High-dollar horses

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kris Rinks, 24, trots his gray gelding around the sales ring Saturday at the Clovis Horse Sales while bidders inspect the horse. Rinks traveled from Sanger, Texas, to sell two horses at the auction. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Kris Rinks said he was a little disappointed when the […]

Hobbs leaders reflect on alcohol sales effects

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sunday alcohol sales in Hobbs have helped increase revenues and made the city more appealing to new businesses, according to Hobbs Chamber of Commerce officials. Chamber President Ray Battaglini said restaurants in Hobbs are experiencing a boost in their revenue from alcohol sales on Sundays. Hobbs residents voted in […]

Police outline alcohol sales impact

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Sunday alcohol sales wouldn’t drastically affect DWIs in the city and county, law enforcement officials say. But it could affect other incidents that police and sheriff’s deputies respond to. “Basically, anytime you have an increase in an area, whether it’s alcohol sales or anything else, you’re going to see […]

Web site challenges

The Clovis News Journal experienced problems with its Web server for more than five hours Wednesday evening. We plan to restore the site to full functionally as soon as possible. • • • Ken De Los Santos, emergency management coordinator for Clovis and Curry County, reports a winter storm is headed this way. His press […]

One vote yes for Sunday alcohol sales

One vote in favor of Sunday alcohol sales: “I see nothing wrong with selling alcohol on Sunday,” Ardyth Elms wrote in an e-mail. “The majority of people drinking during dinner, or going to a bar to watch sports, don’t cause problems, and most people have a designated driver. Alcohol consumption problems are (caused by) people […]

Goodbye, Emily Hartley

Suzanne Pleshette, the husky-voiced actress who played Emily Hartley on the “Bob Newhart Show” and was pecked to death in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “The Birds,” died Saturday at her Los Angeles home. She was 70. Did you know: Pleshette was producers’ original choice for Catwoman on the 1966 “Batman” TV show, according to the Internet […]

A blizzard to remember

Frank Dalton shares his most memorable cold-weather experience: “I remember a blizzard when I was about 5 (that) covered our ranch in northern New Mexico. When it broke I could walk over a five-wire barbed-wire fence. Dad spent days on horseback looking for cattle. Tractors were the only way to get around for nearly two […]

One vote yes on Sunday alcohol sales

Another view on Sunday alcohol sales at Clovis restaurants, from Gerald Majewski, via e-mail: “Should have happened a long time ago. … That way, people in Clovis would stay here and have a glass of wine/beer with their meals instead of driving out of the state to acquire them.” • • • Rube Render is […]

Web voters: No to Sunday alcohol sales

Sixty-three percent of voters in last week’s Clovis News Journal Web poll said they are opposed to Sunday alcohol sales at Clovis restaurants. Most of those votes were cast Saturday night. About 5 p.m. Saturday, the score was 36-9 in favor of Sunday alcohol sales. The final score was 63-37 opposed. The real election is […]

Letters to the Editor: Alcoholics no reason to restrict sales

Regarding the issue of Sunday alcohol sales in Clovis (“Citizens split over sales, Jan. 6 CNJ”): People against Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants should put up a better argument than stated in this article. Linda Teakell’s argument simply doesn’t float. I am a lifetime member of VFW Post 3280, but am not an advocate of […]

Personal choice, responsibilities at heart of alcohol sales vote

Freedom New Mexico Voters will decide March 4 whether Clovis restaurants should be allowed to sell alcohol on Sundays. We recommend they vote yes. A yes vote supports freedom of choice first and foremost. It affirms the rights of individuals of legal consent to decide whether they wish to sell alcohol in their business on […]

One vote for Render

Dorothy Nelson says Rube Render is her choice for mayor of Clovis. “He’s retired military, also retired from Lockheed Martin, has a master’s degree in human resources, and is just a genuinely nice guy … all qualities which would serve a mayor well,” she wrote in an e-mail. “Rube seems truly interested in community affairs […]

Citizens split over sales

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents will decide during the March 4 municipal elections whether to give restaurants the ability to serve alcohol on Sundays. While restaurant owners and managers say Sunday alcohol sales will help their bottom line, some Clovis residents argue the cost will be passed on to the community in […]

Sunday alcohol sales to appear on ballot

Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers A local group’s petition will allow Clovis voters to decide in the March 4 municipal election if they want alcohol sales on Sundays in Clovis restaurants. While some city officials think Sunday alcohol sales would be good for the city, others say they will leave it to the voters to decide […]

Events center losses predicted

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Officials with a Philadelphia-based facility management firm warned Curry County commissioners the county will lose about $500,000 during the Special Events Center’s first year of operation. Global Spectrum representative Neil McMullin said the county could continue to see losses of up to a $500,000 a year for at least […]

Jan. 1 Shopping with Tonya

It’s New Year’s Day, which means sales, sales and more sales. Now is the time to find leather jackets and cashmere sweaters marked down 50 percent or more. Almost all stores have their winter apparel on sale to make room for their spring fashion lines. So, stock up on basic pieces for next season.

Deadline to submit petition for alcohol sales draws near

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MCT photo: Bill Hogan Committee for Clovis Progress spokesperson Robin Howe said his group has collected about 2,000 signatures from patrons who want the issue of Sunday alcohol sales on the next election ballot. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The deadline to submit a petition proposing Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants and bars is […]

Patronage varies on Black Friday

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Electronics Boutique Games sold out of video game consoles within five minutes of opening on Black Friday, according to Store Manager Bill O’Shea. Located at North Plains Mall, the video game store along with other stores at the mall opened at about 6 a.m. Friday. Some Clovis retail store […]

Petition gaining steam

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Several Clovis restaurants have become signature collection points to support a petition for alcohol sales on Sundays. The Committee for Clovis Progress started Wednesday its petition to collect 725 signatures from Clovis registered voters to put Sunday Alcohol sales on the March 4 municipal election ballot, according committee spokesperson […]

Letters to the Editor: Alcohol contributes to moral collapse

This letter is about the 725 names needed on a petition to call an election on Sunday liquor sales. I would like to see the names of those who cannot stand even one day to be free of alcohol sales. I sincerely hope I would not see any names from our police and fire personnel […]