Thursday morning briefing: Geek class, dancing shoes and mosquitoes

Good morning and welcome to the Thursday briefing. Become a geek There’s a basic computer skills workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 769-7840 Meetings watch Clovis City Commission meets at 5:15 p.m. today in the Clovis-Carver Public Library. It’s open to the public. Music, music, music Slip on […]

West Nile discovered in Curry County

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Francis Warner, a city of Clovis Vector Control Department employee, performed a West Nile test Thursday that returned a negative result. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Health officials are urging residents to take precautions due to the detection of the West Nile virus in Curry County. The virus has […]

June 12, 1941

Prospects for federal aid in developing Clovis’ airport “appear to be excellent,” according to a telegram from U.S. Sen. Carl Hatch, formerly of Clovis. … More than 90 representatives of Clovis civic clubs gathered to discuss ways to “clean up Clovis to combat a plague of mosquitoes,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. Mayor E.E. Kraus proclaimed […]

Wet spring creates bug concerns

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers An unusually wet spring has caused an early arrival of summer pests in the Clovis area. Local pest experts said they’ve seen an increased insect activity for this time of year. “We have found larvas of mosquitoes and disposed of them already in Clovis,” said Marcus Brice, chief code compliance […]

Mosquito season returns

By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer When they bite, it itches. But mosquitoes can be more than just annoying. They can also spread disease. City of Clovis officials are asking for the community’s help in controlling mosquitoes this spring. While mosquitoes are not an immediate threat in the city, Vector Control Officer Francis Warner wants […]

Health officials urge precautions against West Nile virus

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Dr. David Orton, a veterinarian at Aire Alto vet clinic, vaccinates a horse for the West Nile virus on Monday. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Mike Linn Given the aridity of the climate in New Mexico, cases of West Nile virus in horses pales in comparison to other southeastern states. Moreover, human cases have […]

City proactive in battling insects

By Jack king A new approach to mosquito control is giving the city of Clovis a head start in the war on the pesky — and some times dangerous — insects. City of Clovis Vector Control Officer Francis Warner called the new method the “comprehensive approach.” The dictionary says a “vector” is an organism, commonly […]