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 […]