New building codes considered

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By Jack King The city of Clovis has been asked to take a position in a statewide debate over building codes. The issue will also require an important decision by the administration of Gov. Bill Richardson by year’s end. Randy Crowder, past president of the Building Contractors Association of Curry County, on Thursday urged Clovis’ […]

Association to celebrate heritage

By Jack King Clovis will host the convention of the New Mexico Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, the state chapter of the oldest African American secular organization in the nation, today through Sunday at the La Quinta Suites. Evelyn Rising, second vice president of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs and a past president […]

Dictionary listings sometimes not pretty

By Ned Cantwell Words. Merriam-Webster brought out is first Collegiate Dictionary back in 1898. It was a very thin book, because people did not need many words back then. There was much more grunting and pointing in those days. The first dictionary primarily concerned itself with the definitions of “yes,” “no,” and “I’m hungry.” Early […]

Junior rodeo begins Tuesday night

Kevin Wilson Three decades of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association comes full circle this week, as the HPJRA Finals will fill a week’s worth of activities. The rodeo, scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday at Clovis’ Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena, has been a part of New Mexico and Texas rodeo since the association was […]

Doolittle, Leon

Leon Doolittle Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. Mr. Leon Doolittle, 71, of Texico, a meat cutter, died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on April 19, 1932, in Clovis to Truman and Ruth Bell Doolittle. He lived in Clovis and Texico all his life. […]

Davis, Cordova chosen

CNJ STAFF Clovis High grads Darren Davis and Matt Cordova have been selected to the South roster for this weekend’s 28th annual North-South series at Apodaca Park in Las Cruces. The teams will play a 7:30 p.m. single game on Friday and have a noon doubleheader on tap for Saturday. Davis also was chosen as […]

State may see bills for prisoners

By Jack King A Curry County commissioner has called on counties statewide to start billing the state Department of Corrections for the counties’ expenses in housing state prisoners. Curry County Commission Chairman Tim Ashley proposed billing the state department during a meeting of the New Mexico Association of Counties last week in Gallup. The NMAC’s […]

Ed Perales to pressure state on jail

By Jack King A Curry County Commissioner said he wants to further a statewide effort make the state pay county detention centers for housing state inmates. “I would like to encourage counties statewide to pressure the state to pay counties for those incarcerations,” said Commissioner Ed Perales. “I’m concerned about Curry County, but I think […]

Q&A with Bill Ellis

Bill Ellis is retiring as owner of the Friona Star and the Bovina Blade. In 2001, he was named Man of the Year by the Friona Chamber of Commerce, as well as being elected to the Panhandle Press Association’s Hall of Fame. Q: How long have you been active in the field of journalism? A: […]

Dowell, Uley Jr.

Uley Dowell Jr. Services: Have been held. Uley “Pappy” Dowell, 79, of Lake Sumner, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, in an automobile accident at Lake Sumner State Park. He was born April 11, 1924, in Eldon, Iowa, to Uley Dewite Dowell Sr. and the former Grace Howard. He served more than 22 years in the […]