Toy store winds down

By Darrell Todd Maurina The Clovis location of KB Toys is among 375 stores determined to be “underperforming” or that do not fit strategic plans and are slated for closure, according to a Wednesday press release from the company. A woman who identified herself as a manager said Wednesday evening that local employees were aware […]

Cheese plant construction to begin

By Glen Seeber Ground breaking for the Southwest Cheese plant will be Feb. 6, Alan McEntee said Friday night at the conclusion of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet. “It’s been a lot of months of hard work, coming to this point,” said Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation. […]

Tickets still available for chamber banquet

CNJ STAFF Tickets are still available for the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet, but time is running out to reserve them, according to a news release. The banquet will be Friday at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base, with social hour at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Deadline to purchase […]

Business Digest 1/6

Tickets are available for “Cruise Into 2004,” this year’s Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce banquet. The banquet is scheduled for Jan. 16 at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. A social hour will be held at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m., chamber officials said. The banquet’s highlight will be the presentation […]

Dispositions

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Vernon Terry Dickson, 21, pleaded guilty to trafficking controlled substances (possession with intent to deliver). Sentenced to nine years in state prison, all but one suspended with court recommendation to be placed in Dickens County jail at administrator’s discretion, with credit for 78 days served. […]

United Way open house is today

CNJ STAFF REPORT CNJ STAFF REPORT The Clovis/Curry County United Way has completed the 2003 campaign drive and will hold an open house today to celebrate the results. The event, to be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the organization’s offices on 105 E. Grand, will include cookies and light refreshments. Executive Director […]

Business Briefs 11/18

Local provider offers new technology ENMR-Plateau, a regional telecommunications provider, is providing some area customers with “fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technologies,” according to a company news release. The Pleasant Hill Exchange, which incorporates the Brettana and San Vincente residential sub-divisions in Clovis, will be the first residential community in New Mexico to have access to this “groundbreaking […]

Pedestrian killed when struck by car

CNJ STAFF An 80-year-old man was struck and killed by a motorist on the 2200 block of North Prince Street on Saturday night, police said. Late Saturday night police identified the victim as Robert Grimm. Sgt. John Corley of the Clovis Police Department said Grimm, whose hometown was not immediately known, was hit about 6:45 […]

Vehicular homicide suspect denied bail reduction

By Darrell Todd Maurina Family members of Joe Martinez Jr. wept in the Curry County district courtroom Thursday afternoon when the judge denied pleas to reduce his bond on charges that include vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a July 4 crash that killed a Clovis woman. The defendant’s attorney, Tye Harmon of Clovis, […]

“Major jobs’ on horizon for region

CNJ Staff ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici and Gov. Bill Richardson this morning will unveil news about “major jobs and economic development” in eastern New Mexico, according to a press advisory released Wednesday. “It deals with the dairy industry,” said Chris Gallegos, a spokesman in Domenici’s office. “It will be big news for Curry […]

Richardson to hold local press conference

CNJ Staff Gov. Bill Richardson will stop in Clovis this morning to announce funding allocations for critical water and housing projects in this part of the state, according to state officials. The governor was to field a news conference in the Ingram Room of the Clovis-Carver Public Library from 8:30-9:15 a.m. today to announce funding […]

Church to hold special service

By Darrell Todd Maurina Calvary Baptist Church of Portales normally has about 50 people attending services, but its interim pastor, the Rev. Bobby Fuller, hopes to have three times that number this Sunday. According to a church press release, July 20 will be “Family Roll Call Sunday” for the church. Each member family at Calvary […]

Dairy industry, Irish firm about to say ‘cheese’

By Mike Linn A cheese plant in the area took a step closer to becoming a reality on Wednesday when dairy officials announced that advanced negotiations have started to build a $170 million cheese plant in the eastern New Mexico/West Texas region. The plant will be complete by the latter part of 2005, will staff […]

Business Digest

The city of Clovis is seeking applicants to serve as representatives from Districts 1 and 4 on its Economic Developent Tax Advisory Board, according to a city press release. The board meets at 7:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. It makes recommendations to the Clovis City Commission regarding allocation of economic development […]

Clovis liquor establishments stung

By Gary Mitchell A minor working with area law officers was able to purchase alcoholic beverages from half of the Clovis businesses he visited on Saturday, the Department of Public Safety says. The man, 20, was able to purchase alcohol in eight of the 16 businesses he visited, officials said. “This is not good,” said […]