Ticket feature: Biker rally fundraiser set

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File photo The Kick Start bike rally which will take place on Main Street from Second to Fourth streets and run from Grand Avenue to Mitchell streets. It starts Friday evening and continues through Saturday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Bikers and kids are a combination that never fails, according to Rocky Martin who […]

Ticket feature: Dylan, Nelson, Mellencamp headline Lubbock concert

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MCT Photo Willie Nelson will be in Lubbock for an Aug. 8 concert along with Bob Dylan and John Mellencamp. About 16,000 seats will be available at Jones AT&T Stadium at Texas Tech University. Freedom New Mexico Lubbock is set to host three of American music’s biggest names — Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and John […]

Special county commission meeting scheduled

The Curry County Commission has scheduled a special meeting for 9 a.m. Friday. Items on the agenda include approval of a bank services contract, a change in fair ticket prices and a resolution for Rodeo Council Funding. The special meeting was scheduled because the first June commission meeting was canceled and the second was postponed […]

Ticket feature: Killer Tumbleweeds movie comes to Clovis

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Killer Tumbleweeds, a movie produced by Bovina natives Ben and Butch McCain, comes to Clovis for its New Mexico premiere. Freedom New Mexico Tumbleweeds are attacking Middle America. More than 150 citizens are dead, 10,000 head of livestock destroyed and 300,000 children are suffering Killer Tumbleweed Trauma. Rumor has it that Middle American University scientists […]

Ticket feature: Local group to play in award show

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Courtesy photo Grupo Eclipse of Clovis has been invited to perform at this week’s Tejano Music Awards in San Antonio, Texas. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Local Tejano band Grupo Eclipse is headed to the Tejano Music Awards in San Antonio, Texas, this week. The group of five was invited to play at the […]

Travel not easy

By Anita Doberman: Columnist My children and I left Rome a week ago on Thursday morning. Reaching Florida should have taken a full day, with two flights: one to New York City and the other one to New Orleans. Instead, it took us four days, countless hours at airports in Newark, N.J., and Charlotte, N.C. […]

Hoops movie has its believers

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“Believe in Me” budget was $8 million. (Courtesy photo) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer In more than three weeks on the big screen, a basketball movie filmed in the Clovis-Portales area raked in $208,565 at the box office as of April 1. “Believe in Me” debuted in theaters March 9 with sneak previews in […]

Traffic stops just another part of life

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I’ve always had a healthy respect for the police. When I was a kid, I knew they weren’t to be trifled with. As an adult, I have a respect for the job they do and I still know they aren’t to be trifled with. I’ve run across various names for […]

7/21 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals — Through Saturday at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Information: 763-3435. Castleman Comedy Hypnosis Show — 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Lyceum Theatre. Tickets $7 before show, $10 day of. Information: TimothyCastleman@yahoo.com. Santa Fe Antiques Ranch Show — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and […]

BRAC hearing ticket distribution set for today

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The phones at North Plains Mall have been ringing constantly, property manager Cindy Banister said. In the past week, Banister said she has fielded anywhere from 50 to 100 calls — all inquiries concerning the approaching Base Realignment and Closure regional hearing. At the North Plains Mall, in the […]

Ticket process for BRAC hearing finalized

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Guidelines for next week’s Base Realignment and Closure Commission hearing in Clovis have been cemented by local leaders, who have set strict guidelines for public appearance and conduct at the meeting where New Mexico congressional delegates, members of the Committee of Fifty, and DLA Piper will fight to keep […]

Clovis police investigating lottery scam

David Irvin Police are investigating a lottery ticket scam that took one Clovis man for $8,000 earlier this month. A suspect approached Jose Navarro, 63, on Oct. 7 at Clovis’ Wal-Mart claiming to have a winning lottery ticket worth $5 million, but that he could not cash it without a large sum of money. With […]

Portales banker remembers Reagan as sincere during train layover in Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers For Ronald Reagan, it was an early-morning layover at a small train station in Clovis. For a 20-something ticket agent, the Cold War-era words they exchanged are still memorable 42 years later. “We just talked about a lot of things,” said Dennis Edwards, now the president of Wells-Fargo Bank in […]

Readers split on Richardson for veep

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if Gov. Bill Richardson might make a good vice president. Some responses: “I doubt that Gov. Bill would be an acceptable or effective VP as I doubt that he would be comfortable in the No. 2 position.” — Harold Burris, Clovis “(Would) Bill Richard-son … […]

Clovis should respect country neighbors

Letters to the Editor How would you feel if someone pulled up into your yard, opened your gate, went in and started shooting birds? What if they drove by, pulled over and threw out a sack of trash or left an old recliner or a Christmas tree in your yard? How would you feel? Not […]

Use for $3,800 studied

By Glen Seeber Money raised during an impromptu auction Friday night will be used to improve the lives of local residents who are going through difficult times, Catherine Johnson said Wednesday. The executive director of the Hartley House shelter for domestic violence accepted checks totaling $3,800 Wednesday during the monthly board meeting of the Clovis/Curry […]

Hartley House, namesake win big at banquet

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2004 Clovis/Curry Chamber of Commerce President Jay Neff holds the rudder from 2003 President Blake Curtis during the passing of the rudder Friday at the 2004 Clovis/Curry Chamber banquet at Cannon Air Force Base. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Glen Seeber Mary Carol Hartley, a community leader who died Oct. 16, 2003, was still […]

Not speeding a great way to avoid tickets

Helena Rodriguez I like to think I’ve outgrown my days of heavy road rage, but every time I brag to my sisters, Julie and Nana, that I haven’t had a ticket in 3 1/2 years, they laugh and say, “That’s just because you haven’t got caught.” Oh yeah. Kind of like one of those “What […]

Seatbelt law jeopardizes civil liberties

Walter Williams Imagine you’re having a backyard barbecue. A cop walks in and announces, “This is a random health and safety check to see whether you’ve removed the skin from the chicken before you served it.” Though delicious in taste, we all know that chicken skin contains considerable unhealthy fat. If you’re caught serving chicken […]