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 […]