Six-word summaries say a lot

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Six-worders arrived on the scene a few years back. The six-worder brevity grasps a life story or current condition or philosophy. Column readers were invited to offer their own, did so with creativity, and the invitation is repeated. Here is a current crop of mine: She is a Tea Party […]

Jail, courthouse issues echo previous debate

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson District Judge Teddy Hartley talks with visitors in the hallway of what used to be the Curry County jail on the third floor of the courthouse. After a new jail was built in 1993, the area that previously housed 33 inmates was converted to office space for the courts. Sharna […]

Holidays less trashy than previous year

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Chances are the day after Christmas you took a heap of trash out to a bin that was either full, almost full or overflowing with garbage. But area trash crews report collecting less waste after Christmas compared to last year. And they are not expecting much of an increase […]

Going green starts with personal change

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist I suppose the problem addressed in this column is like other common questions, in that the answer lies, not in knowing, but in doing. We know that, if we do not develop alternative energies, our modes of transportation will radically alter when fossil fuel runs out. We know that we […]

Business Feature: City adds restaurants

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Gabriela Hernandez stretches out dough for a pizza Monday afternoon at Zeky’s Pizza. The business on Prince Street, which has been open for a week, is the building’s third incarnation as a pizza, salad and dessert buffet. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A pair of relatively new restaurants in […]

Education feature: Class of 2012 looks back at 100 years of New Mexico schools

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School freshman campus students Kyla Vestal, left, and Shannon Spurgeon are working on centennial projects this year at the freshman campus. Current freshman, the class of 2012, will be the 100th class to graduate from high school in New Mexic By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Students at […]

Committee reconsiders session webcasts

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican A key Senate committee has decided to take a step toward webcasting from the chamber, in an about-face from a previous decision. The group on Thursday agreed that three cameras that had been taken down from the chamber should be reinstalled with the aim of webcasting — audio and […]

Fugitive calls CNJ again

Saturday, fugitive Noe Torres contacted the Clovis News Journal for a third time, leaving a near-five minute meassage on an answering machine. CNJ staff Fugitive Noe Torres, accused in the 2005 slaying of a 10-year-old boy, has called the Clovis News Journal again.The latest calls were left on an answering machine in the early morning […]

District 2 candidate profile: Alan Sumrall

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Courtesty photo Alan Sumrall is a District 2 County Commission candidate. Alan Glen Sumrall Age: 58 Occupation: Farmer/Rancher Previous elected offices: 9 years Curry County Fair Board; 2 terms Grady School Board; elected twice as President of New Mexico Wheat Growers Association; currently Treasurer of Curry County Mounted Patrol What is your long-term vision for […]

Previous conviction out in airman’s murder trial

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Monday amounted to a day of housekeeping as attorneys argued motions before the judge in the first day of the first-degree murder trial of a Cannon Air Force Base airman accused of slaying his wife more than three years ago. Edward Novak II faces […]

June 23, 1943

The family of Sgt. Sam Prince, 501 Hinkle, was mourning his death at the hands of the Japanese in the Philippines. … A correction in the Clovis News-Journal reported bathroom fixtures advertised in the previous day’s classified section were not really $1,500. They were $150. … Eubank & Son Home & Auto Supply in Clovis […]

Feb. 1, 1949

Area residents were writing letters to officials in Washington D.C., urging they reopen Clovis Air Force Base, which had been closed since 1947. … The 1949 Ford had a 100-horsepower V-8 engine and soft “sofa-wide” seats. … Clovis police reported they made 58 arrests in the previous month. … Reese Cagle was re-elected to his […]

Holiday shopping business slightly off

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Clint and Debbie Anding of Monroe, La., browse the booths Friday at Cydney’s Main Street Antiques.owntown Clovis. The Andings are were visiting family in Portales. (Staff photo: Erick Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The parking lot at North Plains Mall was nowhere near filled to capacity Friday. Inside, the mall was sparsely populated […]

United Way raises 97 percent of campaign goal

CNJ staff reports For the second straight year, the Curry County United Way’s pledge drive surpassed the previous year’s drive. And for the second straight year, the campaign fell short of its campaign goal. The campaign’s final tally was $381,079, or 97 percent of the $392,500 goal and 6.75 percent above last year’s total. But […]

75-plus years of ministry: Church to celebrate anniversary

Gary Mitchell It took a couple of starts, but the second start took root. As a result, First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., will celebrate its 75th-plus anniversary of ministry to the Clovis community with a Homecoming Weekend May 30 through June 1. The theme for the Homecoming 2003 Weekend is “Celebrating […]