Economy at risk if base goes

By Darrell Todd Maurina Shutting down Cannon Air Force Base would cost the state of New Mexico at least $122 million each year in value-added income, according to a new study by a research team at New Mexico State University — and that’s on top of $111 million in lost payroll from Cannon and $52 […]

Business Briefs 2/24

Portales parlor company expands PBI Parlor Systems of Portales purchased Ross-Holm inc. of Petaluma, Calif., on Feb. 4, according to a news release. PBI Parlor Systems designs and builds parallel, herringbone and drop-rail stalls, along with crowd gates, the release said. It has been in business since 1989. For 60 years, Ross-Holm has designed and […]

Radio debate tonight

CNJ STAFF Candidates for mayor and the City Commission will discuss the issues at 6 tonight in a forum on radio stations KTQM, 99.9 FM, and KWKA, 680 AM. Participating in the forum will be mayoral candidates Raymond Atchley, David Lansford and Stephen Muscato, and Commission candidates Randy Crowder, Jack Twite, Fred Van Soelen, Len […]

City commissioner gets heart surgery

CNJ STAFF City Commissioner Robert Sandoval was admitted to the Heart Hospital in Lubbock Monday for an operation on his heart, but is expected to be released today. According to a city of Clovis press release, Sandoval had a 99 percent blockage in his left main heart artery and a stint was inserted to correct […]

Parched Clovis gets moisture

CNJ STAFF Some Clovis-area weather observers reported as much as 0.9 of an inch of rain by early Monday evening as a weather front approached, but most reported about a tenth of an inch or less. National Weather Service forecasters predicted the rain would turn to snow later in the evening, possibly generating up to […]

Clovis gas prices steady

CNJ STAFF Clovis gas prices have been steady for more than a month, averaging between $1.48 and $1.52 per gallon for regular unleaded since Jan. 8. The average price for February has been $1.50, compared to $1.54 in February of 2003. The year’s average has been $1.48, compared to $1.47 in 2003.

U.S. – Pakistan affiliation based on compromise

Freedom Newspapers Perhaps the most important lesson to be drawn from the revelation — or belated admission — that the “father” of Pakistan’s atomic bomb program has been an active nuclear proliferator is that making foreign policy on the basis of moralistic judgments is dubious business. The United States thought it needed Pakistan after 9/11 […]

Uneducated drivers roam Clovis streets

Letters to the Editor After reading Friday’s letters to the editor regarding traffic citations issued at Commerce and Prince streets, I have come to the conclusion that everything is the fault of something else, not our own fault. Did those who were ticketed ever consider yielding the right of way or letting another go first? […]

Big-league sports are all about money

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about the Texas Rangers trading shortstop Alex Rodriguez to the New York Yankees. Some responses: “Major league sports is first a business. As with any sport, if they do not have the team to entertain their fans it will show in the gate receipts. I […]

Chavez, Herminio

Herminio Chavez Services: Have been held. Herminio Chavez, 73, of Portales died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Feb. 9, 1931, in Vaughn to Juanita and Senovio Chavez. He grew up in Vaughn. At the age of 16 he entered the Army to serve his country. He […]

Windley, William

William H. Windley, 32, of Portales died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 7, 1971, in Fort Bragg, N.C., to William Sr. and Evelyn Bryant Windley. He was in the U.S. Air Force. He served in Desert Storm and was an aircraft mechanic, crew chief for the F-111 Aircraft at […]

Sandoval, William “Willie”

William “Willie” Sandoval Services: Have been held. William “Willie” Sandoval, 68, of Clovis, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at his home. He was born on April 18, 1935, in Clovis, to Antonio and Seripia Sena Sandoval. He was a butcher at the Swift Plant for 20 years. He was a member at Our Lady of […]

Petroski, Kate Lynn

Kate Lynn Petroski Services: Have been held. Kate Lynn Petroski, infant, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 4, 2004, in Clovis, to Marcus and Brandi Petroski. Survivors include her parents; a sister, Avery Petroski of Clovis; her grandparents, Hazel Petroski of Clovis, […]

Frazier, Daniel Clyde

Daniel Clyde Frazier Services: Have been held. Daniel Clyde Frazier, 20, of Wood-bury, Tenn., died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004. He was born on Feb. 5, 1983, at Royal Air Force Base in Lakenheath, England, to William C. and Lori D. Frazier. He was a material handler for Yates at Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corporation. Survivors include […]

Cole, Jerry

Jerry Cole Services: Have been held. Jerry Cole, 35, of Clovis, a railroad conductor, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, in Amarillo. He was born on Oct. 2, 1968, in Clovis. He graduated from Farwell High School in 1986. He married Joanne Griffin on Sept. 25, 1993, in Clovis. Family members said he was a pilot […]

60 Minutes and Evangelical Christian Theology

By Curtis Shelburne It has been a good while now since our church’s program of teaching included a Sunday evening service. In fact, we try pretty hard NOT to program much on Sunday evenings at all, so that this little section of the week actually becomes for our folks, if not a “day of rest,” […]

‘Sex and the City’ ends after six seasons

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Torn between two lovers, Carrie Bradshaw returned to Mr. Big and New York, ditching Aleksandr in Paris, on Sunday’s finale of ‘‘Sex and the City.’’ “I liked the conclusion, and it was in keeping with what I expected about the series,” said Christy Mendoza, cultural arts director and instructor in theater at […]

Hartley House raises more than $9,000

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Rodney Porter gets a closer look at a painting along with his wife Patricia as the two look to bid on items in the silent auction Saturday at the 15th annual Hartley House Valentine Extravaganza at Cannon Air Force Base. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Michelle Seeber District Judge Ted Hartley applauded Saturday as […]

Air crew tests chemical suits

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Lt. Col. Pete Schaub, left, explains the Chemical Warfare Ensemble flight suit as 1st Lt. Kyle Wallace listens during an interview Friday at Cannon Air Force Base. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Eight air crew members with the 523rd Fighter Squadron have been getting strange looks […]

Music formulates the mind

By Bonnie Brown: Guest Columnist Editors Note: This is the second in a series of columns celebrating Music in Our Schools Week. I love music because it lifts me up when I am down and gives me an attitude of praise, no matter where I am or what I am doing. Contemporary Gospels are my […]