Police chief finalists down to three

CNJ staff The list of police chief finalists is down to three, City Manager Joe Thomas said on Friday. Face-to-face interviews will be conducted Monday with Interim Police Chief Michael Ingram of Clovis and Steven Sanders of Northglenn, Colo., Thomas said. Jan Cary, of Titusville, Fla., will be interviewed Friday, he said. Thomas said a […]

Mother, daughter duo gear up for fall semester

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Teresa Garcia looks for her books for class Monday at Clovis Community College’s bookstore. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer As Teresa Garcia walked down the aisles lined with books, she admitted she was nervous. Garcia had just attended the first day of class for the fall semester Monday at […]

Clovis school attendance down slightly from 2007

Clovis Municipal Schools enrollment for the first two days were down slightly from last year, according to school officials. On the first day of school, enrollment was about 7,530 students, down 41 students from last year. Thursday’s enrollment was 7,624, down 123 from a year ago. David Briseno, executive director of community relations for Clovis […]

Fair livestock entries down

CNJ staff Junior Livestock entries at the Curry County Fair are down this year, according to Curry County Extension Agent Stan Jones. A little more than 400 large animals — a number that used to account for the number of swine entries alone — are entered this year, according to Jones, about a fourth of […]

Helping children good place to start

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I read a commentary by Bill Glass, founder of Bill Glass Ministries. He told of an incident at a Seattle Special Olympics event some years ago. Bill Glass holds a distinct interest in issues dealing with the handicapped because he has a grandson with Down’s Syndrome. The games had started […]

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Bees shut down entrance of clinic

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — A portion of the Portales Medical Clinic at 320 South Ave. — including the main entrance — was closed about 8 a.m. Monday after a colony of bees was discovered, according to officials. Officials were concerned the insects could be Africanized honey bees, although that has not […]

Animal euthanasia: Gas chamber

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Outside the Clovis Animal Shelter I was greeted by Clovis police Capt. Ron Hutchison and Animal Control Officers Larry Rogers and Marty Martinez. Clad in black coveralls and wearing blue latex gloves, Rogers and Martinez were starting their morning cleaning ritual, Hutchison said. As we walked down the rows […]

Fishing gives families chance to bond

Glenda Price Some of my best memories revolve around fishing. Deep-sea fishing is fun. Trolling in a boat on a big lake is, too. Still, my favorite kind of fishing is sneaking up on trout in a mountain stream or casting a fly or lure in a small lake among pine trees and oak brush, […]

Loan concerns authority member

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Money has been tight and it’s going to be tighter in the short term for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority. At its monthly meeting Wednesday in Portales, the authority voted to rescind acceptance of two grant-loan agreements with New Mexico’s Water Trust Board, totaling $3.52 million. The […]

May 11, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Art of Mexican Cooking: Traditional Mexican Cooking for Aficionados by Diana Kennedy was given by George and Dianne Davis in memory of Julia Romero. The culmination of 50 yeas of living, traveling, and cooking in Mexico, this ultimate guide to creating authentic Mexican food […]

Sometimes, cowboys don’t smile back

Glenda Price One fall my husband decided to buy extra alfalfa, the idea being we could sell it during the winter and make some extra money. He stacked it behind the house so it would be easy to back trailers down the lane when people bought only a few bales. It worked. By January, people […]

We’re not lost — it’s a tour bonus

Glenda Price Glenda Price Sometimes in my work I have to travel. This is not down-the-highway driving. The interviewee’s instructions usually go something like this: “Get on highway such-and-such for so many miles and get off at exit number so-and-so, go “x” number of miles west and then turn south after the fourth cattle guard […]

Floyd Jamboree starts Thursday

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Courtesy photo The Foley Sisters, made up of Courtney, Hillary and Jordan Foley, a three-piece bluegrass band, are among performers in the 2007 Floyd Country Jamboree, which starts Thursday. By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New MexicoNot even a tornado could keep people away from the annual Floyd Country Jamboree last yea Not even a tornado could […]

Florida power outages affect up to 3 million people statewide

The Associated Press MIAMI — A problem with Florida’s electrical grid caused a nuclear plant to automatically shut down Tuesday and intermittently cut power to up to 3 million people from Daytona Beach through the Florida Keys. Authorities said there were no safety concerns at the nuclear plant. While many areas were hit hard, the […]

Multitasking leads to meltdowns

Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist My former editor, Scot Stinnett, shook his head one evening when he walked in and saw me simultaneously developing film, eating dinner and proofreading a story. I thought I had this multitasking thing down perfect: Once every minute, jiggle the stainless steel container with the film developing solution and the roll […]

Movie revives suitcase memories

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The movie “No Country for Old Men” is up for eight academy awards this year. That’s pretty good for a flick shot on location here in New Mexico near Las Vegas. The film grabbed my attention from the get-go after I saw the preview. I recognized the landscape and the […]

Knight steps down as Red Raiders coach

The Associated Press LUBBOCK — Bob Knight resigned Monday as coach at Texas Tech, a stunning midseason move by major college basketball’s winningest men’s coach. His son, Pat, a Red Raiders assistant, will take over the program. It was unclear why Knight stepped down. Chris Cook, a spokesman for athletic director Gerald Myers, confirmed the […]

Wall Street has comeback at closing

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Wall Street pulled off a stunning comeback Wednesday, surging higher in late trading and wiping out what looked to be yet another precipitous decline. The Dow Jones industrials, down more than 323 points in earlier trading, ended the day with an advance of just under 300 points, according to […]

Wall Street struggle reaches globally

The Associated Press NEW YORK — An unusual emergency interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve gave Wall Street a partial rebound Tuesday from a precipitious early decline — and perhaps the first steps toward a long-term recovery. The rest of the comeback, for the economy as well as the stock market, may depend on […]