Oct. 31, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7 a.m. Oct. 23 an officer responded to a business in the 3000 block of Mabry Drive for a larceny report. A manager said when he arrived at work he discovered a customer’s vehicle sitting on the ground with its tires […]

KTQM hosts candidate forum

CNJ Staff Local radio station KTQM is hosting a forum for local primary candidates from 6-8 p.m. tonight. Station Manager Bob Coker said listeners’ questions will be posed to the candidates on the air by Grant McGee, who will act as moderator. Coker said state and county candidates have been invited, and several have said […]

County manager reviewing detention center administrator applicants

CNJ file photo County Manager Lance Pyle said he is in the process of reviewing applications for the position of detention center administrator and will begin checking references soon. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The county has received more than a dozen applications for the position of detention center administrator from around the country. […]

Commissioners decline to pursue rehabilitation program

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Following Tuesday’s meeting, officials toured the Special Events Center. Construction on the Special Events Center is about 98 percent complete with more than $31,000 left in contingency, Construction Project Supervisor Randy Kamradt said. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners agreed Tuesday not to pursue a contract with […]

Sept. 21, 2008 Anniversaries

Martin George and Benita Martin of Clovis celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 29, 2008, at the Red Lobster restaurant in Clovis. Their children and grandchildren hosted a celebratory luncheon. The couple was married Aug. 29, 1948, in Hazelton, Kan. They have two children, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is a retired roadmaster […]

Sept. 18, 2008 Education Digest

Energy manager recognized for energy saving measures Clovis Municipal Schools District Energy Manager Mike Thomson was honored Wednesday as the 2008 Energy Manager of the Year Award. The award was given the New Mexico Association of Energy Engineers. Joel Shirley of CMS said that Thomson has saved the district $880,000 in energy costs over the […]

Colorado police commander new Clovis police chief

Courtesy photo Steve Sanders, of Northglenn Colo., will assume the duties of Clovis police chief Oct. 13. CNJ staff Steve Sanders of Northglenn, Colo., was hired Monday as Clovis police chief, according to the city manager’s office. He will assume the duties of chief Oct. 13. Sanders, 47, a commander with the Northglenn Police Department, […]

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 […]

Jail administrator position open for applicants

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer County Manager Lance Pyle said the position of Curry County Adult Detention Center administrator would be opened for applicants Wednesday. Pyle said he has also appointed Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith Bessette as interim assistant administrator. Pyle said he decided to post the position because, “it’s in the best […]

County manager: Jail changes in works

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Pod 1 at the Curry County Detention Center was emptied and closed following the escape of eight inmates on Sunday evening. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said he plans to reveal an action plan for the adult detention center next week after he evaluates […]

Aug. 28, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 11 a.m. Aug. 18 an officer responded to a hotel in the 4000 block of Prince for a theft report. The manager told the officer a female guest had left without checking out and had taken several items from her room […]

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. […]

Golf course manager: Olympics just another race

Courtesy photo Rex Maddaford of Tucumcari competed in distance running events during the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico is doing a series of stories on Olympians with ties to eastern New Mexico.

Dodgers’ executive has Portales ties

Jill Bukowski e-mails to report a former Portales High School student is working for the Los Angeles Dodgers as assistant general manager of scouting. Here’s a bio on Logan White, from a Dodgers’ Web site: http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/la/community/executives/white.html Google searches reveal White’s first draft selection as a scouting director was Dodgers’ first baseman James Loney, who today […]

Pizza Hut robbed

Finance manager says Curry County fiscally sound

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Finance Manager Mark Lansford told county commissioners Friday the county is in good financial shape. The told the commission the county has built up its cash reserves to $5.7 million in the last three years, which consists of $3.3 million in surplus and $2.4 million — a […]

State Little League capsules

CNJ staff Zia 13-14-year oldsManager: Charlton GuthalsState meet: At Los AlamosFirst game in double-elimination tournament: 10 a.m. Saturday vs. District 6 winner. If win, play at 10 a.m. Sunday; if lose, play at 6 p.m. Sunday.District 3 results: W American 13-12; W Roosevelt County 6-5; W American 17-14.Probable first-game pitcher: Michael Cordova, Matthew Mascarenas or […]

Airport runway to undergo improvements

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Airport learned some welcome news, Airport Manager Steve Summers reported at Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting. Summers said he was notified recently by the Federal Aviation Administration additional funding was available for runway improvements at the airport. A mill overlay project will start Monday on the airport’s […]

July 4, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 a.m. June 25 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of Main Street for an embezzlement report. A manager said it had discovered an employee responsible for making daily bank deposits had taken more than $6,000. The […]