Two injured in explosion recovering

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CNJ staff photo: Tonjia Rolan An explosion at H20 Express, 1120 N. Prince Street, blew the building apart Saturday and injured two people. Tonjia Rolan Ed Sabia stopped by H2O Express on Saturday to help longtime friend Ken Urban fix a water pump. Marynell Urban, Ken’s mother, stopped by later to invite the two to […]

City officials plan road improvements

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed City Engineer Justin Howalt, left, and Danton Bean, senior structural engineer for HDR Engineering Inc., right, look over portions of Mabry Drive up for repair in 2012. Mabry will be repaired between South Prince and Norris street Improvements will include stripping the old pavement and repaving the road and installing […]

Education digest: Clovis native joins teaching program

Clovis native joins teaching program Clovis native Jason Glikas has joined Teach for America, according to a news release from the organization. Teach for America is a national corps of top college graduates who commit to teach in urban and rural public schools in low-income communities for two years. Glikas is a 1997 graduate of […]

Study: Urban prairie dogs at higher risk

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Submitted by Jenny Ramirez Eastern New Mexico University graduate Jenny Ramirez studies wildlife and, as an undergraduate, conducted a unique project on prairie dogs in Roosevelt and Curry counties. Her research indicated that prairie dogs living in urban areas spend more time watching for predators than eating, which could harm their health. Argen Duncan After […]

Clovis housing agency receives federal grant

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Housing and Redevelopment Agency has received $41,212 in grant money through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Funding came from HUD’s Family Self Sufficiency Program, according to a release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The program helps community housing agencies develop local strategies to help individuals and families […]

Federal employees group considers closing

CNJ staff The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Curry County chapter faces potential closure. Joe Urban, who has been president of the chapter for more than 20 years, said New Mexico NARFE President Mary Ellen McKay and Vice President Tom Anderson will meet with him Monday for further planning. Urban said he has been […]

Band made lasting impact on genre

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist “Shenandoah was one of the first groups to rebel against the urban cowboy image of the ‘80s and lead the way to the new traditionalism of the ‘90s.” (Shenandoah website)

Urban, “Voice of the Wildcats,” dies at 71

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CNJ file photo John Urban laughs as he tries on a Clovis Wildcats hat during a 2004 Kiwanis club meeting. Urban died Wednesday morning at 71. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The “Voice of the Wildcats” fell silent Wednesday. John Urban, the longtime public address announcer for Wildcat football games, died Wednesday at Plains […]

March 9, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at Clovis-Carver Public Library: Urban Landscape Architecture, edited by Bridget Vranckx, showcases the work of the world’s best architects and designers who are transforming urban spaces to keep downtown areas vital and appealing for tourism and residency. Lifeblood, by Penny Rudolph, sends Rachel Chavez on a search for answers after […]

Church hits 100 year mark

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks First United Methodist Church members will celebrate 100 years of worship Sunday. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Clovis resident John Urban was born Methodist, which is what prompted him to seek out a church during a 1958 business trip to Clovis. “I was traveling from Des Moines, Iowa, to […]

No need for speed

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Retired construction worker Marcus Urban stands near a sign he created to deter speeding in his neighborhood. Urban said he is concerned a child will get hit by a vehicle. A rickety wooden sign hangs in front of Marcus Urban’s Clovis home with black, hand-painted letters warning speeders to “look […]

Students don jackets in support of FFA week

By CNJ staff Clovis High School sophomore Kayla Urban and about 40 fellow CHS students will wear their blue corduroy jackets Friday as a symbol of their FFA membership. Wearing the jackets is one of several activities FFA members in Clovis and across the country will do to celebrate National FFA Week, which started Saturday […]

Internet age brings new problems

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I have to admit my 80-year-old dad, who is a retired engineer, is more computer savvy than I am. He, of course, remembers the days when computers were machines that took up an entire room, and had to be “talked to” in special languages. It was my dad, in fact, […]

Holidays bring about nostalgia

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Whenever the yuletide season rears its evil head, I’m always reminded of my world-class journalistic enterprises. In fact, I get all teary eyed and go looking for Kleenex tissues with wintry scenes printed on them. Back in olden times I reported for the Denver Post, and my city editor, a […]

Student profile: Rachelle Urban

Rachelle Urban is a senior at the Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Christine Martinez. What is your theme song? “Brown-eyed Girl.” What do you envision your life being like in 10 years? I hope to be a teacher and have a family started. What is your greatest fear? To be buried alive. […]

4-2 Marshall Honor Roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Seventh Grade Kortnee T. Alston, Joshua D. Bizer, Christian M. Boutte, Cacianita G. Bryant, Tayci S. Burnett, Jennifer N. Chavez, Mandy R. Chavez, Charlena A. Cooper, Deanna L. Coyle, Erick V. Curtis, Patrice H. Edwards, Sierra L. Ellis, Shauni L. Gendreau, […]

Lady Cats take twin bill

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Clovis High sophomore Samantha Ramos hits the ground after diving to catch a pop fly to end the fifth inning in the opener of Tuesday’s doubleheader against Roswell Goddard at Lady Wildcat Softball Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High senior Rachelle Urban had a nice, comfortable outing […]

CHS softball program making strides

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Clovis freshman Tisa Forrest pitches during softball practice last week at the Lady Wildcat Complex. The Lady Wildcats open their season Friday at home against Hobbs in the Clovis Invitational. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A 12-12 record two years ago turned into a 13-13 mark last year for the […]

2/4 Marshall honor roll

Seventh Grade Erika Adams, Deanna L. Akens, Kortnee T. Alston, Joshua D. Bizer, Christian M. Boutte, Cacianita G. Bryant, Tayci S. Burnett, Jordan P. Burrow, Jennifer N. Chavez, Mandy R. Chavez, Charlena A. Cooper, Deanna L. Coyle, Erick V. Curtis, Patrice H. Edwards, Sierra L. Ellis, Ashley N. Gabbey, Shauni L. Gendreau, Tasha N. Grassel, […]

‘Urban Ballet’ comes to Clovis

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Courtesy Photo: Geoffrey Tischman “Of Dust and Bone,” which will be shown during tonight’s Urban Ballet at Marshall Auditorium in Clovis, is inspired by New Mexican poet Levi Romero. Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Though it’s a New York City dance troupe, the visitors to Clovis Community College have a flavor that is decidedly New […]