Jail perimeter fence proposal tabled

Robin Fornoff A perimeter fence to prevent escapes like the Nov. 13 flight of 35-year-old Narcizo Soto Jr. of Clovis from the Curry County jail didn’t make it off the drawing board Tuesday when presented to county commissioners. If there was a consensus among commissioners on the reason for dismissing the idea, it was likely […]

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 […]

Struggle gives way to innovation

Glenda Price The bossman bid on a fence building job along the right-of-way of a newly paved road in the northern New Mexico mountains. He didn’t tell the ranch hands about it until he actually got the contract in hand. All chores having to do with fencing — building, repairing, riding in search of problems […]

More than 180 turtles enter races

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Sarah Heller and her daughter Elanna Heller place their turtle for a race in the first round of the 11th annual Great American Turtle Race Saturday at the Curry County Fair. Liliana Castillo The fence around the turtle racing ring was lined with children, some who couldn’t see […]

Civil liberties larger issue affecting gays

Freedom New Mexico On Wednesday, President Barack Obama signed into law legislation making it a federal crime to assault somebody due to his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. The legislation was named for Matthew Shepard, who tragically became a household name after dying from being brutally beaten and tied to a fence in […]

Dog owner fined, pet spared

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Pet owner Dale Mattingly said he is relieved a judgment for a vicious dog citation he received orders him to pay a fine and fix his fence instead of executing his dog, Kujo. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer All things considered, Dale Mattingly believes a $100 fine and an […]

Border fence clear example of bad spending

Freedom New Mexico What is it about bureaucrats that makes them compulsive spenders? Government types seem compelled to throw money away, even when they oppose the very projects on which they’re spending. A famous recent case is Alaska’s “road to nowhere.” After public outrage caused Congress to defund the “bridge to nowhere” between Ketchikan and […]

Editorial: Border fence commands reevaluation

Much of the Department of Homeland Security’s border fence already has been built or is under construction. Even so, the matter is becoming a mess. For this reason work on the project should stop immediately, at least until a few matters are cleared up. U.S. Reps. Solomon P. Ortiz, D-Corpus Christi, and Ruben Hinojosa, D-Mercedes, […]

School board approves bid for fence project

This is a report of Tuesday’s Clovis Board of Education visitation meeting at The Clovis High School Freshman Campus: • Board members approved a $22,960 bid for steel to be used for a fencing project at Clovis High School. The contract was awarded to Glenco, a steel fabrication company. The high school metal and auto […]

It’s Their Business: Roper Vinyl Fence

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CNJ Staff Name: Roper Vinyl Fence Location: 321 Sycamore St. What they do: Sell and install vinyl and wood fencing and porch railing. Who’s in charge: Leonard Roper and daughter, Cheryl Roper. Employees: Three. How long in business: Five years. Contact: 742-1044. Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s Their Business […]