Red Cross seeking volunteers

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Scott Snyder had an emergency of sorts Wednesday. He had to get to Clovis, and the plane that would take him there from Albuquerque had mechanical problems at its previous airport. The emergency was solved simply, as Snyder arrived in time for a brainstorming session with local Red Cross […]

Board set up to distribute stimulus money for food programs

Curry County will receive $6,588 in federal stimulus money through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for emergency food and shelter. The federal cash will be distributed to local food and shelter programs that meet a May 29 application deadline. A local board made up of the United Way, Salvation Army, Food Bank, […]

Bingaman voted to approve emergency spending bill

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today voted to approve legislation that contains funding for border security.

Press release: NMAA board to meet in emergency session

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Public Education Department announced that school closures in New Mexico are no longer necessary for health reasons.

Officials holding growth meetings

Local officials are holding a series of meetings to gather public input on a plan to address growth issues related to expansion at Cannon Air Force Base. Areas addressed in the two-year study include land use, public utilities, transportation, education, health and social services, public safety and emergency services, economic and fiscal impact and quality […]

Cannon conducts emergency drill

Cannon Air Force Base staged a mock disaster Thursday

City plans to revise flood map

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer If the Federal Emergency Management Agency can’t do it, the city will. During Tuesday morning’s Public Works meeting City Engineer Justin Howalt said it looks like the city may be on its own to revise a FEMA floodplain map and get credit for more than 20 years and $20 […]

Oct. 14, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 p.m. Oct. 4 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Sunrise Street for an injured subject. Officers learned a male subject had already been transported to the hospital by emergency medical responders. A witness said the […]

Area paramedics aid in Ike recovery

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Courtesy photo Apple Wood, an EMT-Intermediate for Causey, left,; Wiley Teal, an EMT-Intermediate for the Milnesand Fire Dept., center,; and Rhonda Gorrell, an EMT-Basic for Dora, stock an ambulance prior to deployment to assist in hurricane recovery efforts. CNJ staff Nearly three dozen paramedics from a dozen New Mexico counties are helping with recovery efforts […]

USDA declares counties disaster areas

CNJ staff The U.S. Department of Agriculture declared 31 New Mexico counties disaster areas Thursday because of persisting drought conditions, including Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties according to a USDA press release. Eligible farmers have an eight-month deadline to apply for low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency to help cover their losses, according […]

Local committee has vacancies

CNJ Staff The Clovis/Curry County Local Emergency Planning Committee has three vacancies on its executive council. The group meets on the third Wednesday of odd-numbered months at 1 p.m.

Smoke clears Portales courthouse

PNT Staff The Roosevelt County Courthouse has been closed after smoke was seen coming out the top of the building. Lance Hill, a battalion chief with the Portales Fire Department, said officials believe a burned motor in the air conditioning unit caused the smoke.Hill said the courthouse will reopen later today, once the smoke is […]

Emergency personnel receive honors

CNJ Staff Several emergency personnel received awards during the Fraternal Order of Eagles’ police and firefighter banquet on March 15.• Law Enforcement Officer of the Year: Eric Muller, Clovis Police Department• Firefighter of the Year: Ike Burns, Clovis Fire Department• Volunteer Firefighter of the Year: Norman Scioli, Texico Fire Department• Emergency Medical Technician of the […]

Building plans put on hold

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The city might have to wait until the next legislative session before it receives funding to start any work on a $5.2 million emergency operations facility. City Manager Joe Thomas told members of the 400 Mitchell Street Task Force that the $350,000 capital outlay request approved in the legislative […]

Domenici announces FEMA funding to N.M. counties

DOMENICI:  FEMA PROVIDES $803,809 TO NEW MEXICO FOR EMERGENCY FOOD & SHELTER ASSISTANCE Chaves, Curry, Eddy, Lea & Lincoln Counties to Receive Funds           WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today announced that 21 New Mexico counties will share $803,809 in federal emergency food and shelter grants to assist the hungry and homeless in their […]

CCC texting emergency alerts

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College students can now receive emergency alerts via text message. CCC president John Neibling told Board of Trustee members Wednesday that students will receive text alerts and e-mail notifications for school closures and emergency conditions. “If something bad happens here, we can say, ‘Don’t come,’” he said. […]

Mall hosting emergency exercise

CNJ Staff Local emergency responders are conducting an exercise at North Plains Mall this morning to simulate a mass casualty incident, according to Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman. Westerman said the exercise was sprung on responders this morning to put them through the paces of responding to a large scale incident. “Everything’s going real well,” […]

U.S. should halt Pakistan aid until order returns

By Freedom New Mexico Pakistan President Gen. Pervez Musharraf has declared a state of emergency, tantamount to martial law, which suspends the constitution, suspends the right to assemble in public, the right to free speech, the right of free movement, and the right of detainees to be informed of their offense and be given access […]

Letters to the Editor: Emergency workers need incentive

I sure hope no one needs an ambulance or firetruck in the future, because there may not be anyone on board. The rejection of the fire department pay increase by the Clovis City Commission is just plain stupid. If the proposal by Chief Ray Westerman wasn’t adequate, then the commissioners should have come up with […]

Answering the call

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Police chaplains, clockwise from left, Frank Sherman, Furgus Tunnell, Dick Ross and Terry Martin all volunteer their time. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer When dispatchers receive 9-1-1 calls, sometimes they send more than the police and emergency medical services. In the case of a traumatic or fatal accidents […]