Hounds win first

Freedom Newspapers ALAMOSA, Colo. — Forward Jamaal Hunnicutt and point guard Jolen Montoya combined for 45 points, including 5-for-6 from the free throw line in the final 1:22, and the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team pulled out a 72-67 win over Adams State College Saturday night. The Greyhounds (1-1), coming off a 31-point […]

Snyder eliminates Muleshoe

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Muleshoe junior Brady Black rushed for 111 yards in Friday’s 42-16 loss to Snyder in Lubbock. The loss in the Class 3A Division II area round left Muleshoe at 9-3 on the season. (CNJ correspondent: Norman Brantley) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LUBBOCK — Such a promising start. Such a disappointing finish. Muleshoe parlayed an […]

Clovis defense dominates

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Clovis senior Phillip Williams rushed for 205 yards and two touchdowns in the Wildcats 15-7 win over Mayfield Saturday at Leon Williams Stadium. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Slowly but surely, Clovis squeezed the life out of Mayfield’s offense like a boa constrictor on steroids. The more the Trojans squirmed, […]

KGB: A dangerous game of hide and seek?

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CNJ illustration: Rick White, Eric Kluth By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Police say newest teen rage is unsafe; players say it keeps them out of trouble. The streets, alleys and lawns of Clovis serve as the playing fields. The players are high schoolers, college students and young adults. The point is to go undetected […]

Late DA appointment postpones court cases

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Criminal court cases scheduled for Monday were postponed because Gov. Bill Richardson had not appointed a district attorney in time to replace Brett Carter, whose duties end at 5 p.m. today. Carter has accepted a job to work as the district public defender. Incoming District Attorney Matt Chandler — […]

Fund helps families during holidays

CNJ staff The Clovis News Journal has teamed up with the Salvation Army again this year to help make sure needy families have a good Christmas. Beginning on Thanksgiving and running through Christmas Eve, the stories needy families report to the Salvation Army will be printed — with names changed to protect privacy — in […]

Logan withdraws from water project

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor The Village of Logan will no longer be involved in the Ute Pipeline Project, a decision that is expected to have little impact on the project and Logan’s future water supply. Logan Village Administrator Larry Wallin said the town will continue to reserve its 400 acre feet of water […]

Nuttall’s success should be seen by harshest critics

CNJ Editorial Neil Nuttall completes 7 1/2 years as Clovis Municipal Schools superintendent this week, leaving Tuesday for North Central Missouri College where he becomes its president. Nuttall leaves behind a legacy of academic vision and infrastructure that will serve Clovis students and the community for decades to come. And, as with all such agents […]

Interpretation of Constitution too broad

I love my country. I served in the Army, Air Force and reserves for 32 years. I love the freedoms we inherited by the foresight of our founding fathers, but today these rights are being totally abused. Our Constitution was written at a time when our founding fathers had no concept of the advance technology […]

Courts refreshing in gun law decisions

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist Judges are often accused of “activism” — a desire to extend their reach from interpreting the law and resolving cases to making policy on matters that are none of their darn business. So they deserve credit when they resist invitations to override democracy. That’s what the Illinois Supreme Court did […]

Cook, Eartha Mae

Eartha Mae Cook Services: No services have been planned. Eartha Mae Cook, 91, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, at Laural Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on April 14, 1913, in Hearne, Texas, to Will and Victoria McArthur Simpson. She married Augusta Cook on June 24, 1952, in Clovis. She was a […]

Area Scores

Friday FOOTBALL Prep Playoffs New Mexico The Associated Press Class 5A Round 1 Highland 20, Rio Rancho 14 La Cueva 61, Eldorado 0 Class 4A Round 1 St. Pius 42, Kirtland Central 20 Texas Class 3A Division II Region I Snyder 42, Muleshoe 12 Basketball Prep Boys Clovis Christian 70, Plainview (Texas) Christian 39 Ascension […]

Clovis banker’s son once famous actor

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Take a look up at the top of the two-story brick building at 416 Main St. You’ll see it says “Rogers-Awalt 1908.” The Rogers refers to Bert Rogers, who came with his family to Clovis from Olathe, Kan., in 1908. He and A. L. Awalt built the 416 Main St. building. […]

Season reminds us to be grateful

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I was recently out of surgery, in the time which has come to be known as the Great Bout with the Unthinkable, circa August 2001. Because they had operated on my stomach and my esophagus, I had been forbidden to eat for a week; the surgery site needed to heal. Thus, […]

11/21 Birthdays and Wedding

Birthday Brown Gordon L. Brown, a Lubbock native and Portales resident, will celebrate his 80th birthday from 2 p.m to 4 p.m Saturday at the Rough Rider Room, First and Abilene streets in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by his children, Marlin Brown (Michelle), Greg Brown (Sharon), Ouida Aday (Brad), Sandi Bennett (Buddy), Benny […]

In tribute: Ex-POW becomes doctor

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer He was a medical doctor who took a personal interest in each of his patients, always strived to make the best of a bad situation, and had a deep love for knowledge and education. That’s how family members described Clovis’ Michele de Maio, who died Nov. 4 from complications […]

Clovis in hunt for another movie

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Clovis has become the closest thing to a Hollywood on the High Plains. Just weeks after producers of “Believe in Me” called it a wrap, Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce officials are recruiting a film with a new set of stars — more specifically Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin […]

ENMU professor garners state honor

Freedom Newspapers An Eastern New Mexico University marketing professor known for his laid-back approach is the school’s fourth honoree as New Mexico Professor of the Year in the last nine years. Dale Davis, a professor at ENMU since 1982, attended an awards luncheon Thursday in Washington, D.C., in honor of state winners, as well as […]

Uncle: kin’s death still mystery

CNJ staff Air Force officials have still not released information about the Oct. 29 death of 20-year-old Kimberly Susan Novak. Joseph Bollman of Detroit said Air Force officials are even being “pretty tight-lipped” with family members who’ve asked about the death of his niece. Bollman said he doesn’t know how or why his niece died, […]

Logan considers pulling out of pipeline project

CNJ staff The Village of Logan is considering pulling out of the $307 million Ute Pipeline Project, city officials said at Thursday’s City Commission meeting. Clovis Mayor David Lansford said since Logan residents live so close to Ute Lake, water in the Logan area is plentiful underground and can be easily drilled. Because of that, […]