Locals getting involved in bringing missionaries back to U.S.

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Three of the 10 U.S. missionaries charged with kidnapping for trying to take a busload of children out of Haiti have captured the attention of Clovis. Terry Lomas of Clovis said his cousins Drew Culberth and Paul Thompson, and Thompson’s son Silas, went to Haiti to help. “They are […]

Police investigating purse snatching

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating a Thursday night purse snatching. A woman told police she was getting into her vehicle in the Albertson’s parking lot on North Prince Street just before 9 p.m. when a man grabbed her purse and pushed her into her vehicle, police Capt. Patrick Whitney said by e-mail. The suspect […]

Education feature: Getting back into the groove

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo First-grader Naci Durham puts her books and supplies in her desk on the first day of school after the holiday break at Sandia Elementary School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Naci Durham wasn’t looking forward to going back to school Wednesday. The first thing she said Wednesday morning was […]

Education digest: Schools getting more money

Schools getting more money More federal stimulus money headed for New Mexico schools and colleges, according to a news release from Gov. Bill Richardson’s office. The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department has awarded $24 million in funding to 28 projects selected through a competitive process, the release said. Clovis Municipal Schools was […]

New look: Clovis police vehicles getting new decals

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Didi Sotelo of Master Trim applies a new decal Wednesday to a Clovis police vehicles. All 51 police vehicles will receive new decals. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police vehicles are getting a brand new look and the goal is a more professional image. The department has already […]

Parents finally getting to know me

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I don’t need everything spelled out to me. That’s why when I was visiting a friend a few months ago, I could tell a female guest had just gotten out of a relationship. She said she was, “trying to stay strong,” which meant she’s not going to cry about the […]

Business feature: Pizza chain adds Portales location

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PNT Photo: Argen Duncan Lance Coiner of Cox Refrigeration and Electric Inc. works in the space earmarked for a Papa Murphy’s take-and-bake pizza store on Avenue C. The owners of the store in Clovis expect to expand to Portales and open in coming weeks. By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The story is getting a […]

Prince Street bridge raising resident concerns

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The 20-year old Prince Street bridge was inspected by the Department of Transportation on May 5, which gave the bridge a 94.4 percent safety rating and proclaimed it not deficient. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Transportation schedules a regular inspection for the Prince Street […]

Swimming, Shaving, Soap, DDT, and Theology

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist Swimming right after you eat is dangerous. Using antibacterial soap significantly decreases your chance of getting a cold. Shaving makes your hair grow back thicker. Getting chilled gives people colds. Road rage is an epidemic. Mouthwash cures bad breath. Sugar makes kids hyper. DDT is an awful chemical whose […]

Post 9/11 GI Bill applicants rising

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist The Obama administration is taking steps to reconcile ambitious campaign promises with real world budget challenges on two key issues for veterans: advance funding for VA health care and expansion of concurrent receipt for disabled retirees. Some progress on both fronts is promised this year even if the administration and […]