Child Sense: Tips for making a trip to the beach enjoyable for your child

Priscilla J. Dunstan Summer is often associated with going to the beach, and having fun with your children in the sun, surf and sand. Understanding your child’s sensory needs will make the experience even more enjoyable. The tactile child will take great delight in playing in the openness of the beach. As soon as their […]

Fireworks choreographer shares tricks of trade

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File photo Flight of Red Comets – To Red, White, Blue Peony Liliana Castillo Gary Caimano with Western Fireworks has choreographed the Smoke on the Water show in Clovis for more than a decade. Caimano said because Smoke on the Water show is choreographed to music, he feels he works with a cast of characters […]

Water woes ongoing legacy

We’ve all been reminded this summer that we live in a very arid climate where water is a precious commodity. Watching my lawn toast in the sun this year has been hard. Now that we’ve hit mandatory watering restrictions and even emergency orders not to water lawns or wash cars, I’ve begun picturing, in my […]

Clovis man picked for state commission

The governor has appointed a Curry County man to serve on the state Water Quality Control Commission. Orville “Hoyt” Pattison is one of two appointed around the state. He served as a state representative from 1963 to 1984, is the president and CEO of O.H. Pattison Engineering; the president and organizer of Clean Funnel Inc.; […]

Large water leak fixed in Portales system

Water storage levels in Portales have risen 4 feet since a large leak was discovered and stopped, and three more city wells are expected to go online within the next two weeks, the city manager has said. Portales City Manager Tom Howell made the remarks during an emergency city council meeting Friday morning at City […]

South Clovis residents may get water help

Sharna Johnson The scope of water issues in South Clovis is more far-reaching than Curry County officials anticipated, based on a meeting held to identify problems. Tuesday night, the county held a meeting at Lockwood Elementary School to talk with residents and get a feel for how many people are experiencing water shortages. Residents south […]

Portales officials: Water demand led to restrictions

Argen Duncan City officials have reiterated that they can’t ban firework sales or use, and said water demand exceeding supply has led to the recent water restrictions. The statements came at a town hall meeting on questions and concerns about fireworks and water Tuesday in the Memorial Building. Officials and citizens have expressed concerns about […]

Residents hope for support at water meeting

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Rosemary Metcalf picks up a young alpaca Tuesday to place back under the shade with the rest of the herd. Metcalf chose alpacas because they didn’t require as much water as other animals, but her well is having problems despite conservation efforts. Sharna Johnson Residents of south Clovis are hoping […]

Hearing to discuss water shortages being held

CNJ staff A hearing is being held 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the multi-purpose room of Lockwood Elementary School to discuss the possibility of using emergency funds from a Community Development Block Grant to address water shortages in south Curry County. The county is eligible to apply for up to $500,000 for activities that benefit low […]

Dogs strut stuff at agility trials

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Teresa Jansen of Shallowater, Texas, runs the course with her miniature Schnauzer Radar during Saturday’s American Kennel Club Stars and Stripes Agility Trial at the Curry County Events Center. Kevin Wilson After spending the last few weekends on big rodeos, the Curry County Events Center has gone decidedly smaller this […]