Five questions with … Eli Cordova

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Eli Cordova has put in his share of time on the baseball diamond so far this summer. The Clovis High School sophomore-to-be just finished a week at the Baseball Factory camp in Omaha, Neb. The camp, sponsored by clothing maker Under Armour, includes players from around the country between the ages of 15 and 18. […]

Insights from back of police car

A friend I’ve kept in touch with since our graduate counseling program days recently discussed the manic-depression he’s dealt with for decades. In his depressive states, “Tom” sits around practically unable to function. In his manic states he is “on top of the world with profound truths shooting like meteorites from my head.” His definition […]

Martinez needs to expose details of expenditures

Gov. Susana Martinez has a public-relations problem that could become her political nightmare if she doesn’t come clean on simple records requests. Martinez needs to disclose details of an expensive security detail in 2012 that cost taxpayers more than $33,500 to pay for more than 1,600 hours of overtime worked by state police. And while […]

Closer look into jail escape

Photo courtesy: David Casanova

To get through the roof, Lozano and Phillips broke through layers of metal, insulation, and a mixed tar-gravel layer.

By Kevin Baird CNJ Staff Writer kbaird@cnjonline.com The two inmates who escaped from the Roosevelt County Detention Center on June 22 used a metal bunk bed leg to pound their way through the ceiling and roof before  jumping off the roof, according to Jail Administrator David Casanova. Casanova said he does not know how long […]

Federal Judge gives Clovis couple unusual sentence

CMI Staff A federal judge’s unusual sentence means a Clovis couple convicted of bilking the government of more than $6.4 million must write a letter admitting their crimes and have it published in the Clovis News Journal. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Fred Biery handed the sentence down Friday in San Antonio, Texas, to Donald […]

Senior calendar — June 30

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo in Clovis; Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Portales Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Bingo 1 p.m. Thursday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – […]

Engagements — June 30

Karchner/Mobley Rodney and Tina Karchner of Carlsbad announce the engagement and approaching of marriage of their daughter, Chanley Karchner of Carlsbad, to Wade Mobley of Carlsbad, son of Randy and Kathy Mobley of Portales. The couple will exchange vows July 6, 2013, in Carlsbad. The reception will be at Washington Ranch. The bride-elect is a […]

Honors — June 30

Nagel Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Norma Nagel as Auxilian of the month of May 2013. Nagel joined the auxiliary July 2004. She has served as president-elect and president. She trained Candy Stripers and was on the gift shop committee for three years. She is currently the service coordinator and also volunteers in the […]

Reunions — June 30

The Anson family will be celebrating a family reunion and potluck 11 a.m. July 13 at Ned Houk Park in Clovis. All friends and family are welcome. For information call Jean Workheiser at 763-6710.

Farmers market vendor says he’s excited for season

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By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com Roger Henry doesn’t have room to grow fresh vegetables at his house, but he was able to purchase squash and a cherry tomato plant at the Clovis Farmers Market. The market officially opened on Saturday at the Goodwin Lake Trail parking lot and featured two vendors. Market manager […]