Racing commissioner has Clovis ties

Eddie Fowler of Ruidoso is vice chairman of the New Mexico Racing Commission, which will be in Tucumcari on Thursday to hear a proposal for a racetrack and casino.

Monument honors Melrose veterans

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Courtesy photo The Memorial Wall lists 225 veterans from the village of Melrose. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Melrose Veterans Committee has a new venue for its Memorial Day service. Melrose Veterans Committee Chairman James Townson said today’s Memorial Day service will be held at Baxter Park, where a Memorial Wall listing 225 […]

Committee addresses water conservation

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Water Policy Advisory Committee member Marcus Brice says fugitive water — water that runs off into the street during lawn watering — is a “humongous problem all over Clovis.” By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer The water policy advisory committee will form a subcommittee tasked with developing an ordinance addressing […]

Chairman touts Ute water project

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Former Clovis Mayor David Lansford told city commissioners that a project proposing to build a pipeline from the Ute Reservoir to eight eastern New Mexico entities needs to be constructed, with or without federal funding. Lansford, the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority Chairman, was responding to a question […]

Oct. 31, 1943

Joe Roach was the acting chief of police during a reorganization of the city’s police department. … The Clovis News-Journal reported the War Fund Drive was progressing satisfactorily in Curry County with workers canvassing door to door in Clovis, according to Judge J.C. Compton, chairman of the drive. … Jimmie Allman’s School of Dancing, 421 […]

Sept. 15, 1930

Dr. A.L. Dillon was re-elected county chairman and Otto Smith was re-elected secretary at the GOP County meeting. … Only one dairy fell below a grade A test in a report made to city officials by Dr. Thos. W. Jones, city milk inspector. … Vicks VapoRub claimed it could be used for headaches, in an […]

Senators coming to town for Ute water meeting

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Mayor David Lansford calls the Ute Water Project the largest, and most important, operation eastern New Mexico has undertaken. The next three days could be the most important in the project’s more-than-40-year lifespan. “I think that is a good characterization of the position we’re at at this point […]

Mondragon receives award for service

CNJ Staff Raymond Mondragón of Clovis has received the Bronze Award from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, according to a news release from the New Mexico Economic Development Department. Mondragón is chairman of the New Mexico Economic Development Partnership and director of area economic development for ENMR-Plateau. “In January 2002, I called […]

March 2, 1909

New Mexico territorial Gov. George Curry officially declared Clovis a city, by proclamation. … Theodore Roosevelt was in his next-to-last day as U.S. president. New Mexico was almost three years away from becoming a state. … E.R. Hart, the manager of a lumber company, was chairman of Clovis’ Board of Trustees. … The city’s population […]

County Commission enters new term

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Albin Smith and Frank Blackburn were tabbed by fellow Curry County Commissioners to lead the five-person governing body during Wednesday’s meeting. Smith, a local dairy owner, was unanimously elected as chairman. He replaced Tim Ashley. “Thank you. I appreciate it,” Smith said after switching seats with Ashley. “I look […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. today at the Curry County Courthouse. The following agenda items will be discussed: A new Curry County Commission chairman will be elected to replace Tim Ashley. A new Curry County Commission co-chairman will be elected to replace Commissioner Albin Smith. Leslie Johnson, Curry County Detention Center administrator, […]

2006 Home and Garden Show

CNJ staff What: Home and Garden Show Where: Clovis Civic Center When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Five things to do at the 2006 Home and Garden Show: • Have your blood tested for diabetes by local health professionals • Talk with builders about constructing your dream […]

Civic Center hosting Home and Garden Show

CNJ staff A Home and Garden Show will be held this weekend at the Clovis Civic Center. The event is sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Eastern New Mexico. According to Chairman Todd Farrell, 70 vendors will display products in a show-and-tell setting. Attendees can register to win door prizes or sit and relax […]

Letters to the editor: Fireballs vocalist Tharp wilkl be missed

Today I say goodbye to a personal friend and somewhat of a musical legend: Chuck Tharp, of the original Fireballs. Chuck was a damn fine person in so many ways. We who knew him were aware that he was often haunted by his memories from Vietnam, yet liberated by being able to use his moderate […]

2/4 Organizations

BPO Does No. 108 Clovis BPO Does #108 held a regular meeting on Jan. 26, with President Gaylynn presiding. Gaylynn called for committee reports. Membership Chairman Georgia Urioste read the application for two new members who will be installed on Feb. 23. Gaylynn turned the meeting over to past Deputy Supreme Installing President Bea Martel. […]

Commission votes to impose burn ban

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners on Wednesday voted to impose a county-wide outdoor burn ban. Commissioners said the ban encompasses all types of fires, including fireworks and grills. The ban will remain in place until commissioners act to rescind it. County Road Superintendent Danny Davis asked for the ban, informing commissioners […]

New chairman’s first job taming threat of inflation

Freedom Newspapers With the threat of inflation returning, keeping it tame would be the first job of Ben Bernanke, whom President Bush on Monday appointed to be chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. On Oct. 14, the U.S. Labor Department reported that consumer prices rose 1.2 percent in September, the highest level since March 1980, […]

Securities law should embrace, not stifle, risk

Freedom Newspapers American securities law should be transparent, so investors can see what’s going on with a company, yet not so cumbersome that it harms business. We’re not yet at that ideal balance. A major problem is the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation Congress passed and President Bush signed in 2002 in the wake of the financial collapse […]

Sena, Raymond

Raymond Sena Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Clovis. Raymond Orlin “Ray” Sena, 65, Clovis, died Friday, June 3, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Sept. 21, 1939, in Yeso Creek, to Carlos and Alice Casaus Sena. He married Merlinda Mondragon August 9, 1958, […]

In wartime, all vets not equal

By Tom Philpott Rep. Steve Buyer, R-Ind., new chairman of House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, says the medical and rehabilitation needs of a new generation of war veterans leave him more certain than ever that Congress erred in 1996 when it opened VA healthcare to any veteran willing to pay modest fees. “While some veterans’ organizations […]