South pulls out five-game all-star victory

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High coach Darrel Ray knew he was in for a busy week in Albuquerque. And, although there would be no real pain if his team lost, Ray got off to a great start when the South beat the North in the annual Class 3A-4A-5A all-star volleyball match […]

Baseball players earn praise

In case you missed it: Portales News-Tribune Managing Editor Karl Terry offers encouraging words for Roosevelt All-Stars:

Tucumcari shooting victim in intensive care

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — A 19-year-old Tucumcari man shot Monday night is in intensive care in an Amarillo hospital. Nikko Nathan, 19, was shot about 8 p.m. Monday, Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher said. Thirteen shots, including the shot that hit Nathan, were fired from Hines Avenue across South First Street […]

Health officials: Salmonella investigation expanded

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Health says an investigation into salmonella cases in Roosevelt County has expanded. NMDOH officials said Tuesday they have confirmed 12 cases in Roosevelt County by DNA testing and say they are all from the same strain. The latest of those cases was confirmed on July 7, according […]

Youth granted trip through Make-A-Wish

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jacob Thomson, 9, of Clovis packs away his stuffed dolphin, Monday for his trip to Florida, that was sponsored by the Make-A-Wish foundation and Faith Christian Family Church. This trip has been planned since his last stay in the hospital in April. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent If 9-year-old Jacob […]

Portales assault victim stable

Freedom New Mexico A 48-year-old Portales assault victim was listed in stable condition Tuesday afternoon at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, according to a hospital spokesperson. Officers found Michael Aguilar lying in the street in the 800 block of East Amazon about 11:30 p.m. Monday, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. He sustained injuries to […]

City holding projects meeting

CNJ staff The city of Clovis will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library to discuss major projects or purchases that should be included on the city’s Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan. The plan is revised each year to show major projects the city hopes […]

Attorney general hosting open meetings

CNJ staff Attorney Gen. Gary King is holding an open meetings and open records seminar Friday in Albuquerque at the Radisson Hotel at Carlisle and I-40. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. The program has been developed for school administrators, city and county managers and government officials. Continuing education credits are available. Information: (505) 888-3311.

July 30, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. July 21 an officer responded to a business in the 700 block of 21st Street for a larceny report. A clerk said while he was waiting on a male and female customer, the female reached over the counter and […]

Postcards no substitute for e-mail

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Just a few ramblings while I wonder if I should see “The Dark Knight” for a fourth time or “Hellboy 2” for the first: • I sent a postcard to a friend the other day, and I’ve come to realize there’s no better thing to write than, “I’ll e-mail you […]

Trade issues should concern U.S. consumers

Freedom New Mexico With national election campaigns shifting into high gear, one subject voters aren’t hearing much about is trade. With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the domestic economy on the front burners, international trade is shunted aside, to be trotted out when a candidate needs to score points by pointing out how […]

City of Clovis holding public meeting

The City of Clovis will hold a public meeting on Thursday, July 31, at 6:00 p.m. in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library to discuss major projects/purchases that should be included on the City’s Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan (ICIP). Residents of Clovis are invited to attend and provide input on projects they […]

Five arrested in home invasions

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Police Sgt. Robbie Telles searches the grass in the front yards of residences in the 1700 block of Sheldon Street Tuesday following another home invasion incident. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police were in the process of arresting five suspects Tuesday night in connection with a series […]

Strong quake shakes Southern California

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A strong earthquake shook Southern California on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway and triggering some precautionary evacuations. No immediate damage was reported. The jolt was felt from Los Angeles to San Diego, and slightly in Las Vegas. Preliminary information from the U.S. Geological Survey estimated the quake at magnitude […]

Portales police investigating assault

Freedom New Mexico staff A Portales man was transported to a Lubbock hospital for injuries received in an assault Monday night. Portales Police officers responded to an assault call at 11:30 p.m.

Police investigating another home invasion

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Police Sgt. Robbie Telles searches the grass in the front yards of residences in the 1700 block of Sheldon Street Tuesday following another home invasion incident. CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating an early Tuesday morning home invasion, according to department officials.

July 30, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • The Dark Knight passed $310 million at the box office in its first 10 days out. It was a very expensive movie to make. Just the amount of gasoline it took to get fire to shoot out of the Batmobile nearly broke the studio. • China said Monday […]

Local teams do well in youth nationals

CNJ staff Clovis teams captured five of the nine divisions over the weekend in the USSSA youth slow-pitch recreation-level national championship tournament at Guy Leeder Complex. A total of 46 teams participated in the three-day event, including 27 from Clovis. Boys winners from Clovis were Too Clean in the 16-and-under division, the Clovis Reds in […]

Hounds fill men’s soccer post

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Harold Munoz has a pretty good idea of what to expect with the Eastern New Mexico University soccer program. Munoz, a graduate assistant during the first two years of the program’s existence (2004-05), was named to the head coaching position on Monday — slightly more than a […]

Tucumcari police investigating shooting

Freedom New Mexico A 19-year-old Tucumcari man was shot about 8 p.m. Monday, Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher said. The injuries are not life threatening, but the victim was scheduled to be transported to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo for treatment, Hatcher said. The man was shot in the left buttocks. The victim’s family was […]