Man critical after SUV crashes into his bedroom


CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Family members of Michael Gallegos work outside his home Friday morning to clean up damage caused by an SUV that crashed into his bedroom while he slept. Inside the bedroom, rubble from the home covered Gallegos broken bed. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man was flown to […]

May 2, 2008 Meetings Watch: City Commission

Meetings watch: The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s North Annex. • Commissioners approved to use $225,000 in capital outlay funding as a matching funds for the Community Development Block Grant designated for street improvements. The city qualified for a grant $350,000 grant in April to repair residential roads in low-income […]

May 2, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from April 22 through Wednesday: • James Price Jr., 43, to Linda Denise Wesley, 39, both of Clovis • Claye Parker Tunnell, 21, of Muleshoe, to Ashley Ann Dollins, 18, of Clovis • Brian Chapman Woolsey, 40, of Clovis, to Heather LaShawn Shawver, 35, of Farwell […]

N.M. guard, reserve to demonstrate skills

CNJ Staff New Mexico National Guard soldiers and airmen, along with local Navy and Marine reservists, will conduct a demonstration Saturday for more than 60 current and potential state employers. The event is scheduled from 9-11 a.m. at the Melrose Bombing Range. The event will include a demonstration of F-16 close air support, a parachute […]

Clovis Community College hosting variety show

Clovis Community College will host the High Plains Chorale Variety Show Sunday at the campus’ Town Hall building. The free concert is set for 2:30 p.m. More than 30 singers from throughout the community will perform contemporary tunes, African American spirituals, and classics from such writers as Stephen Foster and George and Ira Gershwin. Selections […]

Local committee has vacancies

CNJ Staff The Clovis/Curry County Local Emergency Planning Committee has three vacancies on its executive council. The group meets on the third Wednesday of odd-numbered months at 1 p.m.

County association holds first meeting in Portales

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Association of Counties is meeting in Portales today for the first time in its history. The group plans to discuss issues ranging from county budgets and wildfires, to CPR training for state employees and federal benefits for jail inmates. Representatives from all of the state’s 33 […]

Cinco de Mayo: American history as well

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist Welcome to Cinco de Mayo 101. For today’s history lesson — which will not include step-by-step instructions on how to make the ultimate taco; watch the Today show for that — we’ll learn actual history. Some of you may ask, “Why is Cinco de Mayo celebrated in the U.S.?” After […]

Scent had father ‘incensed’

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist I found some ancient incense in a tin box the other day.

Health care debate needs two players

Freedom New Mexico Well, at least the presidential campaign will offer something of a debate on the issue of health care. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama disagree only over whether buying standardized government-approved health insurance will be mandatory for all Americans (Hillary’s plan) or only for children (Obama’s approach). Both anticipate […]