Rains fell swiftly to flood some areas

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On Thursday, as the runoff from the fields got stronger and spilled into the swollen Plaza Larga Creek, a small waterfall rushed along Quay Road AF. (Freedom Newspapers: Chellie Delaney) By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Just when you thought there was a drought, it rains six inches and starts flooding. Wednesday night’s steady showers, […]

Snap judgements frequently lead spirit awry

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist This Father’s Day weekend, I remember a talk I had with my father when my attitude was less than Christianlike. It was years ago and all the teenagers were sitting at the back of the church. As my minister father walked to the pulpit, a strange man stepped into the […]

Clovis skaters find place of their own

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Skaterboarders and rollerbladers watch as Michael Landsey, 15, of Clovis attempts a trick Saturday at Greene Acres Park. Landsey said, “I’m out here every day, It’s a great way to stay in shape.” (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer He unzips his black backpack, pulls out a screwdriver, and flips the […]

Sometimes summer reports need stretch

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I stumbled upon a school report by my older sister Becky in elementary school titled “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” and was shocked. According to the report, she went to Disneyland and Six Flags. Funny, I didn’t remember going to those places that summer. I just remembered riding in […]

Thieves demean our neighborhoods

CNJ Readers Being a mother to a toddler and trying to keep the domestic front in order is like having two jobs. I am a bit overwhelmed at times. I don’t have the time to do extracurricular activities except for special occasions. On Sunday, my child and I finally had a chance To put up […]

Uncle charged in connection with injured boy

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers The uncle of a 10-month-old boy who fell from a deck on Oct. 4 has been arrested in connection with the case. Derek Parker, 22, of Clovis, was charged with abandonment abuse of a child, a first-degree felony, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. Parker turned himself into Portales police […]

10/23 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, police went to the intersection of Sunland and Sandia drives in response to a call stating that a vehicle collided with a child on a bike. The report said the driver told police he was going 15 […]

Bears preferable to workplace idleness

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist I recall a saying I heard during my brief career as a construction heavy equipment operator: “I’d rather wrestle a bear than spend all day doing nothing at work.” It was the 1980s and I heard there was “big coin” in heavy equipment operating, and I needed “big coin.” After […]

Best not to roll dice on unknown eatery

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist The Lady of the House and I have a new saying. It’s “How bad can you mess up breakfast?” First of all, I want you to know that I’m not writing about any eatery in Curry, Roosevelt, Parmer or Bailey counties. Our saying was inspired by a restaurant many miles […]

Stuck in the bone zone

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer It’s Georgia O’Keefe’s fault I have dead things in my yard. Mind you it’s not like I have rotting corpses and half-decayed brain clumps lounging about, but I have a fine collection of moldering skulls. I recall a bookmark of one of her paintings adorned with skulls and peonies. […]