Full steam ahead

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed A wire company worker raises telecommunication cables to allow the locomotive a clear passage on West Grand Avenue. Benna Sayyed A 105-year-old locomotive retired in Hillcrest Park since 1954 was moved Thursday to its new home, one day ahead of a funding-based deadline. The 144,000-pound steam-engine relic had to be […]

Clovis beats Cavemen 23-15

CNJ staff writer Kevin Wilson is Tweeting from Clovis-Carlsbad game (Twitter/cnj) • Eric Galindo 10-yard run puts Carlsbad ahead 7-0 against Clovis. 2:20 left in first quarter. • Jonathan Johnson 3-yard run and conversion run. Clovis leads Carlsbad 8-7 with 8:49 left in first half. • Tre Orozco 33-yard TD pass to Jonathan Johnson makes […]

Postal service has proven efficiency

There are tough times ahead for the U.S. Postal Service — cuts of 120,000 jobs, and service cutbacks of up to three days per week. But one thing is increasing — fodder for anti-government rants online. More than one online discussion I’ve had somehow involved the phrase, “Government’s inefficient. Just look at the post office.” […]

Local businesses, shoppers preparing for Black Friday

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Sharna Johnson Local merchants are already a step ahead of Thanksgiving, preparing for “Black Friday,” the traditional kickoff for the holiday shopping rush. At Triangle Ace Home Center, General Manager Randy Petty said the store will open an hour early at 7 a.m. and offer a promotional sale Friday. Bracing for the day, Petty said […]

Relay for Life chair says she sees impact of fundraiser every day

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File photo This year’s Relay for Life has 87 registered teams so far, up from last year’s total of 63. The fundraising goal is $125,000, up from last year’s haul of $117,000. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Laurin Stamps had her life ahead of her — a scholarship to Howard University, plans to graduate […]

Shooting victim’s family says long journey ahead

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Sandra Bousquet had spent the last five years working to turn her life around and rebuild family relationships. Now the 36-year-old Clovis woman lies paralyzed in a Lubbock hospital bed, shot in the neck Feb. 3. Police said her neighbor, 61-year-old James Fitzpatrick, shot her during a dispute over […]

Book’s success ignited Boy Scout program

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist How great were the days of yesteryear and how filled with the promise of those ahead for the youngsters who follow in Scouting and the various Council programs. Thanks to the author who started it all. General Douglas McArthur’s farewell address to the Congress of the United States was a […]

Man recounts finding 7-year-old in wrecked jeep

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer On a dark, deserted road, five friends returning to town after visiting a friend quickly gained on the vehicle ahead as it slowly criss-crossed the highway. Many possibilities circled through their minds — a drunk driver, a crime in progress, someone ill or injured. But nothing prepared them for […]

Overpass, events center among projects on wait list for capital outlay money

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CNJ file photo Curry County officials are hoping to get money for finishing touches to the special events center. County Manager Lance Pyle has asked for $7 million between five priorities, including $1.5 million for the special events center. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer There was never a good time for the Hull Street […]

Planning ahead can help avoid holiday weight gain

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Freedom New Mexico illustration: Liliana Castillo Clinical dietician D’Nae Galloway said eating smarter over the holidays doesn’t mean completely avoiding dessert. She suggested eating a low-fat, high-protein snack before heading to a party to prevent overindulgence. By Liliana Castillo