Baby giraffe named Jerrica

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Rebecca Holt of Clovis, winner of the Hillcrest park Zoo’s giraffe naming contest, puckers up Wedneday to give Jerrica a kiss. Holt said she suggested Jerrica for the 6-week-old female giraffe because the name means strong and beautiful. Tonjia Rolan A frequent visitor to Hillcrest Park Zoo with her two […]

More than 180 turtles enter races

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Sarah Heller and her daughter Elanna Heller place their turtle for a race in the first round of the 11th annual Great American Turtle Race Saturday at the Curry County Fair. Liliana Castillo The fence around the turtle racing ring was lined with children, some who couldn’t see […]

Prizes being awarded in CNJ’s e-mail newsletter contest

Cnjonline.com is holding a drawing each week in August for our newsletter subscribers. John Zitzelsberger won the fifth and final prize, a lube, oil and filter change and a detail cleaning of a vehicle valued at up to $200 from Benders Family of Dealerships. Jennette Lovett won the $50 Ace Hardware gift card in the […]

Pioneer Day parade deadline Friday

CNJ staff The dealine to enter the annual Pioneer Days Parade is 5 p.m. Friday. The parade is 10 a.m. Saturday on Main Street. This year’s theme is The Clovis Sounds. The parade will start at Hilltop Plaza at Main and 21st streets and finish at Grand Street. Entry forms are available at the Clovis […]

Caring at core of teaching

By Clyde Davis: Freedom columnist Another school year is drawing to a close. Another crop of new graduates, preparing to enter either the world of work, the world of college, or the world of the military — in many cases, more than one of the above worlds. Another two-plus month break for educators, in the […]

Change is conscious decision

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist Call it the myth of inevitability. It is the mindset that says enlightenment and progress are the inescapable byproducts of time. As in a reader who asked last week during an online chat how I thought slavery would have ended had the South won the Civil War. That it might […]

Ticket feature: Enter the Haggis to perform in Clovis

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Courtesy photo The latest installment in Clovis Community College’s Cultural Art Series, Enter the Haggis, is expected to bring “jolting spirit and energy” to the audience, according to a press release from CCC. Freedom New Mexico Blending Celtic, rock, Latin and bluegrass, Canada’s Enter The Haggis will be performing Tuesday in Clovis. The latest installment […]

Supreme Court supports right to say ‘no’

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist The other day, the Supreme Court did something surprising. It said that if a man stands at the threshold of his own house and tells the police they may not enter without a warrant, then — get a load of this, willya? — they may not enter without a warrant. […]

Close to home, yet world away: trip to Portales

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist We are going to take a virtual tour of Portales, by way of enhancing our romancing through some wonderful events and new opportunities in this town. If you wish to grab a mid-autumn getaway with the love of your life, the approaching weekend could be a busy one for you. Changes […]

County fair attracts competitors in categories such as livestock, fine art

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Penny Bryant will enter her “Carousel with Horses” in the Counted Cross-stitch category and “Garden Fairy” in the Adults Crafts category in the Curry County Fair, which starts Monday and runs through Aug. 20. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Thousands of tiny, colorful stitches combine to create the image of […]