Good paying summer jobs hard to find

By Mike Linn This time of year has numerous recurring events — rising temperatures, graduation services and students entering the job market. The glut of job seekers, most entering the labor pool between May and August, receive no guarantees: Labor Department officials say many employers are willing to hire for temporary positions, yet others feel […]

Curry, Harvey

Harvey Curry Services: No services will be held. Mrs. Harvey Lou Curry, 87, of Clovis, died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born on Oct. 25, 1915, in Henrietta, Texas, to William Harve and Tula Mae Childress Strawn. She married Paul Curry on Oct. 10, 1937, in Clovis. She was […]

Rain, rain, comes back for another day

Janet Bresenham Sunday evening brought another round of rainfall to the parched plains of eastern New Mexico, bringing a second day of moisture during the Memorial Day weekend. “Each and every day for the holiday weekend and even through Tuesday, we’re going to see some rainfall in the form of scattered showers,” said National Weather […]

Speller doing more than study

Janet Bresenham Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of daily reports from Michael Martinez, the 13-year-old Tucumcari Middle School student from Conchas Dam, who won first place in the recent four-county Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico in Clovis. Martinez is now in Washington, D.C., with his parents, […]

Compensation for combat injuries to be given

Tom Philpott Recent events show a war can be waged and won in less time than it takes the Defense Department to reach final decisions on how to implement the new Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC). But if Defense officials are three weeks behind in finalizing rules and publishing CRSC applications, they also are adopting a […]

Great gifts for father’s Day, from A to Z

Now that Mother’s Day is just a tumbleweed on yesterday’s fencepost, it’s time to light the big bonfire under Father’s Day, which is June 16. (Lots of bells and whistles here accompanied by more prize-winning metaphors.)  Anyway, why should the distaff side of parenthood get all the hullabaloo each year? I mean, isn’t it enough […]

Gold Star Mothers to be honored

By Darrell Todd Maurina Memorial Day exists primarily to remember deceased veterans, but since the end of World War I, veterans organizations have also sought to provide recognition and support to a special category of people on the “home front.” That category, “gold star mothers,” consists of mothers whose children have died while serving in […]

Curry County needs memorial to honor fallen

Ruben Rubio was killed in Vietnam on July 6, 1971. He was 21 years old. His sister, Jane Garcia, still lives in Clovis. She called the newspaper a few weeks ago to make sure Ruben’s name would appear among Curry County’s Memorial Day list of war heroes. That list is on Page 1 of today’s […]

Being fair, balanced is a balancing act

David Stevens Our newspaper faces potential conflicts of interest almost every day. Our news editor has close family ties with Clovis law enforcement. Two staff members teach in the public schools. Our religion writer is often a guest preacher at area churches. And the editor’s cousin is a controversial figure with the Muleshoe police force. […]

Area athletes get chance to shine

By Dave Wagner So much for New Mexico State University redshirt freshman and 2002 Clovis High graduate Nathan Nuttall easing into his college football career. Nuttall is a leading contender for the starting strong safety position for NMSU, which opens its 2003 schedule on Aug. 30 at the University of Texas. “‘Hello, Nathan, you get […]

Little Buckaroo Rodeo set for June 2-7

CNJ Staff The 28th annual Little Buckaroo Rodeo, sponsored by the Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen Association, is scheduled for June 2-7 at the Curry County mounted Patrol Arena. Entry forms are available from Clovis/Curry Chamber of Commerce, Joe’s Boot Shop, Corral West Ranchwear, Gego’s and Tumbleweed Trading Post, as well as from LBR chairman Wilma […]

Families, friends share in graduates’ joy and accomplishments

Gary Mitchell Family members of this year’s Clovis High School graduating class displayed almost as much determination to attend the ceremonies Saturday morning as the graduates did in getting their diplomas. “People were here at 5:45 a.m.; that’s when the first ones got here,” said Wayne Anderson, the music coordinator for Clovis schools, who was […]

Question and Answer

Don Burdine currently serves as administrator for the Curry County Adult Detention Center. Q: How long have you served as the county jail administrator? A: I’ve been here this time since Oct. 7, but I also served here from 1995-98. Q: What kind of background do you have, and how has that helped in your […]

Vets question if holiday has new meaning

Rick White Somewhere between the time Jim Cowman was growing up in rural Michigan and his return from a tour of duty in Vietnam, the meaning of Memorial Day changed. Cowman, 65, cites a decline in patriotism and a more complex world as reasons why he thinks the national holiday honoring those who died while […]

Christian school graduates 12

Janet Bresenham Tobias “Tobi” Knierim traveled a great distance to attend Clovis Christian School. Knierim, 18, moved to Clovis in August from his hometown of Langenburg, Germany, a small town of about 2,000 people in the southern part of the country. “I just wanted to be in a Christian school,” Knierim said. “I had never […]

Clovis woman given prison term in slaying

Darrell Maurina A Clovis resident received an eight-year prison sentence on Friday in connection with the 2001 stabbing death of Kenneth Smith. According to 9th Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter, Valorie Duhon, 26, entered a plea agreement in September 2001, and was convicted of accessory to second-degree murder, a second-degree felony; residential burglary, a third-degree […]

Covenant clinic to close in August

Jack King The Covenant Family Health Care Center in Clovis will close on Aug. 1, the center’s office manager said Friday. Mary Cox, the center’s office manager said the center will close, but its doctors — three pediatricians and a family practice specialist — will remain in Clovis. She said the center has 18 employees, […]

Tax cut not deep enough, but it will do – for now

President Bush’s tax cut should be just what the economy needs to get moving again. As passed by Congress, the plan to cut $350 billion over 10 years is less than half what the president originally called for. But it’s still a significant reduction in the burdens borne by citizens and businesses. The tax package’s […]

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, […]

Freedom shouldn’t mean losing rights

Tibor Machan In light of the very real threat of more terrorism to come, targeting Western-type institutions around the globe, there is great temptation to simply abandon various rules of law, especially due process, in the name of effective response. Not all that surprisingly, many U.S. citizens are going along with this idea, having long […]