Santa Fe depot, Harvey House oldest buildings in Clovis

By Don McAlavy I n 1908, Burns Agency was started in back of the old Citizens Bank on Grand Ave. It was an insurance and real estate business, but moved several times. It’s now at 5th and Mitchell streets. It was started by Frank Burns, but ran many years by a son, the late Jim […]

Blight battle: Some ‘used to’ blight

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Paula and Jesse Baca said a lot has changed since they moved to the 200 block of Cameo Street a half-century ago. “We had a nice neighborhood at one time,” Paula Baca said. “Everything started falling apart when our neighbors left.” By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer U.S. 60/84 connects […]

Police vehicles involved in crashes

In a little more than one day, two law enforcement officers from different agencies were slightly injured in unrelated crashes. A Clovis police officer was transported to the hospital, treated and released Oct. 1 after he was involved in a lunchtime crash at Grand Avenue and Tennessee Street, Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Whitney said Brian […]

Education digest: CHS marching band receives high honors

The Clovis High School marching band was named Grand Champion at the Tumbleweed Marching Festival in Denver City, Texas, this past Saturday. The band also won Best in Class, Best Percussion, Best Color Guard, Best Drum Majors and Best Soloist. This is the third year in a row the band was named Grand Champion and […]

Utility Shareholders meeting planned

CNJ staff The New Mexico Utility Shareholders Alliance has scheduled its annual meeting and luncheon for 11:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at the Albuquerque Grand Airport Hotel at 2910 Yale Blvd. in Albuquerque. People planning to attend must RSVP by Sept. 30. RSVP and information: (505) 836-4223.

A view from under the pew: amos finds a firecracker

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist amos finds a firecracker one grand and brightsunshiny day as i waswhistling on my way boss – it was just before thefourth of july and i wasso happy i could cry –when across my wearypath i spied this odd hot dogwith its tail just friedand it had printed – […]

Police investigate drive-by shooting

Freedom New Mexico A Texas man was shot in the leg during a Saturday night drive-by shooting at the Grand Avenue apartments. Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney said around 8:30 p.m. William Mitchell was struck near the buttocks by a .45 caliber bullet that bounced up from the pavement. “When the shooting started, he grabbed […]

Private colleges balk at new G.I. Bill

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Days before a June 15 deadline, 521 private colleges had signed modest-to-grand “Yellow Ribbon” agreements under the new Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit, making these higher-priced schools more affordable to at least some Iraq and Afghanistan war-era veterans who qualify for admission. But more than half of private colleges nationwide apparently […]

Private colleges balk at new GI Bill

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Days before a June 15 deadline, 521 private colleges had signed modest-to-grand “Yellow Ribbon” agreements under the new Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit, making these higher-priced schools more affordable to at least some Iraq and Afghanistan war-era veterans who qualify for admission. But more than half of private colleges nationwide apparently […]

Food, music start off county centennial celebrations

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Little Texas took the stage Saturday at the Curry County Events Center as the closing show for the day of celebration. County manager Lance Pyle estimated that between 1,000 and 1,200 people attended the concert. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The smell of homemade mashed potatoes and beef tips […]

West Clovis traffic moving again after eight-hour snare

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Truck driver Cody White of Amarillo, center helps unload cattle from his overturned truck at the junction of Seventh Street and Grand Avenue Friday morning. CNJ staff West Grand Avenue and Seventh Streets were reopened around 11 a.m. after the early morning rollover of

Grand Canyon slips past Zias

CNJ staff PHOENIX — First baseman Randi Johns hit a two-run homer and Grand Canyon survived back-to-back home runs by Eastern New Mexico University’s Alex Mayo Otis and Kristen Cruickshank for a 5-4 win over the Zias on Friday in the Schutt Sports Division II Classic. Jessica Palma (4-1) went 4 1/3 innings before the […]

ENMU music department to perform “The Bat”

Courtesy photo The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is presenting the operetta Die Fledermaus, which means “The Bat” this weekend. Freedom New Mexico The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will present the operetta Die Fledermaus in the Campus Union Ballroom with a dinner this weekend. […]

Richardson won’t address grand jury investigation

Gov. Bill Richardson withdrawing his nomination to be President-elect Barack Obama’s commerce secretary amid a grand jury investigation into how some of his political donors won a lucrative state contract. The Associated Press SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson held a brief news conference Monday about his decision to withdraw his nomination as U.S. Commerce […]

Pair to serve as grand marshals

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer As part of the Veterans Week celebration, Clovis residents Gordon Lam and Rick Hidalgo will serve as grand marshals on Saturday’s Veterans Day Parade. The parade will start at 10 a.m. on Main Street. • Lam, 54, is the New Mexico Veterans of Foreign War state commander Service background: […]

Hounds trounce Mesa State

CNJ staff GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Sophomore forward Emerson Rodrigues scored a pair of goals and the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team dominated Mesa State 5-1 on Sunday. Rodrigues’ first goal came on a header off a crossing pass from sophomore midfielder Edward Bear with about 15 minutes left in the opening half, […]

Hounds fall to CSU-Pueblo

CNJ staff Grand Junction, Colo. — Robert Kinsey scored his ninth goal of the season as Colorado State-Pueblo beat Eastern New Mexico University 2-0, ending the Greyhounds’ four-game undefeated streak Friday in a non-conference match. Kinsey scored on header midway through the first half to put Pueblo up 1-0. Allan Chacon added an insurance goal […]

Habitat for humanity ReStore opening

Habitat for Humanity Sets Grand Opening For ReStore in Portales Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt & Curry Counties will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for its ReStore in Portales on Saturday, August 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at 308 North Main.

Indictment in Causey homicide

Portales, NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today Billy Joe Watson, age 44, was indicted by a Roosevelt County Grand Jury this afternoon.

Teen hospitalized after crash

CNJ staff A Clovis teen is in critical condition at a Lubbock hospital after he was hit by a vehicle Tuesday while riding his scooter, family members said. Andrea Armendariz said Thursday her 15-year-old son, Juan Chavarria, has not regained consciousness since the crash and doctors are waiting for swelling in his brain to reduce […]