Portales residents bowling to fight cancer

Alisa Boswell Two Portales residents and coworkers are knocking down bowling pins for dollars — with the money going the fight for cancer. Roger Jones, who works at C&S Inc., and is on its Relay for Life team each year, bowls with the Continental Bowling League Thursday nights in Clovis. Jones came up with a […]

Officials, residents in tune on worst roads

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CNJ staff photo: Tonjia Rolan The state of New Mexico has allocated $2.5 million for upgrades to state highway 60/84 between Prince and Norris streets. Tonjia Rolan Newly elected Clovis Mayor David Lansford said infrastructure improvements, particularly streets and roads in Clovis, will be a major focus for him. In an effort to help the […]

Officials preparing for high-alert fire season

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CMI staff photo: Christina Calloway Portales Firefighter Chay Chenault checks a fire truck’s water and fluids, a daily check to prepare for the day and very important during high-risk fire seasons. Christina Calloway Portales and Clovis fire departments are preparing for another high-alert fire season and officials want to make sure residents and farmers are […]

Residents admit smart phones are smarter than them

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Tonjia Rolan Are you smarter than your smart phone? If humans use only 10 percent of their brains — as urban legend alleges, do they also use only 10 percent of their smartphone apps? As it turns out, the 10 percent brain usage myth has been debunked by neurologists, according to Scientific America. Neurologists now […]

Senior residents question candidates

Kevin Wilson Clovis’ transportation and transformation issues came to District 3 Thursday, for the final forum prior to the March 6 municipal election. “This is the fourth forum, or the 25th,” joked incumbent Mayor Gayla Brumfield. “But it doesn’t matter how many of these we have, because it’s so important to let people know the […]

Residents hired to prepare facility for cosmetics company

Tonjia Rolan The run-up for a new cosmetics company based in Clovis has already created a handful of jobs for local residents. Snelling Staffing Manager Lexi Myers said Snelling has hired eight to 10 people to wash windows, sweep, dust and paint the FrozFruit facility in preparation for its new owner, Beauty and Health Science […]

Dog park officially open for business

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Noel Hunt of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, with ceremonial scissors in hand, offers a treat to Hoss, a Great Pyrenees belonging to Jay Neff of Clovis, prior to the ribbon cutting for the city’s new dog park. Kevin Wilson With a crowd of about 60 residents — not […]

Residents share Super Bowl plans

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Clovis resident Christine Solano, office manager at The Hartley House, has been a New York Giants fan for 24 years. Solano said Eli Manning is her favorite Giant and naturally feels the Giants will win Sunday’s Super Bowl. Tonjia Rolan Like it or not, the Super Bowl is one of […]

Clovis chamber honors residents

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Freedom New Mexico: Benna Sayyed Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield, right, makes a brief acceptance speech after receiving the 2011 Citizen of the Year award at the Clovis Curry County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet on Friday. Benna Sayyed The Clovis Curry County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet on Friday brought some of the […]

Portales residents replace stolen tree

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell The stump of Mary Standefer’s old tree rests next to her new one, which was given to her from a combined effort between friends and strangers. Standefer said the act of kindness made her realize how many wonderful people are in the world. Alisa Boswell Portales residents banded together to […]

Melrose residents holding benefit for restaurant, tire shop

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File photo Melrose Tire Service, known in the village as Dale’s Tire Shop, was damaged in an October fire. Residents are holding a dinner, dance and charity auction to help defray rebuilding costs for the shop, which opened in 1991. Kevin Wilson It’s first and foremost a business, but longtime owner Dale Bigler would also […]

Forecast: Sunny this afternoon

Eastern New Mexico residents can expect to see decreasing cloud coverage and mostly sunny weather this afternoon.

Residents list off favorite Christmas movie characters

Benna Sayyed and Robin Coffey Ashley Downs, 21, a Realtor with Prudential Master Properties “Charlie Brown in ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ is my favorite Christmas movie character. I have compassion for him because he is always the underdog. The movie is wholesome and he kind of gives a little morals. I like how he always […]

Honors — Dec. 4

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Ice The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program of New Mexico’s Aging and Long Term Services Department congratulates Certified Ombudsman Volunteer Fern Ice of Clovis as the recipient of this year’s Gerald F. McBride Commitment to Excellence Award. [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Ice has served as a volunteer Ombudsman for more than 10 years, advocating for the […]

For area residents, Thanksgiving plans vary

It’s turkey time in New Mexico. Or pork time, or lasagna time, or something else, depending on who you ask. We asked two simple questions — what is for dinner and what else are you planning — and asked follow-ups when necessary. We got some simple and not so simple answers. ••• Clovis Mayor Gayla […]

Driven to help

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Benna Sayyed: Freedom New Mexico Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico warehouse staff loaded food donations on to a shipping truck Saturday as donations came in from motorcyclists doing residential pickups. Benna Sayyed Motorcyclists rode around Curry and Roosevelt counties Saturday collecting canned food donations from in front of residents’ homes to help the Food […]

Apartment destroyed in fire

CNJ Staff One Clovis apartment was destroyed, but no injuries were reported in a chimney fire Sunday night in the 300 block of Innsdale Terrace. Battalion Fire Chief Mike Nolen said six residents were evacuated from four apartments in the complex, but only apartment B sustained major damage. The fire was reported at 9:16 p.m. […]

Salon killings remind us life is precious gift

Freedom Newspapers Attention, national and international, has focused on the anguish of Seal Beach, Calif., where gunfire inside a hair salon on a warm afternoon Wednesday left eight people dead and a woman wounded. The worst mass killing in Orange County history has stunned the coastal town of about 25,000 residents, along with the rest […]

Residents share peanut recipes

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Antonio Becerra seals a bag of peanuts Thursday afternoon at Sunland Peanuts northeast of Portales. Peanuts are the local theme for this weekend with the 38th annual Peanut Valley Festival starting today at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Alisa Boswell Local residents will be going nuts for the 38th […]

Golfers express concerns at parks plan tour

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield points out a potential new area for a “Par 3” course at Clovis Municipal Golf Course Monday morning. Commissioners spoke of the need to retain the “Par 3” and make it an agenda item for a future commission meeting, but many leaned toward moving the “Par […]