Prized military discounts at risk

Crowds that shop daily in base commissaries and exchanges perhaps are oblivious to a confluence of forces threatening to dismantle their multi-billion dollar resale systems. Thomas C. Shull, chief executive officer of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is not, which helps to explain his March 17 memo proposing a merger of commissaries […]

Health, safety ordinance torpedoed

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor Curry County commissioners backed off a proposed health and safety ordinance Tuesday after more than 75 farmers, ranchers and landowners showed up, most in opposition. Commissioners voted unanimously to drop any further pursuit of the controversial ordinance. Among those voting to kill any further talk of the ordinance, lame […]

Chosen city air service provider awaits approval

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Boutique Air currently plans to assign one of its current fleet of Pilatus PC-12 planes for Essential Air Services at Clovis, and plans to buy an additional aircraft if and when the U.S. Department of Transportation awards the two-year subsidy.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer The details of Clovis’ Essential Air Service remains up in the air, or at least in the hands of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Clovis and Boutique Air are awaiting word from the DOT on acceptance of federally-subsidized service between Clovis Municipal Airport and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County Commissioners took the following action during a meeting Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library north annex: • Rejected a request by Commissioner Tim Ashley to allow commissioners to attend a National Association of Counties annual conference July 11-14 in New Orleans, La. • Approved the purchase of a $294,566.50 pothole patching machine for […]

Portales man arrested for murder for hire


Staff report A Portales man is accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife and stage it as a suicide, according to a federal court document. Cody Guss, 36, was arrested March 26 by the FBI. He faces one count of using a facility of interstate commerce (telephone) to pay for commission […]

Wouldn’t you like to know?

A few things I’d like to know some day: • Who was that girl down in Clovis that Hank Williams Jr. sang about in his 1975 song, “Clovis, New Mexico?” We know she was a green-eyed lady in old jeans that were faded. But did she actually exist, or did Bocephus make her up in […]

What’s happening — April 2

Today Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Read with a Dog — 1 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meeting — 8 a.m., Room 512. Information: 769-4001. Chamber Ambassador meeting — 11:30 a.m., Chamber of Commerce. Information: 769-7828.   Thursday Pre-K Storyhour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. […]

Police blotter — April 2

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday Caller reported: • 12:23 a.m.: Disturbing the peace, 300 block of Pine Street. • 12:28 a.m.: Shoplifting up to $500, 2100 block of West 21st Street. • 1:18 p.m.: Disturbing the peace, 2200 block of Chapparal Avenue. • 1:41 a.m.: Fire/high value response, […]

Lady Cats edge Roswell High, win third in row

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Facing a quick turnaround, the Clovis High softball team kept its winning ways going on Monday. Coming off five games in two days in a tournament at Rio Rancho over the weekend, the Lady Wildcats scored three times in the top of the first and held on for a 5-4 victory […]

Cats third, Lady Cats tie for third in golf tourneys

CNJ staff SOCORRO — Playing on the course they’ll see for the District 4-5A and Class 5A state tournaments, Clovis High’s boys finished third in the four-team Rio Rancho Invite on Monday. St. Pius won the event at 317, four shots better than Hobbs. The Wildcats compiled a four-man total of 340 to finish six […]

Curry County Cats post victory

CNJ staff The Curry County Cats improved to 4-1 on Sunday, notching a 21-6 victory over the Las Vegas Rebels at Leon Williams Stadium. Manuel Robles ran 21 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter, and quarterback Ryan Autrey ran in a 2-point conversion. Autrey then scored from two yards out to make it […]

Area prep baseball linescore — March 31

Melrose 16, Elida 3 Elida    000  00 —  3    0    4 Melrose    691  0x —16    8    0 Austin, Yager (4) and Jasso; Wyatt Williams, Rowdy Allen (5) and Chris Fisher (5). W — Williams. L — Austin. Top Melrose hitters — Allen 2-2, 2B, 2 runs, 2 BBs; Williams, 2-4, 4 RBIs; Braden Hemminger 2-2, […]

Hounds rally, salvage series finale

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Finally, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team came out on the long end of a last-at-bat win on Sunday. Coming off three tough losses to Angelo State, all decided in walkoff fashion, the Greyhounds pushed over two runs in the eighth inning and two more in the ninth […]

Zias post fifth rodeo win of 2013-14

CNJ staff BROWNWOOD, Texas — Senior TiAda Gray and junior Keely Weger took second and third in breakaway roping over the weekend, helping Eastern New Mexico University’s women take first place in the Ranger College Rodeo. The Zias, notching their fifth win in seven rodeos during the 2013-14 school year, finished with 255 points to […]