Volunteer Opportunity – Public Works Committee

City of Clovis Public Works Committee currently has a vacancy for a District 4 representative. The committee advises the city commission on public works activities such as drainage, landfill and streets. The committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Claire Burroughes, 763-9653.

Far from the Sere ‘N’ Geti

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Dr. Leslie Morrow meets hyenas Sere ‘N’ Geti Friday at Hillcrest Park Zoo. The hyena pair, Sere, top, and Geti were named by Morrow, whose submission won the Name the Hyenas contest sponsored by the zoo and the Clovis News Journal. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Their native land […]

Army recruiting standards drop to meet goals

By Freedom New Mexico The United States Army is proud it has met its goals in the first month of its five-year recruiting plan. But the remaining 59-month effort to find 65,000 new soldiers might not be going as well as Army officials would like the public to believe. The Boston Globe reported last week […]

Area gas prices unreasonably high

I have traveled extensively this past year and find gas much cheaper in other communities and states. On Friday, AAA New Mexico reported the average price for gas in Tucson, Ariz., was at $2.67 per gallon. The average was $2.75 in Denver and $2.81 in Amarillo. The average price in Texas was $2.69 per gallon. […]

Oct. 27, 1971

Craig Ham, a 14-year-old Yucca Junior High student, was the winner of the Clovis News-Journal’s weekly football contest. … A three-bedroom, one-bathroom home located at 1021 W. Seventh St., could be rented for $80 a month. … And Derek Cockrell, a financial planner, was born in Charleston, S.C.

Information sought in tool theft case

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a burglary last month in Broadview. Sometime between Aug. 25-28 a residence on Curry Road 45 was burglarized and several items stolen, a press release said. Items stolen included a Lincoln cracker box style welder, a 14- inch John Deere saw, a Troy-Bilt 2000 […]

Sept. 17, 1947

A Clovis committee for education on alcoholism was organized, to wage a local campaign against alcoholism and its attendant social and personal problems. … The Treasury Department reported that Curry County residents purchased $36,198.50 worth of U.S. Savings Bonds during the month of August. … A Safe-T-Babe play pen could be purchased at Denton’s Furniture […]

Former fire chief lived eventful life

By Don McAlvy: Columnist Clovis’ fire chief from 1924 to 1941was R.V. Miller. He was born in 1891 in Missouri. His mother died at an early age, and the three children were reared by separate relatives. “I came to New Mexico in 1908 with a bride and $3,000 in cash, and Uncle Sam gave me […]

Citizens to rally against plant

CNJ staff The Concerned Citizens for Curry County are sponsoring an anti-ethanol plant rally today outside the venue for the Clovis City Commission meeting. The rally will begin at 5:15 p.m. outside the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library, according to a news release from the group. Its purpose is to bring attention to […]