Hundreds brave cold to attend annual Christmas parade

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A group of elves dances for the judges Saturday in front of the Curry County Courthouse. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Tradition trumped biting cold Saturday evening. Hundreds of people — shivering even beneath hats, layers of clothes, and blankets — lined Main Street for the annual Christmas Lights Parade […]

Motorcycle drive nets over 200 toys

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Laura Reynosa and her 22-month-old son, Israel, wait for the start of the “Operation Santa Claus” toy run Saturday at High Plains Harley-Davidson. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Braving low temperatures and cutting winds, bikers bundled up Saturday morning and tucked dolls, cars and teddy bears in saddlebags to […]

Schhol Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — French toast, cold juice & milk. Lunch —Corn dog, french fries, pickle spear, chilled peaches and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Eggs & toast, cold juice & milk. Lunch — Burrito/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, fresh watermelon and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, cold juice & milk. Lunch […]

State of innocence never guaranteed

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist On Sept. 10, 2001, this nation was more than a quarter-century past its last real crisis. This is not to say the intervening years were uneventful: They were not. Those years saw three attempted presidential assassinations, a shuttle explosion, an impeachment and sundry hostage takings, military actions and political scandals. […]

Cold case sleuth has Clovis ties

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Rocky Mountain News photo: Todd HeislerLou Smit, left, Scott Fischer, center, and Charlie Hess are cold-case investigators with the El Paso County, Colo., Sheriff’s Department. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A Clovis native who developed a taste for crime fighting as a local newspaper reporter and photographer played a role in a convicted Colorado […]

You can get colds in the summer too

By Ryn Gargulinski: local columnist There’s a man rambling around town and he’s a real pain in the keister. He’s currently hitting the West Coast but, if he already hasn’t, will be moving inland sometime soon. He’s not a nice man to meet, for the first thing he does is bludgeon the skull so it […]

5/14 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken pattie on a bun, tasty tator tots, pickle spear and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Pizza, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, fresh apple and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast— Go-gurt, cold juice & milk. […]

5/7 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pocket, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, gravy, hot homemade roll, chilled peaches and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Tacos, salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, orange smiles and cold milk. Wednesday: School favorite. Thursday: Breakfast— Pancake sausage […]

4/30 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Fajitas/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, rosy applesauce and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Eggs and toast, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Sloppy joe sandwich, tasty tator tots, pickle spear, fruit Jell-O and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Wonderful waffles, cold juice […]

4/23 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: No school. Tuesday: Breakfast — Go-gurt, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Bow tie lasagna, grand green beans, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, garlic bread and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage and biscuit, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Enchiladas, salsa, seasoned pinto beans, crisp lettuce, crackers and cold milk. Thursday: […]

4/16 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: No School. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pocket, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Fajitas/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, chilled pears and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast, cold juice, and milk. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, french fries, pickle slices, chilled peaches and cold milk. Thursday: Breakfast— Blueberry muffin, cold […]

4-9 School menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Wonderful waffles, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, gravy, hot homemade roll, chilled mixed fruit and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, cold juice and milk. Lunch — “Backwards Day” Breakfast burrito, salsa, tasty tator tots, chilled strawberries and cold milk. Wednesday: […]

4-2 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast —French toast, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, french fries, pickle slices, chilled peaches and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cowboy bread, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Fajitas/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, chilled pears and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, cold juice, and milk. […]

3/19 School menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast —Pancake sausage on a stick, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes/gravy, hot homemade roll, orange smiles and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pocket, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Bow tie lasagna, grand green beans, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, garlic bread and cold milk. Wednesday: […]

3-12 School menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast —Cheese toast, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Pigs in a blanket, tasty tator tots, pickle spear, applesauce and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Italian spaghetti, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, chilled mixed fruit and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Go-gurt and toast, […]

3/5 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast —Go-gurt and toast, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Egg roll, steamed rice, vegetable medley, pineapple tidbits and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Tacos/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, orange smiles and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cold juice, and milk. Lunch […]

2/26 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — French toast, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Fajitas/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, chilled pears and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Sausage pancake on a stick, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Italian spaghetti, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, chilled mixed fruit and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, […]

2/19 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: No School Tuesday: Breakfast — Wonderful waffles, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, French fries, pickle slices, chilled pears and cold milk Wednesday: Breakfast — Eggs and toast, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Tacos/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, orange smiles and cold milk Thursday: Breakfast — Cowboy […]

Lawmaker pensions in bill going to governor

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Just in time for Valentine’s Day, lawmakers sent the governor something to sweeten their pensions. Tucked into a bill dealing with mileage rates for state workers is a provision that would change the formula for calculating the pensions of members of the Legislature. The measure went to Gov. Bill […]

2/12 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — French toast, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Pig in a blanket, french fries, pickle spear, chilled mixed fruit, and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast and Lunch — School favorite. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cold juice, and milk. Lunch — bow-tie lasagna, grand green beans, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, […]