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Altrusa International of Portales The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met March 12 in the Central Annex. President Gaynelle Thomas called the meeting to order. There were 17 members and three guests present. Nellie Dyer led the opening ceremonies. The minutes and treasurer’s reports were approved. Lori Bohm gave the Altrusa Accent and Beverly […]

Demolition clearing way for hotel renovation

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Demolition work is under way at Hotel Clovis, which is being converted into apartments and business space. Construction is expected to be completed by December 2012. Benna Sayyed On the eve of the 80th anniversary of the opening of Hotel Clovis, a work crew was busy Wednesday knocking down walls […]

Melrose clinic opening Monday

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Courtesy photo The Melrose Health Clinic is scheduled to open Monday. The clinic was paid for through a $500,000 community development grant. Sharna Johnson Residents of the Village of Melrose and surrounding communities will soon be able to get medical care close by. Nearly four years in the making, the Melrose Health Clinic will open […]

Press release: Clovis YMCA opening

The new Clovis Family YMCA will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House on Friday, May 13th from 2PM – 5PM. The YMCA of Central New Mexico invites all community members to come in and tour this state-of-the-art family friendly wellness facility located at 2300 N Main Street in Clovis near the intersection of […]

Teen’s mother takes stand in homicide trial

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell DeAngelo Montoya, 13, left, is escorted from the Roosevelt County Courthouse by Transport Officer Tim Morrison Tuesday afternoon after the first day of his trial. He is accused of killing 21-year-old Angel Vale last summer. Argen Duncan During the first day of trial, prosecutors portrayed a 13-year-old charged with murdering […]

Bids opening for CCC addition

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The second phase of the Allied Health project at Clovis Community College will be built north of the first phase, shown here. Liliana Castillo Bids for a $5.7 million addition are set for opening 9 a.m. today at Clovis Community College. Officials said they have received nine bids for building […]

Year in review: City ends busy year with re-opening of Hull overpass

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The Hull Street Overpass re-opened in November, signaling the end of 28 month of frustration for many Clovis residents. Kevin Wilson More than $3 million and 254 tons of steel. Thousands of vehicle pass-overs per day. And sighs of relief throughout south Clovis. The re-opening of the Hull Street Overpass in early November was one […]

Weekly update — Oct. 17

Opening ceremony scheduled for overpass A ceremony for the opening of the Hull Street Overpass will be coming in November, but likely long after the first car passes over the new structure. “We’re hoping to start laying asphalt at the end of next week,” City Engineer Justin Howalt said. The target completion date is Nov. […]

Medical center holding grand opening in Friona

CNJ staff Parmer Medical Center in Friona has announced an Oct. 22 grand opening at its facility. The event will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (CDT) as a come-and-go celebration at 1307 Cleveland Street. The ribbon cutting will be 2:30 p.m. The hospital will offer scheduled tours of the new facility, and the […]

Press release: PMC grand opening set

Parmer Medical Center has announced that its Grand Opening will be Friday, October 22nd from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. It is a come and go celebration with a ribbon cutting at 2:30. Area residents are encouraged to attend. The hospital will offer scheduled tours of the new facility and the new patient parking lot and […]

Hounds wary of opening match

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank ENMU freshman midfielder Eishu Kanemitsu, left, works to get the ball to a teammate as freshman midfielder Danillo Santos defends him during a scrimmage. The Greyhounds open their season today against Adams State at Alamosa, Colo. Clarence Plank The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team dominated Adams State last […]

New McDonald’s opening day set

CNJ staff McDonald’s owner John Snowberger said opening day for his newest location is planned for Sept. 7. Snowberger said the North Prince Street restaurant is expected to open for business at 10:30 a.m. offering the lunch menu. Simultaneously, the Mitchell Street McDonald’s will close for construction as soon as breakfast is finished at 10:30 […]

Taxes not cover charge for Democracy

Freedom New Mexico Imagine opening your newspaper or Web browser and seeing the following headline: “Supreme Court declares income tax unconstitutional.” It probably seems farfetched, but America’s court of last resort dropped this very bombshell in 1895. The legal battle represents just one chapter in the story of the federal income tax, which began in […]

Thoughts key to shaping reality

By Clyde Davis: Freedom columnist The wind was blowing so hard that, opening the door to the facility I was entering, I literally thought it was locked; that was how hard I had to pull. As I deliberately practiced reshaping my thoughts, I formed the idea, “How exciting would it be if one were back […]

Republican candidates agree on issues

By Karl Terry: FNM correspondent Eastern Plains residents got their first taste Thursday of Republican challengers for the 3rd Congressional District seat held by Democrat Ben Ray Lujan. The opportunity came at a standing-room-only forum at the Masters Centre sponsored by the High Plains Patriots organization. The candidates each gave opening and closing statements and […]

Clovis Schools superintendent opening draws 27 applicants

By Liliana Castillo:CNJ staff writer Twenty-seven people from as far away as Delaware have applied to be superintendent of Clovis schools. The job posting closed at 4:30 p.m. Monday. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm announced Jan. 13 she would leave at the end of the school year. The list includes locals such as Deputy Superintendent of Operation […]

Trial begins in Roosevelt slaying

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Opening arguments began Thursday in the slaying trial of Roosevelt County farmer William “Billy Joe” Watson. Watson is accused of hiring Aryan Brotherhood member Donald Taylor, a Rogers native, to kill Causey rancher Jimmy Bo Chunn, 71, in July 2005 in exchange for providing anhydrous ammonia for methamphetamine manufacture. […]

MVD opening late

CNJ staff The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Department office in Clovis opens at 9 a.m. instead of 8 a.m. Thursday to allow for a one-hour staff meeting, according to a spokesperson for the department. Information: 762-3732

Credibility questioned at Hittson murder trial

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Seated in front of a photograph of the victim Ron Hittson, Brandon Barela and deffense attorneys Chandler Blair and Brett Carter listen as prosecutor Camille Chavez gives opening arguments to a Curry County jury Tuesday morning. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Opening arguments in the first-degree murder trial of […]

Opening arguments in murder trial to begin

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Opening arguments are expected today in the first-degree murder trial of a 25-year-old Roswell man accused of beating a Tucumcari truck driver to death in April. Brandon Barela is facing life in prison if convicted in the April death of 51-year-old Ron Hittson, whose body was discovered near Clovis. […]