700,000 New Mexico working families to benefit from making work pay tax credit

The United States faces the most severe economic and financial crisis in generations. Tragically, much of the damage has fallen principally on Main Street.

American Heritage Bank will move to North Prince Street

CNJ staff American Heritage Bank in Clovis is planning to build a new headquarters — relocating their main branch from North Main Street to North Prince Street. President Mac Langford said the bank is in the process of obtaining permits for a a new 7,800 square foot building on property just south of Something Different […]

Business feature: Bank of Clovis planning to expand

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Bank of Clovis is planning a major expansion of its Main Street offices to include the building north of it, doubling its size to 7,000 square feet and creating a whole new look for downtown. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Bank of Clovis is breaking a nation-wide […]

Residents voice discomfort with traffic sign removal

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Some residents are hoping the trial period for traffic sign changes on Plains Avenue and Main Street will go no further. Jessie Ellison, who has lived at her house on Plains since 1954, said she doesn’t understand the reasoning for the removal of stop signs at the intersection of […]

ENMU to build new main campus for Ruidoso branch

By Gabriel Monte

City to install four-way stop at Main, Manana streets

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Police investigating Dairy Queen robbery

CNJ staff Capt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department said the Dairy Queen restaurant in the 2200 block of Main Street was robbed about 8 p.m. Thursday by two males wearing white Halloween masks and dark clothing. According to Whitney: • witnesses said the suspects had bags wrapped around their hands and claimed to […]

Prince Street paving mostly done

CNJ Staff Plenty of work remains to be done on Prince Street, but many of the traffic burdens are now out of the way. Public Works Director Clint Bunch said paving is complete on the main roadways for the project, and steps currently ongoing include drainage installation and paving on side streets. “It’s going to […]

Sept. 2, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 11 a.m. Aug. 23 an officer responded to a business in the 300 block of Main for a theft report. A manager said an AR-15 semi-automatic weapon was stolen from his store sometime over the past three days. The gun was […]

Residents, business owners discuss overpass closure

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Hull Street overpass has been closed indefinitely. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Nancy Rogers, who owns the Clovis Livestock Auction with her husband, said the Hull Street overpass is the main road to her business and its closure will affect business. She said the auction draws buyers and […]

Street closed for installation

A portion of 14th Street between Connelly and Rencher streets will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, according to a press release from the New Mexico-American Water Co. Company crews will install a water main to the LoLomas Housing Development in that section of 14th Street, according to the release.

It’s Their Business: Sports Angle

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Name: Sports Angle Location: 522 N. Main What they do: They sell sports cards and collectibles, team merchandise, plaques, diecasts and NASCAR memorabilia. Who’s in charge: Steve Deleon Employees: One How long in business: Eight years Hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Contact: 762-8441 or e-mail: sportsangle1958@hotmail.com It’s Their Business […]

Energy sources now main focus of U.S. majority

Freedom New Mexico Republican presidential candidate John McCain this week reversed his position and drew environmentalists’ wrath when he came out in favor of lifting the federal ban on off-shore oil drilling. McCain apparently realizes he needs motorists’ votes more than environmentalists’ endorsements. Better late than never. Rising gasoline prices have focused voters’ attention. A […]

Industrial park infrastructure nears completion

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Albino Aragon of K. Barnett Construction operates a grader down the road being constructed at the Clovis Industrial Park site south of Clovis. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Infrastructure work on the 240-acre Clovis Industrial Park located in south Clovis is nearly complete, according to Clovis Industrial Development Corp. […]

Local residents enjoy annual parade

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Madeline Smith, left, and Norma Patterson, members of the Red Hat Floozies, wave to the crowd lining Main Street during the Pioneer Days Parade. The Red Hat Floozies’s float was dedicated to going green. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The 6-year-old redheaded girl pointed at the nearby horses and […]

May 5, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around noon Wednesday an officer responded to a bank in the 100 block of Main for a report of fraud. A teller gave the officer a $50 bill she said she received in a deposit and said she believed it was counterfeit. […]

Clovis takes a day to pray

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Christian School’s Ashley Ramirez, 9, sang praise songs during Thursday’s National Day of Prayer rally in front of the Curry County Courthouse. Nineteen third-graders came from the school to lead the pledge of allegiance. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer For about an hour and a half, a portion […]

April 29, 2008 It’s Their Business

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Name: JT Glass Co. Location: 2320 N. Main St. What they do: The business offers residential and commercial glass installation, which includes window glass, mirrors, shower doors and store fronts. Stained glass repair is also available. Who’s in charge: Jerry Trollinger Employees: One How long in business: 43 years Contact: 762-3575 or 799-0075 Hours: 8 […]

Couple’s main means of transportation stolen

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Alex Yuen said his bicycle didn’t just take him from home to work, it also gave a sense of freedom. A New York transplant, Yuen, 38, said he has never had the interest to learn how to drive a car. “I just like to ride just to ride, just […]

Portales experiences another water main rupture

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Officials believe water service, lost when a 24-inch water main ruptured on the west side of the city, can be restored to all businesses and residents of Portales overnight. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — The city of Portales experienced another rupture Monday in a 24-inch water main […]