Clovis man to pay city $20,000

CNJ staff A 63-year-old Clovis man has been ordered to pay Clovis $20,000 by next week as part of his sentence for stealing, then reselling city-owned milk tanks. Sentenced Thursday, a jury convicted Thomas Campbell in October of felony receipt of stolen property after prosecutors said he sold city-owned milk tanks to a Texas milk […]

County manager granted authority to purchase properties near courthouse

Sharna Johnson Curry County Commissioners granted County Manager Lance Pyle authority to purchase three properties near the courthouse for a total of for $209,000 following an almost one-hour executive session Tuesday. The properties — located at 810 Main Street for $56,000, 905 and 913 Mitchell Street for $85,000 and $68,000 — are three of five […]

City commission approves purchase of country club

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Residents packed the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library on Thursday evening for a special meeting of the Clovis City Commission. The commission voted 8-0 to purchase the Chaparral Country Club for $2.81 million. Kevin Wilson The city shelled out green Thursday night, and got 18 greens in return. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Health care regulations going too far

Freedom New Mexico Within moments of President Barack Obama signing the landmark health care bill in March, lawsuits were filed, in Florida, Virginia and elsewhere. They challenged its constitutionality on the grounds that the U.S. Constitution does not give the central government the power to require every U.S. resident, as a condition of living in […]

Tres Amigas officials: Company negotiating purchase agreements

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Frank Barber updates progress Thursday of the proposed Tres Amigas elecrtic power superstation to be built near Clovis. Barber and other Tres Amigas officials say the power station would bring almost 14,000 jobs and $2.6 billion to the region. CNJ staff While conducting environmental studies, Tres Amigas is also beginning […]

Wife’s purse contents mystifying

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist I know better than to call them like I see them, especially when it involves a purchase my wife has just made. But I’m stupid and I did it anyway. As I inspected what appeared to be some type of new wardrobe accessory my wife had left on the counter, […]

Fireworks can lead to trouble

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked whether local governments should outlaw the sale, use and/or purchase of fireworks in our hot, dry conditions. Responses: • “Every year we hear of fires set by fireworks. Some are of little consequence, while others are tragic.

Are you ready for some fireworks?

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked whether local governments should outlaw the sale, use and/or purchase of fireworks in our hot, dry conditions. Responses: • “Yes fireworks should be banned except for the professional show like the one at Green Acres Park. It is frightening around my neighborhood every Fourth because it is dry […]

Capital outlay OK’d

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Gov. Bill Richardson signed a bill Wednesday morning allocating $341 million for capital improvements statewide, including more than $7.3 million in funding to the region. He also vetoed $580,000 in regional project requests, including a $350,000 request for a Clovis communications/administration building. Curry County Finance Manager Mark Lansford said […]

Jan. 6 Shopping with Tonya

Playskool Busy Ball Popper Description: Brightly colored toy that features air-powered drop and take play. Cost: $19.99 Where to purchase: Any store that carries Playskool brand toys or www.hasbro.com. Who would enjoy this gift: Boys or girls ages 9 months to 4 years.

Dec. 29, 1923

Mrs. Joe C. McClelland was attacked by a masked robber at her home on West Eighth Street. … Curry County commissioners passed a resolution favoring the purchase of some bloodhounds for the purpose of tracking criminals. … J.M. Stephens Feed Store announced in an advertisement it had moved from the corner of Mitchell and Fourth […]

Senator secures funds for sexual assault examiners

CNJ staff Legislative funds will be used to purchase equipment for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners in Curry County, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Approximately $20,000 will be used to purchase a colposcope, a computerized camera for magnifying, photographing and documenting injuries during collection of forensic evidence, the release […]

Business Feature: Local men acquire Hilltop property

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Though it’s not the high-traffic area Prince Street has become, Clovis’ Hilltop Plaza has plenty to offer potential new tenants — most recently, local ownership. Three Clovis residents — Sid Strebeck, Brent Strebeck and David Petty — have acquired the northern part of the plaza under the name Masters […]

County grants sheriff purchase of van to transport prisoners

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher is eyeing a new van for transporting prisoners. The van would be purchased in part with about $10,500 from drug assets seized during a joint-drug operation in November that included the sheriff’s office and the Drug Enforcement Agency. Another $17,000 in funds previously allocated […]

8/18 Local Roundup

Staff reports Clovis woman sentenced for chase Deanda Rose, 26, was found guilty Wednesday of aggravated fleeing an officer, aggravated assault on a police officer and a DWI. Rose was sentenced to one year in the state department of corrections, followed by two years of supervised probation. The DWI was Rose’s first, and the other […]

Project: Reader Reaction: Reader opinion split on meth ordinance

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if Clovis city commissioners should approve an ordinance that will put some cold and allergy medicine behind counters and require buyers to provide a name, address and driver’s license prior to purchase in efforts to curb production of methamphetamine. Some responses: “This is one more case of privacy […]

Scare tactics, poor information not persuasive

Freedom Newspapers The fight to maintain our rights is a never-ending struggle, as we’ve been reminded by an organization called the Freedom States Alliance. This is an outfit that uses scare tactics about terrorism to push its anti-gun agenda. Pictured on the front of a FSA postcard is a civilian airliner with an illustration of […]

Another feed firm to use cheese plant byproducts

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Southwest Cheese continues to attract new ventures. A Texas-based firm has reached an agreement with Southwest Cheese to purchase a cheese-processing by-product called whey to be used in animal feed. Officials for Houston-based Westway Feed Products and Southwest Cheese confirmed the agreement on Wednesday. Westway, which uses the protein-rich […]