Base will be adding one aircraft per month, official says

Col. David Piech of Cannon Air Force Base gave Roosevelt County commissioners an update on Cannon activity at the Tuesday county commission meeting. The following is what he reported: • The base will be changing its vice wing commander and flight medicine commander later this year. • One new aircraft a month will continue arriving […]

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Ritch [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Pat Ritch as auxilian of the month for February. Ritch joined the auxiliary in January 2008. She volunteers in the gift shop.

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The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in the month of December: • Abarca ConstructionType: Building contractorOwner: Miguel AbarcaLocation: 2356 S. Roosevelt Road No. 2 • FD Pipes and TobaccoType: Tobacco shopOwner: Raymond FloresLocation: 321 W. Seventh St. • Embry-Riddle AeroType: Advanced educationOwner: Embry-Riddle AeroLocation: 110 21st St. • GN ConstructionType: […]

Housing allowance rates raised

Basic Allowance for Housing paid to a million service members living off base in stateside areas will rise an average of 2 percent Jan. 1. BAH for a typical enlisted member, in pay grade E-6 with dependents, will increase by an average of about $35 a month. BAH for a typical officer, a married O-3, […]

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Bumgarner [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Rita Bumgarner as auxilian of the month for October. She joined the auxiliary in November of 2009 and volunteers in the nursery and also subs for the information desk.

Business licenses — Oct. 18

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in the month of September: • Life Changes Counseling & ConsultingType: CounselingOwner: Sandra TurnerLocation: 2300 Main, Suite 29 • KC Hannah ConstructionType: General ContractorOwner: R.L. SmithLocation: 3201 Axtell St. • Rusty’s GrillType: Mobile FoodOwner: Grace FinkeyLocation: 325 Prairieview • Eagle Carports Inc. Type: CarportsOwner: […]

Poet taking stage at ENMU

Jillian Holbert An internationally-renowned poet takes center stage 8 p.m. today at the Eastern New Mexico University ballroom to kick off the college’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Gabriela Garcia Medina has received international acclaim and has traveled to Brazil, South Africa, Cuba, Switzerland and all over the U.S. to perform her poetry. This poet has […]

Shooting victim’s daughter hoped to reconnect with him

Benna Sayyed Marisol Castillo was planning to meet her estranged father in person for the first time this month. After a deadly shooting Tuesday night, she is left with only memories of pleasant moments shared on the phone and online with dad, Joe Valero. Valero and his girlfriend, Lupita Casteneda, were gunned down at a […]

Officials reluctant to cut retirement

Military careerists have been spun up this month, unnecessarily in our view, by sensational headlines and news bulletins about a plan to “slash” their retirement, citing a “Pentagon study.” The study was done by the Defense Business Board, a group of independent business executives that advises the secretary of defense from time to time on […]

Wounded soldier’s condition improving

CNJ staff The condition of a Clovis soldier injured in Afghanistan July 15 is improving. Army Sgt. 1st Class Dale Smith Jr. was moved to a surgical unit Tuesday after spending nearly a month in intensive care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C., according to family friend Angie Taylor. Smith had only […]

Business licenses — July 12

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in the month of June: • Southwestern ConceptsType: Building Contractor Owner: Gary DosherLocation: 2100 Black Hills Rd. • Kiss My Grass Type: Lawn CareOwner: B. Cloward and B. JohnsonLocation: 720 W. 17th St. • Rio Fashion, Inc. Type: ShoesOwner: Kim PoLocation: Napa Auto Parts […]

Pintores artist of the month

Scott Blazek Each month Pintores Art League of Clovis features a display at the Clovis-Carver Public Library located at the corner of Seventh and Main Street across from the Curry County Courthouse. In the month of June, featured artist Scott Blazek exhibits samples of his children’s book illustrations, notably his Clovis Crawfish and friends that […]

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The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in the month of May: • E.C. Tucker Electric, LLC.Type: ElectricianOwner: Ethan TuckerLocation: 335 Exchange Drive • Top Line ConcreteType: ConcreteOwner: Gilbert ValenzuelaLocation: 402 W. Seventh St. • Lopez Probation ServicesType: Probation OfficerOwner: Christopher R. LopezLocation: 221 Pile • Ed Perales Construction IIType: Building […]

GOP should hold firm on Medicare

Freedom New Mexico May was a lousy month for the Republican plan to overhaul Medicare. A prominent GOP candidate for president criticized it, a seat in Congress was lost because of it, and the party started trying to distance itself from the whole thing. That’s regrettable, because reinventing Medicare is vital to our nation’s economic […]

Clovis man pleads guilty in deadly shooting

Freedom New Mexico A 63-year-old man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a Clovis woman. James Fitzpatrick faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. Sandra Bousquet, 36, died March 3, 2010, one month after she was shot in the neck at her Clovis residence in the […]

Press release: Clovis mother sentenced to 24 years for abuse

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Amanda Fain, age 21, was sentenced to serve twenty-four (24) years in prison for four (4) counts of Child Abuse. On September 27, 2010, Clovis Police Department was dispatched to a call of a 6-month old baby that was not breathing. Upon entering, […]

ENMU narrows coaching pool for baseball

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University hopes to fill its open baseball head coaching position by June 15, athletic director Jeff Geiser said Tuesday. ENMU is looking to replace Phil Clabaugh, who resigned after 20 seasons last month and was the program’s only coach after the sport was revived at the school […]

Outdated laws keep markets from growing

Freedom New Mexico This month marks the expiration of the 10- year antitrust settlement the U.S. Justice Department reached with Microsoft Corp. in 2001. We wrote extensively about the action beginning in 1998, when the Justice Department first went to court against Microsoft. In those 13 years, even a casual observer of technology couldn’t help […]

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The following business licenses were obtained from the City of Clovis in the month of April:

Formation of Gay-Straight Alliance approved

Liliana Castillo Clovis High School senior Steven De Los Santos is preparing for the first meeting of a Gay-Straight Alliance after a month of uncertainty if the club would even be created. “It’s exciting. I was just ecstatic when I heard. I couldn’t stop smiling. It almost feels unreal,” De Los Santos said. Formation of […]