Writer remembers past city cashier

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Back in 1989 a tribute by CNJ staff writer Todd S. Bergmann was printed in the Clovis News Journal about Bert Cabiness, who they called the city cashier. That tribute has been edited and follows. While most people do not enjoy parting with their money, they enjoyed meeting Bert Cabiness. […]

Governor declares disaster area

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Government entities of three eastern New Mexico communities hit hard by tornadoes Friday were given access to state funds for restoration Sunday, but aid for affected individuals hinges on the federal government, according to authorities. Gov. Bill Richardson declared Clovis a state disaster area Sunday as he toured a […]

Governor frees state money for assistance

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Government entities of three eastern New Mexico communities hit hard by tornadoes Friday were given access to state funds for restoration Sunday, but aid for affected individuals hinges on the federal government, according to authorities. Gov. Bill Richardson declared Clovis a state disaster area Sunday as he toured a […]

Richardson signs capital outlay bill

By Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson signed into law on Thursday a bill providing $82 million for capital improvement projects, including some he vetoed last year. Included in that bill is more than $2 million in projects in the Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca county area. Among those items are: • $220,000 […]

Development group grants housing funds

By CNJ staff Eastern Plains Council of Goverments and La Casa have been awarded grant funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Eastern Plains Council of Goverments has received a total of $235,660, while La Casa has received $221,655 of the grant money. Awarded under HUD’s Continuum of Care grant program, the funds […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis City Commission action at Thursday’s regular meeting included the following: —Accepted a $754,346 state grant to maintain and enhance the Clovis Police Department’s 911 system. The upgraded system will automatically route calls to the appropriate emergency responder and display the caller’s location and telephone number. Funds also will […]

Cannon granted fuel facility funds

Staff and wire reports CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, — The Pentagon on Friday released $13.2 million for Cannon Air Force Base in southeastern New Mexico, the state’s congressional delegation says. The delegation in November asked the Pentagon to release the funds for a fuel storage and distribution system at the base near Clovis. “Along with […]

Senator says state funding process flawed

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Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis will snag roughly the same amount of capital outlay money in the upcoming legislative session as it did in the last one, according to a local legislator. Even the amount of money appropriated to Clovis but vetoed by the governor should […]

Memorial funds established

CNJ Staff Memorial funds have been established in Clovis for the Evans and Gilbert families. The family of Maj. Troy Gilbert: Donations may be dropped off at Bank of Clovis, 300 Main St., or the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune offices, 521 Pile St. in Clovis and 101 E. First in Portales. Donations for […]

Funds established

CNJ Staff Memorial funds have been established in Clovis for the Evans and Gilbert families. The family of Maj. Troy Gilbert: Donations may be dropped off at Bank of Clovis, 300 Main St., or the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune offices, 521 Pile St. in Clovis and 101 E. First in Portales. Donations for […]

Manufacturing demand gives boost to college

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The growing manufacturing industry in eastern New Mexico is getting a boost from the Department of Labor and Clovis Community College. Government officials announced Monday that Clovis Community College and Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari have been awarded approximately $3.3 million in federal grants from the Department of Labor. […]

Memorial funds

By CNJ staff Memorial funds have been established in Clovis for the Evans and Gilbert families. The family of Maj. Troy Gilbert: Donations may be dropped off at Bank of Clovis, 300 Main St., or the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune offices, 521 Pile St. in Clovis and 101 E. First in Portales. Donations […]

Clovis proposes new turf

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Leon Williams Stadium might have a new landscape, if Clovis Athletic Director Brian Stacy can raise half of the over $500,000 needed to convert the field to an artificial grass field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer When Clovis High School Athletic Directer Brian Stacy took over in December 2005, […]

Council approves next phase for Wellness Center

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Clovis city commissioners unanimously approved the next step in the design and construction of the Wellness Center, despite uncertainty that lingers about language used by the New Mexico Legislature to appropriate funds for the center. Designing and overseeing the construction of the second phase of the Wellness Center — […]

Commissioners set to vote

CNJ STAFF City commissioners are expected to vote at today’s meeting on details concerning the second phase of the Clovis Wellness Center, according to city documents. The second phase includes the construction of offices and a pool, according to documents. The pool and offices are tentatively planned for placement at Play Inc. on Seventh Street, […]

Snapshot: A look at indigent health care

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Indigent Funds Program is to help offset the cost incurred by Plains Regional Medical Center for providing medical care to low income residents. Curry County Indigent Administrator Lance Pyle believes many people in the community are unaware of the program. “The indigent program can pay Medicaid […]

Students learn “write way” to secure funds

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksSen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, talks to students Tuesday afternoon on the new playground equipment at Texico Elementary School. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Texico Elementary School students have learned the pen is mighty. A letter-writing campaign undertaken by an elementary class helped secure Texico Elementary a new playground, according to […]

Roads county priority

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners approved a five-year plan to acquire capital outlay funds during their Wednesday meeting. In presenting the plan, Curry County Manager Dick Smith said the county is required to submit it to the state legislature based on input from a committee of department heads, elected officials and […]

Club notes: Altrusa International

CNJ Staff Members of Altrusa International of Clovis met at Muffley’s Backdoor for their monthly program meeting. Hostesses for the evening were Glenda Hileman, Kathy Travis, and Joanne Winslow. The group was treated to a fresh vegetable dinner. The guest speaker for the evening was Dr. Stephen Naggs. He talked about coming to Clovis and […]

Business Briefs 7/11

Big O Tires holds lemonade fundraiser The Big O Tires store on East First Street is joining more than 540 other Big O Tires stores in 21 states to help raise funds for pediatric cancer, according to a news release from the company. The stores are holding lemonade stands through Saturday in their customer service […]