Ag center ramps up research

By Rex E. Kirksey: Ag Sense Agriculture is the economic mainstay of eastern New Mexico. For 60 years, the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center in Clovis has been conducting research and extension activities to help agricultural producers increase their economic and environmental sustainability. The center’s activities are guided by an advisory committee comprised […]

Dec. 4, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 1 p.m. Nov. 20 an officer took a theft report at a school in the 1900 block of Thornton Street. A school administrator said money had been taken from a locker room. She said the 16-year-old suspect admitted […]

‘Sootable’ profession

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo For Bruce Howard, soot covered hands and climbing houses are daily issues as part of his work with his company, Four Seasons Chimney Service. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Bruce Howard sees a view of Clovis not many people see. He climbs ladders, wire bushes in hand, onto the […]

Local Roundup: Five railroad cars derail at elevators

CNJ staff Five railroad cars carrying grain derailed sometime Sunday morning at Peavey Grain elevators on U.S. 60/84 just west of Clovis. BNSF Railway Director of Public Affairs Joe Faust said there were no injuries and the derailment caused a minimal delay in operations. The grain was headed to the elevators when the derailment occurred, […]

Abuse recovery services funded

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A federally funded program to provide services and resources for substance abuse recovery will launch soon in Curry County. Clients will receive vouchers for a myriad of services in the community such as transportation, child care, life skills, job development, spiritual guidance, family support, fitness gym memberships, acupuncture and […]

Palestinian-Israeli peace long way off despite talks

By Freedom New Mexico Considering the discouraging history and circumstances, it was an accomplishment to get representatives from 40 countries, including most of the relevant Arab nations, to sit down for a day just to talk about the possibility of a Palestinian-Israeli settlement. And if the real point was to use the meeting to give […]

Another hearing ordered for proposed ethanol plant

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A plan to build an ethanol plant on the edge of Clovis has met another obstacle. Environmental Improvement Board members voted 4 to 1 Monday to order the state Environment Department to hold a hearing within 60 days to take any new evidence on whether ConAgra Trade Group should […]

No. 13 Commerce makes quick work of Zias

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zia forward Til-Lois Fifer gets tied up by Texas A&M-Commerce defender Britney Jordan in the second half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — The Zias were in Saturday’s game against Texas A&M-Commerce for all of the first 10 […]

Commerce gets first win, routs Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Greyhound guard Justin Redman-Trotter throws up an off-balance shot against the defense of Texas A&M-Commerce guard Derrick Darkis in the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Sooner or later, you had to figure the Texas A&M-Commerce […]

Wildcats need no comeback this time

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Clovis senior Manuel Robles scores on fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line on the Wildcats’ opening possession Saturday at the Field of Dreams in Las Cruces. The Wildcats beat Las Cruces 37-29 to advance to the Class 5A state title game. By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor LAS CRUCES — Only […]

Counties look to save indigent funds

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer New Mexico counties are fighting to keep a program that funds indigent health care and keeps health care costs from rising. A temporary suspension Congress imposed preventing a new Medicaid rule expires in May, according to Interim Curry County Manager Lance Pyle. The rule terminates a state and federal […]

Dec. 2, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: “Ms. H” Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. H” is a single mother who recently moved to Clovis from Pennsylvania. She has been unable to work and is living with her mother. She has no money for Christmas. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have gifts at Christmas. Clothing needs: […]

Ho ho, hogs

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Daniel Platt of Clovis rides with a bag of toys on his bike Saturday during the Harley-Davidson Toy Drive. The toys were collected from Platt’s coworkers at Cummins Natural Gas Engines. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Mix holiday spirit, Santa hats and leather jackets, and you get the High […]

Decision coming soon on ethanol plant permit

CNJ staff The state’s Environmental Improvement Board is scheduled to deliberate Monday the fate of an air quality permit for the Clovis Ethanol Plant. The New Mexico Environment Department approved the permit in May. Several community groups filed an appeal against the permit. They said the food company did not clearly state the location of […]

Q&A: Clovis businessman talks military

Clovis businessman and long-time Cannon Air Force Base advocate Randy Harris joined a handful of civic leaders from around the country a little more than two weeks ago on a trip to deployed military locations and combat zones. Sponsored by the Air Force Chief of Staff’s office, the Air Force Civic Leaders Group visited Afghanistan, […]

ENMU teams host Commerce

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Look past Texas A&M-Commerce’s 0-5 record and you see a team which is not that far from being pretty good. The Lions have been competitive in all of their games to this point and are looking to break into the win column in today’s 4 p.m. Lone Star Conference […]