Republicans give visions of future: President Hillary

By Freedom New Mexico In Tuesday’s Republican presidential panel presentation — to call it a debate is to do serious injustice to a respectable format — on business and economics, most of the candidates reverted to tried-and-true Republican tropes. Almost all of them say they are for low taxes, “reasonable” regulation and reduced government spending. […]

Flag bans set dangerous precedent

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I’ve heard both sides of the Confederate flag debate, once as a student participating in an online intercultural communication class discussion, and last summer, as an instructor teaching an Upward Bound class in multicultural history. In both debates, the overwhelming consensus was the Confederate flag is more divisive and is […]

Rodents don’t deserve bad reputation

By Grant McGee: Local columnist It’s getting about that time for rats and mice to start making their way into our homes to keep warm. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve seen a Clovis mouse. I’ve never seen a Clovis rat, but I bet Clovis rats would be normal sized compared to the […]

Senate should scrap Sea Treaty and start fresh

By Freedom New Mexico On May 15, President Bush offered further evidence that he has strayed far from traditional Reaganite Republican principles by urging the Senate to ratify the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea Treaty. With a Democratic majority, ratification has become a possibility. It would be a mistake. The Law of […]

Oct. 21, 1947

Langdon L. Skarda’s German Shepherd, Fleetie Belle of Dornwald, was named grand champion of the All-Breed Dog Show held in Amarillo. … The blue prints of the road construction job for the highway to be constructed between Clovis and Texico were stolen from a truck. … Johnson’s Cafe, located at 113 W. Grand, advised readers […]

Oct. 20, 1920

A fire demolished the Oklahoma Hotel, located at 213 S. Connelly St. … The Clovis News reported that more than 10,000 visitors attended the three-day Curry County Harvest Festival and Live Stock Show. … Croft Music Co., located at 119 E. Monroe Ave. sold Starr Phonographs.

Oct. 19, 1932

County Treasurer Chas. H. Evans was preparing tax statements for the 1932 tax year and said they would be mailed to county taxpayers soon. … Salvation Army Capt. Edgar C. Davis said a patch of turnips planted on the city’s farm had yielded more than enough to supply demands and the remainder would be given […]

Oct. 18, 1914

The Clovis Journal reported that Sam Lewis of Bovina was brought to Clovis for stealing a suitcase and was ordered to spend 90 days in the county jail by a judge. … Denver Willis of Clovis was bitten on the arm by a rattlesnake while removing tumbleweeds from a wire fence. … The Clovis Barber […]

Oct. 17, 1945

The Clovis News-Journal reported that plans to raise $10,000 for a professional baseball club in Clovis were made at a meeting of 60 businessmen. … Fur coats ranging in price from $50 to $250 could be purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Geo Williamson at the Hotel Clovis, room 201. … Wilson Ward opened a tire […]

Oct. 16, 1956

The Clovis News-Journal reported that the Clovis High School Band was awarded first place after competing against other Class A bands in their division. … An 11-year-old boy, Ronnie Paul Danklefs, was receiving treatment for polio at Memorial Hospital, and was the first reported case in Clovis for the year. … Motion pictures “East of […]

Oct. 15, 1965

A Clovis Traffic Study Coordinating Committee progress report showed that in downtown Clovis, 50 percent of people parked within 100 feet of their destination. Overall, the study showed, Clovisites park much closer to their destination than the national average. … The Clovis News-Journal reported that 75 youthful supporters attended the second breakfast meeting of the […]

Team helps youths find right paths

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis High School cheerleader Ashley Southard and football player Isaac Edwards give high fives to Sandia Elementary students Wednesday following a presentation on staying in school. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The newly formed Curry County Youth Resources Team is taking a holistic approach to addressing youth problems. Comprised […]

County commissioners talk fairgrounds management

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners on Wednesday discussed a potential contract with Global Spectrum to manage the county fairgrounds and events center. Commissioners heard the Philadelphia-based facility management company’s proposal during its last commission meeting. In what became his last meeting as county manger, Dick Smith said the company would be […]

Sheriff’s deputy placed on leave

CNJ staff A Curry County sheriff’s deputy was placed on paid administrative leave Tuesday due to an ongoing criminal and administrative investigation. A woman said Deputy Larry Garrison verbally assaulted her and took keys to a car he was attempting to purchase, according to a police report. Garrison has not been charged in connection with […]

Local businesses hosting fund-raiser

CNJ staff Applebee’s and High Plains Harley-Davidson are joining forces Saturday to raise money for a Clovis teen stricken with a spinal disease. Clovis resident Kenneth Nation was diagnosed with transverse myelitis in June. The rare disease has left the 15-year-old paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair. Sherri Devou, Applebee’s manager, […]

School board holding work session

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools Board will hold a public work session Oct. 23 regarding building a career and technical institute, according to Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. School officials invited community members to a meeting Wednesday to discuss the need for a vocational institute. “The purpose of the meeting was to talk to a large […]

Texico High homecoming Friday

CNJ staff Texico High School will hold homecoming Friday. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria with a hamburger supper. The football game against Capitan begins at 7 p.m. The Texas Tech Masked Rider is scheduled to make a guest appearance during the game.

10-11 Education blotter

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Samplings of school-related incidents in which area law enforcement responded: About 9 a.m. Sept. 27 an officer was contacted at the Clovis High School Freshman Campus in regards to a disruptive student. In an e-mail, a teacher told the officer the student had been a constant disruption and was defiant […]

Film fest set for weekend

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom Newspapers Clovis will host a world premiere Friday when “His Eyes, My Eyes” is shown during the Fiery Film Fest. Starring Clovis native Ashley Southard and Caleb Brandon, and shot in Clovis, the movie is approximately 30 minutes long. It is directed by Cedrick Rael, founder and director of the Fiery […]

Commission terminates county manager’s contract

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners voted Wednesday to terminate Dick Smith’s contract as county manager immediately. Smith submitted his notice of resignation last week, giving 60-days notice as required under contract. Commissioners had the option of terminating the contract sooner, which they did during Wednesday’s special meeting. “We’ve just chosen to […]