Tuesday morning briefing: Code talkers and how to be a Scout

Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday briefing. Code talker The Chester Nez: World War II Navajo Code Talker presentation is 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Free and open to the public. Become a Scout The Mulligan stew dinner and Boy Scout sign-up is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at Oasis […]

Support campaign rolls through Clovis

Cannon Connections: Kevin Wilson The Patriot Guard Riders arrive at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3280 in Clovis while escorting the “Campaign 99” tour through New Mexico during its nine-day trip to Washington, D.C. Kevin Wilson Reaching the other 99 percent is a time-consuming process, so much that Code of Support organizers are losing […]

Motorcycle group helps tour supporting servicemembers

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Rick Romero of Cuba, N.M. adjusts his Patriot Guard Riders flag outside of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3280 Monday afternoon. The Patriot Guard Riders helped escort the “Campaign 99” tour through New Mexico during its nine-day trip to Washington, D.C. Kevin Wilson Reaching the other 99 percent is […]

Letters to the editor: Pets need to be kept confined

Pets need to be kept confined I am wondering why the people of Colonial Parkway find that they do not have to abide by the municipal code: 6.08.050 dogs and cats — running at large prohibited. Every time my husband and I go for a walk in our neighborhood, we have some random dog come […]

Home weatherization programs available

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Greg Fisher of Portales points to weather stripping workers from Star Efficiency contracting company of Roswell added to a door as part of an Xcel Energy program. New Mexico Xcel customers who have refrigerated air conditioning have access to a program that weatherizes their homes for energy efficiency. Argen Duncan […]

Press release: Police hosting Neighborhood Watch; Code Blue meeting

One of the goals of the Clovis Police Department is to make Clovis a “Safer place to live, work, and play.” In doing so, the community is needed to be the eyes and ears of the police department. We are still in the process of starting Neighborhood Watch programs in the community and are recruiting […]

Western code: Never admit to pain

After years of personal observation I am ready to reveal the real, true code of the West. Here it is: “Don’t ever admit you’re hurt.” We all know the guy who gets bucked off on his c

Business feature: Residents, businesses prepare for area code switch

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico residents and businesses are running out of time before the official switch from the 505 to the 575 area code. The grace period to make the switch is Sunday. David Rael of City Printing in Clovis has been reminding his customers about the switch over the […]

Student publications code passed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The board of education will have the final ruling on content of student publications in Clovis schools. The board passed the code during Tuesday’s regular meeting by a 3-2 margin. The code also gives a school principal authority to review student publications, such as the high school year book, […]

Business feature: Cell phone providers readying for switch

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Phone companies are offering to reprogram cell phones for free to help subscribers adjust to the permanent switch to the 575 area code that takes effect next month. About three-fourths of the state, including eastern New Mexico will be assigned the 575 area code. The state Public Regulation Commission […]

American Legion granted extension on fire code

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer City commissioners granted the American Legion Post 117 a six-month extension to comply with a city fire code regarding the installation of a fire hydrant. City commissioners said during Thursday’s meeting the non-profit organization for military veterans can open its new post at 2800 W. Grand Ave. next week […]

Trial of Cannon airman to start

The murder trial of Airman Basic Edward M. Novak for the October 2004 death of his wife, Kimberly S. Novak, in their home on Cannon Air Force Base, is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. in the Cannon courthouse January 28. Airman Novak, 712th Maintenance Squadron Provisional, previously the 27th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was charged […]

New area code affects state of mind

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist It’s a little hard saying goodbye to the 505. On the surface, it’s just a three-digit area code for our Land of Entrapment, I mean Land of Enchantment. But the 505 is also a mentality. This area code change is literally going to split our state in half, if politicians […]

Area code switch looming

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Courtesy illustration By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer As the new area code’s implementation approaches in October, local business owners have mixed reactions to the change. Permissive dialing begins Oct. 7, allowing callers to dial either the current 505 area code or new 575 area code, giving them a year to adjust. “It will give […]

Weeds growing problem

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer This year’s abundant rainfall has made weeds abundant too, leading to a growing number of weed control violations. The number of violations in May was about triple that of May 2006: 356 compared with 118. By city ordinance, property owners must keep grass, weeds and similar plants below 12 […]

Portables a problem, resident says

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Clovis residents have expressed concerns about the safety of portable classrooms. The school district currently uses 50 portable units, according to school officials. (Courtesy Photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A Clovis grandparent is agitated because her grandsons were housed in a portable classroom at a Clovis school that failed to met fire code […]

ENMU student weaves art, war and Navajo tradition

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Teddy Draper III with a section of the mural he painted at the Community Services Center in Portales. He said the scene was reflective of a recent trip he made to the Marianas Islands. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers As a Marine and the son of a World War II code […]

Legislators, lobbyists and Leno: Yikes

By Ned Cantwell: State coulumnist This is a wonderful time of year for civics students. They get to see how the system works here in New Mexico. Here’s how it works. We pay tax when we fill the tank, earn a paycheck, or eat a meal at a restaurant. For the test at the end […]

Officers posting notices in crackdown on weeds, debris

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The yellow and blue yard signs seen around town recently are not advertising real estate or garage sales. They are part of the city’s effort to beautify Clovis by strictly enforcing codes related to weeds and debris. According to city officials, the “code crackdown” began on Nov. 1. The […]

Dress code no hardship for NBA players

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist I am trying to feel Marcus Camby’s pain. I am also trying to keep a straight face. I cannot do both. Camby, for those who never read the sports page, is a very tall man who is paid $8 million per annum to play basketball for the Denver Nuggets. You’d […]