First person: Calling the shots

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kayne Gutierrez is a compliance officer for Eastern New Mexico University’s athletic department. Kayne Gutierrez, 27, spent his high school and college years playing football and running track. He stays in the game as a referee with the New Mexico Activities Association. At the beginning: I’ve been a referee for […]

State parks celebrate anniversary

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A hot dog dinner and star party will be held Saturday at Oasis State Park to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the New Mexico State Parks Service. Oasis has been a part of the New Mexico State Parks Service for 47 years, according to park manager Jim Whary. Hot […]

Analysis: Obama and Dems scored

By Steven Thomma: McClatchy Newspapers DENVER — Barack Obama and the Democrats had their moment, and it was a quite a moment. Now America pivots to John McCain and the Republicans.

Aug. 29, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Aug. 21 through Wednesday: • Roger Lee Hoggatt, 55, of Clovis, to Sheila Janice Ferguson, 55, of Hawley, Texas • Aaron Michael Morgan, 19, of Crowley, Texas, to Marisa Renea Burton, 18, of Clovis • Jason Robert Willcox, 29, of Marble Falls, Texas, to Katherine […]

Field day offers farmers insight on crops

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Mark Marsalis, NMSU agronomist, explains the difference between corn and sorghum Thursday during the NMSU’s annual Field Day at the Agricultural Science Center in Clovis. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico New Mexico State University Science Center held its annual field day on Thursday — a sort of show and […]

Arrest affidavit for escapee’s mother, Hester England

Wednesday, Hester England, the mother of a jail escapee made a public plea for her son to turn himself in to authorities. On Thursday, she was arrested on charges of harboring or aiding a felon.

Kids not so bratty when they’re yours

Glenda Price Amazing how our outlook on life changes as we get older (not necessarily more mature). When I considered myself a young adult (actually maybe 15 years old) I thought “little kids” (anybody younger than me) were unruly, ignorant little brats and their parents should make them behave — especially when real work was […]

Aug. 29, 2008

Argus Hamilton HOLLYWOOD — God bless America, and how’s everybody?

Aug. 28, 2008

Argus Hamilton HOLLYWOOD — God bless America, and how’s everybody?

Mother of escaped inmate arrested

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Hester England, 55, gave an impassioned plea to news media Wednesday outside the jail for her escapee son Michael England to turn himself in. She was arrested Thursday for assisting him after the escape. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer On Wednesday, the mother of a jail escapee made a […]

Police report on escape discovery

Bahama Buck’s opening next month

This e-mail arrived on Wednesday from a representative of Clovis’ newest business:

Officials: Escape collaborative effort

BY Sharna_Johnson: CNJ staff writer Sunday’s escape from the Curry County jail took about seven hours to complete, was a collaborative effort between inmates in two pods and required access to a door that’s supposed to be locked. Law officers provided the details on Wednesday afternoon and also released surveillance video that appears to show […]

Heritage should not be issue in political races

Freedom New Mexico It’s a common theme at the convention. If Barack Obama wins, we’ll have our first “African-American” president. It seems Democrats didn’t get the memo: Hyphenated heritage became pass

Audio: Press conference four

Audio: Press conference four, 2 p.m. Wednesday

Local housing market on rebound

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mike Valero of Cannon Moving and Storage packs a truck full of Linda Urie’s possessions on Chanticleer Place in north Clovis. Urie said she sold her house in exactly one month. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis and Portales Realtors are starting to see the housing market improve from […]

AP: Four inmates charged with aiding escape

By Betsy Blaney: The Associated Press Four jail inmates who authorities say helped eight others in a brazen escape were charged Wednesday, as officials kept searching for five prisoners who remain on the loose, including a convicted murderer. Two people close to the fugitives were also arrested. Authorities said the four inmates, who were not […]

Jail escapee sentenced to 15 years

By Sharna_Johnson: CNJ staff writer One of the Clovis jail escapees who’s been recaptured was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. Victor Apodaca also faces four additional years in prison for Sunday’s escape attempt, Chandler said. Apodaca, 39, pleaded guilty to charges of kidnapping, aggravated battery, assault to commit […]

Concert kicks off ENMU Fall Fine Arts series

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Travis Erwin, a second-year music teacher at Eastern New Mexico University, will perform a recital to begin the fine arts series. Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Fall 2008 Fine Arts series kicks off Friday. The series runs through the end of the fall semester, with the last event scheduled for Dec. 11. The […]

Aug. 28, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 11 a.m. Aug. 18 an officer responded to a hotel in the 4000 block of Prince for a theft report. The manager told the officer a female guest had left without checking out and had taken several items from her room […]