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 […]