Clovis, Portales honored for beautification efforts

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Keep Clovis Beautiful, the local chapter of New Mexico Clean and Beautiful, was awarded a gold medal Friday for its efforts to clean and beautify Clovis by the New Mexico Tourism Department. The award is based on productivity and participation, officials said. Rob Carter, Clovis’ Parks and Recreation director, […]

Newest green efforts lack proper funding

Freedom New Mexico All the feel good mumbo jumbo aside, we see further evidence that going fully green still requires too many greenbacks to make it feasible. The most recent example comes from western Indiana. Reynolds, Ind., was to become BioTown USA. Gov. Mitch Daniels and the state Department of Agriculture wanted to create a […]

Drug war efforts should be re-evaluated

Freedom New Mexico Anyone who has seen the 1936 anti-drug movie “Tell Your Children,” more commonly known as “Reefer Madness,” knows the ridiculous levels the powers that be will go in their attempts to keep Americans from using a product that harms no one but themselves. The movie follows the destructive paths of several young […]

May 25, 1924

Barry Hardware was sponsoring a jackrabbit-killing contest. Prizes included Winchester rifles and cartridges. The competition began May 15 and continued through June 15. … Two Clovis grain elevators were robbed, but police said thieves received only $10 for their efforts. The only clue left behind was half of a cuff link. … Western Land and […]

Neighbors work together on cleanup

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Bob Sellers of Clovis inventories his home on Fairmount Ct. Monday for insurance purposes. Sellers said he and his wife, Dina, have been grateful for help from neighbors and the whole Clovis community. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Hundreds of volunteers descended on a small neighborhood south of Brady […]

Neighbors band together in cleanup effort

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Bob Sellers of Clovis inventories his home on Fairmount Ct. Monday for insurance purposes. Sellers said he and his wife, Dina, have been grateful for help from neighbors and the whole Clovis community. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Hundreds of volunteers descended on a small neighborhood south of Brady […]

Jan. 23, 1917

Denhof Jewelry Co. promised “You’ll always be on time,” with one of its dependable watches. … A petition was being circulated asking postal officials to begin mail delivery in Clovis. … Efforts were under way to attract 200 people to the Christian church Bible school class. “Come and look us over and see if you […]

Cannon team gives a hand up

Greg Allen Habitat for Humanity project provides affordable housing Paulette Aguilar is all smiles these days. She is eagerly waiting for October when she plans to move into her new home in Portales. And much of her happiness can be directly attributed to the efforts of Cannon Airmen, retired and active duty, and family members […]

Cannon engineers walk the trash talk for award

Janet Taylor-Birkey Cannon wins ‘green’ honors for fifth straight year The men and women working at the 27th Civil Engineer Squadron like talking trash. After all, talking about trash, along with doing their best to get rid of it, has garnered this squadron and Cannon the impressive Green Zia award for the past five years. […]

Cannon to be recognized for environmental efforts

CNJ staff Cannon Air Force Base will be recognized Thursday by the New Mexico Environment Department for efforts at preventing pollution. Cannon representatives will be presented with a Green Zia Award by Environment Secretary Ron Curry and Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, according to an NMED press release. The ceremony will be held from noon to […]

Senators commit to finding new mission for Cannon AFB

Staff and wire reports Clovis Mayor David Lansford and Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega met Wednesday with New Mexico’s two U.S. senators to talk about ongoing efforts to find a new mission for Cannon Air Force Base. The Base Realignment and Closure Commission last month handed the eastern New Mexico base a reprieve of sorts. Instead […]

Town’s relief efforts should be applauded

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist What do a media professional, a hospital counselor, a fire dept. employee, and a law enforcement officer have in common? The first two I have the privilege to regard as my friends; the last two I haven’t known very long, or met only briefly. What is obvious is that they all […]

Here’s when we need that stitch in time

To be fair, it is beginning to look as if the response to the flooding of New Orleans, particularly from the federal government, is beginning to turn around. National Guard troops from 20 states have been called in, and recovery efforts have been redoubled. However, the initial response, along with subsequent spinning until President Bush […]

Area schools, businesses band together to send aid to victims

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Barbara Anaya, first vice president of American Legion Post 25, sorts coloring books to be donated to victims of hurricane Katrina Friday at the legion in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) Freedom Newspapers Sympathy and horror at Hurricane Katrina’s devastation have galvanized into action groups of schoolchildren, grandparents, business owners and state employees in and […]

Rural Water Authority meets in Portales

Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority will meet at 2 p.m. today at The Roosevelt restaurant for their monthly meeting. Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega praised the efforts of the authority — which includes 12 entities including Clovis and Portales — by stating that combined efforts on the Ute Water Project are gathering […]