Weekly update — Dec. 5

Dirt work starts this week on runway A few years down the road, a visit to the Clovis Municipal Airport could bring a body scan or patdown. City Manager Joe Thomas said the city is looking for airlines that could possibly serve Clovis to either Denver International Airport or Dallas/Forth Worth. “If we do that,” [...]

English couple cycling through Clovis, Portales to promote charity

CNJ staff Two English Rotarians cycling 10,000 miles to raise awareness about disaster relief charity Shelter Box are expected in Clovis and Portales, according to a press release. Huw and Carolyn Thomas of Cornwall, UK, riding in tandem with a green Shelter Box in tow, are traveling across Canada, the U.S. to Florida then to [...]

Potter Park pool reopens

Potter Pool reopened Tuesday after vandalism Friday prompted the city to close it for cleaning. Sometime Friday night, vandals got through a door mistakenly left unlocked, according to a police report released Tuesday. The suspects took a fire extinguisher from the office wall and sprayed it into the pool, the report said. The damage was [...]

CHS to host semipro football exhibition

By Dave Wagner Anybody needing a summer football fix can get it tonight at Leon Williams Stadium. Clovis High is hosting an exhibition semipro game between the Rio Rancho-based New Mexico Crush and the Lubbock-based West Texas Outlaws, scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. start. Admission is free to elementary school children, senior citizens and military [...]

Two hurt in Hotel Clovis fall

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders at a press conference Wednesday about an accident at Hotel Clovis injuring Building Inspector Pete Wilt and John Smith of Portales. Both men fell 20 feet down an elevator shaft Tuesday morning and remain hospitalized. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Police revealed few details [...]

Mayor on political e-mail: ‘I won’t do that again’

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Gayla Brumfield said it never occurred to her that asking city officials to forward an e-mail invitation to a political candidate’s fundraising dinner was inappropriate. “I didn’t know that I couldn’t do that. I guess it’s in the personnel policy,” Clovis’ mayor said Tuesday afternoon. “I sent it out. [...]

Supreme Court correct to limit car searches

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Supreme Court, ruling last week in Arizona v. Gant, limited the circumstances under which police may search a car after arresting the driver. The decision, by an unusual majority consisting of Justices Stevens, Ginsburg, Souter, Scalia and Thomas, is a welcome reversal of a recent trend in court decisions that [...]

Tight donations stalls civic center statue

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A proposed life-sized bronze statue of a horse for the Clovis Civic Center is on hold because money has been tight. City Manager Joe Thomas said Monday that Tatum artist Curtis Fort wanted to donate the statue for the city’s civic center. Thomas said the statue would cost between [...]

Assessment suggests replacement of Hull Street overpass

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City Manager Joe Thomas said Wednesday a preliminary assessment recommends replacing the Hull Street overpass over rebuilding it. Thomas updated members of the Public Works Committee on the Hull Street overpass during its regular Wednesday meeting. Thomas said early cost estimates for replacing the structure range between $7 million [...]

Sept. 14, 2008 Cops and Courts

Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas hopes to name a police chief early this week. Thomas said Friday he had conducted face-to-face interviews with three finalists for the position and could have a decision as early as Monday. The selected candidate will be announced as soon as the position is offered and accepted, he said. Thomas [...]