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Articles from the June 30, 2012 edition

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Police blotter - July 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday 12:22 a.m.: Caller advised her teen daughter was refusing to come home and would like an officer to bring her home, 800 block of Rencher Street. 3:03 a.m.: Caller reported their work...

 

Their view: Health Impact Assessment costly to schools

Michael A. Resnick, the National School Boards Association associate executive director for public policy and federal advocacy, comments on the Health Impact Assessment on competitive food standards released June 26 by the Pew Charitable Trusts and... Full story

 

Editorial: Drivers' education adapting to today's problems

The older people get, the more they come to appreciate the need to adapt. If you're someone born during the baby boom years after World War II, chances are you know that better than most. You remember the days before color TV, remote controls, cable...

 

Officials put fireworks ban in place

When it comes to the Fourth of July, things that go bang and provide sharp flashes of light are the norm. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Another dry summer has firework sellers and purchasers dealing... Full story

 

Column: Homeless people all have a story

While recently in Waco, Texas, I met Chuck Rose, a 55-year-old homeless man. Despite an accounting degree from Northern Illinois University, he worked as an auto mechanic. At 21, he married high school sweetheart Melody — a future OBGYN doctor.... Full story

 

Editorial: Incompetency root of jail's ongoing mess

Two Curry County commissioners want to ask voters — again — for money to build a new jail. The question would appear on November's general election ballot. If any other souls on Earth thought that was a good idea, their unreal expectations...

 

County to hire community development director

A new director for Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation director is about to become reality, according to RCCDC board chairman Randy Knudson. Previous director Greg Fisher resigned in February. Knudson said the board has narrowed...

 

Police blotter: July 1

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 9:04 a.m.: Caller reported a stray dog running loose, Brazos and Larado. 9:10 a.m.: Caller has a cat in a trap, 1100 block of North Austin. 9:46 a.m.: Caller reported a vehicle accident with...

 

Health care providers talk about act's impact

Affordable Care Act or not, Roosevelt General Hospital and Plains Regional Medical Center officials say they already serve the uninsured and underprivileged in Roosevelt and Curry counties. If President Barack Obama's health care bill were to be... Full story

 

Schools work to improve student success

Tutoring and other supportive services are just a few improvements being made at Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University as officials work towards improving areas of student success. File photo Eastern New Mexico University and...

 

Colleges taking steps to improve academic success

Tutoring and other supportive services are just a few improvements being made at Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University as officials work towards improving areas of student success. A recent report from the Institute for a...

 

Municipal makeover

Throughout the hot days, and sometimes into the late nights, construction is ongoing for Clovis Municipal Schools. By the time July 2014 rolls around, current projects will have been finished with a p...

 

Area hospitals: Bill won't change who they serve

Affordable Care Act or not, Roosevelt General Hospital and Plains Regional Medical Center officials say they already serve the uninsured and underprivileged in Roosevelt and Curry counties. If President Barack Obama's health care bill were to be...

 

Community band holding summer concert

While the "Clovis sound" is a phrase often thrown out to remind Clovis Music Festival attendees of the sounds of Buddy Holly, the Fireballs and the Crickets, it could just as much be applied to the tunes that play on a warm summer night every year... Full story

 

Holiday closings

The following businesses, schools and government agencies will be closed Wednesday for Independence Day: American Heritage Bank Bank of America Bank of Clovis Cannon Federal Credit Union Citizens Bank James Polk Stone Community Bank New Mexico Bank...

 

My turn: Homeless all have story to tell

While recently in Waco, Texas, I met Chuck Rose, a 55-year-old homeless man. Despite an accounting degree from Northern Illinois University, he worked as an auto mechanic. At 21, he married high school sweetheart Melody — a future OBGYN doctor.... Full story

 

Road construction this week

Area road construction and closure information for this week: City of Clovis K. Barnett and Sons continues to have cones in place for striping Llano Estacado Boulevard, between Prince and Norris streets between Lowe's Home Improvement and the...

 

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