Judicial complex: What they’re saying

Staff writer Sharna Johnson conducted brief exit interviews with Curry County voters on Tuesday. Here’s what they said about the proposed judicial complex:

Pet licensing law kicks in next week

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Animal Shelter Supervisor Louisa Maestas tries to put away two Chihuahuas Monday at the Clovis Animal Shelter. The city of Clovis will start licensing pets next week. Sharna Johnson Beginning Monday, Fido needs a license to live in Clovis. A new city ordinance requires residents to license their dogs […]

Letters to the editor: Census purpose misunderstood

The 10-year Enumeration (Census) as required by Article 1 of the Constitution and changed by the 14th Amendment, is frequently misrepresented. For instance, Sharna Johnson’s article “Yes, You Count” (March 13 CNJ) is a good read and well intended; however, it directs the focus of the 2010 Census on securing federal funds while ignoring the […]

Read their lips: There is no state money

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Rep. Dennis Roch, of Tucumcari, brought comic relief to an otherwise somber legislative breakfast in Clovis Wednesday morning. Legislators told attendees there is no money in state coffers for local projects. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer There is no money. The message was plain and simple Wednesday morning as […]

Police: Hittson beaten to death with rock

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A witness described seeing his coworker beat a 51-year-old Tucumcari truck driver to death with a rock in the early morning hours Thursday after the two had an argument. Brandon Barela, 24, is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on a $500,000 bond on an open […]

Commission approves storage building, flooring for events center

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File photo Renovations at the jail include motion sensors in mechanical rooms, new ceilings in the laundry, kitchen, visitation areas and annex, upgrades to controls and a new control station. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer County commissioners approved more than $280,000 in bids for the Special Events Center and $500,000 for improvements at the […]

Proposed algae plant to create 100 jobs

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Portales will become home to an algae farm that produces biofuel and an estimated 100 new jobs for the region if the U.S. Senate passes a proposed budget bill. Nearly $1 million in funding for the project is included in the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Bill expected to […]

Kids learn how not to get burned

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis firefighter Sheryl Chavez answers questions from Kendra Aucutt’s kindergarten class at Zia Elementary School after a presentation from the fire department about fire safety. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Their hands clasped, two little girls skipped and twirled beside their classmates chanting, “Stop-drop-and-roll,” while their teacher Kendra Aucutt […]

Pet place always open

Pet lover Sharna Johnson reports you can search for critter friends 24/7.

Just a bun, please

After a lifetime of “eating the bun,” Sharna Johnson offers her FAQ with answers for those who don’t understand.