Medical center holding grand opening in Friona

CNJ staff Parmer Medical Center in Friona has announced an Oct. 22 grand opening at its facility. The event will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (CDT) as a come-and-go celebration at 1307 Cleveland Street. The ribbon cutting will be 2:30 p.m. The hospital will offer scheduled tours of the new facility, and the […]

Colonial Heritage health care facility may be closing

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Caretakers are concerned at news Colonial Heritage Personal Home Health Care may be closing. Sharna Johnson The future of Colonial Heritage Personal Home Healthcare in Clovis has at least one caregiver wondering what to do now. Dejon Ruiz said she went to the facility Tuesday to pick up time sheets […]

Jail administration source of debate

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Talk of whether or not to add 10 new detention officer positions for the jail Tuesday turned to discussion of how the county should manage the facility. Commissioner Dan Stoddard said he believes the county should cease looking for an administrator and Sheriff Matt Murray should stay in command […]

Alltech appoints Clovis office manager

CNJ staff Alltech has appointed Joelle Gensert as an office manager for its Clovis operations. She will be responsible for providing administrative support to regional managers and marketing coordinators. The animal health and nutrition company has a 240-acre site in Clovis, which includes a new sales office, warehouse, laboratory and production facility. The facility produces […]

Search for jail administrator continues

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Curry County continues to accept applications for its vacant jail administrator job. The position has been vacant since September, when the county dismissed former administrator Lois Bean. Sheriff Matt Murray has had oversight of the jail since four inmates attempted to escape Feb. 21. That incident led to the […]

Prisoners relocated to allow for detention officer training

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer More than a third of the inmates at the Curry County jail have been relocated to other facilities to allow for training of detention officers. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Monday the transportation of inmates is complete and there are approximately 165 inmates remaining at the jail, he said. Friday, […]

Business feature: Assisted living facility in north Clovis remains in limbo

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File photo Wheatfields Senior Living Community, tied into a corporate bankruptcy, is still in limbo more than four years after construction began. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Tied to the collapse of senior-housing giant Sunwest Management Inc., Wheatfields Assisted Living Community in north Clovis remains a ghost town more than four years after construction […]

Commission will look at paving lot at events center at later date

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File photo A motion to pave an overflow parking area at the Special Events Center got no support from commissioners, who said it is costly and premature. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A motion to pave an overflow parking area at the Special Events Center got no support from commissioners, who said it is […]

Wind turbine manufacturing facility, wind farm coming to Clovis

Clovis, New Mexico. – Clovis Industrial Development Corporation President Lee Malloy and Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield announced today that Vert-I-Go Wind Energy, L.L.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of Abundant Energy, L.L.C., of Plano, Texas, plans to establish a wind turbine manufacturing facility and a five megawatt wind farm in the Clovis area utilizing its proprietary […]

ENMU rodeo program receives donation from wind farm operator

Freedom New Mexico The rodeo program at Eastern New Mexico University got a $10,000 boost from a local wind generating company for a covered practice facility. Edison, which operated wind turbines near Elida, donated the money to go to the 120 x 240-foot facility which is scheduled for completion in 2010.

New hospital facility will have added features

Parmer Medical Center (PMC) is making final plans for the move into the new facility in August.

Police blotter — April 9

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 p.m. March 25 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of Mabry Drive for a fraud report. An employee at a senior care facility said one of her clients was being defrauded by her son. The woman […]

Economic opulence not entitlement

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist As I drive to work in the morning, I pass a community college. For years now I have been struck by its opulence. This facility looks like a palace built for pharaohs, not a supplementary educational institution helping people with a few under-division college courses each term. California […]

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Business feature: Bank of Clovis planning to expand

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Bank of Clovis is planning a major expansion of its Main Street offices to include the building north of it, doubling its size to 7,000 square feet and creating a whole new look for downtown. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Bank of Clovis is breaking a nation-wide […]

More than $500 million in facility upgrades planned for Cannon

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U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez A CV-22 Osprey takes off from Cannon Air Force Base in September. The 20th Special Operations Squadron, which will handle the CV-22 Osprey, is one of five squadrons expected to arrive at Cannon this year. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer There’s little difference between the […]

County officials: Improving current jail facility best option

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County may need a new jail, but it would cost $20 million and county officials say the best approach for now is to improve the facility that opened in 1993. An August assessment of the Curry County Adult Detention Center identified multiple security issues that included staffing shortages, […]

County Manager Pyle discusses jail assessment

Curry County Manager Lance Pyle answered questions regarding the future of the jail and possible options for correcting deficiencies identified through an assessment dated Sept. 1. The assessment was conducted by a detention expert with the New Mexico Association of Counties. The interview was conducted via e-mail. It has been edited for clarity and grammar. […]

Pathway House serves as holding facility for delinquent youth

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Pathway House, a residential and outpatient treatment center in Clovis, will serve as a holding center for youth when police can’t locate parents. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The city has contracted with a local treatment center for temporary holding services for youth who fall between the cracks in […]