Weekly update — Jan. 15

Grievance filed against commissioner Fresh off one expensive dispute, it looks like there’s another squabble between a county employee and a Curry County commissioner. Finance Director Mark Lansford has filed a grievance against Commissioner Robert Sandoval, according to an email obtained by the CNJ through a state open records request. The disclosure is on the […]

Column painting featured on show

Information on painting columns to resemble bronze, sculpting dolls, and cooking with fresh and dried figs will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Jamie Alcorta, owner of Walls of Art in Lubbock, Texas, will show how to paint columns or any accessory […]

Thursday morning briefing: Fresh burritos, lemonade and star gazing

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Rummage for a cause LaCasa Senior Center in Clovis is having a rummage sale. Starts at 8 a.m. Friday. Not only lots of good junk to rummage through and possibly buy — there will also be fresh bean or potato burritos on sale for $1 each. […]

Dance band coming to Clovis

Dance to the big band sound of Swing Fever, a San Francisco-based band bringing fresh excitement to old favorites on Sunday, April 11 at 4 pm at the Clovis Civic Center as part of the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series. Swing Fever musicians have cut their musical chops with Jazz legends Count Basie, Duke […]

Farmers markets offer fresh produce, conversation

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Lisa Dunagan of Clovis, right, pays Margie Plummer of Portales and owner of Veggie Shack for some fresh onions, peas, and squash Tuesday at the Clovis Farmers’ Market. Dunagan said she likes to buy her produce fresh. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Some come for the money, some come […]

March 5, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 16 Webcasting progress: The Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday approved SR3, which would allow webcasting from the Senate floor. The measure now goes to the Senate floor for debate. Meanwhile, another lawmaker is webcasting from House committee meetings. Rep. Dennis Kintigh, R-Roswell, is sending out video of meetings at www.nmgov.tv Fresh […]

It’s Their Business: Forever Blooms

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Name: Forever Blooms Location: 1212 N. Main What they do: They are a floral and gift shop that sells gift merchandise and gift baskets. Their flower selections include plants, silk and fresh flower arrangements. Who’s in charge: Sharla Bronniman Employees: Four Contact: 763-4242, 799-7786 or email sharmcdonald@yahoo.com Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to […]

Planning key in dealing with disaster

By Ken De Los Santos: CNJ Guest Columnist While the tornado of 2007 remains fresh on our minds, I would like to ask, “Are you prepared for another?” With severe weather, you can never let your guard down. The main purpose of this article is to educate on preparation for any type of disaster.There are […]

Vietnam memories still fresh

N.M. journalism looking for fresh faces

By Ned Cantwell: Syndicated Columnist JIM BELSHAW, Albuquerque Journal columnist. Jim Belshaw would have us believe he writes to champion the cause of ordinary New Mexicans. But does he, or has this veteran newsman gone stale, thriving on his poker buddies, his connection to the Belshaw elites, noted authors and academics? Jim Belshaw, writing for […]

Smell of money could be a lot worse

By Grant McGee: local columnist “It stinks here.” I overheard these words from a young woman visiting Clovis. I was standing in one of our stores when I heard this declaration. I was curious as to what Clovis smells like to a visitor. “Excuse me for overhearing you,” I said with a smile. “But what […]

Oct. 23 week School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Cowboy bread, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, French fries, crisp lettuce w/ pickles, fresh apple, cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Bageler, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Enchiladas w/ salsa, seasoned pinto beans, carrot sticks, crackers, cold milk. Wednesday: Pancake sausage on a stick, cold […]

Farmers’ Market open for season

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Buddy Jorde sorts through a basket of potatoes Tuesday afternoon. Jorde’s family farms approximately 600 acres and brings produce to sell at the Clovis Farmers’ Market. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Dennis Shaw dusts fresh dirt off one of the red onions he picked just before he came to set […]

Fans from across the nation enjoy the eats and the Super Bowl game.

CNJ staff It’s the most watched show of the year, and it’s coming this Sunday. The Super Bowl has become a sort of holiday for Americans, who often spend Super Bowl Sundays, whether at home or with family, on the couch munching on snacks. Whether you go to a party to watch the New England […]

Readers: Lansford good for school board

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked: “What do you think about the Clovis school board? Is newcomer Mark Lansford a breath of fresh air or a divisive force that hinders education of our students?” Some responses: “I feel that the Clovis school board does its chores effectively. I view Mark Lansford […]

Jail employees get ready to move

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Dispatch supervisor Lorri Williams shares a laugh with Chief Deputy Wayne Grueben at Saturday’s open house for the new Parmer County Jail. CNJ staff photo: Darrell Todd Maurina. By Darrell Todd Maurina FARWELL — They’ll only be moving a few dozen yards across a driveway, but deputies, dispatchers, and jail staff are ecstatic about their […]

Peddling the fall harvest

By Helena Rodriguez About this time of year, as leaves turn auburn, orange and yellow; bright pumpkins, straight from the patch, add to the colors of the season as they begin appearing at roadside stands. Fall time also means harvest time, a time when passersby can still get the last tastes of summer — in […]