Fire near Special Events Center

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis firefighters Tyler Adams, left, and Dustin Oliver extinguish an old underground fuel tank that caught fire Friday morning near the Curry County Special Events Center. The fire started while the tank was being cut into pieces for removal. CNJ staff An old underground fuel tank near the Curry County […]

Pore space bill could define ownership of underground pockets

By Staci Matlock: The New Mexican Jack Chatfield has an easy-going drawl, a rancher’s calloused bear grip of handshake and he’s got an eye toward a new source of revenue. The Mosquero man has been at the Roundhouse frequently in the last few weeks promoting pore space ownership – an idea catching on in the […]

Education Feature: Patchwork project

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Patricia Thompson, 56, holds a quilt she made for a teaching class at Wayland Baptist University. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Patricia Thompson’s fascination with quilt making and the underground slave railroad earned her an A in her last class. Her quilt has also given her an opportunity to […]

10/9 Local Briefs

Clovis man extradited from California A Clovis man charged with first-degree murder was extradited Friday from a Los Angeles jail to Curry County Adult Detention Center, according to the district attorney’s office. William Riley, 33, faces a jury trial Dec. 19 to 23 in connection with the death of Roshawn Pitts, 20, according to District […]

Underground water supplies protected

CNJ staff Curry County’s underground water basin boundary has been extended. That means more paperwork for those who want to drill water or build a well, said director of the New Mexico Water Resource Allocation Program John Romero. State Engineer John D’Antonio declared administration rights over six new underground water basins and extended the boundaries […]