One killed in fiery crash

Freedom New Mexico One man died in a fiery crash early Saturday morning near Clovis Municipal Airport. Family members identified the victim as Shane Sandoval of Clovis and began making funeral arrangements. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller declined to identify the victim until a positive identification could be determined with dental records. Waller estimated positive […]

School's stolen F-16 replica recovered

Cannon Connections photo: Sharna Johnson Officials had offered a reward of $700 for the return of an F-16 model stolen from the Clovis High School around Aug. 17. The plane was located at the edge of a field north of Clovis Saturday morning and loaded into a pickup truck. By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections A […]

Stolen F-16 model found

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Officials had offered a reward of $700 for the return of an F-16 model stolen from the Clovis High School around Aug. 17. The plane was located at the edge of a field north of Clovis Saturday morning and loaded into a pick up truck by law enforcement. By Sharna […]

Paths easy to remember with God’s help

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist My husband tells the story of his grandfather in the early days of farming in the hot and arid land near Phoenix. It was remarkable that the dry desert was turned into cotton producing fields by using ditch irrigation and row water. Many times Charlie’s grandfather and his family would […]

The farmer takes a tractor …

Maria Cheverez of Clovis reports she’s experienced life in 41 countries, but her most memorable cold-weather story took place in Curry County. “After retiring from the U.S. Army I took on a job as a rural mail carrier,” she wrote in an e-mail. “… Pushing my way through the snow with my red Jeep, I […]

Tadpoles tough out western terrain

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The water in the barrow ditch was alive with something bigger than bugs. The water was moving, bubbling. I had to pull off the road and park my bicycle. I peered into the murky, algae-rimmed rut and saw tadpoles. Hundreds of tadpoles were swimming around and doing what tadpoles do […]

Land battle brewing over eminent domain

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The city intends to construct a 30-foot open drainage channel across 1.3 acres of Daniel and Pauline Griego’s 15-acre farm at Rodeo and Humphrey roads. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A three-year-old land dispute between a Clovis property owner and the city grew more tangled last month when the owner […]

Eminent domain issue tabled

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission on Thursday tabled a vote to purchase land from a private landowner that would have allowed the city to build a drainage ditch. Commissioners will wait 90 days before they decide whether to purchase 1.13 acres of Griego’s property and replace a fence for $22,750, […]