Government offices, banks closed today

CNJ staff CNJ STAFF Many government offices will be closed today and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. City Hall, the Department of Building Safety and the city animal shelter will be closed today and Friday, city officials said. Some city trash pickups will be conducted on Friday. Hillcrest Park Zoo will be closed […]

Freedom takes first in journalism contest

CNJ STAFF AMARILLO — The (Texas) Panhandle Press Association on Saturday awarded the Clovis News Journal its General Excellence award for the third consecutive year. The General Excellence honor is the press association’s top prize, awarded in two circulation categories. The CNJ competed in the largest circulation category. The Clovis paper also won the award […]

Clovis city officials address gross-receipts tax concerns

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Clovis City Manager Ray Mondragon, along with assistant city manager Joe Thomas, discussed the city’s request for a quarter-percent increase in the gorss receipts tax on Tuesday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. Q&A Editor’s note: Clovis News Journal Publisher Ray Sullivan, Editor David Stevens and reporter Jack King sat down with Clovis City Manager Ray […]

Readers divided on comic strip

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about the Clovis News Journal’s decision not to publish an upcoming B.C. comic strip. The strip refers to Asian characters who fail in their attempt to build a working airplane and includes a potentially insensitive line — “Two Wongs don’t make a Wright.” Some responses: “I agree that […]

Fund will give family chance to avoid Christmas crunch

By Eric Butler CNJ CORRESPONDENT Parents often do everything they can to conceal any financial hardships they might be having from their kids. So, when her children go back to school after the holicay break, Lynn (not her real name) certainly doesn’t want them to have to say they received nothing for Christmas. With some […]

Single mom struggling with disability, lack of income

By Eric Butler By Eric Butler CNJ CORRESPONDENT She’s only been a resident of the area for a couple of months, and doesn’t know a lot of people. She also has three children to care for and only limited income from child-support payments while she tries to find a job. Still, Ginny (not her real […]

Family of five faces stark holiday without help

Eric Butler Five kids in one local family may not know how bad things are these days. But their mom Jennifer does. And that’s why she is applying for help from the Empty Stocking Fund, which is conducted through The Salvation Army. Jennifer (not her real name) cleans houses for a living and is without […]

Newest feature not in black and white

David Stevens — From the editor’s desk The Clovis News Journal has added two new features, but you won’t find them in the pages of our newspaper. They’re on our Internet Web site. Pull up our site — www.cnjonline.com — and on the left side you’ll see a section called “Web Exclusives.” Below that heading […]

Residents to share experiences with readers

Welcome to My Life. That’s a new feature that begins today in the Clovis News Journal. Each week, the newspaper will recruit a different local resident to share his or her life’s experiences through the pages of a daily diary. Muleshoe mayor and restaurant owner Victor Leal is our first volunteer. His diary will appear […]

CATS running on Saturday

CNJ Staff A story on Page 3 of Thursday’s CNJ incorrectly reported that the Clovis Area Transit System will be closed on Saturday. CATS buses will be running.

Handling complaints

By David Stevens I received a complaint on Sunday from a Clovis High School band parent. She wanted to see a news report about the band’s recent success in a California competition. We knew about the band’s success and a reporter was assigned to write a feature on that topic for last Thursday’s education page. […]