Grant keeps CATS moving around Clovis

Jack King The Clovis Area Transit System (CATS) will be getting a new administration/customer service facility and some new buses thanks to a $1.6 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration, said CATS director Mary Lou Kemp. Kemp said the city hopes to break ground on the new facility, which will be located on Seventh […]

On-line affairs romance area

Mike Linn When Eastern New Mexico University employee Dan Pilon dropped an e-mail to a woman in China the word “marriage” was as far from his mind as the country where she lived. After all, the 48-year-old Pilon was several months into the Internet dating scene as a member of Americansingles.com. He had exchanged e-mails […]

Internet should be kept free from taxation

Freedom Newspapers There’s good and bad news on the Internet tax front. The good news is that H.R. 49, the Internet Tax Non-Discrimination Act, is moving through Congress. It is the successor to the 1998 Internet Tax Freedom Act, which banned taxes on Internet services until it expires Oct. 31. H.R. 49 passed the House […]

Remodeling presents family challenge

Bob Huber Here at the Consumer Institute (Slogan: We’re working to make your dollar worth a dime) we’re investigating two Roswell women who bought a rundown 16,000-square-foot warehouse, which they planned to remodel into a l6,000-square-foot colorful home that strangely resembles a rundown warehouse. In case you’re wondering, I have an insight into this investigation, […]

Laughter marked life of uncommon lady

David Stevens She enjoyed writing and painting and collecting Indian artifacts. She played the piano, acted as literary agent for family members and loved gardening. She was a beauty queen — Miss Roswell in 1947 — and could have been Miss New Mexico if she hadn’t caught the measles and been eliminated from the competition, […]

Huber, Marilyn

Marilyn L. Huber Services: No services are planned at this time. Marilyn L. Huber, 72, of Portales, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on April 24, 1931, in Roswell, to Alta and Glen Wheeler. She was raised in Roswell and was named Miss Roswell in 1947. She […]

ENMU goes 1-2 in LSC crossover volleyball tournament

CNJ STAFF WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team finished 1-2 in the Lone Star Conference crossover tournament over the weekend after a 30-25, 28-30, 30-22, 30-19 loss on Saturday to Central Oklahoma. The Zias (5-9) opened the event on Friday with a 32-30, 30-28, 30-26 win over Southeastern Oklahoma, then lost […]

Lubbock Christian holds off Bovina charge

CNJ STAFF LUBBOCK — The Bovina Mustangs are glad to be getting a chance to play at home after four consecutive road outings. Bovina won the first three of those games, but fell short despite a spirited comeback Friday night in a 34-28 loss to Lubbock Christian. The Mustangs (3-2) will now play four of […]

Buffaloes win in OT at Logan

CNJ STAFF LOGAN — Junior James Walker scored on 6-yard run on fourth down and added a single-point conversion run as Melrose outlasted Logan 35-34 in overtime Friday night in a six-man clash. Neither team led by more than eight points in the game. The Buffaloes (4-1) were down 28-20 when Jason Runyan sacked Logan’s […]

Hounds dominate Tigers

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Eastern New Mexico University line backer Jeff Howard, left, and strong safety Theo Watson, right, sack East Central University’s quarterback Pete Darnell in the first half of their 32-2 win Saturday at Greyhound Stadium in Blackwater Draw. Photo by By Kevin Wilson BLACKWATER DRAW — Veteran Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott admits […]

Cats take second at Lubbock

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Clovis High freshman midfielder Jordan Garrett tries to get possession of the ball away from Eldorado sophomore Laura Johnson in Saturday’s District 4-5A girls soccer match at Yucca Soccer Complex. Photo by Eric Kluth CNJ STAFF LUBBOCK — Seniors Tyrell Northcutt and Brian Romero led a strong Clovis High showing as the Wildcats finished second […]

Lady Cats edged by Eldorado

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Clovis High senior Jessica Hohn goes up for a kill as Eldorado’s Naomi Sanchez (5) and Mary Blankenship attempt to block her during Saturday’s District 4-5A match at Rock Staubus Gym. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler The Clovis High volleyball team spent much of its match on Saturday peering around the bend. But, […]

High tech comes to Wild West

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Roger Hendershot, left, and Richard Lueb, right, both with the National Center of Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., work on a Cryogenic Whole Air machine launched from Fort Sumner. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina FORT SUMNER — The city is best known for Billy the Kid’s grave and historical memorabilia of […]

Gomez, Marie

Maria Gomez Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Clovis. Mrs. Maria Gomez, 74, of Clovis, died Friday at Laurel Ridge rest home. Mrs. Gomez was born July 7, 1929, in Robstown, Texas, to Emilio and Maria Hernandez Bustos. She married Abelardo Gomez on Sept. 14, 1947, in Brownsville, […]

‘Trek for Trash’ turnout down, but results good

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By Jack King Who knew “Trek for Trash” could be such an adventure? “I’ve picked up two dead birds and a rat,” said Delinda Ashburn, one of a team of 12 people from Citizens Bank who turned up at the city Parks and Recreation Department headquarters at 8 a.m. Saturday morning to help with Clovis’ […]

Development forum to cover Clovis’ progress, future

Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis business leaders are hosting a Friday meeting at Clovis Community College to discuss how the city can build on its successes. “A lot of good things have happened in Clovis,” said Beverlee McClure, president of Clovis Community College. “Often when good things happen, we don’t stop to ask why good things […]

Only seven votes added to area county totals

By Gary Mitchell Four area counties reported almost no changes from Tuesday when they reviewed election totals late last week. County officials in Curry, Quay, Roosevelt and DeBaca added a combined seven votes to election-night numbers, not nearly enough to influence the outcome of a close Amendment 2 race. Amendment 2, a proposal to increase […]

Clovis schools to appeal probationary status

Gary Mitchell Clovis school officials are set to meet with state Department of Education officials on Friday to appeal a recent probationary rating for Bella Vista Elementary. The Educational Standards Commission will hold hearings for districts to appeal ratings at the State Capitol, Room 303, in Santa Fe. Eligible schools are those that received a […]

Veterans focus on benefits

By Darrell Todd Maurina The New Mexico Secretary of Veterans Affairs has agreed to work with the Clovis United Veterans Council to draft a letter to Gov. Bill Richardson asking that he endorse “concurrent receipt” of military retiree pensions and disability benefits. Veterans Affairs Secretary John Garcia met with veterans in Clovis Saturday afternoon. Obtaining […]

Private solutions more effective than do not call list

Freedom Newspapers The lead sentence from a news story on Friday should have turned a few heads: “Congress moved at lightning speed Thursday to keep telemarketers at bay.” Lightning speed? Congress may be a lot of things, but lightning fast it is not. Yet when it comes to “protecting” residents from intrusions of telemarketers peddling […]