Tower Twin theater closing

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PNT Photo: Clarence Plank Tower Twin Theater is closing tonight after it runs scheduled movies. The theater has been a part of Portales square for nearly 31 years. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico It’s curtains today for the Tower Twin Theatre. After years of entertaining Portales residents, the city’s only movie theater is closing […]

16th SOS Cannon transfer official

Cannon Connections: Kevin Wilson Lt. Gen. Donald C. Wurster, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, speaks Friday during the ceremony transferring the 16th Special Operations Squadron from Hurlburt Air Field in Florida to Cannon Air Force Base. By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections The “game changers” officially belong to Cannon Air Force Base. Flanked by […]

City Commission meeting set for Thursday

Freedom New Mexico Clovis City Commission members are expected to unanimously approve a resolution against closing the post office at 5th and Gidding. Commissioners meet 5:15 p.m., today at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The facility is thought to be targeted for closing as the U.S. Postal Service tries to find ways to cut costs. The […]

Ticket feature: Biker rally fundraiser set

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File photo The Kick Start bike rally which will take place on Main Street from Second to Fourth streets and run from Grand Avenue to Mitchell streets. It starts Friday evening and continues through Saturday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Bikers and kids are a combination that never fails, according to Rocky Martin who […]

Education feature: Ready to step into leadership

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ryan Strong of Clovis,14, is hoping his second youth leadership conference in Boston will be as life-changing as the first in Washington, D.C. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Ryan Strong divides his life into three sections. Before his first Congressional Youth Leadership Council conference, during, and after. Strong, who […]

Press Release: Game commission may change deer draw dates

The State Game Commission will meet July 2 at Heron Lake State Park to consider changing the date of the annual application deadline and drawing for deer hunting licenses, and to set season dates and bag limits for 2009-10 small game and waterfowl seasons. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, […]

Alternative governance plan approved for Clovis High School

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Clovis board of education approved an alternative governance plan for Clovis High School during Tuesday’s meeting after the high school failed Adequacy Yearly Progress exams for a fourth year in a row. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Four years of failing Adequate Yearly Progress exams has caught up […]

State authority halts Clovis schools renovations

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The state Public Schools Facilities Authority halted all but one of seven planned school renovation projects in the Clovis school district, pending additional student data. The Marshall Middle School renovation will continue as planned. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The New Mexico Public Schools Facilities Authority has put a […]

Dairy Fest to feature No.-1 hit country singer

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File photo The fourth annual Dairy Fest, complete with a Sammy Kershaw country concert, starts 5 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Special Events Center. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico This year’s Dairy Fest is featuring a No. 1-hit country singer and, for the first time, a mechanical-bull, on top of cheeseburgers, dairy foods, […]

Group testing home energy measurement method

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Dalinda Bangert of EcoTerra Enterprises in Santa Fe seals an air duct Tuesday prior to a leak test at a home being built in Clovis. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Current and past officials of the New Mexico Home Builders Association are pretty sure standards for energy efficiency will […]

6/24 Military digest

Johnson Airman Damien S. Johnson has graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Johnson completed an eight-week program, which is also good for four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Johnson is the grandson of Mary Hall of Clovis.

Exploratory campaigns concerning

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist “Hey, since you work for the newspaper, there’s a guy I know…” I hear this statement a lot, but I’m finding these guys they know are most often considering running for office. “He’s not running yet, but he’s considering it, and I wonder if you could give him some coverage.” […]

Military Update: Disabled retiree money lacking

By Tom Philpott Active duty and reserve component members are closer to landing a 3.4 percent basic pay raise next January, which would be the 11th consecutive annual increase set higher than private sector wage growth. But in approving a $550.4 billion fiscal 2010 defense authorization bill and $130 billion for wartime operations last week, […]

Editorial: Proposed laws threat to growth of Internet

Freedom New Mexico Thousands of revenue-hungry, budget-poor taxing agencies are turning their appetites to the Internet, where new business models generate big bucks, much of it beyond tax collectors’ reach. A host of proposals in statehouses and Congress to tax and regulate the Internet threaten to unleash a multitude of unintended, unpleasant consequences. These government […]

Clovis business owner named to livestock marketing board

CNJ staff Charles Rogers of Clovis has been elected to the Livestock Marketing Association board of directors for a two-year term, according to a news release. Rogers spent 22 years at the Clovis Livestock Auction, the last 15 as owner and general manager. Prior to coming to Clovis, Rogers was part owner of the Roswell […]

Commission votes to hold public hearing on proposed county road closure

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The Curry County Commission is expected to vote today to close Curry Road R out of consideration of concerns from Cannon Air Force Base. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Closing Curry Road R for the benefit of Cannon Air Force Base is meeting little resistance. But where the traffic […]

Commission to vote on closure of Curry Road R

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission is expected to vote today to close Curry Road R out of consideration of concerns from Cannon Air Force Base. According to a resolution included in commission packets, Curry Road R, which runs along the west perimeter of Cannon, will be closed and $2 million […]

Beautification committee members want to pass dedication on to youth

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico In a perfect world, guys such as George Lees wouldn’t have to put in time on city government entities at 86 years of age. Lees’ world, indeed, wouldn’t have such things as a Keep Clovis Beautiful committee. “I resent, in a way, that we as a group have monthly […]

Bingaman will be honored for his conservation work

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman will be honored on Wednesday by the Wilderness Society for his work on land conservation issues.

Press release: Bingaman talks about clean energy act with New Mexico radio reporters

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked to New Mexico radio reporters the American Clean Energy Leadership Act that was approved by the Energy and Natural Resources Committee last week.