Letters to the editor: Road signs are distracting to drivers

Road signs are distracting to drivers Why is it we insist on placing a sign below a stop sign to explain what the stop sign means? Two more have shown up at Yucca and Los Palomas Road and Plains and Los Palomas Road. The intersection of Norris and Brady has had this useless information posted […]

South Clovis residents may get water help

Sharna Johnson The scope of water issues in South Clovis is more far-reaching than Curry County officials anticipated, based on a meeting held to identify problems. Tuesday night, the county held a meeting at Lockwood Elementary School to talk with residents and get a feel for how many people are experiencing water shortages. Residents south […]

Prince Street overpass closed due to resurfacing project

CNJ staff With the temporary closure of the Prince Street overpass, drivers accessing south Clovis will have to use alternate routes for an estimated four weeks. A state resurfacing project on U.S. 70 is the reason for the closure, said Clovis City Engineer Justin Howalt. In the meantime, drivers can use either south Norris Street […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Traffic alert, a question of age and civil rights

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Bridge closing Construction from South First Street to Brady Street will close the Prince Street overpass to all traffic. Work is expected to take four weeks. The road’s asphalt surface will be removed and replaced. Businesses will be open, but accessible only through Brady […]

Prince Street Overpass closed for four weeks

K. Barnett and Sons is beginning construction Monday on US 70 from South First Street to Brady Street. The work will close the Prince Street overpass to all traffic. Work is expected to take four weeks. The road’s asphalt surface will be removed and replaced. Businesses will be open, but accessible only through Brady Street. […]

Former EPCOG executive director files lawsuit

CNJ staff The former executive director of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments has filed a wrongful discharge lawsuit against the agency and his successor. Nick Brady of Clovis filed the civil suit Nov. 12 in 9th Judicial District Court. Brady accuses EPCOG and his successor, EPCOG board member Richard Arguello, of forcing him to […]

Education column: Principal says positive school culture important to success

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy Things are hopping at Marshall Middle School. Recent conversations with high-energy Principal Jay Brady and his staff revealed some proactively positive trends taking place at this school. Building a positive school culture is important to student success, according to Brady, as he discussed the importance of setting high standards both for academics as […]

Family suspects dogs responsible for goat deaths

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Beatrice Gutierrez looks at her lone surviving goat Tuesday afternoon. Gutierrez said her family doesn’t know what killed the other five goats Saturday night. Sharna Johnson Shocked to find five goats dead in their pens Sunday morning with only one survivor left behind, Beatrice Gutierrez speculates the culprits were stray […]

EPCOG fires executive director

Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Eastern Plains Council of Governments has dismissed Executive Director Nick Brady. Executive Board member Isidro Garcia confirmed Brady was dismissed Wednesday. “This is a personnel matter and we really can’t elaborate on it,” he said. “With personnel matters, we’ve got to be very careful.” Garcia said the position will be […]

Investigation under way of EPCOG-managed funds

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A federal investigation is under way into the embezzlement of funds being managed through the Eastern Plains Council of Governments. EPCOG Deputy Executive Director Nick Brady said concerns surfaced in March over possibly embezzled funds from a federal rental assistance program managed by EPCOG. As a result, an employee […]

Eastern Plains Council of Government appoints new director

The Eastern Plains Council Board of Directors will appoint Nick Brady as the organization’s next executive director at today’s board meeting, according to outgoing executive director Leland Tillman. Brady, EPCOG deputy director, has worked with the organization for seven years. “It’s going to give me an opportunity to continue to work with the people in […]

CHS TENNIS: Hobbs posts 9-0 victories

CNJ staff Tuesday at Hobbs Boys Hobbs 9, Clovis 0 Singles No. 1 — Josh Baker (H) def. Marlon Wright 6-1, 6-2; No. 2 — Michael Kunko (H) def. Andy North 6-7, 6-0, 6-2; No. 3 — Adam Pennell (H) def. Cory Young 6-0, 6-3; No. 4 — Chad Henry (H) def. Devin Aragon 6-1, […]

Mules eliminated from Texas 3A playoffs

CNJ staff AMARILLO — The Muleshoe Mules’ run in the Texas Class 3A basketball playoffs came to an end Tuesday night as Borger held on down the stretch for a 56-49 victory in a regional round game at Amarillo High. With the Bulldogs clinging to a 50-49 lead, 6-foot-5 post Nathan Purswell went 6-for-6 from […]

The dream lives on

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County Manager Dick Smith, left, Commission Chairperson Ed Perales, center, and Selmus Price, who serves on the Clovis Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, lead the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Walk on Monday morning. (Photo: Tova Fruchtman) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer About 100 Clovis residents, young and old, large and small, black and […]

County and residents at odds over railroad

By Jack King District Court Judge William McBee dismissed two complaints against Curry County Wednesday that had been filed by residents of the Wheaton Street neighborhood south of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks. They had claimed the Curry County commissioners harmed them when they voted to close the Wheaton Street crossing. McBee dismissed […]

Lady Cats end skid

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Clovis sophomore Aimee Hilburn releases a shot over Frendship’s Jennifer Pena during the first half. Hilburn led the Lady Cats with 15 points. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White In a day and age where free-throw shooting is a lost art, Clovis painted a Picasso. Playing its fourth game in five days, Clovis […]

Event is nerve-racking

By Eric Butler The announcer at the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals bellowed to the crowd that they were at the “world’s most dangerous playground” to start Wednesday night’s festivities. While that may or may not be true, there’s a reason Carmen Roberts showed up at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena with a […]