New bill would increase combat pay

Senior Airman Christy Weidenbach Alisa Boswell By Alisa Boswell Cannon Connections California Rep. Jerry McNerney is pushing for an increase in hazardous duty pay, hostile fire pay and family separation allowance for military members after visiting U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The Combat Act of 2011 would increase hazardous duty pay and family separation allowance by […]

Fire hazardous weather warning

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a red flag warning which is in effect from noon today to 6 p.m. MST this evening. The fire weather watch is no longer in effect. A fire weather watch remains in effect Thursday afternoon.

Wind advisory issued

Ken De Los Santos, emergency management director for Clovis and Curry County, passes along this wind advisory for Curry and Roosevelt counties: A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM MST THIS EVENING. EXPECT INCREASING SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 35 MPH WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 50 MPH. WINDS WILL BE […]

Feb. 12, 1963

Elvis Presley and Stella Stevens were starring in “Girls, Girls, Girls” at the State theater. Admission was 90 cents for adults. … The Thunderbird Drive-In had two locations in Clovis – 1112 E. First and Prince and Grand. … Despite hazardous driving conditions caused by snow and ice, Clovis police reported only five traffic accidents. […]

Farmers hope for bill to give relief on compounds

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Cows spend Friday evening in a stockyard along Brady Street. Farmers are concerned the manure cows produce may be classified as hazardous waste and become a big obstacle to maintaining agricultural business. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Anxious farmers have flung hopes on Congress to clarify an environmental law they […]

Hazardous duty

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Clovis Fire Department firefighter Aaron Gonzales packs a HAZMAT case which is used to identify potentially hazardous liquids and solids Wednesday in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Four years ago, Clovis was dependent on Cannon Air Force Base’s hazardous materials team in the event of a hazardous spill or […]

Hazardous materials information essential

By Bob Baker, vice chairman of the Clovis-Curry County LEPC I’m not sure the businesses and facilities within Curry County are fully aware of the reasons for submitting Tier II information, which is information related to hazardous chemicals and substances. The Curry County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and the local fire departments use this […]

BNSF car emits toxic chemical

By Darrell Todd Maurina A train crew member was taken to Clovis’ Plains Regional Medical Center on Monday afternoon after inhaling denatured alcohol mist seeping from a train stopped 10 miles west of Melrose. BNSF railway personnel said the man has recovered and the incident posed no risk to the public due to the isolated […]

Emergency management agency to set up exercise

By Darrell Todd Maurina In the event of a major hazardous materials disaster, would local police, fire and medical officials be able to work together? Officials met in a series of three meetings this week, Monday through Wednesday, to set up a tabletop exercise to test this question. Organized as the Curry County Local Emergency […]