Mayor: Verhines appointment good for water project

Staff and wire reports Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield thinks the appointment of Scott Verhines as the state’s new top water manager is nothing but positive for the Ute Water Project. Verhines was named state engineer Thursday by Gov. Susana Martinez. He is a civil engineer from Albuquerque and project manager for the Eastern New Mexico […]

CCC appoints two to labor board

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees met Wednesday morning in Room 512 of the college. The board approved the appointment of two members to its Labor Management Relations board, according to college President Becky Rowley. They include Rick Switzer of BNSF Railway to represent labor and plumbing company owner Mark Carpenter to […]

United Blood Services holding blood drive

CNJ staff United Blood Services is holding a blood drive 10 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Saturday at 21st Street Church of Christ. All donors will be registered in a drawing for a gas grill, cover and utensils. For an appointment, visit bloodhero.com or call 800-333-6920. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Letters to the editor: Amarillo VA appreciates veterans

Amarillo VA appreciates veterans I wanted so much to write a negative letter to the editor about the way I have been treated by the VA Clinic here in Clovis but decided to write one instead about the treatment I have received in Amarillo In Amarillo, I was greeted in the parking lot by a […]

Press release: Udall discusses senate rules reform, appointment to foreign relations committee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, talked with reporters today about his work to reform the Senate rules, his appointment to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and the FAA Reauthorization Bill being debated this week on the Senate floor. To listen to the audio, click here. Below is a time key of Senator Udall’s […]

Clovis names new recreation director

The City of Clovis is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Bill Bizzell as the new Parks & Recreation Director for the community. Mr. Bizzell is a Clovis resident who will be joining the City team from his position as Superintendent of Bovina I.S.D. Mr. Bizzell also served as Assistant Principal of Clovis High […]

Raymond Mondragon’s appointment to Economic Development Commission confirmed

CNJ staff A state Senate committee has confirmed the appointment of Clovis’ Raymond Mondragon to the state’s Economic Development Commission. Gov. Bill Richardson appointed Mondragon to serve on the nine-member committee, according to a press release. The Commission advises the Economic Development Department on policy matters and helps create the state’s five-year economic development plan, […]

Government can muddle simple affairs

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist In matters of ethics, one is best equipped to understand when one is close up. Politics is different, as is law, although one reason for having courts is to hash out cases with all the details on view. Otherwise misjudgment lurks nearby. A recent incident brings to light […]

Politics, movies and T-shirts

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In what was a weekend of LeBron James buzzer-beater replays, bad movies and heartfelt thanks to our veterans, I never really had a thought that could compete verbosely with my new idea for duct tape last week. So here are my three best attempts at such: • In what […]

Church Profile: Highland Baptist Church

Name of church: Highland Baptist Church Who’s in charge: Pastor Dean Turvaville Location: 2201 N. Main St., Clovis Services: Sundays, 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Good time to visit: Call Kay at Edward Jones Investments for an appointment at 762-3096. What they believe: A Southern Baptist Church with a fresh contemporary style that members describe […]

Free immunizations available for children

By CNJ staff The Clovis Health Office, which is located at 1216 Cameo St., will offer free immunizations beginning Monday. The free clinic is part of the Tiny Tots Need Their Shots campaign. Free flu shots will also be available for children ages 6 months and older. According to Registered Nurse Connie Fiorenzio, the flu […]

Local attorney appointed judge

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Local attorney Robert Orlik was appointed a 9th Judicial judge this week. Orlik has been an attorney in Clovis for 33 years, the majority in private practice. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) CNJ staff The call Robert Orlik had been waiting for years to receive came unexpectedly on Tuesday evening. Gov. Bill Richardson was on […]

Time Marches On, and Clutter Takes a Toll

By Curtis K. Shelburne Our church is in the midst of some very serious renovation and general “upgrading” of facilities, and that’s exciting! It’s also interesting. Since my office/study is one of the areas being renovated, I have spent more time than I care to admit cleaning out one closet and one desk. It just […]

It’s a time to give

CNJ Staff Reports CNJ STAFF REPORTS Organizations in Clovis and Portales will deliver Emergency Food Assistance Program commodities at various locations this week, Nancy Taylor, executive director of Life Saver Food Bank, said in a news release. “Services and declaration requirements will be similar according to the capabilities of each volunteer agency,” she said. “Distribution […]