Religion feature: Congregation looks forward to church’s June opening

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A Clovis crane crew installed a new steeple for the Landmark Baptist Church’s new building on Williams Street. The new church will seat 100 and should be ready to open its doors by June. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent When Lisa Kia stopped at the Clovis Landmark Missionary Baptist Church […]

First Person: Librarian has a life-long passion for books

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Marilyn Belcher prefers reading to watching television. Marilyn Belcher, Clovis-Carver Public Library director, has been working in libraries since high school. She grew up helping her mother run the Elida Public Library. Then, in high school and college, she worked at both those libraries. Working in libraries is the only […]

Ban against speaking out not far off

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist In a series of articles on climate change, the villain is gradually being identified as — you should have guessed it — freedom of thought. Jon Gertner of The New York Times Magazine wrote recently that “What makes CRED’s work (the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions) especially relevant … […]

Editorial: Government bullied banks into TARP funds

A few smaller banks have begun to repay money loaned to them under the Troubled Assets Relief Program begun with $700 billion in October when the depth of the financial crisis became apparent, and the government decided some troubled financial institutions were “too big to fail.” But interestingly, repayment is not just a matter of […]

Public invited to career fair

Eastern New Mexico University is staging a career fair from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Campus Union Building Ballroom. It is open to the public. Participants can explore job opportunities and interview with local, regional and national employers, as well as graduate schools. They should bring multiple copies of their resumes and […]

Cub Scouts hosting Ten Commandments hike

CNJ staff The El Llano Grande District of the Boy Scouts of America is hosting a Ten Commandments Hike beginning 8 a.m. Saturday. Co-sponsor of the hike, John Schonberger, said they are expecting about 50 Cub Scouts for the hike. The hike is intended to introduce participants to a variety of faiths and houses of […]

County roads closed for chip sealing

CNJ staff The Curry County Road Department will continue chip sealing operations in the Shumate Addition to complete a $200,000 project funded by New Mexico Legislative Appropriations, according to a news release. Sealing takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. The county also starts chip sealing from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday […]

Gubernatorial candidate starts campaign early

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City commission to decide on Hotel Clovis bid

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission is looking at a $13 million bid to redevelop Hotel Clovis during today’s city commission meeting. The bid comes from Taos-based Tierra Realty Trust, according to City Commissioner Bobby Sandoval. Sandoval said the redevelopment project proposes renovating the 78-year-old hotel and turning it into a residential property with shops […]

Portales man killed in rollover accident

Freedom New Mexico Joshua Carrillo, 25, of Portales died in a one-car rollover early Wednesday morning northeast of Roswell, according to the New Mexico State Police. According to a State Police, Carrillo was westbound on U.S. 70 around midnight when his 2005 Ford pickup drifted onto the westbound shoulder near Mile Marker 357, went into […]

Press release: Two Clovis men convicted of 2008 summer home invasions

Clovis, NM ~ Matthew Chandler, Ninth Judicial District Attorney, announced that Jeremy Enriquez, age 20, and Oscar Hernandez, age 17, was found guilty by a Clovis jury today. Enriquez and Hernandez are the first of seven total defendants charged with the Clovis and Portales Home Invasion spree that spanned over eight (8) days in July […]

Two Clovis men convicted of 2008 summer home invasions

Freedom New Mexico Two of seven people accused of participating in a home invasion spree in Clovis and Portales last summer have been convicted of charges. District Attorney Matt Chandler said Jeremy Enriquez, 20, and Oscar Hernandez, 17, were found guilty by a Clovis jury Tuesday of charges stemming from their crime spree. They were […]

Ticket feature: Sounds of Broadway headlines show

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Courtesy photo The Best of Broadway, taking place 7 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Auditorium, will showcase the songs of Andrew Lloyd Weber. Freedom New Mexico Take a memorable journey from one show-stopping song to the next with The Best of Broadway featuring the Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber Saturday at Marshall Auditorium. The show is […]

Police: Nose biting victim subdued partycrasher

CNJ staff Police say it now appears a 34-year-old Curry County man whose nose was bitten off in a fight was actually trying to subdue a party crasher wielding a knife. Police originally had information that identified Gilbert Aburto as the person with the knife. They now say another man had the knife and bit […]

Education feature: Carpentry instructor finishes 30 years of teaching

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Frank Oborny, right, helps student James Bruffett during a wood working class at Clovis Community College. After 30 years with the college, Oborny is retiring at the end of the spring semester. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The end of the Clovis Community College’s spring semester will bring an […]

Annual calf roping, cook-off events slated for weekend

Freedom New Mexico Joe’s Boot Shop is bringing calf roping action and chuck wagon cooking together this weekend at the Curry County Fairgrounds. The fifth annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping begins Friday at the Curry County Events Center. Chris Weber, advertising representative with Joe’s Boot Shop, said organizers are expecting large crowds because the […]

Incident Type: Beware Of Fraudulent Telephone And Mail Financial Fraud Solicitations

The Clovis Police Department asks that the public please be cautious when contacted by phone or mail solicitors about financial schemes promising large amounts of money in exchange for sending money by Western Union or some other money transfer instrument to cover foreign taxes or secure a prize. Most of these fraud schemes are taking […]

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N.M. Delegation announces over $8 million in recovery money for state’s parks

This Earth Day, New Mexico’s Congressional Delegation announced that twelve national parks in New Mexico will benefit from over $8 million in federal funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The investments in New Mexico’s parks will help spur the economy and local job growth by revitalizing park infrastructure, rehabilitating visitor centers and funding […]

Come see Mexico’s most popular award winning export!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a visual fiesta of culture and folklore with Ballet Folklorico “Quetzalli” de Veracruz on Sunday, May 3 at 4 pm at Marshall Auditorium. Sponsored by Clovis Community College and The Citizens Bank of Clovis, this special cultural event is the final performance of the 2008-2009 Cultural Arts Series. Founded in […]