Our People: Taking care of business

l88xsh-l88xnm95ourpeople1.jpg

Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Lynell Skarda was born in Clovis and worked as a bellhop at the Hotel Clovis while it was operational. Lynell Skarda is the oldest practicing lawyer in New Mexico. At 95 years old, he works at his family’s bank, the Citizens Bank of Clovis. His father started Farmer State Bank […]

‘Whatever works’ isn’t working

Some may remember during the debate about federal government bailouts and stimuli the Obama regime made it clear that no ideology will be allowed to sway the administration. What is important, the president said, is that the government stick to a pragmatic policy — a policy of expediency, one concerned with what works, not with […]

ENMU’s Poku nominated for ‘Good Works’ team

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior wide receiver Jesse Poku has been nominated for the 2010 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works team, based on performance on the field and community contributions off it. Poku, from Murphy, Texas, was among the leaders in receptions and yards receiving in NCAA Division II […]

Flooding closes section of 14th Street

l59dfo-l59dey7914thstreetcloseflood.jpg

The city of Clovis Public Works Department closed 14th Street between North Edwards and North Hull on Thursday because of flooding from Chavez Lake, according to public works director Clint Bunch. Barring any major rainfall, Burch anticipates the road will reopen in a day or two.

Overpass, 21st Street improvements on public works agenda

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Committee merging, updates on the Hull Street Overpass and improvements to 21st Street during Wednesday’s Public Works Committee meeting. Also the agenda for the 8:30 a.m. meeting at City Hall includes a request to present comments on the city’s trial program with polycarts for sanitation instead of dumpsters. The […]

Press release: Public Works to close section of Kimberly Wednesday

Notice PSA

New flood map unveiled

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis unveiled a new and smaller flood hazard map, the next step in what could mean lower insurance rates for some homeowners. The map presented Wednesday at a public works committee meeting will be submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for final consideration. The city participates in FEMA’s […]

Family works to send movies to airmen

kzrfuv-319movielady1.gif

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Landall Goolsby picks copies of “500 Days of Summer” of the shelves of his movie store Landall’s Box Office to send to airmen overseas. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Goolsbys sent 1,600 movies to airmen overseas last year and their goal is to break that record. Landall Goolsby […]

Meetings watch: City public works

The Clovis Public Works Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the City Hall assembly room. Agenda items include: • Roadway prioritization. City Engineer Justin Howalt said at a previous city commission meeting that 14 roadways needing improvements will be prioritized in preparation for seeking money to complete the projects. • Discussion of access management. • […]

First person: Dispatcher works ’round the clock

kvjl8s-1stcarolynaragon.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Carolyn Aragon of Clovis said she likes working as a dispatcher because every day is different. Carolyn Aragon of Clovis has a degree in computer science but the thought of working with computers bores her. She’s chosen to work as a dispatcher for the past 15 years. After working as […]