Land use study unifies community

The Joint Land Use Study (JLUS), commissioned by the Curry County commissioners and funded by the Department of Defense, is an opportunity for the surrounding communities and Cannon Air Force Base to work together to identify and begin to address areas of common interest. Getting Cannon off of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) turned what […]

Blight battle progress slow

lg6c6b-lg6c2f1504mabrydr.changed.jpg

File photo Johnny Gomez of Clovis said he had a vision when, in May, he purchased a boarded up car sales lot at 1504 Mabry Dr. to house his auto detailing business. Sharna Johnson In the last year some progress has been made to clean up blighted properties in the community, but overwhelmingly there has […]

Domestic wells going dry in Curry County

Argen Duncan Domestic wells in some areas of Curry County are drying up, while Roosevelt County wells are still pumping, although often with less volume, according to the Office of the State Engineer. This area of eastern New Mexico has three basins, geographical areas in which water drains to a specific point. Mike Barajas, OSE […]

Bowl game part of ‘overload’ problem

clyde Davis I’m not a likely candidate to complain about too much football on TV, or too much sports in general. In fact, confronted with the frequent wasteland that occupies the “Glass Teat”, in Harlan Ellison’s terms, sports is often the best available option. However, it seemed a bit ludicrous, (though I watched it anyway), […]

Local experts provide winter tips

lbfpzt-lbfpyd116winterstory1.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Alisa Boswell Juan Olguin of Guthals Nursery loads outdoor plants onto a trailer to take to the indoor nursery in preparation of winter. Alisa Boswell Winter weather is approaching the Clovis and Portales areas, which means it’s the time of year when electric bills jump higher, lawns hibernate and driving to work […]

Polycart program terminated

Kevin Wilson Clovis has trashed its polycart program. In response to near-unanimous public comment against a potential sanitation transition from alley trash bins to individual polycarts, the Clovis City Commission voted unanimously Thursday to terminate the plan. The city used about 1,700 units for the trial program. Service areas for those polycarts included houses in […]

Alcohol prevention program starts with sixth-graders

l0orjw-411alcoholprevention1.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Karen Garcia looks over the Too Good for Drugs, Too Good for Violence workbook at her office. The same program is taken to students in Portales’ schools. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Alcohol prevention is not a stranger in Roosevelt and Curry Counties. Both areas have programs in place […]

Time to rethink U.S. presence in Afghanistan

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama recently returned from a whirlwind trip to Afghanistan, where he sought to encourage U.S. troops and reportedly delivered yet another lecture to Afghan President Hamid Karzai on the importance of reducing corruption in an endemically corruption-riddled regime and being able actually to deliver services to the people after U.S. […]

BAH rates adjusted for rental markets

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) paid to nearly a million service members living off base in stateside areas will increase an average of 2.5 percent in January to keep up with rising rental costs. But in 158 military housing areas — 43 percent of the total nationwide — current BAH […]

Animal overpopulation serious concern

Not a day goes by that I do not receive a phone call from someone who needs help with an animal. In talking to the callers it is clear the so-called unseen epidemic of pet overpopulation is being seen in Clovis and the surrounding areas. The state Legislature appropriated funds that allowed the low-cost spay […]