Clovis YMCA opening April 30

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Clovis Y’s 4,500-square-foot wellness center features a Clovis Wildcat on one wall. Liliana Castillo The Clovis YMCA will open April 30 and began accepting charter memberships Monday. Associate Executive Director Shane Nelson said the chapter took 27 memberships its first day. The local chapter is part of the YMCA […]

Weekly update —

Civic center holding anniverary open house The Clovis Civic Center is celebrating its fifth anniversary Friday with an open house, reception and program. The open house will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and an anniversary program scheduled for 4:45 p.m. The city-owned, 29,000-square-foot […]

State Golden Gloves set for this weekend

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Elijio Sena of Clovis, right, makes adjustment to the turnbuckle to tighten the ropes of the ring while Andy Birch of Clovis checks the status of the rope being tighten across the ring. Sena is a six-time state champion in the super-heavyweight division and will be making his last Golden […]

Ticket feature: Team roping championships to begin Friday

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File photo Team roping is set to take place at the Curry County Events Center Friday through Sunday with events starting at 9 a.m. daily. Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Championships Team Roping will be taking place in Clovis Friday through Sunday. Sanctioned by the United States Team Roping Championships, the event will be […]

Commission to consider burn ordinance

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Curry County Commissioners are expected to vote on an ordinance which would allow them to prohibit fires during high risk periods. Sharna Johnson A proposed burn ordinance expected to go before Curry County Commissioners today would give the county the authority to cite residents for improper burning, and could result […]

Senior happenings — March 6

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m., Senior board of directors meeting; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 11 a.m., Monthly senior center meeting; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free blood sugar and blood pressure check; 11:30 a.m., […]

Small business development center selects state director

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Small Business Development Center network has selected Michael Rivera as the new state director, according to a news release. The NMSBDC operates 20 statewide centers which serve small business owners and those attempting to start small businesses. Rivera, outgoing Chief of Staff of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, […]

Honesty really at center of dispute

There’s quite a battle going on in Wisconsin. Just like Tea Party members have protested legislation they don’t like, employees are protesting legislation they don’t like. Newly elected Gov. Scott Walker, bolstered by Republican majorities in the Legislature, is asking public employees to make financial concessions, and give up collective bargaining rights, to help the […]

County fair theme contest opens Monday

CNJ staff The Curry County Event Center is holding the third annual theme contest for the Curry County Fair. The contest begins Monday and runs through March 7. Themes should be fair-related, and entries should include a name, address/e-mail and phone number. Entries should be sent to Curry County Events Center, Attn: Jan Riley, Event […]

Clovis man facing drug trafficking charges

Freedom New Mexico A 35-year-old Clovis man was arrested Thursday on charges of trafficking methamphetamines after an investigation by narcotics agents. David Patrick, is being held without bond at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on a parole violation in conjunction with the case, according to a press release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Old school, snow’s coming and an eye-catching sequel

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Those were the days New Mexico students were required to attend school for five months in 1912.Video game of the week Our own Jenna Zamie offers up and eye-catching sequel. Game: Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 Genre: Platformer System: 360, PS3 What is it? Eye-catching […]

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m., Senior Center Board of Directors meeting; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 11 a.m. Monthly Senior Center Meeting; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free blood sugar and blood pressure check; 11:30 […]

Senior happenings — Jan. 16

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance at La Casa Senior Center. Monday: Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free blood pressure check; 10:30 a.m., Indoor […]

Roosevelt County jail security chief talks future plans

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Roosevelt County Detention Center Administrator David Casanova, left, and Chief of Security Dent McGill are training their officers to be better prepared to deal with inmates, both mentally and physically. Alisa Boswell Roosevelt County Detention Center Chief of Security Dent McGill took over the post less than three weeks ago. […]

Ticket feature: Gypsy jazz band kicks off 2011 Cultural Arts Series

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Courtesy photo Fishtank Ensemble will play in Clovis Jan. 25 at the Civic Center as part of the Cultural Arts Series. Freedom New Mexico Fishtank Ensemble will kickoff the Cultural Arts Series in the new year on Jan. 25 at the Clovis Civic Center. A “high energy” band, the group’s sound is described as a […]

Letter to the editor: Poor planning went into concert

My wife and I attended a concert Dec. 12 at the Clovis Civic Center. The program was one that we particularly wanted to see. We arrived 30 minutes early as we were aware that parking at the center is very limited. Upon entering the center, we were told we must wait in the lobby until […]

‘Clovis Sound’ traveling to Carlsbad

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File photo Tommy Allsup will perform in a Jan. 8 concert in Carlsbad to bring the “Clovis Sound” to the area. CNJ staff The Clovis sound is going to Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Museum and Arts Center is hosting a look back at the Norman Petty recording studios in Clovis, and the era of music made […]

Year in review: PRMC expands; Melrose breaks ground on clinic

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File photo Plains Regional Medical Center Administrator Hoyt Skabelund inspects surgery rooms in a newly opened outpatient surgery center. CNJ staff In 2010, Melrose broke ground on the first health clinic to be located in the Curry County village. Money to build the facility, $500,000, was obtained through a state community development grant. The 1,920 […]

Education column — Dec. 23

CCC closed for holidays Clovis Community College closed for the holidays Tuesday and will reopen Jan. 3 at 8 a.m. The cosmetology salon will be closed until Jan. 18. Until Jan,. 15 Health and Fitness Center holiday hours will be 6 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 6 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Friday; 8 […]

Tres Amigas to sign lease

CNJ staff Public Lands Commissioner Patrick Lyons and Tres Amigas, LLC will sign a lease Thursday morning at the Clovis Civic Center. The signing is scheduled for 9 a.m. The lease would help enable renewable energy to move unobstructed through numerous states, Canada and Mexico by 2014. In September, a short-term option agreement gave Tres […]