Citizens vote to ban dual commission service

CNJ staff Clovis citizens overwhelmingly approved a ban on dual commission service, rejecting the process by more than a 4-to-1 margin. In all, 3,742 voted for adding Section 2-6 to the Clovis City Charter, with 784 voting against changing the charter. The section will read, “No elected officer of the City shall be an elected […]

Prosecutors receive awards

CNJ staff A pair of prosecutors in the 9th Judicial District won two of the six annual awards at the Tuesday night awards ceremony for the Prosecutors Section of the New Mexico Bar Association in Albuquerque. Deputy District Attorney Ben Cross was recognized in the drug category, while Deputy District Attorney Brian Stover was awarded […]

Fishing report —

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and The Fish Phone, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northwest Animas River – The flow is 203 cfs. Fishing […]

Officials hope housing forum will help establish communication

CNJ staff The Regional Growth Planning Office is putting together the first of what it hopes are many housing forums on Thursday. The 7:30 a.m. forum set for the Clovis Civic Center is expected to take four hours and includes what RGPO Manager Rick Draker said is a good cross-section of locals in the know […]

Police release name of drowning victim

LOGAN — Mu’Allum Thayer, 31, of Portales drowned Friday morning at Ute Lake. A spokesperson for New Mexico State Police said Thayer’s body was discovered about 2 p.m. Friday in eight feet of water about 30 yards from shore. State Police were called to Ute Lake early Friday morning by two women who were swimming […]

Street section closed Wednesday for sewer work

CNJ staff A section of Kimberly Street will be closed Wednesday for repair work, according to the city’s public works department. According to a release from the city, work will take place on a broken sewer line along the road between Pineway and Prince streets.

Press release: Public Works to close section of Kimberly Wednesday

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My report on what I’ve learned

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Every magazine I read has one section I go to before I read anything else. In Sports Illustrated, it’s “This Week’s Sign the Apocalypse is Upon Us.” In Maxim, it’s the caption contest. In Esquire, it’s “What I’ve Learned.” In Esquire’s feature, well-known people tell you what they’ve learned, whether […]

Humor helps in tough times

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist There is nothing like a good sense of humor to carry you through the experience of birth. This week, humor and irony, helped to make it through a c-section, some health issues and welcoming our sixth child, a little baby girl. This was my fifth c-section and even though I […]

May 25, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Gays also part of our community Regarding Friday’s CNJ report on the Clovis High School yearbook staff including gays in its couples feature section: Why are so many people upset over the pictures of gay people in the yearbook?

May 25, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Gays also part of our community Regarding Friday’s CNJ report on the Clovis High School yearbook staff including gays in its couples feature section: Why are so many people upset over the pictures of gay people in the yearbook?

One ‘h’ is for heart

Glenda Price knows all about 4-H. Maybe too much. See her column in the Opinion section.

Get a kick out of Earl

Have you visited Earl’s cartoon world? You just might get a kick out of him. Earl’s world • • • Read any good blogs lately? Sharna Johnson tells animal tales: In search of ponies • • • Everybody has a snake story. Country-living columnist Glenda Price has two. Her stories are featured each Friday in […]

Looking for ponies?

Read any good blogs lately? Sharna Johnson tells animal tales: In search of ponies • • • Everybody has a snake story. Country-living columnist Glenda Price has two. Her stories are featured each Friday in the online Opinion section.

Snakes alive!

Everybody has a snake story. Country-living columnist Glenda Price has two. Her stories are featured each Friday in the online Opinion section.

That would throw us for a loop

Mayoral candidate Tim Ashley thinks it would be a good idea to merge city and county government into one. Editors asked readers what they think about that idea. Christian Heller’s response: “Wow! I guess that would throw the residents in for a loop. The city would inherit a lot of issues that the county has, […]

Feb. 17-23 Question of the Week

With the Hollywood writer’s strike over, what show are you looking forward to seeing again the most? Answer in the comment section below. Send question suggestions to kevin_wilson@link.freedom.com

Looking ahead

Stories we are working on for Tuesday’s paper. • A fast-moving grass fire near Muleshoe • Coverage of the first day of a Cannon airman’s murder trial • Changes in I.D. requirements at border crossings • • • George L. Prothro, managing editor at the Clovis News Journal in the late 1960s, died at his […]

Ready for some Super Bowl?

Beginning Tuesday, our recommended Web site of the day will be related to the Super Bowl. Click on “More features” below to access the sites. If you can’t wait until Tuesday, our sister paper in Mesa, Ariz., has a site we’ll feature twice: Super Bowl • • • Remember when cnjonline.com readers used to complain […]

After one year, highway paving problematic again

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A section of New Mexico Highway 206 between Portales and Dora is experiencing a significant deterioration of its pavement even though the highway was repaved less than a year ago. Residents, who regularly drive the road, say a section near Portales has become progressively worse over the spring and summer. […]