the great father s day quest

By Gary Mitchell the great father s day quest boss i bumped into ollie the orphan sea otter the other day and he said he was on a spiritual quest – to find a father by father s day you remember ollie boss when he was a baby otter his parents were killed by seal […]

Crowley strove for exemplary Christian life

By Judy Brandon Sometimes it seems that we can be touched in ways we do not anticipate. It was any normal day in my life and I was on my way to work by my typical route. I turned on the car radio and the host introduced a taped speech by Mary Crowley, then CEO […]

Fun, fellowship at Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp

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Bobby Speer, left, of Clovis and Rev. Scott King of Clovis laugh as they decide where to place the peach cobbler on King’s plate last year at Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp at Ned Houk Park. (CNJ file photo) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer A cowboy tradition will be carried on next week during the […]

Wildcats pull out two squeakers

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Clovis’ Jonathan Sisneros lays down a bunt during the opening game of a doubleheader Thursday against Plainview at Bell Park. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff Parker Wood drew a two-out, bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh to give the Clovis Wildcats a 7-6 victory Thursday night over Plainview, Texas, and a sweep […]

ENMU alum DeHoyos gets taste of Triple-A

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s a long way from NCAA Division II college baseball to the major leagues. Former Eastern New Mexico University pitcher Gabe DeHoyos recently got a brief taste of life just below the bigs when he was called up to the Kansas City Royals’ Triple-A Omaha team for a couple […]

Triple digit temperatures call for extra precautions

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Dusty Lovorn, of Clovis, finds shade under a flat bed truck while drilling a water well for a dairy farm Thursday north of Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Mark Friesen has maintained residential lawns in the area for eight years and is thankful this summer has been more forgiving […]

Cannon support money budgeted

CNJ staff Only $350,000 of the $500,000 of taxpayer money pledged to save Cannon Air Force Base has been budgeted so far, Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas said on Thursday. Fiscal responsibility is at the heart of decisions being made by the mutual-aid group, Thomas said. “Out of this money that is pledged it is […]

Big Lots coming to Clovis

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Big Lots will lease part of the former Furr’s supermarket building on 21st Street, company officials said. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff A national closeout retailer confirmed Thursday the company plans to open a store in Clovis before the end of the year. Big Lots, a Fortune 500 company that deals in closeouts and […]

Livestock ID system in testing

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Branding has long identified a farm animal’s owner. Now New Mexico ranching industry leaders are finding ways to track their animals with advances in technology, such as the National Identification System in its early stages within the state. The Tri-National Animal Health and Identification Consortium recently launched a pilot […]

Commission votes to rename street Cesar Chavez Drive

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A resounding cheer took over at Thursday’s city commission meeting after the board unanimously voted to rename Jefferson Street to Cesar Chavez Drive. In attendance were several of the Bella Vista Elementary students who spawned the project back in September, their teachers and their parents. “He was part of […]