Residents disappointed over deli’s closure

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Teresa Chavez, manager of Wholey Cow Deli on Seventh and Pile streets, makes a sandwich for a customer during the lunchtime rush. Chavez have been manager of the deli for four years. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer It’s noon on Monday and the line at Wholey Cow Deli is […]

Business feature: Hull Street overpass closure affects businesses

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Lovita Frusher, owner of One Stop feed and Supply on Hull Street, helps Len Allemand of Clovis Monday with some research on an item. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The sign in front of Lovita Frusher’s feed store on the south end of the Hull Street overpass reads, “Still […]

Cannon notes strides in first year of Special Ops

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Courtesy photo: Cannon Air Force Base 27th Special Operations Wing Commander Col. Tim Leahy said he expects the aircraft fleet at Cannon Air Force Base to grow to 100 in the next five years. The 27th Special Operations Wing took over command of Cannon from the 27th Fighter Wing in Oct. 2007. By Gabriel Monte: […]

Closure offers time for reflection

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist They tell me I may very well have been the last authorized “civilian” allowed to go over the now-closed Hull Street Bridge.

Residents, business owners discuss overpass closure

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Hull Street overpass has been closed indefinitely. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Nancy Rogers, who owns the Clovis Livestock Auction with her husband, said the Hull Street overpass is the main road to her business and its closure will affect business. She said the auction draws buyers and […]

Train, truck accident causes power outage, reroutes traffic on U.S. 70

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Xcel energy crews work to repair a downed power pole following an accident involving a train and semi that caused power outages in Portales By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A collision between a Southwestern Railroad train and a tractor-trailer Thursday morning forced the closure of U.S. Highway 70 and created power outages across Portales. […]

Cannon clinic closes for training day

The Cannon Air Force Base clinic will be closed April 10 for a wing training day. Questions regarding the clinic closure can be directed to the 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs office at 784-4131.

Break still sought in four-year-old case

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer By Sharna Johnson Curry County Sheriff’s investigator Sandy Loomis said he reviews J.C. Tucker’s homicide file frequently in hopes something will spark a new trail. Tucker, 67, was found shot to death Sept. 4, 2003, at Tucker Auto Sales and Tucker Self-Storage on U.S. 60-84 near Cannon Air Force […]

Year in review: Special Ops to rescue

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The CV-22 Osprey is one of several types of aircraft expected to be assigned to Cannon Air Force Base. (Air Force photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In early 2006, the fate of Cannon Air Force Base remained unwritten. Banners supporting the installation lingered in yards and storefronts. Residents of eastern New Mexico had […]

2006 Year in Review: Base lands mission

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Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega, left, and Clovis Mayor David Lansford rejoice in the news Cannon Air Force Base was granted a new mission in June. The 16th Special Ops Wing is scheduled to take over the base in October.(CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff After months of uncertainty, the fate of Cannon Air Force […]