Rocket glared red on Independece Day

By Bob Huber When Independence Day — the holiday, not the movie — rolls into town each year on a Wal-Mart truck, I always remember the launching of America’s first intercontinental ballistic missile. That singular event established once and for all that children should never play with matches. It began one summer when my friend […]

Nelson holds concert at ENMU

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Willie Nelson plays for the crowd during Wednesday’s show at the Campus Union Ballroom of Eastern New Mexico University. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Country music legend Willie Nelson made his first concert in Portales a memorable one for eastern New Mexico residents on Wednesday. Nelson led off the show with […]

Long-standing Clovis tradition, calf roping, ‘great family fun’

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Dave Eastlake of Amarillo finishes his tie during the first round of the inaugural Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping competition Saturday at the Mounted Patrol Arena at the Curry County Fairgrounds. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Shorty Sanders of Capitan said it’s more American than baseball. Organizer Scot Stinnett […]

Hollywood needs you this weekend at Rock Staubus

Freedom Newspapers Do you wanna be in pictures? That dream’s easy to fulfill this weekend. Hollywood needs you. Right here at home. Your dream can be realized if you go to Rock Staubus gymnasium at Clovis High School on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. And for becoming a face in the crowd as an extra, you […]

Movie makes magic

Clyde Davis: Local columnist It began in the most inauspicious manner that one could imagine. As I proceeded to the homecoming parade in Portales, I was totally focused on acquiring the green and gray T-shirts we had ordered for our church kids to wear in support of our favorite college athletes. Little did I know […]

Celebrities are just like the rest of us

By Grant McGee Cara Correnti and Jay Ricci, the television news people from KVII in Amarillo, were here the other week. I was in front of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce office downtown. I saw Ricci, he shook my hand, I told him how I enjoyed KVII’s evening news. Later I saw my friend […]

Business Briefs 2/24

Portales parlor company expands PBI Parlor Systems of Portales purchased Ross-Holm inc. of Petaluma, Calif., on Feb. 4, according to a news release. PBI Parlor Systems designs and builds parallel, herringbone and drop-rail stalls, along with crowd gates, the release said. It has been in business since 1989. For 60 years, Ross-Holm has designed and […]

Clovis anxious to run at home

Rick White Bronchitis or not, junior Megan Willis isn’t about to miss Saturday’s Clovis Invitational cross country meet. “I’m going to be there no matter what because my team depends on me,” said Willis, who was held out of practice Thursday. “I might not get a top finish, but I can still help the team.” […]

ENMU set to host basketball tournament

Mike Linn PORTALES — The popcorn machines will be working overtime and Greyhound Arena should be throbbing with enthusiastic fans this weekend when the Greyhounds men’s basketball team host their first Lone Star Conference Tournament, said Mike Maguire, the university’s athletic director. “When you have some of the top teams in the country (NCAA Division […]