Crash reports available online

CNJ staff The Clovis Police Department has made crash reports available for purchase by the public over the Internet. Available Friday, crash reports can now be purchased within 24 hours of being scanned by records personnel, according to a press release from police. Each year nearly 1,500 crash reports are filed by records staff, with […]

Hull Street overpass close to completion

CNJ staff Crews are putting the final touches on the Hull Street overpass, with hopes that cars could cross the new structure as soon as Friday. City Engineer Justin Howalt said the final step is a pedestrian fence, a standard feature with the sidewalk area overlooking the railroad. The fence could take up to two […]

Local officials concerned census count short

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Local officials are pretty sure when it comes to the U.S. Census estimates, they’re not being fully counted. Estimates released July 1 from the U.S. Census show a 2.5 percent decrease in the population of Clovis from an estimate of July 1, 2007 (33,177) to July 1, 2008 (32,352). […]

Clovis School District Could Receive over $7 million in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan

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Lujan Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., announced that the Clovis Municipal Schools could receive over $7 million in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan. These estimates include almost $2 million for Title 1-A funding, almost $2.5 million for IDEA funding and $2.8 million for school modernization and construction. The estimates, released by the House Committee […]

Businesses recovering from weekend vandalism

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mickey Hamilton, manager of York Tire on Seventh Street, is one of at least a dozen business owners who found gun shots in his windows Saturday morning. CNJ staff writer: Sharna Johnson Shattered windows and shards of broken glass greeted at least a dozen business owners across Clovis as they […]

Israelis capable of fighting back without U.S. aid

Freedom New Mexico The ferocity of the Israeli response to continuous rocket fire into its territory from Gaza was designed to send Hamas and, indeed, the world a message. The question, of course, is what that message may be, especially given that the scale of the campaign, which could last for months, is quite obviously […]

Annual population estimates by median age & sex

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The nation’s Hispanic population increased 1.4 million to reach 45.5 million on July 1, 2007, or 15.1 percent of the estimated total U.S. population of 301.6 million. National and state estimates by race, Hispanic origin, sex and age released by the U.S. Census Bureau also show that the Hispanic population exceeded 500,000 in 16 states. […]

Special session looming

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Gov. Bill Richardson plans to call a special session to deal with health care — his top issue for the legislative session that ended Thursday. “We will pass health care reform,” he said. He did not specify a time for the special session. Local lawmakers, like others around the […]

Humanity still being devalued by slavery today

Editorial This editorial might have been published to commemorate Black History Month. Or, on Feb. 23, the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade. Or Jan. 1, the day the Emancipation Proclamation freed American slaves in 1863. When it comes to slavery, sadly, it’s always timely. Inhumanity is timeless, reducing free people […]

County approves final events center plan

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksCurry County Manager Dick Smith displays the final drawing of the Curry County Special Events Center. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Seventy-one pages of detailed drawings depicting the future Special Events Center were approved by the Curry County Commission during Tuesday’s regular meeting. Albuquerque architect Jim Lewis presented the renditions, […]