Experts advise gardening caution

CMI photo: Tonjia Rolan Charles Guthals of Guthals Nursery in Clovis prepares a Cleveland pear tree for spring planting. Tonjia Rolan With spring just days away and temperatures hitting the mid-80s this week, area residents may be anxious to start greening up lawns and planting gardens. Local lawn and garden experts urged gardeners not to […]

City tree brings holiday spirit to courthouse lawn

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Lee Delk, facilities operations director for Curry County, left, and Steve Henson, maintenance worker for Curry County, construct the community Christmas tree on the Curry County Courthouse lawn. The tree will be illuminated Saturday during the Christmas Light Parade at 6 p.m. and remain on until the second week of […]

Halloween decorations stolen

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CNJ staff photo: Robin Fornoff Neighbor Rosi Bentley helps Katie Greene set up one of the many items decorating her lawn. Greene says every year something is stolen or vandalized. Robin Fornoff Every fall about this time for as long as she can remember, Katie Greene and her husband Jeff Shumway dig out scary signs, […]

ENMU officials, students, break ground on new dorm

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University Student Body President Alan Kinlund speaks at the groundbreaking for the university’s new dormitory, Guadalupe Hall, on Friday afternoon. Kinlund spoke about how alumni have cherished their memories from past dorms and new students will cherish the ones they build in the new hall. Alisa Boswell […]

Remembering the fallen

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson An MC-130W crew from Cannon Air Force Base performs a flyover during the Monday morning Memorial Day observance at Lawn Haven Garden of Honor. Kevin Wilson With plenty of wind to blow them, the colors of numerous veteran organization flags flew at half-staff Monday morning. Their groups, and members of […]

Blessing of animals in fourth year

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CNJ file photo Three area churches plan to hold a pet blessing ceremony Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church on West 21st Street. Sharna Johnson Organizers are hoping to have a zoo Saturday on the lawn of the Trinity Lutheran Church. The fourth annual pet blessing ceremony begins at 3 p.m. and will bring together pastors […]

Man accused of drinking, driving lawn tractor maintains innocence

The man accused of drinking and driving a lawn tractor in Melrose says he’s ready to serve 11 days in jail, beginning today. George Rierson, 36, was arrested on Aug. 7 and charged with driving on a revoked license and carrying an open container of alcohol. Despite pleading guilty to the charges, Rierson maintains his […]

In memory of Prothro

A memorial tree planting in honor of George Prothro is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday on the front lawn of Clovis Community College.

Rash of property damage reported to police

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer More than 30 reports of damage to lawns, outdoor Christmas decorations and vehicles trickled into Clovis police Saturday and Sunday. Dispatcher call logs show residents in several different areas of the community reported broken vehicle windows, punctured, destroyed or stolen decorations, and lawns and landscape damaged by vehicles. Juanita […]

Fall festivals make for great memories

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist I must have been 9 or 10 years old, for I recall it very clearly. We loaded my cousins, my brother and myself into my uncle’s brown station wagon, kids in the back, riding in ways that would warrant a traffic ticket nowadays. We headed out on the farm lane, […]

Retired Navy chief concerned vets overlooked

CNJ staff Local veterans and residents are set to gather Monday at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens cemetery to honor and remember lives lost in defense of the nation. “I don’t believe the veterans get enough recognition,” retired veteran Rick Robertson said. “Stop to think about it. Every generation starting with the Revolutionary War has had […]

October business licenses

CNJ Staff The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in October: Name: B and S Enterprises Type: Consultant Owner: William E. Carey Location: 3833 Nancy Lopez Name: Fleming, Widner and Jones PA Type: Accountant Owner: Charles Fleming Location: 220 East Seventh St. Name: Just Ask Julie Type: Consultant Owner: Julie Quintero […]

Gardening can be year-round hobby

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I am in the middle of the world’s longest ongoing project — cleaning and categorizing the garage. The workspace-clearing piece is important, as is the Christmas shelf area, not to mention the hanging of tools and storing of the toys. It is easy to get distracted from such an enjoyable […]

6/6 Business licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in May: • Mike’s Landscaping Type: 1430 Landscaping Owner: Mike C. Martinez Location: 135 Summer Court • Custom Car Crazy Type: 240 Electronics Owner: Tyler Brown Location: 105 W. Casablanca Unit 55 • Tivis Plumbing Type: 130 Plumbing Owner: Rocky Tivis Location: 7892 NM […]

2006 Home and Garden Show

CNJ staff What: Home and Garden Show Where: Clovis Civic Center When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Five things to do at the 2006 Home and Garden Show: • Have your blood tested for diabetes by local health professionals • Talk with builders about constructing your dream […]

Business licenses

CNJ staff The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in February: • K2 Powerwash Type: Janitorial service Owner: Keith Kiser Location: 216 Diamondhead • VL Flags.com Type: General Merchandise Owner: Vernon Thorn Location: 6505 E. Central No. 243, Wichita, Kan. • Signart of New Mexico Type: Signs Owner: Daniel Jones Location: […]

Benefits of yard work outweigh challenges

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist There’s a book by western writer Elmer Kelton set, as are most of his stories, in West Texas. The name of the novel is “The Time It Never Rained.” This could provide us with an apt title for the winter we are just finishing. Nonetheless, the time is upon us […]

Leary, Leonard

Leonard Leary, 66, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born March 7, 1939, in Reading, Mass., to Marcella and Philip F. Leary. Mr. Leary graduated from high school in Reading in 1956. He moved to Portales in 1962 to attend Eastern New Mexico University. He earned a bachelor of […]

Spring greening: Experts say a little work can lead to lush garden in summer

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Eastern New Mexico University grounds employee Danny Silva aerates the school’s soccer field Friday in Portales. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Sharna Johnson Recent warm weather may have local residents inspired to begin sprucing up outside. Curry County Extension Agent Stan Jones said it’s still a little early to begin gardening, but it’s a great […]

Texas trooper remembered for love of job, green thumb

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Steve Myrick of Clovis said the hardest part about his son’s accidental death was not being able to say goodbye. Matthew Myrick’s four children did the best they could. They wrote letters to their father, a Texas state trooper who was killed while on duty Jan. 20 in a […]