CNJ celebrates 80th anniversary

CNJ staff The Clovis News Journal celebrates its 80th anniversary as a daily paper Wednesday. The Clovis Journal and The Clovis News, both weekly papers, became one daily paper when Mack Stanton of Tennessee purchased them on Feb. 19, 1929. Stanton published the first edition of the Clovis Evening News-Journal on April 1, 1929. The […]

Base commander expresses concerns about school growth option

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal School’s Board of Education heard a presentation from Wilson and Company Engineers and Architects of Albuquerque on the possibility of building a third middle school, allowing CMS to add sixth-grades to the middle school mix. But the speakers that preceded Wilson and Company at Tuesday evening’s […]

This Lester moment comes cheap

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist One of my favorite movies is “American Beauty.” Not for the acting, or gratuitous shots of Mena Suvari. It’s all about the Lester Burnham moment. There are plenty of times where Kevin Spacey’s mid-life crisis character gets the victory. But none resonate more than midway through the film, when his […]

Electronic records not up to par

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist The Department of Defense’s $4 billion electronic health record system, AHLTA, is so unreliable and difficult to use that military physicians list it among their top three reasons for leaving service. That fact came to light during a House armed services subcommittee hearing last week in which senior medical officers […]

Drug policy desperately needs overhaul

Freedom New Mexico Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received a minor flurry of criticism last week for acknowledging the United States — or at least some people in the United States — bears some responsibility for the explosion of drug-law-related violence in Mexico that has left more than 7,000 Mexicans dead since January 2008. The […]

4-1 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 p.m. March 21 an officer responded to a business in the 3000 block of Prince Street for a report of a domestic dispute. Witnesses told dispatchers a man chased a woman into the store and shoved her to the ground. […]

Zoo teeming with new faces

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Aoudad, or Barbary sheep, herd has six new little ones at Hillcrest Park Zoo. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer It’s spring … and there are lots of changes at the Hillcrest Park Zoo. The zoo has new babies, prices and exhibits. Spring and summer are the zoo’s busy […]

Police investigating drive-by shooting

CNJ staff writer: Sharna Johnson Police are investigating a drive-by shooting at the home of a Clovis man whose younger brother was shot and killed more than three years ago. Around 11 p.m. Saturday, Ruben Perez flagged down an officer to report his residence in the 1000 block of Hondo had been shot at, according […]

ENMU Regents to Meet on April 8

BOARD OF REGENTS MEETINGSandia Room of Campus Union Building—Portales CampusApril 8, 2009 – 11:00 a.m. AGENDA CALL TO ORDER Declare a quorum

Paycheck tax relief headed to New Mexico

Washington, DC – New Mexicans could begin to see tax relief in their paychecks beginning this week because of the “Making Work Pay” tax credit.

Clovis Community College career services to hold free workshops

CCC Career Services (in conjunction with TRiO, a grant-funded program) will be hosting two career workshops April 7 and 9. This is open to community members; participants do not need to be affiliated with TriO or enrolled as CCC degree-seeking students to participate.

Clovis Community College is sponsoring a blood drive

Find the HERO in you! Every two seconds, someone needs blood. You can help!

Clovis High School registration for dual credit classes at Clovis Community College for the summer session

Hey Clovis High School students! You can earn college credit while attending high school.

Greyhounds earn series split

Freedom New Mexico Designated hitter Jereme Johnson’s walkoff single capped a three-run seventh inning to help Eastern New Mexico University claim an 11-10 comeback win over Abilene Christian on Sunday at Greyhound Field. The win earned the Greyhounds a split with the conference-leading Wildcats, which grabbed a 7-6 win in the nightcap. The teams split […]

Money agency decisions aren’t governments

Freedom New Mexico The Obama administration and the Federal Reserve Board have begun a full-court press to get Congress to expand the federal government’s power to be able to seize nonbank financial institutions — insurance companies, hedge funds, investment banks, private equity firms — that run into trouble. This is such a bad idea it’s […]

Republicans elect officers

CNJ staff The Curry County Republican Party held elections for offices Monday night at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Officers elected were: Rube Render, county chairman; Brett Johnson, first vice chair; Ben McDaniel, second vice chair; and Marge Render, secretary/treasurer. Rube Render, Johnson and McDaniel were also elected to the Republican Party’s state central committee. Also […]

Superintendent exploring idea of adding new middle school

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Clovis schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm addresses the crowd during a public informational meeting regarding potential student growth. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools superintendent is exploring adding sixth-graders to CMS’s definition of a middle-schooler, and adding an extra middle school, as an avenue to deal with […]

Committee eyes Portales windmill collection

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Bill Dalley owns more than 80 windmills and enjoys collecting them. A committee of people from the community is interested in puchasing the windmills to be placed around Portales or grouping them all together for the community to enjoy. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico A committee representing several community […]

President signs bill authorizing Ute Water Project

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Chase Gentry hopes he won’t have to knock on wood as much anymore when he tells businesses about Eastern New Mexico’s long-term water outlook. That’s based on Monday’s news that President Barack Obama signed a public lands omnibus bill Monday containing authorization for the Ute Water Project. The project, […]

Power outage in Portales

After wind knocked down a transmission line serving parts of Portales on Monday, 3,136 customers were without power for as long as almost 2 1/2 hours, Xcel Energy spokesmen said. Spokesman Troy Foos said the power went off in stages, but the longest time before it was restored was two hours and 20 minutes. Spokesman […]