Farmers sponsor July 4 boat race

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Local dairy farmers will sponsor the first Greene Acres Boat Race this afternoon as part of the city’s Fourth of July activities. The race is a part of a fund-raiser for the Matt 25 Hope Center. Coordinator Kent Ware said $80,000 has been raised from entry fees and other […]

Military Feature: Spouses active in community

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Nicole Thompson is the Service Center Manager for the Clovis Red Cross. She started in working in Clovis in September of 2006 and has been with the Red Cross for 10 years. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base airmen and family members have a history of […]

Commission approves contracting

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Department heads in Curry County can become contracted employees with benefits under a new personnel policy. The policy passed Tuesday at the County Commissioners meeting in a 4-1 vote. Commissioner Frank Blackburn opposed the new policy. “My thinking of a contracted employee has always been one that’s hired to […]

Wilson to host Farm Bill meeting

CNJ Staff Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., will be in Portales Friday to host a roundtable about the 2007 Farm Bill reauthorization bill currently being considered in Congress. The roundtable will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Sandia Room of the Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University. The public is invited to attend.

Rotation key to proper shoe ownership

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I work with a lot of women in my office, and I’m pretty sure that nearly half of the people I know are women. They always tell me the lesson Cinderella teaches is the right pair of shoes can change your life. But what if the opposite is true, and […]

U.S.’ hard-won freedoms must be defended

By Freedom Newspapers Each year, Americans celebrate the independence of our nation on July 4, remembering the conflicts and patriots who died to preserve our ideals. This week, we will again remember those men and women and gather with family under the sheltering umbrella of the United States of America. But let us remember more. […]

Killer sentenced to life

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Robert Macias and his attorney, James Klipstine Jr., confer Tuesday before Macias was sentenced. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer While the daughter he never met cooed quietly in her mother’s arms, the mother of Wilfred Salas Jr. asked a Clovis judge to give her son’s killer the maximum sentence […]

Vandals set fire to home

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Cannon Air Force Base master sergeant and his family found their home damaged by intruders, who ransacked, burglarized and set it on fire while the family was away on a camping trip this weekend. Master Sgt. Vince Bowers said neighbors saw and heard teens in and around the […]

Business owners suing New Mexico Lottery

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A Clovis retailer has filed a lawsuit to stop the New Mexico Lottery from discontinuing games before prizes can be awarded. Randy Stansell, owner of Stansell’s Thriftway Supermarket, said the lottery is taking advantage of scratch-off lottery players. “They’re just doing things that if I were to do it, […]

Business Feature: Vendors say fireworks sales booming

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Monica Ortiz, manager of Mr. W fireworks stand, shows fireworks to Alexis Lopez, 8, front, Marisol Lopez, 11, and Jacob Dominguez, 3. The children said they were saving their fireworks for the holiday, but their mother doubts they will last that long. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Planet Fireworks manager Rick Fry said he […]