Texico institutes water conservation measures

CNJ staff The city of Texico has initiated water conservation measures. Watering of lawns and landscape is not allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and a car may only be washed if a bucket or shut-off hose is used. Residents with odd-numbered addresses may water outside on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Residents with even-numbered […]

Border security complicated by legal process

Freedom New Mexico Many see border security as a simple issue: just stop people from coming across, and let those who try to come illegally suffer the consequences. The fatal shooting of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent, however, shows the deceptive complexities underlying the issue. Sergio Adrian Hernandez, described as 15 […]

Variety of trees can survive and thrive in New Mexico

For more than 100 years, residents of New Mexico’s eastern plains have been planting trees and shrubs to improve living conditions and protect property from climatic extremes. Early settlers brought seedlings with them or dug seedlings from other locations to plant around their homesites. Today, many trees are bought from mail order catalogs and online […]

Press release: Curry County Road Department operations

The Curry County Road Department has temporarily closed CR C from CR 16 to 17, due to heavy wash out conditions from severe weather. It is scheduled for the repair June 14, 2010 and June 15, 2010. The road will continue to be closed during this operation. Area residents are urged to seek an alternate […]

Storm knocks out power for about 3,500 residents

CNJ staff About 3,500 Clovis customers went without power for roughly two hours after a storm-related outage. Wes Reeves, a spokesman for Xcel Energy, said a transmission line failed at approximately 6:08 p.m. The failure knocked out power for 3,587 customers, and was fixed at 7:55 p.m. “It’s a pretty large outage,” Reeves said. Another […]

Letter to the editor: Residents should give poly-carts chance

Residents should give poly-carts chance While those opposed to poly-carts raise valid points in recent letters to the editor, it’s time someone spoke in defense of our Public Works Department. I was as upset as anyone when we lost our beloved dumpster. Now I see the benefits of the poly-cart. For those who despise the […]

Officials: Change in landfill fees designed to encourage cleanup

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer City residents will be able to take small loads of solid waste to the landfill free of charge under guidelines clarified Wednesday by the Public Works Committee. The change is effective immediately and is designed, in part, to encourage cleanup in the community. The committee decided city residents may […]

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 […]

Portales hosts orientation for Cannon families

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz Chris Harrell, a 4th grade teacher, led the Portales Orientation Day for Cannon airmen and their families March 13. Musical entertainment and free food added to the day that included community leaders briefing the new military arrivals on the opportunities and activities available. By: Airman 1st […]

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.

Portales hosting family event

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event to inform new residents about activities in the city. The event will include information from the city, school system, library, and Eastern New Mexico University. Free food will be served and activities will keep children entertained while residents learn about Portales. The even […]