Let’s protect our outdoors

by Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Perhaps you have never heard of Jay “Ding” Darling, who was conservationist and cartoonist. During the Depression years, Darling was among those who were influential in the founding of Ducks Unlimited. According to local chapter president John McNeil, Ducks Unlimited was founded in 1937 to his knowledge, the country’s largest […]

2/27 Birth, Organizations

Births Wampler Michael and Christina Wampler of Clovis, are the parents of a 6 pound 11 ounce girl, Aurora Gwendalyn Wampler, born on Jan. 10, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Grandparents are Woody and Sylvia Wampler of Tucumcari and Larry and Sharon Edler of Trout Run, Pa. Organizations Altrusa International, Inc. Members […]

Gray early bright spot

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Clovis High School’s Simon Salguero gets back to first base under the tag attempt of Fabens first baseman Enrique Lopez during their opening round game Thursday at Bell Park in the Clovis Invitational baseball tournament. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Although the temperature for the season opener was a few […]

Wildcats fight for seeding

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Clovis Wildcats will have to go on the road for the district tournament — for how long is the question. Barring a major upset, Clovis will finish third in District 4-5A with a win today at Sandia. The Wildcats (20-5) would need cellar-dweller Carlsbad to knock off Hobbs […]

Zias take third straight

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Erika Cook tries to pry a loose ball away from Texas Woman’s University guard Kelley Humphries in the first half of Thursday’s game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Tia Doss knew she’d deflected the ball near midcourt. She just couldn’t find it for a second. The […]

Greenwalt leaves mark on Tech

By Sue Jane Mayes: CNJ correspondent The first hurdle Cisti Greenwalt had to clear four years ago had nothing to do with basketball. It was her name. Fans in Lubbock couldn’t pronounce it. Kisti, Sisti, Christi … not since Michi Atkins in the mid-90s had Lady Raider fans had such a phonetic dilemma. It wasn’t […]

Texas homicide suspect arrested in Clovis

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Plainview, Texas, man suspected of homicide was arrested in Wednesday night in Clovis as part of a joint operation between area and federal law enforcement officers. Justin L. Davis, 21, was arrested near 11th and Prince streets as a result of a joint surveillance operation between Clovis Police, […]

Event center proposal faces land issue

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer A new proposal for an events center at the Curry County Fairgrounds is awaiting a resolution of a land issue before being sent to the County Commission for approval. The plan calls for an enclosed 75,000-square foot metal building that could seat 3,500 to be built on the north […]

Sticker guy arrested on unrelated charge

CNJ staff A Clovis man at the center of a she-devil sticker controversy spent Wednesday night in jail on an unrelated charge. Clovis police officials said Dean Young, 31, appeared in Magistrate Court on Wednesday for a traffic violation when it was discovered there was outstanding warrant for his arrest for failure to appear. The […]

Angels in disguise appear when needed

By Helene Rodriguez People will come and go in our lives and I believe the same is true for angels. This is the story of one “guardian angel” — someone who briefly appeared in my life to help me through a difficult time. She was the nurse who took care of me the night I […]