First Person: World traveler returns to roots

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Retirement for David Griffin means taking care of his honey-do list. Liliana Castillo David Griffin traveled across the world while serving in the Air Force. He enjoyed England, where he met his wife, the beaches in Spain and California. But when he retired out of Cannon Air Force Base, he […]

Americans deserve to hear results of airline survey

By Freedom New Mexico NASA can shoot people into space, but it’s not shooting straight with millions of Americans who fly closer to home. How else to explain the space agency’s refusal to release data that suggest safety problems in aviation occur far more often than previously known? The unprecedented survey of about 24,000 commercial […]

HPJRA finals: Short-go puts wraps on rodeo

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Abby Medlin races to the finish line after running her horse through the poles in the 9-12 age group in Saturday’s short-go of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association finals at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent In essence, the last day of the High Plains […]

Griffin, Charles

Charles M. Griffin, 57, of Portales died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. Born Sept. 9, 1948, in Crockett, Texas, to Gladys and Melvin Griffin, he moved to Portales in the early 1970s following a brief time in the Army.  For several years he worked at Cissell Moving and Storage Co. […]

Pruit, Carolyn

Carolyn Pruit, 60, of Portales, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 16, 1945, in Portales to Mattie and Carroll Boland, she grew up in Lovington where she attended school. She attended Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. She had worked for Levi Strauss and also […]

Longley, Harold

Harold Longley, 67, of Clovis died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 28, 1938, in Claude, Texas, to Jay Allen and Mary Alice Loving Longley. He married Wilma Jean Wilkerson on June 28, 1958, in Tucumcari. He was a self-employed truck driver and member of the Apostolic Truth […]

Church spreading Word through rubber wristbands

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Mike Griffin wears four wristbands, including one that glows in the dark. “My problem is selling them; I just give them away.” said Griffin, referring to the wristbands that are sold for $2 apiece. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Rubber wristbands: Trendy fashion accessory or clever way to spread a […]

Greathouse, Spencer

Spencer Greathouse Services: Have been held. Mr. Spencer Dwayne Greathouse, 62, of Hereford died Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at home. He was born Aug. 14, 1942, in Clovis to Spencer S. and Pauline (Kirby) Greathouse. He worked at Hereford Auto Parts for many years, was a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the Elk’s […]

Griffin , James

James Griffin Services: Have been held. James Edward “Jim” Griffin, 75, of Clovis, died Monday, June 27, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 22, 1929, in Stamford, Texas, to Noah Anderson and Amanda Corrine Jones. He was baptized in the First Christian Church and graduated in 1947 from Breckenridge High School in […]

Letters 7/3

Ex-publisher’s conviction not newsworthy now I was disgusted by Wednesday’s article (“Former CNJ publisher dies at 75”) regarding the death of former Clovis News Journal Publisher Jim Griffin. He was convicted of a crime and served his time; I do not understand how that could be considered newsworthy now. I don’t recall any other residents […]

Former CNJ publisher dies at 75

CNJ staff James “Jim” Griffin, a former publisher for the Clovis News Journal, died Monday at his home in Clovis. He was 75. Griffin led the paper for about 15 years in the 1970s and 1980s. One friend called him a man of the people, comfortable around big crowds, and able to take a joke. […]

Griffin, Jim

Jim Griffin Services: Have been held. Mr. Jim Griffin, 61, of Odessa, Texas, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, in Logan. He was born July 16, 1943, in Clovis, to Nettie Lou and Roy J. Griffin. He grew up in Portales. He married Norma Faye Luce on Aug. 11, 1959. He made his home in Portales […]

Griffin, Calvin D. Jr.

Calvin D. Griffin Jr. Services: Have been held. Mr. Calvin D. Griffin Jr., 19, of Portales, died Sunday, July 25, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nev. He was born on Oct. 10, 1984, in Montebello, Calif., to Raquel Soto and Calvin D. Griffin. He lived in Alhambra, Calif., until 1990, when they moved to Tujunga, Calif. […]

Portales High grad dies in wreck

By Mike Linn: CNJ Staff Writer A former Portales High School and Eastern New Mexico University football player died early Sunday morning in a car accident in Las Vegas, Nev. Calvin Griffin, 19, played for Portales Rams football coach Glenn Johnson and graduated from Portales High in 2003. He had recently moved to Las Vegas […]

Drinks for members only

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Tonya Largent, a bartender at American Legion Post 117, wipes down the bar while working Friday night at the Legion hall. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina Johnny Washington has a warning for veteran’s groups: Dot your “i’s,” cross your “t’s,” or face major problems with state liquor and gaming regulators. Speaking […]

Cheaper liquor license brings closer scrutiny

Darrell Todd Maurina Agent Todd Griffin said some people don’t understand why private clubs need to be careful about who they serve. Griffin said the main reason is that the liquor licenses held by most private clubs in New Mexico allow them to operate at a much lower cost and avoid restrictions on how many […]