Oasis park viewed as “Exemplary”

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Oasis State Park in Portales was named the “Exemplary Park” of 2006 by the New Mexico State Parks Division, according to a state parks news release. Honored at an awards banquet in October, Oasis received the award based upon the park’s overall performance and commitment to providing a quality place […]

Rams, Wildcats split summer twin bill

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Clovis first baseman Parker Wood slides into home on a passed ball in the second game of Tuesday’s summer league doubleheader at Bell Park. The visiting Rams won the opener 8-3, and Clovis took the nightcap 11-1. (Staff photo: Kevin Wilson) CNJ Staff Portales had plenty of pitching in Tuesday’s doubleheader, but Clovis had enough […]

4/19 Local roundup

Division asks other groups be contacted The Clovis Vector Control Division does not normally respond to bee complaints, and recommends residents contact private pest-control companies, according to a press release from the division. Only in an emergency should the Vector Control Division be contacted regarding bees, the release said. The division specializes in vectors, or […]

Roslyn R. Byars

Roslyn R. Byars, 86, died Sept. 10, 2005, in Grapevine, Texas.  She graduated from Clovis High School in 1938, and worked for the Civil Service Administration. She served as secretary for Terrace Acres Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, for more than 10 years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Marlett E. Byars;  […]

Lady Cats draw Onate

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Clovis freshman Tarrah Sweet sets up a teammate during Saturday’s District 4-5A tournament championship match against Hobbs. Sweet had 33 assists in the match. By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The state volleyball tournament brackets released Sunday yielded few surprises but much anticipation. “I think (the seeding committee) did a very good job,” Clovis coach […]

9/22 Education Calendar

Today: From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., school officials will host a community discussion at Ranchvale Elementary about the proposed closure of this school. Monday: From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Parent-Teacher Conference Day will be held at all elementary and secondary schools. Teachers will not be available from noon to 1 p.m. Monday: From […]

4/27 Letters to the editor

Downtown could use more trash cans Imagine a hot August afternoon. A young couple has just left one of our stores on Main Street. Upon entering the car, it becomes obvious their infant has, uh, downloaded into his software! The odor is the kind that will test even a mother’s love. Then Mom and Dad […]

Q&A: Clovis student enjoys diversity in Denmark

Evan Buzzard, 17, of Clovis is attending school in Demark as part of the foreign exchange student program. He is the son of Todd and Janet Buzzard of Clovis. Buzzard responded by e-mail to the following questions. Q What are you learning from being in the exchange program and from host families? A I have […]

Eastern returns home after losses

Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan says the Greyhounds are still trying to hit their stride. With undefeated Cameron and Southwestern Oklahoma coming to town for Lone Star Conference crossover games, he hopes they get on track quickly. Cameron men’s and women’s teams will be at […]