Chavez, Andrea

Andrea Chavez Services: Have been held. Andrea Faye Chavez, 49, of Mineral Wells, Texas, died on Saturday, July 31, 2004, at her home. She was born on July 7, 1955, in Portales, to Clark and Ann Yandell Terry Rains. She married Alfred Chavez on July 14, 1973, in Oxnard, Calif. She was a regional manager […]

Bourne, Woodrow

Woodrow W. Bourne, 91, of Durant, Okla., died Friday, July 2, 2004, at Oakridge Manor Nursing Home in Durant. He was born Oct. 31, 1912, in House to John Alexander and Dorthula (Hampton) Bourne. He married Lillie Jameson on Aug. 31, 1935, in Durant. A former resident of Clovis, Mr. Bourne was a machine operator. […]

Water company proposing rate hike for Clovis

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor Officials with the local water company plan to increase water rates by an average of almost 19 percent for Clovis residents within the next seven months. New Mexico American Water Company Vice President Kathy Wright said reasons for the proposed increase — between 7 and 27 percent depending on […]

McCurry, Rosemarie

Rosemarie McCurry Services: Have been held. Mrs. Rosemarie McCurry, 79, of Santa Fe, died Sunday, May 23, 2004, at Sierra Vista Assisted Living Facility in Santa Fe. She was born on Aug. 18, 1925, Las Vegas, N.M., to Joseph and Lillie Mae Regensberg. She worked as an office manager for the Bigbee law firm in […]

City asking residents to conserve water

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor A scorching summer heat and lack of precipitation prompted city officials and New Mexico American Water personnel on Tuesday to ask Clovis residents to be frugal with their water. Kathy Wright, vice president and manager of New Mexico American Water, said water wells that feed kitchen sinks, shower heads […]

Business Digest 4/13

Wells Fargo adds to commercial staff Wells Fargo has added Paul Mondragon as new relationship manager, to deliver financial services to businesses with annual sales of more than $15 million. “Paul has experience working with a broad range of businesses, from the smallest to the largest. We’ll tap his knowledge to help New Mexico companies […]

No. 8 Fort Hays knocks off Greyhounds

CNJ STAFF LIBERAL, Kan. — Fort Hays State jumped on Eastern New Mexico University starter Jimmy Wells early and took advantage of four Greyhounds errors for a 9-3 victory Thursday afternoon. The Hays, Kan.-based Tigers (21-5), ranked eighth this week in NCAA Division II, extended their winning streak to nine games in a contest played […]

ENMU baseball team goes 1-3 in opening tourney

CNJ STAFF STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Phil Clabaugh sounded almost as if he’d won all four games. His Eastern New Mexico University baseball team opened its season by going 1-3 in the Southwest Shootout hosted by Tarleton State. The Greyhounds were competitive on Sunday in splitting two games against quality opponents, including a 10-4 whipping of […]

Legislation may dry up well permits

By Jack King With water a major issue statewide, the chairman of Clovis’ Water Policy Advisory Board warned Wednesday that residents should be wary of attempts to grant the state engineer crucial powers. Randy Crowder, the committee chairman who also is an area builder and a candidate for the City Commission, said Tuesday proposed legislation […]

Pritchett, Benjamin Jr.

BENJAMIN PRITCHETT JR. Services: Have been held. Benjamin Franklin Pritchett Jr., 81, of Mineral Wells, Texas, a retired principal and teacher, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at a Mineral Wells hospital. He was born on Feb. 27, 1922, in Phoenix to Benjamin F. Sr. and Cora Lea Brandon Pritchett. He married Christine Ferguson on Nov. […]

Mullins, Ollie M.

OLLIE MULLINS Services: Have been held. Mr. Ollie Mennell Mullins, 67, of Clovis, an auctioneer, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 17, 1936, in Clovis to Burrell and Leveta Tinney Mullins. He served in the U.S. Army for three years. He owned and operated […]

Business Digest 12/9

Some state land open for tree cutting Commissioner of Public Lands Patrick H. Lyons has announced he is opening state trust lands for the cutting of Christmas trees during the holiday season, at no cost to the public. Ten parcels of state trust land will be opened for tree cutting through Christmas Eve. Beginning Friday, […]

Hill, Charley

Charley Elbert Hill Mr. Charley Elbert Hill, 79, of Portales, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Jan. 3, 1924, in Maud, Texas, to Effie and Charley Hill. Mr. Hill was one of two sets of twins. The Hills moved to Roosevelt County about 1929. In 1943 […]

Smith, Jan

Jan Smith Services: Have been held. Mrs. Jan Smith, 64, of Bowie, Texas, formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was born on Dec. 6, 1938, in Grand Prairie, Texas. She married Barney Joe Smith on May 25, 1985, in Bowie. She worked in the food industry for many […]

Residents urged to limit water use

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New Mexico-American Water Co. is asking residents to cut back on watering their lawns and other outdoor water use. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Jack King Clovis’ water supplier is asking residents not to water their lawns or wash their cars for two days and to reduce water use through August. Water storage tanks in […]

Governor doles out funds

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Gov. Bill Richardson talks to Brian Condit, right, with legal and political affairs, and Caleb Chandler, center, of Clovis, after a press conference Wednesday at Clovis-Carver Public Library. By Jack King Clovis will get $800,000 from $10.5 million in federal money allocated for the southeastern and southern parts of the state, Gov. Bill Richardson announced […]

City to control fouled water

Jack King Clovis Public Works Director Harry Wang said Thursday the city may have to spend more than $600,000 to treat a half-mile-long plume of toxic solvent that is contaminating groundwater to the east of the old city landfill. City and state officials said the contaminated water is not used for human consumption. The solvent, […]

Area could be dry by 2040 — or maybe sooner

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Water takes on even more importance in the High Plains, where agriculture is one of the leading businesses. By Claire Bushey The question of how much water is left in the eastern New Mexico area has bedeviled politicians and business owners, scientists and ordinary consumers for decades. The answer is still unknown. New Mexico-American Water […]