Cummins Natural Gas Engines cuts workforce

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CNJ Photo: Tony Bullocks Cummins Natural Gas Engine has a 40-year history with Clovis. The company laid off 16 employees last week because of economic hardship. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ Cummins Natural Gas Engine laid off approximately 30 percent of its workforce last week. Sixteen employees — a dozen hourly workers assigned […]

First person: Not easy being green

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Doug Scioli began volunteering as a fire fighter in Texico in 1978. Doug Scioli, 48, is the reason fire engines for Texico’s volunteer fire department are green. When Scioli’s boss first saw the green fire engines, he was upset. But Scioli held that making the fire engines from each of […]

First Person: Life’s a drag

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eldon Russ and his family share a love for drag racing. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Eldon Russ, 52, and his family spend time working on cars, racing cars, and building engines for cars. Russ, a Fort Sumner native, will be at Roswell’s drag strip Area 51 Friday to […]

Horsepower stays hidden

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Paul Gaspar, a mechanic for Cummins Natural Gas Engine Co, puts the finishing touches on a ratchet job for an 1,100-horsepower engine Friday afternoon. The company sold approximately 1,500 engines in 2006. (CNJ Staff Photo: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It might be a generator that keeps a hospital running in a […]

Steve P. Owen

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Steve P. Owen Date of birth: Jan 10, 1918 Dates of Service: July 8, 1942 through Dec. 21, 1945 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis […]

Almanac’s weather appears to beat the professionals

By Tom DiFrancesca III Seems like a pretty strange winter we are having. One day it’s cold, the next day we are out washing our vehicles in short sleeves. I seem to recall that during the fall — the National Weather Service had predicted that this part of the country was in store for a […]