A view from under the pew: cobra fight in the pews

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist cobra fight in the pews

Fight strengthens against post office closure

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks City Commissioner Len Vohs, addresses those in attendance Thursday at the Town Hall meeting about the closing of the Gidding Street post office at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. By Sharna Johnson Their ranks have tripled from just a week ago and now they are planning to take the fight to […]

Fight against gas emissions not joint effort

Freedom New Mexico Resistance is building to utopian schemes to combat global warming as nations refuse to sacrifice their own economic prosperity. The Obama administration’s domestic powers to tax and regulate industries and individuals into compliance lose their clout at the border. Nations like China, India and Brazil see little to gain by going along […]

Police: Nose biting victim subdued partycrasher

CNJ staff Police say it now appears a 34-year-old Curry County man whose nose was bitten off in a fight was actually trying to subdue a party crasher wielding a knife. Police originally had information that identified Gilbert Aburto as the person with the knife. They now say another man had the knife and bit […]

Killer says fight led to accidental drowning

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer “That day was just crazy.” And it is one that Tommy Willis replays in his head over and over again. He was at Elizabeth Kelton’s house and they were arguing over money from a drug transaction the day before. He remembers her throwing a beer bottle at him, and […]

Experience pays off for Clovis fighter

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent After the opening bell for the third round, but before a punch could be thrown, Elijio Sena of Clovis pointedly looked in the direction of his opponent’s corner and laughed. In Mark Martinez’ corner, his trainer had just told his fighter that he “had been here before.” Sena heard something […]

Local rep leading fight for states

By Paul Gessings: Guest columnist There is a movement sweeping the nation — bills have been introduced in 23 states including New Mexico — to restore the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution. What, you might say is the 10th Amendment and why is it important? Well, that is part of the problem right […]

Bingaman and Udall: New Mexico poised to recieve over $18 million to fight crime

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today announced that New Mexico is set to receive $18.3 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fight crime.

Most committee chairmen stay despite pro-tem fight

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican It was the Senate committee chairmen shake-up that wasn’t. After Senate President Pro Tem Tim Jennings was re-elected Tuesday with the help of 15 Republicans and eight Democrats, including himself, some expected that chairmanships would change hands Wednesday. That didn’t happen, although some current chairmen sweated whether they’d keep […]

Fight promoter’s case relocated to Albuquerque

Freedom New Mexico The state’s case against Los Lunas fight promoter James Burleson — accused of killing Tucumcari’s Jason Pacheco on Feb. 1, 2007 — has been turned over to the 2nd Judicial District Attorney’s office in Albuquerque. The case was reassigned after Judge David Reeb of Clovis found a “possibility of the appearance of […]

Committee passes nuisance ordinance

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Some county residents said they welcomed a countywide nuisance ordinance. Others said they would fight it to the end. After weighing the comments, the Curry County Land Use Committee unanimously passed a nuisance ordinance during a Friday meeting. County Manager Lance Pyle said the County Commission will consider a […]

ENMU professor on crusade against hunger

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Freedom New Mexico: Janet Bresenham Roberto Mancusi, left, and the Rev. Jeff Symonds sort through food donations at the First United Methodist Church of Portales, which will be given to the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico and the Portales Dream Center. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Roberto Mancusi does more than just talk […]

Survivors reflect on fight against cancer

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Luu’s Bad Crew members Betty Bumgardner, from left, Dzung Luu and Donna Canales gathered around the grill in their camp site for warmth and food during Friday’s Relay for Life. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Phien Luu is a Clovis pediatrician, and more than three years ago, his wife, […]

School fights still don’t make sense

Grant McGee: Local columnist A friend just told me about her son getting beat up at one of our High Plains schools. No need to go into detail of who, where, when or even why. The end result was a trip to the emergency room, stitches, a chat with police, and the family wondering how […]

12-7-07 Police blotter

Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 11:30 Nov. 28 an officer responded to a school in the 1400 block of Cameo Street for a report of drug paraphernalia. A staff member said as he walked toward a student, the boy threw a piece of aluminum foil on the ground. The […]

Oct. 25, 1917

The Clovis Journal reported that Chicago won the World Series with a 4-2 victory over the New York Giants. … Dr. A.L. Dillon was among Curry County prohibition supporters organizing a statewide fight for prohibition. … The latest style of women’s boots could be purchased at Jackman’s for $10.

Oct. 6, 2007 Briefs

CNJ Staff Elderly man accused of threats with toy gun A 62-year-old Clovis man is in jail after police said he threatened a man and two children with a toy gun Wednesday. Raymond Martinez Jr. is being held on $15,500 bond, jail officials said. He is charged with three felony counts of aggravated assault. The […]

Aug. 8, 1930

The Clovis Evening News-Journal reported that Jimmy Darr, 159-pound Melrose slugger, and Percy Reed, 154 pounds, of Clovis, put on six rounds of the fightingest fight ever seen in a Clovis ring. The bout was called a draw. … Lillian Ellen Beauty Salon offered a “Eugene” hair permanent for $8.

Charges filed in fight

CNJ Staff Two teenage girls will be charged as juveniles in connection with a fight on Sunday afternoon, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. The 17-year-old driver of an SUV that struck a 49-year-old man, causing injury to his arm, will be charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing injury, Chandler said. A 16-year-old […]

Cage fights draw strong support

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Staff photo: Gabriel Monte Brandon Head of Prime Performance Boxing and MMA captured his match against Jonathan Petit of Kensu Studio of Portales. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Despite the wind and rain blowing in through the side of the arena Curry County Fairgrounds, more than 600 fans gathered to see watch cage fighters […]