Jones, Casey

Casey Jones Services: Have been held. Casey Jones, 92, of Clovis, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at Mescalero Care Center. He was born on Oct. 8, 1912, in Vanoss, Okla. He moved to Clovis in 1960. He was a retired assistant fire chief at Cannon Air Force and also retired from Oklahoma City Fire Department. […]

Height, Frances

Frances J. Height, 89, of Las Vegas, N.M., died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at Vida Encantada Nursing Home in Las Vegas. She was born on June 14, 1915, in Jenkins to Richard Wade and Ellen Hutcherson Cox. She married Ira Ernest Height on May 14, 1938, in Clovis. She moved to Broadview in 1950 and […]

Lackluster Clovis nearly caves in at Carlsbad

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — The Clovis Wildcats were sluggish Tuesday night, allowing a team with just five wins to excel in nearly every category except the scoreboard. With no player over 6-foot-2, Carlsbad was able to keep pace on the boards and slow down the Wildcats typically up-tempo style. Uninspired and lacking emotion, the Wildcats’ […]

Lady Cats clobber Cavegirls


Clovis’ Brittany Blackmon tries to make a move to the basket as Carlsbad defenders Kayla Jarnagin, ( No. 20) and Kelly Egan (No. 24) hold on during the second half of their game Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gym. Clovis won 67-35. (CNJ staff Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Two weeks ago, as […]

Prep notes 2/2

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer After managing 35 points in the first half at home against Elida on Friday, the Fort Sumner Foxes scored an NBA-like 50 points in the second half to turn a tied game at halftime into an 85-63 victory. Fort Sumner coach Wes Weems said the score is a season-high […]

Pair wins school-board spots


Roy Woodard casts his vote Tuesday at Yucca Junior High School in District 1 for the school board election. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Attorney R. Max Best and business owner Lola Bryant were elected to four-year terms on the Clovis school board Tuesday. A mill levy to fund […]

West Texas gas prices skyrocket

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Linda Porter put six months of her time and effort starting up Box Office Video Copper Cove n’ More in Farwell. But when she received her January gas bill, she just couldn’t go on, she said. It was the final straw, and on Sunday she officially closed her doors. […]

Commission approves funding for DWI programs

CNJ staff The Curry County Commission held a regular meeting Tuesday. Items passed: • A permit was approved to place a culvert under Curry Road 12. • A bid was approved from Bee Equipment for a lease of two pneumatic rollers at $3,750 each for use in construction of roads leading to the Southwest Cheese […]

Poor planning leads to poor management

CNJ staff It is seldom really shocking to hear that a government agency has wasted large sums of money, or spent it in ways that would be viewed as sloppy or even criminal in the private sector. After a certain number of examples, one is almost beyond being scandalized. How does it happen? A government […]

Letters to the Editor: Smoking ban about power, control

Clovis’ mayor thinks he has found a way to distance himself from the wrath of the smoking public by pawning his dirty work off on state lawmakers. And jumping right on the bandwagon: those ever-nauseating, anti-smoking propagandists known as Curry Citizens Concerned About Tobacco. Have you ever wondered why those people just want to ban […]