Small fire at Lighthouse Mission contained

CNJ staff The Clovis Fire Department responded to a call at the Lighthouse Mission a little after 3 p.m. Tuesday at 407 Las Casillas Boulevard. Chief Ray Westerman said the blaze involved the backyard and back fence and was contained in a matter of minutes. He said the fire did not enter the interior of […]

Commission moves ahead with Hotel Clovis proposal

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File photo Commissioners unanimously approved a $13 million proposal to turn Hotel Clovis into an apartment complex. The 78-year-old hotel has been closed since closed since 1983 and in city hands since 2004. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis has owned the Hotel Clovis for nearly five years. City commissioners took […]

DTV switch better in private sector’s hands

Freedom New Mexico If you watch TV for more than a few minutes a day, you have probably seen ads and public service announcements about the Feb. 17 changeover from analog to digital television broadcasting. During the other transition, several officials of the incoming Obama administration have suggested pushing back the transition date three months, […]

God’s words are for all

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I had just a few minutes before leading a morning Advent devotional service, and I thought I’d work on this column. Ninety-nine percent of these are written on my laptop computer, but when I opened it to “wake” it up from hibernation, it just growled and chose to hibernate […]

Aug. 10, 2008 Club Notes

Curry County Extension Council The Curry County Extension Council met Aug. 4 at the extension office with 14 members in attendance. President Sheryl Abdill called the meeting to order. Secretary Martha Brister took roll call and read the minutes. A thank you letter was read from Baby’s First Wish for a donation. Helen Casaus gave […]

Aug. 7, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3 a.m. July 27 an officer on patrol in the area of Main and 13th streets observed a vehicle run a stop sign and accelerate at a high rate of speed. The officer located the vehicle abandoned in an alley between […]

Inmates conduct phone scam

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County inmates made unmonitored phone calls with free weekend minutes courtesy of the automated phone system of the public defender’s office. Sheriff Matt Murray said the inmates called the public defender’s office during the weekend to take advantage of a flaw in the office’s automated answering service that […]

April 13, 2008 Club Notes

Encanto Garden Club The Encanto Garden Club met April 8 at the Senior Citizens Center with Bess Kline and Jayne Rybolt as hostesses. President Barbara Voges called the meeting to order and Karen Allen read the minutes. The Gardener’s prayer was read by Jackie Wuest. Guests introduced were Sheryl Corder, Norma Patterson, Cleo Duran and […]

Power returns to Portales

Power was out for 36 minutes across Portales on Friday morning.

March 23, 2008 Club Notes

Fairfield Extension Club The Fairfield Extension Club met March 14 at Cheyenne Meadows. Hostess was Betty Grabowski. Martha Watkins called the meeting to order, and Jean Hardin read the minutes of the last meeting. Roll call was answered by how members’ spring had started. Members made small Easter baskets with foam fun material and afterward […]