Investigator: Officials broke chain of command

Robin Fornoff A private investigator has determined Curry County Commissioner Bobby Sandoval and former Finance Director Mark Lansford each broke chain of command in a dispute over a cost of living pay raise for County Manager Lance Pyle. Investigator Doug Shawn of Universal Investigation Services in Albuquerque was hired after Lansford filed a grievance Jan. […]

Rats rescued from food chain

Sharna Johnson “18 cats?” The young officer asked me. “No, 18 rats,” I said, watching the predictable change in his expression while he tried his best to not laugh, instead focusing on his notepad as he scribbled. That’s right, I was filing a police report for 18 stolen rats. Time warp back to the beginning […]

Chain saw artist showcases talent at fair

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CNJ staff photo: Gabe Monte Gary Keenan carves out a horeshoe from a walnut log. Keenan’s chain saw sculpting is one of the dozens of attractions at the Curry County Fair. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Gary and April Gober shared a bag of popcorn, fascinated by the wood chips and sawdust that flew […]

Memories best gift to leave behind

Memories flash across my mind and cause my thoughts to turn back to times well over a half century ago, to a time of my earliest recollections, and starts a chain reaction of memories to begin unwinding,” wrote Vernon “Pistol” Payne,

Convenience store chain Town & Country sold

Staff and wire reports CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Convenience store operator Susser Holdings Corp. said Friday it will acquire privately held convenience store chain Town & Country Food Stores for $361 million in cash. Town & Country operates 168 convenience stores in Texas and New Mexico, incluidng 28 locations in eastern New Mexico. Town & […]

4/11 Business digest

Renovated Clovis Inn joins new chain With its renovation complete, the Clovis Inn and Suites at 2912 Mabry Drive joins the Best Western hotel chain, according to a news release from the hotel chain. The hotel offers 96 rooms, including 18 suites, and features complimentary continental breakfast, an on-site restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, […]

Drugstore chain says it will buy Albertson’s Inc.

Staff and wire reports MINNEAPOLIS — An investment group led by grocer Supervalu Inc. and drugstore chain CVS Corp. said Monday it will buy Albertson’s Inc., the nation’s second-biggest traditional grocery store chain, for $9.7 billion in cash and stock. Albertson’s stockholders will get $26.29 per share in cash and Supervalu stock. The investment group […]

Albertson’s considering sale of company

The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — Albertson’s Inc. said Friday it was considering putting itself up for sale as well as other alternatives as the nation’s second-largest supermarket chain contends with sales that have lagged many of its rivals. Its shares surged 11 percent. The company — which operates about 2,500 stores including Albertson’s, Acme, […]

Let’s put a stop to Internet chain letters

by Helena Rodriguez If you don’t download this column from our newspaper Web site immediately and forward it to 12 people, you will be struck by lightning. Then as you get up and try to walk away, a bulldozer will run over you. Wait, that’s not all. Before you take your last breath, your lover […]

Governor welcomes donation

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Thursday’s magic number was 7,000. That’s 7,000 Dollar General stores for the Nashville-based chain; a $7,000 prize giveaway for customers; and a $7,000 donation from Clovis’ newest retail store to Clovis Community College’s adult basic literacy program. One company CEO, one New Mexico governor and about 200 people were on […]

Discrimination by government is always wrong

The city of San Francisco is renowned for its history and charm and its vibrant art galleries, restaurants and street life. San Francisco, like other interesting cities, did not gain its uniqueness by government edict. Unfortunately, those who control San Francisco apparently believe government now is the only thing standing between their fair city and […]

Police Blotter 11/25

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A 27-year-old Clovis woman contacted police about 4:30 p.m. Thursday regarding a possible theft of her dog. The woman said the dog turned up missing Nov. 15 during a yard sale at the 3000 block of La Luz. The dog, a young […]