Former fire chief, city settle

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ STAFF WRITER Former Clovis Fire Chief Sam McCallie has agreed to a $15,000 settlement with the city of Clovis and its city manager after attempting to sue for wrongful termination in January 2003. McCallie’s lawyer, Eric Dixon of Portales, said the city also agreed not to challenge $9,000 in unemployment compensation. […]

Police Blotter: May 28, 2004

A Clovis restaurant manager called police about 9 a.m. Monday to report that an employee’s cash drawer had come up $235.79 short and the night manager had no explanation. The restaurant manager informed police that cash shortages have been occurring more and more frequently at the restaurant. She told police she had directed the night […]

County manager in campaign controversy

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Some county residents and some candidates in county elections claim Curry County Manager Geneva Cooper violated county personnel policies by endorsing District 2 commission candidate Pete Hulder in a newspaper advertisement. The ad, which ran in Wednesday’s Clovis News Journal, lists a number of local residents, commissioners Kathrynn Tate […]

Clovis downtown revitilization hires new program manager

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Julie Charters, a former accountant with the Bechtel Corporation and the wife of a Cannon Air Force Base pilot, has been hired as program manager for the Clovis Downtown Revitalization Program. “After a very extensive search of some great candidates, we decided that Julie was the best fit for […]

National League capsules

The Associated Press Capsules of National League teams, in order of finish last year: EAST Atlanta Braves 2003: 101-61, 1st place. Manager: Bobby Cox (18th season). He’s Here: RF J.D. Drew, INF Russell Branyan, RHP Antonio Alfonseca, LHP Armando Almanza, LHP C.J. Nitkowski, RHP Tim Drew, RHP Chuck Smith. He’s Outta Here: RHP Greg Maddux, […]

American League capsules

The Associated Press Capsules of American League teams, in order of finish last year: EAST New York Yankees 2003: 101-61, 1st place (AL champions). Manager: Joe Torre (ninth season). He’s Here: 3B Alex Rodriguez, RF Gary Sheffield, RHP Kevin Brown, RHP Javier Vazquez, RHP Paul Quantrill, RHP Tom Gordon, OF Kenny Lofton, LHP Donovan Osborne, […]

Police Blotter 3/24

Staff at a Clovis alternative school called police about 6:30 p.m. March 17 to report that five females left on foot and had not been seen since 5:45 p.m. Police took down the names and descriptions of the five girls, aged 13 through 17, and filed a missing persons report. • • • About 3:15 a.m. Thursday, […]

Board votes $2 million to N.M. water authority

By Jack King The state Water Trust Board voted Wednesday to give $2 million to the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority. The money is state funds earmarked by the Legislature in 2002 for the water authority’s Ute Pipeline Project, but the Water Trust Board had to vote to release the money. The New Mexico […]

Clovis shows new resolve

By Jack King At the beginning of a new year it is always popular to make a resolution — something you intend to do during the next 365 days to improve your life or that of those around you. In a quiz of local officials about their New Year’s resolutions Wednesday, most said 2003 was […]

Shops drop costs

Shoppers walk past one of many signs offering post-Christmas sales Saturday at North Plains Mall. Stores were slashing prices in hopes of luring shoppers into spending money after Christmas. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis businesses did well with their post-Christmas sales, according to store managers who said much of their […]

Merchants have gifts for little kids and big ‘kids’

By Jack King If you’re the parent, relative, or even a close friend of a preteen girl, among the most popular ways to say “Merry Christmas” this year is “Bratz.” The fashion-plate dolls were mentioned most often when Clovis merchants were asked Wednesday which are the hottest-selling toys this year. “Craft kits are also really […]

Teeters, Millie

Millie Teeters Services: Have been held. Mrs. Millie Teeters, 86, of Clovis, a retired bookkeeper/office manager, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at her home. She was born on March 12, 1917, in Claude, Texas, to William and Ellen Cornell Garton. She came to Clovis in 1938. She married Jim Teeters. She worked as a bookkeeper […]

Theater manager looking for patrols

Abby Parrish, manager of Allen Theaters, said groups of young people tend to gather at the mall and North Plains Cinema 4 and take part in fights, vandalism, flashing gang signs and robbery. By Jack King Fights, vandalism, flashing gang signs and robbery — it’s all just a day at the mall for some Clovis […]

City manager selected in Portales

By Tony Parra PORTALES — Debi Lee of Hobbs has been selected city manager in Portales. She is expected to begin in mid-December. “We selected her unanimously,” said city council member D.K. Shafer. “I believe she really likes Portales. She’s got a boy at Eastern (New Mexico University) and a girl that is coming back […]

Lowe’s stocking up

By Gary Mitchell Lowe’s Home Center officials will take possession today of their newly constructed 135,000-square-foot facility at the corner of Prince and Llano Estacado streets, behind the Golden Corral restaurant. Meanwhile, two semi-trailer loads of forklifts and several semi-trailer loads of steel racks surrounded the new Lowe’s parking lot Tuesday afternoon. “Today (Tuesday), we’re […]

Goins, Edward

Edward Goins Services: Have been held. Mr. Edward L. “Eddie” Goins of Carlsbad, a truck driver, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Carlsbad Medical Center. He was born on May 19, 1956, in Carlsbad, to Kenneth and Pearl Goins. He was raised in Carlsbad and graduated from Carlsbad Senior High in 1974. He participated in […]

Committee establishes water conservation guidelines

Jack King There is a growing recognition in the region that water is a limited resource, said Randy Crowder, chairman of the city’s Water Policy Advisory Committee. In response to that realization, the committee — established in December — is developing long- and short-range recommendations on water policy, Crowder said. Along with recommendations on community-wide […]

Letters to the Editor 8/17

Utility manager lauds conservation efforts On behalf of New Mexico American Water, please allow me to thank the residents of Clovis for their tremendous response to our recent requests for conservation. While wise water use is always a good idea, this summer our system has been especially strained. I was very pleased to see the […]

Water storage on the rise

By Jack King The good news is the water storage tanks are filling up again. The bad news is the drought’s not over, New Mexico-American Water Co.’s operations manager said Thursday. The water company and the city of Clovis asked residents July 31 to conserve water because New Mexico-American’s water storage tanks were less than […]

Tax-Free Days deemed success

By Gary Mitchell North Plains Mall merchants say they were pleased with the turnout to their version of the Texas tax-free weekend shopping spree. “It was wonderful,” said North Plains Mall manager Cindy Banister. “All four of our major department stores here were very pleased with the weekend sales. The customer traffic was great all […]