Lady Cats survive rain to beat Hobbs

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Clovis High junior shortstop Laura Wood attempts to complete a double play during the first game of Friday’s doubleheader at Lady Wildcat Complex after forcing Hobbs’ Lorena Castillo at second base. Photo by Eric Kluth CNJ STAFF It took nearly three hours, but the Clovis High softball team survived three rain delays in the first […]

Umpiring good call for ex-players

By Dave Wagner While baseball umpires often take a lot of grief, most are in it for the love of the game. Former area high school players Wes Hatley and Ricardo Anaya said they’ve used umpiring as a means to stay close to the sport. No one does it to get rich. Anaya, 25, said […]

A day to go low

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Clovis junior Guillermo Chavez chips onto the 18th green during the Clovis Triangular golf tournament Thursday at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. Chavez birdied the hole and won the tournament with a 70. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White Guillermo Chavez’ timing couldn’t be better. With the district and state tournaments coming up in […]

Supreme Court has chance to vote for openness

The White House is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect what it sees as a right of the presidency to solicit advice from private citizens and do so in secret — as vice president Dick Cheney did early in the Bush administration with an energy task force. The high court, which seemed to respond […]

Cinco de Mayo a part of American culture

By Helena Rodriguez, columnist According to late night TV show host Jay Leno, “St. Patrick’s Day is the Cinco de Mayo for white people.” That had me laughing, and nodding in agreement when Leno said this on TV in March. I just have to mention it now as we prepare for a big Cinco de […]

Letter writers note appreciation for efforts

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will periodically publish thank-you letters of public interest. Letters should be less than 300 words and the writer must be identified. Writers should include telephone numbers and addresses for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for clarity, content and space considerations. Names of for-profit businesses may be deleted prior […]

Jury: Innocent of murder

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Fernando Garcia hugs attorney Jim Klipstine Jr. of Hobbs at the Curry County Courthouse after being found not guilty of second-degree murder and tampering with evidence Thursday. Garcia was found guilty of dogfighting. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina, CNJ STAFF WRITER Dogfight guilt seen by panel Jurors spent two hours trying […]

Trial over but family lacks closure

By Darrell Todd Maurina, CNJ STAFF WRITER Garcia hopes to resume a normal life, feels sorry for Moises Ortiz’s loved ones. Fernando Garcia just wants to move forward. The 20-year-old Clovis resident spent nearly a year in jail, charged with killing Moises Ortiz, before a jury found him innocent of the charge. Garcia had been […]

Shelter-rescued dog earns recognition for heroism

By Jack King, CNJ STAFF WRITER Jenny darted between owner and a rattlesnake. Jenny, a mixed-breed dog who died after shielding a Clovis second-grader from a rattlesnake, has received an international animal heroism award. The Elisabeth Lewyt Award for Heroic and Compassionate Animals, presented to 50 dogs and cats since 1999, is a collaboration of […]

Police Blotter 4/30

A Portales man came to the Clovis Police Department about 5 p.m. on April 22 to report a case of stalking via computer. The man said he had walked from one location to another in Clovis on April 19. After returning home, he received a pop-up message on his computer by someone who described every […]