Break in the weather

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Austin Ware (82) and Zeke Wheeler (24) were among several Clovis High defenders involved in this play in a game last season against Hobbs at Leon Williams Stadium. CNJ file photo By Dave Wagner They’re all young, of course, but that doesn’t mean Clovis High’s representatives on the South squad in tonight’s 60th version of […]

Conservation critical

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Jimmy Dominguez, greens superintendent for the Clovis Municipal Golf Course, hand waters a green Thursday at the course. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Jack King If Clovis residents don’t voluntarily reduce water consumption, they could face a water emergency in a week, city officials said Thursday at a press conference. New Mexico-American Water officials announced […]

Drought aggravates area water problems

By Gary Mitchell Clovis’ water supplier has asked residents to stop watering their lawns for a few days, but company officials insist the request does not signal major water shortages in the near future. New Mexico-American Water Co. officials said during a Thursday press conference that the shortage is temporary and due to an unusually […]

Car wash living with conservation measures

By Darrell Todd Maurina Requests to restrict water use in Clovis won’t be a major burden to at least one car wash, according to Washpointe owner and manager Eric Wuest. “It may affect us some, but we already recycle our water,” Wuest said. “It’s not like it all goes down the drain.” Wuest showed a […]

Water Q&A

Here are some thoughts of randomly selected Clovis residents regarding the Clovis water supply problem who were shopping Thursday evening at the North Plains Mall: “This is okay if it’s fair for everybody. The city waters what it wants and so do the golf courses. If they’re going to cut somebody like myself, make it […]

Angels on my shoulder

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Jerry Banister conducts workshops designed to teach participants how to tap into the divine wisdom of angels By Gary Mitchell Jerry Banister said he has been aware of his angels since he was 10 years old. Now, as an adult, Banister travels throughout the country, conducting workshops designed to teach participants how to tap into […]

Technology helps out ancient profession

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Buddy Jorde, 14, bags potatos for John Jay Ball at the Portales Farmer’s Market on Thursday. The Jorde family, which includes Sheri (left) and Jessica, is using the Internet to save money on shipping crops. Photo by Kevin Wilson. By Mike Linn While many use the Internet as an electronic maze of MP3 piracy and […]

Volunteers sought for education campaign

Ken De Los Santos is looking for volunteers to help staff a booth at the upcoming Curry County Fair. As Emergency Management Director for Curry County and the City of Clovis, De Los Santos said the Local Emergency Planning Commission has decided this year to offer pamphlets and other brochures that will help educate local […]

Police Blotter 8/1

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Clovis police met Monday morning with a business owner who had a surveillance tape of her employees taking cash for purchases, putting the money beside the cash register, but not putting it in the register. The owner estimated a total loss of […]

Public Record 8/1

Compiled from court records from July 17 through July 30: Marriage Licenses – John Brian Toney, 20, to Yvonne Marie Ramirez, 18, both of Clovis. – Carl Daniel Patton, 23, to Stacee Nicole Riley, 18, both of Clovis. – Andrew Wayne Harmon, 23, to Mercedes Patricia Garcia, 22, both of Clovis. – Christopher David Cromer, […]

Faith on two wheels

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Faith Riders Richard Gomez Jr. (left), Geri Gomez, Richard Gomez and Bruce DeFoor will be leaving Clovis at 5 a.m. Saturday to travel to Sturgis, S.D., to share their faith. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell When you’re a Faith Rider, you can handle powerful machines, the open road — just about anything. Except […]

Clovis church to host state convocation

By Gary Mitchell Several hundred pastors, church leaders and worshipers from across the state will gather in Clovis this week for the New Mexico Churches of God in Christ annual Holy Convocation. The convocation scheduled from Monday through Saturday will be hosted by First Church of God in Christ, 3400 Vinton St. The public is […]

Time for a refresher on the Golden Rule

By Judy Brandon Several months back, I had an appointment in town. I arrived about 30 minutes ahead of time really hoping to get in a bit early. The waiting room was not that large, but there were about 10 chairs. After signing in at the desk, I turned to find a chair and saw […]

the death of prayer virgil

by amos Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. Of late, tragedy has struck the church pew underworld. It is an event that forebodes serious implications for future prayer meetings. Amos describes the situation in this week’s column: there is a sadness […]

Texico’s Loera set for game

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS Three area players will get a chance today to add another win to state-championship high school careers. Dora graduates Matt Carpenter and Chris Rolston, along with Adrian Loera of Texico, are set to represent the South in the 25th annual Class 1A/2A North-South All-Star Game. The game is set for a 6 p.m. […]

Eastdale takes crown

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Clovis American’s Adrian Loya lays down a bunt attempt during Wednesday’s state 9-10 Little League tournament championship game against Albuquerque Eastdale North at Dickenson Field. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Albuquerque Eastdale North erupted for eight runs in the bottom of the third Wednesday night, breaking open a close game en route to […]

Monson receives one more chance

By Dave Wagner Stephen Monson figured his basketball career was over when Clovis High’s season ended in early March. Not so. Monson will get one more chance to play competitively when he joins CHS teammate Derond Jackson as members of the South squad in the 57th annual New Mexico High School Coaches Association Class 4A-5A […]

Residents urged to limit water use

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New Mexico-American Water Co. is asking residents to cut back on watering their lawns and other outdoor water use. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Jack King Clovis’ water supplier is asking residents not to water their lawns or wash their cars for two days and to reduce water use through August. Water storage tanks in […]

July blanked in precip so far

CNJ Staff Clovis recorded its wettest June in four decades last month. Late Wednesday, it was a few hours from potentially recording its first dry July in almost a century of record keeping. National Weather Service officials said the city has not recorded any measurable precipitation since June 29. NWS records show the city has […]

City backs off on sprinkler use

By Jack King Because water storage tanks that serve the city are low, the city of Clovis has suspended the use of sprinkler systems in all city parks and the municipal golf course, Assistant City Manager Joe Thomas said Wednesday. Use of the sprinkler systems will be suspended until further notice, although the city does […]