United Way merger OK’d; board member resigns over decision

By Mike Linn Board members of the Roosevelt County United Way voted on Thursday to pursue a joint venture with United Way’s Clovis branch, but not without the dissent of a longtime member. Sharon King, who had been a member of the RCUW for eight years, resigned from the board effective immediately after members voted […]

Clovis chooses Kerry

By Jack King Curry County Democrats voted overwhelmingly for John Kerry Tuesday, giving the Massachusetts senator more than half the total county vote. Kerry received 493 out of 917 votes cast by Democrats in Curry County’s two polling places, the Bruce King Building in Clovis and Melrose’s city hall. John Edwards received 135; Wesley Clark […]

Maybe baseball should change rules for Rose

So how might we think about former baseball player Pete Rose, now that he has put out a new autobiography in which he admits having bet on baseball when he was manager of the Cincinnati Reds in 1987 and 1988? Having made this admission, after denying he gambled on baseball for years, should he be […]

Hospital building to be sold to community services group

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Clovis city commission approved sale of the Memorial Service Center to Matt. 25 Inc. to be turned into a ministry resource center. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Jack King The old hospital building between 12th and 13th streets will be sold to Matt. 25 Inc., a faith-based non-profit corporation that wants to turn the abandoned […]

Is Wesley Clark a choice or an echo?

Steve Chapman Wesley Clark is a presidential candidate whose campaign rests on two rationales: his soldier’s biography and his opposition to the war in Iraq. His biography is still intact, but within 24 hours of entering the race, he had managed to turn the Iraq issue into his own personal exploding cigar. For those of […]