Fire destroys sorghum, hay on ranch east of Portales

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune A fire, which broke out on a ranch east of Portales, claimed more than $1 million in sorghum and hay Thursday afternoon. Wes Fraze, son-in-law of the ranch owner said some corn may have also been threatened. Fire destroyed an estimated $800,000 worth of ground hay and sorghum this afternoon on […]

Local social worker honored by CYFD

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wlison Sheila Smith, a social worker at the Children, Youth and Families Department, takes a call in her office Monday. On Wednesday Smith will receive the Rose Praisner Award from the National Association of Social Workers New Mexico Chapter in Albuquerque for 22 years of service. Benna Sayyed Sheila Smith was […]

Official: Average wage not indication of what average worker earns

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CNJ graphic: Sharna Johnson Sharna Johnson According to the state, the average weekly wage in Curry County for private industry employees was $551 in 2010, but those who work closely with local wage information say it’s not an indication of what the average person in the area earns. An employee making the average wage would […]

Air Force veteran receives CHS diploma

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Korean War veteran Troy Howard, right, received Clovis High School diplomas for himself and his brother Saturday during commencement wearing his Air Force uniform from the 1950s. Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Terry Myers, left, said it was an honor to recognize the Howard twins. Liliana Castillo After 54 years, being […]

Police blotter — Aug. 1

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 9 a.m. July 14 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence to be there while a social worker took a child into custody. The worker told the officer a judge had issued an order three days prior, giving the state custody […]

Former EPCOG worker gets 10 years for embezzling

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Lori Howard looks toward her crying daughters as she is handcuffed Wednesday morning in district court. Howard was sentence to 10 years in prison for embezzling money intended for tornado victims. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Calling Lori Howard a “crook,” District Judge Teddy Hartley sentenced the 40-year-old former […]

Day at poll station good for laughs

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist I served as a poll worker on last year’s election day and again last week. Last year, of course, we were voting for president and a bunch of other offices and initiatives. Last week was strictly local. We had to be at the polling place at 6 a.m. to get […]

Singer’s courage inspiring

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist I have a new hero. Her name is Susan Boyle and I love her. Even worse, like a middle school girl enamored with her idol, I want to be just like Susan Boyle, maybe with a different haircut or plucked eyebrows, but nonetheless I emulate her fearlessness, strength and confidence. […]

May 29, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. May 20 an officer responded to a call of found property in an alley near the 600 block of Dawn Loop. A city sanitation worker said he found a loaded revolver inside a grocery bag under a pile of […]

TB tests ongoing for Clovis residents

CNJ staff State health department officials said Tuesday roughly half of the 80 Clovis residents who were potentially exposed to tuberculosis through an infected health care worker have been screened with no positive tests. Officials announced April 16 that approximately 250 Clovis and Albuquerque residents were potentially exposed after a health worker was diagnosed with […]