And now for some good news

Doug McGregor passes along good news about his granddaughter, Jezika Freeman, who was seriously injured in a recent automobile accident that killed her husband. “Friday she told the therapist that the therapy was ‘hard’ so they told her she would get to rest on Sunday as there wouldn’t be any therapy on Sunday,” McGregor wrote […]

How much can you eat?

Humor columnist Argus Hamilton is making fun of a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball promotion in today’s column: To access the column, click on “More features” below or follow the link: Argus Hamilton • • • U.S. Rep Tom Udall, D-N.M., wants to bestow Bataan Death March veterans with the Congressional Gold Medal. The Veterans of Foreign […]

Udall wants to honor Bataan vets

U.S. Rep Tom Udall, D-N.M., wants to bestow Bataan Death March veterans with the Congressional Gold Medal. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), 2.3 million members strong, has endorsed the plan, according to a news release from Udall’s office. “The coalescing support around this long-overdue tribute to the veterans who endured […]

Mayors should work like good water heaters

Gayla Brumfield is Clovis’ new mayor. Here’s what Raymond Atchley is expecting: “Please take may analogy in the right way,” he wrote in an e-mail in response to an editor’s question, “but I want my mayor to work very much like my water heater. I always have plenty of hot water, it makes me feel […]

Brumfield elected first woman mayor in Clovis history

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gayla Brumfield was elected mayor of Clovis Tuesday with 1,941 votes, which equals 36.61 percent of the votes cast during the municipal election. Brumfield said she was “excited and speechless, which is unusual for her.” By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Longtime Realtor Gayla Brumfield closed her most recent deal […]

Mayor of change

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo David Lansford announced in November he would not seek a fourth term as Clovis mayor. He defeated eight challengers in three elections. By David Stevens: Editor Drainage issues had long plagued Clovis. Nearly every time significant rain fell — even a quarter of an inch — Greene Acres Lake would […]

Mayor candidate forum

CNJ staff The Clovis News Journal asked the six candidates for mayor in Tuesday’s Clovis municipal election to tell readers about themselves, their qualifications and their platforms. Below are their responses. Tim Ashley Age: 44 Occupation: Construction supply business owner. Prior elected office: Currently serving his second consecutive term as Curry County commissioner. Ashley: I’m […]

Voting — a duty that makes you feel good

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist A few days ago I dropped in on Clovis Mayor David Lansford’s pharmacy to pick up some drugs. Um, I should clarify, I dropped in to pick up a prescription. I raised my hand in hello as I walked through the door and loudly proclaimed, “I sure am going to […]

Lady Cats advance to 4-5A title game

Antiesha Brown scored 15 points and Jasmine McDonald added 12 points and 12 rebounds as the Clovis girls beat Carlsbad 66-34 in a District 4-5A tournament semifinal game Thursday at Rock Staubus Gym. With the win, the Lady Wildcats advance to Saturday’s 4-5A tournament title game at Hobbs. Dave Wagner’s game report will be posted […]

Mayor was a train stopper

Did you know Clovis Mayor David Lansford took 28 offensive charges as a senior basketball player at Clovis High in 1977? He described himself as one of Coach Jimmy Joe Robinson’s “obedient students.” “If he told me to stand in front of a train, I’d do it,” Lansford said. • • • Here’s something Steve […]

Remember who finished second?

Mayor trivia: Who finished second in the mayor’s race the first time David Lansford was elected in 1996? Answer: Clovis Realtor Gayla Brumfield. Lansford received 2,683 votes. Brumfield had 1,343. Three other candidates had 974 votes between them. • • • Who won the Super Bowl the year David Lansford was first elected Clovis’ mayor? […]

Who won Super Bowl XXX?

Mayor trivia: Who won the Super Bowl the year David Lansford was first elected Clovis’ mayor? Answer: The Dallas Cowboys, led by Emmitt Smith and Troy Aikman, beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17, on Jan. 28, 1996. Lansford is a pro football fan and considers the Cowboys his favorite team. • • • We’re working on […]

Reception slated for Clovis mayor

CNJ staff The city of Clovis is hosting a reception Wednesday honoring Mayor David Lansford, according to a city news release. The event will be held 4 p.m. at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library, according to the release. Lansford, who has served as mayor since 1996, announced in November he would not […]

The mayor was a mower

David Lansford is stepping down as Clovis’ mayor after 12 years. We’ve been asking family and friends to share stories about him. Here’s what his mother, Roberta, had to say: “Our David began his first job by mowing lawns. He and his brother would ride their bikes over to Mrs. Travis’ home and together they […]

Giuliani to bow out of presidential race

By DEVLIN BARRETT ORLANDO, Fla. — Rudy Giuliani was always a long-shot for the Republican presidential nomination, a brash New Yorker who backed gun control, abortion and gay rights in a party dominated by Southern conservatives. The only surprise was that he lasted as long as he did as the national front-runner. The former New […]

If Tim Ashley were mayor …

Clovis’ mayoral candidate Tim Ashley on public access to government information: “During my tenure in public office I have historically supported and been an advocate for openness in government.” See what else he has to say on Editor David Stevens’ Web log, Falling, With Style

Mayor must be leader on many fronts

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The Clovis City Charter defines the role of mayor very simply: He is the ceremonial head of the city, presides over city commission meetings and has no voting power unless one is needed to break a tie. But the actual role of mayor encompasses much more, officials said. Some […]

Clovis mayoral candidates

CNJ staff Tim Ashley Age: 44 Occupation: Construction supply business owner Prior elected offices: Currently serving his second term as Curry County Commissioner. • What do you think is the mayor’s most important job? The mayor’s most important job and first duty is to preside over the board of commissioners meetings. Other “important” duties include […]

Mayor honored at banquet

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CNJ Staff Photo: Lili Castillo Mayor David Lansford took time for family and friends as he visited with Mark Lansford and Lee Delk during the bustle of the Chamber of Commerce Baquet Friday. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer A crowd of more than 400 people stood and applauded after Mayor David Lansford spoke about […]

Comments, anyone?

The Clovis News Journal introduced new tools for the Web site on Monday. The SiteLife system allows readers to build their own blogs, share photos and more, but the main attraction is its commenting features. Our old system allowed readers to comment on stories, but it also allowed readers to delete comments for no reason […]