City manager: Hull Street issue won’t be resolved quickly

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Things are moving slowly on fixing the Hull Street overpass, City Manager Joe Thomas said, but he said at least things are moving in the right direction. Thomas and Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield led the discussion during Thursday’s City Commission meeting, nearly one week removed from a meeting about […]

Officials warn of possible mountain lions in area

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Large predators, such as mountain lions, are moving from the mountains into the grassland and plains areas, according to New Mexico Game and Fish Department officials. A horse mauling this month offers evidence that the cats may be prowling eastern New Mexico. While there has been no reported sightings […]

ENMU soccer coaches moving on

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University will have two new soccer coaches for the 2008 season. Women’s coach Travis McCorkle was named Tuesday as the women’s coach at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. ENMU and Angelo State are both members of the Lone Star Conference. Men’s coach […]

First Person: Moving on up

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Baileigh Damron enjoys warm weather and swimming. Baileigh Damron was among the 75 Zia Elementary School sixth-graders dunked in a dunking booth Thursday as the school’s annual rite of passage into junior high. The students have been taking part in the tradition for more than 13 years. Dunking time: I’m […]

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Business Year in Review: Industries flocked to Clovis in 2007

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer To economic developers 2007 brought the promise of new industries coming to Clovis. To farmers, the year brought in a combination of a great crop and great prices. On the other hand, the same year saw a flat housing market. But things are looking up for next year, according […]

Military Feature: Families moving house amid Christmas bustle

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Instead of tinsel and lights, their homes are filled with brown cardboard boxes. And rather than neatly folded, brightly colored wrapping paper, the rustle of packing paper being swathed around fragile items echoes through empty rooms. Military families are no strangers to moving, but many at Cannon Air Force […]

Can you guess who?

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist With the thrill of elections just around the corner, it’s time to play “Who Said It?” which is a test of how smart you are about government and who said what about it. The game reveals whether or not you can cast your ballot without asking your wife’s opinion. All […]

Home is where the heart is

By Anita Doberman: local columnist Experts say moving is one of the most stressful events in someone’s life. If that’s true, it’s a miracle my husband and I made it as long as we have. Like many military families, we have moved around, six times in five years to be accurate. If you have ever […]

Magness, Flora M.

Flora Mae Magness, 93, of Farwell died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born April 8, 1913, in Conway, Ark., to T. F. and Minnie Wyatt Wortham. As a teen she moved with her family to McAllen, Texas, where she graduated from high school. In 1933, she married Joe Willis Magness. […]

2/19 Birthdays

Page-Mullins Ethel Page-Mullins of Portales will celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at Golden Acres community room in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by her family. Page-Mullins was born Feb. 22, 1916 in Topaz, Texas. She is a long-time resident of Roosevelt County, having lived in the Richland […]

Farwell police chief moving on

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer FARWELL — Police Chief Robert Achterberg is moving to New Braunfels, Texas, to take a job as a patrolman. He said he took the job for family and professional reasons. “I will miss the overall community and all the people I met here,” said Achterberg, 50, who served in […]

Soldiers’ religious service vital part of holy season

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist We cut out the lights and engine on the HumVee, drifting through the last 200 yards of woodland, the snapping of branches and the light thudding of the wheels now the only sound to ruffle the South Georgia twilight. We were rolling downhill, a gentle slope, leading into a streambed […]

BRAC Commission opts to spare White Sands lab

By Jennifer Talhelm: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The commission reviewing the Pentagon’s plan to streamline military bases reversed the Department of Defense on Thursday, voting to keep the Army Research Laboratory at White Sands Missile Range instead of moving it to Maryland. The department in May proposed to move 178 jobs, the lab’s entire […]

Moving venture of gain and loss

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer I took the long haul from New York to Clovis back in April. With boxes crammed full of sketchbooks, voodoo dolls and 54 ugly flowered dresses I have not worn in 13 years and never intend to wear again, I swore it would be a very long time before […]

7/20 Letters to the editor

Meth strategy for good of community We have the means to pre-empt the manufacture of methamphetamine. Those who would conspire to make it can get everything they need except pseudoephedrine. Why? Because we have the power to prevent it. (“Meth strategy questioned,” Sunday’s CNJ) Each time we write down our name and address to purchase […]

Newman, Hattie

Hattie Newman Services: Have been held. Hattie “Irene” Newman, 97, of Bloomfield, died Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at the home of her sister. She was born on Jan. 23, 1908, in Proctor, Texas. She came to New Mexico in 1924. She married James B. Newman in 1926. They lived in San Jon for a number […]

2/15 Business Digest

Hairstylist looking for volunteers A Clovis hairstylist is looking for volunteers with chemically damaged hair to conduct initial marketing research. Lisa May, owner of Hair by Lisa May, said her new process dubbed Clovis Mist uses microscope technologies and a conditioning blend to restore damage to hair. She said the marketing research will get under […]

Hillary Clinton has gone moderately soft

Mona Charen: CNJ columnist A little immigration reform here, a little religion in the public square there, a little gentle talk about common ground on abortion — and what have you got? The birth of a new, moderate Hillary Clinton, announces the press. “Democratic Party appears to be getting softer on reproductive rights,” headlined a […]

Greenlee, Vernon

Dr. Vernon Greenlee Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cope Memorial Chapel in Farmington. Dr. Vernon Greenlee, 83, of Farmington, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington. He was born on July 28, 1921, in Clara, Mont., to John G. and Alice Greenlee. He graduated from Pacific University with a […]