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Officials: Area housing construction up

On the surface, new housing numbers may not seem impressive or enough to ease concerns over where newcomers to Cannon Air Force Base are going to live. But local real estate and building experts say the figures in Clovis and...

 
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Officials: Area housing construction up

Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks A home under construction on Fred Daugherty Drive. On the surface, new housing numbers may not seem impressive or enough to ease concerns over where newcomers to Cannon Air Force Base are going to... Full story

 

9-18 Weddings and Engagements

Weddings Ortega/Eagle Bernice Ortega and Greg Eagle, both of Clovis, were married Aug. 13, 2005, at Faith Christian Family Church. Pastor Rick Burke performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Lourdes Sena and the... Full story

 

9-18 Weddings, Anniversaries, Honors, Club Notes, Births, How to Help, Engagements

Weddings Taylor Kristi Ray Mick of Clovis and Brian Andrew Taylor of Clovis were joined in marriage Aug. 10, 2005. Judge Vicky Kelly performed the marriage ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Doy Mick of Clovis. She i...

 
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Clovis' situation similar to Alabama air base

SELMA, Ala. — For-sale signs and empty parking spaces are the norm on this city’s historic Water Avenue, where rotted wood hangs from second-story balconies and paint flakes from the buildings of long-forgotten businesses. It d... Full story

 
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Cops & courts: Former detective requesting aid

A former Clovis detective now training Iraqi citizens to become police officers is searching for donations to buy them team uniforms and equipment. Keith Bessette, a detective who was shot while serving a search warrant in Clovis...

 
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Bed tax sore spot

Certified Nurses Assistant Kendra Annino visits with resident Toots Garrett Saturday at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) A battle between state and federal governments over a bed tax is putting nursing...

 
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Nursing home residents caught in middle of bed tax battle

A battle between state and federal governments over a bed tax is putting nursing home residents in the middle. At stake is a nearly $9 a day tax on all occupied nursing home beds in the state. The tax was instituted in 2004 in... Full story

 

Yucca girl tries out for CHS baseball

Yucca Junior High eight-grader Cerra Yohner takes ground ball practice Thursday at Bell Park as she tries out for the Clovis High School baseball team. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) An eighth-grade girl with aspirations to play...

 
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School officials suggest modified testing

School officials believe modified testing of special education students will better measure student knowledge and increase a school’s chances of meeting state education standards. Most special education students have average inte...

 
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Battle brewing over devilish stickers

Stickers on a Clovis man’s car portray cartoon images of bare-breasted female devils in sexually compromising positions. And the images have caught the attention of Clovis police. Officials have charged 31-year-old Dean Young, th...

 
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Bumper stickers at center of controversy

CLOVIS — Stickers on a Clovis man’s car portray cartoon images of bare-breasted female devils in sexually compromising positions. And the images have caught the attention of Clovis police. Officials have charged 31-year-old...

 
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Applebee's to construct location in Clovis

Another national chain restaurant is scheduled to open in Clovis in the near future. City officials said construction on an Applebee’s west of North Prince Street on Llano Estacado Boulevard will likely begin at the end of the...

 
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City workers feel slighted

Kevin Musick, traffic control supervisor with Public Works, listens to attorney Eric Dixon talk about the need for city employees to receive a pay raise during a revenue review committee meeting Tuesday at City Hall. (CNJ staff pho...

 
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Applebee’s latest to choose Clovis

City officials say construction on a new Applebee’s will likely begin by the end of February. The restaurant will be located about a block west of North Prince Street on Llano Estacado Boulevard. (CNJ staff photo: Mike Linn)...

 
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Cops & courts: Schools receive payment for contract dispute

Clovis schools recently received a one-time payment of $35,000 after a settlement was reached over a beverage contract dispute. The settlement, signed in November and released to the Clovis News Journal last week, was made after...

 
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Shooting suspect accepts plea

A man accused of shooting a Clovis police detective in December of 2002 signed a plea agreement Friday that could result in a jail sentence of more than 30 years. Timothy Burke, 52, agreed to plead guilty to aggravated battery on... Full story

 
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Increase in development puts strain on city’s drainage system

Mark Autrey, with the Curry County Road Department, digs out a path on Friday for the water drainage line between Sugarbeet and Humphrey Road. ( CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) Budget cuts, developments sprouting like mushrooms, and...

 
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Runoff water spells trouble for Clovis

Budget cuts, developments sprouting like mushrooms, and a year of heavy rain have exacerbated drainage problems in Clovis. Tack on an all-but-flat terrain and the flooding of homes this summer and city officials are somewhat torn... Full story

 
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City votes to keep recreation building

City officials refuse to pull the plug on the Youth Recreation Building. Despite a leaky roof, no electricity and shoddy plumping. Despite the parks and recreation committee’s initial request to have it demolished. Despite a...

 
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Woman busted in search of hit man

A former Bovina chiropractor has been arrested on charges she paid an undercover Clovis police detective to kill her ex-husband and his father. Shannon Hollister, 34, of Mount Vernon, Wash., was arrested Saturday without incident...

 
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Instructor nails down national championship

Frank Oborney demonstrates his technique for hammering in nails with both speed and accuracy Tuesday at Clovis Community College. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) Frank Oborny is worried a national championship and a brief appearance...

 
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Military encouraged to write of war

Countless stories of hometown war heroes have graced the pages of newspapers across the country. News stations broadcast the coming and going of troops, their funerals and their family’s joys and sorrows. But no news service can...

 
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Soldiers offered chance to tell story

Countless stories of hometown war heroes have graced the pages of newspapers across the country. News stations broadcast the coming and going of troops, their funerals and their family’s joys and sorrows. But no news service can...

 
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Lobbyists have different kind of labor

Mike Miller knows how government works. He knows state lawmakers and he’s a “people person.” He likes to talk. In many ways the Portales resident is a prototype lobbyist, a profession that much like sports runs in seasons...

 

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