School officials brace for snow

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Bottles of Driveway Heat ice melter line the shelf at the entrance of Triangle Ace Home Center as employee Sasha Guhrke, 16, works the register Wednesday at the store. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina When local school officials heard Wednesday afternoon that their students could face 3 inches of snow by […]

CCC president recieves more than $43,000 bonus

Ryan Lengerich It pays to stay at Clovis Community College. At least it has for President Beverlee McClure, who has received a bonus of $43,496.31 as part of an incentive plan she agreed to in 1999. CCC’s board of trustees voted unanimously last week to reward the bonus and to amend McClure’s contract, which will […]

ENMU to see tuition increase

By David Arkin Eastern New Mexico University would have a few things to look forward to and a list of items that aren’t so favorable if a senate committee’s budget proposal holds up. The Senate Finance Committee’s budget, which was approved Tuesday and now is headed for the Senate, requires universities to increase tuition by […]

Water conservation effort draws concern

By Jack King Officials of Clovis’ water policy advisory board and the Curry County Commission are still working out compromise language for a resolution encouraging and supporting water conservation, advisory board Chairman Randy Crowder said Wednesday. The City Commission adopted an emergency drought management plan, with water conservation plans and regulations, on Nov. 6. Crowder […]

City man drives onto tracks

CNJ STAFF REPORT Curry County deputies took a 36-year-old Clovis man into protective mental custody Wednesday after he drove onto the rail line dividing Texico and Farwell about 8:45 p.m., according to Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher. “We could charge him with trespassing because he did drive down the rail, but if we charge him […]

City awaits word on car ports

By Jack King City officials said Tuesday they are still waiting on a letter from state General Construction Bureau Chief Fermin Aragon to decide whether to adopt an ordinance on prefabricated carports in the city limits. Aragon said Tuesday he has written a letter providing some guidelines on the issue, but has asked an attorney […]

N.M. Civil Air Patrol to take on new role

Reporter’s Notebook Pilots and crews operating 14 Civil Air Patrol planes recently flew dozens of reconnaissance exercises covering hundreds of square miles of remote and nearby inaccessible areas to practice a new a growing role for CAP: homeland security. Air crews and support personnel from Clovis, Roswell, Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Farmington, Los Alamos […]

Education Calendar 2/12

Today > Family Bingo and Chocolate night, 7 p.m. at Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy. > Bingo for Books, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Los Ninos Early Intervention Center. > Family reading night at Parkview Elementary. Friday > Valentine’s Day dance at Yucca Junior High, 7 to 10 p.m. > Spelling Bee at 9 a.m. at […]

Education Briefs 2/12

Music in schools week declared The Clovis school board proclaimed Feb. 22-28 as “Music in Our Schools Week,” at Tuesday’s board meeting. Wayne Anderson, coordinator of music for Clovis Public Schools, made a short speech to the board before board president Lora Harlan read the proclamation. “Music and the other arts — significantly enhance the […]

Airman could face 18 years

By Darrell Todd Maurina Alesia M. Thomas, 22, showed little emotion Tuesday afternoon as she replied in a soft voice to a long list of questions by 9th Judicial District Judge Joe Parker, confirming she understood the terms of a plea bargain. The agreement will put her in state prison for at least 12 years […]