Aquatic Center fails to meet safety regulations

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer After being closed for nearly a month, the city’s year-round indoor pool will be reopened for a limited time to only the Clovis High School Swim team, according to city officials. A waiver to allow the swim team to use the pool until March 1 will be approved, according […]

Police: Burglaries up for ’08

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Raymond Anaya and his daughter, Josett Anaya, of Clovis, search the paper for an apartment for Josett. Josett moved back into her parents house because her home has been burglarized twice in the last two months and everything she owned was taken. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer One burglary […]

Security intervention warranted

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist As I listened to reports from India with reactions of people to last month’s terrorist attacks, I noticed that nearly every civilian interviewed — other than government officials — raised the issue of why the Indian government didn’t prevent the attacks. The concerns resonate with me because wherever […]

Feds double up on bad financial hand

Freedom New Mexico This month’s announcement by the Federal Reserve Board that it has cut its benchmark overnight federal funds rate, the rate at which banks lend to one another, to a “target range” of between one-quarter percent and zero is both an acknowledgment of reality and a sign of panic. Since banks, even in […]

Gun carriers don’t always pose threat

Freedom New Mexico Gay, bisexual and transgendered students gathered with other supporters earlier this month to celebrate diversity on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus. At the “Safety is a Human Right” rally, many of the speakers complained of harassment and threats against gay students at UCCS. According to a report in The […]

12/7 Honors

Pintoris Art League Artist for the month Ruben Armenta is this month’s Pintoris Art League Artist for the month. The Clovis-Carver Public Library has 19 of Armenta’s works on exhibit. Armenta is a retired Air Force graphic artist and

Gas price drop brings relief

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The drop in fuel prices over the last month haven’t just been good for consumers, it’s good for gas companies too. When fuel prices are high, gas companies have to pay more just like regular consumers. April Rutter, office manager for C&S Fuel in Portales, said it’s a relief […]

DA: Escape investigation ‘progressing’

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer District Attorney Matt Chandler said there are still some unanswered questions about last month’s escape at the Curry County jail after reviewing a state police investigative report. Members of the region’s Major Crimes Unit are reinterviewing inmates and detention officers, he said. Chandler said approximately 10 interviews were conducted […]

8/31 Honors

Artist of the Month Ed Des Lauriers of Clovis is the Pintores Artist of the Month for September. His artwork will be on display at the Clovis-Carver Library through the month. He is the 2008-2009 president of the Pintores Art League. As a design draftsman at Lockheed, commercial pilot and eight years as an aircraft […]

Bahama Buck’s opening next month

This e-mail arrived on Wednesday from a representative of Clovis’ newest business:

Maintaining strong bottom line: Positive survival strategies

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer, Ed.D.: Guest columnist Last month’s article provided ideas business owners can implement during the difficult economic climate. As a continuance, I spoke with one of Clovis’ longtime business owners, Tom Martin of TS&S Eateries, known as “Taco Box,” on how the current economy has impacted his business. Martin stated one impact is […]

Aug. 2008 Pintores Artist of the Month

Pintores Art League has selected Sondra Forrest as the Artist of the Month for August. Her latest works are on display at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, throughout the month. Forrest was raised in Grady and has lived in Clovis for many years. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Eastern New Mexico University. After […]

Adjusting wage rates hinders U.S. workforce

Freedom New Mexico Earlier this month, many people with

Global warming bill could have been disastrous

Freedom New Mexico The Lieberman-Warner global warming bill, defeated last month

Clovis Area Transit System sees increase in riders

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Edie Valdez of Clovis gets off the CATS bus in front of her home Thursday on Axtell Street. Valdez said she takes the bus once a week to the hospital for volunteer work. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Area Transit System Director Mary Lou Kemp said bus ridership […]

School board plans to update publication policy

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis school board plans to introduce an updated school publications policy in next month’s meeting. The student publications policy has been a topic of discussion following community concerns when Clovis High School’s Plainsman yearbook featured photos of two lesbian couples in a section on relationships this spring. The […]

Young couple copes with tragic losses

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Courtesy photo Amber Noack said her son Aaydyn was a funny child, always happy and never sullen. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Exactly one week after Amber and Brad Noack buried their infant daughter, tragedy struck again for the young couple. Their 19-month-old son, Aaydyn Noack, died Wednesday from injuries he suffered when he […]

Portales youth drowns

Freedom New Mexico A 9 1/2-month-old Portales boy drowned Wednesday in the bathtub of his family’s residence in the 600 block of University Drive, according to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Berry said police responded to a 911 call at 9 p.m. to the residence of Jennifer and Steven Russell after they found their son […]

May 2008 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in the month of May: • Lightning Pump Repair Type: Pump service Owner: Machelle E. Lovato Location: 1008 Davis • Covenant Works Type: Janitorial service Owner: Brenda Rodriguez Location: 1409 Westchester • Carrier Work at Home Group Type: Internet wholesale Owner: Eber Carrier Location: […]

Route 66 landmark destroyed

In case you missed it: A fire last month destroyed a historic caf