Camouflage makes issue clear

From high school on, whenever somebody would pull out some kind of school or office supply decorated in camouflage, there would always be some kind of joke. “Wow, John … how is that pencil eraser just floating in the air? It’s magical. Oh, oh, sorry … I didn’t see the pencil because it was camouflage.” […]

iPads incorporated into Clovis schools

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Cameo Elementary School sixth-grader Johnny Martinez uses an application on the iPad to work on his penmanship with speech therapist Dana Horne. Liliana Castillo Spanish education materials used to be limited. That was before the iPad. Clovis Municipal Schools has begun to disperse iPads among teachers and administrators to explore […]

City orders new supply of pet tags

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As of Sunday, Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said 998 registrations had been filed for pets. The department originally ordered 1,000 tags. Kevin Wilson Just weeks into the city’s new pet registration ordinance, residents have already exhausted the city’s first order of tags. As of Sunday, Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said 998 registrations had […]

Conservation is key for Ogallala

By Kathy Wright and Evan Jacobs: Guest columnists In the coming weeks New Mexico American Water is expanding our annual conservation campaign to discuss the water supply challenges we face and opportunities we have to secure a reliable supply of water to ensure that Clovis and all of eastern New Mexico thrives in the coming […]

Ute water meeting set in Tucumcari

Freedom New Mexico The Ute Reservoir Advisory Group is holding a 10 a.m. meeting Friday at the Tucumcari Convention Center to discuss water supply management at Ute Lake. The session is about a proposed water pipeline to bring water to Clovis and Portales, according to Mark Murphy, Canadian River Basin Manager for the Interstate Stream […]

Editorial: Government funds boost cost of education

Perhaps the best known economic tenet is that of supply and demand: The more scarce something is, the greater its value. The obvious corollary is just as true but often ignored: the greater the supply, the lower the value. That truth applies to money just at it does to anything else. These facts are only […]

Animal shelter turning away animals

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Animal Shelter is turning animals away this week while it awaits a resupply of carbon monoxide for its gas chamber, according to police Capt. Ron Hutchison. Hutchison said it is merely a temporary supply issue and he hopes the gas will be delivered next week. “We’re asking […]

Agency looking into small wind energy projects

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer Large wind farms that supply electricity to major power grids are still a long way from coming to the immediate Clovis area, according to Eastern Plains Council of Government Executive Director Lee Tillman. However, he said the wind in eastern New Mexico could be used by individual companies as […]

Business Digest: Tractor Supply store opening

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Tractor Supply Co. store in Clovis will open for business at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Store Manager Dee Don Bates said in a news release. The Clovis store is at 1282 State Road 209 and has 19,097 square feet, including the sales floor and support service space. A fenced […]

Business Digest: Tractor Supply Co. manager named

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Dee Don Bates has been named store manager at the Tractor Supply Co. store in Clovis, according to District Manager Jack Galloway. A native of Clovis, Bates joined Tractor Supply Co. this year as a manager trainee in Lubbock. He has more than 15 years of retail experience. In […]

Tractor Supply building begun

CNJ Staff Construction is under way on a Tractor Supply Co. store at the northern end of North Prince Street, according to a Tractor Supply news release. The 19,000-square-foot store at 1282 State Road 209 will be the farm and ranch supply retailer’s first New Mexico location. “Farmers in Curry County grow a lot of […]

Water project vital to community

By David Lansford: Guest Columnist One of the most, if not the most, significant challenge facing Clovis in the 21st century is the provision of a sustainable water supply. Numerous studies over the last 40 years indicate the need for the development of a sustainable water supply. All communities within Curry and Roosevelt counties rely […]

Tractor Supply store opening in Clovis

CNJ staff Tractor Supply Co. has plans to build a store on North Prince Street just north of Clovis city limits, according to Clovis Building Safety Director Pete Wilt. A spokeswoman for the company was uncertain when construction will begin or when the retail farm and ranch store will open. “We are still in the […]

New water rates to provide for long-term

By Kathy Wright: guest columnist As a lifelong resident of the Clovis area, I have been proud to see our community grow and prosper. I shared the joy of many to hear that Cannon Air Force Base has a new mission, and what a mission it is! Cannon is the economic engine of our community […]

School supplies metaphors for life

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Relgion Columnist Well it’s official. School supplies are out at Wal-Mart and other stores and that means that the countdown back to school has begun! With the passing of July Fourth, it seems that summer vacation is on the downside. That could be depressing … but there are plenty of summer […]

Officials say water issues not cause for immediate concern

By William P. Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico has been without significant rainfall since mid-October, and local entities are preparing for continued dry weather — but water issues are not cause for immediate alarm, officials said. “Right now, a number of our wells are not even pumping water out because the demand for water […]

Prices symptom of inflation, not cause

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Last month, President Bush nominated Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, as chairman of Federal Reserve Board to replace the retiring Alan Greenspan. Greenspan’s replacement comes at a time of heightened fears of inflation resulting from the recent spike in oil prices. First, let’s decide […]

A man’s great ideas live on after he’s gone

We are saddened at the loss of economist Jude Wanniski, who on Aug. 29 died suddenly of a heart attack at age 69 in New Jersey. A journalist, he started out in the 1960s with the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the now-defunct National Observer. In 1972, he became an editorial writer at The Wall Street […]

8/4 Education Calendar

Monday The Wal-Mart snack bar will host a “Teacher Appreciation Reception” from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Attendees are urged to bring school supply lists. Education Calendar is compiled by CNJ staff writer Marlena Hartz. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: marlena_hartz@link.freedom.com

Gas prices soaring statewide

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Gas prices continue to rise across the nation due to supply and demand issues. Clovis pump prices Sunday averaged $1.89 a gallon. By Monday morning, several local gas stations had increased prices to $1.96 a gallon. (CNJ staff photo: Leslie Radford) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer o Prices in Clovis jumped as much as […]