City building permits

Builiding permits issued by the City of Clovis from January through September can be viewed here.

Raise, ‘Wellness’ plan get OK

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Military members will get a 3.9 percent pay raise in January. But the fiscal 2009 defense authorization approved by Congress on Saturday does not include a House-passed plan to set military pay raises through 2013 a half percentage point higher than private sector wage growth. The new defense bill will […]

School board approves artificial turf

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer It looks like the Clovis Wildcats will be playing on artificial turf next season after all. The Clovis Board of Education passed a proposal Monday to install the turf at Leon Williams Stadium after it was tabled indefinitely at last week’s school board meeting. The board approved the proposal […]

Unemployment lowest in state in 31 years

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s jobless rate was 3.1 percent in January, which state labor officials say is the lowest since 1976. The unemployment rate was down from 3.2 percent in December. In January 2007, the state’s jobless rate stood at 3.8 percent. That’s according to the state Department of Workforce Solutions. The […]

Consumer confidence plunges and home prices hit record low

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Consumer confidence plunged in February as Americans worried about less-favorable business conditions and job prospects, a business-backed research group said Tuesday. The Conference Board said its Consumer Confidence Index fell to 75 this month from a revised 87.3 in January. The reading was the lowest since the index registered […]

Ho, hum: Cats breeze again

The Clovis Wildcats improved to 17-0 with an 82-52 win over Borger. Jaye Crockett led the Wildcats with 27 points and Jaden Isler added 21. Clovis beat Portales 31-28 in a girls game. Antiesha Brown scored eight points and Jadee Isler added six as Clovis completed a season sweep of the Lady Rams. Go to […]

Beware the full moon (again)

The Old Farmer’s Almanac reports we’ll see our first full moon of 2008 tonight. Clovis’ Ardyth Elms is convinced the full moon has some kind of mystical power. “I worked in a mental hospital for the criminally insane for 23 years and, yes, it really affects people,” she wrote in an e-mail. “I think if […]

Beware the full moon

The Old Farmer’s Almanac reports we’ll see our first full moon of 2008 tonight. Clovis’ Gerald Majewski reports he had a memorable full-moon experience outside his apartment building when he lived in Budapest. “I heard voices in the middle of our courtyard and wanted to know just what was going on,” he wrote in an […]

German sausage anyone?

St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bovina will host its annual German Sausage Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CST) on Feb. 3. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 6. Or you can purchase sausage for $4 per pound. The menu includes creamed potatoes and gravy, green beans, sauerkraut, bread and […]

Extremes are normal here

January temperature extremes are normal in the Clovis area. On this date in 1950, we had a high of 77 degrees. On this date in 1918, we set a record at 1 below zero, according to weather.com The warmest January day recorded in Clovis was 79 degrees in 1974. The coldest January day in almost […]

Jan. 27

Sunday: The American Legion Post 25 bingo is at 2 p.m. at 2400 W. Seventh St. Information: 763-5392.

Jan.24

Thursday: El Desayuno Kiwanis Club meets at 6:45 a.m at the Taqueria Jalisco, 217 W. Seventh St. Club information: 714-0973.

Congressional candidate Lujan to visit region

SANTA FE, NM— New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner and Congressional District Candidate Ben R. Luján will visit Tucumcari, Portales and Clovis this weekend to meet with voters and announce his candidacy for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional Distrcit, which comprises portions of eastern New Mexico including Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari. “As we enter the New Year […]

Jan. 20

The Texas Tech Red Raiders basketball team meets the University of Texas Longhorns at 5 p.m. CST today at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock.

Bible Verse of the Day January 18, 2008

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is life not more important than food and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in […]

Something to do on January 10, 2008

Clovis-Carver Public Library hosts a pre-school story hour at 10 a.m. Children attending will hear about birds and build a bird feeder. Information: 769-7840.

Something to do on January 9, 2008

Among new DVD releases this week is the movie “3:10 to Yuma” starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale.

Something to do on January 8, 2008

Musical artists Chris Brown and Bow Wow with special guests Soulja Boy, Sean Kingston, and Lil Mama will be performing at 7 p.m. at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Something to do on January 7, 2008

The Clovis Train Society will meet today at the Trinity Christian Center, 1723 W American Blvd., in Muleshoe, Texas at 7 p.m. CST. Information: Phil Williams, 762-0066.

Something to do on January 6

The city zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Call 769-7873 for information.