Press release: Woman arrested for childrens’ truancy

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Nicole Pitcock, age 34, was arrested today on two (2) counts of Forgery (4th degree felonies) and two (2) counts of Compulsory School Attendance Violations (petty misdemeanors). In November of 2010, Pitcock was notified by officials at a Clovis elementary school that both […]

County officials agree not to display campaign material

Sharna Johnson Curry County has agreed not to display campaign material in the courthouse during early elections, according to a court settlement reached with two county citizens. Under the agreement, the county agreed to abide by election laws. Specifically, the county agreed it would “not allow or place video, brochures, posters or allow its employees […]

Bombing range deal under scrutiny

Sharna Johnson Recently elected state officials are taking a new look at the expansion of Melrose Bombing Range and it’s making some involved in the project a little nervous. For four years, state, local and Air Force officials have been working on a deal to use $5 million capital outlay to purchase approximately 30,000 acres […]

Air Force officials identify Frankfurt Airport shooting deaths

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced March 4 the deaths of two airmen as a result of the March 2 shooting at Frankfurt International Airport, Germany. Killed were: Senior Airman Nicholas J. Alden , 25, of Williamston, S.C., assigned to the 48th Security Forces Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. […]

Local officials asked to implement policy recommendations

Argen Duncan The Joint Land Use Study committee stopped short when it came to tall buildings Wednesday, opting instead to ask local officials to consider implementing a series of policy recommendations. The committee’s decision sends recommendations to the Roosevelt and Curry County commissions. Commissioners can then implement those recommendations if and when they choose. On […]

Officials strive to strengthen, empower military families

By Elaine Wilson: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — From educational opportunities to spouse employment, Defense Department officials are expanding military family support programs to better meet families’ current needs, as well as to empower them for the challenges that lie ahead, the DoD official who oversees military family programs said Feb. 17. “It’s not […]

Letters to the editor: Blame lies with elected officials

Blame lies with elected officials I just watched the news and I have a few questions for you folks who are smarter than myself. Why is it that an illegal alien needs a valid drivers license? Answer: To get the free benefits that America has to offer. Why was this law that allows the illegal […]

Another baseball league interested in Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Weeks after the Pecos League severed ties with Clovis, another league is trying to put professional baseball in the city this summer. Officials with the independent Southwestern States League are working on an agreement to lease Bell Park for 40 games, half of the 80-game schedule for the Clovis […]

Officials ask spouses to share employment ups, downs

By Elaine Wilson: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials are inviting military spouses to air their state licensing issues and concerns as part of an overall effort to boost spouses’ education and career opportunities. The department has created a discussion board where spouses can describe their experiences — both good and bad […]

Water utility officials hoping for leftover federal money

Argen Duncan The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority representatives hope to get federal money left over from other projects at the end of the year since the Ute pipeline project wasn’t included in the president’s proposed budget. The utility authority met Thursday morning at Clovis City Hall. Regarding federal money, pipeline project manager Scott […]

Officials to conduct DOS rollback

By Daniel P. Elkins: Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials announced Feb. 2 plans to conduct an enlisted date of separation rollback as part of its ongoing measures to manage the force and maintain a quality enlisted corps. The DOS rollback affects enlisted members […]

Officials: Beautification ordinance not priority

Sharna Johnson Curry County’s commissioners say creating an ordinance to address dilapidated or unkempt properties just isn’t a priority for the county right now. Critics say that is evidenced in the way the community looks. That’s not to say the county hasn’t tried. After more than two years of contention and revisions, an embattled ordinance […]

Officials: Income tax rebate hearing formality

Kevin Wilson A public hearing on establishing a low-income tax rebate scheduled for a Tuesday Curry County Commission meeting is nothing more than a formality, according to county officials. Treasurer Bernice Baker said the only thing the rebate would change is the county would be required to reimburse the state for rebates already available to […]

Fire Station No. 6 reopens

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Lt. Chris Elam and Eric Blair get their equipment for a call Monday afternoon at Station 6 of the Clovis Fire Department. The department last used the building as a station in 1997, before it was replaced by a new second station on Llano Estacado Boulevard. Kevin Wilson When it […]

Air Force officials caution against geotags, location-based services

By Tech. Sgt. Karen Tomasik: Air Force Public Affairs Agency SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Social media offers many airmen another way to keep in touch with colleagues, friends and family, but users need to be aware of the risks associated with technical tools that help them share information, officials said Jan. 7. As more airmen […]

Public officials here to serve us

Would you feel comfortable if you had a few hired hands — and maybe a maid, a butler and a gardener — who insisted you had no right to know what they were doing while they worked for you, maybe even locked the doors behind them while around your valuables? Me neither. Then why do […]

Nurse commissioning program officials seek enlisted applicants

Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials are seeking active-duty enlisted airmen to apply for the fall 2011 Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program. The program offers enlisted members an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in a high-need academic major. Air Force Personnel Center officials will […]

United Way officials say campaign outperforming last year’s

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks United Way campaign associate Sara Newell of Clovis works on the United Way 50-50 campaign Monday. Sharna Johnson Three quarters of the way from deadline, the United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s fundraising campaign is outperforming last year. At $341,014 for Curry and Roosevelt counties, donations are already about $100,000 […]

Weekly update — Nov. 21

County refunded for software Curry County has received a full refund for a $17,000 jail management software purchase. The refund was received Friday, according to county e-mails provided by County Manager Lance Pyle. Commissioners approved purchase of the upgraded Sleuth software in April. County officials previously said purchasing Sleuth — also used by local law […]

Freedom considering purchase offers

By Wayne Heilman: Freedom Communications Six months after emerging from U.S. Bankruptcy Court protection, Freedom Communications officials said Thursday they are considering offers to buy its newspapers and television stations. Irvine, Calif.-based Freedom is the parent company of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun. Company officials said the offers have come […]