There’s music coming from The Hole

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer It was just another weekend in Clovis for many music lovers who gathered Friday at The Hole to rock out to the sound of heavy metal with a twist of punk. Bands such as Clovis’ Deer Tic, Albuquerque’s Weapons of Mass Destruction, Semi-Automatic Bunny and The Oktober People play […]

amos learns god s ways

Gary Mitchell: CNJ columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. amos learns god s ways boss being a christian mouse in a world of heathen alley cats ain […]

The secret archives of boyhood projects

Bob Huber You’ve probably never heard of the World War II coastal fortifications on Long Island known as the Marginal Line, built to keep the European forces of evil in check. Frankly, I hadn’t either until recently when secret archives of that great project were opened to me. What happened was… Two patriots, Don and […]

CHS senior earns spot in U.S. Junior Amateur

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CNJ staff Clawing his way from three strokes down, Clovis High senior Travis Reid survived a bogey on the final hole to win a U.S. Junior Amateur qualifying tournament Tuesday at La Paloma Golf Course in Amarillo. The victory earns him a trip to the national event next month in San Francisco. Reid said he […]

Playoff decides Chaparral Open Partnership

By Dave Wagner Dave Gutierrez thought he and playing partner Sid Felan could win the championship flight of the Chaparral Open Partnership best-ball tournament, but not the way they played down the stretch in Sunday’s final round. Gutierrez, though, made a birdie putt on the first hole of sudden death to give his team the […]

‘Digging’ into the minds of young boys

What is it about young boys that makes them dig holes in the ground? Now that I’m older, I believe all boys have a gene in their DNA that is a “survival gene,” a throwback from our cavemen ancestors who took haven in caves and had to fight to defend them. I grew up a […]

CHS’ Reid captures 5A state golf title; Cats fourth

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Clovis High junior Travis Reid, shown in a tournament at Municipal Golf Course earlier this month, held on for the boys individual championship in Class 5A state golf on Tuesday in Farmington. CNJ file photo CNJ STAFF FARMINGTON — Travis Reid knew he had a state golf championship in him. Still, when it actually happened, […]

Clovis golfer records first ace

CNJ staff Bob Martin of Clovis recorded his first hole-in-one Wednesday at Chaparral Country Club. He recorded the ace with a 6-iron on the par-3, 164-yard 11th hole. Playing partners were Don Bonner, John Hager and Larry Lowry.

End of summer brings back memories

By Bob Huber When I was a kid, the end of July was a time of the jitters. Summer was waning, and already I could hear the forlorn tolling of school bells. I mentioned that fact to my friend Smooth Heine one morning as we smoked grape leaves in snakeweed pipes behind his father’s barn. […]

Chavez qualifies for U.S. Junior Amateur golf tournament

CNJ staff SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Clovis High junior-to-be Guillermo Chavez joined some of the more famous names in golf when he qualified Tuesday for the U.S. Junior Amateur championship. Chavez qualified for the national tournament July 21-26 in Chevy Chase, Md., by finishing second at a regional qualifier at Grayhawk Golf Course. Chavez shot a […]