Dress code no hardship for NBA players

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist I am trying to feel Marcus Camby’s pain. I am also trying to keep a straight face. I cannot do both. Camby, for those who never read the sports page, is a very tall man who is paid $8 million per annum to play basketball for the Denver Nuggets. You’d […]

Kenneth Realty sold to Colonial

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Kenneth Jones, owner of Kenneth Realty, has sold his business of 29 years to Gayla Brumfield of Coldwell Banker Colonial Real Estate. “Jo (his wife) and I are in our 60s,” Jones said. “We were ready to slow down.” Jones said he has been considering selling the business for […]

Lee Roach, Lee Scott

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Lee Roach Date of birth: Nov. 27, 1918 Dates of service: April 3, 1941, to March 29, 1946 Hometown: St. Vrain Lives in: Clovis […]

Clovis man pleads guilty in shooting

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Mark Madrid (right) speaks with his attorney, Michael Rosenfield, on Monday in a Clovis courtroom. Madrid, 23, faces between 16 to 27 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer As Mark Madrid left the courtroom Monday in shackles, he told his mother […]

Meatpacking officials visit Clovis

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Mum is the word from Clovis officials on the possibility a Wisconsin-based meatpacker is considering a plant in eastern New Mexico. The Clovis area is one of two sites being considered for a plant that could employ up to 2,500 people, according to published reports by newspapers in Kansas […]

Muleshoe man faces second murder trial

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A Muleshoe man who has been acquitted of two murder charges went on trial Monday in connection with the third victim in a 2003 triple homicide. A jury was selected and two prosecution witnesses were heard Monday in the trial of Larry Brent Kitchens, 52, who is accused of […]

Herb Hammar, Elwin Wilhoit

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Herb “Herby” Hammar Date of birth: Aug. 3, 1925 Dates of service: August, 1943 to November, 1946 Hometown: […]

Genetics won’t touch disability benefits

By Tom Philpott The Veterans’ Disability Benefits Commission unanimously has voted that a veteran’s genetic makeup, which might show predisposition to certain illnesses before entering service, is not a reasonable topic for the commission to study in its review of “service connection” and disability payments. During an Oct. 14 public hearing in Washington, D.C., the […]

Violence vivid even after abuser gone

CNJ Readers I would like to commend Debbie Vinson for her bravery to publicly talk about her experiences as a victim of domestic violence. (“Panelists encourage victims of violence to step forward,” Friday’s CNJ) Her statement about the pop and smell of fireworks reminding her of a specific incident paints a vivid picture of what […]

Zias play to tie, still seeking tourney berth

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ENMU junior Megan Dozier tries to avoid Southwestern Oklahoma goalkeeper Lindsey Crook while going for a rebound on a penalty shot in the second half of Sunday’s Lone Star Conference match. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team inability to put the […]

PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Tested Wolverines play for district title

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer TEXICO COACH MIKE PROKOP said he has “no regrets at all” about the tough non-district schedule his team played this year. After a 2-4 start, the two-time defending state champion Wolverines have started District 3-1A with a pair of wins. Of Texico’s four losses, two came to Texas teams, […]

Cats use bye to prepare for ‘second season’

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ sports writer This week’s open date allowed the Clovis Wildcats a chance to look back at the first eight games and look ahead to the second season. “I’ve been looking forward to it, I’m not going to lie,” senior Tanner Fickling said of the bye. “It kinda gives you a week […]

CHS SOCCER: Wildcats’ playoff fate unknown

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Clovis High School goalkeeper Josh Bussen collides with Artesia’s Zach Gates after making a save during the first half of Saturday’s match against Artesia at Yucca Soccer Complex. Artesia’s Aaron Ornelas is at right. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High boys soccer team closed out its home […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds fall to Javelinas

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Junior defensive back Blair Anderson returned an Eastern New Mexico University fumble 21 yards for a third-quarter touchdown, giving Texas A&M-Kingsville the lead for good Saturday night as the Javelinas defeated Eastern New Mexico University 26-14 in a Lone Star Conference South Division football game. The 21st-ranked Javelinas (6-2, 2-2 […]

Video games more than just fun

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Clovis seniors Matt Ulibarri, center, and Brian Hudson, right, face each other during a game of NCAA Football 2006 by EA Sports Friday as Clovis junior Cade Wheeler, left, watches. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Football video games have come a long way since the days of hand-held electronic […]

Heating costs forcing some seniors to look at alternatives

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Richard Jamieson holds up his homemade storm window Saturday at his home north of Clovis. The storm window, which is piece of insulation with tape, is used to keep out the cold and lower heating costs. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A wood stove and closed doors. These are the […]

Texico teenager racks up victories

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent L.J. Jenkins has probably got a pretty good claim to being the richest teenager in Texico. If Jenkins were ever in Texico, he would be basking in the glow of his accomplishments. As it is, Jenkins is busy criss-crossing the nation with the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) association as a […]

Clovis bar employee shot

CNJ staff A bar employee was shot at Clovis’ Prince Street Lounge early Saturday morning, according to police. Grant Cozene was shot once in the abdomen, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Officials said Cozene was in stable condition at a Lubbock hospital. Prince Street Lounge owner Kit Pettigrew was not at the […]

Clinton D. Harden Sr.

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Clinton D. Harden Sr. Date of birth: July 11, 1918 Dates of service: April 10, 1943 to December 1945 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis […]

10/23 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, police went to the intersection of Sunland and Sandia drives in response to a call stating that a vehicle collided with a child on a bike. The report said the driver told police he was going 15 […]