City manager making most of summer

Reporter’s Notebook One of eastern New Mexico’s more famous residents spent last weekend roaring around Ute Lake on a Harley. Well, sort of. Clovis City Manager Ray Mondragon was seen zipping around on a Harley-Davidson replica mini scooter. The scooter goes about 25 mph and is powered by a two-cycle lawnmower engine, he said. “It’s […]

Trial over but family lacks closure

By Darrell Todd Maurina, CNJ STAFF WRITER Garcia hopes to resume a normal life, feels sorry for Moises Ortiz’s loved ones. Fernando Garcia just wants to move forward. The 20-year-old Clovis resident spent nearly a year in jail, charged with killing Moises Ortiz, before a jury found him innocent of the charge. Garcia had been […]

Eden, Marvel

Marvel Eden Services: Have been held. Mrs. Marvel Eden, 79, of Henderson, Nev., died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 10, 1924, in Vevay, Ind., to Ruby and Tom Brindley. She was the oldest of four children. She cared for her siblings and helped care for […]

Welcome to Austin: Neat town

Clyde Davis We headed west and then north out of Austin, Texas, driving through the rolling hills and green countryside that, except for the temperature, reminded me very much of western Pennsylvania and home. Janice was driving, I was riding shotgun, and Dot and Lynn were stretched out in the back seat. It was Saturday […]

When picking your fight, make it worthwhile

Judy Brandon I have vivid childhood memories from years spent in Kansas City during my parents’ seminary days. The family budget was tight so my parents were very frugal and very inventive in making ends meet. On one occasion, my mother purchased an old sofa from a thrift store. The sofa’s wood trim was in […]

City travel expenses down from last year

By Jack King Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal conducts periodic checks of financial records of various public entities. Here’s a look at city of Clovis travel expenses from January to date. City spending for travel and related expenses is down this year, though Clovis city commissioners’ travel expenses are up from a year ago, […]

Clovis growing in some ways, not others

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about new businesses moving into town less than two years after Kmart closed its doors. Here are some responses: “Clovis is just turning into another cookie cutter American city/town. They call it progress but I’m not sure! “In just a short 20 years, the place the United States […]

Lobbyists spend money in wrong places

By Ned Cantwell Here’s the thing. You can shower me with all kinds of gifts. I will accept the Lexus. Nice gesture. Oh, and how I am looking forward to those two weeks in Hawaii at your expense. Be warned, though. Those gratuities will have no effect on me whatsoever should I ever write about […]