Nothing never tasted quite so sweet

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When your governor seeks the presidency, it’s reassuring to know your lieutenant governor can replace him in New Mexico’s most important times. And the other times too. My e-mail inbox was flooded Monday night with a variety of press releases. The one that got my attention features Lt. Gov. […]

Prizes for innovation not a new concept, but still effective

Freedom Newspapers Many Americans believe the only conceivable way for this country to develop viable independent energy sources is through government intervention — alternative-fuel mandates, fuel efficiency mandates, public transportation construction. But we would prefer to look to the creativity of the free market. What better way to unlock that creativity than to make a […]

Feb. 3, 1936

The Lyceum theater was preparing for a Shirley Temple impersonation and personality contest. Fifteen of Clovis’ cutest youngsters had already signed up, promoters said. … The World Wonder Car, featuring museum exhibits “from nearly every country in the world,” was on its way to Clovis. An exhibit featuring Abraham Lincoln was one of the highlights […]

CCS flip-flops Thursday games

CNJ staff Clovis Christian has announced that times for its District 4-1A basketball games against House on Thursday will be flip-flopped. Athletic director Greg Darden said the boys’ game will begin at 5 p.m., with the girls’ contest to follow around 6:30 p.m.

ENMU grad wins national contest sponsored by Red Bull

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Using a computer as his canvas, a mouse as a paintbrush and software as his drawing tool, Dusty Deen created prize-winning animation. A 2004 Eastern New Mexico University graduate who studied animation and graphic design, Deen was one of 43 artists selected to showcase their original artwork in the […]

Reporter’s notebook: Local woman runner-up for queen

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Brianne Aucutt of Clovis was first runner-up last month in the New Mexico State Fair Queen contest in Albuquerque. The Texas Tech sophomore represented Curry County as the reigning Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen. She competed against 11 other young women from New Mexico. Aucutt was judged on personality, horsemanship […]

Fair royalty reunites

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Royalty reigned at the first Roosevelt County Fair Queen Reunion, held Friday at the Jake Lopez Community Center. Past fair queens, sweethearts and sweetheart princesses mingled with this year’s reigning royalty and contestants to share lunch and reminisce about years past. Who the first Roosevelt County fair queen was seems […]

American beats Roosevelt in extra innings

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Clovis American catcher Lorenzo Colmenero tags out Roosevelt County’s Jason Tapiaduring Wednesday’s 10-11 Little League All-Star game at Dickenson Field. American beat Roosevelt County 3-2 in seven innings. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent In a game filled with good pitching and damp field conditions, the pressure was put on the fielders […]

Earth Day ‘Caught in the act’

Janet Taylor-Birkey Global warming trends and shortage of natural resources are debatable, but there is little debate that people worldwide need to take care of the Earth. The goal of making people aware of their role and responsibility in taking care of planet Earth is something embraced on both sides of the political platform. According […]

3/21 Business digest

Clovis dentist graduates from dental program Clovis dentist Dr. Glen Hisel graduated from Orognathic Bioesthetics International in Salem, Ore., where he studied chewing and its relationship to temporomandibular joint disorders, according to news received from his office. Fewer than 200 dentists have completed the program, the news release said. Dr. Hisel has practiced in Clovis […]

Squadrons competing to name ‘Biggest Loser’

Melanie Salazar It may not sound as glorious as it is, but for some Cannon Airmen and civilian employees, it’s time to be the biggest loser. The wing staff agencies, 27th Mission Support Squadron and 27th Comptroller Squadron are hosting a Biggest Loser contest, a light-hearted competition to get people to lose pounds and inches […]

5/22 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in Ninth Judicial District Court: • Travis Roach, 49, pleaded guilty to larceny (over $250), receiving stolen property and is ordered to serve 18 months supervised probation, pay all probation costs, have no contact with the victims, provide a DNA sample and pay a $100 testing fee. • Pablo […]

City celebrated in style for 50th anniversary

By Don McAlavy Here’s how the Chamber of Commerce announced plans for the 50th birthday celebration of Clovis: “Three nights and two days will be jam-packed with action for the thousands of visitors and old-timers expected to throng the streets of Clovis, June 6, 7, 8, 1957.” This is how the action stacked up: June […]

Vehicular homicide suspect changes plea

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man who agreed to plead guilty last week to vehicular homicide in connection with the July 4, 2003, death of a Clovis woman changed his plea in court Monday to “no contest,” an official with the district attorney’s office said. Assistant District Attorney Fred Van Soelen said […]

Mules crush No. 11 Perryton

CNJ Staff AMARILLO — Brady Black rushed for 182 and two touchdowns as Muleshoe extended its playoff mastery over Perryton with a 30-13 win Thursday at Dick Bivins Stadium. Brant Hamilton passed for 103 yards and a touchdown and ran for another as the Mules rolled up 422 yards of offense while beating the 11th-ranked […]

‘Reresupper’ stumps spelling bee contender

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Zack Gillooly and several modern-day dictionaries had something in common Wednesday morning: None of them recognized the word “reresupper.” Zack, representing the eastern New Mexico region in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., lost in the first speaking round after misspelling the word by one letter, using […]

No. 8 Fort Hays knocks off Greyhounds

CNJ STAFF LIBERAL, Kan. — Fort Hays State jumped on Eastern New Mexico University starter Jimmy Wells early and took advantage of four Greyhounds errors for a 9-3 victory Thursday afternoon. The Hays, Kan.-based Tigers (21-5), ranked eighth this week in NCAA Division II, extended their winning streak to nine games in a contest played […]

Clovis students have a dream

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Paige Gardner, a fourth grader at Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy, waits for the judging to end after reading her speech Friday at Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy during the Martin Luther King Jr. observance day contest. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King For Paige Gardner, a fourth grader at Clovis’ Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy, […]

Fair figures slightly off

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Ricky Burns, 16, of Texico, places potted plants onto a trailer Sunday as he cleans up the Curry County Fairgrounds after the conclusion of this year’s fair. A little more than 27,000 people attended the fair this year, organizers say. By Janet Bresenham Curry County Fair Board president Buddy Vaughan said Sunday he and the […]

CHS alums make return to field tonight

By Eric Butler A long time has passed since Skip Garrett has been in a football game. And maybe Garrett’s layoff itself won’t be considered unusual as Clovis High alumni gather for Citizens Bank’s Clovis Community Football Appreciation Day tonight. But Garrett’s last game wasn’t in the street in front of his house nor was […]