City will foot bill for sewer line

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer City Commissioner Randy Crowder said Wednesday he didn’t think the city should be responsible for an $81,000 sewer extension to property in north Clovis recently annexed into the city. Crowder said property owners should reimburse the city for the installation and engineering costs. But his motion to charge a […]

Sept. 28, 2008 Reunions

Bellview, Hollene communities The Bellview and Hollene communities will be hosting a reunion beginning at 10 a.m. Friday at Kingswood Methodist Church, 2600 Main Street. The reunion will begin with a business meeting followed by a buffet meal at noon. Cost of the meal is $8 per plate. A program will follow the meal. Information: […]

Managing fuel prices not feds’ job

By Tibor Machan: CNJ columnist In genuinely free markets, prices reflect the overall intersection between supply and demand. No prices are too high or too low. Such notions express personal expectations and nothing objectively true. An exorbitant price is one someone finds beyond his budget, a good deal something well within it. In particular, if […]

Group heads to Santa Fe to discuss Hull overpass

CNJ Staff A group of about 20 Clovis elected officials and citizens, led by Mayor Gayla Brumfield, are en route to Santa Fe this morning for an afternoon meeting with Gov. Bill Richardson. The subject is the Hull Street overpass, and finding ways to fund its repair or replacement. Brumfield said the trip was basically […]

July 27, 2008 Reunions

Field The Field community will be holding a reunion beginning at 1 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Field Fire Station. The schedule includes a program at 5:30 p.m. followed by a dinner at 6 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $9 per plate. All attending are asked to call Beatrice Hunt at 253-4455 by Friday […]

Government spending costly for taxpayers

Freedom New Mexico In the midst of a campaign in which both major-party candidates are merrily promising more things the government is going to do for you and solemnly delineating the real and (mostly) imagined threats from which government is going to protect you, it might be useful to step back and develop a little […]

March 23, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Blue Ribbon Country Cookbook: Timeless Recipes and Foolproof Cooking Basics by Diane Roupe was given by George and Dianne Davis in memory of Margaret Opal Lethgo. Nearly 1,000 award-winning recipes from the winner of 99 ribbons at the Iowa State Fair are presented in […]

Special session looming

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Gov. Bill Richardson plans to call a special session to deal with health care — his top issue for the legislative session that ended Thursday. “We will pass health care reform,” he said. He did not specify a time for the special session. Local lawmakers, like others around the […]

Citizens split over sales

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents will decide during the March 4 municipal elections whether to give restaurants the ability to serve alcohol on Sundays. While restaurant owners and managers say Sunday alcohol sales will help their bottom line, some Clovis residents argue the cost will be passed on to the community in […]

Consultant recommends city follow fixed-route bus system

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A public transportation consultant told city commissioners Thursday that Clovis Area Transit System is ready for fixed routes. Ream Lazaro said switching to a fixed-route system would save the city money and increase rider options. The city contracted with Lazaro in September to design a fixed-route system for CATS. […]

Officials consider repair of Hull Street bridge

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City officials are looking into a more permanent solution for the Hull Street bridge. Public Works Committee members discussed Wednesday a plan of action to repair the bridge, which was built in the late 1950s. Members also agreed to recommend to the City Commission the extension of Axtell Road […]

Special Events Center 30 percent complete

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Randy Kamradt told county commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting the Special Events Center is 30 percent complete. Kamradt represents DavTek, which the county hired to manage construction of the $7 million facility. The county is serving as the project contractor. About 92 percent of the cost of the facility has […]

Events Center update to be given

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer DavTek vice president Randy Kamradt is scheduled to update county commissioners today on the progress of the special events center. The county hired DavTek to manage the construction of the facility. At the Dec. 4 county commission meeting, County Manager Lance Pyle said the total cost of constructing the […]

Financial tools key to success

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Guest columnist Managing a business’ finances can be a huge undertaking. It can be a daunting task to connect how an increase in advertisement will impact sales, and most importantly, how the increase will affect the balance sheet. There are financial tools available to help decide how to raise wages or change […]

Funds sought to fix roads

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer The City of Clovis Public Works Committee decided at its meeting Wednesday to recommend the city pick up the balance for funding road improvements that include Sycamore and Main streets. The committee initially asked the state for $222,000, but received $62,000, leaving the city to provide $160,000. Public Works […]

Group discusses Hull Street overpass repair

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City officials discussed Wednesday funding the repair of the Hull Street overpass at the Public Works Committee meeting. Public Works director Harry Wang said BNSF Railway officials complained of chunks of concrete from the structure falling onto the railroad. “Structurally it’s fine,” Wang said. “The surface will cause them […]

Public hunts would be more cost-effective

By Freedom Newspapers Two federal agriculture agents were killed June 1 when their plane crashed as they were shooting wildlife in Wayne County, Utah. This was the 26th such crash, and the 10th and 11th fatalities, that have happened during aerial gunning since 1979. Another 27 people have been injured while shooting animals from airplanes […]

Electric transformer shooting investigated

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A rural Curry County electric transformer shot by an unknown suspect Sunday will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to repair and has spurred a criminal investigation, according to officials. The transformer, located at a substation on Curry Road R north of Ranchvale, serves about 1,000 meters for the […]

June 4, 1940

Clovis opened a four-day “celebration” with a circus and Pioneer Days Rodeo the center of attention. Temperatures were near 100 degrees for the second day in a row. … The Clovis Pioneers, 19-24, were in fifth place in the Texas-New Mexico League standings, nine games back of league-leading Amarillo. … Pepsi-Cola promoters said the soft […]

Dresses can be special more than once

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Cost of prom dress, $150. Gas to Lubbock to shop for prom dress, $25. Jewelry, $25. Hair, $42. Nails, $30. Prom ticket, $20. Junior class dues, $30. Cost of memories: Priceless. Can’t put a price on memories. But if I could, about $322 sounds right to me. Return on investment: […]