Business feature: Aucutt’s Paint Store celebrates 75 years

Bob Aucutt began working at Aucutt's Paint Store, which was then G.C. Williams paint store, in 1961, when he was still in high school CNJ staff photo: Kevin Baird Bob Aucutt, left, and owner Tisha Brothers, center, provide customer service to Joan Hultman, who is getting paint to matched to a gray quilt. Hultman is […]

Weekend storms damage property

Severe storms accompanied by high winds and lightning rocked the Clovis area Sunday night into Monday morning. A large tree in Mary Faircloth's backyard was pulled up by the roots around 1:30 a.m. Monday. "It is a great big tree," Faircloth explained. "It hit two sheds and smashed them." The tree has been cleaned up, […]

Business digest – June 4

Palla re-elected to serve on board Wayne Palla of Clovis was re-elected to serve on the Dairy Farmers of America's board of directors, according to a release. He will serve as the vice president of the board and also represent the DFA's Southwest area. According to the release, Palla owns three dairy farms in New […]

Press release: Deadline to enter floats for Pioneer parade approaching

Join the fun and enter a float in the 43rd annual Pioneer Days Parade to be held along Main Street on Saturday, June 8th starting at 10:00 a.m. The deadline to enter floats is Thursday, June 6th at 5 p.m. The theme of this year's Pioneer Days is "Honoring BNSF: Clovis' Original Pioneers." Entrants are […]

Police blotter – June 4

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday Caller reported: 2:05 a.m.: Ill subject, 1000 block of Edwards Street. 5:17 a.m.: Disorderly conduct, 2100 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 6:28 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 1500 block of Sycamore Street. 7:49 a.m.: Burglary, 1000 block of Thornton Street. 7:56 a.m.: […]

What’s happening – June 4

Today Relay for Life of Clovis team captain and committee meeting- 5:30 p.m., New Life Assembly Church, 517 W. 21st St. Information: 309-3388. Big Kids activity hour- 10 a.m., Clovis -Carver Public Library, for kids 7-11 years old. Information: 769-7840. Civil Aviation Board meeting- 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Clovis Municipal Airport, airport terminal conference […]

A well-educated workforce brings business to state

New Mexico and the College Board are making a wise investment in New Mexico's high school students by spending $1.75 million on the state's Advanced Placement program. If New Mexico's students take them up on the opportunity, they can gain college credit while still in high school without having to shell out tuition dollars. The […]

Local area needs xeriscape information

Every water bill I receive has an appeal to conserve water. I just saw a full page ad explaining the need and how we homeowners should respond. From what I read I need to xeriscape my yard, at least partially. The question is: where to get quality information for our local area? There are books […]

Police investigating shots fired at party

Clovis police are looking for a male suspect they said fire several shots during a party early Sunday morning in the 700 block of Comer Street, the according to Capt. Patrick Whitney of the CPD. There were no injuries reported. Witnesses told police the shots were fired after an argument involving several males. Bullets hit […]

Mayor Sloan has nice ring to it

With apologies to David Lansford and Sharon King, I am announcing early as a write-in candidate for dual mayor of Clovis/Portales.Why write-in? Money, honey. What I save on filing fees is more legal tender for a bender.If swept into office on a wave of winks and write-in ink, we will have riverboat gambling on Greene […]