Police: Funny money resurfacing

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Clovis Detective Matthew Solari points out differences in a counterfeit $20 Wednesday at the Clovis Police Department. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Counterfeit currency is back in circulation. Clovis police arrested six people in December in connection with what they said was a counterfeiting ring. Now more fake […]

Quiznos and new Leal’s are planned

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Clovis continues to add businesses. The owner of Leal’s Mexican Restaurant on Tuesday committed to adding a second restaurant in the city. Also, remodeling to a Prince Street building is underway for national crafts chain Hancock Fabrics and city officials said plans are set for a new shopping center […]

Education Briefs 4/22

Seniors get $25,000 ENMR scholarship The ENMR Plateau Education Foundation awarded more than $25,000 in educational scholarships at the Cooperative’s Annual Membership Meeting on April 17 in Grady. Jordan Strebeck of Clovis received the 2004 Robert M. Harris Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is worth $6,400. Strebeck is the son of Sid and Selena Strebeck of […]

Education Calendar 4/22

Today • Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy “Spring Musical,” (grades 1,3,4) at 7 p.m. at Clovis Community College Town Hall. • Yucca Junior High Band Clinic from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the school band room. • Sandia Elementary “Spring Musical” (3,4) at 6:30 p.m. at the school gym. • La Casita Elementary lower grades “Spring […]

Richardson to lobby for overpass funds

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Gov. Bill Richardson speaks at a town hall meeting Tuesday at Clovis City Hall. Richardson was visiting cities and towns in eastern New Mexico, discussing the past Legislative session and new initiatives for each community. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Gov. Bill Richardson promised help in getting funds for an […]

Buyers fuming over gas prices

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Average regular gasoline prices in Clovis have reached $1.70 a gallon, the highest in at least 15 months. Some gas stations, such as Wal-mart, offer a discount with the use of a special card. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Glen Seeber Motorists are feeling the pinch as the price of gasoline continues to go […]

CCC pres staying in Clovis

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Beverlee McClure is staying at Clovis Community College. The Austin Community College board of trustees on Monday selected Dallas County Community College Vice Chancellor Roberto Aguero for its top position, for which McClure was also a finalist. ACC officials announced April 6 they were sending visiting groups to the […]

County considers tax hike to compensate for budget deficit

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Faced with a $1.3 million shortfall in their 2004-2005 budget, Curry County commissioners voted Tuesday to consider increasing county gross receipts taxes by 3/16 of a percent. That’s about 18 cents extra per $100 sale on merchandise. Commissioners said most of the shortfall is the result of growing expenses […]

Police: Man tried to bring home the stolen bacon

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man led police on a 26-minute chase through city streets early Saturday morning after shoplifting under $20 worth of food from a gas station, according to Clovis police. According to reports, the 38-year-old Clovis man took a number of food items into the bathroom of an […]

Entrance to Cannon restricted

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission approved traffic restrictions Tuesday on a county road bordering Cannon Air Force Base during construction of a new gate at the base. County Roads Superintendent Danny Davis told the commission base officials have closed Cannon’s main entrance at U.S. Highway 60/84 during the construction, which […]

More than $1.4 million awarded for health care

CNJ Staff U.S. Senator Pete Domenici on Monday announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $1.4 million to La Casa de Buena Salud, Inc. to support health care services for uninsured New Mexicans in four southeast counties, according to a press release from the senator’s office. La Casa de […]

Small church seeks community help for repairs

Reporter’s notebook One of the smallest churches in Clovis had to cancel services over the winter and is seeking community help to raise $2,000 needed for repairs. According to Elder R.D. Wesson, pastor of the By the New and Living Way Church of God in Christ at 121 Thornton, the church’s central heating unit cannot […]

School official seeks change

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer A Clovis school district board member is speaking out against early-morning meetings he says don’t give the public a reasonable chance to attend. Mark Lansford said those who work or have children may be unable to attend public school board meetings held at 6:30 a.m. the Tuesday prior to […]

De Baca County squabble leaves sheriff concerned

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer De Baca County Sheriff Gary Graves spent Monday night sleeping in his office to protect records. And he plans on sleeping there until a district judge rules on whether he is allowed to keep personnel from other county agencies out of his office. Tenth Judicial District Court Judge […]

Decision made in rocky ENMU election

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer In an election marred by confusion, accusations of impropriety and the disqualification of one candidate, a student election board declared Brett Trembly Eastern New Mexico University’s student body president on Monday. Trembly, a senior from Belen, received 278 votes while the incumbent president, Bob Cornelius, received 217 votes. […]

Governor Richardson to visit Clovis

CNJ STAFF Gov. Bill Richardson will hold town hall meetings in Clovis and Portales today. He will be in Clovis at 2:30 p.m. in the Bert Cabiness City Government Center (City Hall), 321 Connelly St., said Richardson spokeswoman Marsha Catron. He will be in Portales at 4 p.m. in the Portales City Hall, 100 W. […]

Ag 50 strong in first meeting

By Glen Seeber: CNJ staff writer Ag 50 of Eastern New Mexico, a lobbying group for agriculture, held its organizational meeting last Tuesday, according to Blake Curtis, who was elected chairman. “We had good attendance,” he told directors of the Clovis-Curry County Chamber on Wednesday. The organization’s bylaws call for no more than 59 members, […]

Business Digest 4/20

Chamber seeks development grant Clovis-Curry County Chamber officials hope to land a grant that will allow them to open a business incubator to help grow local businesses, directors learned at their monthly meeting Wednesday. Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corp., said the chamber has been allocated $275,000 from the state legislature, […]

Moisture makes for gain on grain

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Heavy rains early this month have set wheat farmers up for a strong harvest this summer, though more rain would secure the possibility, a local agriculture agent said on Sunday. Curry County ag agent Stan Jones said many area farmers were preparing to cut their losses early this year. […]

Former ENMU president remembered as outgoing

By Michelle Seeber: Freedom Newspapers Charles Meister, a former president of Eastern New Mexico University, was a driven man. He was awarded five battle stars while serving as a Captain in the Army Infantry in World War II. He also represented the United States for education and religious affairs in Berlin. Meister died April 2. […]