Business Feature: Enterprise Center open for business

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CNJ staff photo: Helena Rodriguez Sara McClain, front, and Stephanie Jamison answer telephones for American Medical Alert. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer The new Business Enterprise Center is now open for business at 105 E. Grand Ave. Located inside of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce and Clovis Industrial Development Corp. building, the center […]

Dust bowl days stuck in memories

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleGrace and Foy Bailey were married in 1933 during the Great American Dust Bowl. They have lived in the area most of their lives and are among the few eastern New Mexico residents who lived through the Dust Bowl. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Traces of their frontier life are […]

Construction back on upswing

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Alvie Baca, with Armijo Bricklayers in Portales, mixes mortar for a house on Hammond Drive in Clovis. Baca and fellow workers have been working on the house since Feb. 6. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Construction around Clovis is on the rise. Or, construction around Clovis is declining. It all depends […]

Clovis having trouble keeping up with demand for housing

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Brothers jake, left, and John Neufeld work on a house under construction Monday at 3909 Springwood in Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The housing market in Clovis is so tight that homes are selling nearly as fast as they are being built. In response, local real estate companies […]

Washington’s money: Strings always attached

Freedom Editorial This election season, as in all others, candidates are running television and radio ads that tell voters what they’ll do once in office or question their opponent’s record. They all do it and no one is particularly worse than any other. The short 15- or 30-second commercials are little more than soundbites with […]

Realtors: Renting property difficult

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent When it comes to evaluating the current real estate market in eastern New Mexico, it all comes down to a matter of perspective — especially when the issue of rental houses comes up. Many searching for homes to rent are having difficulty. The realtors, however, are living large. “It’s a […]

Habitat helps area families own homes

By Kevin Wilson Randy Lee is working off 500 hours of community service, and he couldn’t be any happier to have the obligation. Lee, an employee for the city of Portales, was one of several Habitat for Humanity members that spent Saturday morning working on the construction of what will be his new house at […]

Man remembers ‘New Mexico Territory’

Don McAlavay John Hannibal George, 92, says he’s proud to think he’s a small “dot” in the history of the great state of New Mexico. He was born 12 miles west of Clovis, but is now living in Springfield, Mo. This is his story: “When the New Mexico territory was opened, three related families, all […]

Clovis cops kill canine

By Jack King A Clovis police officer shot a pit bull dog that attacked two city workers Wednesday in the 1800 block of Debra St., according to a police report. About 12:08 p.m. Wednesday, Officer Thomas Rollins responded to a dispatch call to help capture a pit bull at 1830 Debra St., the report said. […]

Fisher Houses: Comfort zones for wounded and families

Tom Philpott “It’s unbelievable that places like this exist,” said Brian Alaniz, 29, a Navy hospitalman who lost part of his right leg and suffered other wounds just four days after President Bush ordered the invasion last March. Brian isn’t referring to Iraq, however. What he wants to talk about are Fisher Houses. He knew […]