Small church seeks community help for repairs

Reporter’s notebook One of the smallest churches in Clovis had to cancel services over the winter and is seeking community help to raise $2,000 needed for repairs. According to Elder R.D. Wesson, pastor of the By the New and Living Way Church of God in Christ at 121 Thornton, the church’s central heating unit cannot […]

Lovington oil man to push solution for water problem

By David Arkin, CNJ Correspondent Water is one of those issues that always seems to be a talker around election season. It’s also the No. 1 reason why William V. Palmer wants to be a New Mexico state senator. Palmer, a Lovington oil and gas company owner, operator and investor, thinks he can do something […]

President can’t put brakes on rising gas prices

Editorial P retending the president can somehow wave a wand and magically reduce soaring gasoline prices is a typical Washington conceit, little different from the equally misleading idea that he controls the economy or the distribution of jobs. Encouraging such fantasies isn’t unheard of in a presidential campaign season, as candidates attempt to woo the […]

Clovis gas prices steady

CNJ STAFF Clovis gas prices have been steady for more than a month, averaging between $1.48 and $1.52 per gallon for regular unleaded since Jan. 8. The average price for February has been $1.50, compared to $1.54 in February of 2003. The year’s average has been $1.48, compared to $1.47 in 2003.

New energy bill needs to lose pounds of pork

Freedom Newspapers In what could be the last chance for Congress to pass an energy bill before election-year politics paralyze the nation’s capital, Senate Republicans have been hacking away at some of the tax breaks, subsidies and other government giveaways that led to accusations the measure had much more to do with pork barrel than […]

New Mexico’s tough reputation at risk

Ned Cantwell New Mexico has such a difficult time defining herself. Tough law and order state grounded in the shoot-em-up traditions of the Old West? Or do we spend our afternoons drinking fancy tea from fine china, pinkie extended? You just can’t tell from recent news events. On the one hand, there is the encouraging […]

Police find mobile meth lab

CNJ STAFF REPORT Clovis police shut down a gas station for more than five hours Saturday afternoon and closed off Seventh Street for about 2 1/2 hours following discovery of a methamphetamine lab in a parked car. According to Lt. Patrick Whitney, the proximity of the mobile meth lab to the gas pumps gave police […]

Police: Chevron robber may have attacked cop

By Darrell Todd Maurina A Clovis man is being held without bond, accused of attacking a police officer following a Friday night robbery at the Chevron gas station on the 900 block of North Prince. But police reported they are not certain the man who attacked an officer was the robber. About 7:40 p.m. Friday, […]

Commissioners give conditional approval to road

By Jack King Curry County Commissioners approved a request from the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation Tuesday to improve Curry Road 4 to prepare for the building of the Southwest Cheese plant, but added several conditions to their approval. They voted to approve the road improvement, conditioned on the cheese plant deal being successfully completed, on […]

Road improvements OK’d with conditions

By Jack King Curry County Commissioners approved a request from the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation Tuesday to improve Curry Road 4 to prepare for the building of the Southwest Cheese plant, but added several conditions to their approval. They voted to approve the road improvement, conditioned on the cheese plant deal being successfully completed, on […]

Conservation and windmills can’t power growth

Jim Constantopolous If we want to avoid a serious national energy crisis, we need to move beyond temporary fixes and focus on workable long-term solutions. Congress is about to make that choice. Let’s hope it doesn’t settle for politically popular steps that would have no impact on the real energy problems we face. In considering […]

Police Blotter 11/14

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A gas company meter reader called police about 10:30 a.m. Monday regarding an unauthorized gas meter at the 600 block of Sheldon Street that had been taken from the 500 block of Merriwether Street. The owner of the Sheldon Street residence had […]

It’s a gas…

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Ollie Moore of San Jon washes her windshield Monday while purchasing gas at the Texaco/Allsup’s on the corner of Prince and 21st streets. She was headed home after returning from Lubbock on business. CNJ staff photo: Rick White. By Jack King Gas prices are down in the region, some merchants said Monday, mirroring prices across […]

State senate candidate has big plans for future of local area

Question and Answer William V. Palmer is a Lovington oil and gas company owner, operator and investor. He has announced he will run as a Republican for State Senate District 42, which covers Curry, Lea and Roosevelt counties. The seat is currently occupied by Gay Kernan, also a Republican, from Hobbs. Q: Tell us a […]

Police Blotter 10/26

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A resident at the 800 block of East Eighth Street called police about 10 a.m. on Oct. 18 to report he had found a baggie of white powder in his front yard. Police tested the powder, determined it was cocaine, and took […]

Police Blotter for 10/22

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police received a call from a gas station on 700 South Prince Street about 11 p.m. Oct. 15 where the clerk reported a customer had blood on him and said he had been stabbed in his lower leg, abdomen, and chest. The […]

Melrose loses power in brief outage

By Darrell Todd Maurina The city of Melrose lost electric power for about an hour Wednesday night, knocking out the lights at most homes and businesses in the city of 800. Police Administrator C.C. Pyle said a few buildings retained power due to generators, but most went dark. “It went off at 7:45 and came […]