Mayor was a train stopper

Did you know Clovis Mayor David Lansford took 28 offensive charges as a senior basketball player at Clovis High in 1977? He described himself as one of Coach Jimmy Joe Robinson’s “obedient students.” “If he told me to stand in front of a train, I’d do it,” Lansford said. • • • Here’s something Steve […]

Gotta love the weather

Here’s something Steve Gershon loves about Clovis: “The weather mostly, with the exception of the wind,” he wrote in an e-mail. “The travel time to bigger cities for things to do and shop is not bad. If you want something to eat that we here in Clovis don’t have, it’s only a short trip away […]

Gotta love those Wildcats (supporters)

Here’s something Doug McGregor loves about Clovis: “What I love about Clovis is the generosity of the citizens,” he wrote in an e-mail. “Also the dedication and support the town folks give the Clovis Wildcats. There is not a booster club in the entire state that goes the extra mile for the athletes, whether they […]

Authority looks towards April hearing in D.C.

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer With his mayoral term set to expire next week, members of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority said goodbye to Chairman David Lansford. That goodbye probably won’t last long. In Lansford’s final meeting of the authority as Clovis mayor, the authority discussed upcoming hearings and acquiring funding for […]

Earl’s on the defensive

Have you visited Earl’s cartoon world? Today he has some explaining to do to the game warden. Earl’s world

Feb. 28 – Line up

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Lady Wildcats Cheyenne Avila chats with teammate Sharea Kuchta Tuesday during softball practice at Lady Wildcats field.

Domenici announces energy tax increase

DOMENICI STATEMENT ON HOUSE ENERGY TAX INCREASES             WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Pete Domenici, ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement regarding House passage of an $18 billion tax increase on domestic oil and natural gas production:             “Here we go again.  The House of Representatives has […]

Three arrested in Salisbury homicide

Three Arrested In Connection With The Murder of Emmett Salisbury On January 7, 2007 at 701 East Grand Avenue In Clovis    On Wednesday, February 27, 2008, Agents and Detectives of the Clovis Police Department, 9th Judicial District Major Crimes Unit and New Mexico State Police arrested 20 year old Larry McClendon and 19 year […]

Muleshoe bomb threat a hoax

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The area around Muleshoe State Bank was blocked off for more than two hours Wednesday as police responded to a bomb threat, according to Muleshoe Police Chief Brian Frieda.

Airports and people are truly interesting

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist As I write this column, I’m sitting at Dallas’ Love Field waiting for an airplane. The one that brought me here was 10 minutes early; this one’s an hour and 25 minutes late. Oh, well. The wait has been interesting, largely because people are interesting. No place better for […]

Three arrested in 13-month-old homicide case

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Booking photo: Curry County Adult Detention Center Larry McClendon and two other Clovis men are charged with an open count of murder in the 2007 shooting death of Emmett Salisbury. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Vassie Salisbury said she had given up hope anybody would be arrested in her son’s homicide after 13 months. […]

Candidates tackle citizens’ questions

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Moderator Grant McGee gives the candidates the format for Tuesday’s debate sponsored by KTQM and KWKA. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis candidates tackled alcohol sales, business recruitment and YouTube on Tuesday night. In a forum aired on radio station KTQM, City Commission and mayoral candidates took strong stances […]

Clovis schools boss gets extension

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Board of Education added another year to school superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm’s contract. Board members voted unanimously Tuesday to extend her contract to June 30, 2010. Seidenwurm was hired on as the district’s superintendent in 2005. “I’m pleased that all five of my board members voted to extend […]

Veterans tribute coming

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Courtesy photo The American Veterans Traveling Tribute will be in Clovis at the high School March 13-18 with an 80-percent scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, a 9/11 memorial and other displays to honor lives lost for freedom. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer sharna_johnson@link.freedom Every year, students in Renie Smith�s advance placement […]

Accident alters horse trainer’s approach

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Michael Richardson, right, answers questions asked by Janice Prescott of Portales following his“Enlightened Horsemanship” seminar Tuesday at the N.M. Ag Expo. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Michael Richardson has been at ease working with horses from a young age, but a life-changing event reshaped his approach to […]

2-27-08 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7 p.m. Feb. 20 an officer was dispatched to a department store in the 3000 block of Prince Street for a report of battery. A woman said she and her boyfriend encountered his former wife at the store. She said she […]

Remember who finished second?

Mayor trivia: Who finished second in the mayor’s race the first time David Lansford was elected in 1996? Answer: Clovis Realtor Gayla Brumfield. Lansford received 2,683 votes. Brumfield had 1,343. Three other candidates had 974 votes between them. • • • Who won the Super Bowl the year David Lansford was first elected Clovis’ mayor? […]

Who won Super Bowl XXX?

Mayor trivia: Who won the Super Bowl the year David Lansford was first elected Clovis’ mayor? Answer: The Dallas Cowboys, led by Emmitt Smith and Troy Aikman, beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17, on Jan. 28, 1996. Lansford is a pro football fan and considers the Cowboys his favorite team. • • • We’re working on […]

He’d like to thank the Academy

Humor columnist Argus Hamilton offers commentary on the Academy Awards. To access the column, click on “More features” below or follow the link: Argus Hamilton • • • We’re still compiling content related to the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. We’d like to […]

Still looking for big wind stories

We’re still compiling content related to 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 like to share memories of that scary night: Email us • […]