City must decide on redistricting by mid-November

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Plan A Every time the year ends with a zero, it’s time for the U.S. to do a Constitutionally-dictated process called the U.S. Census. About a year-and-a-half later, when the year ends in a one, it’s time for state and local governments to use that information and remap its representation. […]

Troops will receive full mid-month pay Friday

By Jim Garamone: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — All service members will receive their full mid-month pay they have earned in their April 15th paychecks, Pentagon officials said. “Basically, all active duty and reserve service members will receive full mid-month pay on the 15th of April,” Pentagon spokesman Marine Col. Dave Lapan said. “It […]

Cannon selected for pilot program

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Cannon Air Force Base is among five Air Force bases in the country selected for a three-month pilot program designed to market civilian jobs on base. The air base has had a difficult time filling the 50 open civilian positions it has because of its remoteness, according to Cannon […]

Mid-life crisis proves to be tedious

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist I experienced a brief moment of regret wishing I had switched to another record. But as I cued up the record and the sounds of The Guess Who’s “Clap for the Wolfman” came out of my computer speakers and Wolfman Jack howled “You thought she was diggin’ you […]

Weather warning in effect until noon

CNJ staff A winter storm warning remains in effect throughout the region until noon today with continued expectations of blowing snow and light snow showers, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to rise into the mid-to-upper 30s by mid-day, the NOAA forecast said. Morning snow showers could contribute an additional inchof snow. […]

Grass fire jumps U.S. 70

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry A portion of a 20,000 acre wind-driven grass fire east of Portales flares up Wednesday after jumping all four lanes of U.S. 70. Incident commanders reported no occupied structures were burned in the fire and no one was injured. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico High winds fanned a grass […]

Tractor Supply building begun

CNJ Staff Construction is under way on a Tractor Supply Co. store at the northern end of North Prince Street, according to a Tractor Supply news release. The 19,000-square-foot store at 1282 State Road 209 will be the farm and ranch supply retailer’s first New Mexico location. “Farmers in Curry County grow a lot of […]

March 1, 1965

Clovis awoke to more than an inch of snow on the ground – a little surprising since temperatures had been in the mid-60s the day before. … Fred Harman, creator of the Red Ryder comic strip, which ran 25 years, was in Clovis promoting his new career as an oil painter. … Voters approved a […]

Local golfer notches pair of aces

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Bob Rogers of Clovis plays golf at Municipal Golf Course last Thursday. Rogers has golfed with the same group for the past seven years, and usually plays four days a week. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent There’s an old story around the clubhouse at Clovis Municipal Golf Course about one […]

Kizer, George W.

George W. Kizer Services: Have been held. Mr. George W. Kizer, 98, of Portales, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 23, 1906, near Hollis, Okla., to Phoebe Annie and John Strauther Kizer. He married Bernie “Bill” Helmer on April 15, 1933, in Portales. They lived in Oklahoma for […]

Caughran, James Virgil

James Virgil Caughran Services: Have been held. James Virgil Caughran, 84, of Mount Taylor, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004. He was born on Oct. 25, 1919, in Grady, to Harry Lonzo and Wannie Belle Caughran. He married Elsie Faith Bliss on June 29, 1941. They moved in the mid-1940s to Dove Creek, Colo., where he […]

Bodybuilding detective

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Clovis Police Detective David Yoakum poses with his trophies and 28 cartons representing 504 eggs he ate while training for the Mid-USA/New Mexico State Bodybuilding Championships July 12 in Albuquerque. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Clovis Police Detective David Yoakum has always enjoyed weightlifting and working out to stay in shape. But he […]