Base commander expresses concerns about school growth option

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal School’s Board of Education heard a presentation from Wilson and Company Engineers and Architects of Albuquerque on the possibility of building a third middle school, allowing CMS to add sixth-grades to the middle school mix. But the speakers that preceded Wilson and Company at Tuesday evening’s […]

Lujan thanks local supporters, hears concerns

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Representative-elect Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., talks with residents at Wednesday night’s town hall meeting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lujan will serve New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional district. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer

Udall hears Hull overpass concerns

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., speaks to the audience Tuesday, at Clovis Community College Town Hall. Udall, a Senate candidate, stopped in Clovis as part of his, “Do Right by New Mexico” tour. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer U.S. Rep Tom Udall, D-N.M. said Tuesday it was ironic the […]

Town hall meeting scheduled regarding Hull Street Overpass

The City of Clovis will hold a Town Hall meeting at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 5th, 2008, in the Clovis City Hall Assembly Room, 321 Connelly Street, Clovis to address questions and concerns relating to the July 29th, 2008 closure of the Hull Street Overpass and to outline a course of action regarding the repairs […]

Proposed nuisance ordinance concerns dairy owners

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Action on a proposed nuisance ordinance for Curry County is being placed on hold pending some “tweaking” to ensure fairness to dairy, agriculture and business entities. County Manager Lance Pyle said in the last two weeks he has received letters and phone calls from ranchers, farmers, dairy owners and […]

Denish addresses local citizens’ concerns

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo During her visit to Clovis, Lt. Gov. Diane Denish visited with constituents to hear their concerns. Nancy Taylor, executive director for the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, came to keep Denish informed on the work the food bank has been doing. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Lt. Gov. […]

Committee passes nuisance ordinance

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Some county residents said they welcomed a countywide nuisance ordinance. Others said they would fight it to the end. After weighing the comments, the Curry County Land Use Committee unanimously passed a nuisance ordinance during a Friday meeting. County Manager Lance Pyle said the County Commission will consider a […]

Base commander expresses housing concerns

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Housing is a “huge concern” for incoming airmen, Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Timothy Leahy told Curry County commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting. With the transition of entire units of personnel from Florida to support Cannon’s new mission, airmen tasked to move are struggling with housing issues, he said. […]

In search of answers

Videographer Tony Bullocks has started a new feature in which he seeks answers to citizen concerns.

Udall expresses Ute Water Project concerns

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer Rep. Tom Udall said while he remains positive Congress will pass a bill authorizing the Ute Water Project, he has concerns the president might veto it. The bill would authorize federal funding for a $476 million water project proposing to bring water from Ute Lake reservoir to communities in […]

Portales mayor testifies in favor of water project

By Kevin Wilson Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega spent Thursday in Washington, D.C., with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He told a Water and Power Subcommittee he believed the Ute Water Project is a necessary answer to water concerns in eastern New Mexico, and that enough studying has been done to prove that. “I […]

Locals voice health care concerns

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Norma Rey Vazquez de Houdek does not advocate gun control. That is a political issue. She is concerned about the people issue. New Mexico ranks fourth in the nation for teen suicides, losing one person a day. “When we live in a state that is so diverse, […]

Farm bill gets Friday focus

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., said she learned more in a Friday roundtable on the farm bill reauthorization at Eastern New Mexico University than she ever could have learned in Washington, D.C. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., stepped outside her district Friday to gain some […]

The countdown begins to ethanol decision

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The Peavy Grain Elevator west of Clovis on U.S. 60/84 is the site of a proposed ethanol plant that would produce 108 million gallons of ethanol a year. (File photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A contested ethanol plant moved one step closer to operation last week when a New Mexico Environment Department official […]

Wildcat Relays moved

CNJ Staff Wildcat Relays moved Due to weather concerns, the Wildcat Relays have been rescheduled for Saturday. Clovis High track coach Darren Kelly said field events will begin at noon, and running events will start at 2 p.m.

U.S. attorneys’ firings expose judicial defects

By Freedom Newspapers If a mid-level press officer had been more straightforward with the media last December when the Bush administration decided to fire eight of the country’s 93 U.S. attorneys, the simmering scandal over those fired attorneys might never have developed. A spokesman might have said: “U.S. attorneys serve at the pleasure of the […]

Residents express concern about ethanol plant

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer A dozen Curry County residents expressed concerns about a proposed ethanol plant west of the city at Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting. Most of the concerns centered around potential health issues that some say may arise from the construction and operation of a 105-million-gallon-a-year ethanol plant near the existing […]

Civic leaders address concerns during Special Ops visit

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer panel of local civic leaders fielded questions about eastern New Mexico health care, real estate, schools and recreation Thursday at Hurlburt Field, Fla., home of the Air Force Special Operations Command, according to civic leaders. The local community representatives addressed the concerns of about 600 AFSOC personnel during the […]

Public input gathered for master plan

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Healthcare services, infrastructure and parks and recreation emerged as top concerns Monday during a meeting to gather public input on comprehensive plans for Clovis and Curry County. For Clovis resident Christy Masterson, the meeting was an opportunity to shed light on hobbled recreation in the city. “My biggest complaint […]

Privacy concerns prompt meth ordinance revision

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A task force comprised of city officials and commissioners has revised some provisions of the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s new methamphetamine ordinance. A majority of Clovis’ city commissioners voted July 7 to introduce the ordinance that would require pseudeophedrine-based drugs be kept behind the counter at local stores and […]