17, Last Wind 16 Peligro 23, Last Wind 13 No Skillz 17, Self Made 16 Self Made 17, Get Smoked 7 Silver Division                      […]

DWI forfeiture decision tabled

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By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com A county DWI vehicle seizure and forfeiture ordinance will not be enforced until at least September, and there is a possibility it will be repealed. The ordinance calls for the seizure of repeat DWI offender’s vehicles upon arrest or conviction. Curry County Commission Chairman Frank Blackburn motioned to […]