Four arrested on drug charges

CNJ staff Four Clovis females are being charged with drug crimes after the Region 5 Drug Task Force served a search warrant Friday at a residence on the 400 block of Dawn Loop, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. According to Waller and staff at the Curry County Adult Detention Center: • Charlotte Pace, […]

Curry County Cats to open season Saturday

Kevin Wilson The sophomore enjoys a higher standing than a freshman, not just for age-based reasons. The sophomore has, in the words of Stevie Wonder, “been through the storms, through the cold and rain.” But just some things are still the same, as the Curry County Cats move into their second season as a semi-pro […]

D.A. hopes to transfer Torres to state prison

CNJ staff Captured fugitive Noe Torres will be sent to Curry County’s troubled jail once he is on U.S. soil but District Attorney Matt Chandler doesn’t anticipate he will be there long. Chandler said Thursday that accused child-killer Torres will be booked into the jail but he plans to immediately file a motion in court […]

Press release: Missing-Endangered-Caution Person Advisory (picture attached)

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Courtesy: Curry County Sheriff’s Office Robert J. Gutierrez Curry County – On behalf of the Curry County Sheriff’s Department please note that the following person is considered a Missing-Endangered-Caution Person. Robert J. Gutierrez was last seen in Clovis on 01-27-12. Gutierrez is a 45 year old hispanic male with brown hair and brown eyes. Gutierrez […]

Curry County Cats preparing to start second season

Kevin Wilson The sophomore enjoys a higher standing than a freshman, not just for age-based reasons. The sophomore has, in the words of Stevie Wonder, “been through the storms, through the cold and rain.” But just some things are still the same, as the Curry County Cats move into their second season as a semi-pro […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County Commissioners have scheduled a special meeting 9 a.m. Saturday at the courthouse, 700 N. Main. Agenda items include: • An executive session for discussion of the purchase, acquisition or disposal of real property. • A request to approve a memorandum of understanding with the State of New Mexico. • A request to approve […]

Letters to the editor: Contractors not responsible for jail

Contractors not responsible for jail I find new Curry County jail administrator Gerry Billy’s comment (in Wednesday’s article), “Obviously the person who built the jail had never built a jail before,” offensive. “The person who built the jail” is obviously a contractor. A contractor places a “bid” for a specific job, which is laid out […]

Clovis chamber honors residents

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Freedom New Mexico: Benna Sayyed Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield, right, makes a brief acceptance speech after receiving the 2011 Citizen of the Year award at the Clovis Curry County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet on Friday. Benna Sayyed The Clovis Curry County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet on Friday brought some of the […]

Chamber banquet to be ‘grand celebration’

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Morgan Earles, Clovis Curry County Chamber of Commerce office coordinator, left, Mimi Garza, chamber volunteer, middle, and Rhonda Bargman, 2012 banquet committee chairperson, prepare decorations for Friday’s chamber banquet at the Clovis Civic Center. This year’s banquet will have a fiesta theme. Benna Sayyed About 300 people are expected to […]

Jail administrator selection made

CNJ staff Curry County has reached a tentative agreement to bring Gerry Billy of Ohio as its next adult detention center administrator. A request to approve an employment contract for Billy is on Tuesday’s county commission meeting agenda. Former administrator Keith Norwood resigned in September, and Tori Sandoval has been acting as interim administrator since. […]

Proposed flood maps available for viewing

Proposed new Curry County flood plain maps can be viewed at the Department of Building Safety in Clovis City Hall. The maps are located in the office of Louis Gordon, planning and zoning administrators. Gordon can be contacted at 763-9639. The maps can also be found at www.fema.gov.

Officials work toward Ute Lake compromise

Thomas Garcia A conservation steering committee said Thursday they would like to work together to establish policies that ensure Ute Lake water levels protecting recreation while providing water to Curry and Roosevelt counties. Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield said hers and other communities should be willing to work out a compromise that benefits everyone. “We do […]

Chambers of commerce hosting joint reception

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County and Clovis Curry chambers of commerce are giving businesses a chance to lobby during their annual Legislative Days activities prior to the start of the state legislative session. The two chambers will kick off their events by hosting a reception 4 p.m. Jan. 23 at the governor’s mansion in […]

Governor to issue election proclamation

CNJ staff The Curry County Clerk’s office has sent a release regarding eligibility for the 2012 elections. The release notes that Gov. Susana Martinez will issue a Jan. 30 public proclamation calling for a primary election to be held in every county and precinct in New Mexico. That proclamation will also require that as of […]

New jail administrator to report to commission

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File photo Curry County Detention Officer Cody Longenecker operates cell doors Tuesday and monitors cameras at the Curry County Detention Center from within the master control room. Robin Fornoff Whoever is picked as Curry County’s new jail administrator will report directly to county commissioners, not County Manager Lance Pyle, according to commission Chairman Caleb Chandler. […]

Negotiations approved for jail finalists

Robin Fornoff Negotiations with two finalists for the Curry County jail administrator’s position were authorized Tuesday by commissioners. County Manager Lance Pyle said he and County Attorney Stephen Doerr will begin negotiating with Gerry Billy as the first choice and Michael Williams as the second choice. Billy is a retired six-term (24 years) sheriff of […]

Commissioners tackle jail issues

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Robin Fornoff A sometimes frustrating nine-hour marathon meeting of Curry County commissioners ended with what seemed like more questions than answers for fixing problems at the troubled jail. County Manager Lance Pyle presented commissioners with a lengthy report of problems needing immediate attention at the jail, most of them costly. He also suggested several ways […]

Weather delays Texico schools, closes area roads

Here are weather updates this morning for Curry County:

County chair to serve in civic leader program

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Courtesy photo Caleb Chandler Cannon Connections Staff Curry County Commission Chairman Caleb Chandler has been selected to serve in the Air Force Chief of Staff’s civic leader program. Chandler was invited to join the program in a Nov. 22 letter from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz. “I was honored to receive the […]

Chamber hosting Christmas outreach

CNJ staff For the third year in a row, Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will be hosting a “Random Acts of Kindness” Christmas Outreach Project today. The project involves ambassadors going to local supermarkets and giving money to customers to help pay for groceries. The recipients are selected at random. The ambassadors have contributed […]