Hancock Fabrics to open in near future

By Eric Butler Hancock Fabrics to open in near future The sign is in place for Hancock Fabrics. Now, store managers are working on inventory. David Gilbert, district manager for Hancock, said the Clovis store located next to Hobby Lobby will open its doors in “three to four weeks.” The chain has 450 stores nationwide. […]

Chamber of commerce seeking grant for bigger, better building

By Eric Butler: CNJ CORRESPONDENT If the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce gets its way, a future ribbon cutting will be for its own move into a bigger building. The chamber is seeking a $900,000 economic development grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to establish a Business Enterprise Center. Such a center would serve […]

Unique replica honors ‘Herbie the Love Bug’


Jack Quaif, of Clovis, works on Sgt. Rob Burke’s 1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle Saturday at Jack’s Bug Hut in Clovis, getting it ready for the fifth annual Roswell 2K (Beetle) car show. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: ÇNJ News Editor Two years, a few thousand dollars, and many hours in a Clovis auto […]

Muleshoe man part of Reagan goodbye

By Jack King: CNJ Staff Writer A Muleshoe man said he felt he was part of history when he traveled to Washington, D.C., to see the casket of former President Ronald Reagan as it lay in state in the nation’s capital. Gil Rennels, a fifth-generation Texas Republican and co-owner of Gil Lamb Advertising/Channel 6 in […]

Quilters reach out to families


Stella Sokolis, right, of Clovis, finishes and binds a quilt as Ellen Saccoia-Smith, left, and her daughter Brittany Smith, 15, work on the corner of a quilt Saturday for Operation Home Front at Patchwork House in Clovis. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent A group of Clovis residents spent a good […]

Ranchvale student wins Clovis Soap Box Derby, trip to nationals


Jared Womack, 12, of Clovis, left, and Stephanie Martinez, 14, of Clovis, race down Sycamore Street during the 3rd annual Soap Box Derby Saturday in Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Janet Bresenham: CNJ correspondent Eight-year-old Geoffrey Holmes could not contain his excitement Saturday morning as he stood with his mother and awaited the […]

Reagan laid to rest in his beloved California

Security Forces (Left to Right) Staff Sgt. Raul Cisneros, Tech. Sgt. Brian Smith, and Senior Airman Raymond Cota raise the flag during Friday’s ceremony honoring the late President Ronald Reagan at Cannon Air Force Base. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Steve Chawkins: The Los Angles Times LOS ANGELES — As thousands of mourners lined […]

Police: Wages not only concern

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Clovis Police Officers Association officials said Friday they want a conference with City Manager Raymond Mondragon as soon as possible to discuss whether or not some members of the city police department will be left out of a raise given to other city workers. The Clovis Police Officers Association […]

Lawmakers considering stiffer DWI legislation

David Arkin: CNJ correspondent There’s sweeping support statewide — and especially in eastern New Mexico — for legislation that would implement the harshest penalty yet for DWI offenders. This week, Gov. Bill Richardson threw his support behind a plan that wouldn’t allow DWI offenders to buy alcohol for five years. An offender’s driver’s license would […]

‘KerryVan’ roles through Clovis

Reporter’s Notebook Last Monday Curry County Democrats Gloria Wicker and Sandra Martin welcomed the “KerryVan” to Clovis. The KerryVan group — state Democrats who support John Kerry’s bid for President of the United States — visited all 33 New Mexico counties in seven days last week. “We are very excited about this election,” said Martin, […]