Three Wildcats 5A first-teamers

Three members of state runnerup Clovis earned first-team honors on the Class 5A all-state football team released today. The team was selected by 5A coaches. Running back Manuel Robles, cornerback Jaden Isler and center Nathan Carver earned first-team honors for the Wildcats, who finished the season 9-4. All three are seniors. Senior defensive end Diondre […]

Ag trumps technology — good for local economy

Here are some area readers’ views on the economy: “Clovis has always been rather insulated from the economic swings that affect the rest of the nation because our local economy is based more on agriculture than technology. But as we grow, so will our business and this will gradually make us more susceptible to those […]

Ag industry solid foundation for local economy

Here are some area readers’ views on the economy: “I am not concerned about the local economy as we don’t rely entirely on the banking industry or the stock market. We tend to forget how much money the farm and ranch industry, which includes the dairies, bring into the local economy, not to mention the […]

John Edwards not exactly the ‘freedom’ candidate

Not sure which presidential candidate is best for America in 2008? Our editorial pages offer brief summaries on where the candidates stand on individual freedom. We’re not thrilled with any of the options, but the extremes range from John Edwards – we think he’s basically wrong on everything – to Ron Paul, whose ideas of […]

Clinton wins Florida primary but no delegates at stake

By Mike Glover: The Associated Press DAVIE, Fla. — Hillary Rodham Clinton won the Florida Democratic primary Tuesday night, an event that drew no campaigning by any of her presidential rivals and awarded no delegates to the winner. But Clinton promptly declared it a welcome victory. The New York senator, fresh off her lopsided loss […]

Share your memories

We’re planning ahead – at least thinking about planning ahead – and starting to compile content for the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. We’d like to hear your stories and publish your photos from before, during and after the big winds. If you’d […]

McCain wins Florida GOP primary

By Liz Sidoti and David Espo: The Associated Press MIAMI — Next stop, 21 states at once, the Republican presidential nomination the prize. Sen. John McCain won a breakthrough triumph in the Florida primary Tuesday night, seizing the upper hand in the GOP race ahead of next week’s coast-to-coast contests and lining up a quick […]

Clovis, Portales could see more than $13 million from capital outlay

The Associated Press SANTA FE — A measure to finance nearly $224 million in capital improvements, including buildings at colleges and universities, was approved Tuesday by the Senate. Financing would come from general obligation bonds, which must be approved by voters in the November general election. Revenues from a property tax levy would back the […]

Stem cell bill passes state Senate

The Associated Press SANTA FE — For the second year in a row, a bill authorizing stem cell research on embryos in New Mexico has been narrowly approved by the state Senate. The vote was 20-18 for the measure supported by Gov. Bill Richardson. The legislation would allow research only on embryos slated to be […]

Novak trial: Judge OKs re-enactment photos

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The judge in a murder trial of a Cannon Air Force Base airman said Tuesday she will allow re-enactment photos of the crime scene as evidence. Chief Trial Judge for the Air Force Dawn Eflein said she believes the photos depicting how the body of victim Kimberly Novak, 20, […]

DWI Saturation Patrol planned

The Clovis Police Department has announced a DWI Saturation Patrol Scheduled for Saturday: On Saturday Night, 2/02/2008, from 11:00 PM to 3:00 AM, Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting a DWI Saturation Patrol in the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk drivers. The ODWI Grant makes this possible from […]

Weather service issues high wind warning

CNJ Staff The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a red flag warning for high winds, effective until 5 p.m. today. Northwest winds increasing to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph will continue throughout the day, according to the NWS. Strongest winds are expected near the Texas-New Mexico border and over summits and […]

It’s Their Business: Scent Sensations

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Scent Sensations By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Scent Sensations Location: 1614 N. Main St. What they do: They carry fragrance gift sets, household oils, electric tealight and oil burners, incense, perfume, cologne and bath and body products. They also provide fragrance and candle refills. Who’s in charge: Jolene Fails Employees: Three How long […]

Business Digest: Resident named head of appraisal group

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Douglas Defoor of Clovis has been named president of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, according to a news release. The Appraisal Institute is an international organization of professional real estate appraisers with 22,000 members and 92 chapters. Local Realtor on state executive committee Sharon Hicks of […]

Cats go to 19-0

Clovis beat Roswell 96-41 Tuesday in a non-district boys basketball game at Rock Staubus Gym. Clovis jumped out to a 54-26 halftime lead. Jaye Crockett scored 25 points for the undefeated and top-ranked Wildcats (19-0) in the first half while Jaden Isler added 14. Look for Kevin Wilson’s game report on VarsityNow on this page. […]

Go Giants

The editors asked: No Cowboys. No Broncos. No Hank Baskett. Do you care about watching the Super Bowl? Maybe for the commercials or to see Tom Petty perform at halftime? Here’s what one reader had to say: • “Sure I am going to watch the Super Bowl. It is an American tradition. We as Americans […]

Good day to vote

Clovis Municipal Schools voters go to the polls today to decide on a recurring $12 million general obligation bond to fund maintenance and improvements to school buildings and grounds for the next four years. Voters in 2000 and 2004 approved the GO bonds by a 4-to-1 margin. • • • Journalism lost a good friend […]

‘Good question’ man gone

Journalism lost a good friend Monday when George L. Prothro, a former managing editor at the Clovis News Journal, died after a bout with cancer. Today would have been his 63rd birthday. The current CNJ staff will miss his phone calls suggesting “good questions” to ask about curious events around town. • • • Sometimes […]

Could be a clue

Sometimes clues in the crime-fighting business are hard to find. Sometimes they hit like a ton of bricks. This comes from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety following an incident Sunday night near Gallup: “During a routine inspection … (an) officer opened the back of a tractor trailer rig to make sure the cargo […]

Bush asks for perseverance, action on economy and war

By Terence Hunt: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Recession. War. Terrorism. The worry list in President Bush’s final State of the Union address was the same as in his first. “We can all see that growth is slowing,” Bush said in his appearance before Congress Monday night when talking about the economy. The war in […]