Police investigating cause of fatal collision

Freedom New Mexico Investigators on Wednesday were still trying to determine what caused a Monday two-vehicle accident on U.S. 70, which killed an Oklahoma couple. Cassandra Horton, 67, and her husband Claude Horton, 84, of Elk City, Okla., died when their Ford Explorer collided into the back of a privately owned garbage truck near the […]

City holding special meeting on Hotel Clovis issues

Kevin Wilson The Clovis City Commission is holding a special meeting Tuesday, with three agenda items regarding the city-owned Hotel Clovis. City officials said the items regarded changes in agreements made necessary by the Aug. 3 city election, when voters rejected an affordable housing ordinance. On the agenda for the 5:15 p.m. meeting at the […]

Promoting or informing? Elections spotlight fine line

Sharna Johnson In November, Curry County officials continually played a video in the courthouse lobby that critics said promoted passage of a jail bond election. Late last month, someone hung a banner from the city-owned Hotel Clovis that read “SAVE ME VOTE YES,” urging voters approve an affordable housing ordinance. In both cases, government officials […]

Business digest — Aug. 9

Clovis business awarded top 50 status Elliott Marketing has been named one of New Mexico Business Weekly’s top 50 women-owned businesses for 2011. The award recognizes the top earning women-owned businesses in New Mexico during 2010. Elliott Marketing was established in 2002 by Kathy Elliott. A native New Yorker, Elliott moved to Clovis in 1990 […]

Clovis man to pay city $20,000

CNJ staff A 63-year-old Clovis man has been ordered to pay Clovis $20,000 by next week as part of his sentence for stealing, then reselling city-owned milk tanks. Sentenced Thursday, a jury convicted Thomas Campbell in October of felony receipt of stolen property after prosecutors said he sold city-owned milk tanks to a Texas milk […]

AgSense: Alternative insecticide treatments exist

Temik, an insecticide whose active ingredient is aldicarb, is used mainly on cotton, peanut and potato crops in our area to control early season pests (Thrips and nematodes). Temik is now owned and manufactured by Bayer CropScience, and was formerly owned and produced by Union Carbide which will be phased out by 2018. It is […]

Book review: “Fly Fishing, Life, and Other Things I Have Tried”

Former Portales resident Joe Farr has written a humorous book about his fishing and RV experiences. Joe lived in Portales from 1973 to 1985. He opened his first KFC in Portales in 1974 and operated it until 1985. He also owned the KFC in Clovis from 1981 to 2007. He is now retired and lives […]

Middle school site chosen

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Courtesy illustration FBT Architechs provied the board a conceptual site analysis to illustrate how a middle school would be located on the donation site owned by Clovis developer Sid Strebeck. Liliana Castillo Clovis Schools board members chose a 40-acre site being donated by Clovis developer Sid Strebeck Tuesday as the site of a proposed new […]

Muleshoe man killed in morning rollover

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A man was killed around 9 a.m. Thursday when the heavy equipment truck he was traveling in on Center Road, east of U.S. 70, overturned. Two other passengers were transported to the hospital. CNJ staff A morning crash in south Curry County claimed the life of a 40-year-old Muleshoe man […]

Freedom emerges from bankruptcy

CNJ staff By Mary Ann Milbourn Freedom News Service IRVINE, Calif. — Freedom Communications Inc., parent company of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, announced Friday it has emerged from bankruptcy reorganization. The emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy relieves Freedom of $450 million in debt, but it brings an end to […]

Business feature: Local-owned eateries hope to flourish

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Debbie Sims, owner of The Cupcake Cafe And Sweet Boutique, makes adjustments to a display Monday in her new store. The Cupcake Cafe and Sweet Boutique is located at the former Wholey Cow Deli and is scheduled to open Saturday. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico With business such as […]

Area banks have Portales roots

By Ruth Burns: FNM correspondent The banking business in the early days on the High Plains was as wild and unpredictable as the other occupations of the time. People did not have much money, but after the sale of a herd of cattle, there would be large sums of gold and paper money to contend […]

Dec. 31 Commander's Action Line

Can you use an officially issued cell phone while driving military installations? Thank you for the action line submission. Whether operating a privately owned or government vehicle and using either a personal or government phone, the hazards are still the same. Joint Traffic Regulation AFI 31-218 (I) para 4-2 Installation Traffic codes states: (3) Driver […]

Family-owned La Hacienda restaurant closing after 33 years

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Freedom New Mexico: Sarah Meyer Owners of the La Hacienda on North Avenue K posted notices on Thursday of the restraurant’s closing after opening more than 30 years ago. Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Today will be the last day of business for a 33-year-old Portales restaurant. The family-owned and operated La Hacienda is closing […]

Sept. 2, 2008 Business Digest

Clovis native receives advocate award Clovis native J. Roy Miller, State Director of the New Mexico Small Business Development Center network, has received an Entrepreneurial Advocate award for his support to women-owned and minority-owned businesses, and has been included as a “Power Broker” in the New Mexico Business Weekly’s annual Power Book edition to be […]

Cuba change significant, albeit slow

Freedom New Mexico Of itself, the change was not quite as significant as it seemed to be at first glance. Cuba was not legalizing private property or even moving toward anything that might be deemed an actual market in real estate. All the notice on Friday in the official gazette of the Cuban Justice Ministry […]

Helping small business worth the money

Commentary by Maj. Daniel Dunn CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — In today’s environment of limited budgets and funding cuts, squadrons rightfully expect the most bang for the buck when contracting for goods and services. However, an integral part of being good stewards of our tax dollars involves much more than getting our requirements at the […]

Business Digest: Small businesses must recertify

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor New U.S. Small Business Administration regulations require small businesses with federal contracts to recertify their size status, according to an SBA news release. Federal agencies are under congressional directive for small businesses to account for 23 percent of their contracts, the release reads. Recertification is necessary because federal agencies […]

In Tribute: World War II vet remained humble

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Preston Dunn was a student body president at Eastern New Mexico University, a winner of three Distinguished Flying Crosses and nine Air Medals for World War II service, a business owner and a friend to many in Portales and Clovis. But you’d never hear about it from him. “He […]

Clovis police investigating death

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating a death they’ve termed “suspicious.” Emmett Salisbury, 36, was found about 1 p.m. Monday inside E’s Enterprises at 701 E. Grand Ave. He owned and operated the small thrift store at the corner of Grand Avenue and Ross Street. Clovis Police Lt. Patrick Whitney said Salisbury had a bloody […]