Masons gathering for convention

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo New Mexico Masons grand master Arthur Tunnell presides over the business of the lodge from a chair in the center of the stage. A new grand master will be elected at the fraternity’s annual convention. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer About 250 Masons are expected to attend this week’s […]

Area under winter storm watch

CNJ staff A winter storm is expected to hit the area by Thursday morning and could bring up to 3 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. The storm is not anticipated to have the strong winds seen earlier this week, but recent warm weather could cause snow to melt and […]

Winter storm expected Thursday

CNJ staff A winter storm is expected to hit the area by Thursday morning and could bring up to 3 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. The storm is not anticipated to have the strong winds seen earlier this week, but recent warm weather could cause snow to melt and […]

Storm expected to bring snow to N.M.

Staff and wire reports The National Weather Service on Friday issued a winter storm warning — which means severe winter weather conditions are imminent or highly likely — for Curry and Roosevelt counties until 5 p.m. today. Snow accumulation was expected to be 2 to 4 inches by daybreak today, according to the NWS. An […]

Military Year in Review: Base change boosts outlook

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CNJ file photo Lt. Michael W. Wooley, left, hands the 27th Special Operations Wing flag to Col. Timothy Leahy in October to symbolize the base’s change of command By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The 27th Special Operations Wing now calls Cannon Air Force Base home a little more than two years after nearly being […]

Meteorologist: Snow not here to stay

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A mingling of two weather systems over eastern New Mexico brought about two to three inches of snow to Curry County Friday night and Saturday morning, according to AccuWeather meteorologist Andrew Ulrich. But Clovis residents can put away their ice scrapers and snow shovels for a while. “It doesn’t […]

Dec. 2, 1938

More than 3,000 children were expected to meet with Santa and receive a goodie bag with candy, apples, cookies and peanuts at city hall. … W.D. “Doc” Gattis proposed a plan to create Clovis’ first “Wheat Bowl” football game to be played in January. … Mrs. Simms offered clothing alteration services at the Alteration Shop, […]

More wintry weather coming

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Friday’s snowfall was just the beginning of a wintry weekend, according to the National Weather Service. By Saturday, 1 to 4 inches of snow are expected fall in Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca counties with similar conditions expected through the Texas Panhandle. Residents on Friday woke to flurries and […]

Up to 4 inches of snow expected

This morning’s snowfall was just the beginning of a wintry weekend, according to the National Weather Service. By Saturday, 1 to 4 inches of snow are expected fall in Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca counties with similar conditions expected through the Texas Panhandle. Residents on Friday woke to flurries and freezing winds with temperatures in […]

Booming local job market expected in near future

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Darvin Lamm, facility manager at AquaRanch, said preparations for constructing the fish farm are under way. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer As Illinois-based AquaRanch Industries waits for state approval to raise tilapia, a fish from the Nile River region sold for food, some construction for the fish farm has already started, officials say. Facility […]

Summer not expected to sizzle

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Javier Naranjo, 10, of Clovis enjoys a snow cone Monday. His grandmother, Sylvia Cordova, bought the snow cone to cool him off. The temperature reached 88 degrees Monday. CNJ staff This spring’s wet and cool weather is expected to continue into the summer, according to a weather expert. As of […]

Schools’ budget could get 6.5 percent boost

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Clovis Municipal Schools’ budget for the 2007-2008 school year is expected to top $50 million, a 6.5 percent increase from last year. School board members OK’d the introduction of the $51.3 million budget at Tuesday’s meeting. They will vote on its final approval May 22. Salaries account for the […]

April 26, 1955

Area scouts were preparing for a “Mulligan Stew” feed at Hillcrest Park. Troops from Melrose, Rosedale, Bovina and Clovis were expected to participate. … B&D Fruit Market at First and Sheldon was preparing for its opening Friday with the “freshest produce in town.” … Carmelita Gonzalez was starring in “Las Locuras de Tin Tan” at […]

Jan. 24, 1952

Local square dancers were looking forward to a jamboree set for the La Vista. Dancers from across the region were expected to participate, with the Shirley Brothers orchestra providing the music. … Armanda Martinez, 17, was a novice welterweight contender in the upcoming regional Golden Gloves competition. … Highland Food Mart at 252 Commerce Way […]

County takes second look at high bids

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Curry County officials are suffering from sticker shock after reviewing construction bids for the Special Events Center project. Curry County Manager Dick Smith told the county commissioners on Wednesday three of the bids — which comprise 60 percent of the cost of the project — more than double the […]

Weather causes woes

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Frank Lucero, a 24-year city employee, sands the streets of Clovis Tuesday afternoon. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff After battling icy roads Tuesday and temperatures hovering below freezing, area residents didn’t have time to take a breather before having to brave more wintery weather. Clovis was under a winter storm […]

Cold blast hits area

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George Rodriguez of Clovis checks on his nephew, David Davulos, who wrapped up to beat the cold weather that moved into the region Monday afternoon. Today the high is expected to be in the low 30s. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Snow shovels and bags of salt used to […]

County picks construction manager

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer DAVTEK Corp. of Clovis was chosen Wednesday to serve as construction managers for the county’s Special Events Center. As construction managers, DAVTEK will be responsible for keeping the $6.8 million county project within budget, monitoring progress, maintaining safety regulations, managing subcontractor bids, and permitting and licensing of the project, […]

Special Operations coming to Cannon

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The mission to save Cannon Air Force Base has been accomplished. Cannon will soon become home to the Air Force Special Operations 16th Wing, New Mexico’s congressional delegation announced this morning. The base is expected to expand in aircraft, and possibly in personnel, within the next two years, officials […]

Home show makes comeback

Keith Moore, left, of Clovis participates in a speed drill contest at the 2006 Home and Garden Show on Saturday at the Clovis Civic Center. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer After a three-year layoff, the Home and Garden show returned to Clovis. The 2006 show was in a new facility […]