Clovis air service comment period extended

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Great Lakes Airlines has served Clovis since April of 2006, and currently offers 12 Albuquerque round-trips — two every weekday, and one each on Saturday and Sunday. Kevin Wilson On another look, the future of Clovis’ airport service may still be up in the air. Dennis J. DeVany, chief of […]

Press release: USAF Extends Initial Public Scoping Period on Low Altitude Tactical Navigation Area Proposal

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The United States Air Force is extending the public comment period on the proposal to establish a Low Altitude Tactical Navigation area for Special Operation Forces here.

Senators ask to extend comment period on low altitude training proposal

CNJ staff WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, D-N.M. and Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Zoo officials hope to purchase second giraffe

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File photo Approval of a budget transfer at the Clovis City Commission’s meeting Thursday evening could pave the way for a male partner for Jael the giraffe at the Hillcrest Park Zoo. CNJ staff City zoo officials hope a tall order can be finished in the next few weeks. Staff at the Hillcrest Zoo have […]

Poly carts take pounding in public comment period

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The city received its final tally on trash bins versus poly carts, and poly carts took a pounding. After the public comment period expired Friday on the trial program, the city received 537 pieces of correspondence on the trial period for poly carts. Only 11 of them were in […]

Health plan may be harder to fund than thought

Freedom New Mexico After a period in which his administration declined to get too involved in the details of a planned major overhaul of the way health care is delivered — presumably to avoid the mistakes of the first Clinton administration when Congress was presented a detailed plan concocted largely behind closed doors and didn’t […]

County commission to vote on burn ban

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Commissioners are expected to vote today on a burn ban for Curry County. The ban would prohibit open fires for a period of 45 days, at which time commissioners would reevaluate the ban, according to a resolution distributed to commissioners. Covered propane and charcoal grills would be exempt from […]

Residents voice discomfort with traffic sign removal

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Some residents are hoping the trial period for traffic sign changes on Plains Avenue and Main Street will go no further. Jessie Ellison, who has lived at her house on Plains since 1954, said she doesn’t understand the reasoning for the removal of stop signs at the intersection of […]

Business feature: Residents, businesses prepare for area code switch

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico residents and businesses are running out of time before the official switch from the 505 to the 575 area code. The grace period to make the switch is Sunday. David Rael of City Printing in Clovis has been reminding his customers about the switch over the […]

Library offering amnesty

CNJ Staff The Clovis Carver Library is offering a week of amnesty for overdue items beginning today and ending Saturday, according to a press release. The amnesty period is part of the library’s recognition of National Library Week. Fines will be waived for overdue items returned during the week, the release said. Also, anyone signing […]

Six file for mayoral race

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The list of Clovis’ mayoral candidates swelled to six on Tuesday as a retired restaurant owner and city newcomer joined four candidates who announced last month. Rudy Kumar, a respiratory therapist who moved to Clovis just a few days ago from California, and Mario Martinez, a longtime Clovis resident, […]

Commission terminates county manager’s contract

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners voted Wednesday to terminate Dick Smith’s contract as county manager immediately. Smith submitted his notice of resignation last week, giving 60-days notice as required under contract. Commissioners had the option of terminating the contract sooner, which they did during Wednesday’s special meeting. “We’ve just chosen to […]

Cannon impact study released for public review

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A draft of an Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate the effect of Cannon Air Force Base’s switch in October to the 16th Special Operations Wing is available for public review at public libraries in Clovis, Portales and Fort Sumner, according to base officials. Residents are welcome to view the […]

Hot start propels Lady Cats

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Clovis High’s Mariah Sena drives to the basket past Manzano defender Adriana Saiz, left, in the round of 16 at Rock Staubus Gym on Friday night. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s girls wasted no time Friday in locking up the program’s fourth consecutive trip for Class 5A […]

North Korean agreement should yield rapid results

By Freedom Newspapers Winston Churchill famously argued it is better to “jaw-jaw” than to “war-war.” If that’s the general principle, a new preliminary agreement struck with North Korea by the United States and North Korea’s neighbor countries is probably a modestly hopeful sign. But it will bear watching. Fortunately the deal is structured so that […]

Clovis making schedule switch

By CNJ Staff Clovis High School will move to a seven-period day at the start of the 2007-2008 school year, according to Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. Results from a CHS staff survey released Monday sealed the move, according to Seidenwurm. Forty percent of teachers who voted in the survey were in favor of […]

Rams post win over Socorro

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Portales senior post Hunter Rackler raises up over Socorro’s Baski Baker, left and Oscar Contreras in the Rams’ 50-46 victory Friday night at the Portales Shootout. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Senior post Chance Sherburne scored a team-high 14 points as Portales controlled the fourth period and beat the […]

Clovis High students question extra school period

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Clovis High School students Lorraine Archibald, left, and Caleb Negrete wrote letters to the Clovis News Journal about a proposed seven-period schedule at the school. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Clovis school officials are considering switching from a six-period day to a seven-period day at the high school in […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats ride strong first half to win

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Clovis High’s girls weren’t able to sustain a strong first half on Tuesday night, but it didn’t really matter. The Lady Wildcats improved to 2-0 heading into a Friday night clash at rival Portales, building an 18-point halftime lead en route to a 58-39 victory over Roswell Goddard. Senior guard Tori […]

Public fright powerful tool of control

Walter Williams Syndicated Columnist John Stossel, ABC’s “20/20” anchorman, has a recently released book about the various untruths we accept, many from the media and academic elite. The book is appropriately titled “Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity.” Being a longtime media insider, Stossel is well positioned to talk about the media’s gross lack of understanding […]