Muleshoe tax, alcohol proposals fail

CNJ staff Muleshoe voted against selling alcohol within city limits on Saturday. Voters defeated the citywide proposal 543 to 414 for in an election that generated a high number of voters. A tax increase proposal for hospitals also failed, 545 to 383.

Postal Service considering Clovis consolidation

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks An official said Tuesday the Postal Service is considering closing the Gidding Street Post Office in an effort to save money. CNJ staff Tough times are apparently hitting home at the Clovis Post Office. The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday confirmed it is considering selling the Gidding Street Post Office […]

Fluctuating fertilizer prices hurt farmers, dealers

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Curtis Breshears of SPRA-Green Inc. saw his fertilizer sales drop by two-thirds last year because of high prices. However, decreases in fertilizer costs this winter have things looking better, he said. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Fueled by roller coaster oil prices, high fertilizer prices are hurting not only […]

Sept. 21, 2008 Cops and Courts

Two Cannon Airmen are facing felony charges and a total of nine have been charged in connection with underage drinking stemming from an August party, according to court records. Scott Garbutt, 25, and Shaun Holland, 24, were arrested Sept. 9 and released on $50,000 appearance bonds, court records show. They are each charged with 10 […]

Cell evolution

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Liliana Castillo The cell phone has evolved into an all-encompassing device that feeds peoples dependence on it. By Liliana Castilla, Freedom New Mexico Al Noblett began selling cell phones when they were simply phones. In 1987, Noblett got his first job in sales with Radio Shack and was charged with selling […]

Clovis man sentenced to nine years for selling meth

CNJ staff A Clovis man was sentenced Thursday to 9 years imprisonment for selling methamphetamines, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Raymond Gonzales, 34, sold methamphetamines during an investigation by Cannon Air Force Base’s Office of Special Investigation, the release said. In April 2006, according to the release, a source working […]

Clovis woman gets 19 years for selling drugs

Clovis, N.M. – Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Tikila Williard, age 38, was sentenced for her conviction of selling crack cocaine to undercover police officers. This is the second time Willard has been convicted of selling crack cocaine in the past ten years, making this offense a first degree felony. At […]

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 […]

Sept. 11, 2007 It’s Their Business

Name: Lavender and Lace Location: 3017 N. Prince, Suite 2 What they do: Sell silk and dry florals, oil paintings, gifts and home decor Who’s in charge: Anne McMath Employees: one How long in business: Previously owned and operated as Anne’s Creations in Portales for more than 10 years, now recently re-opened in Clovis Hours: […]

Manager: ‘Harry Potter’ flying off shelves

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Gutierrez Denise Adams of Clovis looks at a copy of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” for her grandson, Bryan McCormick. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Between 250 and 300 people waited at Hastings in Clovis until the clock struck one minute past midnight Saturday to buy “Harry Potter and […]