Tucumcari suspect awaiting extradition

Freedom New Mexico A man suspected of killing two Tucumcari men in a hotel awaits extradition from Conroe, Texas. Muziwokuthula Madonda, 33, of Chicago, waived extradition Thursday morning in a Montgomery County, Texas, courtroom, Montgomery County officials said. The Quay County Sheriff’s Office will transport Madonda to Tucumcari, where he will stand trial on two […]

Right to gun ownership essential

The New York Times editorialized in panic, predictably, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down Chicago’s ban on handgun ownership. Lamenting the Court’s highly abstract debate about the constitutional clause that needed to be considered, The Times alleged that Monday’s ruling will “undermin(e) Chicago’s (sensible) law” and lead to “results (that) […]

Growth committee looks at data analysis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Local Growth Management Committee got a taste of Chicago-style data analysis Tuesday afternoon. Marc Doussard of the University of Illinois-Chicago’s Voorhes Center presented committee members with a look at data the center tries to provide as part of its work with the Office of Economic Adjustment. The OEA […]

First person: Painting Portales’ history

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Dale Hamlett of Portales taught art at Eastern New Mexico University for 18 years and made a historical map of Portales during his time there. Dale Hamlett of Portales turned his childhood dreams of becoming an artist into a reality. After studying art for several years in Chicago and Albuquerque, […]

Jan. 11, 2009 Engagements

Reyes-Jauregui Debbie Reyes of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Linda Reyes of Clovis to Louis Jauregui of Chicago. He is the son of Eliseo and May Jauregui of Chicago. The couple will exchange vows Jan. 31, 2009, at Our Lady of Guadalupe. The reception will be at American Legion Post […]

WNBA’s Sky cuts Greenwalt

CNJ staff CHICAGO — Clovis High grad Cisti Greenwalt was among three players cut on Sunday by the WNBA’s Chicago Sky after playing in two exhibitions last week. Greenwalt’s mother, Terri, said Cisti is still in Chicago and her agent is trying to get her another opportunity in the league. The 6-foot-5 Greenwalt complied seven […]

Greenwalt helps Sky win

CNJ staff CHICAGO — Former Clovis High standout Cisti Greenwalt made her debut with the WNBA’s Chicago Sky on Wednesday and contributed seven points, six rebounds and a blocked shot to an 89-69 win over the Phoenix Mercury in Chicago. Greenwalt and the Sky were in Milwaukee on Friday night and posted another victory, edging […]

Greenwalt getting tryout with WNBA’s Sky

CNJ staff Former Clovis High and Texas Tech standout Cisti Greenwalt left for Chicago on Monday to get a preseason tryout with the WNBA’s Chicago Sky. The 6-foot-5 Greenwalt recently completed a season in a pro league in Sweden. Although her team struggled to only a couple of wins in a 30-game season, she led […]

Clovis has rich musical past

By Norvil Howell: Guest columnist This is part of a week-long series in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. From its earliest times Clovis has been a musical community. Early day residents performed in their homes and churches and organized amateur productions in the community. Clovis’ first music teacher was […]

Chicago cuts Greenwalt’s season short

CNJ staff Cisti Greenwalt’s recent venture into the WNBA turned out to be a short one. The 6-foot-5 Greenwalt, a 2001 Clovis High graduate, had a tryout with Sacramento in preseason before signing with the Seattle Storm in early June. She played in four games for the Storm, scoring two points and grabbing eight rebounds […]

Like fire, gossip spreads and does harm

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Religion Columnist I heard today that the town of Edgewood is fighting a grass fire and some townspeople have had to be evacuated. Grass fires can be a terrible thing because they destroy everything in their path. On the spiritual side, James, a book in the New Testament, notes that gossip […]

Eastern New Mexico beats Chicago for windy days

By Ryn Gargulinski: Guest columnist Whomever dubbed Chicago the “Windy City” had it all wrong. That nickname should have been reserved for Clovis, and other eastern New Mexico places with equally windswept plains, where someone once told me the wind whips so hard it blows over freight trains. (I believed them for months and refused […]

Teeters, Bernice

Bernice Teeters, 88, of Clovis, died March 12, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Born Dec. 17, 1917, in Girard, Ill., to Frank and Flossie Stewart, she married Norm Teeters in October 1942 in Chicago. She lived in the Chicago area until moving to Clovis in 1969. She was active with the Colonial […]

CCC president gearing up for marathon

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Clovis Community College Interim President Becky Rowley lifts weights Wednesday at the college. Rowley will run in Sunday’s Chicago Marathon. Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer What can you do in three hours and 17 minutes? Becky Rowley can run 26.2 miles, and at Sunday’s Chicago Marathon, she is looking to knock a few minutes off […]

Weeden, LeRoy

LeRoy Weeden, 82, of Clovis, died Monday, June 13, 2005, at V.A. Medical Center in Amarillo. He was born on Dec. 29, 1922, in Tunika, Miss., to Joseph and Etha Lee Weeden. He served in the U.S. Army during Word War II. He married Estrella Maria Manluluyo on Sept. 19, 1979, in Clovis. He worked […]

Music contributes to well-being

By E.C. Schaeffer: Guest Columnist Editor’s note: This is part of in a week-long series in which local columnists talk about their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis schools. Music has been a vital part of my life since my earliest piano lesson at age 5, through high […]

Courts refreshing in gun law decisions

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist Judges are often accused of “activism” — a desire to extend their reach from interpreting the law and resolving cases to making policy on matters that are none of their darn business. So they deserve credit when they resist invitations to override democracy. That’s what the Illinois Supreme Court did […]

Fear is Chicagoans will like Wal-Mart

Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist Some newcomers are planning to move to Chicago, and the invasion sounds as though it will be a grim affair. “They’re a negative for the city,” said one fearful alderman. They’re guilty of “treating people wrong,” said an angry minister. They exploit a “slave mentality,” charged another clergyman. You’d think Genghis […]

Public exposure of Cubs’ fan was not fair

Bob Steele Sure, I’m a Cubs fan and I was bleeding Cubbies blue when they self-destructed in the eighth inning of game six of the National League playoffs. And, yep, I was upset with “the play” that rattled Wrigley. But I see no justifiable purpose for a public pillorying of the fan who got in […]