Clovis restaurant to change hands

CNJ staff The ownership of the Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake Pizza store in Portales has entered into an agreement to purchase the Clovis store, which has been closed since the holiday season. Oma Creighton, co-owner of the Portales location, said the goal is to re-open the location on Prince Street in early March. “It’s […]

Business as usual after bank shutdown

First Community Bank customers in Clovis and Portales should hardly notice things are changing after the FDIC closed the bank and ownership was transferred to U.S. Bank N.A., of Minneapolis, according to the FDIC. “It really is just business as usual under our new name,” FDIC Spokeswoman Roberta Valdez said Monday. Services will be uninterrupted […]

Right to gun ownership essential

The New York Times editorialized in panic, predictably, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down Chicago’s ban on handgun ownership. Lamenting the Court’s highly abstract debate about the constitutional clause that needed to be considered, The Times alleged that Monday’s ruling will “undermin(e) Chicago’s (sensible) law” and lead to “results (that) […]

Dayhoff selling Clovis shoe stores

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Selling his two Clovis shoe stores was a bittersweet decision for Randy Dayhoff. After 56 years of ownership by the Dayhoff family, the business — Randy’s Shoes and Randy’s Workboot Store in the 400 block of Main Street — will be sold Wednesday to Brown’s Shoe Fit Co. of […]

Radio stations waiting approval for change of ownership

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer If it’s approved by the Federal Communications Commission, a pair of Clovis radio stations will change hands, but little else. Zia Broadcasting, owned by Lonnie and Barbara Allsup of Clovis, has agreed in principle to buy a pair of stations from Curry County Broadcasting, Inc., owned by Hewel and […]

Pore space bill could define ownership of underground pockets

By Staci Matlock: The New Mexican Jack Chatfield has an easy-going drawl, a rancher’s calloused bear grip of handshake and he’s got an eye toward a new source of revenue. The Mosquero man has been at the Roundhouse frequently in the last few weeks promoting pore space ownership – an idea catching on in the […]

Candidate applauds gun ruling

Tucumcari’s Dennis Roch, Republican candidate for state representative, is praising the U.S. Supreme Court for its 5-4 ruling that an individual right to gun ownership exists.

June 28, 1981

Local law officers announced a new program aimed at encouraging responsible handgun ownership. … Shook Tire & Service, 500 Mitchell, announced Art Snipes was its new manager. … Chaparral Sports Center, 800 Main, was sponsoring a “sit-a-thon” contest in which the person sitting on a motorcycle the longest would win a Kawasaki.

Katrina disaster shows need for advance preparation

Cannon Air Force Base Claims Office From time to time, the forces of nature strike members of our Air Force family — destroying homes, beloved possessions, and sometimes even lives. In case of such disasters, we’re always told to have fresh water, food stores, battery operated radios, flashlights and other emergency materials on hand. Yet […]

‘Ownership’ means taking responsibility

Freedom Newspapers The “Ownership Society” seems poised to make a comeback, just in time for the president’s second term. Some might remember the Ownership Society: It made a brief appearance during last fall’s campaign, as the president and his handlers took a half-hearted stab at what the elder George Bush once called “the vision thing,” […]

IHOP completion nears

CNJ STAFF The IHOP Restaurant being built near the Prince and 21st street intersection will be open within the next week or two, according to IHOP corporate spokesperson, Patrick Lenow. He said the building is designed to seat 132 patrons and will be the 10th IHOP location in New Mexico. The restaurant will employ between […]

City takes ownership of Hotel Clovis

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor The City of Clovis on Monday took over ownership of the Hotel Clovis, a one-time glamorous building for those who remember the hotel as the city’s landmark of luxury. And some residents would like to see the building — dilapidated and boarded up for years — return to its […]

Ownership a source of religious violence

Tibor Machan: Syndicated columnist Many now realize that when public property is used by all, the resources it contains will soon be depleted. Only private property serves as a promising means for conserving and cultivating such resources. Individuals who own something are more likely to take good care of it than if they use something […]

Pope’s humane legacy will live on through the ages

Freedom Newspapers “May you live 100 years!” shouted Poles when Pope John Paul II first visited his homeland in 1979 after having been elected pope in 1978. The ailing pope, who last week celebrated the 25th year of his pontificate, might not make it that long. But he has accomplished so much it will seem […]

Clovis possible site for baseball team

CNJ STAFF Clovis is one of more than a dozen cities being considered for an independent baseball league team, according to the league president. Bob Lipp, president of the Southwestern League, said Clovis is attractive because of its location, demographics and it has a solid baseball facility in Bell Park. “It’s a good fit because […]

Easing media restrictions will not hurt choices

Remember the days when our television choices were limited to three major networks, public television and maybe some UHF stations? When ABC, NBC and CBS dictated what appeared on television and we turned to Walter Cronkite or Huntley-Brinkley as our daily gatekeepers of television news? Today, our news and programming choices are vast and varied, […]