Harassment suit filed against dealership

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — A Portales car dealership has been named in a federal lawsuit in which four women say they were harassed while they worked at the company. The allegations against Chuck Daggett Motors, now called Big Valley Auto, were made in the lawsuit by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Phone calls […]

Summer’s last fling

By Gary Mitchell Ernie Kos was struggling with a dilemma for the Labor Day holiday. But it was a pleasant dilemma. “I was torn between going to the lake or to the mountains,” said the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce executive director. “The mountains won out when we checked with the weather man and found […]

Offices close for Labor Day holiday

CNJ Staff All city, county, state and federal offices will be closed Friday and Saturday for the Independence Day holiday. Specifically, the following city offices will be closed Monday: Clovis City Hall, Public Works, the Clovis Area Transit System, the Friendship Center, Baxter-Curren Senior Center and Clovis-Carver Public Library. However, Baxter-Curren Senior Center will hold […]

Group plans 9/11 observance

By Darrell Todd Maurina The Clovis chapter of a national fraternal organization will welcome chapters from across New Mexico on Sept. 11 for a ceremony observing the second anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. At 9:30 a.m., the Woodmen of the World Lodge 41 will conduct a flag presentation […]

Lady Cats capture own tourney

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis’ Jessica Hohn passes a serve Saturday’s championship game of the Clovis Invitational against Rio Rancho at Rock Staubus Gym. Eric Butler the Class 5A state title last year, Clovis coach Darrel Ray bought the Rams’ coaches t-shirts signifying the team’s accomplishment. That was on the front. On the back of […]

Fight at high school leads to arrest

Clovis police responded to a fight Thursday afternoon at Clovis High School, arrested a 15-year-old boy for battery on school personnel, and are obtaining warrants for two others on charges of public affray. According to police reports, a large crowd of students gathered about noon to watch the fight between the 15-year-old male and the […]

Police Blotter 8/31

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: While responding to a one-vehicle crash about 7 a.m. Wednesday at the corner of Manana Boulvard and Harrison Avenue, police found that a car had crashed through a chain link fence and entered a yard. Police smelled alcohol on the driver, a […]

Court Dispositions 8/31

Here are dispositions recorded from July 15 to Aug. 13 in Curry County District Court: • Michael R. Pace, 49, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to distribute a non-narcotic controlled substance, a third-degree felony. Sentenced to concurrent terms totaling 5 1/2 years in state prison with two years parole upon release […]

Autrey, Milton

Milton Autrey Services: Have been held. Mr. Milton Autrey, 71, of Texico, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born Oct. 4, 1931, in Mountainair, to Felix and Emlie Egger Autrey. Mr. Autrey married Betsy Moore on June 16, 1952, in Clovis. He had been a resident of Texico since […]

On-line xeriscaping class to be offered

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Cactus is used as a means to landscape a front yard in Clovis. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Helena Rodriguez People who want to learn to xeriscape their lawns for themselves may want to head to the electronics store instead of the garden store. An on-line class at Eastern New Mexico University this fall will […]

Web site shows sights of our nearest neighbor

By Tom DiFrancesca The Martians are coming! Run for your lives! At least that’s what some folks around the world are saying. Why? Because the planet Mars has drawn nearer to the Earth, closer than it has in a very long time — 60,000 years to be exact. What a great photo opportunity. In fact […]

Trojans march over Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White/Clovis senior Mark Replogle is brought down by Mayfield’s Sam Gonzales. Rick White LAS CRUCES — Jeremy Lawson has finished his last two games against Clovis on the sidelines. A year ago, Lawson was knocked unconscious when a pass over the middle and Clovis all-state free safety Joey Garcia arrived at […]

Surprise welcome amazing to some

By Clyde Davis We were entering the Dump. Opening the toolbox clasp, I checked the contents once again: saw; hammer; combination square; disassembled hand drill and some bits; three or four screwdrivers, both Phillips head and slots; chalk line; plumb line; chisel. This included all the necessary hand tools, there not being much use there […]

Lyons urges preservation of trust fund

On Sept. 23, New Mexicans will be asked to vote on a Constitutional amendment to increase distributions from the Land Grant Permanent Fund to pay for a comprehensive education reform bill passed earlier this year by the Legislature. While I respect Gov. Richardson, and support his policies on economic development, tax reduction and education reform, […]

Project Reader Reaction — Ten Commandments

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked “What do you think about the Ten Commandments being displayed in government buildings?” Some responses: “My chief concern is that the Ten Commandments be displayed in people’s lives by day-to-day living out of their precepts. That, however, never comes about without continual exposure to lofty standards, of which […]

Letters to the Editor 8/31

Con game leaves Clovis couple steamed A man approached my parents in June about painting their house. He seemed decent enough and professional enough, so after he provided them with his personal information and construction license number, they decided to give him the job. My unsuspecting mother gave this man a $300 check for supplies […]

Two drown at Ute Lake

By Angela Peacock Two Portales men drowned in a boating accident at Ute Lake on Thursday night. One victim was Frank Davis, who gained national attention when he paid comedian Jay Leno more than $360,000 for a celebrity-autographed motorcycle soon after Sept. 11, 2001. The money went to the Twin Towers Fund for the victims […]

Friday area prep football scores

CNJ STAFF Mayfield 32, Clovis 7 Texico 20, Bovina 6 Fort Sumner 60, Hagerman 0 Melrose 52, Hondo 6 Seminole 7, Muleshoe 0 Farwell 22, Plains 12

Commissioner pans amendment push

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Pat Lyons, commissioner of Public Lands for New Mexico (right), talks with Greg Southard of Leslie’s Candy Co. on Thursday during a Rotary Club meeting at the Holiday Inn in Clovis. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina A proposed Constitutional amendment that would spend a higher percentage of New Mexico’s land grant permanent […]

West Nile cases on the rise

By Darrell Todd Maurina The first local county where humans contracted West Nile continues to have the highest number of cases in the region. Bailey County now has 10 confirmed cases of West Nile in humans and 13 more suspected cases are awaiting the results of state testing, officials with Muleshoe Medical Center said. “I […]