Workers strive for clean fair

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gloria Eldridge has worked as part of the cleaning crew for the Curry County Fair for eight years. Her duties include picking up trash from the grounds and cleaning offices and bathrooms. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer As fairgoers stroll through the fairgrounds, look up at the lights of […]

Couple knew decor before Clovis’ birth

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist There has never existed a class more respectful, as a whole, to womanhood than the men of the old West. There was no half-way ground with them; a woman was either good or she was bad and a gentleman acted accordingly, said Sid Boykin. In town (Sid didn’t name the […]

Events center construction slowed by drainage issues

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Randy Kamradt, project construction supervisor, said construction of the building and adjacent sidewalks will be completed by Aug. 31, about 10 to 12 days later than he projected previously. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Lack of drainage will likely delay the completion of the construction portion of the Special […]

July 23, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. July 13 an officer responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a residence in the 1500 block of Echols. When the officer arrived, a male subject was outside yelling and cursing. As he was ordered to the […]

Critters making themselves at home

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ground squirrels and the holes they call home are prevalent at Greene Acres Park. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Using all three dimensions of space, fluffy tails disappear into the ground and a curious nose pokes up through another hole only a few feet away followed by a flurry […]

Every vote counts … Obama carries Melrose

If it was up to Melrose voters, Barack Obama would be the Democratic choice for president. Results from Precincts 4 and 16 (Melrose) in Tuesday’s Curry County Democratic caucus: • Obama, 21 • Hillary Clinton, 19 • John Edwards, 5 • Bill Richardson, 2 • Uncommitted, 2 • • • Tuesday’s prep basketball results Girls […]

One vote no on domestic partner issue

New Mexico lawmakers published a questionnaire in Sunday’s newspaper asking constituents a series of questions. One asked “Do you support all the same rights for domestic partners as for husband/wife couples?” Here’s an answer, from Clovis’ Carolyn Spence: ‘“Husband and wife’ is not just a couple. There is to be a depth of commitment and […]

Ground-water information, anyone?

Interested in ground water use statistics around New Mexico? Here’s a Web site, from the National Ground Water Association:

Death of pilot proves overwhelming to wife

BY Don McAlvy: Columnist Editor’s note: This is the second two columns about a plane crash that claimed the lives of two young men from Clovis 50 years ago. Charley Boyd, operator of Boyd’s Aerial Service in Santa Fe , however persevered, flying up one canyon and down the other at treetop level until he […]

Business Digest: Ag center giving root system demo

CNJ staff The New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center at Clovis is planning a crop root demonstration Wednesday. “Most folks are familiar with the above-ground portion of plants,” extension agronomist Mark Marsalis said in a release, “but have little knowledge of what is happening below ground.” The demonstration of root systems is scheduled for […]

Business Feature: Bigger bang can be bought

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Paul Bennett, owner of Wholesale Fireworks Stand on U.S. Highway 60/84, examines some of the new fireworks Wednesday that are for sale. Bennett said patrons must be at least 16 years old to buy fireworks. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Dee Wieland, owner of Road Runner Fireworks north of […]

Kites fill sky during festival

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Bruce DeFoor, 52, of Ruidoso gets Ollie the Octopus in the air Saturday at Cannon Air Force Base’s Kite Karnival at Doc Stewart Park. A professional kite flier and member of the American Kitefliers Association. By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Kites colored the sky above Doc Stewart Park Saturday […]

Report: Pilot died trying to protect ground forces

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Gilbert — Husband of Clovis native CNJ Staff An Air Force pilot with Clovis ties crashed his F-16 fighter and died last year in Iraq while attempting to protect ground forces, according to an Air Force report released Monday. Maj. Troy Gilbert — who was flying an F-16 assigned to Cannon Air Force Base — […]

March 23, 1962

The Clovis High School senior play “Night of January 16th,” was performed at CHS. Admission was 75 cents for adults, 50 cents for children. … Sheds and corrals northwest of the La Fonda Theatre burned to the ground. Officials said the property belonged to H.A. Mitchell. About 75 bales of hay were also lost in […]

Navy’s role in terrorism war changing

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Lt. Joseph “Max” Ernest is a Navy Reserve intelligence officer with 11 years of law enforcement experience and two as a counterterrorism analyst for a defense contractor. Yet last April, when Ernest mobilized to Iraq as an individual augmentee or “IA,” the Army made him a logistics officer to Iraq’s […]

Pilot killed in crash at Tucumcari air show

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Guy Baldwin, 60, Tulsa, Okla., was performing a manuever called the square loop when he lost control his single-engine plane and crashed Wednesday during an air show in Tucumcari, officials said. Baldwin died in the crash. Photo: Chelle Delaney By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Guy “Doc” Baldwin’s aerobatic plane was performing a loop […]

New Orleans’ Mayor Nagin little too edgy

By Freedom Newspapers Ray Nagin must find it hard to walk with a foot perpetually lodged in his mouth. The New Orleans mayor was at it again last week, trashing New York’s Ground Zero rebuilding efforts in a pathetic attempt to deflect criticism over the slow progress in cleaning up his city’s Ninth Ward. Nagin […]

There are no degrees of separation in combat

Maj. David Nicholson Are Airmen Warriors? We are at war. In case you need a reminder, just tune your TV to any news channel and it won’t be long before you hear about the latest military operation launched or the current U.S. body count. Most of the press centers around the Army and Marines, as […]

Ernie K. Shuey , Charles “Ed” Edward Kirksey

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Ernie K. Shuey Date of birth: July 31, 1917 Dates of service: October 1941 to August 1945 Hometown: Muskingum County, Ohio Lives in: Clovis […]

Amos 7-1

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keys, but he can’t work the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the fiery death-stick one grand and bright sunshiny day as i was whistling on my way boss – it […]