2007 Pioneer Days schedule

Monday 5 p.m. — Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen pageant at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. preceding 32nd Annual Little Buckaroo Rodeo. 6 p.m. — Little Buckaroo Rodeo, Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Tuesday 6 p.m. — Little Buckaroo Rodeo, Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Wednesday 8 a.m. — Pageant speech competition at Clovis Civic Center. […]

Clovis water-rate decision delayed again

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The Public Regulation Commission has again postponed a decision on the proposed water rate hike in Clovis and Edgewood for New Mexico American Water, according to a PRC news release. District 1 Commissioner Jason Marks discovered an accounting error in documentation overstating the utility’s tax costs for Edgewood, the […]

Zias get offseason makover

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — To say the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team will have a different look in 2007-08 could be considered a serious understatement. Only four players who were active on last year’s 14-12 squad (5-9 Lone Star Conference South) will be back, plus redshirts Erica Cook and […]

Business Feature: Store caters to fans of New Mexican music

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Carolina Sierra stands in front of merchandise on display in her store, Carolina’s New Mexico Music. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Carolina Sierra hopes to fill a niche market with her recently opened music store. Located at 615 N. Main, Carolina’s New Mexico Music specializes in the fast-paced, drum […]

Education Digest: Schmidt succeeds Isham at CCC

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Michael Schmidt becomes vice president for information and educational technology at Clovis Community College July 1, according to a college news release. He succeeds Eleonore Isham, who retires June 30 after a 27-year career with the college. Schmidt is director of management information systems/institutional research and has worked for […]

Lists: Lodger’s Tax funds

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission approved disbursement of $111,000 in Lodger’s Tax funds Thursday to the following: Ned Houk Park Motorsports: $10,000 New Mexico Municipal League officials: $3,500 Curry County Fair: $5,000 Ethnic Fair: $4,000 Cycle City Promotions: $1,000 Softball: $6,500 Desert Cruzers: $6,000 New Mexico Municipal League 2008 Conference: $10,000 Clovis/Curry County Chamber […]

Association honors square-dance couple

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers If there is square dancing in heaven, James Pettus is probably calling one right now. The Portales resident, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2003, and his wife Wanda were the heart and soul of square dancing in eastern New Mexico for three decades, according to local square dancers. The […]

Business Digest: Ground broken for cancer center

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor A $90 million cancer treatment center at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque is expected to open in early 2009, according to a UNM news release. The 190,000-square-foot University of New Mexico Cancer Treatment and Clinical Research Facility will provide comprehensive cancer care and access to world-class diagnosis […]

Great Lakes lands deal

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Blake Prather leaves the podium Thursday after talking about an alternative site to the proposed ethanol plant at the City Commission meeting. By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The Clovis City Commission voted 6-2 at Thursday’s meeting to recommend Great Lakes Aviation to continue providing the city’s air service to […]

Graduates prepared for future

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Kelsey Massey and Ryan Schaap are among 17 students graduating today from Clovis Christian School. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Six girls and 11 boys will sail from the Eagles’ nest of Clovis Christian School today as they graduate from the private, Bible-based school. For seniors Kelsey Massey and […]