Local Roundup: Officers continue anti-DWI efforts

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office will continue promoting its designated driver program through the New Year’s holiday. In partnership with local businesses, designated drivers who sign a pledge card will receive a wrist band and a gift bag from local sponsors at establishments where alcohol is served, said Curry County Sherriff’s Deputy Dean […]

Pintores provides Clovis with exceptional evening

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Last weekend, the Clovis art league, Pintores, was able to play host to an event which showcased local talent, brought together a convivial and charming social event, and most importantly, raised several thousand dollars for scholarship and workshops. To begin with, the gala art auction was blessed with musical guests of […]

Red, white and sometimes blue

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Rick Hidalgo, left, a Gulf War veteran, and Trini Ortiz, a Vietnam veteran, both members of American Legion Post 25, raise a flag Thursday morning at the Baxter-Curren Senior Center. The center held a breakfast in honor of those who served their country. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Linda […]

Events showcase local artists

By Clyde Davis: Columnist With the approaching holiday season, our minds and hearts turn toward festive events and opportunities to expand one’s horizons, encounter friends new and old, and discover the world of art. Several events will be coming up in the area over the next few weeks, and this column will introduce you to […]

Film festival draws crowd

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Cedrick Rael stood outside the Lyceum Theater Saturday and watched independent filmmakers and enthusiasts sharing ideas about movies. This is the best part of a film festival for him, said Rael, who founded the Fiery Film Festival six years ago. More than 100 people filed into the Lyceum Saturday […]

Oct. 10, 1950

The Clovis Boot Shop, located at 216 Main, offered shoe repair services and hand-made boots. … A 14-year-old Clovis school girl was being held by county authorities for juvenile delinquency after the girl announced her intention of discontinuing school and running off with a boyfriend. … Hugh Jones, manager of the local Goodyear Service Store, […]

Local artists deserve support

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Among the hoped for fall events of Pintores, the local art league, is a fund-raising auction featuring art by local artists. A similar auction, held in 2005 in Portales, raised several thousand dollars for the benefit of students at ENMU who had been displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The question raised by […]

Employment fair planned at Eastern

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Members of the Community Development Corporation Board, in conjunction with Eastern New Mexico University, will hold an employment fair to seek students interested in filling area positions. “The whole intent is to find part-time employees,” said Sharon King, interim director of the Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation. The fair will […]

Letters to the Editor: Pollution worse than cigarette smoke

The “legislative bull” Curry County Commissioner Albin Smith referenced regarding smoking at the fair was right on target. (“Commission considers smoking code,” Sept. 6 CNJ) Commissioners propose to ban smoking within 25 feet of the gate. Why? To protect people from secondhand smoke. If every man, woman and animal at the fair lit a cigarette […]

Timing of Iraq pullout won’t lessen turmoil

By Freedom Newspapers President Bush’s surprise visit to Anbar province in Iraq, leading him to suggest the possibility that further successes in the security situation could lead to an unspecified reduction in the number of U.S. troops in Iraq, was a qualified political success. With an eight-hour visit to a military base and meetings not […]