Temperature hits triple digits for first time in year

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Staff report The temperature hit triple digits Monday for the first time in 2014. In fact, Saturday through Monday were the three most consecutive hottest days, according to Accuweather.com. Meteorologist Steve Travis said it wasn’t a record-breaker. Travis said relief from Monday’s 100-degree heat is on its way. A cold front will be blowing cooler […]

Texting ban goes into effect today

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By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com If you didn’t know about the texting while driving ban going into effect today in New Mexico, you have about two to three weeks to get accustomed before the Clovis police start cracking down. Sgt. Daron Roach with the Clovis Police Department said that’s about the amount of time […]

Business feature: Schools, dairies team up on education

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By Alisa Boswell Staff writer aboswell@pntonline.com Educational programs are not keeping pace with the growing dairy business in the Southwest, according to Michael Tomaszewski, professor of dairy management at Texas A&M University. Tomaszewski is one of the coordinators of the recently completed U.S. Dairy Education and Training Consortium held in conjunction with Clovis Community College. […]

Hereford water rights purchase going to voters

By Alisa Boswell Staff writer aboswell@pntonline.com While Clovis officials consider purchasing 930 acres of water rights for about $2 million, neighbors an hour to the northeast are weighing the purchase of 11,000 acres of water for nearly $36 million. Hereford, Texas, City Manager Rick Hanna said Monday the city is trying to purchase water rights […]

Police blotter — July 1

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday • 10:49 a.m.: Larceny, 900 block of Axtell Street. • 12:45 p.m.: Robbery, West and 14th streets. • 3:43 p.m.: Criminal damage (over $1,000), 200 block of West 10th Street. • 3:46 p.m.: Burglary (auto), 700 block of Sandia Drive. • 3:55 p.m.: Burglary (residence), […]

What’s happening — July 1

Today Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board — 5:30 p.m., Assembly Room, City Hall, 321 N. Connelly St. Information: 769-7828. Cultural & Ethnic Affairs Committee meeting — noon, Clovis Community College. Information: 769-7828. Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Thursday Pre-K Storyhour — 10 a.m.,  Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. City Commission meeting— 5:15 […]

From the editor’s desk: Sharing new life in Belize

Bill and Ginny Davenport recently moved from Clovis to Belize in Central America for health reasons. They’ve written a letter about their new lives and asked it be shared with their old hometown. This is part one of four: Belize is very different than what everyone thinks. It is a beautiful country but very poor. […]

Holiday closings

The following schools, banks and government offices will be closed for 4th of July Holiday: • American Heritage Bank • Animal Shelter • Bank of Clovis • Cannon Federal Credit Union • Citizens Bank • City of Clovis offices • Clovis Area Transit System • Clovis Community College • Clovis Municipal Schools • Clovis-Carver Public […]

State should note Wisconsin youth offender study

In 1995, the Wisconsin Legislature established a program to study and, ideally, cut recidivism among the toughest of its youthful offenders — those who had committed homicide. Of the group of 200 that was given a year of specially designed therapeutic exercises and games, as well as designated ways to consider the consequences of their actions, not […]

Lawmaker accountability problematic

I’d like to add to Rube Render’s column in Friday’s CNJ. Our commissioners, including Bobby Sandoval, are elected officials. They are elected by the residents in their respective districts and are accountable to them. Their constituents who choose to attend commission meetings are not “spectators.” They are the people who chose to have their commissioner […]