Breastfeeding challenge to be held at Greene Acres Park

CNJ staff Women and babies will gather at sites around the world for the Ninth annual Breastfeeding Challenge 11 a.m. Saturday. Clovis mothers will gather at Greene Acres Park. Mothers and children at sites across Canada, the U.S. and other countries will compete to set the record for the most children breastfeeding at one time.

9-25 Religion digest

First Christian hosting outdoor service First Christian Church is hosting its third annual Church on the Beach. Pastor Jon Forrest said the event is designed for people who would prefer to attend a more casual church service. The service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday on the west side of Greene Acres Park lake. […]

Oasis State Park hosts fishing derby

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Charly Kizer of Clovis, right, dries a catfish off with a towel for John Walker of Capitan, center, before weighing it on Saturday at Oasis State Park for the “Biggest Catfish Challenge” Derby. The derby is sponsored by the Friends Of Oasis St By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Many […]

Oasis State Park hosting fishing derby

Friends of Oasis State Park is staging a Biggest Catfish Challenge Derby from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Registration is open from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. All ages can participate in the derby, which offers prizes ranging from $10 to $75. Prizes are to be awarded based on the weight of the fish. […]

Concert planned to benefit crash victims

CNJ staff The community of Melrose is rallying around two of their own who were hospitalized after a head-on collision Aug. 8. The community is planning a benefit concert 3 p.m. Sept. 5 to help the families with medical expenses. Ramon Arenivar and Jordan Beard have under gone several surgeries, according to event organizer Randy […]

Lake Erie park site of many joyful memories

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Presque Isle State Park, which occupies the peninsula jutting from Pennsylvania out into Lake Erie, shallowest of the Great Lakes, is the site of many solid and joyful memories for me. The memories begin at about the age of four, and the most recent were formed a couple of weeks […]

Hillcrest Park Zoo posts temporary schedule

Freedom New Mexico The Hillcrest Park Zoo is trying out longer hours for the remainder of the summer break to try and beat the heat, according to Assistant Zoo Director Vince Romero. Romero said visitors have been requesting the zoo open earlier in the morning and stay open later when it’s cooler outside. Romero said […]

Press Release: Game commission may change deer draw dates

The State Game Commission will meet July 2 at Heron Lake State Park to consider changing the date of the annual application deadline and drawing for deer hunting licenses, and to set season dates and bag limits for 2009-10 small game and waterfowl seasons. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, […]

May 27 police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7 a.m. May 5 an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of Park in reference to arson. A man said his mother’s vehicle was set on fire sometime during the night when someone threw a burning rag in […]

Lighthouse Mission hosting school vacation celebration

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Courtesy photo The Lighthouse Mission’s Fun in the Park event Saturday will include games, food, live music and prizes, including bikes for a few children. CNJ staff The Lighthouse Mission is making sure children get at least a little bit of vacation this summer. The mission is hosting Fun in the Park beginning at 11 […]

Trailer fire contained in Clovis

CNJ staff The Clovis Fire Department responded Friday night to a structure fire at the Town Talk trailer park in Clovis.

Legislative tidbits, Feb. 18

The New Mexican staff Days remaining in session: 31 A vote for the exempts: On a party-line vote, the Senate Public Affairs Committee on Tuesday killed a measure (SB 424) that would cut the salaries of exempt state workers who make more than $75,000 by 10 percent. Sen. Sue Wilson Beffort, R-Sandia Park, sponsored the […]

Feb. 15, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon Jan. 30 an officer responded to a park in the 2000 block of Mitchell Street for a report of drug use. A caller said there were two women at the park with a infant and one of the women was […]

Bill aims for smaller school sizes

By Anne Constable: The New Mexican

City officials urge caution at Hillcrest Park

CNJ staff The Clovis Parks and Recreation Department is cautioning residents not to climb the wall located at Hillcrest Park. Parks and Recreation director Rob Carter said the wall is not safe. His warning is in response to a photo in Thursday’s Clovis News Journal showing a youngster climbing the wall. Carter said the wall […]

Events honor Clovis’ rock ‘n’ roll history

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Norman Petty Recording Studio Curator Kenneth Broad said he donated a sizable amount of artifacts including musical equipment and photos to the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum. The museum has an inventory of about 400 items. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sitting in a beach chair […]

State parks celebrate anniversary

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A hot dog dinner and star party will be held Saturday at Oasis State Park to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the New Mexico State Parks Service. Oasis has been a part of the New Mexico State Parks Service for 47 years, according to park manager Jim Whary. Hot […]

Arrests ‘just part of life’ for some

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist I saved a newspaper clipping from 1994 when Willie Nelson was busted while taking a nap at a Texas roadside park.

Clovis receives $1 million for industrial park improvements

City receives grant for rail spur

CNJ Staff The city will receive a $1 million federal grant today to construct a rail spur for the industrial park, according to Clovis Industrial Development Corp. Executive Director Chase Gentry. U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M. will deliver the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration grant during a ceremony. Rail access for the city’s […]