BRAC Commission opts to spare White Sands lab

By Jennifer Talhelm: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The commission reviewing the Pentagon’s plan to streamline military bases reversed the Department of Defense on Thursday, voting to keep the Army Research Laboratory at White Sands Missile Range instead of moving it to Maryland. The department in May proposed to move 178 jobs, the lab’s entire […]

Moving venture of gain and loss

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer I took the long haul from New York to Clovis back in April. With boxes crammed full of sketchbooks, voodoo dolls and 54 ugly flowered dresses I have not worn in 13 years and never intend to wear again, I swore it would be a very long time before […]

7/20 Letters to the editor

Meth strategy for good of community We have the means to pre-empt the manufacture of methamphetamine. Those who would conspire to make it can get everything they need except pseudoephedrine. Why? Because we have the power to prevent it. (“Meth strategy questioned,” Sunday’s CNJ) Each time we write down our name and address to purchase […]

Newman, Hattie

Hattie Newman Services: Have been held. Hattie “Irene” Newman, 97, of Bloomfield, died Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at the home of her sister. She was born on Jan. 23, 1908, in Proctor, Texas. She came to New Mexico in 1924. She married James B. Newman in 1926. They lived in San Jon for a number […]

2/15 Business Digest

Hairstylist looking for volunteers A Clovis hairstylist is looking for volunteers with chemically damaged hair to conduct initial marketing research. Lisa May, owner of Hair by Lisa May, said her new process dubbed Clovis Mist uses microscope technologies and a conditioning blend to restore damage to hair. She said the marketing research will get under […]

Hillary Clinton has gone moderately soft

Mona Charen: CNJ columnist A little immigration reform here, a little religion in the public square there, a little gentle talk about common ground on abortion — and what have you got? The birth of a new, moderate Hillary Clinton, announces the press. “Democratic Party appears to be getting softer on reproductive rights,” headlined a […]

Greenlee, Vernon

Dr. Vernon Greenlee Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cope Memorial Chapel in Farmington. Dr. Vernon Greenlee, 83, of Farmington, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington. He was born on July 28, 1921, in Clara, Mont., to John G. and Alice Greenlee. He graduated from Pacific University with a […]

My daughter had wild balloon ride in Clovis

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series. The second part will be published in next Sunday’s Lifestyles section. Clovis is not the best place to have a hot air balloon fiesta, but that is just what Clovis did from 1980 through 1986. You never know what the […]

Long, Earl

Earl Long Services: Have been held. Earl A. Long, 80, of Portales, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Jan. 29, 1924, in Colgate, Okla., to Eva and Sanford Long. He served during World War II as a paratrooper in Europe. Following his military service, he married […]

Tracking hurricane made easy with Internet

By Tom DiFrancesca: Internet Safari A few months ago, when I started telling folks in Clovis that I was moving to Florida, almost invariably one of the first responses would be “But what about all of the hurricanes?” My response was always “What hurricanes?” For at the time there was nothing brewing in the Gulf […]

Fire damages downtown business

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Clovis firefighters battled a blaze Saturday at 120 Connelly for about two hours after semi trailers and packing crates caught fire in the yard next to Moberly Moving and Storage. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina A fire fueled by wooden packing crates swept through a storage area of a downtown moving […]

Roosevelt county pounded by heavy rain

Freedom Newspapers Parts of Roosevelt County received up to 4 inches of rain Tuesday night, weather officials estimated, closing roads and leaving drivers with near zero visiblity at times. A Roosevelt County Sheriff’s spokeswoman said no injuries were reported. But officials said parts of State Highways 88 and 206 south of Portales were closed and […]

Hromas, Glenn “Tootsy”

Hromas, Glenn “Tootsy” Services: Have been held. Glenn “Tootsy” Hromas, 70, of Bovina, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004. She was born on Nov. 13, 1933, in Big Springs, Texas, to J.K. Barfield and Thelma Burleson. She attended public schools in Stanton before moving to Clovis where she graduated high school. She married Glenn Hromas […]

Base wife finds niche

By Darrell Todd Maurina Accountant Teresa Davey didn’t know what to expect 15 years ago when she married an Air Force pilot. “I thought I knew what I was getting into, but I grew up where nobody in my family moved away,” Davey said. “I think the biggest struggle is just the moving, having to […]

Spencer, Eulah

Eulah Spencer Services: Have been held. Eulah Eunice Spencer, 91, of Taiban died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, at Kingman Regional Medical Center in Kingman, Ariz. She was born on April 17, 1912, in Daysboro, Wolf County, Ky., to Morgan and Mary Elizabeth Cruey Spencer. She made her home in Wolf County until 1918 when the […]

NASA should stick to exploration and science, let voluntary sectors do the rest

No question, the color photos from NASA’s Spirit Rover on Mars are exciting, and the potential for discovering more about the Red Planet is downright exhilarating. Scientists and technicians from NASA deserve hearty congratulations. The landing has even uncovered an unexpected and “strangely cohesive” (as science investigator Steve Squyres put it) subsurface material that scientists […]

Train still waiting for move across town

CNJ STAFF The Clovis Rotary Club has donated $1,000 to help move an historic steam locomotive to a new home, Clovis Depot Model Train Museum owner Phil Williams said Wednesday. The Rotary Club made the donation at its Nov. 6 meeting. Williams said he needs between $8,000 and $10,000 to move the Atcheson, Topeka and […]

Dinner unites British

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The Union Jack hangs from a pool table as former British subjects gather for a pot-luck supper Wednesday at the 801 housing Community Center in Clovis. CNJ photos: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina Despite spending nearly three decades in Clovis, Judith Matthews hasn’t lost her British accent or her love for her home country. […]

House moving a chore

By Don McAlavy House moving is not the most causal job in the world. In the summer of 1950, Homer Bennett and his six-man Clovis crew of house movers went to Dawson up near Raton to move the homes of 2,500 people. Bennett’s job was to jack up and move out all the buildings to […]