Authorities seek vandals

Freedom New Mexico Authorities are searching for whoever drove through two New Mexico pumpkin patches and caused $4,500 in damages just weeks before Halloween. Curry County deputies say someone drove through a fence Tuesday night in Curry County and damaged the pumpkin patch and corn maze at Davis Farms. Two nights later, someone did the […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Fair warning, schedules set and the birth of the NBA

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Fair warning From 10:30 p.m. Saturday to 2:30 a.m. Sunday, officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting a DWI Check Point within the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk and drug impaired drivers Schedules set Portales Municipal Schools scheduling […]

Rising feed prices stretch budgets

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Austin Hale of Clovis One-Stop Feed Inc. said rising feed costs are stretching already tight budgets for consumers who have animals. Sharna Johnson With steadily rising grain-based feed prices, the future is hard to predict, but the one thing that is certain is costs are stretching budgets, especially for those […]

Area farmers: More dryland corn grown for grain

Argen Duncan Roosevelt and Curry County farmers grew more dryland corn for grain this year and they expect the trend to continue. Also, corn silage, the biggest use of locally grown corn, had varied yields this year. Silage goes to feed dairy cattle, while grain corn may be used for ethanol production, livestock feed or […]

Day trip: Corn maze offers seasonal fun

Place: The Maize What is it? The Maize is a corn maze a person has to navigate through to get to the end. Where is it? Just outside Shallowater, Texas. Take U.S. 70 from Clovis and go east on FM 1294 from Shallowater. About an hour an a half from base. What can people see […]

Corn harvest yields vary for area farmers

Argen Duncan The harvest of corn for silage has gone smoothly in Roosevelt and Curry counties, and yields have varied around the area, according to farmers and harvesters. Most corn grown in the area is chopped for silage, which is used to feed cattle, said Kevin Breshears of SPRA-Green Custom Harvesting. Roosevelt County farmer Rick […]

Letter to the editor: Middle school design innovative

Have you noticed new home development in Clovis has produced neighborhoods that look like rows of corn — straight-line streets, no wasted space, no green park areas, nothing to break the monotony? Most new construction areas are laid out this way. Developers want the highest density per acre. However, those who donated 40 acres for […]

Gavilon wants to expand grain operation

CNJ staff The new owner of a grain elevator located west of Clovis hopes to distribute corn residuals from ethanol production and increase the volume of grain handled at the site. Omaha, Neb.-based Gavilon Group, which took over the Peavey Grain Elevator on U.S. Highway 60/84 this spring, will need approval from the state Environment […]

Researchers promoting canola as viable crop for area

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Researchers at the New Mexico State University Science Center in Clovis said canola would be a viable crop in the High Plains because it can be used for biodiesel production and as dairy feed. Science center assistant professor Sangu Angadi advocates the use of canola over corn in biofuel […]

Corn silage harvest gets late start

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Freedom New Mexico: Sarah Meyer Kevin Breshears of Breshears Farms checks corn for moisture Saturday morning in a field west of Portales. The corn harvest for silage has been delayed because of moisture content. By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico This year’s corn silage harvest is off to a late start, according to area harvesters. […]

Beef market getting stung by corn hike

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CNJ file photo Gail Morris, general manager of Bovina Feeders, said the cost of feed has risen by $30 to $40 a ton, with corn nearly doubling. By CNJ staff writer: Sharna Johnson With the rising cost of corn and other grains, local cattle growers are struggling to stay afloat. U.S. beef producers now spend […]

Roswell student’s return to Mexico causing furor

The Associated Press ROSWELL — Karina Acosta’s senior year at Roswell High came to an abrupt end after she was ticketed for blocking a fire lane outside a school and driving without a license. The officer who stopped her — a Roswell policeman assigned to the school — asked her for proof of legal U.S. […]

Feb. 10, 2008 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Waffles and graham crackers, cereal, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Bean and cheese burrito, Spanish rice, lettuce, tomato, ranch dressing, fruit cup and milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll, cereal, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Pig in a blanket, potato patty, steamed broccoli, Jell-O cup and milk. Wednesday: […]

Good tamales don’t come from can

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Tamales. There, on the front page of a Sunday edition of the “Clovis News Journal,” was a picture of tamales being made. Now, didn’t that make me hungry? Marie Gomez was working with a bunch of masa, some tasty-looking pork and a pan of corn husks. She was making tamales […]

Jan. 13, 2008 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Waffles and graham cracker, cereal or toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Bean and cheese burrito, Spanish rice, green beans, fruit cup and milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll, cereal, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Pig in a blanket, potato patty, steamed broccoli, Jell-O cup, fruit and milk. Wednesday: […]

Nov. 4 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast —Breakfast pizza, juice and milk. Lunch — Sloppy joe on a bun, baked French fries, mini carrots, ranch dip, applesauce and milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Egg biscuit, juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken and cheese quesadilla, salsa, Spanish rice, corn on the cob, Jell-O fruit cup and milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — […]

Cornucopia

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Steven Juarez of Farwell headed a crew Thursday cutting silage south of Texico. He said they are cutting between 80 and 120 acres a day. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Parmer County farmers planted almost twice as much corn this year compared to last year in anticipation of a […]

Sept. 9 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Waffle sticks, graham cracker, juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, orange slices, whole wheat roll and milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Bean and cheese burrito, Spanish rice, corn on the cob, melon and cold milk. Wednesday: […]

Ethanol boom raises intriguing questions

By Robert Hagevoort: Ag Sense The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard requires U.S. fuel production to include a minimum amount of renewable fuels, starting at 4 billion gallons in 2006, and reaching 7.5 billion gallons in 2012. In addition, starting in 2013, the renewable fuels must include a minimum of 250 million gallons […]

May 20, 1943

The Clovis junior high school gymnasium was scheduled to host graduation ceremonies at 8 p.m. with 132 candidates for diplomas. Students Rodney Calvin and Lyllie Pearl Alexander coordinated the program, which did not include a primary speaker. … Clovis Food Market at 10th and Main streets was encouraging customers to “get the most out of […]