Cattle dispute led to kilings in 1911

By Don McAlavy A dispute over a few head of cattle led to the killing of brothers Ed and Tom Hall along the Pecos River, south of Fort Sumner and west of Kenna, in 1911. This account comes from a booklet — “My Family, My Life and Times” — written by a nephew of the […]

Through darkest night, Jesus is hope

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist When I was a child, our family took our vacation to work in a girls’ camp in Canada. Daddy was to be the camp pastor and mother volunteered for kitchen duty. Susie and I were just to live in the cabins with the girls and be regular campers. On the […]

Clovis music teacher a rare breed in N.M. activities hall of fame

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Norvil Howell took the 1969 Clovis High School band, shown in the picture held by Howell, to the Mid-West National Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Norvil Howell’s first trumpet came in a cardboard box. His father purchased it at a jewelry store when […]

Education Calendar 4/22

Today • Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy “Spring Musical,” (grades 1,3,4) at 7 p.m. at Clovis Community College Town Hall. • Yucca Junior High Band Clinic from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the school band room. • Sandia Elementary “Spring Musical” (3,4) at 6:30 p.m. at the school gym. • La Casita Elementary lower grades “Spring […]

Governor Richardson to visit Clovis

CNJ STAFF Gov. Bill Richardson will hold town hall meetings in Clovis and Portales today. He will be in Clovis at 2:30 p.m. in the Bert Cabiness City Government Center (City Hall), 321 Connelly St., said Richardson spokeswoman Marsha Catron. He will be in Portales at 4 p.m. in the Portales City Hall, 100 W. […]

Pay period at hand in committee meeting

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Uniformed leaders of America’s Reserve and Guard components have urged Congress to eliminate a host of “inequities” that mobilized troops face while serving alongside active-duty forces in the war on terror. Compared to active duty brethren, deployed Reserve and Guard members see smaller and fewer re-enlistment bonuses, are ineligible for […]

LSC North champs end shorthanded Zias’ season

CNJ STAFF TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — A successful season for Eastern New Mexico University’s women came down to a crashing end Tuesday night, as Northeastern State routed the shorthanded Zias 77-46 Tuesday night at Jack Dobbins Fieldhouse. Leslie Warner had a game-high 20 points to lead four in double figures for Northeastern State, the Lone Star […]

Town hall has light turnout — one guy

By Michelle Seeber Clovis’ city officials held their first town hall meeting Friday to explain their request for a quarter-percent increase in the gross-receipts tax. Aside from media and city officials, only one man showed up. He was from Friona and is unable to vote in the March 2 election. Alvin Petty, 55, said he […]

Receipts tax issue subject at town hall

CNJ STAFF Clovis city officials will begin a series of town hall meetings tonight to discuss the proposed .25 percent gross receipts tax election scheduled for March 2. If citizens approve the .25 percent gross receipts tax increase, the city would generate — based on current receipts, Mayor David Lansford said recently — $1.2 million […]

Town hall meetings set for tax discussion

By Glen Seeber Clovis city officials have scheduled a series of town hall meetings beginning Friday to discuss the proposed quarter-percent gross receipts tax election scheduled for March 2. “Over the last several years, compensation and benefits of city employees has been an issue,” Mayor David Lansford told directors of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of […]