County, state candidates file

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County will have contested races for all positions in the 2008 election. Fourteen candidates signed up Tuesday for the five county offices. Tuesday was also candidate sign-up day for state and federal offices. Deputy County Clerk Coni Jo Lyman expects a large voter turnout for the general election […]

Post offices don’t constitute ghost towns in county

By Don McAlavy Years ago a book called “Ghost Towns and How to Get to Them” listed eight ghost towns in Curry County. Don’t blame it on the Chamber of Commerce. Curry County had no Hispanic settlements or mining towns. 1. Contara — The word means “pitcher” in Spanish. This so called ghost town was […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities and closings

CNJ staff Activities Monday Clovis Symbolic Walk — 9 a.m., Roy Walker Community Center in Clovis, ends at Pattison Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Portales March — 11 a.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Tree on the ENMU campus by the fountain Lunch — 11:30 a.m. for all marchers Invoacation — 1:10 p.m., by Galen Isaacs […]

Jan. 6, 2008 Honor

Pat Weekley is the Pintores Art League artist of the month for January. Her paintings will be on display at Clovis-Carver Library until Jan. 31. She has been active in the art league for 11 years and has served in several offices. She also has been involved in many art shows sponsored by the art […]

New Year’s closings

In observance of the New Year’s Day holiday, district and magistrate courts will be closed Monday and Tuesday. Clovis banks, credit unions, city personnel offices, Curry County offices, the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Postal Service will be closed Tuesday. The North Plains Mall will close at 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The Clovis […]

Local Roundup: Men face attempted robbery charges

CNJ Staff Men face attempted robbery charges Two Clovis men are in jail on charges of auto burglary, attempted robbery and assault after being chased from a car early Thursday at gunpoint by the car’s owner, according to court records. Joshua Garcia, 28, and Eugene Bonney, 29, are each being held on $11,000 bond, jail […]

It’s their business: Signature Cosmetics

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Name: Signature Cosmetics Location: 3620 N. Prince St., Suite E What they do: Custom facial skin care and custom glamour cosmetics Who’s in charge: Rebecca Reid-Carlyle is the owner. Employees: Four Contact: (800) 980-9464 or 762-9313, www.signaturecosmetics.com and e-mail sales@signaturecosmetics.com How long in business: Since 2004 Of note: Clovis […]

Business Digest: Real estate office buys ‘room to grow’

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Coldwell Banker Colonial Real Estate is expanding its offices at 4201 N. Prince St. “After purchasing Kenneth Realty, we did not have enough room for all of our agents, so the expansion will consist of offices for our agents as well as room to grow,” said marketing director Holly […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day closings

CNJ Staff The following will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: • All banks • Baxter-Curren Senior Center • Clovis-Carver Public Library • Clovis city offices • Curry County offices, including the Courthouse • Clovis Community College • Clovis Municipal Schools • CRSMA Senior Diners Club • 9th Judicial District […]

Christmas closings

CNJ Staff The following places are closed for Christmas: • The U.S. Postal Service will be closed Monday. • All banks will be closed Monday. • Clovis City Hall will be closed Monday and Tuesday. That applies to all city offices, including the Department of Building Safety and Clovis Animal Shelter. • The Curry County […]

Local Roundup: Officers conduction DWI Super Blitz

By CNJ STAFF State law enforcement officers will be increasing efforts against drunken driving over the holidays, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Through Dec. 3, officers in five counties will conduct a Super Blitz with a focus on getting drunken drivers off the road with increase patrols, sobriety […]

3/9 Education digest

Oil, acrylic exhibit on display at CCC An oil and acrylic exhibit by artist Bobby Wied will be displayed at the Clovis Community College through April 28. Wied gathered reference material for the exhibit, “Palo Duro Canyon,” over the past 40 years, through exploration of the park in all seasons. N.M. recognized for pre-k education […]

Area Farm Service Agency offices under consideration for merger

By Marlena Hartz A federal initiative to modernize the Farm Service Agency could lead to a merger of the Portales and Clovis offices. The agencies serve as federal program liaisons for thousands of local ranchers and farmers. According to an FSA press release, the consolidation is a result of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns initiative to […]

9/29 Student Profiles

Sarah Bolyard is a senior at Clovis Christian School. She is the daughter of Linda Bolyard. What’s your favorite show, past and present? 7th Heaven and Full House. What do you not like about school? All the homework. What is your theme song? “I Will Never the Same Again.” What’s so great about your favorite […]

College reorganizes student services

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Amber Ludington takes a placement test Wednesday in the new testing facility in the Dr. H.A. Miller Student Services Center at Clovis Community College. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Clovis Community College is reorganizing its Department of Student Services. Dean of Student Services Michelle Schmidt said relocating the offices […]

Banks, offices closed for holiday

By CNJ staff The following government agencies and banks will be closed on Friday in celebration of the New Year’s holiday: Curry County and state offices, and the Bank of Clovis, Citizens Bank of Clovis and Western Bank. Clovis National Bank will be open until noon and the drive-through at AccessBank will be open until […]

Government offices, banks closed today

CNJ staff CNJ STAFF Many government offices will be closed today and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. City Hall, the Department of Building Safety and the city animal shelter will be closed today and Friday, city officials said. Some city trash pickups will be conducted on Friday. Hillcrest Park Zoo will be closed […]

City, county offices closed for holiday

CNJ staff Many government offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. City Hall, the Department of Building Safety and the city animal shelter will be closed Thursday and Friday, city officials said. Some city trash pickups will be conducted on Friday. Hillcrest Park Zoo will be closed Thursday and […]

Police suspect arson

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Clovis firefighter Garrett Nash walks through what used to be the showroom on the eastside of Bender Chevrolet-Cadilac Saturday after it was destroyed by a fire earlier in the day. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) by David Irvin An early-morning fire Saturday at Bender Chevrolet-Cadillac on Mabry Drive is being investigated as arson, police said. Clovis […]

July 4 Closings

CNJ Staff Reports Most government agencies will be closed on Monday in observance of the Fourth of July Holiday. Many local banks are also closed, along with some retail businesses. The Clovis News Journal offices will be closed, but subscribers who do not receive their Monday papers may call 763-3431, extension 1, between 8 a.m. […]