Business as usual after bank shutdown

First Community Bank customers in Clovis and Portales should hardly notice things are changing after the FDIC closed the bank and ownership was transferred to U.S. Bank N.A., of Minneapolis, according to the FDIC. “It really is just business as usual under our new name,” FDIC Spokeswoman Roberta Valdez said Monday. Services will be uninterrupted [...]

Letter to the editor: Strangers saved me from attack

Strangers saved me from attack On Aug. 26, I was running my usual route along Llano Estacado headed west when a large stray dog came up to me. At first he seemed to be friendly and actually just ran along with me for awhile. Then suddenly he started circling me and jumped on my back. [...]

Curry County buys downtown post office building

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File photo Curry County commissioners approved a decision to buy the post office on Gidding Street. Postal service officials proposed in April to close the building as a cost cutting measure. By Sharna Johnson CNJ staff writer Curry County is buying the post office building in downtown Clovis. Commissioners approved the decision Tuesday following an [...]

No break for teachers

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Portales High School teacher Alex Lopez flips through a grade book. He said he checks the past grades of students new to his class to learn about them in preparation for teaching them. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico While the students head out to play during the winter break, [...]

Bidding proposed for Valles elk licenses

By Staci Matlock: The New Mexican If a bill titled HB 11 passes the state Legislature this session, avid elk hunters might one day be able to bid on a license for a bull elk in the grand Valles Caldera National Preserve on eBay. Rep. Jeannette O. Wallace, R-Los Alamos, is sponsoring the legislation, which [...]

Funny guy

Argus Hamilton is poking fun at Oklahoma City, casinos and — as usual — politicians in today’s column.

Pet of the day: Cali

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Name: Cali About: Calie is 2 1/2 years old and is a pure bred Golden Retriever. She is very protective, which is not usual for a Golden. She takes care of all our other animals and loves riding in the car. She likes to sit in the drivers seat when we are shopping. Owner: MaryLou [...]

Panic not uncommon

By Anita Doberman: Columnist I get panic attacks. They’re not frequent, and I’ll go years without one. But inevitably and without warning, they show up like an uninvited guest. I say without warning, but they’re not entirely random. While my husband is trying to assure me I’m not having a heart attack, he’ll gently ask [...]

Hotel business brisk in early days of Clovis

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Clovis solicited customers in many ways. One of the best ways to entice customers was to meet the passenger trains that stopped at the Santa Fe Railroad depot where passengers got off, to stretch their legs, get a bite to eat or seek a hotel. Soliciting patrons to a hotel [...]

KFC leftovers manna from heaven — for goats

By Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist TUCUMCARI — Just as the food of the gods is billed as ambrosia — whatever that is — I recently discovered the food of the goats. Contrary to the months of sweet grain, hand-fed and carefully sliced carrots side-dished with fresh corn tortillas, this breakfast had them licking their chops [...]