Press release: Amber alert issued for Fort Worth-area 11-year old

Santa Fe — In cooperation with the Fort Worth Texas Police Department, New Mexico State Police is issuing the following Amber Alert in New Mexico based on information that the child may have been brought into New Mexico. Fort Worth Police are looking for an 11 year old white female named Jessica Smith. Jessica is […]

Snow expected tonight, Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties until 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Dust storm causes visibility problems

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Courtesy photo: Muleshoe Police Department The city of Muleshoe received a blanket of dust, and many Bailey County residents were forced to pull over until it was safe to drive. Kevin Wilson A fast-moving storm blew through the area Monday afternoon, creating roiling dust clouds thousands of feet tall and smothering roads and highways with […]

USDA lifts bovine TB restrictions

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Department of Argriculture has determined the threat of bovine tuberculosis has been eradicated from the state of New Mexico, according to a press release issued Friday by U.S. Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall. In September 2008, USDA placed ranches and dairies across the state of New Mexico under mandatory […]

Area businessmen appointed to board

CNJ staff Three eastern New Mexico businessmen will serve in key positions on the New Mexico Restaurant Association board, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the organization. In Clovis, Chris Bryant from Foxy Drive-In and Tom Martin from Taco Box are honorary directors for the association and will continue to serve on the […]

Drinking water warning issued for area delivery system

CNJ staff The New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau has advised a “drinking water warning” be issued by the Desert Ranch Mutual Domestic Water Consumer’s Association, located west of Clovis and north of Cannon Air Force Base. The advisory was issued after Thursday tests revealed excessive nitrate amounts. According to a release from the […]

Fire warning issued for most of Friday

Freedom New Mexico The National Weather Service has issued a red flag fire warning most of Friday for eastern New Mexico, according to a press release from Ken de los Santos, emergency management director for Curry County. The red flag warning is in effect from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. According to the release, critical […]

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.

Jail officials: Inmate release was proper

CNJ staff A warrant issued Monday for a 24-year-old man said to be released from jail by mistake is being canceled. Jail officials say now the release of Andrew Roldan was not a mistake after all; he has served his time and is a free man. A bench warrant was issued Monday for Roldan after […]

Clerk: Strange dates the norm for marriage licenses

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Maria Moreno Orozco and Israel Moreno wait Tuesday afternoon while Curry County Marriage License Clerk Connie Backoff files their license, making their marriage official. Sharna Johnson In five years on the job, Connie Backoff has discovered issuing marriage licenses is nothing short of interesting. From age gaps to unusual date […]

Provisional warrant approved for Noe Torres

CNJ staff An arrest warrant to hasten extradition from Mexico has been obtained for Clovis fugitive Noe Torres. A provisional warrant for Torres has been approved, according to a press release issued Wednesday by state Attorney General Gary King. Torres is charged with murder in connection with the September 2005 shooting of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. […]

Temporary traffic light in Portales confirmed

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Transportation Friday confirmed plans for a temporary traffic light to be installed at Main and Second in Portales. NMDOT Engineering Support Manager Bob Kurtz said his department is waiting on a special control cabinet, which is due to arrive in Santa Fe on Monday or Tuesday. After […]

Police chief: 148 pet licenses issued so far

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Billy Arnold, left, waits his turn to obtain a pet license Monday afternoon while Animal Shelter Supervisor Louisa Maestas fills out a license application for Shannon Rhodes, right, and Michael Lindsey, center. Sharna Johnson Clovis’ new pet licensing program is off to a quick start. Police Chief Steve Sanders said […]

Press release: Flood advisory for Curry, Roosevelt

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED AN

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for Curry, De Baca and Quay counties.

Officials: Boil water order expected to be lifted by Saturday

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer State environmental officials expect a boil water order at Cannon Air Force Base will be lifted by Saturday at the latest. The order was issued Wednesday after testing revealed E. coli contamination of Cannon’s water. Drinking water Compliance Operation Manager Mike Huber said Cannon has increased chlorine levels in […]

Officials: Source of Cannon water contamination unknown

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Water tested on Cannon Air Force Base Wednesday was found to have unsafe levels of E.coli. The base has its own water system. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer The New Mexico Environment Department on Wednesday issued a “boil water advisory” for Cannon Air Force Base and Chavez West Housing. […]

Letters to the editor: Health reform hard to comprehend

Health reform hard to comprehend The Congressional Budget Office has issued its report on the “Estimated Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Employment and Economic Output as of September 2009.” This document contains 11 pages and analyzes the impact of the economic stimulus. Page two contains the following nugget of information: • […]

Ending pot prohibition good first step

Freedom New Mexico After almost a year in office, the Obama administration has made a decision. The Justice Department on Monday issued a memo to federal prosecutors in 13 medical marijuana states telling them to stop enforcing federal marijuana laws against medical marijuana patients. This should result in an end to the mean-spirited and bizarre […]

Officials: Area housing construction up

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks A home under construction on Fred Daugherty Drive. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico On the surface, new housing numbers may not seem impressive or enough to ease concerns over where newcomers to Cannon Air Force Base are going to live. But local real estate and building experts say the […]