Voter amendment would eliminate dual commissioners

There are five races in the March 6 municipal election, with only one race featuring an unopposed candidate. But all future candidates, including one standing commissioner, could be affected by a proposed amendment to the Clovis city charter that weighs conflict of interest against a district’s choices for candidates. If approved by the voters, Section […]

High Plains Patriots hosting candidate forum

CNJ staff The High Plains Patriots are hosting a forum to meet candidates in the March 6 Clovis municipal election. The forum is 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Master’s Center. Patriots spokesperson Diane Davis said all candidates for the city commission and mayoral races are invited and the meeting is open to the public.

About 300 march in Martin Luther King Jr. parade

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Jimmy Gallegos, left, and Richard Vela of Nick Griego and Sons Construction unveil a monument to Coretta Scott King on Monday at Potter Park at the beginning of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade. The monument includes a photo of Coretta Scott King, but event organizers said a plaque […]

Fred Van Soelen says he won’t seek third term

CNJ staff Fred Van Soelen announced Tuesday he will not seek a third term in March. “When I first ran for office in 2004,” Van Soelen said in a release, “I had a three-part platform: Improving pay for our police and firefighters, improving our parks, and improving our streets. I believe that the city has […]

Comments open on CCC accreditation

CNJ staff Clovis Community College will undergo a March evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission as part of its process to renew the college’s general accreditation through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. A team of evaluators will visit the college March 5-7 to review CCC’s operations and form recommendations for improvement, as […]

Local hardware stores merging

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Richard Petty, owner of Triangle Ace Hardware, and James Burns, owner of Burns Hardware Do-It Center, have decided to merge their stores starting in 2012. The stores will have to undergo some changes, including their national affiliations, but both said the merger will be able to provide more services to […]

Honor —

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Thatcher Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Sissy Thatcher as Auxilian of the Month for December. She joined the auxiliary in March 2000 and volunteers at the information desk.

Freedom comes with limitations

The week leading up to Independence Day made it glaringly obvious to me that few people today really know what freedom means. Sure, they know and use the word, but it is something like the word relativity to them: Something they have heard of and that they might think they understand because of how others […]

Business licenses —

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in the month of May: • E.C. Tucker Electric, LLC.Type: ElectricianOwner: Ethan TuckerLocation: 335 Exchange Drive • Top Line ConcreteType: ConcreteOwner: Gilbert ValenzuelaLocation: 402 W. Seventh St. • Lopez Probation ServicesType: Probation OfficerOwner: Christopher R. LopezLocation: 221 Pile • Ed Perales Construction IIType: Building […]

Tucumcari police officer to attend anger management classes

Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari police officer charged with assaulting his wife over text messages to another man will attend anger management classes. Robert Vargas agreed to attend anger management classes on March 31, according to court documents. Vargas must complete the anger management classes before a pre-trial conference set for Sept. 29, according to […]

Counties facing dry season

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Portales farmer Rick Ledbetter looks over his irrigated wheat field Friday afternoon northwest of Portales. Ledbetter said his dry land wheat is dead and his irrigated wheat is about two feet shorter than it should be due to dry weather. Alisa Boswell One word defines Curry and Roosevelt counties these […]

Business licenses — April 12

The following business licenses were obtained from the City of Clovis in the month of March: • Hunt Electric Corp.Type: ElectricianOwner: Mike HamsonLocation: 7100 Broadway #7 B • Randy’s Boot and Saddle RepairType: Saddle and Tack RepairOwner: Randy HudsonLocation: 310 Main • Richard’s Lawn ServiceType: Lawn CareOwner: Richard P. GonzalesLocation: 1821 Bob Jay • Jumpin […]

Raymond Mondragon named to EPCOG post

Sharna Johnson Former Clovis police chief and city manager Raymond Mondragon has been hired as economic development director for the Eastern Plains Council of Governments. Mondragon began in the position Monday, replacing Gregg Williams. Interim-Director Sandy Chancey said Williams, who held the position for about four years, left March 25, “parted ways” with EPCOG. Williams […]

Anniversaries — April 3

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French Kenley and Mary French celebrated their 60th anniversary March 26, 2011, with a dinner at Cotton Patch with family. Mary’s sister-in-law, Sharon Cecil, sang “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You,” to Kenley from her. Mary made their anniversary wedding cake. They were married March 26, 1951, in Parishburg, Va. They made […]

Police blotter — April 3

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 p.m. March 19 an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of Buccaneer Loop for a report of men selling magazines door-to-door. The resident said two men came to her door telling her they were selling magazines and […]

Letters to the editor: County losing valuable resource

While it is commendable that Clovis Community College is willing to support the literacy council (March 23 article in CNJ), the loss of the Curry County Literacy Council’s one-to-one tutoring program will have a negative impact on the low-level readers in Curry County, where the demonstrated need is so great. We trained and certified their […]

Business digest — March 29

Food drive being held Curves of Clovis is sponsoring a food drive to collect non-perishable items and cash to support the local food bank during the month of April. From April 4-17, Curves will waive the membership fee for new members who donate $30 or the equivalent, according to a press release. Existing gym members […]

School menus — March 27

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Chicken potato bowl, fruit, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Smucker’s snack’n waffles. Lunch — Beefy mac and cheese, English peas, chilled peaches, oatmeal cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, tater tots, lettuce-tomato-pickle, cake. Thursday: Breakfast — […]

Club notes — March 27

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club met March 9 at Muffley’s Back Door meeting room. During the business meeting plans were finalized for the April out of town road trip. Lori Frazure presented the program, “Spring Planting Suggestions for Curry County.” She distributed informational handouts and a lively question/answer/discussion followed, especially in vegetable gardening. Wan […]

On the shelves — March 27

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Secret Gardens of Santa Fe” by Sydney LeBlanc was given by Carolyn and Oscar Toliver in memory of Chris Nevins. Gloriously illustrated, this book goes behind garden walls to reveal 18 of the most beautiful private gardens in North America’s second-oldest city where gardeners find their […]