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Clovis, Cannon team up to clean up highway

The stretch of Highway 60/84 between the Clovis city limits and Cannon Air Force Base has been commonly referred to as an eyesore, a reference to the run-down properties that put uneasiness into the...

 

In tribute: Coach remembered as father, friend, role model

Harry Miller wasn't a man of many hobbies away from the hardwood. "My dad was a basketball coach," youngest son Gary Miller said. "It was basketball. When it's not basketball season, you're on the...

 

Man arrested for MLK plaque theft

A Clovis man has been arrested and charged in connection with the theft of a plaque of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., and destruction of the plaque with the intent to sell it for...

 

Lady Cats cruise by sixth-ranked Eagles

Friday showed that even when the Clovis girls basketball team isn't running on a full tank, and doesn't play all that well, it's still one of the top five teams in Class 5A. As it stood, the...

 

Local Growth Management Committee sets leadership

In its first meeting of 2013, the Local Growth Management Committee set up its leadership and its goals for the next few months. The group, created to deal with community growth issues resulting from the change of mission at Cannon Air Force Base, to...

 

Growth committee hears wind energy concerns

In its first meeting of 2013, the Local Growth Management Committee set up its leadership and its goals for the next few months. The group, created to deal with community growth issues resulting from the change of mission at Cannon Air Force Base, to...

 

Empty Stocking Fund surpasses goal

A smattering of large donations has helped lead to another passed goal for the Salvation Army this Christmas season. Monday totals show the charity is ahead of last year's numbers for both its kettle money and its annual Empty Stocking Fund to help...

 

State judge dismisses one of three lawsuits against Ute pipeline project

A state judge on Monday granted a motion to dismiss litigation the Village of Logan filed in an attempt to halt construction on the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, also known as the Ute Water Project. The litigation, heard by Judge Sarah...

 

Cannon official stresses infrastructure

The state's military base planning committee descended upon Clovis Wednesday afternoon, where members received an update on Cannon Air Force Base and heard about a push for renewable energy and better transmission lines. The committee's quarterly...

 

Born into the business

Family put Scot Stinnett in the newspaper business, and inadvertently kept him from trying his craft at a bigger newspaper. One week after receiving a New Mexico reporter's highest honor, the...

 

Commissioners table Sunland landfill request

The Clovis City Commission, with aims to avoid a sticky situation on fee waivers, tabled a request Thursday night to help reduce landfill costs for a local peanut plant. Portales-based Sunland Inc., in operation since 1988, has massive disposal issue...

 

County clerks: Early voting numbers lower than 2008

The county clerks for Roosevelt and Curry counties say early voting for Tuesday's general election feels just as busy as it was in the last presidential election 2008, but the numbers don't bear it out. As of Wednesday, there have been 4,337 early...

 

Keeping time

Stan Patterson at one time owned about five dozen clocks in his Clovis home, but has over the years downsized to about 20. He's learned all kinds of lessons, like the importance of staggering the...

 

FCC grants Plateau $9.6 million for improving wireless in rural areas

A local communications provider is one of three statewide that received federal money to upgrade mobile service in rural areas of New Mexico that lack 3G or 4G wireless service. According to a release from Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., Plateau... Full story

 

Blessings for furry friends

Bonita Knox stepped to the podium, as she had so many times before as pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church, and surveyed a crowd of a dozen about to receive blessings. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Pasto... Full story

 

Portales pastor helps with annual pet blessing

Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff photo Pastor Bonita Knox of Trinity Lutheran Church delivers a blessing to Solis, a mixed terrier, as Mazdin Grim, 11, of Clovis looks on Saturday at the church's animal blessing event. Bonita Knox stepped to the podium, as... Full story

 

Board backs flights to Denver

In what was reasoned as a choice between Albuquerque or Denver, the Clovis Civil Aviation Board chose the latter with a recommendation of Great Lakes Airlines to provide federally-subsidized air service at the Clovis Municipal Airport. The...

 

Cosmetics company has 'cash flow' issues

A cosmetics company that has received nearly $2 million in financial assistance from the city is having issues opening its facility. Clovis city officials are planning a meeting next week to get more information and see what can be done to keep the...

 

Rommell propels Cleveland past Cats

RIO RANCHO — Whether by ground or by air, Jordan Rommell delivered. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound senior saved most of his deliveries for the second half, posting 134 of his 181 yards of offense after... Full story

 

Clovis expects challenge this week

Saturday afternoon at F.M. Wilson Stadium will feature a team in purple, white and black facing a team in white, purple and black. While that may seem like a simplistic description of the 2 p.m. tilt... Full story

 

Clovis should finally get tested this week

Saturday afternoon at F.M. Wilson Stadium will feature a team in purple, white and black facing a team in white, black and purple. While that may seem like a simplistic description of the 2 p.m. tilt between Manzano and Clovis, there's no denying...

 

Feed plant relocation deemed successful

A year after it began construction on its new Clovis plant, an agricultural feed company has called its move a success. Quality Liquid Feeds, which relocated a plant from Hereford for liquid feed to serve the dairy and beef production industries, was...

 

City employees get salary increase

By a unanimous vote, the Clovis City Commission agreed Thursday night to give city employees a 3 percent raise Each year, following completion of the final budget, City Manager Joe Thomas said consideration is given as to how much money is available... Full story

 

Airman using Kickstarter to pursue game project

Matt Lowe hasn't been in Clovis long, but he is a relative groundbreaker for Clovis with a small online dream. CMI staff photo: Kevin Wilson A shot of Matt Lowe's Kickstarter project page for Micro...

 

Airman using Kickstarter to pursue game project

Matt Lowe hasn't been in Clovis long, but he is a relative groundbreaker for Clovis with a small online dream. CMI staff photo: Kevin Wilson A shot of Matt Lowe's Kickstarter project page for Micro... Full story

 

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