Sentence stands in abduction case

The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY — The 500-month sentence of a Canyon, Texas, man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping a 10-year-old girl in the Oklahoma Panhandle and transporting her across state lines will stand, a federal appeals court has ruled. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday disagreed with Terrance McGuire’s argument that […]

Business licenses — Oct. 18

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in the month of September: • Life Changes Counseling & ConsultingType: CounselingOwner: Sandra TurnerLocation: 2300 Main, Suite 29 • KC Hannah ConstructionType: General ContractorOwner: R.L. SmithLocation: 3201 Axtell St. • Rusty’s GrillType: Mobile FoodOwner: Grace FinkeyLocation: 325 Prairieview • Eagle Carports Inc. Type: CarportsOwner: […]

Jesus solid foundation to weather storms in life

When I was a child and our family lived in Kansas City, Mother often took Susie and me into the city to explore museums or shop at Macy’s. Those excursions were recreational and educational. Mother would pack a lunch and then at mealtime, we headed into the nearest Katz Drug Store where she bought us […]

Golfers express concerns at parks plan tour

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield points out a potential new area for a “Par 3” course at Clovis Municipal Golf Course Monday morning. Commissioners spoke of the need to retain the “Par 3” and make it an agenda item for a future commission meeting, but many leaned toward moving the “Par […]

Meetings watch: Charter Review Commission

The Clovis city charter review commission will hold its first meeting 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at Clovis City Hall, 321 Connelly. Agenda items include a welcome from City Manager Joe Thomas, an explanation of the city charter and the review process from City Attorney David Richards, general discussion and election of a chair and vice chair […]

Officials lunch with African royalty

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell City councilors Dianne Parker, left, and Keith Thomas listen to African kings Nzamane and Mukuni talk about their culture Wednesday afternoon. The kings told Portales officials that the Zambian culture is similar to that of New Mexico, which is the reason for their interest in the state. Alisa Boswell Portales […]

City, airport contractor dispute runway deadline

Robin Fornoff The meter is running — to the tune of $1,500 a day — as far as Clovis city officials are concerned. But the contractor building a $5.5 million runway extension at Clovis Municipal Airport doesn’t figure it that way. At issue is the completion date of the project. The city contends it was […]

City of Clovis settles in officer-involved fatal crash

Freedom New Mexico The city of Clovis has agreed to settle a more than $1 million lawsuit involving a fatal vehicle accident involving one of its police officers. Mary Castillo was killed in the Nov. 10, 2010, accident involving former Clovis police officer Stephen Gallegos. Castillo was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Edith […]

Commissioners hold last study session on districts

Kevin Wilson With six weeks of minimal feedback, and an empty meeting room Thursday evening, Clovis city commissioners reached a conclusion that residents would be fine with whatever they did regarding redrawing city commission districts for the next decade. Six weeks after Research and Polling of Albuquerque presented the commission with four plans for new […]

Tucumcari city manager fired

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari city commissioners on Thursday morning fired City Manager Bobbye Rose, according to City Clerk Christine Dougherty. Community Development Director Doug Powers has been named interim manager, Dougherty said. Rose was terminated on a 3-2 vote, Mayor Jim Witcher said. Witcher, Antonio Apodaca and Jimmy Sandoval voted yes, while Amiel Curnutt and […]

Room for two golf courses in Clovis

As of next week, the Clovis Municipal Golf Course will be no more thanks to a recent vote by the Clovis City Commission. Clovis officials are always comparing our city to other area cities of comparable size. I would like to share some comparisons. Carlsbad has two 18-hole courses. Ruidoso has six 18-hole courses. Why […]

Effluent reuse plan gets $4.1 million in financing

CNJ staff A Clovis effluent reuse pipeline plan got a giant injection of financing Wednesday afternoon from the New Mexico Finance Authority and the state Water Trust Board. City Commissioner Randy Crowder said he was floored when he learned the project received a total of $4.1 million from about $5.28 million the WTB reissued in […]

Meetings watch: Clovis and Curry County Commission meetings

The Curry County and Clovis city commissions will hold meetings today with redistricting on their agendas. The county will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. The City Commission will meet at 5:15 p.m. Both meetings are in the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The county will discuss redistricting following a five-item consent […]

Portales officials split on funding for proposed entertainment center

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Portales city officials have made repeated attempts to revive the movie theater in Portales, which closed in 2009, with no success, according to Greg Fisher, executive director of the Roosevelt County Community Development Corp. Some city councilors are now seeking to bring a “Fun Center” to Portales. Alisa Boswell City […]

City infrastructure plan discussed

CNJ staff City staff held a brief public input meeting Monday afternoon regarding an annual update to the city’s Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan. The plan lists upcoming needs for the city covering fiscal years 2013-2017. Claire Burroughes, legislative and community development director for the city, said the plan helps the city when it asks for […]

Tucumcari city manager applies for Lincoln County position

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose on Friday confirmed she has applied for the Lincoln County Manager position. “This is in no way a resignation on my part,” Rose said. “I am merely keeping my options open.” Rose is one of 19 applicants for the position, said Billie-Jo Guevara with Lincoln County Human […]

Crowder appointed to commission

CNJ staff Gov. Susan Martinez has appointed Clovis City Commissioner Randy Crowder to the Interstate Stream Commission. Crowder’s was one of nine appointments to state boards and commissions announced Tuesday by Martinez. Crowder is also chairman of the Water Policy Advisory Committee for Clovis as well as vice chairman of the Ute Reservoir Water Commission. […]

Business licenses — Sept. 13

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in August: • The Sierra Pet Hotel and SpaType: Kennels/boardingOwner: David HudsonLocation: 813 Norris St. • Shooke PhotographyType: Photography/film developerOwner: Summer HookeLocation: 113 Westerfield Rd. • Pro RestorationType: Furniture RepairOwner: Brian FajardoLocation: 113 S. Globe St. • Leon’s Auto Repair Curry County Custom Type: […]

Worry, fear gripped local residents on day of attacks

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Courtesy photo: Chase Gentry Clovis City Commissioner Juan Garza, left, and Clovis Chamber of Commerce Director Ernie Kos were among a group of area residents who visited Ground Zero two months after the attacks. Sharna Johnson Clovis shared in the fear and tension that gripped the nation on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorist attacks created […]

Clovis city commissioner receives certification

Clovis City Commissioner Fidel Madrid was recognized Thursday for his graduation as a certified municipal official from the New Mexico Municipal League’s leadership institute. The institute is a voluntary three-tiered program that encourages continuing education, excellence in local governance and recognition of elected officials who take advantage of training opportunities. Madrid, elected in 2010, represents […]