Commission candidates share views

Kevin Wilson Clovis City Commission candidates spoke at the Q101.5 forum Tuesday night about quality of life, water and roads, and exactly how to pay for all of those things. The forum included both candidates from the District 4 race — incumbent Chris Bryant and challenger R.L. “Rube” Render — and one candidate each from […]

Bars included in Portales Sunday liquor sales

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Dawg Houze bartender Jennifer Kirby pours a rum and coke Thursday afternoon at the bar. Owner Chad Heflin said Sunday liquor sales were three times what he anticipated them to be in the bar’s first two Sundays open. Alisa Boswell Portales city councilors are unhappy after learning that Sunday liquor […]

Commission approves job measures

Kevin Wilson The City Commission dipped into economic development funds to bring more than 60 new jobs into the city, and looked into just how far it could reach to aid developers with reductions in sewer and permit fees. In a two-hour meeting that included numerous topics, the commission approved measures dealing with 108 jobs […]

Great weekend included wedding

Curtis Shelburne My eyes are now open. It seems to be morning. But what day is it? That’s the conversation I had with myself as something approaching consciousness was trying to break through my brain fog this morning. You see, we had a wedding a couple of days ago, complete with all the rehearsal and […]

Reader-submitted content: Educator deserves recognition

A week or so ago I read the obituary page in the Clovis News Journal, which included closing the Book of Life for Davenport Beasley. I had to wonder how many in Clovis today remember his 32 years of service to the education of children in the Clovis Municipal Schools. I decided to add a […]

Gas delivery impeded

CNJ staff Due to rolling blackouts in West Texas and other problems, the delivery of natural gas from New Mexico Gas Company has been impeded, according to a release from the company. New Mexico Gas Company services Clovis and Portales, but neither community is included in its listed of interrupted service: Affected communities listed include: […]

No rolling outages for Xcel customers

Xcel customers will not be included in rotating power outages throughout the “Texas Grid,” according to a press release. Power users connected to the Texas Grid, or Electric Reliability Council of Texas, are expected to experience rotating outages due to lack of electricity generation, a press release from Xcel Energy said. However, Xcel customers are […]

Draft of the Clovis affordable housing plan

The city of Clovis released the first draft of its Affordable Housing Plan. At this point all the individual recommendations are not included, according to Clarie Burroughes, the city’s community director. The city is seeking public input regarding the document.

Nearly 600 attend Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Arts Academy at Bella Vista students ended their musical performance with a heart-shaped world. The message of their performance was that everyone contributes to equality. Liliana Castillo Organizers and attendees of the 19th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast were glad that the near 600 who attended were a […]

Motorcycles lead Veterans Day parade

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Glenn Eagle trailed a long line of motorcycles on his four-wheeler displaying a full size American flag during the Veterans Day parade Saturday. Liliana Castillo The rumble of nearly 200 motorcycles kicked off the Veterans Day parade Saturday on Main Street. Parade organizer John Montano said the parade included 26 […]

Southeastern Oklahoma used to tight contests

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU running back Tony Valenzuela, shown being tackled by Abilene Christian cornerback James Williams, rushed for 105 yards on 20 carries last week against the Wildcats. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer If nothing else, the Southeastern Oklahoma football team is battle-tested. The Savage Storm, playing its sixth consecutive Lone […]

Anniversaries — Sept. 12

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Turnbough [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Arthur and Vaunceil Turnbough of Portales celebrated their 50th anniversary Aug. 28 with a party at Vines restaurant in Portales. The celebration included friends and family. The couple was married Aug. 28, 1960, at the Dora Baptist Church. They have two daughters and three granddaughters. They are enjoying retirement. Special […]

Press release: City seeks input on city’s infrastructure and capital improvement plan

The City of Clovis will hold a public meeting at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 9th, 2010 at the North Annex, Clovis-Carver Library, 701 Main Street, Clovis to discuss major projects/purchases that should be included on the City’s Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan (ICIP). Residents of Clovis are invited to attend and provide input on projects […]

No point in just being normal

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist In his heartfelt eulogy for his mother, Jean Biden, Vice President Joe Biden quoted some words from her, very approvingly. These included the idea that “Everyone is your equal, and everyone is equal to you.” Furthermore, in his autobiography the vice president recalls something else he learned from his mother: […]

Clovis woman wins pageant

Kimberly Parmenter of Clovis won the elite award at the American Beauties Plus Pageant in Roswell, Ga., according to a news release. The competition included individual panel interviews, which counted for 50 percent of the score; dressy sportswear 20 percent of the score; evening gown 20 percent of the score; on-stage question 10 percent of […]

GOP carrying substantial fight into November

Freedom New Mexico The attorneys general of at least 14 states have filed challenges to various provisions of the massive health care bill passed by Congress and signed by the president. It is unclear yet exactly which challenges will be included in what is likely to become a final consolidated challenge. But several constitutional arguments […]

New flood map unveiled

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis unveiled a new and smaller flood hazard map, the next step in what could mean lower insurance rates for some homeowners. The map presented Wednesday at a public works committee meeting will be submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for final consideration. The city participates in FEMA’s […]

Letter to the editor: Student should have stayed home

Student should have stayed home I am a Clovis High School alumni, proud of the football team, the Wildcadettes and the band. I have a senior in band this year. When I was in school, we were expected to display a certain amount of respectful school spirit, which included respect for others sitting near you […]

Ag workers seek compensation

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico New Mexico is hearing a debate over whether agriculture workers need to be included in the state-run workers compensation system. A group of civil rights organizations is suing to have New Mexico agricultural workers included. However, many in the agriculture industry have said their employees are already covered and […]

President signs bill that will create green jobs, help dairy farmers in eastern New Mexico

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., announced that Eastern New Mexico will receive almost $1.2 million from initiatives he included in the omnibus appropriations bill that President Obama signed into law.