Organizations team up for job fair

By Vanessa Kahin CNJ staff writer Curry County is among the state leaders in lowest unemployment rate. Set to ensure this remains so, several companies and organizations have joined forces to help the jobless become part of the local workforce. Organizers behind a job fair scheduled for April 29 at the Clovis Civic Center […]

Portales schools, ENMU sign agreement on stadium

By Christina Calloway CMI staff writer Portales Municipal Schools’ role in the construction and operation of Eastern New Mexico University’s new stadium as part owners was confirmed Monday when ENMU’s Board of Regents approved a Joint Powers Agreement. The agreement says Portales schools, one of the largest contributors to the stadium’s $8 million cost, […]

California man sentenced to eight years in stabbing

CNJ staff A California man was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday in the August 2012 stabbing death of his traveling companion while in Clovis, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Chip Fox, 37, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., was convicted in January by a Curry County jury of voluntary […]

CCC president says she has no marathon safety concerns

By Alisa Boswell CMI staff writer Clovis Community College President Becky Rowley said on the day of last year’s Boston Marathon, she received numerous phone calls to her office at the college with people asking if she was OK. At the 2013 Boston Marathon, two explosions went off near the finish line of the […]

Officials: Local real estate market increasing


By Alisa Boswell CMI staff writer Home buyers are paying a lot more for an average home in Curry County today than they were paying two years ago. According to a Realtors Association of New Mexico report for February, the average median price for a home sold in Curry County rose from $132,450 in […]

Police blotter — April 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday caller reported: • 3:20 a.m.: Shoplifting up to $500, 2600 block of West Seventh Street. • 6:49 a.m.: Burglary (auto), 1700 block of Ross Street. • 8:29 a.m.: Criminal damage, 1000 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. • 9:37 a.m.: Unlawful […]

What’s happening — April 1

Today Relay For Life of Clovis committee meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, Ingram Room. Information: 799-9159 or Relay For Life of Clovis team captain meeting & T-shirt deadline — 6 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, Ingram Room. Information: 799-9642 or County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Clovis -Carver Library, North Annex. Information: 763-5591. Lodger’s […]

U.S. Rep. Braley has some more explaining to do

On Sept. 17, 2012, just seven weeks before the election, Mother Jones released video of a private fundraiser for Mitt Romney in which the Republican presidential candidate said 47 percent of Americans are “dependent upon government” and would vote for Barack Obama “no matter what.” Not surprisingly, Democrats grabbed ahold of the comment and didn’t […]

Communication is key to tapping into meanings

What we say and what people hear us say are rarely the same things. Nobody knows that better than your preacher. A ministry colleague told me of sitting in a restaurant after worship one Sunday. Just waiting for his food, he did not intend to eavesdrop, but he overheard one of his members in a […]

Lady Cats finish second at Hereford meet

CNJ staff HEREFORD —Clovis High’s girls gathered up six first-place finishes over the weekend to take second place in the two-day Hereford Invitational track meet. Meantime, the Clovis boys were fifth with 76 points. The Lady Wildcats earned 157 points to trail Canyon Randall (194 1/2) in a six-team competition. They scored in everything on […]