Education column: Schools communicating through Skylert

We often take for granted some of the less exciting aspects of providing a quality education, such as keeping track of grades, attendance and other administrative-related activities that are critical to keeping our schools up and running for the benefit of our students, as well as for compliance with all legal requirements. One of the […]

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Parent notification system in place Clovis Municipal Schools have implemented a web-based system that will allow parents phone, email, and text-message access to information on school-related events, according to a news release from the superintendent’s office. The school district will use the Skylert Calling System to notify parents and guardians of time sensitive information such […]

Shooting timeline

Timeline of events related to the shooting death of 10-year-old Carlos Perez, according to law-enforcement officials: • Sept. 14, 2005: Clovis High School student Orlando Salas, 15, wanted to fight Ruben Perez, 17, at school, and pulled a knife on him in a restroom. The fight never took place, but Salas’ brothers Demetrio Salas and […]

Suspect arrested in McDonald’s theft

CNJ staff A man facing several felony and misdemeanor charges related to burglaries and thefts in Clovis has been arrested for breaking into the McDonald’s on Mabry Drive and taking a donation box valued at $75, according to Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney. Whitney said Alfred Sena, 34, of Clovis, was caught early Saturday a […]

CNJ receives records related to jail escape

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CNJ file photo The Clovis News Journal requested records related to the Nov. 13 escape at the Curry County jail. Here are reports provided:

Officials: More than one officer will face disciplinary action (updated)

David Stevens: Freedom editor More than one officer will face disciplinary action in connection with Sunday morning’s Curry County jail escape, and at least one has already been placed on paid administrative leave, county officials said. Interim jail administrator Tori Sandoval said Narcizo Soto Jr., 35, should never have been allowed to participate in the […]

Anniversaries — Oct. 30

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Fulgham Benny and Wilma Fulgham of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 5 at Central Baptist Church. The celebration will be hosted by Jerry Fulgham of Clovis, Larry and Vicki Fulgham of Stigler, Okla., and special friends. The couple was married Nov. 4, 1951, at Central Baptist Church in Clovis. They have […]

Press release: Hot weather health tips

With the temperatures heating up around the state, the New Mexico Department of Health is reminding residents to take precautions against heat-related illnesses, especially with children and the elderly. The Department of Health is also reminding parents to never leave children unattended in cars because of the potential for heat-related illnesses. “Never under any circumstances […]

Anti-fossil fuels policy detrimental

The latest economic data shows the six fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. are tied to oil and gas production. By contrast, the development of solar and wind energy has produced a fraction of the number of petroleum jobs, despite government mandates and other incentives for renewable energy. Oil-shale drilling in North Dakota and Montana is […]

Police: 26-year-old shot during apparent gang-related confrontation

CNJ staff A 26-year-old Clovis homicide victim was shot in the head during an apparent gang-related confrontation, according to information released Wednesday by the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Daniel Perez was shot April 13 during a confrontation “involving multiple gunshots” in the 900 block of South Valley Road, Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Wednesday. Perez died […]

Rating system needs improvement

After a three-year effort by the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to improve the process, ill and injured military members still endure a long, complex and often contentious evaluation system when seeking disability ratings and compensation for service-related health conditions. The process has been made more convenient and even shortened by an average six […]

Video removed from courthouse

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Curry County officials turned off a controversial video in the courthouse lobby Wednesday afternoon and said an informational display about election issues would be dismantled. Sharna Johnson A controversial video related to Tuesday’s election was turned off at the county courthouse on Wednesday afternoon. County Attorney Stephen Doerr said the […]

County attorney: Video OK in courthouse

Sharna Johnson Curry County officials have done nothing wrong in playing an informational video related to Tuesday’s election in the lobby of the courthouse, its attorney said Tuesday. A petition seeking removal of the video argues it is campaign material promoting approval of a new judicial complex. Such promotion is not permitted within 100 feet […]

Buzzwords cloud accountability

Clyde Davis So there it was, in a story in a local newspaper, coincidentally on the same day that we had mentioned it, or discussed it, or related it back to real life. The catchphrase — like any catchphrase — that makes one stop and ask how authentic it really is In this case, it […]

State police in midst of summer enforcement program

The New Mexico State Police department is undertaking its annual 100 Days and Nights of Summer, but local officers would like to be able to reduce more than just alcohol-related incidents. “It’s not just about drunk driving,” said Lt. Eric Garcia, public information officer for the state police. “It’s about proper driving for our residents.” […]

Tips to choose happiness after divorce featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on using a Bias Tape Maker machine, developing a sewing-related business and choosing happiness after divorce will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Michele Muska is with Simplicity Creative Group, and she’s going to show how to make bias strips using […]

Press release: Clovis schools cancel events

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Traffic passes along 21st Street near Hilltop Plaza Thursday morning. Temperatures are expected to stay in the mid to upper 20s throughout the day with snow flurries expected to continue. Clovis Municipal Schools have issued the following news release related to weather cancellations: • No After School Programs @ Arts […]

Heat-related athlete deaths serious matter

Freedom New Mexico A sure sign of the approach of football season is the sweltering heat we are now experiencing. No matter how mild the weather is in late July, once players put on the pads in August, the temperatures seem to rise. Such weather needs to bring about heightened concerns of players suffering from […]

Tucumcari police report released in Taser incident

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari officials have released a police incident report and video related to last week’s Taser shooting of a 14-year-old girl.The video is posted below or can be viewed by clicking here: Police video Click here to read the incident report

Bingman: Senate sends key water bill back to House of Representatives

The U.S. Senate took action today aimed at ensuring enactment of four major water-related bills written by U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman. The package, which falls under the jurisdiction of Bingaman’s Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, passed the Senate in January but was revisited this week in hopes of ensuring speedy passage in the House […]