Summer in area loaded with fun

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent Fireworks displays, concerts, county fairs, a big-time bicycle tour and a first-time golf tournament top the list of things to do in the area this summer. There seems to be something for everyone — from sports fans to pageant competitors to people who get their kicks running across a field […]

People love Clovis

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked, “What do you like about Clovis?” Some responses: “I have lived in small villages and large cities and all have unique feels about them. Some are friendly some are not. What I like about Clovis can be summed up in two words: the people.” — […]

Judge’s stock holdings delay nursing home trial

By Darrell Todd Maurina District Judge Joe Parker on Friday afternoon withdrew from a hearing on whether the state should continue to control Buena Vista Nursing Home. Ten minutes before the hearing was scheduled to begin, attorneys for American Heritage Bank petitioned to intervene in the case between the New Mexico Department of Health and […]

Public works, airport Websites are practical

Tom DiFranscesca I’ve noticed a pattern in my last couple of columns; the pattern being that I have been real stingy with Web site addresses (URLs). It’s not that I don’t have many addresses to share with my readers, it’s just that sometimes I get a little long winded when writing about one in particular. […]

Candidates make final efforts to win votes

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent With two days to go before voters hit the polls, candidates are busy trying to pick up last-minute votes and officials are getting voting machines in place and are preparing their office workers for Tuesday’s big day. Tuesday is primary election day in New Mexico. Polls open at 7 a.m. […]

Winter is also a beautifu season

Clyde Davis I’ve never been a big fan of being politically correct, at least not as an obsession or from fear of reprisal. Oh yes, I believe equality is best, but only if it’s heartfelt, not a concession to popular culture. Imagine my surprise, then, when I became inspired to followup last week’s column by […]

Former publisher named VP

CNJ Staff reports IRVINE, Calif. — The Community Newspapers Division of Freedom Communications, Inc. has named a former Clovis News Journal publisher its vice president in the Pacific Region. Julie Moreno will be responsible for overseeing Freedom’s community newspaper properties located in California and Arizona. She will also remain publisher of The Sun in Yuma, […]

Graduates

Eastern New Mexico University Fourty-three students from the Clovis area are among the 346 graduation candidates at Eastern New Mexico University this spring. They are Amelia Fernandez Armenta, bachelor of fine arts in art with distinction, Vicki Babilonia, bachelor of business administration in marketing and business administration, Sarah Danyelle Barger, bachelor of science in political […]

Grady graduate Curry’s new prosecutor

Cops and courts The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office has hired a former Texico municipal judge to become the office’s newest prosecutor. Rick Queener, a 1984 graduate of Grady High School who has also served on the Texico City Council, is a graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law, where he earned his law […]

Gossett, Betty

Betty Gossett Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery Mrs. Betty Raye Gossett, 75, of Amarillo, died Saturday, May 29, 2004 at Georgia Manor in Amarillo. She was born on June 24, 1928 at Pleasant Hill to Faye Lawson & Alma Mae Crume Davis. She had been a longtime Clovis resident moving to Amarillo […]

Supreme Court considers ruling on shipping ban

Freedom Newspapers I t’s not always easy to keep track of the many pointless government regulations that have nothing to do with protecting consumers and everything to do with artificially propping up influential industries. Fortunately, thanks to the persistence of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Justice, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider a case that […]

Party registration affects the way we live

Grant McGee: Local columnist Over at the Curry County Courthouse, in County Clerk Mario Trujillo’s office, which political party do the records show you’re registered with? This hot race that’s going on for the district attorney’s job with people switching parties so they can vote in the race got me thinking and reminiscing. I registered […]

Summer best time to get kids ‘booked’

Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist I hope your kid gets booked this summer like I did before I started high school in a not-so-distant past. After all, there’s not much to do around here and it won’t hurt your kids to get into some adventures or misadventures this summer. I’m talking, of course, about reading. Summer […]

Authorization requested for Ute water funds

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Federal authorization legislation for the Ute Water Project will be submitted to the U.S. Senate in June, a spokeswoman for Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., said Thursday. Officials have said authorization legislation is required before the project can be eligible for federal funds. Jude McCartin, Bingaman’s Washington press representative, said […]

Police Blotter: May 28, 2004

A Clovis restaurant manager called police about 9 a.m. Monday to report that an employee’s cash drawer had come up $235.79 short and the night manager had no explanation. The restaurant manager informed police that cash shortages have been occurring more and more frequently at the restaurant. She told police she had directed the night […]

County manager told to cease endorsement

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioner Ed Perales has demanded in writing that County Manager Geneva Cooper stop publicly endorsing the re-election of District 2 Commissioner Pete Hulder. Cooper refused Perales’ request, also in writing. Both sides called the other’s letter “threatening.” The exchange of letters was prompted by paid advertisements in […]

Citizens, officials have hard time deciding what is credible

By Michael J. Sniffen: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — In recent years, the government has told Americans it has credible evidence of impending terror attacks, of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and of collaboration between al-Qaida and Saddam Hussein. But “credible” doesn’t mean the same thing to every government official and even credible information […]

State to ask for total control of Buena Vista

CNJ STAFF The New Mexico Health and Human Services Department announced Thursday it will go to Curry County District Court at 2 p.m. today asking that the agency be granted permanent receivership of Buena Vista Nursing Home. Ninth Judicial District Judge Joe Parker earlier granted the state temporary receivership pending today’s court hearing. In a […]

Three area water parks can provide

By Helena Rodriguez School’s out now, things are heating up for the summer and that means it’s time to cool down. What better way to cool down than to get wet, and to maximize your water experience, why not head to any one of three area water parks? Albuquerque’s one and only water park, The […]

Griego, Daniel

Daniel Griego Services: Have been held. Daniel D. “Chief” Griego, 58, of Santa Rosa, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 10, 1946, in Santa Rosa, to Felix P. and Amalia Duran Griego. He got into the newspaper business and spanned his career for over 27 years. He was […]