Curry County school board election results

By CNJ staff What: Curry County school board and bond elections When: Tuesday Who: The elected serve four-year terms, commencing March 1. Editor’s note: Results are unofficial until canvassed by Curry County. Clovis District 3 —Lora Harlan, 6 District 4 —Mark Lansford, 16 District 5 —Terry Martin, 9 Grady Position 1 —Cooper R. Glover, 60 […]

Police department celebrates promotions

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Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair, oreground, swears in new Deputy Police Chief Mike Ingram on Thursday afternoon. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A bar of paper stars taped to his chest by his young son elicited laughter from a crowd of onlookers as Mike Ingram was named deputy chief […]

Candidates compete for college board

Compiled by Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Let the race begin. Clovis Community College Board of Trustees candidates registered Wednesday at the Curry County Courthouse. Vying for Position 1 are Dr. Ken Merritt, Gayla Brumfield and Warren David Woodward, and Position 4, Charles Guthals and Raymond Mondragon. The election will be March 6. The candidates […]

Process continues for ENMU volleyball position

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has received about 28 applications for its vacant volleyball coaching position, according to athletic director Mike Maguire. He said search committee headed by ENMU athletic trainer Ed Kabrick is scheduled to meet next week after classes start for the spring semester to determine who will be brought […]

People frequently use escape methods

By Ryn Gargulinski: Columnist When it comes to escaping, soap heads are so passé, however cute they may appear on the tour of Alcatraz. Several soap heads were made by inmates to fool guards and give them time to break out of “The Rock” and most likely plunge to their deaths — in the angry, […]

School board hopefuls file for candidacy

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Three acting Clovis Schools Board of Education members are running unopposed for re-election. Lora Harlan in District 3, Mark Lansford in District 4 and Terry Martin in District 5 filed for candidacy unopposed Tuesday. Seventeen other candidates for Curry County school board positions filed Tuesday at the Curry County […]

Cockfighting embarrassment to state

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Here’s what we need to do. We need to schedule one final cockfighting derby, the Superbowl of Cockfights, pitting the top fighting roosters from New Mexico against the best Louisiana has to offer. We’ll call it Bloody Sunday I. Throw up some temporary bleachers in a remote field 25 miles […]

City picks Blair as new police chief

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor City Manager Joe Thomas stayed within the system in hiring a new police chief. Thomas announced at Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting he has selected Deputy Police Chief Dan Blair to succeed Bill Carey, who retires Sept. 29. Blair, a 21-year Clovis Police Department veteran, was promoted to deputy […]

Allergies leave nothing to sneeze about

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The stuffy head, the clogged breathing, the sore throat … I have all these as I sit here writing. The allergy has arrived. Or is it allergies? I don’t know. All I do know is I feel funky and I have finally joined the ranks of lots of other sneezing, […]

City Commission will address process for replacing police chief

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis city manager Joe Thomas said he will seek the advisement of the City Commission to determine the process by which the new chief of police will be appointed. He said the matter will be discussed during an executive session prior to Thursday’s scheduled commission meeting. Police Chief Bill […]

Fullback elected at annual dinner honoring champs

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist I watched the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the New York Jets 16-3 in an NFL preseason game last month. It reminded me of another great football game: the Clovis Wildcats vs. Roswell Coyotes and one of the century’s greatest Wildcat fullbacks. The Wildcats beat the Coyotes 13-0 at Roswell in […]

Sleep positions show personality

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CNJ Illustration: Andy DeLisleA study of sleeping positions found the most common to be the fetus. CNJ Staff The position a person sleeps in can reveal aspects of personality, according to one study. Six common sleeping positions were analyzed in a 2003 study by Chris Idzikowski, the director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service. […]

Portales Chamber director to leave post at end of month

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Kim Huffman, executive director of the Roosevelt County Community Development Corp. and the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, has resigned for personal reasons, according to a CDC news release. He has held the position since September 2002. His resignation is effective Aug. 31. “I think it is just time that […]

Q&A: Attorney enjoys chance to serve hometown

Clovis native Andrea Reeb has worked in the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office for 10 years. She is a chief deputy district attorney. Background: Reeb is the daughter of Dr. Nicholas and Ann Rowley of Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1989. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from […]

Chamber votes against minimum wage increase

By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce has taken an official position to oppose increase in the minimum wage, according to Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ernie Kos. The decision was reached during the Chamber’s regular monthly meeting Wednesday. The current federal minimum hourly wage is $5.15. State legislators earlier […]

Officials aim to take CCC to next level

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisleJohn Neibling talks with Mary Caffey (left) after he is introduced as the new president of Clovis Community College on Tuesday. Caffey worked with Neibling at San Juan College for about two years. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer From the vantage point of its newly appointed president, Clovis Community College […]

Board approves CCC prez contract: Neibling’s deal similar to predecessor’s in terms of salary and allowances.

Neibling Starts CCC tenure June 26 By Marlena Hartz CNJ STAFF WRITER A contract for the new Clovis Community College president was unanimously approved Wednesday during a regularly scheduled CCC Board of Trustees meeting. John Neibling of Arizona will be paid $135,000 annually to pilot the community college. The Kansas native, who has served as […]

Incumbent Hollis takes magistrate judge position

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The will of 580 people entrusted the Division 2 magistrate judge position to incumbent Richard Hollis during the Tuesday primary election. Hollis, a Republican, will run unopposed in November. The Clovis News Journal was unable to contact the judge early Wednesday morning after Curry County officials released the results. […]

Cops and courts: Three attorneys apply for open judge position

Three attorneys have applied for a newly created fifth judgeship position in the 9th Judicial District Court, according to the University of New Mexico Law School. Frances Elizabeth Schmuck Lindsey, Albert Julian Mitchell Jr. and David P. Reeb Jr. have submitted applications for the position created by the 2006 State Legislature, the release said. Persons […]

Candidate profiles: Magistrate judge, Division 1

CNJ staff Profiles of candidates running for Curry County Division 1 magistrate judge in the June 6 primary. Early voting n Noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday May 9 to June 3. Duane Castleberry Party: Republican Current position: Business owner What is your background? I grew up […]