Citizen starts petition for Sunday alcohol sales

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A city restaurant manager plans to distribute a petition by the end of October to push for Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants. Robin Howe, who said he is part of a group called the Committee for Clovis Progress, hopes to garner enough signatures to have the proposal on the […]

Trek for Trash results

CNJ Staff Results for Saturday’s Trek for Trash cleanup event in Clovis. • Golden Dumpster award — Clovis Community College Trio, 147 bags • Silver Dumpster award — Clovis High volleyball, 92 bags • Bronze Dumpster award — Teen Court, 72 bags Of note: 170 volunteers collected 376 bags of trash

Clovis band takes honors

CNJ Staff Clovis High’s marching band won the Tumbleweed Classic for the sixth time in seven years Saturday at Denver City, Texas. The Wildcats band took home the following honors: • Grand champion • Best in Class 5A • Best drum major • Best percussion • Best color guard The band’s show was titled, “Holiday […]

Van fire

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Courtesy photo: Melanie Gutierrez A van caught fire at approximately 11:30 a.m. Monday at 2318 W. Grand Ave. when the son of the vehicle owner attempted to use a torch to cut the vehicle in half, according to daughter-in-law, Melanie Gutierrez. Ruben Acuna was attempting to remove the disabled vehicle by cutting it in half, […]

Zias fall in LSC contest at East Central

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — East Central’s Danielle Clark scored on a header off a corner kick early in the second half on Sunday, giving the Lady Tigers a 2-1 win over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match. The loss was the third in four outings for ENMU (8-5, […]

ENMU cruises to win

CNJ staff PORTALES — Sophomore forward Cesareo Contreras scored three goals as the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team blanked College of the Southwest 6-0 Sunday at the ENMU pitch. The goals raised Contreras’ total for the season to seven, and marked the first hat trick in the four-year history of the ENMU program. […]

Hounds, Zias picked down near cellar in South polls

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Tarleton State’s men and West Texas A&M’s women are projected to win Lone Star Conference South Division basketball titles in polls released last week by the conference office. Eastern New Mexico University was tabbed sixth in the seven-team men’s South race and seventh in the eight-team women’s poll. Tarleton State, […]

Lady Cats rally to win

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High junior Jasiman Dykes moves the ball around a Roswell High player during Monday’s girls soccer match-up at Yucca Complex. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Down by three goals, the Clovis High girls soccer team went on an offensive explosion Monday night. The Lady Wildcats scored four goals […]

Business Feature: Clovis nabs economic award

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CNJ file photo The N.M. 467 overpass, opened in June, cost $3.6 million to complete. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Teamwork among local entities is the main factor that led to Clovis being awarded an economic development award from the governor, said Greg Williams, economic development director for the Eastern Plains Council of Government. […]

Police probe suspicious death

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The death of a Clovis man whose body was found in a Bloomfield hotel last month is being investigated as suspicious, police said. Donald Prince, 52, was found dead Sept. 14. Bloomfield Police Lt. Mike Kovacs said the case has been classified as suspicious and is still under investigation. […]

Health care facilities change hands

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A California health care company assumed ownership Sept. 1 of two Clovis senior health care facilities. Skilled Healthcare Group bought 10 Laurel Healthcare Providers New Mexico facilities for $51.5 million, according to an August New Mexico Business Weekly article. Eight of those properties are in the Albuquerque area, according […]

Non-profit fair planned at CCC

CNJ staff A non-profit agency fair will be held from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at Clovis Community College, according to a press release from the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. In its third year, the fair offers attendees information on agencies and a variety of volunteer opportunities, the release said. Some of the groups expected to […]

It’s their business: Bearly Used

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Bearly Used Name: Bearly Used Location: 915 Main St. What they do: Sell consignment clothing, furniture, and household decor. Who’s in charge: Dian Foster Employees: 1 How long in business: 17 years Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Contact: 762-7461 or e-mail bearlyused@plateautel.net Of note: Foster […]

Oct. 9 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 8 p.m. Sept. 29 an officer stopped a vehicle in the area of 10th and Cameo streets for a broken taillight. The driver ran from his vehicle. When the officer caught up to him, the driver had his […]

Business Licenses: August, September 2007

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in August: Southwest Siding, Windows and Doors Type: Siding Owner: Steve Cox Location: 600 N. Grimes Pattye Austin Insurance Agency Type: Insurance agent Owner: Pattye Austin Location: 3217 N. Prince Matlock Insurance Agency Type: Insurance agent Owner: Matt Matlock Location: 3217 N. Prince Soothing […]

Business Digest: Small business classes planned

Clovis Community College is offering several classes geared towards small business owners. A pre-venture seminar will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the CCC conference room. This free seminar will provide an overview on starting a business. n An Introduction to Windows class will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 […]

Financial tools key to success

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Guest columnist Managing a business’ finances can be a huge undertaking. It can be a daunting task to connect how an increase in advertisement will impact sales, and most importantly, how the increase will affect the balance sheet. There are financial tools available to help decide how to raise wages or change […]

Warming hype nothing to get heated about

By Freedom New Mexico Global warming rhetoric is more hot air than good sense and an excuse for governments to seize power over private lives. That’s why President Bush’s recent pronouncements are worrisome. “… (G)lobal temperatures are rising and this is caused largely by human activities,” Bush recently told a 17-nation conference. To say that […]

UT-Brownsville holds off Zias’ upset bid

CNJ staff CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Things just aren’t going that well this season for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. The Zias never trailed in beating Texas-Brownsville in the first game Saturday, but dropped two tight games to the Scorpions after that and lost 26-30, 30-27, 30-21, 32-30 at Greyhound Arena. The setback […]

Angelo prevails in 2 OTs

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Jason Walker can’t haul in a pass between Angelo State secondary members (from left) Brandon Eubanks, Jared Hicks and Michael McLeod on a fake field goal attempt in the third quarter of Saturday’s LSC South Division game at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — For […]