Pinckney, Willis score nine points each in all-star game

By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — While most of the attention for Thursday’s North/South big school all-star basketball game was going to University of New Mexico and New Mexico State recruits, a pair of Clovis players found The Pit floor in Albuquerque much to their liking, too. However, the efforts of Justin Pinckney and Bud Willis, […]

Chavez shoots another 76

CNJ STAFF ORLANDO, Fla. — Clovis’ Guillermo Chavez fired his second consecutive round of 76 on Thursday and is currently in a five-way tie for 42nd place at 230 after three rounds of the American Junior Golf Association’s HP Boys Junior Championship Golf Tournament at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Country Club & Lodge. The tournament […]

Zia players like pizza, Barry Bonds and Kerry

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Clovis Zia pitcher Phillip Martinez pitched three innings in last weeks District 3 11-year-old tournament championship game at Dickinson Field. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Members of the Clovis Zia All-Stars like Barry Bonds, John Kerry in the presidential election and are torn between X-box and Play Station2 when it comes to video […]

Clovis baby’s reaction to food not related to California poisoning

CNJ Staff An 8-month-old Clovis child who stopped breathing on Tuesday night and was later resuscitated by two Army National Guardsmen had an allergic reaction to baby food, according to information the child’s father provided to officials at Cannon Air Force Base Public Affairs. It doesn’t look like the child’s baby food was poisoned, said […]

Buban, Stanley

Stanley Buban Services: Private services will be held. Stanley Buban, 87, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Sunday, July 25, 2004. She was born on March 26, 1917, in Lehigh, Mont. He was a retired welder. He was a World War II veteran and had lived in Las Vegas for five years. Prior to moving he […]

Intense protests prove problems far from resolved

Freedom Editorial In a country of about 6 million people, 100,000 protesters or so (estimates ranged from 70,000 to 150,000) are hardly a majority. But in politics intensity can count for as much or more than sheer numbers. Those who joined hands to protest against a plan to withdraw Israeli settlements from Gaza constitute more […]

Don’t talk about dogs with friends

By Grant McGee Dog, man’s best friend. I’ve often wondered about this “man’s best friend” thing over the years, seeing how some folks treat canines. I got to thinking about this the other day when, on a county road outside of Clovis far from any house, I came across a dog dragging about six feet […]

Apologies only count when genuine

By Helena Rodriguez Saying “I’m sorry!” has become so easy nowadays that it often loses its real meaning. It is the genuine “sorries” that are the hardest to express in words. And even harder, is knowing when to say “I’m sorry!” Do you apologize when you are not truly sorry just to make peace with […]

Lights! Camera! Clovis?

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico could be become the filming location for a feature-length sports movie — if local officials can prove its likeness to 1960s Oklahoma. The New Mexico Film Office announced this week that Clovis and surrounding areas are being considered for a $7 million production with a crew […]

Ag secretary makes rural connection

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ann M. Veneman, right, answers questions along with U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., during Wednesday’s press conference at ENMR. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor The U.S. secretary of agriculture came to Clovis on Wednesday behind an entourage of political, dairy and technological gurus to promote […]

Officials warn time running out on Ute project

By Darrel Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Local officials told an interim committee of the State Legislature on Wednesday morning that any further delays in building the Ute Water pipeline will hike costs by about $3 million per year. Total capital and enhancement costs for the proposed Ute Water system are now at $310.2 million, […]

Willis, Pinckney ready for all-star game

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Clovis High grads Justin Pinckney (left) and Bud Willis will play for the South in tonight’s New Mexico Coaches Association Class 4A-5A all-star basketball game in Albuquerque. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Clovis High grads Justin Pinckney and Bud Willis will be off to college soon, but first they’ll take part in the […]

Chavez makes cut in Florida golf event

CNJ STAFF ORLANDO, Fla. — Clovis High senior Guillermo Chavez shot a four-over 76 Wednesday and just made the cut after two rounds of the American Junior Golf Association’s 72-hole HP Boys Junior Championship golf tournament at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Country Club & Lodge. Chavez, who shot a 78 on Tuesday, finished the day […]

ENMU coach hospitalized in Albuquerque

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Dan Buzard By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Dan Buzard had surgery for a brain tumor Monday in Albuquerque, where he remains hospitalized. Buzard, 36, was taken ill over the weekend while in Albuquerque. “Sunday he just got really sick at my parents’ house,” said Buzard’s wife Jennifer. “He looked really […]

Schulz on stage

By Emilie Hornak: CNJ Correspondent CCC actors bring late cartoonist Charles Schulz’s Charlie Brown characters to life in play. Children remind us of pure and simple days, when the most important things in life were school work, baseball games and holidays. All of this wholesome innocence and more was captured for decades by cartoonist Charles […]

Liquor industry doesn’t need tax money to survive

Freedom Editorial D oesn’t it just — pardon the expression — lift your spirits to learn the poor liquor industry is getting a boost from taxpayers? Granted, it’s just a tiny boost, but when you are a struggling business, you need all the help you can get, we reckon. Yes, the Distilled Spirits Council is […]

Sometimes even officers ‘duff’ it

By Ned Cantwell There are any number of obscure words and phrases associated with the game of golf, a pastime that involves otherwise intelligent people forking over 50 or 60 bucks to a guy who lets them walk on his grass while swinging a stick, an activity you can do pretty much for free at […]

City should have own water company

Letters to the Editor This is in response to the article about a proposed water-rate hike from New Mexico-American Water company: When is this city going to wake up? NMAWC is a for-profit company that must please its stockholders. We are the largest city in New Mexico that does not possess its own water company. […]

Estrada, Victor

Victor Estrada Services: Have been held. Mr. Victor Eric Montoya Estrada, 19, of Clovis, a carpenter, died Monday, July 26, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on April 3, 1985, in Clovis, to Tommy Montoya and Victoria Estrada. Family members said he loved basketball, football, and camping. He was preceded […]

‘Gustnados’ create stir

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A gustnado was spotted shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday near the Curry and Roosevelt County line. A gustnado is a small, weak, short-lived tornado that occurs along the leading edge of a thunderstorm. Courtesy photo by Randy Holland. By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor At least three side-winding tornado-look-a-likes moved across the plains of eastern […]