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.

Over $1.1 million of Udall projects for health and education in New Mexico included in FY09 budget bil

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today announced that an omnibus appropriations bill currently moving through Congress contains more than $1.1 million for New Mexico-specific health care and education projects. Udall worked to ensure that the projects were included in the bill when he served on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, […]

Museum, festival draws rock ‘n’ roll fans

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jay Parmenter of Clovis and a guide at the Norman Petty Recording Studio provides information about the control center Thursday afternoon during one of the scheduled tours of the studio during the Clovis Music Festival. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Laser pointer in hand, Kenneth Broad pointed to several […]

Developer hopes for annexation benefits

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A commercial developer said he has petitioned the city of Clovis to annex a 60-acre segment of land west of North Prince Street so a hotel being built there can benefit from city utilities. Bill Giese, of Giese Realty Investment Corp., said he believes residences and businesses that are […]

City holding projects meeting

CNJ staff The city of Clovis will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library to discuss major projects or purchases that should be included on the city’s Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan. The plan is revised each year to show major projects the city hopes […]

City of Clovis holding public meeting

The City of Clovis will hold a public meeting on Thursday, July 31, at 6:00 p.m. in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library 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 they […]

Fugitive to be featured on TV

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Courtesy photo Noe Torres is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the 2005 shooting of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. CNJ staff Clovis homicide fugitive Noe Torres will be included in Saturday’s television broadcast of “America’s Most Wanted,” show producers said.

Police report vandalism spree

CNJ Staff A weekend vandalism spree led to more than a dozen criminal damage reports being filed Sunday morning, according to police. Vehicle windows were shot out by BB guns or smashed with rocks and baseball bats in the north area of town, according to Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney. The area included Colonial Park. […]

Arrest warrant issued for defendant’s mother

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A dozen witnesses took the stand for the prosecution Wednesday in the first-degree murder trial of Edward Salas, accused in the shooting death of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. Morning witnesses included Edward Salas’ former girlfriend and a man who helped hide a gun authorities believe was involved in the Sept. […]

Clovis band takes honors

CNJ Staff Clovis High’s marching band won the Tumbleweed Classic for the sixth time in seven years Saturday at Denver City, Texas. The Wildcats band took home the following honors: • Grand champion • Best in Class 5A • Best drum major • Best percussion • Best color guard The band’s show was titled, “Holiday […]

ENMU spikers tabbed for 13th

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team was chosen for last place this season in the Lone Star Conference’s new 13-team, one-conference format. Voters in the preseason poll included LSC head coaches and sports information directors, plus members of the media. West Texas A&M, which went 10-0 in the South Division […]

July 20, 1951

Sisters Barbara and Shirley Boydston won sweepstakes honors in the annual Curry County 4-H Dress Revue. … MSgt. E.A. Nash Jr. was announced as the new Army and Air Force recruiter for Clovis. His awards included the Distinguished Flying Cross. … Dwight F. Denton, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Earl Denton, received a […]

May 25, 1924

Barry Hardware was sponsoring a jackrabbit-killing contest. Prizes included Winchester rifles and cartridges. The competition began May 15 and continued through June 15. … Two Clovis grain elevators were robbed, but police said thieves received only $10 for their efforts. The only clue left behind was half of a cuff link. … Western Land and […]

April 15, 1916

Clovis City Council had passed a new driving ordinance scheduled to become law within the week – all drivers had to “keep to the right” or risk substantial fines. … The Chamber of Commerce had elected Claud Miller as its president. … A. Weidmann Shoe Store announced it had received a shipment of Florsheim Oxfords. […]

March 30, 1949

Church of the Nazarene was in the middle of a10-day revival. Evangelist C. Wesley Brough’s topics included “Heaven,” “When God quits,” and “Eternal Retribution.” … Clovis High’s baseball team held its second workout of the season. The first workout included clearing the field of brush and debris that had accumulated over the winter. … Miller’s […]

March 19, 1928

Clovis city commissioners had passed new ordinances aimed at curbing drunken driving. New fines ranged from $100 to $200 and included jail sentences from 10 to 60 days. … Mandell Dry Goods was planning its 19th anniversary. … Greathouse Grocery had opened a new story at 210 Main, promising “We deliver. Any amount.” … Local […]

Feb. 19, 1929

Charles Lindbergh, head of the technical department of the Transcontinental Air Transport Inc. was preparing to fly the company’s route, which included a stop in Clovis. The TAT coast-to-coast plane-train service would begin in July. … About 200 guests were expected for the upcoming Chamber of Commerce banquet to be held at the high school. […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools board meeting

By CNJ Staff What: Clovis Municipal Schools board meeting When: 5:30 p.m. today Where: Clovis Schools administration building, 1009 Main St. On the agenda: Clovis Schools administrators will provide details about their proposal to reconfigure junior high schools. Included will be their suggestion about which junior high should become a ninth-grade academy.

Jan. 11, 1927

The January dress sale at Mandell’s included bolero and two-piece styles in Copenhagen blue and five other colors for $16.85 each. … Clovis’ DeMolay chapter officers included Chick Taylor, Roy Walker and Gordon Fitzhugh. … The Kiwanis Club program was “thrown into an uproar of laughter when Kid Porter, Harry Love and Bob Anthony appeared […]