Partners purchase station

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Joe Walker, center, and Bill Kurtis share a laugh after Dan Stoddard of Clovis presented them with their first dollar as a Clovis business. Walker and A&E documentarian Kurtis are partners in Tallgrass Broadcasting. (CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With a renowned documentarian and a lifelong businessman at the […]

Time capsule opening

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer What: The contents of a time capsule buried in 1957 will be revealed. The event is part of a year-long celebration of Clovis’ 100th anniversary. When: 2 p.m. today Where: The time capsule was buried in front of what was then the Clovis City Hall and what is now […]

Disaster situation handled well

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist We have read and heard a great deal about the tornado that swept through our town March 23. It seems inappropriate not to add to that, pulling out some of the positive things that meant we as a community pulled together to weather this situation. Only one radio station was […]

F-16 personnel moving

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base airmen with positions specific to F-16s will be given new assignments by a relocation team in February, according to a Cannon Air Force Base spokesperson. A team from Randolph Air Force Base in Texas will assign approximately 300 airmen permanent changes of station Feb. 5-9, […]

Christmas another day of work for many

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Thomas Klütts prepares meals during a busy spell Monday at Dave’s Coffee Shop. Klütts said many customers ordered traditional Christmas meals of turkey and mashed potatoes. (CNJ Staff Photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Having to work on Christmas didn’t take away from the holiday spirit of many Clovis residents, who said they […]

Worship hits airwaves

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Faith Christian Family Church assistant minister Levan Poller edits video in the church’s TV studio. Poller also is manager for the TV station purchased by the church. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Lights. Camera. Worship. Faith Christian Family Church is embracing technology in an attempt to reach Clovis’ unchurched. […]

Head-on collision takes lives of mental patients

By Don McAlavy: local columnist Six people were killed and three others critically injured in a head-on collision three miles east of Fort Sumner on Highway 60 on the night of Nov. 16, 1950, the Clovis News Journal reported the next day. Five apparently died instantly and the other was dead on arrival at Clovis […]

Space program innovation needs privatization

Freedom Newspapers The space shuttle Discovery made a safe re-entry landing Monday in only the second shuttle mission since the 2003 destruction during re-entry of the shuttle Columbia. The successful landing is a good time to discuss the independence of future space missions from government control and the federal treasury. Current Bush administration plans are […]

6/13 Business digest

Dietitian honored as year’s outstanding Judy Cox of Clovis was recognized as Outstanding Dietitian of the Year by the New Mexico Dietetic Association, according to a news release from the association. Cox is a consultant dietitian for La Casa Family Health Centers, the coordinator of the Area IV Consulting Dietitian Practice Group of the American […]

Critics still chirping at Dixie Chicks: At least one local radio station still boycotting group

Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks performs live on NBC’s “Today Show” in New York on November 2003. (KRT photo: Nicolas Khayat) By Paula Cronic Freedom Newspapers It was three years ago that Dixie Chicks’ lead singer Natalie Maines insulted President Bush and many country music fans with her now famous comment heard around the […]

St. Vrain robbery shocked many

By Don McAlvy: CNJ Columnist Back when this robbery happened, it was the talk of Curry County. The New Mexico State Police were phoned at their headquarters in Clovis at 5:15 p.m., and all law enforcement agencies in the county were quickly alerted. Three armed robbers, unknown and unidentified at the time of the robbery, […]

ENMU gets $5.4 million from state

By William P. Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Gov. Bill Richardson vetoed about $1.3 million in state Legislature-approved capital outlay money for Eastern New Mexico University, but ENMU President Steven Gamble said he is happy with the $5.4 million the university will receive. “We’re fine. We’re in good shape,” Gamble said. “We understand the governor has to […]

Fishing clinic offers education, family time

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Gevyn Stockard, 11, of Portales identifies aquatic invertebrae with Josephine Graf, a contract worker for the New Mexico Game and Fish Department during Saturday’s fishing clinic at Oasis State Park. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Thanks to a stocking of trout, the lake at Oasis State Park had a noticeable population. […]

Free fishing clinic offered

By Mike Jimenez: Freedom Newspapers Oasis State Park is the site of Saturday’s 15th annual Kids Free Fishin’ Clinic. The fishing clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Any child 12 or older must have a valid New Mexico fishing license to participate. Subjects include casting, ethics and conservation, water safety, fly fishing, […]

Police searching for suspects in marijuana find

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Police are searching for multiple suspects they believe were attempting to transport a large quantity of marijuana on a passenger bus. Clovis Police discovered more than 54 pounds of pre-packaged marijuana in two suitcases Monday afternoon at the Greyhound Bus Station on Pile Street. The estimated street value of […]

Panel wraps up base closing work

By Liz Sidoti: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A federal commission wrapped up its review of the Defense Department’s plan to close and consolidate domestic military bases Saturday, having made changes that it acknowledged would save billions less than the Pentagon’s nearly $50 billion estimated savings. Chairman Anthony Principi said the panel successfully balanced “proposals […]

Shuttle program needs modernization

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist NASA’s deliberations about when to resume flights by the space shuttle bring to mind the New Yorker cartoon of an executive on the phone, looking at his calendar and saying, “How about never? Does never work for you?” After spending 2 1/2 years and huge amounts of money to prevent […]

Bombs kill at least 40

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A wounded person is taken to an ambulance at Kings Cross station, where several explosions tore through the London subway Thursday during the morning rush hour. (KRT photo: David Parry) The Associated Press LONDON — Four explosions rocked the London subway and tore open a packed double-decker bus during the morning rush hour Thursday, sending […]

Muleshoe’s Lamb triumphed over alcoholism

By Don McAlavy If you tuned into KMUL radio in Muleshoe 25 to 45 years ago, you’d be certain to hear the “Muletrain News” six days a week. You’d hear the gravel-voice, gray-haired station manager Gil Lamb energetically begin his praises of Muleshoe country. Lamb would declare Muleshoe to be a good place to raise […]

KENW-TV tele-auction deemed success

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Bid they did, as viewers helped KENW-TV raise $65,000 during its 29th annual tele-auction which ran June 6 through last Saturday “We upped our dollars per hour by a thousand,” Said Sheryl Borden, marketing director for KENW-TV. “Last year we averaged $2,000 an hour.” The total is $4,000 […]