Deputy mother has double the duties

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Sheriff’s Deputy Erica Carr-Romero is the mother of a 10-month-old daughter. Carr-Romero said becoming a mother has changed her life. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy Erica Carr-Romero is seeing things differently as her daughter nears her first birthday. Motherhood brought with it a new range […]

Albuquerque flights to continue

CNJ staff Great Lakes Aviation will continue to provide flights between Clovis and Albuquerque until the U.S. Department of Transportation awards a new contract for Clovis’ federally subsidized air service, according to Clovis Municipal Airport Director Steve Summers. The $2 million DOT contract awarded in March that called for Great Lakes Aviation to provide 18 […]

Letters to the Editor: Postal service needs proper competition

When a customer tells me “the check is in the mail,” I tend not to believe them. But I’m starting to change my mind. A customer two miles from us recently sent a payment for $28,000 through the U.S. mail. Based on the postmark, the two-mile trip took 28 days. My credit card bill normally […]

Police officer broke rules for right reasons

By Freedom Newspapers We are prone these days to acting hypercautiously — generally out of fear that we will be blamed for anything that goes wrong. So we would like to call attention to a Harlingen, Texas, police officer who instead decided on decisive action in an attempt to save a life. Officer Robert Ahrens […]

Mead receives honor

CNJ staff Clovis High senior running back Brian Mead was one of 50 players chosen in February for the Old Spice Red Zone player of the year award. Mead, Clovis’ all-time leading rusher with 4,266 yards and 55 touchdowns for his career, was one of two players chosen from New Mexico. The other was Artesia […]

Portales nabs team titles at Texico

CNJ staff TEXICO — Portales swept the team titles Tuesday at the Texico Invitational track meet. Tyler Anderson picked up wins in the 100 meters and 300 hurdles and Aaron Worten captured the 400 meters as Rams finished with 94 1/2 points. Fort Sumner was second with 66 and Texico third with 59. Other winners […]

Zias settle for split at CSW

CNJ staff HOBBS — The hitting woes continued for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team on Tuesday. After scoring just nine runs in losing three of four games in a Lone Star Conference South Division series at Texas Woman’s over the weekend, the Zias dropped the opener of a twin bill to College of […]

CHS TRACK: Lady Cats lap field at Hobbs

CNJ staff HOBBS — The Clovis High girls ran away from the field Tuesday night in the Hobbs qualifier track meet, scoring 157 points to 73 for runnerup Carlsbad. Clovis’ boys finished second, scoring 87 points to trail Carlsbad with 119 1/2. Hobbs was third with 82 points. Michael Cohen threw a season-best 54 feet, […]

CHS GOLF: Cats set for wide-open district meet

CNJ staff HOBBS — Monday’s District 4-5A boys golf tournament at Chaparral Country Club should be interesting. Clovis, Hobbs and Carlsbad have all earned two of the necessary three legs to reach Class 5A state competition in May, so the tournament winner is in and the other two will be out. The Wildcats struggled in […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Hobbs sweeps Lady Wildcats

CNJ staff HOBBS — In need of a split to close in on a Class 5A postseason berth, the Clovis High softball team couldn’t find its offense Tuesday. Hobbs senior pitchers Patricia Huerta and Chelsey Drummond, who struggled in a high-scoring twin bill in Clovis earlier, allowed just six hits between them as the Lady […]

CHS BASEBALL: Cats split pair at Portales

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Freedom Newspapers: Mickey Winfield Clovis senior Cade Wheeler pitched the first four innings of the opener, allowing three hits and two runs in the Wildcats’ 6-5 win. CNJ staff PORTALES — The Portales Rams scored eight runs in the second inning and went on to hand the Clovis High baseball team an 11-1 loss Tuesday […]

Meetings Watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The following is a report of Tuesday’s Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting: — While discussing 2007-08 budget numbers, Clovis Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm addressed the matter of Training & Experience values and how the school system wasn’t taking advantage of available funding. Under the system, teachers are given […]

Guard charged with smuggling

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Curry County Adult Detention Center officer was arrested Monday, charged with sneaking marijuana and tobacco into the jail, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Raul Lopez, 23, told investigators he was having financial problems when an inmate offered to pay him to smuggle in the contraband, according […]

Tucumcari woman shot, killed

Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — A 21-year-old Tucumcari woman was the victim of an apparent homicide on Tuesday, Tucumcari police said. Tiffany Throckmorton was shot Tuesday morning and died about an hour and 15 minutes later at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital, according to a police news release. Throckmorton, who was at 222 E. High Street, […]

Education Department holding meeting

CNJ staff The Special Education Bureau of the New Mexico Public Education Department is hosting an Individuals with Disabilities Education Act panel meeting Thursday and Friday at Clovis Municipal Schools Student Support Center, 1600 Sutter Place. The meetings will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday. […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Two host families sought

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Educational Resource Development Trust is looking for two volunteer host families. This is a non-profit educational foundation that finds host families for exchange students to come to the United States for one year of high school. There are two students who need to be placed by Monday. Both […]

Military feature: Airman tackles marathon

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Staff Sgt. Lucas Newman says he didn’t like running until he was deployed to Iraq. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Lucas Newman never really liked running until his first sergeant talked him into a 5-kilometer race two years ago during a deployment to Iraq. The Cannon Air Force Base […]

May 1, 1918

A woman living 30 miles north of Clovis was being held on $5,000 bond after she was “alleged to have made remarks derogatory to the Red Cross, and to have been a self-asserted friend of the kaiser,” The Clovis Journal reported. … Douglas Fairbanks was starring in “Mr. Fix-it” at the Lyceum’s Saturday night show. […]

April 30, 1965

First Lt. James A. Cullen Jr., an F-100 Super Sabre pilot assigned to Cannon Air Force Base, received the nation’s fourth-highest military decoration – the Silver Star – for combat actions against the North Vietnamese. … Clovis was hosting the state Postmasters Convention. … Gladys and Hubert Tally were preparing for the grand opening of […]

April 29, 1936

Breakfast at City Drug – two eggs, buttered toast, jelly and coffee – cost 20 cents. … Mrs. Gertrude Burbank reported she had “never been so thrilled … with the flowers that I have received from the Clovis Floral Company.” Clovis’ “Pioneer florist” was at Fifth and Wallace. … Bob Sandusky and his orchestra were […]