Our people: Seasonal Santa

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis resident Jimmy Craven has played the part of Santa Claus for 12 years and, yes, the beard is real. Clovis resident Jim Craven has donned a red crushed velvet suit and a matching red hat to fill Santa’s shoes at Roden-Smith Village and about 40 other engagements during the […]

First person: Santa’s coming to town

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jim Craven has donned a red crushed velvet suit and a matching red hat to fill Santa’s shoes for 11 years. Jim Craven has donned a red crushed velvet suit and a matching red hat to fill Santa’s shoes at Roden-Smith Pharmacy and about 40 other engagements during the Christmas […]

Glanbia worker dies in Idaho

CNJ staff A worker at Glanbia Foods Inc. in Gooding, Idaho, was killed instantly early Tuesday morning when he was crushed by machinery. Merlyn Monson, 51, of Wendell, Idaho, was trying to fix a broken conveyor belt when he was crushed by a hydraulic arm, said Gooding County Sheriff Shaun Gough. “There was a breakdown […]