January 8, 1955

Stagner and Sons Inc. obtained building permits from Clovis City Hall, announcing plans for 78 new homes in the north part of Clovis. The homes had a combined value of “over a half million dollars,” according to the “Clovis News-Journal.” … Dunlap’s at 318 Main was having a “January clearance sale.” Cotton blouses were $1.93 […]

Money not easy to come across for homesteaders

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist (Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part column.) Last week the story was about ranchers in Roosevelt County and how they handled money. It was the same in Curry County a few years later. “The homesteaders (nesters, the ranchers called them) encountered many difficulties,” said Gordon Greaves in […]

Fuel duel: Fire marshal ends gas war on Prince

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Gas prices dropped to 49.9 cents a gallon Wednesday at the Allsup’s at the corner of Prince Street and Llano Estacado. (Staff photo: Andy DeLislie) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer When a fevered gas war between rival convenience stores snarled traffic at one of the city’s busiest intersections Wednesday afternoon, Clovis Fire Marshal Allan […]

Letters to the editor: College board made tough decision

Last Wednesday, I attended the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meeting. We should thank all members of the board for their careful deliberation, and for voting their conscience — whatever their choice. While they did not all agree, each showed the passion they felt for the future of our college. I also think we […]

Choices can lead to God — or stomachaches

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist I wrote about Mother’s two cousins about five years ago. The time has come to tell their story again. This childhood story illustrates the point that the decisions and choices we make affect us. These two grew up in northeastern Arkansas. In grade school they participated in a school club […]

Clovis gas prices sink well below state average

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Gas prices seen here at gas stations at the corner of Llano Estacado and Prince Streets have been dropping in recent weeks. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor Virgil Helker fills up his gas tank twice a week for frequent trips to Tucumcari and Portales from his Clovis home. While his […]

Burlington Northern unsure if expansion will include Clovis

Staff and Wire Reports FORT WORTH, Texas — Officials with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. said profit rose nearly 25 percent in the April-June period on record shipments and higher prices, and they will hire 2,300 new employees this year to handle anticipated growth. Burlington Northern officials have not decided where those employees will work […]

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 […]

The ‘good old days’ weren’t all that good

Bob Huber: Local Columnist I have an old friend. When I say “old,” I mean REALLY OLD, like 95. But to keep from embarrassing him — he’s so sensitive — I won’t mention his name. I’ll just call him Jack. Jack has a checkered past in the nine-plus decades he’s been around. He was a […]

It’s a gas…

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Ollie Moore of San Jon washes her windshield Monday while purchasing gas at the Texaco/Allsup’s on the corner of Prince and 21st streets. She was headed home after returning from Lubbock on business. CNJ staff photo: Rick White. By Jack King Gas prices are down in the region, some merchants said Monday, mirroring prices across […]

Church celebrates 50 years of serving turkey

By Helena Rodriguez PORTALES — Forty roasted turkeys, 24 tubs of dressing, 250 pumpkin pies, 80 gallons of green beans, 500 apples, 100 stalks of celery and 14 gallons of cranberry sauce. Sounds like enough to feed an army — or about 1,400-plus hungry people expected to attend the 50th annual First United Methodist Church […]