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 […]

Police chief finalists down to three

CNJ staff The list of police chief finalists is down to three, City Manager Joe Thomas said on Friday. Face-to-face interviews will be conducted Monday with Interim Police Chief Michael Ingram of Clovis and Steven Sanders of Northglenn, Colo., Thomas said. Jan Cary, of Titusville, Fla., will be interviewed Friday, he said. Thomas said a […]

Construction on Prince Street begins

CNJ staff Construction began on Prince Street Tuesday, and City Manager Joe Thomas said his office hasn’t received any complaints about the early work. The project, handled by K. Barnett and Sons of Clovis, is to re-pave roads on Prince Street from 21st Street to Llano Estacado to install drainage and add sidewalks compliant with […]

City manager: Hull Street issue won’t be resolved quickly

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Things are moving slowly on fixing the Hull Street overpass, City Manager Joe Thomas said, but he said at least things are moving in the right direction. Thomas and Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield led the discussion during Thursday’s City Commission meeting, nearly one week removed from a meeting about […]

Prince Street repaving to begin Monday

CNJ staff City Manager Joe Thomas said Wednesday the repaving project for Prince Street will start Monday. The project on Prince Street from 21st Street to Llano Estacado includes repaving and drainage work and restructuring sidewalks to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act Thomas said the $3 million project will take about 120 days. […]

Police chief candidates narrowed to eight

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer The field of applicants vying for the position of Clovis Police Chief has narrowed from 29 to eight, according to City Manager Joe Thomas. Interviews are being scheduled, he said. Six of the candidates hail from communities across the country while two are New Mexico residents, including Clovis interim […]

Planned task force devoted to animal control

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Plans to establish an animal control task force will be on the agenda at the June 5 City Commission meeting. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis plans to establish a task force to develop strategies to deal with animal control, City Manager Joe Thomas said. Formation […]

Peeved at the pump

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Freedom New Mexico photo illustration: Liliana Castillo With gas prices around $3.75 a gallon, citizens are finding ways to cut back on driving. By Liliana Castillo and Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico For Thomas Harrington II, gasoline was too expensive in 1983 when it hit a dollar a gallon. Harrington said he has ridden a […]

Building plans put on hold

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The city might have to wait until the next legislative session before it receives funding to start any work on a $5.2 million emergency operations facility. City Manager Joe Thomas told members of the 400 Mitchell Street Task Force that the $350,000 capital outlay request approved in the legislative […]

City candidates swearing in

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City Manager Joe Thomas introduces the newly elected city commissioners and mayor during a swearing-in ceremony Monday at the Bert Cabiness Government Center. “This is a group of people I am truly looking forward to working with,” Thomas told the more than 75 people who attended the ceremony.

Broken home, unbroken spirit

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Jim and Iris Blevins live in a fifth-wheel behind their home on South Prince Street as a result of the March 23 tornado that ripped through their home. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer On the 2100 block of South Prince Street lay a tan house surrounded by a tunnel […]

Dec. 27, 1928

D.L. Lancaster, Thomas Brown, T.L. Wilson and I.C. Johnson announced their candidacy for city commissioners. … The Woman’s Benefit Association donated a “merry whirl” to the city park. … The Clovis News reported that public interest was growing in a bond election to build a city hall at East Fourth Street that would house the […]

Officials consider repair of Hull Street bridge

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City officials are looking into a more permanent solution for the Hull Street bridge. Public Works Committee members discussed Wednesday a plan of action to repair the bridge, which was built in the late 1950s. Members also agreed to recommend to the City Commission the extension of Axtell Road […]

Dec. 14, 2007 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Dec. 6 through Wednesday: Todd Casey Gilbert, 21, to Jennifer Jenee Johnson, 23, both of Clovis Juan Jose Hernandez, 18, to Maribel Bravo, 17, both of Clovis Chyee Lewis Rodriguez, 26, to Delia Rose Deanda, 28, both of Clovis Leroy Anthony Salinas, 23, to Mireya […]

Letters to the Editor: Gas price disparities disheartening

I know you hear a lot of complaining about fuel prices in the Clovis area, but I would like to add another. We made a trip to Ruidoso last weekend and for the first time in my memory gas in Ruidoso was less than in Clovis. We filled up in Roswell for $2.73 9/10 per […]

City manager’s mistake doesn’t warrant firing

By Freedom New Mexico Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas made a mistake. He admitted it. It cannot happen again. But we agree with Clovis city commissioners who determined Thursday that Thomas’ arrest and subsequent guilty plea for carrying an open container of beer in his vehicle should not cost Thomas his job. Thomas was arrested […]

Mayor: City Commission supports Thomas

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis city commissioners took no action Thursday following an executive session called to discuss the status of City Manager Joe Thomas. Mayor David Lansford did issue a written statement, which he said expressed the Commission’s full support for Thomas. “We are confident with (Thomas’) leadership and consider the circumstances […]

Local Roundup: Thomas’ status to be discussed

CNJ staff Clovis city commissioners will go into an executive session in today’s meeting to discuss personnel matters regarding City Manager Joe Thomas, Mayor David Lansford said. The meeting is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lansford said the Commission will discuss Thomas’ status as city manager, but […]

Thomas pleads guilty to open container violation

CNJ staff Clovis’ City Manager Joe Thomas has pleaded guilty to an open container violation and prosecutors have dropped a more serious charge of driving under the influence, court records show. District Attorney Ronald Reeves was not available Thursday to comment on why the state dropped the DUI allegation, a staff member from Reeves’ office […]

Thomas may not face DUI charge

CNJ Staff Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas may face only a misdemeanor open-container charge following his Aug. 3 arrest in Quay County. “It’s my understanding that will be the case,” Clovis Mayor David Lansford said Wednesday night. State Police Lt. Rick Anglada said prosecutors told one of his colleagues more serious allegations of driving under […]