County commission to meet Wednesday

During its Wednesday meeting, scheduled for 9 a.m. in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library, the Curry County Commission is expected to: • Hear a presentation from Rudy Bauer on the Joint Land Use Study and consider a draft proposal of the study of Cannon Air Force Base and surrounding communities and finding ways […]

Hounds second in MSU meet

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Junior Mohamed Noor finished second to lead the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to a second-place finish Thursday in the season-opening Midwestern State Stampede cross country meet. Noor ran a time of 18:54.22 over six kilometers, preventing team champion East Central from a top-five sweep. Senior […]

Monday morning briefing: Meet the governor, football and kitchen tips

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Meet the Gov Gov. Bill Richardson plans to announce a $125,000 grant to Eastern New Mexico University’s digital arts at a press conference 3 p.m. Thursday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building at ENMU. It’s open to the public. Question of the day What […]

Meetings watch: Commission to vote on dumping fee waiver

The Clovis City Commission is scheduled to meet at 5:15 p.m. today at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • A request for approval to issue and sell $7 million of City of Clovis New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Revenue bonds to improve sanitary sewers and treatment plants. • A […]

Commissioners to meet, give report on jail

During today’s regular commission meeting, Curry County commissioners are expected to: • Give a report on its Aug. 3 tour and inspection of the jail. • Consider a 23-item consent agenda that includes: • A contract with BI Incorporated for inmate monitoring and tracking services • Approval for Rohde May Keller McNamara Architecture to proceed […]

Ute water authority to meet, discuss selling shares

The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Utility Authority is set to meet at 10 a.m Aug. 19 at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Included in the meeting will be an inquiry to see if anybody is interested in selling shares of water in the Ute Reservoir until the Ute Pipeline project is in service. Officials have […]

Most NM schools fail to meet AYP status

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say New Mexico students have improved their performance in math, reading and science during the past six years, but about three-fourths of schools missed this year’s goals for boosting student achievement. Grady, Logan, Melrose, San Jon and Texico schools did meet AYP status, state officials said. Clovis, Portales, […]

American ousted in 9-10-year-old state meet

CNJ staff RATON — The Clovis American All-Stars were eliminated from the double-elimination state 9-10-year-old Little League baseball tournament on Tuesday with an 11-4 loss to Silver City. Cole Rohrbach drove in a pair of runs with a double for American, while Paden McDermid and Nick Luvera each had run-scoring groundouts. The only District 3 […]

Meet the original Martha Stewart

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Bailey electric board meeting

CNJ staff The Bailey County Electric Cooperative Association Board of Directors are scheduled to meet 9 a.m. (CDT) Monday at the association’s office at 305 E. Ave. B in Muleshoe. The monthly meeting is expected to last through lunch. Information: 806-272-4504

Meetings Watch: Joint Land Use Committee to meet

Freedom New Mexico Curry and Roosevelt counties will host a policy committee meeting as part of the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday in the commission room at the Curry County Courthouse. The Joint Land Use Study Policy Committee will meet to discuss issues regarding land uses […]

Three ENMU athletes named to LSC track all-conference team

Freedom New Mexico Three Eastern New Mexico University athletes were named to the Lone Star Conference All-Conference team Wednesday. Senior thrower Steven Aragon and sophomores Bill Squire and Nicole Reid marked the first time in seven years the squad had multiple athletes named all-conference. To qualify, an athlete must score at least 14 points at […]

ENMU junior qualifies for NCAA meet

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University junior Daniel Draper was accepted as one of 16 participants in the javelin throw during the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships. It is the second-straight time, and third in four years, that the ENMU men’s team has sent a participant to the championships. This year’s events […]

Citizens group to meet with Department of Justice representative

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The group Concerned Citizens of Curry County is hosting a public meeting on May 20 with Justo Garcia from the U.S. Department of Justice to voice concerns about hiring and instructional practices at Clovis schools. The group is requesting a civil rights investigation by the Justice Department. CCCC is […]

Business digest: Bank president attends summit

Bank president attends summit Citizens Bank of Clovis President Kent Carruthers participated in two days of congressional visits as part of the Independent Bankers of America Washington Policy Summit, held April 26-28 in Washington, D.C. Each year, the summit brings community bankers from across the country to meet with their federal legislators and discuss legislative […]

Hounds stand tied for third in LSC meet

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Sophomore Bill Squire won shot put competition and finished second in the hammer throw on Saturday to help the Eastern New Mexico University men’s track team pull into a tie for third place with Tarleton State after the second day of the three-day Lone Star Conference meet, hosted […]

School board to meet Tuesday

CNJ staff The Clovis Muncipal Schools Board of Edcuation will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the school administration building, 1009 Main. • The board will hold an executive session pertaining to the hiring of an interim superintendent, and take action following the executive session. • The board will discuss establishment of a a finance subcommittee […]

Median project, water decision on Curry County agenda

CNJ staff During a meeting held at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library, Curry County Commissioners are expected to: • Consider a resolution opposing an emergency authorization by the state engineer’s office allowing New Mexico American Water to combine water rights, allowing NMAW to utilize higher capacity wells under water […]

Realtors, developers struggle to meet housing demand

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Louise and Richard Weber of Clovis inspect a home Friday on Benjamin Davis Drive. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Even with their daughters in college, Richard and Louise Weber search for a lot of the same amenities in a home that younger families do — storage space, a good […]

Education digest: School board to meet Saturday

School board to meet Saturday The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is meeting in executive session 1 p.m. Saturday to Coach Jerry Isler’s case against the district and the New Mexico Activities Association. Isler, fired by the schools and suspended by the New Mexico Activities Association, is asking U.S. Judge Martha Vasquez to grant […]