Officials hope measure will keep Tres Amigas headquarters in state

Alisa Boswell State officials are pushing a new legislative bill that would change tax laws because they believe it will encourage Tres Amigas to build their headquarters in eastern New Mexico rather than west Texas. Tres Amigas is planning to build a power grid near Clovis that will connect North America’s two major power grids […]

Hounds hope to build on Long Beach outing

CNJ staff If the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team can get itself healthy and play as hard as it did on Monday night at Long Beach State, the Greyhounds should be a factor when Lone Star Conference play resumes in two weeks. Playing without 6-foot-8 senior forward Curtis Wilkinson (hand injury) and getting […]

Business digest — July 26

Clovis couple wins $10,000 Shawn and Tina-Marie Schiller, members of High Plains Federal Credit Union in Clovis, were top winners in an 11-month Savings Challenge New Mexico contest, walking away with $10,000 after meeting three goals, according to a press release. The couple was coached by High Plains Federal Credit Union coach Tammy Lewis. The […]

Everybody’s business: Managing people is an art

Running a business and managing employees can appear as two separate and non-relational skills. However, management is an integral role of owning a business. Some people do not like supervising; others have the knack and thoroughly enjoy it. Similar to other skills, managing people can be learned. Most small businesses start out with the founder […]

Education column: Food program aims to build foundation for culinary careers

If you ever happen to wander down the halls in A Building at Clovis High School, I have to warn you it’s a risky business at certain times of the day. Often, the most delectable aromas are emanating from the food lab. The lab is an oversized, fully equipped, professional kitchen shared by teachers in […]

Officials: Proposed property tax increase would retire

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Court officials say a proposed courthouse would keep inmates separate from the public and jurors, a security risk they say the existing courthouse does not address. Sharna Johnson A proposed property tax increase to build a courthouse would retire in about 20 years — after the bond is paid off. […]

First person: Built to compete

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Courtesy photo Clovis resident Dennis Gutierrez has been body building since 2004 and is training his son for his first competition in April. Clovis resident Dennis Gutierrez won the New Mexico State body building competition by placing first in the lightweight class and Masters over 50 class. Gutierrez, 50, was a competitive powerlifter for 30 […]

ENMU squads looking to build

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams made their best showings ever in the Lone Star Conference meet last fall. Fourth-year coach Eric Boll is optimistic they can improve on it this season. The Greyhounds, picked for ninth, finished third in the LSC meet last fall and then stunned traditional conference power Abilene […]

Education feature: Imaginations in gear

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jordan Marin, 10, figures out a way to connect a battery to his creature Tuesday at Mesa Elementary School during Camp Invention. Liliana Castillo Each student built a battery-operated creature out of household items during Camp Invention. It is just one exercise in the week-long Camp Invention designed to teach […]

Officials say now best time to build judicial complex

Sharna Johnson Curry County could have a new jail and courthouse within two years if a $33 million bond to bankroll a new judicial complex is passed by voters. Albuquerque architect Don May said detailed designing of the facilities would take about a year with a little more than a year for construction. “In our […]

Letter to the editor: Questions over school site remain

Clovis Municipal Schools wants to build a new school. The land selected is in Pleasant Hill. I have questions:

Reporter’s notebook: Indian weatherman predicts fair spring

CNJ staff Chief Joseph Weldon Crim of the Plains Indians said Tuesday the wind indicates fair spring weather. Every March 22, Crim goes to his ranch in Lazbuddie, Texas, to build a campfire. The direction of the smoke is a guide to the upcoming spring weather “I have to get out of town because the […]

Team sports can build character

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist My grandchildren have introduced me to organized team sports for kids, and it’s great fun — for everyone. Parents who succumb to poor sportsmanship during their children’s games make the news now and then, but I can tell you most families are not like that. They are their kids’ cheerleaders, […]

A matter of faith

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Melissa Cartwright, in a program for three days, makes her dorm bed Wednesday at the Lighthouse Mission. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer They know that if they build it, they will come. That’s the easy part. It’s the financing that needs prayers and faith. After 22 years of sheltering, […]

Hull Street bridge bids under projections

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Call it a little reverse sticker shock. When City of Clovis administrators began opening bids from companies hoping to build a new bridge at Hull Street, it was expected that the cost would be somewhere close to $6 million. That’s because HDR Engineering previously estimated the cost at $5.8 […]

Plans for new middle school press forward

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board has taken the first step for the district and Public School Facilities Authority to move forward on plans to build a new middle school to absorb growth from Cannon Air Force Base. The school board approved educational specifications for a new middle school and […]

Hounds open at CSU-Pueblo

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU assistant Todd Wallis, right, rolls a loose ball to Joey Mendez during a drill at Thursday’s practice. The Greyhounds open their season Saturday at Colorado State-Pueblo. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Colorado State-Pueblo is a new program. Eastern New Mexico just feels like one. Both the Thunderwolves and […]

Volunteers sought to build playground

CNJ staff The United Way is looking for volunteers to build a playground at the Grand Avenue Apartments Saturday, according to a news release. The project is sponsored by the United Way’s Day of Caring Committee. Installation of the playground will begin at 8 a.m. Volunteers are need to help build, clean, paint and move […]

Homeowners dispute work done on homes

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Norman Woodard displays a sign labeling KL General Contractor as a lemon in the front yard of his home on Springfield Street in north Clovis. Woodard said problems in the house range from major issues to cosmetic ones. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents Woodie and Kathy Woodard […]

Talks under way to build nature trail at Goodwin Lake

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Goodwin Lake was named for longtime planning and zoning committee member Betty Jane Goodwin. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When Justin Howalt was asked why Goodwin Lake was an ideal spot for a nature trail, he let a laugh slip out.And then Clovis’ city engineer said, “You haven’t been there, have you?”Clovis city officials, […]