Fueling frenzy hits Clovis

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleDale Bone of Bard fills his vehicle at Allsup’s on North Prince Street. Bone waited in line for 30 minutes Tuesday to purchase gasoline at $2.29 per gallon. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The real winner in a price war between two Clovis gas stations is the consumer. Regular unleaded […]

Vandalism has Melrose considering curfew

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleVandals struck several targets in Melrose on July 18. A Melrose Police Department truck was one of the vehicles vandalized. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer Melrose is considering imposing a juvenile curfew in response to an overnight vandalism spree that targeted the vehicle of the town’s high school principal and […]

School to fight for water rights

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis Municipal Schools and the city of Clovis are mounting a joint defense against a water-rate hike proposed by the New Mexico-American Water Co. Their rates would increase by 30 percent under the proposal, according to New Mexico-American officials. City and school officials said they will file a motion […]

Clovis American 10-11s eliminated

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis American 10-11 all-stars were ousted from state Little League competition on Monday in an 11-0 loss to Albuquerque South Valley. The first-round losers bracket game was postponed from Sunday night due to rain, and the start of Monday’s game was delayed 45 minutes by rain, American coach Ricky Wilson […]

Local girls succeed at pageant

By Kristelle Siarza: CNJ Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Kalila Pack succeed at her goal to make friends at last weekend’s Miss New Mexico American Co-ed Queen pageant. A student at Clovis Christian School, Kalila also took home third place in the Sweetheart Division in her first pageant. “She’s a little diva,” said Elizabeth Pack, Kalila’s mom. […]

Chavez shoots 76 in qualifier meet

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High grad Guillermo Chavez shot a first-round score of 40-36 — 76 on Tuesday in the first round of a United States Golf Association amateur qualifying tournament at the University of New Mexico’s Championship Golf Course. Chavez, who recently completed his freshman year at UNM, is in a three-way tie […]

Magazine gives harsh lesson in friendship

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers What you read says a lot about you. Certain magazines indicate a need to be ready for a political debate, with arguments tailored to a particular political ideology. Others keep you up on the world of sports. Still others say that you have unrealistic expectations of the opposite sex. Mine […]

Texico’s Richardson helps South win 1A-2A all-star volleyball match

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBUQUERQUE — Hitters Lori Richardson and Becki Carr helped the South to a 25-23, 25-14, 25-19 win over the North in the 1A-2A high school All-Star volleyball game Tuesday. Texico’s Richardson and Carr, who attends Mesilla Valley Christian in Las Cruces, each finished with eight kills. Carr’s teammate, Jocelyn Adams, helped the […]

Don’t mistake resolve for arrogance and disdain

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist With apologies to the makers of the 1994 film, it’s never been “the madness of King George” that troubled me. No, it was the arrogance, a hubris so awesome and awful you tended to forget George is not, in fact, a king but a president. One might have been forgiven […]

Wal-Mart ruling a victory against government interference

A federal judge ruled last week that the state of Maryland can’t use health insurance laws to punish Wal-Mart. The state law in question would have required nongovernmental employers with 10,000 or more workers to spend at least 8 percent of payroll on health care or pay the difference in taxes, according to The Associated […]

July 26, 2006 Letter to the Editor

I want to personally thank all the folks at Cannon Air Force Base and the surrounding communities of Clovis and Portales for the first-class hospitality and gracious hosting of our visit. This was a fantastic opportunity for members of the Air Force Special Operations Command family in Florida to experience first-hand the spirit and excitement […]

Clovis man dies in accident near Pleasant Hill

CNJ staff A 48-year-old Clovis man died in a late-night collision Monday at an intersection one mile east of Pleasant Hill, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Department. George Lopez died at the scene, according to Curry County Undersheriff Doug Bowman. Bowman said a truck driven by John Folsom, 29, of Milk Transport Services in […]

Local teams capture USSSA youth crowns

CNJ staff HOBBS — Eleven Clovis youth slow-pitch softball teams played in a USSSA national competition over the weekend. A total of 34 girls teams in five age divisions and eight boys squads — five from Clovis — in a 14-and-under division participated in the event. In addition to New Mexico, there were teams from […]

SEI to add jobs with $300,000 in state funds in Clovis area

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor SEI-CCS LLC plans to add up to 80 jobs by the end of the year to its Clovis bilingual customer care center, nearly tripling the number of employees, according to a company spokesperson. The company received $282,108 in state Job Training Incentive Awards to create 71 of the jobs, […]

Clovis kid competes in All-American Soap Box Derby

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In less than 29 seconds, Kelsie Schwartz’s hopes were dashed, but she said she’s not going to let it keep her down. Losing at the 69th All-American Soap Box Derby on Saturday taught the enthusiastic 12-year-old a lesson — she wants to do it again, she said. In an […]

Gadgets make cars more comfortable for owners

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Satellite radio, global positioning satellite mapping and DVD screens are hot items on today’s vehicles, according to car accessory dealers. And the more gadgets a vehicle has, the faster it sells, according to Greg Bass, Hamilton Big Country Truck Center manager. Vehicles equipped with satellite radio, global positioning satellite […]

Business Briefs 7/25

NMSU Clovis center field day set for Aug. 9 The annual field day for New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Clovis Aug. 9 will highlight crop research and dairy production relating to eastern New Mexico, according to a news release from the school. “This year’s program covers the whole spectrum of agricultural production […]

Middle East situation requires understanding

Freedom Newspapers The images of death and devastation are so appalling, the destruction seems so senseless. It is not difficult to understand the emotional impulse behind the call for the United States to “do something” about the fighting between Israel and the forces of Hezbollah, the jihadist group that effectively controls southern Lebanon. Surely the […]

Attacks on Israel continue without end

By Mona Charen: syndicated columnist “Israel believes this threat is existential,” explained a clearly dubious former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia Richard Murphy. Well, how could they think that? (And by the way, all former ambassadors, especially those who served in Saudi Arabia and now serve as advisers to Saudi banks, should be taken with […]

Drug lobby, White House resist TRICARE rebates

By Tom Philpott: Military Update As the Justice Department prepares to battle drug manufacturers in court to win what U.S. lawyers say are long overdue price rebates for the TRICARE retail pharmacy network, the White House quietly is pressuring Congress not to pass legislation that would support the cause. Bush administration politicos, in effect, have […]