Local Roundup: Ambulance involved in minor collision

CNJ staff There were no injuries in an accident involving an ambulance and a car around 10 a.m. Monday on West Seventh Street, according to fire officials. The ambulance was en route to the hospital with a patient at the time of the accident, according to Battalion Chief Kevin Crouch. A second ambulance was called […]

Electric company urges customers to conserve energy

CNJ staff Xcel Energy is asking electric customers in its New Mexico and Texas service territory to conserve energy because of expected high electric demand and limits in generation capacity, according to an Xcel Energy spokesman. The company had issued a conservation request Monday to reduce strain on the power grid, Xcel Energy’s Wes Reeves […]

It’s their business: Bunk Beds Etc.


CNJ staff photo: Jean Verlich By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Bunk Beds Etc. Location: 1305 N. Main St. What they do: Custom-build bunk beds, daybeds and other beds from toddler to king size; build large storage underbed drawers; sell home furniture, including baby’s and children’s; and sell Backyard Adventures playsets. Who’s in charge: […]

Legume crop great fit for area

Sangu Angadi: Ag Sense Looking for a crop that can disrupt weeds and insects, boost the level of beneficial nitrogen in the soil and perhaps produce a protein-rich forage crop for dairy cows? Consider legumes. Legumes are a group of broadleaf plant species that possess the unique ability of fixing nitrogen directly from the atmosphere. […]

Business Digest: Suddenlink offering phone service

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Suddenlink Communications is offering phone service in the Clovis area that allows customers to use the phones they now have and keep their existing phone numbers and wiring, the company announced in a news release. “It represents the first rollout of phone service under the Suddenlink banner in New […]

July 7, 1922

The Clovis-News reported 378 workers laid down their tools at the Santa Fe shops in Clovis along with other railroad workers at most railroad shops in the United States. The strike was the result of an ordered reduction in wages. … Clovis Buzzers manager McIver — his first name was not reported — said the baseball […]

July 6, 1979

An Oklahoma fireworks company offered a $25 reward for two fireworks that did not explode and were believed to be in the area following Clovis’ Fourth of July celebration. … Jack Jones, project manager of Zoo Plan Associates Inc. said “It (Clovis City Zoo) has served the city well since 1924, but after 55 years, […]

July 5, 1944

A Bureau of the Census report showed there were only 1.7 million unmarried men in civilian life between 24 and 30 years of age compared with more than 4 million unmarried women in the same age group, the Clovis News-Journal reported. … “The Purple Heart” opened at the State Theatre. … Lt. Maurice M. Monk […]

July 4, 1936

Improvements of about $400 were well under way at the Panhandle Lumber company at Fourth and Mitchell streets. … A holiday dance was held at Hotel Clovis with Bob Sandusky and his orchestra performing. … May Bros. Jewelry selections included a $50 engagement ring and a $15 wedding ring.

July 3, 1971

Fireworks were offered at “wholesale prices” at several locations throughout Clovis. … A fireworks display costing $1,500 was scheduled at Leon Williams stadium. … A Clovis News-Journal classified ad reported a three-bedroom furnished home with carpet at 201 Gidding could be rented for $95 a month.

July 2, 1956

The Masonic building at Main and Second streets sustained considerable damage after a fire. … Homer Litchfield’s Texaco Service Station at First and Prince claimed to be one of the most modern service stations, equipped to give your car the finest in care from complete lubrication and oil change to repairing a flat tire. … […]

Supreme Court acts against frivolous lawsuits

By Freedom Newspapers Although two justices thought the majority didn’t go far enough in the Tellabs v. Makor Issues ruling handed down Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court interpreted a law so it will accomplish what Congress clearly intended it to do — making it more difficult for aggressive lawyers to bring frivolous lawsuits against companies […]

Taking time off is hard work

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Guest columnist I’ve been working at home on this Monday morning.   Like many preachers and, come to think of it, folks from another honorable profession, barbers, I often try to take at least some time off on Mondays, though it often doesn’t work.   When it does, then sometimes on […]