Police launch summer safety campaign

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Police Department, along with other area agencies, unveiled the Operation Clovis Safe Summer program Friday at a press conference. The initiative, which police say will last from Memorial Day to Labor Day, will put increased focus on alcohol-related traffic offenses, seat-belt related traffic offenses, violent crimes and […]

Meat packer considering move to area

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers A major meat packer is considering opening a plant in Clovis or Tucumcari, according to Pete Kampfer, Tucumcari’s economic development director. Kampfer told Tucumcari city commissioners on Thursday that the plant would employ about 1,600 workers. He declined to name the company because he said negotiations are ongoing and confidential. […]

Army should be more forthcoming about player death

Freedom Newspapers Exactly what sequence of events led to the death by friendly fire of Army Ranger Pat Tillman —the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State University athlete who gave up a pro football salary to join the war on terrorism — remains uncertain. And as long as they are, those who loved and respected Tillman […]

5/29 Letters to the editor

Military has understated Cannon’s value The Department of Defense stated it would weigh military value during the Base Realignment and Closure process. We believe the military value at Cannon Air Force Base has been understated by someone in the U. S. military establishment and it should be reviewed again. The Air Force has previously stated […]

Sports have no comparison to war

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist The other day, I was walking past the TV just as someone lamented, in a weary voice, “It was a war out there.” But this was not an American Marine in Baghdad. It was not a Special Forces soldier in Afghanistan. It was not a human rights worker in Darfur. […]

Adams, Joyce

Joyce Adams Services: Have been held. Joyce Ann Magruder Gustafson Adams, 62, of Clovis, died Friday, May 27, 2005, at her home. She was born on Nov. 19, 1942, in Houston, to Byron Randle and Mildred Lennon Magruder. She taught school in Socorro for 17 years and was librarian for another 17 years. Family members […]

Two months living in Clovis and counting — ya’ll

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer J une 1 not only marks National Tailors Day, but it strums home a grand celebration of sorts for myself — my two month anniversary in Clovis. Appropriately moving from New York City to this small town on April Fool’s Day, I have been through wind, dust and sun […]

Area has resolve to beat BRAC

By Clyde Davis T here’s a whole line of thinking out there that misleads many people. We find it in religion, in medicine, in politics: the concept that attitude determines everything. “If you only have enough faith…” That being said, attitude does have a profound influence on how we handle life and its challenges. Will […]

Coyotes are a menace for local ranchers and farmers

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These coyotes are hung up on Curry Road 19 north of Ned Houk Park off of 209. Ranchers and farmers do this to deter other coyotes from coming onto the property. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer They’re cunning. They’re clever. And they’re everywhere. The critters in question are the coyote […]

Processing plant on the way

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Construction on the Southwest Cheese plant continued Thursday under a gray sky. The $200 million facility is scheduled to open in October. By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer A St. Louis-based company that uses cheese by-products to produce animal feed ingredients is planning to build a plant near Southwest Cheese Co., company officials said. Mesa […]