Dairy attrition continues

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Ten dairies in Roosevelt and Curry counties have gone out of business since wholesale milk prices began dropping more than a year ago, a Dairy Farmers of America spokesman confirms. Walter Bradley, government and business affairs director for the DFA in Clovis, said five of the dairies were participants […]

Clovis’ Bradley nominated for Baptist board

Baptist New Mexican reports: Former New Mexico Lt. Gov. Walter Bradley has been nominated to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Bradley, a member of Clovis’ Central Baptist Church, will serve until 2012 if he’s elected by messengers to the annual SBC meeting scheduled June 10-11 in Indianapolis. • • […]

Nov. 11, 1936

Mrs. J.D. Autry and Mrs. John Bradley Jr. traveled from Portales to Clovis and were visiting friends. … Oil was 10 cents a quart at Super Service, 411 W. Seventh St. … The city of Clovis commemorated Armistice Day with a moment of silence at 11 a.m. … The Tucumcari Rattlers football team played the […]

Cats, Trojans collide in season opener

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Clovis High senior Brian Mead breaks though a hole during the Wildcats’ practice on Thursday afternoon. The Wildcats open the season today with a 7 p.m. contest against Mayfield at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When the Clovis High football team takes on Mayfield in the […]

Bradley, William

William L. (Bill) Bradley, 86, of Portales died Friday, May 12, 2006, at his home. He was born June 2, 1919, near Lake Arthur to Gertrude and Walter Leo Bradley. He attended school in the early grades in Lake Arthur before the family moved to Portales. He graduated from Portales High School in 1937. He […]

MAXED OUT?: Experts disagree on whether or not there’s room for more dairies in eastern New Mexico

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The number of dairy cows in Curry County has doubled in the past five years, and nearly doubled in Roosevelt County, according to a National Agriculture Statistics Service survey. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The presence of more than 120,000 dairy cows in Roosevelt and Curry counties does not […]

Cheese plant changes dairy landscape

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A semi-truck has the green light Thursday to enter the Southwest Cheese Plant southwest of Clovis. (Freedom Newspapers: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers In a matter of months, the cheese plant lauded as an economic boon for Clovis and Portales will devour seven million pounds of milk per day. The demand has already […]

Overproduction sours milk prices

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — A spokesman for Dairy Farmers of America said area dairy farmers are putting money into a fund that will purchase about 60,000 dairy cows this year in an effort to stabilize milk prices. “In order to keep stable prices we need about 9 million cows,” Walter Bradley said […]

Joy Ruth Bradley

Joy Ruth Bradley, 83, of Portales, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born May 4, 1922, in Loraine, Texas, to Alma and Floyd T. Kennedy. Her family moved to Portales when she was a small child. She graduated from Portales High School in 1940. She was a nurse […]

Bradley-Ray, Ethel

Ethel Bradley-Ray, 91, of Hamilton, Texas, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, in Hamilton. She was born Oct. 25, 1914, in Purdy, Okla., to John and Belle Welch Beach. She married Jack Colbert Bradley in 1934. She married Forrest Ray in 1987. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jack Bradley; daughter, Kay Bradley; […]

Familiar foes Clovis, Mayfield meet for 5A title

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Clovis head football coach Eric Roanhaus, second from left, watches his team during Thursday’s practice at the high school. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis coach Eric Roanhaus thinks revenge is a wasted emotion. Besides, it’s been more than three months since the Wildcats opened the season with a […]

Passing combo leads Mayfield into title game

By James Staley: Las Cruces Sun-News LAS CRUCES — Ah, the familiar sights of Mayfield football. During a recent practice Trojan coach Jim Bradley growled at his kicker as David Bustillos and Chris Hernandez perfected the chemistry that has made them arguably the deadliest quarterback-wide receiver duo in the state and helped boost Mayfield to […]

CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY: Trojans pursue perfect finish

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Mayfield’s Jim Bradley, still fiery after nearly 50 years coaching in high school and college, said he’s never gone into a season where he didn’t think his team could win every game. “Well, that’s not true — I did coach at New Mexico State,” he quipped. The senior-laden, top-ranked […]

Finney, Tina K.

Tina Kay Finney Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Fort Sumner. Tina Kay (Stinnett) Finney, 33, of Fort Sumner, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at her home following an extended illness. She was raised and attended school in Portales until her senior year. She graduated from Fort Sumner High School. She […]

Macario Gallegos

Macario Gallegos, 80, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, at his residence in Clovis after an extended illness. He was born March 10, 1925, in Genova. He was involved in construction work and worked in masonry. He was a member of the Catholic church. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. Survivors include […]

Cats visit Mayfield in opener

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Clovis senior Devin Hanson helps fellow senior Jonathan Sweet stretch during the start of practice Thursday at the high school. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Jim Bradley’s teams haven’t lost many season openers — just three in 38 years by his count. The veteran Mayfield coach has padded his […]

Cannon supporters vow to keep fighting

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Hundreds of people stood along Commerce Way, waving and holding signs as BRAC commissioners passed by under police escort. Photo is from a KOB-TV news helicopter. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer By all accounts, supporters of Cannon Air Force Base on Friday made a compelling argument to spare the facility […]

Bradley, Rob

Rob Bradley Services: 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Education Complex at Texico High School. Mr. Rob Bradley, 46, of Texico, a rancher/cattle trader, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 12, 1958, at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. He graduated from Texico High School […]

Technology responsible for job losses

By Walter Williams Now that the elections are over, there’s little political gain for demagoguery about jobs, but let’s prepare ourselves for the next time. Losing a job means a financial crunch and readjustment regardless of the source of job loss. If it’s not from an economic downturn, the loss might be a result of […]

Preparing for payback

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Clovis defensive coordinator Darren Kelley talks to the Clovis Wildcat defense Thursday during practice. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Jim Bradley and the Mayfield Trojans are feeling a little claustrophobic. With rain and drizzle blanketing the eastern part of the state for the better part of a week, the Trojans […]