Lujan holding office hours Thursday

CNJ staff Office hours for U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Ticket feature: Joe’s Boot Shop holding annual calf roping event

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File photo Joe’s Boot Shop’s annual calf roping is scheduled for next weekend at the Curry County Special Events Center. Freedom New Mexico The 6th annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is next week in Clovis. Scheduled for April 22-25 at the Curry County Special Events Center, the event boasts it is the “Biggest and […]

Education digest: Schools holding parent, teacher conferences

Schools holding parent, teacher conferences Clovis schools are holding parent and teacher conferences Monday. There is no school. Clovis high School’s schedule is 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Coaches at CHS are holding practices in the morning to meet with parents during this time. The Freshman Academy, Marshall and […]

Clovis Census committee holding march to mailbox event

CNJ staff The 2010 Complete Count Committee is hosting a “March to the Mailbox” event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. U.S. Postal Service workers will be on location to accept completed forms. Locations for the event are the Clovis Apartments, Lincoln-Jackson Community Center and the Gateway Apartments. Information: 769-7828

Base holding open house

CNJ staff Cannon Air Force Base will hold its inaugural 27th Special Operations Wing open house 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 17 on the base’s flightline. The event is free, open to the public and will feature 27 SOW and Air Force Special Operations Command personnel, units and assets. Event parking will be at […]

Education digest: School board to interview superintendent finalists

School board to interview superintendent finalists The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is holding six special meetings March 25 and 26 to interview finalists for the superintendent’s job. The meetings are 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and 7 p.m. March 25; and 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and 1 p.m. March 26 at the administration building […]

Two schools holding make-up days on Presidents Day

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Marshall Middle School English teacher Leslie Chavez works on a lesson with her seventh-grade students. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Two schools in eastern New Mexico will be holding classes on Presidents Day to make up for snow day closures. Logan and Portales’ schools will be in session Monday […]

Relay for Life meeting Tuesday

CNJ staff Relay for Life in Clovis is holding a team captain meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Master’s Center conference room. Teams can register at the meeting. Early bird teams are $25 for the first five. Information: relayforlife.org/clovisnm

Ticket feature: Square dance group holding district dance

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File photo Saturday’s district dance includes square dancing groups from Clovis, Artesia, Hobbs, Roswell, Portales, Carlsbad and Ruidoso. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Portales’ square dancing group, the Portales Starlight Swingers, is hosting this quarter’s district dance. The dance includes square dancing groups from Clovis, Artesia, Hobbs, Roswell, Portales, Carlsbad and Ruidoso. Karl Cox […]

Developer: City holding up home sales

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis developer is accusing the city of holding up sales of her new houses, which were vandalized in September. City officials say the problem lies with the homes’ infrastructure. Three months after vandals bulldozed three nearly completed homes, Delma Crisp said buyers are still waiting to close and […]

Officials holding groundbreaking

CNJ staff The City of Clovis is holding a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the Hull Street Overpass. The ceremony is 10:30 a.m. on the north side of the overpass site, closed since June 2008. RSVP to the city manager’s office by Friday at 769-7828.

12-8 Business digest

New hotel holding ribbon-cutting Clovis’ newest hotel, Holiday Inn Express, will be holding a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. Dec. 10. The hotel is located at 4728 North Prince. Guests at the ribbon cutting are invited to take a tour of the hotel and meet the staff. Light snacks will be served.

Open mic nights first step for aspiring artists

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Why is the idea of holding an open mike event important to local singer/songwriter Jane (Begley)? said “That’s how I got started. That was the first time I sang publicly — at an open mike in Louisville, Ky.” As a result, the acoustic musician was hired to perform at a […]

Senator holding up veterans benefits

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist More than a month after a new fiscal year began Oct. 1, the House and Senate are still pressing to pass a group of bills to improve veterans’ benefits and health programs, rolling them together in “omnibus” legislative packets. The omnibus bills can then be shaped by final compromises between […]

Rep. Lujan holding town hall meeting by telephone

Rep. Ben Ray Luj

On health care debate, good to think of others

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist In health care debate, good to think of others Solipsism is a philosophical approach holding that, ultimately, one’s own existence is the only thing of which one can be assured. In it’s extreme form, it almost becomes a lampoon of itself, holding that the entire world simply exists in the […]

Lujan holding office hours locally

CNJ Staff Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., is holding a “Congress on Your Corners” event 1p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lujan, who represents New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District, will meet with constituents for five minutes each on a first come, first served basis. To request a time slot or for […]

Open meeting set to discuss Gidding Street post office closure

Freedom New Mexico The postal service is holding an open house meeting to seek public feedback and discuss the possible consolidation of Clovis’ Gidding Street post office. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 16 at 417 Gidding Street. In April, postal officials said the Gidding office was being considered for […]

Cannon officials holding public meetings

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Family services holding fundraiser for CASA

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico With volunteer numbers dropping in the last five years, Family and Children Support Services is holding an art show and dinner to raise money to recruit and support people to speak for children in foster care. The local Court Appointed Special Advocates organization covers both Roosevelt and Curry counties. […]