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City budget includes increase for fuel

CNJ staff The city’s $33 million 2008-2009 preliminary budget is about $3 million less than a year ago because the city has less capital outlay funds, according to city Finance Director Don Clifton. He said last year’s preliminary budget included construction projects such as the Clovis Area Transit facility that was completed in January. The […]

CCC Board of Trustees election

CNJ staff What: Clovis Community College Board of Trustees election for District 1 and District 4 seats When: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today Where: Mesa and Zia elementary schools. See below. Candidates: • District 1: Gayla Brumfield and Dr. Ken Merritt • District 4: Charles Guthals and Raymond Mondragon Precincts and polling places • […]

Local Roundup: United Dairy Women hold ball

By CNJ staff What:Milk Lover’s Ball When: 7 p.m.-midnight, Saturday Where: Clovis Civic Center More: Sponsored by the United Dairy Women. The event includes a dinner and dance. Proceeds will go to local charities. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling 877-LUVMILK. Clovis transit facility construction begins Construction of a new Clovis Area […]

$40 million allotted for Ute project

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Senate Conservation Committee passed a $255 million bill Tuesday that includes $40 million for the Ute Water Project, according to Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis. The bill, which calls for non-reocurring dollars to fund seven projects around the state, is heading to the Senate Finance Committee for review. “Any […]

Day Trip: Hillcrest Zoo

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleThe Siberian tiger Blondy lounges in the sun at the Clovis City Zoo. He has been an attraction at the zoo for about two years. Hillcrest Zoo in Clovis offers more than 500 animals including buffaloes and reptiles, according to zoo officials. The zoo sits inside a 140-acre park, with plenty […]

Defense bill includes payday loan limitations

By CNJ Staff WASHINGTON — With a long list of caveats, President Bush signed a bill Tuesday authorizing $532.8 billion in defense spending, including a 2.2 percent pay raise for members of the military. The measure, for the 2007 fiscal year that began Oct. 1, authorizes $70 billion in supplemental funding to support the war […]

County fairs picture perfect

Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist A county fair means one thing. Crouching down into an immobile ball for several hours beside the pigpens. No, I was not hiding from the cops. Nor was I attempting to steal a corncob from an unsuspecting sow. I was armed with a camera to get the ultimate photo of a […]

Day Trip: Hillcrest Zoo

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleThe Siberian tiger Blondy lounges in the sun at the Clovis City Zoo. He has been an attraction at the zoo for about two years. Hillcrest Zoo in Clovis offers more than 500 animals including buffaloes and reptiles, according to zoo officials. The zoo sits inside a 140-acre park, with plenty […]

ENMU plays host to comedian Cole

Freedom Newspapers Happy Cole, whose resume includes a long list of television-show appearances, will perform at 8 tonight at Ground Zero, inside the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building. The event is free. Cole has appeared on television shows including “Evening at the Improv,” “Caroline Comedy Hour,” “Comic Strip” and “Comedy on the Road.” […]