Business Digest: Plateau ribbon cutting scheduled

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A ribbon cutting is scheduled 10 a.m. today for the Plateau Superstore, located on 2701 N. Prince St. The location is the second in Clovis for Plateau, which also operates a store on the corner of Sixth and Main streets. The 30,000-square-foot building is adjacent to North Plains Mall. […]

Farm bill gets Friday focus

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., said she learned more in a Friday roundtable on the farm bill reauthorization at Eastern New Mexico University than she ever could have learned in Washington, D.C. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., stepped outside her district Friday to gain some […]

Business Digest: Sorghum growers meeting slated

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor New Mexico Grain Sorghum Association will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 13 at the Jacob Lopez Building at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds, according to an association announcement. Mark Marsalis, extension agronomy specialist with the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center at Clovis, will give an […]

Bovine TB found in Eddy County

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers A confirmed case of bovine tuberculosis has been reported in Eddy County, according to officials from the New Mexico Livestock Board. An investigation is being conducted by the New Mexico Livestock Board and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to state veterinarian Dave Fly. The infected dairy cow was discovered […]

Cold, cold cows

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Cattle become much more susceptible to health problems in bad weather and can fall, causing injury or death. Health problems add to winter expense for dairy men and beef producers. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Come rain or shine, snow or ice, livestock producers must battle the elements on a daily […]

Business digest: Bank names senior vice president

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Paul Ellis of Clovis has joined American Heritage Bank as senior vice president. Responsible for all types of commercial and consumer lending, Ellis said he has been in banking since 1976. He had been vice president and commercial lender at Access Bank in Clovis. A Hobart, Okla., native, Ellis […]

Some dairy owners lobbying against income loss program

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Randy Lozano sprays cows udders before attaching them to the milking machine Friday at Sky Country Farms dairy. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Some local dairy owners would rather the government do away with a program set up to help dairies. They believe it’s hurting the dairy industry and […]

Hopefuls for new reality show converge on Farwell

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Eleisha Murillo of Clovis, with daughter Ava, fill out a sheet for the show “Three Wishes” on Sunday at the Farwell Community Center. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Farwell Community Center was full of hopeful folks Sunday afternoon, all wishing for a better future with a little help from […]

Clovis in hunt for another movie

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Clovis has become the closest thing to a Hollywood on the High Plains. Just weeks after producers of “Believe in Me” called it a wrap, Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce officials are recruiting a film with a new set of stars — more specifically Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin […]

Days off cherished

By John Manulis: “Believe in Me” producer Editor’s note: The producers of “Believe in Me,” a film about a 1960s Oklahoma girl’s basketball team’s run at the state title, will write a daily diary in the Clovis News Journal until filming ends in Clovis later this month. A day off. Wow. After more 18-hour days […]

Governor pushes for film industry growth

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Gov. Bill Richardson, right, talks with Jim Keith, seated, after a press conference Wednesday during the Clovis/Curry County Chamber luncheon at the Holiday Inn. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Gov. Bill Richardson said Wednesday he had a big announcement to make about a feature film set for production in […]

‘Believe’ it; filming about to begin

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Producers of a movie called “Believe in Me” say filming will begin before the end of the month, and their Clovis production office will open Tuesday in the Wells Fargo Bank building. If all goes as scheduled, filming will begin Sept. 28, said co-producer John Manulis. About 70 percent […]

Movie may start filming this month

By David Irvin Producers of a movie called “Believe in Me” say filming will begin before the end of the month, and their Clovis production office will open Tuesday in the Wells Fargo Bank building. If all goes as scheduled, filming will begin Sept. 28, said co-producer John Manulis. About 70 percent of the filming […]

Free trade, fair prices needed to control sugar

Freedom Newspapers To express his pleasure about one thing or another, the late Great One, Jackie Gleason, would bellow, “How sweet it is.” He might have been referring to the deal sugar growers have with the federal government. And they’re not about to let a little thing like free trade or basic fairness threaten that […]

Producers like Clovis for movie site

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer A feature movie will be shot in Clovis this year, a film company representative told the Clovis City Commission Thursday. Alan Swain, location manager for “Believe in Me Productions,” said this week’s Clovis tour has him confident at least part of the feature film “Believe In Me,” will be […]

Lights! Camera! Clovis?

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico could be become the filming location for a feature-length sports movie — if local officials can prove its likeness to 1960s Oklahoma. The New Mexico Film Office announced this week that Clovis and surrounding areas are being considered for a $7 million production with a crew […]

Business Digest 3/2

Legislative review planned this month Area residents will have an opportunity to hear the results of the 2004 Legislative session up close when the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce hosts the 2004 Roundhouse Review on March 12. The chamber’s monthly membership breakfast will be co-hosted by The Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico. […]

“Major jobs’ on horizon for region

CNJ Staff ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici and Gov. Bill Richardson this morning will unveil news about “major jobs and economic development” in eastern New Mexico, according to a press advisory released Wednesday. “It deals with the dairy industry,” said Chris Gallegos, a spokesman in Domenici’s office. “It will be big news for Curry […]