Some public offices plan skeleton crew

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Essential public services will be available during the Base Realignment and Closure regional hearing on Friday, but many public offices will operate on skeleton crews and others will be shut so employees can participate in the rally and events. “We have so many people who are just essential people, […]

5/10 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Friday to the 500 block of West Street in reference to a criminal damage report. One of the complainants owned the property, and showed officers that the front door had been damaged. The complainants offered a possible suspect, but […]

Family relief: Bill would provide job assistance for military families

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Bethany Hiller pulls weeds in the front yard of her home Friday at Cannon Air Force Base. Doing yard work, checking the oil and jump starting cars are some of the things Hiller has had to do since her husband was deployed. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It was a […]

County manager leaving early

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Geneva Cooper has decided to make Monday her last day as Curry County manager, which will leave the county without a manager for just over a month. Dick Smith won’t start in the county manager’s position until Jan. 3. Ironically, it’s because Smith is not available to begin in December […]

Polls: Stevens should mind his tone

David Stevens, Editor Recent polls on our newspaper’s Web site have annoyed some readers, delighted others and sparked a lot of community discussion on the issues. The first poll that attracted multiple telephone calls to my desk ran from Sept. 5 to Sept. 12 and asked: “How do you feel about the pay provided top-level […]

County manager resigning

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By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer After 15 years as Curry County manager, Geneva Cooper took a deep breath and read aloud her resignation to the commission Tuesday. Cooper has worked for the county 18 years. She announced her resignation effective Dec. 17. “I think it is just time I retire and pursue some other […]

Police Blotter 5/2

By Darrell Todd Maurina A 25-year-old airman stationed at Cannon Air Force Base but deployed to Iraq called the Clovis Police Department about 11 p.m. on April 24 to report that his 18-year-old wife had been writing checks on his account. The husband advised that he has revoked the legal documents allowing her to manage […]

Ill father changes family’s Christmas plans

Eric Butler Life may seem to be going on fine, when an emergency can change everything. That’s the case with Frances (not her real name) and her four children. A lifelong resident of the area, , Frances is trying to get her family’s life back together after tending to her ailing father. “My father became […]

America should put fewer troops far form borders

Freedom Newspapers The news Friday that Nicholas Burns, the U.S. ambassador to NATO, is ready to talk about pulling U.S. and eventually NATO troops out of Bosnia, is welcome indeed. It would be more welcome if it presaged a strategic reconsideration of the U.S. policy of stationing troops around the world, but we’ll take an […]

Altering 22nd amendment could haunt

By Steve Chapman On political issues, it’s been said, where you stand depends on where you sit. Bill Clinton can vouch for that. He finds that some things look different to a sitting president once he’s an ex-president, who in this case is not sitting but pacing. Clinton recently expressed a desire to alter the […]