Brain possibly next Bluetooth frontier

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Christmas is great for many reasons: Congress isn’t in session, so I have no reason to get upset about what elected officials are doing. All kinds of once-a-year food items and television shows are available, including Mint M&M’s and “Home Alone,” a movie that’s just no longer realistic because […]

Cats vs. Aztec

Cats vs. Aztec

Inmate escapes from county jail

CNJ Staff A 29-year-old inmate who was an inmate worker assigned to the kitchen escaped over the weekend from the Curry County Detention Center, Warden Leslie Johnson reported. Guadalupe Rodriguez of Clovis was last seen working in the jail’s kitchen Saturday night, Johnson said. His absence was reported to her Monday afternoon after he failed […]

Baskett playoff-bound

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver and Clovis native Hank Baskett celebrates after tight end Matt Schobel scored the first touchdown in Monday’s 23-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor IRVING, Texas — Hank Baskett had 32 text messages waiting for him when he […]

Christmas another day of work for many

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Thomas Klütts prepares meals during a busy spell Monday at Dave’s Coffee Shop. Klütts said many customers ordered traditional Christmas meals of turkey and mashed potatoes. (CNJ Staff Photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Having to work on Christmas didn’t take away from the holiday spirit of many Clovis residents, who said they […]

Memorial funds established

CNJ Staff Memorial funds have been established in Clovis for the Evans and Gilbert families. The family of Maj. Troy Gilbert: Donations may be dropped off at Bank of Clovis, 300 Main St., or the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune offices, 521 Pile St. in Clovis and 101 E. First in Portales. Donations for […]

Empty Stocking Fund still accepting donations

The Empty Stocking Fund is a joint effort of the Salvation Army and the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune. Donations are being accepted until Jan. 1 and help people with their utility bills. Donations can be dropped off at the CNJ or PNT, 521 Pile St. in Clovis or 101 E. First St. in […]

Man gives father gift of life

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Travis Husted, left, and his father, Andy Husted, seated in the Husted family room, talk about the big decision for Travis Husted to donate a kidney to his dad last month. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Travis Husted has given his father more than just a kidney for Christmas. His 60-year-old […]

Israel, Palestine won’t reach peace on outside pressure alone

After years of dormancy, moves toward a peace settlement between Israel and Palestine are appearing on several fronts. The Iraq Study Group report contends that an Israeli-Palestinian settlement is essential to a reasonable outcome in Iraq, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has traveled to the region and vowed to step up support for Palestinian […]

Base Allowance for Housing rising effective Monday

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) will increase an average of 3.5 percent next year for the nearly 950,000 service members who live off-base stateside. Some BAH recipients will see their housing allowance rise two to three times the average percentage increase while others will see no BAH raise in the […]

Diabetes cure depends on more than doctors

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist When he was 9 years old, our middle son began to behave oddly. Normally talkative and happy, he seemed to have no energy and complained often of feeling sick. We had him examined by the pediatrician but found nothing. We took him to a therapist, who thought he seemed depressed. […]

Area high school boys basketball capsules

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Texico’s Ruben Lindley, right, applies defensive pressure to Friona’s Caleb Miller in the boys finals of the Farwell Invitational earlier this month. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff New Mexico TEXICO WOLVERINES District 6-2A Coach: Richard Luscombe (18th year) 2006-07 record: 9-2, including a runnerup finish in the Farwell Invitational and the championship in […]

Area high school girls basketball capsules

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Bovina’s Jessica Bachicha, right, tries to keep the ball away from an opponent during a game in the Farwell Invitational earlier this month. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff New Mexico TEXICO LADY WOLVERINES District 6-2A Coach:

Scrambling season

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Vickie McCormick of Clovis does some Saturday shopping at Wal-Mart. McCormick said after Wal-Mart, she was headed to the North Plains Mall. McCormick said she is usually done shopping for Christmas very early. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Shopper Jim Zaikowski scoured the shelves of downtown stores Saturday, searching for […]

Christmas closings

CNJ Staff The following places are closed for Christmas: • The U.S. Postal Service will be closed Monday. • All banks will be closed Monday. • Clovis City Hall will be closed Monday and Tuesday. That applies to all city offices, including the Department of Building Safety and Clovis Animal Shelter. • The Curry County […]

Fund helps area families

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Approximately 520 Christmas gifts have been distributed to area children through a joint Salvation Army and Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico project, according to Salvation Army officials. Toys, food, clothing and other gifts donated by community members were delivered through Saturday morning, Salvation Army Capt. Tammy Ray said. The […]

Dec. 24, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund Profile

Today’s focus: “Ms. L” Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. L’s” family is living on Social Security income and food stamps. There is no money for Christmas presents. Holiday hopes: For her children to have Christmas presents. Clothing needs: Girls pants size 6. Girls shirt size 4T. Girls shoe size 13-14. Boys pants […]

Investigator keeps close to cases

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Sandy Loomis came to Clovis by way of the Air Force and took a position with the Curry County Sheriff’s Office in 1993. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff The white crest of his cowboy hat takes his already imposing height to new levels. Paired with his broad physique, he projects an […]

Council receives $150,000 grant

CNJ Staff An organization that serves eastern New Mexico has been awarded a federal grant of $150,000 for economic development, U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., announced in a press release Wednesday. The Eastern Plains Council of Governments is among six New Mexico economic development districts to receive the federal award from the U.S. Department of […]

Dec. 24, 2006 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3:30 p.m. Monday an officer was called to a home in the 4000 block of Lew Wallace Drive for a report of criminal damage. A woman showed police three cracked windows damaged from what she believed to be a BB gun. […]