Election blog begins at 7 p.m.

Polls close at 7 tonight and we’ll begin posting local and national election information online as soon as it begins to roll in. Editor David Stevens will be writing an election blog, which will appear as the top news story at cnjonline.com. Also, we’ll post readers’ thoughts about Sunday alcohol sales, Clovis’ new mayor and […]

Request for a ‘positive story’

Clovis’ Blake Prather has a story idea: “Considering the amount of bashing that Clovis is taking from the Florida Air Force personnel (online comments), you should do a story on why a lot of military retirees move back here to retire and what’s their motivation to stay once retired,” he wrote in an e-mail. “The […]

It’s Their Business: Jack’s Key Shop

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Name: Jack’s Key Shop Location: 3916 N. Prince What they do: They make duplicate keys and change lock combinations. They also carry and install commercial burglar alarms and monitor them 24/7. The store also carries padlocks. How long in business: 30 years. Who’s in charge: Roy and Lavelya Doris Employees: Two Hours: Monday through Friday, […]

Feb. 5, 2008 Business Digest

Ag Expo slated for Feb. 26-27 The 16th annual New Mexico Agricultural Expo is being held Feb. 26-27 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds in Portales. More than 170 booths with 400 exhibitors are expected at this year’s show, according to a press release from the Portales/Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. The show features products, services […]

Check out the Horserace

The Horserace ’08 blog is focused on the presidential election. It’s written by associates throughout Freedom Communications, parent company of the Clovis News Journal. Check it out under the “Blogs” label in the blue bar at the top of this page, or just click below. Horserace ’08 • • • Roosevelt County donated $92,867 to […]

Better than planned

Roosevelt County donated $92,867 to the United Way of Eastern New Mexico this campaign season. The county’s goal was $80,000. • • • Gerald Majewski says his most-memorable cold-weather experience occurred when he was stationed at Misawa Air Force Base in Japan. He fell asleep in a snow bank outside his barracks after leaving a […]

The man was ‘pifficated’

Gerald Majewski says his most-memorable cold-weather experience occurred when he was stationed at Misawa Air Force Base in Japan. He fell asleep in a snow bank outside his barracks after leaving a squadron party. A barracks chief found him. “I was pifficated and just couldn’t walk a straight line,” he wrote in an e-mail. “Haven’t […]

She’s rooting for Patriots … to lose

Cathy Olona is looking forward to Feb. 3. “I am going to watch the Super Bowl,” she wrote in an e-mail. “I always do, and I will be cheering for the Patriots to take a fall. “The commercials are a big draw as well.” • • • Clovis’ Mac McDonald on the nation’s economy: “I […]

MLB head’s bad plays go unnoticed

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Imagine you’re the boss of one of America’s most public companies, with a payroll in the billions going to roughly 1,200 employees. Now imagine your most productive employees are suspected to be illegal drug users. And you’ve got to go to Washington, D.C. to talk about what’s going wrong […]

Ho, hum: Cats breeze again

The Clovis Wildcats improved to 17-0 with an 82-52 win over Borger. Jaye Crockett led the Wildcats with 27 points and Jaden Isler added 21. Clovis beat Portales 31-28 in a girls game. Antiesha Brown scored eight points and Jadee Isler added six as Clovis completed a season sweep of the Lady Rams. Go to […]

The farmer takes a tractor …

Maria Cheverez of Clovis reports she’s experienced life in 41 countries, but her most memorable cold-weather story took place in Curry County. “After retiring from the U.S. Army I took on a job as a rural mail carrier,” she wrote in an e-mail. “… Pushing my way through the snow with my red Jeep, I […]

One day left to donate

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is $43,285 short of reaching its fundraising goal of $521,714, according to a press release issued Thursday. The campaign ends today. To contribute, call 769-2103 or go to United Way of Eastern New Mexico • • • From the “Cat person-als” feature in the January-February newsletter of Sundance […]

One vote yes on Sunday alcohol sales

Another view on Sunday alcohol sales at Clovis restaurants, from Gerald Majewski, via e-mail: “Should have happened a long time ago. … That way, people in Clovis would stay here and have a glass of wine/beer with their meals instead of driving out of the state to acquire them.” • • • Rube Render is […]

Legislator priorities

Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales District 27 — Chaves, Curry, De Baca and Roosevelt counties Senator since 1985 Occupation: Farmer Capitol office: (505) 986-4702 Home: 356-3088 e-mail: stuartingle@nmlegis.gov Committee membership • Capital Outlay Subcommittee, advisory (interim) • Capitol Buildings Planning Commission, (interim) • Committees’ Committee • Corporations and Transportation • Economic and Rural Development, advisory (interim) […]

Firefighters’ December busy

The Clovis Fire Department responded to 539 calls for service in December, according to statistics released this week by Chief Ray Westerman. Firefighters received 6,182 calls for service in 2007, or about 515 per month. The department also performed 96 business inspections last month, issuing 232 reports for non-compliance. • • • Joe Christopherson has […]

CCC texting emergency alerts

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College students can now receive emergency alerts via text message. CCC president John Neibling told Board of Trustee members Wednesday that students will receive text alerts and e-mail notifications for school closures and emergency conditions. “If something bad happens here, we can say, ‘Don’t come,’” he said. […]

Jan. 4, 2008 Passing Through

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Jenny McKenzie By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Jenny McKenzie Hometown: Durango, Colo. Headed to: Central Texas, to visit family. Thoughts on Clovis: “It seems pretty flat. It’s probably not a place I would move to. I live in the mountains and that is what I’m attracted to.” Passing through is compiled by CNJ […]

Christmas greetings based on status

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer You’ve probably seen some TV show where somebody does something rude, and the response is, “You’re off the Christmas card list.” Remember when that used to mean something? It seems like I don’t have a Christmas card list, and it’s very rare that my friends do either. I received […]

It’s Their Business: Sandia Wholesale

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Sandia Wholesale By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Sandia Wholesale What they do: They sell snack items and paper products in bulk quantities. Who’s in charge: Jim Graham Employees: 1 How long in business: 19 years Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., Monday through Friday Contact: 769-3779 Of note: Graham brings his miniature schnauzer, […]

Safety important in Cyber Monday online shopping

CNJ staff Instead of waking up in the early hours of the morning on Black Friday to fight the mobs, shoppers can take their business online Monday. Retailers, such as Sears and Barnes and Noble, will offer promotions Monday geared toward anyone with a credit or charge card and access to the Internet, according to […]