Two arrested after Clovis dope sting

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Two Clovis residents have been arrested in connection with attempting to smuggle 30 pounds of marijuana into the city, according to police. Officials have declined to identify the 24- and 34-year-olds arrested, citing an ongoing investigation. Otero County Sheriff’s office narcotics officers made the first arrest late Thursday at a […]

4/30 Births

Sanchez Santiago Nazzareno Sanchez was born March 25 to Rachel and James Sanchez of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces. He has two brothers, Stefano, 2, and Matthew, 5, and one sister, Siyerra, 7. Grandparents are Susan and Rick Poe of Clovis, and Herminia Sanchez of Clovis. Great-grandparents are […]

4/16 Births

Rush Zane Henry Rush was born March 20 to Larry and Alicia Rush, of Grady, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. He has one brother, Chisum Rush, 4. Grandparents are Karen Smith of Ruidoso, and Rod and Vickie Smith of Azle, Texas. Great-grandparents are Bud and Phyllis Queener of Clovis, […]

Dry weather leads to lean cattle

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Absent from the usual High Plains landscape is the fresh green of winter wheat. But with little expected relief from drought-like conditions, crisp, amber fields are just one harsh reality farmers and ranchers in the region must confront. As the major source of food for cattle withers, many have […]

Alvin Fails

Alvin Fails Date of birth: July 21, 1916 Dates of service: 1941 to 1946 Hometown: Portales Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of service: Pacific Branch: Army National Guard Rank: Corporal Unit and specialty: 200th Coastal artillery In his words: One of 20 men manning coastal artillery guns, Fails was captured in the Philippines by […]

Southwest Cheese starting production

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Construction on the $200 million cheese plant started in early 2004. (File photo) Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Southwest Cheese received their first delivery of milk Tuesday, although by the end of the year it will only be operating at 30 percent of capacity, according Southwest Cheese Company Chief Executive Director Maurice Keane. The plant […]

Wheat harvest overflowing

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Jerome Provencio loads grain into a truck Monday at the Friona Wheat Growers Association’s Grady station. (CNJ Correspondent: Martha Richardson) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer The end of the wheat harvest is still two weeks away and one area elavator is already overflowing. Jimmy Schell, manager of the Friona Wheat Grower’s Grady station, said […]

More than 100 anglers turn out for fishing derby

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Dennis Smith helps his 4-year-old son Isaac reel in a catfish during the Kids All-American Fishing Derby Saturday at Ned Houk Park. A record 323 fish were caught this year, according to organizers. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Never mind baseball, Zack Austin said, fishing is his all-American sport. In […]

Processing plant on the way

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Construction on the Southwest Cheese plant continued Thursday under a gray sky. The $200 million facility is scheduled to open in October. By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer A St. Louis-based company that uses cheese by-products to produce animal feed ingredients is planning to build a plant near Southwest Cheese Co., company officials said. Mesa […]

Diet approach: One city at a time

by Helena Rodriguez Move over Atkins and Jennie Craig! My new City-By-City diet (copyright pending) is sure to take America (or at least eastern New Mexico and West Texas) by storm and make me millions of dollars (or make me fatter). Life has taken me in a full circle, actually, more like a weird-shaped little […]

On-field success in Clovis starts in offseason

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Sophomore Kyle Hromas works his legs on a sled during Wednesday’s offseason workout. CNJ staff photo by Rick White By Rick White Amid the sound of weights clacking like a used car with bad pistons, and the occasional shrill of a coach’s whistle, Alex Everett waits for the burn in his chest muscles to subside. […]

Cheesy does it

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Crews move dirt at the site of the Southwest Cheese Plant Jan. 30 south of Clovis, located near the intersection of Curry County Roads 4 and K. Groundbreaking is at 2:30 p.m. today. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King Gov. Bill Richardson, city and county officials and company officers will attend a groundbreaking […]

Cheese plant construction to begin

By Glen Seeber Ground breaking for the Southwest Cheese plant will be Feb. 6, Alan McEntee said Friday night at the conclusion of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet. “It’s been a lot of months of hard work, coming to this point,” said Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation. […]

Dairy industry, Irish firm about to say ‘cheese’

By Mike Linn A cheese plant in the area took a step closer to becoming a reality on Wednesday when dairy officials announced that advanced negotiations have started to build a $170 million cheese plant in the eastern New Mexico/West Texas region. The plant will be complete by the latter part of 2005, will staff […]