Proper tree disposal advised

CNJ staff The city of Clovis Department of Public Works urges community members to dispose of trees safely. The best way is to put trees near a garbage bin in the alley behind the house or to take them to the landfill. The department says they will grind the trees into mulch. Decorations should be […]

Jan. 6 Business Digest

Clovis Realtor joins state association executive committee Clovis Realtor Sharon Hicks joins the 2009 executive committee of the Realtors Association of New Mexico, according to an association press release. A Realtor with Re/Max, Hicks is the Southeast District vice president of the association, according to the release. Also according to the release, Bonnie Wright of […]

Residents disappointed over deli’s closure

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Teresa Chavez, manager of Wholey Cow Deli on Seventh and Pile streets, makes a sandwich for a customer during the lunchtime rush. Chavez have been manager of the deli for four years. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer It’s noon on Monday and the line at Wholey Cow Deli is […]

Donations to Salvation Army programs increase

By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer Despite economic hard times, Clovis and Portales still gave generously to the Salvation Army’s three holiday programs, Red Kettles, Angel Tree and The Empty Stocking Fund. Monetary donations were up 16 percent, according to Salvation Army figures. The biggest increase was in kettle collections, which helped offset a 27-percent […]

Child solicitation sting nets arrest

CNJ staff A 21-year-old man was arrested Sunday in Blanco as a result of a child solicitation sting operation by the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. David A. Archuleta of Blanco was charged with 12 counts of child solicitation by electronic device, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. According to the release: • Archuleta […]

TRICARE cost increases proposed

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist A new report from the Congressional Budget Office shows why some military retirees and veterans could face higher out-of-pocket costs if the Obama administration and Congress take bold moves to reform the U.S. health system and to make federal health programs more efficient. Among 115 “options” presented, though not endorsed, […]

Economy repair begins with less government

Freedom New Mexico P.J. O’Rourke wrote, “The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.” Advocates for limited government can identify with that sentiment. It seems that each successive administration in Washington piles on more regulations and more bureaucracy, and intrudes more into the everyday lives of Americans, regardless […]

Richardson won’t address grand jury investigation

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Gov. Bill Richardson withdrawing his nomination to be President-elect Barack Obama’s commerce secretary amid a grand jury investigation into how some of his political donors won a lucrative state contract. The Associated Press SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson held a brief news conference Monday about his decision to withdraw his nomination as U.S. Commerce […]

Woman charged with embezzling funds of disabled individuals

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Dawn Lebow is charged with 12 counts of forgery and 12 counts of embezzlement, according to a criminal complaint filed in Curry County Magistrate Court on Wednesday. CNJ staff A 43-year-old Clovis woman is charged with forgery and embezzlement following allegations she drained more than $13,000 from bank accounts of 12 disabled clients of ENMRSH. […]

Richardson withdraws bid to be commerce secretary

By Nedra Pickler: The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Sunday announced that he was withdrawing his nomination to be President-elect Barack Obama’s commerce secretary amid a grand jury investigation into how some of his political donors won a lucrative state contract. Richardson’s withdrawal was the first disruption of Obama’s […]

Livestock show gives 4-H youth chance to show off

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Michelle Wauson, 15, prepares her sheep for the show ring Saturday at the Farwell Junior Livestock Show. Tomee England, Farwell’s Future Farmers of America chapter advisor, said the show is intended to give the children experience showing animals. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer At a wispy 4-feet-10-inches-tall, Heath Hadley […]

Jan. 4 Letters to the Editor

Library policies diificult for patron My family and I thoroughly enjoy using library facilities wherever we go. We’ve found the Clovis-Carver Public Library to have a great collection and outstanding children’s programs, which we’ve used on numerous occasions. However, I am disappointed that the Clovis-Carver library refuses to provide service unless a library card is […]

Israelis capable of fighting back without U.S. aid

Freedom New Mexico The ferocity of the Israeli response to continuous rocket fire into its territory from Gaza was designed to send Hamas and, indeed, the world a message. The question, of course, is what that message may be, especially given that the scale of the campaign, which could last for months, is quite obviously […]

Hounds leave no doubt against Aggies

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU’s Dannon Wafer lunges to try to get the ball away from Cameron’s Terrance Welch during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico University’s men have struggled in the second half of games at […]

Second-half rally pushes Cameron past Zias

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU’s Kassie Daughtery puts up a shot in the paint over Cameron’s Amber Schroer during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer Cameron’s Tera Tremayne entered Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game against Eastern New Mexico University shooting less than […]

Year in review: Jail escape among most notable of crimes

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico An initially quiet year was fraught with high profile criminal cases in the last quarter. Law enforcement scrambled to recapture eight escaped inmates and the prior year’s homicide rate doubled in the space of weeks. With the exception of a summertime rash of home invasions, things were relatively calm […]

Domestic violence calls suddenly increase

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Whether it’s the strained economy, the holidays, population changes or something else area law enforcement leaders can’t be certain. But what they do know is they are seeing an increase in domestic violence calls in recent months. In Clovis, calls for assistance in domestic disputes have risen moderately. In […]

Golden Corral closes its doors

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Low profits and rising expenses are reducing dining options in Clovis by one. Golden Corral is closing its doors. Franchise owner Jim Clark said he closed the restaurant Wednesday. “It was kind of a bittersweet day,” said Clark who also celebrated his 50th birthday that day. He said the […]

Jan. 4 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 p.m. Dec. 24 an officer responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Second Street for a report of criminal damage. A woman said the door of her parked vehicle had been damaged. The officer noted a hole in […]

Jan. 5, 2009

HOLLYWOOD – God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Israel and Gaza broke out in war Monday prompting violent Arab street protests against Israel. What’s lacking is leadership. Right now Yasser Arafat is in hell reconciling himself to the fact that he’ll have to share the place with Bernie Madoff. • Times Square had a […]