Legislation may dry up well permits

By Jack King With water a major issue statewide, the chairman of Clovis’ Water Policy Advisory Board warned Wednesday that residents should be wary of attempts to grant the state engineer crucial powers. Randy Crowder, the committee chairman who also is an area builder and a candidate for the City Commission, said Tuesday proposed legislation […]

Toy store winds down

By Darrell Todd Maurina The Clovis location of KB Toys is among 375 stores determined to be “underperforming” or that do not fit strategic plans and are slated for closure, according to a Wednesday press release from the company. A woman who identified herself as a manager said Wednesday evening that local employees were aware […]

Honor Roll 1/29

Editor’s note: Honor-roll lists are provided by Clovis school officials. Names may have been withheld by the school because of privacy concerns related to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Sandia Elementary School A Honor Roll Third grade: Heather Purdy, Lyndsi LeClear Fourth grade: Hazel Cunningham, Skyler Fogle, Kyleigh Knight, Breann Morrison, Shatia […]

Education Calendar 1/29

Today > Family Literacy Night — 5:30-7 p.m. > New Mexico High School — Comp exams will be held today at Clovis High School. Friday > A six-grade sale will be held at Cameo Elementary School. > Auditions for the Children’s Opera “Juan Verdades, The Man Who Could Not Tell a Lie,” will be held […]

Education Digest 1/29

Staff honored at education meeting Six staff members from three schools were honored as employees of the month at Tuesday night’s Clovis Board of Education meeting. About 120 people were on hand as each honoree received a plaque and delivered a short speech. “They are the real heroes of their district,” said Superintendent Neil Nuttall. […]

New Parmer County jail scheduled to open soon

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Joaquin Alarez, an employee with ISI Detention Contracting Inc. in San Antonio, Texas, installs a door stop Tuesday in the corridor near Vestibule M3 while working in the Parmer County Law Enforcement Center in Farwell. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Michelle Seeber FARWELL — The new Parmer County Law Enforcement Center, nearing completion at […]

Lawmaker seeks $400,000 for center

David Arkin Curry County’s highly controversial proposed convention center could receive $400,000 if a Clovis lawmakers’ request holds up. Rep. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, submitted several capital outlay requests this week, one of which included thousands of dollars for the proposed special events center. Harden asked for $400,000 to “plan, design and construct a special events […]

Blue denim issue takes spotlight at school meeting

Ryan Lengerich A dress-code issue involving Clovis school teachers reached a public forum on Tuesday night. Clovis Public Schools’ Education Board member Mark Lansford asked that an administrative directive, which prohibits teachers from wearing blue denim at work, be placed on the board’s Feb. 10 meeting agenda for discussion purposes. Lansford said earlier this week […]

Two vehicles collide at uncontrolled intersection

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Curry County Sheriff deputies and Clovis firefighters investigate the scene of a two-vehicle accident Tuesday at the corner of Curry Roads N and 11. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. CNJ staff report A two-vehicle crash west of Clovis injured two people on Tuesday, one of whom was airlifted to Lubbock, according to Curry County Sheriff […]

Emergency Management wants Air Force members

Reporter’s Notebook As a retired member of the Air Force, Ken De Los Santos of the Curry County Emergency Management Committee wants to make sure newcomers to Cannon Air Force Base know how to handle disasters — and he wouldn’t mind a few military members signing up as committee volunteers. To accomplish both goals, De […]