Local Republicans see no clear frontrunner

Kevin Wilson In discussing the ongoing Republican presidential nominating process, only a few things are certain. First, there’s no sure way to know right now who’s going to be the candidate to take on Democratic incumbent Barack Obama. “It’s a winnowing situation and we’re down to four candidates,” Curry County Republican Party Chairman R.L. “Rube” […]

Fitness center starts construction

By Lt. Col. Daniel Guinan and Maj. Dina Quanico: 27th Special Operations Group As part of ongoing efforts to improve and modernize facilities at Cannon Air Force Base, a portion of the fitness center renovation will begin today. During this phase, the exercise areas will not be affected. However, there will be limited access to […]

Water woes ongoing legacy

We’ve all been reminded this summer that we live in a very arid climate where water is a precious commodity. Watching my lawn toast in the sun this year has been hard. Now that we’ve hit mandatory watering restrictions and even emergency orders not to water lawns or wash cars, I’ve begun picturing, in my […]

City officials: Country club negotiations ongoing

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Portales resident Eldon Merrick said he feels there are enough golfers in the area for the city to have two golf courses, both Clovis Municipal Golf Course, shown here, and the Chaparral Country Club course. Kevin Wilson Clovis city officials confirmed Saturday they are in negotiations to purchase the Chaparral […]

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Settlement talks ongoing in discrimination case An attorney for the village of Melrose and its former mayor said settlement talks are ongoing in a discrimination claim filed by the village’s former police chief. Friday, Albuquerque attorney Greg Biehler said there is an agreement “in principle” between parties but there are still things to be worked […]

Base power outage scheduled

By 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs A planned power outage is scheduled from 5 a.m. until after 1 p.m. Saturday to upgrade the base power substation. The outage will impact buildings and housing across Cannon as the upgrade is needed to support ongoing construction. The following are important guidelines for base personnel and visitors […]

Police blotter — May 9

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. April 19 an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of Martin Street for a report of a structure fire. On arrival the officer observed a pickup truck on fire in the carport and noted the fire […]

3-28 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around noon March 9 an officer responded to a school in the 500 block of 14th Street for a report of child abuse. A child services worker told him she had received a report of a child that had bruises on his […]

Man accuses state of covering up bribery, kickbacks

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican A man who is at the center of an ongoing whistle-blower lawsuit involving millions of dollars in lost state investments told the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday that the state is spending millions of dollars to cover up what he called “bribery and kickbacks.” Frank Foy, a former […]

ENMU’s search ongoing

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Later this summer, Eastern New Mexico University expects to have a new athletic director and men’s basketball coach. But school officials aren’t married to any idea the athletic director must precede the coach he or she will oversee. “In a perfect world, that’s what we like,” ENMU […]

Tax preparations ongoing

Cannon Tax Office Ending Friday, single individuals or married couples with no children or property can walk in to Cannon’s tax center and have their 1040 EZ tax returns completed by a trained tax preparation volunteer Bring W2’s, Social Security cards or a copy of last year’s return (No ID cards), direct deposit information (available […]

Open enrollment ongoing for civilian benefits

Air Force News Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials here announced the open season for three civilian benefit programs continues until Dec. 8. The three programs are the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, or FEHB; the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program, or FEDVIP; and the Federal Flexible Spending Account, […]

Officials: Jail changes ongoing

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Curry County officials said Monday they are working on detention center changes in the wake of a prison escape, but they aren’t ready to reveal what that work entails. Curry County Manager Lance Pyle released a prepared statement Monday that said neither he nor the Curry County Commission are […]

Search for escapees ongoing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The search for four escaped inmates is ongoing a week after eight men cut a hole in the roof of the jail and shimmied up plumbing pipes to freedom. Still at large

DA: Fair funds investigation ongoing

CNJ Staff District Attorney Matt Chandler said Thursday that no one has been charged with stealing Curry County Fair funds discovered missing last year. He said the criminal investigation will likely “continue for some time.” A State Auditor’s report revealed about $19,000 is missing from fair revenues. Chandler said the audit report indicated the funds […]

Investigation launched into alleged inmate abuse

CNJ Staff An investigation has been launched into allegations detention officers at the Curry County Adult Detention Center assaulted a male inmate Wednesday, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Department. Officials are withholding the inmate’s identity and information about any injuries, citing an ongoing investigation into the matter. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Friday his office […]

Cases against officers ongoing

CNJ Staff Criminal cases against a former Department of Public Safety officer and a Clovis Police Department detective are still ongoing, according to court records. A jury trial for former DPS officer Dolores Ledezma-Pinon was postponed from its December calendar setting and has been rescheduled for April 12. Ledezma-Pinon resigned from her position in April […]

Man shot in leg Tuesday afternoon

CNJ staff An adult male was shot in the leg shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday in the vicinity of Grand and Maple streets, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Authorities have declined to identify the victim, citing an ongoing investigation. Chandler said at 9 p.m. Tuesday, police were conducting multiple interviews and had […]