Clovis airport receives $637K in funds

CNJ staff Clovis Municipal Airport is among three airports in New Mexico to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to make improvements to their facilities and runways, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The $637,200 in funds for Clovis will be used to construct a taxiway, which will […]

West Point grads learn life lessons

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis alumnus Jeff Epps said the responsibilities he shouldered as a cadet during his four years at the United States Military Academy at West Point allowed him to experience life differently than most college graduates. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer If there was one thing 2004 Clovis High alumnus […]

‘Suitcase posse’ hitting Texas

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Courtesy photo Jeff Dunham will be joined by Peanut and the rest of his comedy crew during shows this weekend in Lubbock and Amarillo. Freedom New Mexico Jeff Dunham and his suitcase posse are coming to Texas. The comedian, best known for his highly-rated Comedy Central specials, “Arguing With Myself” and “Spark of Insanity,” plays […]

District 7 State Senate candidate profile: Jeff Carr

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Courtesty photo Jeff Carr is a District 7 State Senate candidate. Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 7 State Senate candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3.

Podcast: Sen. Jeff Bingaman talks to N.M. radio reporters

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked to New Mexico radio reporters about a variety of topics, including his decision to support Senator Obama for president. Click here for the podcast. 00:00 – Bingaman talks about his decision to announce his support Senator Obama for president. 04:25 – Bingaman talks about the Senate Democratic […]

In Tribute: Father remembered for musical talent

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Former bandmates said Jeff Jacobs was the best singer they’d ever known. Family members said he was even better as a father. The only one who never talked about Jacobs’ talents, it seemed, was Jacobs himself. The Brooklyn native, who stayed put after arriving in Clovis via the Air […]

Challenges can be rewarding

By Clyde Davis 1. Lance Mackey 2. Jeff King 3. Ramey Smyth 4. Ken Anderson 5. Martin Buser

Remembering the days of radio

Glenda Price In the olden days folks who lived in the boonies didn’t have many formal entertainment choices. We could see a movie in town on shopping day, usually Saturday. The local theater kept the same movie a couple of weeks, so except for the Saturday afternoon serials (that always ended with a cliffhanger to […]

Bingaman seeks interns

U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., is accepting applications for summer interns to work in his Washington office. Application deadline is March 31, according to a Bingaman news release. “The internships are open to college and university undergraduate students who attend school in New Mexico or attend school in the state,” the release said. “The internship […]

March 11, 1950

Mrs. George Cook of Clovis was the Census crew leader for the city. She was scheduled to train in Roswell later in the month, then begin counting residents on April 1. … Mutt & Jeff, Dixie Dugan and Freckles were part of the Clovis News-Journal’s lineup of comics. … The Colonial Club, located at the […]

Underdog not out of political running

By Ned Cantwell: Syndicated Columnist Here’s how I got it figured. Jim Madison, Alex Hamilton and the boys are sitting around the pub after a hard day of constitution writing, and they are trying to figure out the finer details on how this thing called the United States of America is going to work. And […]

Money, service mean sure Senate win

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist I think Sen. Jeff Bingaman is going to get beat in November by his Republican opponent. I also think Lordsburg High School will defeat La Cueva in the state football championship game, Santa Fe will become a conservative enclave, Carlsbad Caverns bats will relocate to White Sands National Park, and […]

Ex-Ram standout signs with afl2 Dusters

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Jeff Howard (3) was a Division II All-American linebacker his senior season at Eastern New Mexico University. (File photo) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Come next semester, Jeff Howard is still going to be a student at Eastern New Mexico University, but May’s graduation ceremony may be the only time you’ll see him on campus. […]

M.A. “Jeff” Miller

M.A. “Jeff” Miller, 81, of Lubbock, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, in Lubbock. He was born Dec. 15, 1923, in Sweetwater, Okla. to Marion Arthur and Minerva Williams Miller. He married Flo Gillespie March 24, 1946, in Portales. He was a retired home builder and a member of Broadview Baptist Church in Lubbock. Family members […]

Bruno, Clifford

Mr. Clifford Bruno, 79, of Portales, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005 in Portales. He was born Oct. 2, 1926, in Beckley, W. Va., to Theresa and Pete Bruno. He grew up in West Virginia, where he attended school. He entered the U.S. Army at 16 and spent his career in the military where he served […]

Burnett , Jessie

Jessie Burnett Services: Have been held. Jessie “Ralph” Burnett. 82, of Peoria, Ariz., died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at his home. He was born on May 17, 1922, in North Curry County, near Rosedale, to John and Ella Simpson Burnett. He married Virginia A. Mitchell on June 21, 1941 in Clovis. He served in the […]

Hounds linebacker named D-II All-American

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Eastern senior linebacker Jeff Howard forces a fumble against rival West Texas A&M. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior linebacker Jeff Howard has been named to the 2004 American Football Coaches Association All-America team, becoming the third ENMU player chosen to the elite squad in […]

Movie wraps and Clovis not forgotten

By Cotty Chubb: “Believe in Me” producer At 12:17 a.m. on Thursday, First Assistant Director David Cluck called, “That’s a wrap!” for the last time on “Believe In Me.” Six weeks before, in Ned Houk Park just north of Clovis, we took our first shot of the picture as lead actor Jeff Donovan climbed into […]

Is it Bingaman or is it a recording?

Ned Cantwell Funny, isn’t it, how life can suddenly reverse course? How when once a drab existence breaks through the murk and begins basking in sunshine? Take me, a struggling, nobody columnist who can’t even get Billy Sparks to pay him any attention. That’s Billy Sparks, the governor’s press guy. I mean, you would think […]

In God’s hands

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For Jeff Bilberry, the High Plains Rodeo Association has become a “family” of support since the death of his youngest son 17 months ago. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A story of a 3-year-old son’s death, and a family’s will to go forward. On a ranch northwest of Kenna, […]