Herb Hammar, Elwin Wilhoit

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Herb “Herby” Hammar Date of birth: Aug. 3, 1925 Dates of service: August, 1943 to November, 1946 Hometown: […]

Lady Rams fight through fatigue

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Portales’ Morgan Hill looks to block a Las Lunas player’s shot during the Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers If the New Mexico Activities Association were to pull a surprise and announce that state volleyball match will be a best-of-nine format, consider […]

Lady Rams hungry for another shot at state

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Portales senior Megan Kabrick passes the ball during Friday’s practice. The Lady Rams open their season Friday at the Wildcat Invitational in Clovis. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — For all intents and purposes, the next state volleyball tournament for Michaela Alexander will be her first. She hopes it will […]

BRAC pass distribution falls short of goal

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George Gilestra, of Clovis, reaches in the box for a ticket to Friday’s BRAC regional hearing during ticket drawing Wednesday at The North Plains Mall. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Pass distribution for Friday’s Base Realignment and Closure hearing shattered expectations of local leaders and organizers — but not in […]

Police blotter 6/11

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: A Monday afternoon fight between a brother and sister in the 900 block of Locust St. ended with Clovis police issuing a warrant for the brother’s arrest on charges of battery on a household member. After the 20-year-old brother accused his […]