Local Roundup: Man flips vehicle

CNJ staff A 24-year-old Albuquerque man was arrested Saturday morning on several traffic violation and child endangerment charges after a one-vehicle accident on Grand Avenue. Abelino Alcantara was driving at a high rate of speed eastbound on Grand Avenue around midnight Friday when he lost control of the vehicle, according to Clovis Police Capt. Patrick […]

In tribute: Former managing editor, CCC instructor dies

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico He traveled the world, but always found his way back to Clovis. His family was his world, but he’d always find ways to make others belong. And in a world of numbers, he always reminisced about the storytelling past he’d left behind. George Prothro, a former instructor at Clovis […]

Officers should not be immune to property suits

By Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Supreme Court has in effect expanded the range of federal officers who are immune from lawsuits for mishandling, losing or even stealing personal property when it comes under their control in the course of their official duties. Although the court’s interpretation of the law in question was somewhat defensible, […]

Previous conviction out in airman’s murder trial

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Monday amounted to a day of housekeeping as attorneys argued motions before the judge in the first day of the first-degree murder trial of a Cannon Air Force Base airman accused of slaying his wife more than three years ago. Edward Novak II faces […]

Wind advisory issued

Ken De Los Santos, emergency management director for Clovis and Curry County, passes along this wind advisory for Curry and Roosevelt counties: A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM MST THIS EVENING. EXPECT INCREASING SOUTHWEST WINDS TO 35 MPH WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 50 MPH. WINDS WILL BE […]

Jan. 28 – Make a call

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis senior Layne Strebeck gives the referee his opinion on a call made during the Wildcats game against the Rio Rancho Rams Saturday night at the Rock.

Jan. 27 – Porting

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mike Muraco has been waiting for a nice day so he could finish porting a cylinder on his son’s son’s 1964 Chevy II, which they are modifying to be a drag racer. Porting changes the size or shape of intake ports on an engine to improve performance.

Looking ahead

Stories we are working on for Tuesday’s paper. • A fast-moving grass fire near Muleshoe • Coverage of the first day of a Cannon airman’s murder trial • Changes in I.D. requirements at border crossings • • • George L. Prothro, managing editor at the Clovis News Journal in the late 1960s, died at his […]

It’s gonna blow

Ken De Los Santos, emergency management director for Clovis and Curry County, warns we’ll have sustained winds at 35 mph and gusts up to 50 mph throughout the day. Access his press release by clicking on “More features” below. • • • Here’s how Clovis’ Carolyn Spence responded to an editor’s question about the local […]

He has faith — in late 2008

Here’s how Clovis’ Jeff Greene responded to an editor’s question about the local economy: “The amount of people arriving at Cannon Air Force Base is much less than the amount of people leaving. That, along with the depressed housing market and stock market tells me our communities’ growth may slow down for awhile. But I […]

Ready for some Super Bowl?

Beginning Tuesday, our recommended Web site of the day will be related to the Super Bowl. Click on “More features” below to access the sites. If you can’t wait until Tuesday, our sister paper in Mesa, Ariz., has a site we’ll feature twice: Super Bowl • • • Remember when cnjonline.com readers used to complain […]

Publish your stuff

Remember when cnjonline.com readers used to complain that other readers would delete comments they posted below stories? Those days are mostly gone. Since changing the software we use to allow readers to comment – on Jan. 14 — not a single comment has been deleted from articles. We have deleted three posts to reader blogs, […]

Garcia hopes to keep playing

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico After doing so for Clovis High School and Texas Tech, Joey Garcia is hoping for one more chance to make a big play. “My mom has always taught me, ‘Don’t let anybody outwork you,’” Garcia said. “Right now, I’m working really hard.” Garcia, a 6-foot-2, 212-pound strong safety, has […]

Angelo topples Hounds

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan isn’t using the shorthanded status of his team as an excuse. He simply doesn’t believe the five Greyhounds hitting the court at any given time are playing good basketball. The Greyhounds stayed with […]

Rambelles overhaul Zias late

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Zias freshman Cat Clay shoots over Angelo State’s Kandra Lakey during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division women’s matchup at Greyhound Arena By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team gave Angelo State about a 10-minute head start in Saturday’s Lone Star […]

Jan. 27, 2008 Best Best on TV

What: The Simpsons. When: 6 p.m. tonight Where: FOX What it’s about: “That 90s Show.” Flashbacks follow Marge and Homer back to their dating days, when she was a college student and he was working for his father to support her. Kurt Loder and “Weird Al” Yankovic guest star.

Do you know these people?

Dianna Hokanson is tracking some family history and the trail passes through Clovis.

Police outline alcohol sales impact

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Sunday alcohol sales wouldn’t drastically affect DWIs in the city and county, law enforcement officials say. But it could affect other incidents that police and sheriff’s deputies respond to. “Basically, anytime you have an increase in an area, whether it’s alcohol sales or anything else, you’re going to see […]

Portales woman dies from injuries suffered in explosion

By Karl Terry, Freedom New Mexico While investigators haven’t pinpointed a cause for Wednesday’s deadly explosion at the Clytie Calton residence in Portales, members of the family have said they smelled gas prior to the explosion. Calton died Saturday from injuries sustained in that explosion. “We always want to say thanks,” Bill Calton said. “A […]

Jan. 27, 2008 Police Blotter

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded to a report of a possible domestic violence situation at 9:45 p.m. Jan. 19 in the 1100 block of Merriweather. When police arrived at the residence, the person who allegedly caused the problem was […]