A few words with Joe Yankovich

Blogger Mike Higgins has a brief interview with former Clovis Wildcat football standout Joe Yankovich.

New sports blog is live

Mike Higgins’ sports blog is live on our Freedom New Mexico sites today. He writes about high school, college and professional sports of local interest. You can find the feature under “Blogs” in the blue bar atop the Clovis News Journal home page or go to: Short Rutts • • • New Mexico lawmakers recently asked […]

Is Ethanol the fuel of the future?

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The ethanol plant coming to Clovis will use 45 to 50 million bushels of corn a year, officials said (CNJ photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A 105 million-gallon per year ethanol plant will be online in Clovis by 2007. Construction will begin this October. The plant is a joint venture of […]

Governor promotes economic growth

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer The economy of eastern New Mexico is on the mend was the message of Gov. Bill Richardson, who visited Clovis on Saturday to announce the arrival of a major ethanol plant and celebrate the landing of a new mission for Cannon Air Force Base. Both developments will strengthen […]

Nuckolls, Wanda D.

Wanda Dorice Nuckolls, 74, of Las Vegas, N.M., died Tuesday, Jan. 24., 2006, at Las Vegas Medical Center Nursing Home. She was born April 23, 1931, in Dibble, Okla. to Harris and Dollie Powell Higgins. She married Robert G. Nuckolls on April 13, 1954, in Portales. She was a member of the 21st Street Church […]

Darline Dine Morris

Darline Dine Morris, 78, of Clovis, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 21, 1927, to Clete and Ada Wheat Nation in Higgins, Texas. She was member of Fraternal Order of Eagles and AMVETS. She was a three-time World Champion barrel racer of the National Old Timers Rodeo […]

Murray, Velma R.

Velma Rierson Murray, 83, of Clovis, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 22, 1922, in the old Baptist Hospital in Clovis to George Madison and Alpha Omega Rierson. Her father and four brothers were early pioneers who homesteaded in north Curry County between 1905 and 1911 before […]

ENMU falls short of rodeo finals

CNJ staff CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University senior Dusty Higgins and sophomore Brittany Bennett came up just a little short of reaching Saturday’s short-go finals in the College National Finals Rodeo at the Casper Events Center. Higgins finished 13th in bull riding with his score of 79, attained in the second-go Tuesday. The […]

ENMU rodeo athletes fail to score

CNJ staff CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University seniors Dusty Higgins and James Gililland did not score in third-go performances Tuesday night in the College National Finals Rodeo, and now must wait to see how others do to find out if they reach Saturday’s short-go finals. The top 12 finishers through three rounds in […]

Higgins improves in bull riding

CNJ staff CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University senior Dusty Higgins won the second-go in bull riding competing with a score of 79 on Tuesday in the College National Finals rodeo to move into a tie for sixth place in the overall standings. Higgins’ third-go was scheduled for Tuesday night during the “performance” phase […]