Pressman turned from owner to ‘phantom’

Don McAlavy: County historian Back in the old days when Joe Fahnert left the CNJ he went to the “Clovis Printing, Inc.” and dropped the word “Lithography” which no one understood. Never use names in your business title that confuse the public. Joe slowly got rid of all the extra help and built a new […]

Kingsville posts sweep over Zias

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Tara Grier had 11 kills, 10 digs and 15 assists Thursday night as Texas A&M-Kingsville overcame a four-point deficit late in the first set to sweep Eastern New Mexico University 25-21, 25-16, 25-19 in a Lone Star Conference volleyball match. Sha Tremble added 10 kills and Kristin Chancellor nine for […]

Education digest — Sept. 3

CNJ staff The Department of Defense Education Activity Educational partnership awarded a $577,000 grant to Clovis Municipal Schools, according to a news release. The grant was proved through the Promoting Student Achievement to Schools Impacted by military Force Structure Changes Competitive Grant Program. The grants focus on enhancing student learning opportunities, student achievement and educator […]

Area geography needs clarification

The July 18 CNJ article “What’s in a name?” was fun reading, but some of its sources lacked factual data. Let me clarify some misconceptions and add some facts. Portales is located in Portales Valley, an east-west trending valley that can be traced from near Fort Sumner to just north of Lubbock. The valley can […]

American 9-10s stay alive at state

CNJ staff CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis American All-Stars stayed alive in state 9-10 Little League competition Saturday, using two big innings to turn back Taos 12-7 in a losers bracket game. American, which lost to Carlsbad Shorthorn 6-4 on Friday, erased a 4-2 deficit with a five-run third, then pulled away with four […]

May 31 Letters to the Editor

There will always be need for news I was amused when I read the full-page statement in the May 22 CNJ by the Newspaper Association of America on the “reality” about newspapers. I fully agree that newspapers are great, but here in Clovis the Amarillo, Lubbock and Albuquerque papers have ceased delivery. The “reality” of […]

Hounds split slugfests with Bulldogs

CNJ staff CNJ STAFF WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Senior catcher Freddy Carmona highlighted an eight-run second with a three-run double, while right fielder Ethan Wagner hit a grand slam and first baseman Seth Clabaugh whacked a pair of solo homers to lift Eastern New Mexico University past Southwestern Oklahoma 16-6 Saturday in the first game of […]

Proposed algae plant to create 100 jobs

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Portales will become home to an algae farm that produces biofuel and an estimated 100 new jobs for the region if the U.S. Senate passes a proposed budget bill. Nearly $1 million in funding for the project is included in the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Bill expected to […]

Ballot bites

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Voters lined up Saturday at the Clovis Police Department’s Community Sub-station at the North Plains Mall for the last day of early voting. Ballot boxes will open Tuesday at 7 a.m. Compiled by CNJ staff The CNJ polled 20 fifth-graders at James Bickley Elementary School on the presidential election. • […]

Kids learn how not to get burned

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis firefighter Sheryl Chavez answers questions from Kendra Aucutt’s kindergarten class at Zia Elementary School after a presentation from the fire department about fire safety. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Their hands clasped, two little girls skipped and twirled beside their classmates chanting, “Stop-drop-and-roll,” while their teacher Kendra Aucutt […]

County declines to release jail assessment

CNJ staff Curry County has denied the Clovis News Journal’s request for a copy of a jail assessment presented at a Sept. 3 County Commission meeting. The New Mexico Association of counties prepared the assessment following the Aug. 24 escape of eight inmates from the Curry County Adult Detention Center. Four inmates have since been […]

Police report on escape discovery

Animal euthanasia demystified

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A pregnant pit bull mix surrendered by its owner last week to the Clovis Animal Shelter has until Tuesday to be adopted before she is euthanized, according to officials. The city of Clovis is considering switching its animal euthanasia method from gas to lethal injection. The CNJ requested to view […]

CNJ wins five first-place awards

CNJ staff The Clovis News-Journal took five first-place awards and gathered eight total awards in The Associated Press Managing Editor’s contest, as announced by the AP Saturday evening. Managing Editor Rick White received first-place awards for sports photo, deadline sports writing and headline writing, and took second for page design. The News-Journal staff took first-place […]

May 25, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Gays also part of our community Regarding Friday’s CNJ report on the Clovis High School yearbook staff including gays in its couples feature section: Why are so many people upset over the pictures of gay people in the yearbook?

May 25, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Gays also part of our community Regarding Friday’s CNJ report on the Clovis High School yearbook staff including gays in its couples feature section: Why are so many people upset over the pictures of gay people in the yearbook?

Blair discusses his retirement, career as Clovis police officer

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair announced his retirement Wednesday. His last day will be June 30. Blair, 43, spoke with the CNJ about his decision to retire and his 22-year career as a Clovis police officer. Q: Why retire now after 18 months as chief?A: Me and my wife […]

CNJ launches new look online

CNJ Staff In case you haven’t noticed, our Web site has a new look today. The idea is to make navigation a little simpler. One new feature online is called “Data Central.” Look for the link on the home page or find it under the “News” category in the blue bar at the top of […]

Feb. 19, 2008 Meetings Watch

What: Curry County Commission Meeting When: 9 a.m. today Where: Curry County Courthouse Agenda items include: • An agreement with the state to clean up right of ways entering the county. County Commissioner Tim Ashley said complaints about the shabby state of the medians and drainage ditches on state highways coming into town have come […]

Feb. 10, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Clinton misgivings lack substance Regarding the Feb. 7 CNJ editorial “Clinton threat to core principle of freedom:” I must agree that in their willingness to support a war of aggression against Iraq, Hillary Clinton and John McCain are more of the same. But as to the remainder of the piece, I have few questions: Why […]