Custom Classic A to Z

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson First baseman Cody Hosler of Amarillo-based F2D slaps a single to center in a Saturday night game at the Custom Classic. Kevin Wilson The Custom Classic entered its 28th year in Clovis this weekend, drawing players, teams and themes from A to Z. A stands for “Amistad Pavilion, with picnic […]

Curry jail seeking accreditation

CNJ staff Curry County is one of two counties seeking jail accreditation. Curry and Chaves counties have entered the Adult Detention Professional Standard Council’s accreditation program, a joint initiative of the New Mexico Association of Counties and the New Mexico Municipal League, according to a press release from the NMAC. Once accepted into the program, […]

Education column: Drama classes open doors for students

Sitting in on a couple of Clovis High School drama classes taught by long-time educator, Keith Ingram (who also happens to be a motivational speaker and published author), I was astonished by the skills and talent I had the privilege of observing. The sketch was underway when I entered the elongated drama classroom. As the […]

Weekly update —

County attorney contracted Tuesday, Curry County entered into a one-year contract with Stephen Doerr of Doerr & Knudson, PA to serve as county attorney. The rate for Doerr’s services is set at $140 per hour, according to the contract. Doerr & Knudson was the only law firm to respond to a request for proposal, county […]

Clovis beats Rio Rancho 28-7

The Clovis Wildcats rushed and defended their way to ending a three-game skid, dominating visiting Rio Rancho 28-7 at Leon Williams Stadium. Quran Wiggins rushed 21 times for 222 yards and all four touchdowns for Clovis (2-3), which otherwise did it with defense. The visiting Rams (1-4) were held to 148 yards on the night, […]

Children learn importance of higher education

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools I entered and the school colors were all around me…obviously fans were excited about the day and you could not help but catch the spirit yourself. There were posters with school names and mascots, there were faces painted and even individually crafted flip-flops and ball caps with school colors […]

Police: Intoxicated man entered, fell asleep in wrong home

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police arrested an intoxicated Clovis man Sunday after he entered the wrong house and climbed into bed with one of the occupants. John Birkey Jr. said his 19-year-old son, John Birkey III, was startled awake when the 23-year-old man “just basically plopped down in the bed.” “It was quite […]

Taylor pleads guilty to 2005 slaying

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File photo Donald Scott Taylor By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The man charged with shooting a Causey rancher in 2005 as part of a murder-for-hire drug deal has pleaded guilty in exchange for a life sentence, avoiding the death penalty. Rogers native Donald Scott Taylor, 29, entered the plea to federal charges in Albuquerque […]

Candidate’s business accused of discrimination

By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against Clayton Ranch Market in Clayton.Clayton Ranch Market is owned by former District 67 State Rep. Brian Moore, who has entered the race for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor of New Mexico. The lawsuit claims the store did […]

Sept. 19, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About midnight Sept. 10 an officer responded to the 800 block of Collins for a suspicious situation. A caller said two subjects entered a residence through the back window. The officer knocked on the door of the residence and the woman who […]