Lawsuit names Tucumcari police officers in theft

By Tom Sharpe Two Kansas residents claim in a lawsuit filed in Santa Fe that police in Tucumcari stole $47,000 in cash from them because they were assumed to be Mexican nationals. “We have not received any documents concerning this suit from the State District Court,” said Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose on Tuesday. Rose […]

Residents protest poly-cart program

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File photo Frank Rubio of the city’s public works department goes through poly-carts in November. The city is trying the trash collection system on a trial basis, with some complaints from residents. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Dozens of residents trashed the city’s trial program for trash poly-carts, but city officials insist their minds […]

Some residents fear Dennis Chavez Park neglected by city

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Domingo Bolanso of the Clovis Parks and Recreation Department lops a branch Thursday from a pine tree in Dennis Chavez Park. Shane Cole of the Parks and Recreation Department said they plan to trim and shape all trees in the park, allowing patrons a chance to enjoy more shade this […]

Census forms available for residents who didn’t receive them

CNJ staff Residents who have not received a census form in the mail can pick up and complete a form at various Questionnaire Assistance Centers located in the city. Census workers will staff the following locations: Motor Vehicle Department, 814 W. Sixth St., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. New Mexico Workforce Connection, […]

Census forms available

Residents who have not received a census form in the mail can pick up and complete a form at various Questionnaire Assistance Centers located in the City of Clovis. There will be Census workers at these locations who can help residents complete forms where necessary. The sites are as follows: • MVD 814 W 6th […]

Census responses close to 2000 numbers

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Courtesy illustration Census return rates are up to 54 percent in Clovis and 60 percent in Curry County as of Monday according to www.census2010.gov. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Nearly a month after Census questionnaires were mailed to residents, return rates are approaching the numbers seen 10 years ago. As of Monday, Clovis has […]

Cannon to conduct exercises

CNJ staff Starting Saturday, Cannon Air Force Base will conduct an operational readiness. Residents on or near the base many notice increased activity and use of the public address system. Sirens and/or simulated explosions may also be heard. Cannon’s public affairs office said these types of exercises are vital to honing the skills of its […]

Some residents unsure of health legislation

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Healthcare legislation signed into law Tuesday by President Barack Obama was no doubt historic. But some Clovis residents feel it’s more about Democrats and Republicans than the year-long process was about Americans. “I think they’re playing politics,” said Jimmy Dimas, a retired school employee who moved to Clovis five […]

Centennial committee accepting time capsule ideas from residents

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Centennial Committee is looking to its residents to help fill a time capsule. The committee met Tuesday at the Curry County Courthouse. Chair Dan Stoddard said the committee decided to accept ideas until the capsule is full or it’s time to put it in the ground. […]

Jail security 101: Guards must watch inmates

Yes, by now most residents know the Curry County jail has structural problems that should have been resolved before it was built in 1993. Yes, by now we know how difficult it is to find trained, experienced correctional officers to work there, and stay longer than a few months. Yes, by now we are not […]

City official urges residents to participate in census

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CNJ file photo City officials such as Luis Gordon, seen holding a poster promoting the Census during the Martin Luther King Junior march in January, are trying to encourage residents to be counted.

CCC students get hands-on experience at senior residence center

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Clovis Community College nursing students Monica Rieff, left, and Diane Davis discuss resident care at Heartland Continuing Care Center Wednesday. In a long-standing partnership, Heartland and CCC work together to have nursing students work at the nursing home as part of their clinical rotations. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico […]

Three Muleshoe residents arrested in drug bust

CNJ staff Three Muleshoe residents were arrested during a joint drug task force operation conducted by area law enforcement. Josh Hernandez, 26, Felicia Nieto, 23, and Christian Olivares, 45, were arrested Friday, charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine and methamphetamine and with possession of marijuana. They are in the custody of Texas authorities, […]

Hank Baskett accomplished on, off field

Freedom New Mexico Thousands of residents across eastern New Mexico — even some non-football fans — will pay close attention to today’s Super Bowl game. That’s because we’re hoping to see one of our own do well. Hank Baskett III will be living the childhood dream of many boys when he becomes the first Clovis […]

Portales residents face drug charges

CNJ staff Two Portales residents are facing felony drug charges. Tuesday, Daisy Ornelas, 23, was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine, a second-degree felony, after officers from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, Portales Police Department and Curry County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in the 1400 block of South Avenue E, according to a […]

Bill would offer more online access to Legislature

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican Residents who want to know more about state government’s pocketbook, its power players and public meetings would have an easier time accessing information online under a series of measures introduced so far this session. Ideas advancing their way through the process include expanding webcasting in the House […]

Residents of all ages contributing to Haiti aid

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Residents of Portales, Clovis and Muleshoe of all ages are rallying to help earthquake victims in Haiti. Starting today, the Associated Students Activities Board at Eastern New Mexico University is sponsoring a week-long fundraiser on campus. “We’re really just asking for monetary donations,” said Amber Dorado, social issues coordinator. […]

Ticket feature: Taco Box dancing light show draws residents

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The lights decorating the Taco Box on 21st Street dance in time with music on FM station 88.5. The show runs every 30 minutes between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly. Freedom New Mexico Area residents don’t need to travel far to see a dancing light show or hear the […]

Residents cautioned to take steps against holiday burglary

CNJ staff Clovis police are cautioning residents to take extra care during the holidays to avoid becoming a victim of burglary and theft. Criminals target unlocked vehicles and homes in search of unsecured valuables, according to a press release. Gifts, firearms, wallets and purses are often stolen, particularly when they are left in vehicles parked […]

Emergency services prepared to warn residents of weather danger

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Many residents of Clovis and Portales will have their eyes peeled on the weather, either through looking at the conditions directly or through updates via various media, as a cold front moves through Eastern New Mexico on Tuesday. That’s also true for Curry and Roosevelt County emergency management personnel, […]