Jonquil Park homeowner seeks residential vehicle restrictions

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer One man’s vehicles are another man’s nuisance — at least according to Don Maggio, who is asking the city to pass an ordinance restricting the number, age and condition of vehicles parked in residential areas. Maggio, who lives in the Jonquil Park area of Clovis, presented his concerns Wednesday […]

CCC officials hope enrollment stabilizing

Gabriel Monte Clovis Community College officials hope a four-year slide in enrollment is leveling off. As of the beginning of February, 3,563 students were attending CCC, according to David Caffey, vice president for institutional effectiveness. There were 3,613 students enrolled during the 2007 spring semester, according to Caffey. College officials believe the impact of Cannon […]

a view from under the pew: the sudoku maze

By Gary Mitchell: Local columnist boss i m swearing off numbers for the rest of my little mousy life i m sure by now you ve heard about my most recent escapade when i happened to stumble into a sudoku maze it s the latest craze says freddy flea to me says who says me […]

Sixth baby draws criticism

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist I had two miscarriages after my first daughter was born. Although they were early in the pregnancy, I felt a deep sense of loss and despair for the babies I lost, and it took me a long time to recover and move forward. I hated having to tell everyone that […]

Booming local job market expected in near future

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Darvin Lamm, facility manager at AquaRanch, said preparations for constructing the fish farm are under way. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer As Illinois-based AquaRanch Industries waits for state approval to raise tilapia, a fish from the Nile River region sold for food, some construction for the fish farm has already started, officials say. Facility […]

Aug. 27, 1921

Wrigley’s chewing gum claimed to keep teeth clean, breath sweet and throat soothed in an advertisement. … A number of citizens met at the courthouse to hear discussion of the 11 amendments to the constitution by members appointed by the forum committee of the Chamber of Commerce. It was noted there were few Republicans and […]

Evidence evident

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Police Department evidence technician Wendell Blair stands in the evidence room. There are around 18,000 items currently logged in evidence, he said. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Bicycles, guns, electronics, clothing — the diversity of items in the small, shelf-lined room is reminiscent of a pawn or thrift shop. […]

Paperwork significant staffing issue

Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s Business When a business begins to prosper, the need to hire and train staff is an important step toward growth. Employers are required to complete several steps before paying employees. This includes registering with federal and state agencies. The starting point is to obtain a federal number using Internal Revenue Service Form […]

United Way provides free phone service

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Curry and Roosevelt county residents seeking assistance can turn to a free phone service to help guide them to the proper resources. The 2-1-1 system is a service being provided by United Way of Eastern New Mexico. Callers to the number are connected to the proper organizations for help. Information […]

Summer months offer numerous activities

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Summer will officially be here soon, and family activities have already begun. Pioneer Days, especially in light of our centennial year, might be viewed as the official kickoff to the golden season. For readers with children, a number of opportunities are available. Art and creative activities are offered in a number […]

May 21, 1915

The Clovis News reported a man “giving his age as 21 but who appeared younger” was killed in an accident at the Santa Fe Railway shops. Eugene Morris of Canada was buried in Clovis at his mother’s request. … The newspaper also reported a 4-year-old child swallowed “69 cathartic tablets,” but had been treated and […]

Too many choices make selection tough

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist There was one copy of this magazine sold from Hastings in Clovis last year. I know, because I am the one who bought it. The magazine is the Competition edition of Wildfowl Carving, which features the best of the previous year’s carving competitions, primarily in wood, for those who focus […]

Jan. 7, 1914

Curry County jackrabbits were being slain “goin’ and comin’” as local boys competed for a $15 prize, The Clovis Journal reported. Two ears were required to be counted as one kill. … County Sheriff Dick Moye announced he’d declared “war on all law violators” and was busy raiding saloons and gambling joints. … The newspaper […]

amos sets some new rules

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Since the holidays, Amos has been feeling the drudgeries of life under the church pew. He enumerates his complaints and decides to do something about it. Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation […]

Customer service, meet Mean Kevin

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I could write a whole column on the times people have ended a conversation by telling me, “You’re mean.” But I will prove I’m too nice. A few weeks ago, I got a call on my cell phone with the ID identified as “private.” I answered, asked who it […]

Mudslinging campaigns insult democracy

A few years ago, I needed to call the Department of Motor Vehicles and dialed the corresponding 800 number. Imagine my surprise when I got a phone sex line. I redialed to make sure it was a phone book misprint (it was), hung up and visited the local DMV instead. I never thought about it […]

New cell requires complicated decisions

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer As if it happened through cosmic fate, my little-used cellular phone decided to stop functioning properly right when I was due a rebate for a new cell phone. It is only through fate that I get a new cell phone, and yet one more affirmation that I hate getting […]

Nothing to fear …

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CNJ Illustration: Cortney Graham By CNJ Staff Area residents who suffer from paraskavedekatriaphobia may want to stay inside today, avoiding ladders and black cats. Today is Friday the 13th, and that’s the technical name for fearing this day. Pairing Friday and 13 are considered bad luck in English- and Portuguese-speaking countries around the globe, according […]

Situation bound to get better for president

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist President Bush’s fusillade of speeches over the past number of days have reminded us of the man we saw in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. After months of inanition, he seems to have received a shot of adrenaline. In a speech on Sept. 6, the president came out […]