City commission candidates — District 4

CNJ staff District 4 David Briseno Age: 51 Occupation: Educator Prior elected position: none • What do you want to see happen to Hotel Clovis and how do you propose we get there? I personally would like to see the Hotel Clovis restored. However, I do understand that coming up with the capital to make […]

City commission candidates — District 3

CNJ staff Candidate: Fidel Madrid Age: 60 Occupation: UPS driver, 31 years. Prior elected position: Fair board for 12 years. • What do you want to see happen to Hotel Clovis and how do you propose we get there? What I would like to see happen with Hotel Clovis would be for it to be […]

City commission candidates — District 2

CNJ staff Candidate: Ben McDaniel Age: 27 Occupation: Operations manager of McDaniel’s Furniture, Floor Covering and Appliances Prior elected positions: None —What do you want to see happen to Hotel Clovis and how do you propose we get there? Because my family’s businesses have been established in the Clovis community for nearly 60 years, I […]

City commission candidates — District 1

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked Clovis City Commission candidates to answer the following questions in 150 words or less. The election is March 4. Candidate: Randal Crowder Age: 57 Occupation: Builder/developer Prior elected positions: City commissioner and Mayor Pro Tem since 2004 —What do you want to see happen to Hotel Clovis and […]

Realizing goals requires planning, flexibility

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The heavy pall you see and feel hanging in the air, if you are aware of and responsive to it, is the aura of holiday decorations being removed and stored for another year. New Year’s Day is perhaps a fine time to begin this, at least in our family. Certain […]

It’s Their Business: Woodwork Shoppe

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Woodwork Shoppe By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Woodwork Shoppe Location: 115 Main St. What they do: Wood furniture repair, build furniture to specification and specialize in building and repairing chairs and drawers. Who’s in charge: Chick Taylor Jr., and his wife, Scotty Employees: 2 How long in business: 17 years Hours: Monday through […]

Delaying vote on vocational issue wise choice

Like most area taxpayers, we’re not sure if Clovis needs a $12.5 million vocational institute for high school students. We do agree with Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm that voters need more information before they’re asked to make that decision. Seidenwurm has talked about needing a vocational school since her June 2005 arrival in […]

Balance, contentment hard to find

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist When I started to write this column, I think I thought it needed to be excellent. But somewhere in the first three lines, I changed my mind. I’ve decided to opt for what might be technically described as something in the range of reasonably good, somewhat helpful or a […]

Ceremonies mark passing of time

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I went to a Clovis wedding not too long ago. My friends Ms. J and Mr. J got hitched. It was a small affair in the bride’s parents’ back yard. The blessed couple was happy, the vibe was good, I was glad to be there. There was a time that […]

Free dairy software available

By Victor Cabrera: Ag Sense Dairy producers, farmers, consultants and government personnel now have access to some new computer applications that could help them in their daily work and assessments. All the applications (Alfalfa Yield Predictor, Grazing-N, NM-Manure and DyNoFlo) at the New Mexico Dairy Extension Program are Excel spreadsheet files containing macros. These applications […]

Homeless man’s tall tale worth cash

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I was thinking about homeless folks the other day because I saw a guy with a backpack strolling out of the Clovis rail yard. It set my mind a-wandering. Songs have been written as have passages in The Good Book about lending a hand to someone in need because it […]

10-28 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Cars by Enzo Rizzo was given by Pat and Jane Miner in memory of William “Bill” Blankenship. Over 700 pages of exquisite photographs depict the automobile’s evolution from the first Model T to the days of fins and chrome through the racing models and concept […]

Former financial advisor falters

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist A few weeks ago I went to the commissary with my five children. Going to the grocery store with all of them isn’t easy, so when my husband deploys I often go to a small and extremely expensive store that is very close to our home. But on this particular […]

Make sure you’re making a difference

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I read an article about people who live their lives to help others. This article focused on people from all walks of life and all age groups. These people were of different ethnicities, had different jobs and occupations, and lived all over the United States. Yet, the one characteristic they […]

Officers standing in for 911 dispatchers

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jordan Hengst, a K-9 handler for the Clovis Police Department, has been filling in as a dispatcher off and on for the past month. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The next time you call 911, the voice on the other end of the phone could be a police officer […]

Hounds get final tuneup

ENMU vs Central Oklahoma

CNJ file photo Senior Michael Benton is expected to be Eastern New Mexico University’s starting quarterback for a third consecutive season when the Greyhounds open at Bacone (Okla.) next Saturday. CNJ staff The Eastern New Mexico University football team will have its final dress rehearsal today with a 9:30 a.m. intrasquad scrimmage at Blackwater Draw. […]

Water authority explores legalization

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Following what the members called a successful field hearing for the Ute Water Project, the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority discussed a roadmap toward becoming a true authority at Wednesday’s meeting. Clovis City Attorney Dave Richards, answering legal questions on request of Clovis Mayor and ENMRWA Chairman David Lansford, […]

Hounds hope to prove preseason poll wrong

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer he Eastern New Mexico University football team is hoping to prove the pundits wrong. Picked for last place in the seven-team Lone Star Conference South Division, players began checking in on Saturday for Monday’s first practice session. ENMU opens the season Aug. 25 against NAIA member Bacone College at […]

Anti-terrorism budget excludes border security

By Freedom Newspapers If lawmakers are worried about border security, they sure aren’t putting their money where their mouths are. Congress recently allocated $747 million to some 50 U.S. cities in its latest round of anti-terrorism funding, and just like previous allocations the money isn’t addressing what many say is their primary concern — keeping […]

Lettes to the Editor: True traffic problems need addressed

After reading Dan Duran’s Sunday letter regarding programming the lights on Thornton, I would like to add the following: —Why not add a light on Ross and 21st streets? —Install a no-crossover barrier like the one across from Sonic on 21st to stop the idiots from cutting into Walgreen’s from the eastbound lanes. —Close the […]