Clovis police officer pulls double duty

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Clovis police Officer Dave Wetmore brought back an American flag that was flown over Fallujah, Ramadi and Baghdad during his tour in Iraq. Wetmore was in Iraq from the end of July to the beginning of September. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer When Patrolman David Wetmore returned to the Clovis […]

Arts festival keeps growing

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Sandia Elementary third-grader Gabby Saiz waves to the crowd as she marches in the Children’s and Ethnic Fair Parade of Flags and People during the Clovis Cultural Arts Fest. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Five years ago Lonzo Lassiter signed up for a pottery class at Clovis Community College to […]

Portales teens having ‘reel’ fun

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Two 14 year-old Portales High School students started Wizard Productions when they were in third grade. By sixth grade they had an editing program on their computer, and now the two and more than 10 of their friends have produced a 90-minute feature film. Philip Harrell and Sam Pool’s […]

Farwell native still missing

By Tony Parra and David Stevens: Freedom Newspapers Nine days ago, a neighbor saw Vicky Lynn leave her Alamogordo home for a routine walk. Family and friends haven’t seen the Farwell native since, despite an intensive search effort by law enforcement and hundreds of volunteers. “It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to […]

Student’s letter key in year-old sex abuse case

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Clovis police believe this house at 700 E. 10th St. in Clovis was the site of numerous sexual assaults against children. (File photo) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor It was an innocent note to a classmate, a few lines of sympathy from a third-grader devastated his friend was being sexually abused. “I’m so sorry […]

Former Eastern New Mexico University president dies

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Warren Armstrong, Eastern New Mexico University’s sixth president, died Friday morning at his home in Oklahoma. Armstrong was the president at ENMU from 1975 through 1983, at which point he accepted the same position at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan. “We’ve had seven and a half very, very good […]

F-16s may be targeted for retirement

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The U.S. Air Force has roughly 1,200 F-16s in service. (Courtesy photo) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Half of the U.S. Air Force’s F-16 fighter jets are likely slated for retirement by 2010, but the plan is not expected to affect the future of Cannon Air Force Base, an official with U.S Sen. Jeff […]

Governor touts tougher DWI initiative

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Gov. Bill Richardson announces his public safety plan Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Gov. Bill Richardson was in town Thursday to speak with local citizens and officials about his 2005 public safety plan and legislative proposals. He arrived at the Clovis-Carver Library about 2 […]

In Tribute: Former teacher ran a saloon, loved to ski

by David Irvin He taught a middle-school social studies class, later ran a saloon and loved to take his family water and snow skiing. His daughter said she was the first person in Clovis to ride a skateboard — thanks to her father, handyman James Cicero Avery. A North Carolina native, Avery was hired by […]

Laura Bush’s Clovis speech

Source: White House press office MRS. BUSH: Thank you all. Thank you, Carolyn. Thank you very much. Thank you, Carolyn, and thank you for serving your community as the President of the Library Board. I want to thank Senator Clint Harden who is here with us today, your state senator. Thank you very much, Senator, […]