Attorney plans to file suit against city

CNJ staff A Clovis attorney representing the family of a 3-year-old drowning victim said he plans to file a lawsuit against the city sometime in the next two weeks. Michael T. Garrett of Clovis said he is working with an Albuquerque law firm and will file suit in federal court in Albuquerque, seeking “the maximum […]

County fair attracts competitors in categories such as livestock, fine art

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Penny Bryant will enter her “Carousel with Horses” in the Counted Cross-stitch category and “Garden Fairy” in the Adults Crafts category in the Curry County Fair, which starts Monday and runs through Aug. 20. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Thousands of tiny, colorful stitches combine to create the image of […]

Senior department holding meeting

CNJ staff The New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department will be holding a series of educational meetings throughout the state to discuss the new Medicare prescription drug plans. Representatives will conduct a Clovis meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Friendship Senior Center located at 901 West 13th. The meeting is free and open […]

Pension system would benefit from competition

Freedom Newspapers A House labor subcommittee has taken the first steps toward reforming the way private companies handle pensions. The issue has come increasingly to the fore in the wake of defaults in the troubled airline industry. United Airlines is scheduled to default on about $10 billion in pension obligations, of which $6.6 billion is […]

Clovis seniors gather for send-off on final day of school

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Clovis High School senior Maria Robles and fellow senior Jonathan Aguirre are soaked by a water hose during Thursday’s Clovis High School Senior Bash 2005 at Leon Williams Stadium. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Their favorite memories ranged from a band trip to California, to nearly getting caught leaving a […]

Faith-based group tries to turn abandoned hospital into place of hope

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Volunteersof the Matt 25 project, led by Rev. Steve Brown, are trying to resurrect this abandoned hospital at 12th and Thornton streets in Clovis into a location where people in need can get help. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer To look at the old, abandoned building at 12th and Thornton […]

Family members take different roads to graduation

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble summed up the graduation in way that you’d expect. “I think every one of our graduates has a unique and interesting story of how they arrived here today,” Gamble said in his closing statements. Though he meant all of the 220 […]

When in doubt, keep it to yourself

Grant McGee, Local Columnist There’s a John Mayer song called “Daughters” that includes the words “… fathers be good to your daughters.” It was in my head when I gave my oldest daughter some advice that may have been too blunt. From North Carolina came the news through the family grapevine that No. 1 Daughter […]

County historian not history

By Helena Rodriguez Longtime Clovis historian Don McAlavy has left the dusty plains of eastern New Mexico for the tropical shorelines of St. Petersburg, Fla. But McAlavy insists his days of recording Curry County history are not yet history. McAlavy and his wife, Katherine, recently sold their home on the Pleasant Hill Highway and quietly […]

No major changes planned, says new owner of supermarket

Jack King: CNJ STAFF WRITER S&S Supermarket in Hilltop Plaza has been sold, but the new owner — Clovis resident Kyle Brewer — said he plans no major changes. The business will change hands Wednesday, Brewer said. He said he plans a grand opening in about a month or two, but will concentrate on making […]

Quiznos and new Leal’s are planned

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Clovis continues to add businesses. The owner of Leal’s Mexican Restaurant on Tuesday committed to adding a second restaurant in the city. Also, remodeling to a Prince Street building is underway for national crafts chain Hancock Fabrics and city officials said plans are set for a new shopping center […]

Break has sprung for Clovis schools

Reporter’s Notebook Spring break for Clovis Municipal Schools is Monday through Friday this week. The schools have no plans for spring break, said Evelyn Gordon, receptionist of Clovis Municipal Schools Administrative Offices. “Everybody has their own plans,” Gordon said. Amy Garcia, a teacher at Yucca Junior High School, said she plans to stay home. “All […]

Student Profiles 12/11

Sierra Ellis, the daughter of Kim and Ray Ellis, is in the fifth grade at Barry Elementary School. What’s your idea of a perfect day? My idea of a perfect day is being able to hang out with my friends all day long. What did you think about on Sept. 11? On Sept. 11, I […]

Clovis man arrested in school after police chase

By Darrell Todd Maurina A Clovis man fleeing police was arrested inside Barry Elementary School on Tuesday morning. Authorities said no one was injured at the school and students were safely locked behind classroom doors as officers chased the man through the hallways. The New Mexico State Police said the incident began about 8:05 a.m. […]

City seeks to improve with plan

By Jack King The city of Clovis solicited comments from city residents and outside agencies for its infrastructure capital improvements plan for the first time this year at the urging of City Commissioner Catherine Haynes. The plan is a list of projects — usually city equipment, street or public works improvements — for which the […]

Medicare not good enough for Congressmen

In a glaring example of Congressional hypocrisy, federal lawmakers are working to ensure that when they retire they won’t have to live under the Medicare drug reforms they’re attempting to enact for mere commoners. The House recently passed legislation to guarantee that federal retirees — future retired members of Congress included — receive comparable health […]