Clovis couple wins lottery prize

CNJ staff A Clovis couple won a top prize playing a New Mexico Lottery Scratcher game, according to a press release. According to the New Mexico Lottery press release: • Troy and Tiffany Vancleave won $50,000 playing the lottery’s “Crossword Deluxe” Scratcher. “I fell to my knees and cried,” Tiffany Vancleave told lottery officials in […]

Legislature may see ‘dramatic’ facelift in 2013

Tuesday was the official filing day for New Mexico’s primary election. Political blogger Joe Monahan tells us the state Legislature is “poised for its most dramatic facelift in two decades.” He also reports the lawmaking game is not as much fun as it used to be and writes: “The bull market days of an overflowing […]

Web page, other changes coming Monday

CMI staff To our readers: Beginning Monday, you will see a new design for our four newspaper web pages belonging to the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune, Quay County Sun and Cannon Connections. As well on Monday, we will move the content for those pages and our email to a server in a new location. […]

Curnutt selected as new mayor

Thomas Garcia It was down to business Thursday for the newly sworn in city commissioners Daniel Lopez and Dora Salinas Mctigue. McTigue and Lopez were sworn in at a workshop at City Hall before their first commission meeting. The meeting was chaired by senior commissioner Robert Lumpkin, who welcomed the new commissioners. “I’d like to […]

Man facing felony charge

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QCS staff A Tucumcari man has been charged with one count of criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13. Chris Quintana, 61, surrendered to New Mexico State Police on Feb. 24 at the Quay County Magistrate Court. A warrant was issued for Quintana’s arrest by Tenth Judicial District Judge Albert J. Mitchell Jr., based […]

New administrator joins Dan C. Trigg hospital

Special to the QCS Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital has announced Suraj Agboke has joined the hospital-based primary clinic as the practice administrator. “We’re pleased to have Suraj’s expertise as a part of our team. His experience will help us expand clinic services and recruit providers,” said Lance Labine, Administrator for DCT. Agboke replaces Johnlyn […]

New owners believe community newspapers future of industry

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CMI Staff New owners Garry Ellis and Gary Stevenson say acquisition of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun marks the end of a 2 1/2-year search “for just the right (media) property.” The two are partners in Clovis Media Inc., which assumed ownership today of the three papers from Freedom Communications, […]

Money for Ute pipeline project allocated in Obama budget

Freedom New Mexico Some more dollars may be flowing toward the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, with a $1.978 million federal allocation in President Obama’s 2013 budget. That money makes $2.978 million in commitments to the pipeline project, which would deliver water from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County to entities that make up […]

Super Bowl ads not so ‘super’

Well, the Super Bowl is over and professional football has left us once again until September. The Super Bowl is the pinnacle of achievements for the 32 teams in the National Football League. Its history is rich, its atmosphere is electric, and its finishes are often ones for the history books. I am a fan […]

Newspaper history

The Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun have been sold to Clovis Media Inc., a new company based in Sheridan, Wyo., officials announced on Tuesday. The sale also includes all of the publications produced by the group now known as Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Here’s a brief history of each newspaper: