County taxes due today

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Today is the last day Curry County property owners can pay the second half of 2006 property taxes without interest or penalties. The first half was due Nov. 10 and taxpayers had until Dec. 10 to make on-time payments, many paying their taxes in full, according to Curry County […]

March 19, 1928

Clovis city commissioners had passed new ordinances aimed at curbing drunken driving. New fines ranged from $100 to $200 and included jail sentences from 10 to 60 days. … Mandell Dry Goods was planning its 19th anniversary. … Greathouse Grocery had opened a new story at 210 Main, promising “We deliver. Any amount.” … Local […]

Man sentenced for taking $600,000

Freedom Newspapers A Portales man convicted of taking more than $600,000 from an armored car service where he worked last year has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison. State District Judge Teddy Hartley also ordered Scott Kirby, 23, to repay the money that was not recovered, 9th Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler said […]

Drowning settlement reached

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The family of a 3-year-old boy who drowned at Potter Pool in 2005 has received an undisclosed lawsuit settlement amount, according to city officials. F. Michael Hart, an Albuquerque attorney representing the child’s mother, Angela Davis, said his client feels city officials have been sincere in their efforts to […]

Unions bringing on pension crisis with demands

Freedom Newspapers When it comes to the mounting nationwide pension crisis, it’s best to follow the advice, “At first, do no harm.” Nationwide, unfunded public and private pension liabilities are at an unfathomable $800 billion. That’s the amount of benefits owed, beyond the funds available to pay them. USA Today reported last month that “taxpayers […]

Reporter’s notebook: Schools pledge record amount for United Way

The teachers and staff of the Clovis Municipal School system recently showed their commitment to the community by pledging a record $61,416 to United Way of Eastern New Mexico. It was a 22-percent increase from last year, according to school and United Way officials. United Way is a non-profit charitable organization which raises money to […]

Cannon trying to save water

By David Arkin/Correspondent Southwest landscaping is helping Cannon Air Force Base conserve water. Base officials say they’re concerned about future water supplies like everyone else. Ken Cable, operations flight deputy commander at Cannon, said base officials are trying to put plans together for the outside of their main buildings that include southwest landscaping, or xeriscaping. […]

There’s little pity for Martha Stewart

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about Martha Stewart’s five-month prison sentence. Some responses: “MARTHA STEWART’S SENTENCE is appropriate I feel, if she fully completes it, which I doubt that she will do. Jail time absolutely had to be a part of the sentence; otherwise, the court would be sending the message: ‘Jail will […]

Plant wants water with its cheese

By Jack King While the Clovis City Commission approved a memorandum of understanding with Southwest Cheese Co., the company is still in discussions over water rights and water services with the state of New Mexico and New Mexico American Water Co., city officials said Monday. Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corp., […]

Editorial: Visitor’s center classic case of mismanagement

A new Visitor Center at the U.S. Capitol — under construction and scheduled for completion in late 2005 — is already telling a more accurate story of Congress than planners had hoped. The underground 580,000-square-foot facility, located on the east side of the Capitol, and intended to share the history of Congress, is symbolizing the […]