CCC enrollment down in spring semester

Benna Sayyed Enrollment at Clovis Community College is down slightly this semester, continuing a trend of lower spring enrollment over the last three years, according to Clovis Community College President Becky Rowley. Rowley said enrollment at this point in the semester is 3,600. Enrollment was 4,100 in spring 2011 and 4,200 in spring 2010. Full-time […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation” by Elizabeth Letts brings to life a forgotten slice of American racing history in the moving story of an indomitable immigrant farmer, his drab, former plow horse named Snowman, and their against-the-odds journey all the way […]

Club notes —

Clovis BPO Does Clovis BPO Does held a regular meeting on Jan. 26 with President Sandie Kitchens presiding. Entertainment Chairman Kandi Hall announced there would be an Elks/Does Valentine’s Dinner and Dance on Feb. 11. The cost is $15 per person for advance sales and $20 at the door. Membership Chairman Sammye May read a […]

Senior happenings —

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Mini pancakes. Lunch — Beefy cheese nachos, spanish rice, shredded lettuce, fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Deli sandwich, lettue and tomato, pickle chips, seasonal fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Cheeseburger on a bun, tater tots, mini carrots and dip, cookie. Thursday: Breakfast — Frudel. […]

Monday morning briefing: Help for fire victims and a slight chance of snow

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Fire victims Donations are needed for 12 families left homeless by a recent fire at Clovis Apartments. Money is most needed and cash or checks can be mailed or dropped off at United Way of Eastern New Mexico, 1200 N. Thornton St., Suite G, […]

Park going to dogs

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Golden retrievers Maya, left, and Rio wait for Wes Robertson of Clovis to throw them a tennis ball Friday afternoon at the city’s new dog park. Kevin Wilson The city of Clovis is holding a ribbon cutting 12:30 p.m. Monday at its new dog park at Hillcrest Park. The park […]

Water, roads top election issues

Kevin Wilson Clovis’ municipal elections are 30 days away, as of Sunday. Here’s a rundown of five of the top issues candidates have, and will, discuss throughout the next four-plus weeks. There’s plenty of intersection on some of these issues. For example, the growth of Cannon Air Force Base has led to a demand for […]

CHS student facing assault charge

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis High student was arrested Thursday for assaulting a school security officer, according to incident report from the Clovis Police Department. According to the report: • The student punched the officer when he was trying to break up what appeared to be a fight between two students, knocking the officer down. […]

City announces giraffe naming contest

Freedom New Mexico The city of Clovis announced Friday a contest to name the giraffe born Jan. 25 in the Hillcrest Park Zoo. The Parks and Recreation Department is accepting suggestions via mail to 500 Sycamore, Clovis, NM 88101. Entries should include contact information for the submitter, including a name, address and phone number or […]

No injuries in school bus accident

CNJ staff A Clovis school bus was involved in an accident with no injuries on Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Fourth and Sycamore streets. Corey Adair, manager of Adair Transportation, which provides bus service for Clovis Municipal Schools, said no children were on the bus. Adair said a passenger vehicle was heading west on […]

Thursday morning briefing: School alerts, breakfast at the Legion and Ground Hog Day

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. New school alerts Clovis Municipal Schools are now using a new Skylert Calling System as part of the district’s Student Information Management System. Skylert enables the district to contact parents via phone, email, and text message. Examples of system uses include student absences, low […]

Two face felony drug charges

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Sgt. Mike Reeves, supervisor of the Region 5 Drug Task Force, far left, Brent Aguilar of the Clovis Police Department, middle left, and Captain Ron Hutchison of the Clovis Police Department, middle right, arrest Benjamin Selgado on Wednesday. Selgado is being charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, felony possession […]

One dead, one injured in one-vehicle accident

CNJ staff A Muleshoe man was killed and a Clovis man injured Tuesday afternoon in one-vehicle accident on U.S. 82 east of Dickens, Texas. A Department of Public Safety communications spokeswoman said the DPS received the call about 12:30 p.m. (CST). A 2003 Chevrolet two-ton utility truck driven by Tanner Bertram, 23, of Muleshoe struck […]

Meetings watch: Clovis MainStreet

The Clovis MainStreet board met Tuesday and discussed the following: • Train renovation update by Phil Williams, owner of the Clovis Depot Model Train Museum, and CATS. Williams said the funding process for the renovation of the former Hillcrest Park train and landscaping of the model train museum should take place by March. He said […]

Roads in need of repair

The roads in Clovis are horrible. I have lived in three states and these roads in Clovis are the worst. They are filled with potholes and are a hazard to drive on. Everywhere I have lived, the roads are watched over 24/7 and are always under construction to maintain the best quality. I was hoping […]

Fire victims assistance meeting

New Mexico Emergency Management Director Kenneth De Los Santos asked that all families displaced by the Clovis Apartment fire meet at the Lighthouse Mission 5 p.m. Wednesday. The Red Cross will assess the needs of fire victims and arrange for temporary housing and other services. Clovis Apartment Manager Judy Portillo said Belle Vista school will […]

Twelve families displaced by Clovis Apartments fire

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Firemen from the Clovis Fire Department take time Wednesday to rest and regroup before continuing their battle with the fire at the Clovis Apartments. Tonjia Rolan Nathan Alvarado was home with his 5-year-old son Kaiden and his mother, Angela Copeland, when the fire started Wednesday morning at the Clovis Apartments. […]

Newspaper history

The Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun have been sold to Clovis Media Inc., a new company based in Sheridan, Wyo., officials announced on Tuesday. The sale also includes all of the publications produced by the group now known as Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Here’s a brief history of each newspaper:

Meetings watch: CCC Board of Trustees

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meets at 8 a.m. today at Clovis Community College, Room 512. Agenda items for approval include: • 2013 spring and summer academic calendar • Audit report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2011 • Drug-free workplace and drug-free school and campus program review — Compiled by CNJ staff […]

Clovis, Portales, Tucumcari papers sold (updated)

Robin Fornoff Freedom Communications has agreed to sell the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune, Quay County Sun and their affiliated publications to Clovis Media Inc., Publisher Ray Sullivan told newspaper employees Tuesday afternoon. All 60 full-time and two part-time associates will retain their jobs in ownership transition, expected to take place before the end of […]