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 […]

Officials: Water conservation working

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor Clovis residents have been conservative with their water use since mid-June, when city officials set voluntary guidelines for “non-essential use.” Kathy Wright, vice president and manager of New Mexico American Water, said residents being frugal with their water and a recent surge of timely rainfall are keeping area water […]

Montague, Gid

Gid Montague Services: Have been held. Gid Montague, 93, of Tulia, Texas, died Monday, May 17, 2004, in Swisher Memorial Hospital in Tulia, Texas. He was born on Oct. 8, 1910, in Silverton, Texas. He married Edna Middleton on April 9, 1929. They moved to Portales in 1932, where he farmed and had a dairy […]

Ceremony honors local veterans

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By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ News Journal As nearly 300 people gathered outside the Clovis-Carver Public Library for a Memorial Day ceremony dedicating Curry County’s new veterans memorial, several family members of deceased veterans being honored enjoyed a reunion after spending years apart. Tommy Hohstadt said he was surprised to see Nancy Young Wright when […]

Brothers died in WWII

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Army Air Corps Staff Sgt. Jack Love and Seaman 1st Class Dan Love died on the opposite sides of the world during World War II, but their deaths enabled their widowed mother to petition for the discharge of a third brother, Clyde Love, who returned home to Clovis […]

Wright, Doris Elcine Bush

Doris Elcine Bush Wright Services: Have been held. Doris Elcine Bush Wright, 83, died Friday, March 2, 2004, in Tomball, Texas. She was born Aug. 15, 1921, in Floyd. She was formerly of Portales and was preceded in death by her husband, James T. Wright. Survivors include her son, Gerald L. Wright (and wife Peggy); […]

Wright, Doris

Wright, Doris Doris Wright Service: Have been held. Doris Elcine Bush Wright, 83, died Friday, March 2, 2004, in Tomball, Texas. She was born Aug. 15, 1921, in Floyd. She was formerly of Portales and was preceded in death by her husband, James T. Wright. Survivors include her son, Gerald L. Wright (and wife Peggy); […]

Wright, Kenneth Dale

Kenneth Dale Wright Services: Have been held. Kenneth Dale “Kenny” Wright, 57, of Albuquerque died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, in Albuquerque. He was born in Marysville, Calif. He was a partner in the Albuquerque night club Alfalfa’s and owned and operated Rio Grande Cantina and Conchas Lodge at Conchas Lake. Survivors include his wife, Magda […]

Wright, Donald Francis

Donald Francis Wright Service: Have been held. Donald F. Wright, 82, died Wednesday, Jan 7, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born March 20, 1921, in Franklin, Pa. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a Pharmacist Mate Second Class. Mr. Wright has no known survivors. Arrangements are by […]

Little boy’s dog remains loyal to the end

By Jack King By all accounts, Jenny was just a mutt. A little less than a year-old, black and brown, with floppy ears, a large head and big feet attached to a puppy’s body, she was rescued from the Clovis Animal Shelter. But John Samuel Kelm will always remember Jenny as a lifesaver. John Sam, […]

Our region owes thank you to Wright brothers

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico T oday we live an era of hyperspeed air travel by millions of men and women worldwide. So it almost seems an afterthought to celebrate the 100th anniversary of motorized flight. It shouldn’t be because it signaled a monumental shift in the events of daily life, especially travel. It was […]

Remnants of Santa Fe project remain

Don McAlavy Editor’s note: This is the conclusion of a two-part series on the Santa Fe Heights housing project that began in Clovis in the 1940s. Part one was published Dec. 3. “My brother and I,” said Cameron Mactavish, “had part-time work at the Santa Fe Heights project when out of school. Andrew was the […]

Crownover, Helen

HELEN CROWNOVER Services: Have been held. Helen Joyce Crownover, 79, of Fort Sumner, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 20, 1924, in Fort Sumner to Walter and Stella O’Neal Wright. She was raised and attended schools in Fort Sumner. She married E. J. Crownover […]

Locals strut the catwalk

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Lauren Ware, 11, of Clovis models an outfit during the Women’s Initiative Network Holiday Fashion Show and Champagne Brunch sponsored by the United Way Saturday at K-Bob’s in Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina During the week, Kathy Wright works as the manager and vice-president of New Mexico American Water. But […]

Wright, Jewel

Jewel Wright Services: Have been held. Ms. Jewel Wright, 96, of Belen, died Sunday, July 6, 2003. She was born June 4, 1907, in Mississippi, to James Whinery and Leona Jones. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Belen where she was a dedicated Sunday school teacher for many years. In […]

Sears, Leslie

Leslie Sears Services: Have been held. Ms. Leslie Carla Sears, 52, of Farwell, a business co-owner, died Monday, July 7, 2003, at Muleshoe Area Medical Center. She was born Sept. 28, 1950, in Clovis, to Lester C. and Dovie Sears. She spent most of her life in the Clovis area and moved to Farwell five […]

Wright, Juanita

Juanita Blanche Wright Services: Have been held. Mrs. Juanita Blanche Wright, 77, of Portales, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Nov. 13, 1925, in Mobeetie, Texas, to James Willard and Nona Belle Lea. She lived in Texas as a child moving to New Mexico as a […]

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 […]

Water company to seek rate increase

By Jack King New Mexico American Water has asked the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission to grant it a rate increase that would mean a 12 percent increase for an average residential user, said Kathy Wright, a company vice president. The increase must be approved by a majority vote of the commission and is not […]

Senior grows with college experience

By Mike Linn PORTALES — They’ve met significant others; learned to function on little or no sleep; and have merrily embraced the university social scene during their time at Eastern New Mexico University. Now they move on, a degree on their resume and memories to last a lifetime tattooed safely in their minds. Some call […]