Mail delivery may take day longer

Benna Sayyed Mail delivery in the area could take a day longer when the U.S. Postal Services moves its Clovis mail processing center to Lubbock, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service. The U.S. Postal Service announced its plan Thursday to move the processing center. Dates for the transition have not been set, […]

Residents voice concerns over postal plan

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Residents watch a video produced by the U.S. Postal Service regarding potential changes to mail sorting facilities during a public input meeting Thursday at the Clovis Civic Center. Robin Fornoff U.S. Postal Service spokesmen ran into a small but contentious crowd Thursday during a public meeting in Clovis. The meeting […]

Proposal could make mail delivery take day longer

Benna Sayyed The passage of a U.S. Postal Service proposal could cause mail delivery in the area to take a day longer, but local postal jobs will not be affected, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service. The proposal includes moving a mail processing center from Clovis to Lubbock. First-class mail service standards […]

Drinking water warning issued for area delivery system

CNJ staff The New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau has advised a “drinking water warning” be issued by the Desert Ranch Mutual Domestic Water Consumer’s Association, located west of Clovis and north of Cannon Air Force Base. The advisory was issued after Thursday tests revealed excessive nitrate amounts. According to a release from the […]

Newspaper delivery delayed (Updated)

Delivery of the Clovis News Journal was delayed Thursday morning because of a loss of electrical power late Wednesday. Crews from Xcel and Southwestern Public Service Co. worked through the night, replacing three transformers regulating power to the Freedom New Mexico press and newsrooms. Problems began about 7:30 p.m. and power was finally restored about […]

Gas delivery impeded

CNJ staff Due to rolling blackouts in West Texas and other problems, the delivery of natural gas from New Mexico Gas Company has been impeded, according to a release from the company. New Mexico Gas Company services Clovis and Portales, but neither community is included in its listed of interrupted service: Affected communities listed include: […]

Surely, we will miss Leslie Nielsen

As my attention spent Monday wading in the links to Cyber Monday deals and the 49ers-Cardinals Monday Night Football game that somebody had to win, I almost missed the passing of a great comedic voice. Leslie Nielsen, who appeared in more than 100 movies and hundreds of television shows, died Monday at age 84. Whether […]

Press power drive being replaced

Freedom New Mex Delivery of the Clovis News Journal was Friday morning due to a loss of power to the press. The last copies were delivered around noon. It is the second time in three weeks this has happened, said Publisher Ray Sullivan. “We apologize to customers who didn’t get their papers on time and […]

Press problems will delay Thursday newspaper delivery

CNJ staff Electrical problems on the press in Clovis were expected to delay delivery of today’s Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune. Newspaper Publisher Ray Sullivan said the papers were scheduled to be printed off site early this morning and delivered to customers by mid-morning Thursday. The press problems also meant early deadlines for the […]

Home delivery of pharmacy benefits saves money

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Military retirees and families will save themselves some cash — and save TRICARE a whole lot of money — by using their “home delivery” pharmacy benefit instead of filling prescriptions at TRICARE retail outlets. Pharmacy officials are doing whatever they can to drive that message home to 7.5 million users […]

Holiday mailing deadlines

Deadlines For Dec. 25 delivery Domestic U.S. Postal Service • Parcel Post: Dec. 16 • First Class letters, cards: Dec. 21 • Priority mail: Dec. 21 • Express mail: Dec. 23

Pizza delivery driver robbed Sunday

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating the Sunday night robbery of a pizza delivery driver. Around 10:30 p.m. police received a report a female delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint when she went to the area of 13th and West streets to deliver a pizza order. According to a police report, the 19-year-old delivery driver […]

Communities join for Pony Express mail delivery

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Steven Lopez, of Rogers, rests his horse Lightning in front the Pep Post Office Saturday after bringing the mail crosscountry from Rogers. Lopez said the ride was rough but the hardest part of the day was catching the horse that morning. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Despite heat, dust […]

Delivery meeting has kids starstruck

By Don McAlvay: CNJ columnist “My dad,” said Phil Reiser, formerly of Clovis, now of Albuquerque, “would really have enjoyed passing this story on! “Back in 1956 or ’57 one Sunday afternoon my dad (George W. Reiser Sr.) got a phone call from the Railway Express Agent down at the Santa Fe Railroad depot. “Back […]

Sept. 30, 1924

Mrs. J.T. Stalker and Mrs. W.A. Havener went to the State Federation of Women’s Clubs meeting held in Las Cruces. … A.J. O’Rourke was appointed treasurer of Curry County, taking the place of Jas A. Curry, who had resigned. … Taylor’s Grocery, located at 204 W. Grand, offered delivery service.

Feb. 8, 1956

One week after a blizzard forced closure of its runway, Clovis Air Force Base was expecting the arrival of two new snow plows. … Stanley Pawol was offering free pickup and delivery of prescription medicine. The phone number was 3451. … Clovis residents were warned that city officials were preparing a list of those delinquent […]

Paper delivery delayed

Friday’s storm has prevented delivery of some newspapers and delayed others. Newspaper officials said delivery was continuing late this morning, but some carriers’ vehicles have been disabled because of the icy road conditions. Efforts will continue throughout the day.

Plan for unified medical care rejected

By Tom Philpott: MIlitary Update Air Force opposition has scuttled Army and Navy plans to merge the three services’ large medical bureaucracies, led now by three surgeons general, into a single Unified Medical Command. Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England decided this month not to endorse such a major streamlining of the military health care system […]

Pizza delivery man robbed at gun point

By CNJ staff A Clovis pizza delivery man held up at gun point about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday by a masked man handed over a $65 pizza order and $50, according to police reports. The 22-year-old Pizza Hut delivery driver told police when he arrived at an apartment building at 1021 North Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Proper postage aids delivery for holidays

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Worried that your Christmas presents won’t make it for the holiday? Here are some postal guidelines that may help: Mail options: — Express Mail: This option guarantees overnight delivery to most areas, but in some areas, expect mail to arrive within two days. — Priority Mail: Mail should arrive […]