Weather delays area schools

CNJ staff Inclement weather has delayed the start of school on Tuesday in the following districts: * Clovis schools are delayed two hours. * Clovis Christian school delayed two hours. * Clovis Community College will start at 10 a.m. * Eastern New Mexico University will start at 11 a.m. * Portales delayed two hours. * […]

Extended hours for CDC, youth center

27th SOW Public Affairs The Child Development Centers and Youth Center will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during the upcoming exercise. Duty-related childcare requirements outside these hours will be handled through Extended Duty Child Care contract. Jim Hernandez, Family Child Care coordinator, will make arrangements with a provider based […]

Panel derails tougher DWI bill

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican Some state senators cited financial reasons as a Senate committee on Monday effectively killed a bill that would have increased DWI penalties. Currently there is no mandatory jail time for first-time DWI offenders in New Mexico. However, Senate Bill 3, sponsored by Sen. Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe, […]

Press release: Man arrested in homicide

On Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at approximately 8:54 AM Officers of the Clovis Police Department were dispatched to the 1400 Block of West 10th Street in Clovis in reference to a possible gunshot victim. Upon the Officers arrival a victim was found lying on the floor of the apartment located at 1408 W. 10th Street […]

Ticket feature: ‘Christmas Nites’ opening at zoo

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File photo Santa will make appearances at the Hillcrest Park Zoo’s “Christmas Nites at the Zoo” program Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The event runs 5-8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Freedom New Mexico The upcoming week features plenty of animal magnetism, as the Hillcrest Park Zoo gets set for its annual Christmas Nites at the Zoo […]

Roosevelt County inmate recaptured after about 1 1/2 hours

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Freedom file Oracio Ornelas, 28, was captured in the 500 block of East Amazon Street in Portales. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico An inmate who escaped Thursday afternnon from the Roosevelt County Detention Center was recaptured about 1 1/2 hours later. Oracio Ornelas, 28, was missing from the detention center, according to Roosevelt County […]

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Judge: Tucumcari mayor innocent of animal cruelty charges

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico After seven hours of eyewitness and expert testimony, Quay County Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett on Wednesday found Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca innocent of an animal-cruelty charge. “Thank God that justice prevailed and is well and alive in Tucumcari,” Apodaca said after Wednesday’s court appearance. Apodaca, 61, was accused of […]

Day trip: Clovis home to model train museum

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Cannon Connections Photo: Carrie Pendleton The Clovis Depot Model Train Museum displays nine model train layouts depicting railways from around the world. It also boasts a gift shop. Place: Clovis Depot Model Train Museum Location: The museum is located at 221 W. First St. in Clovis. It is 7.5 miles or a 15-minute drive from […]

Day trips: Picnic opportunities available at Hillcrest Park Zoo

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PNT Correspondent Photo: Carrie Pendleton A male peacock sun bathes in the afternoon sun at the Hillcrest Park Zoo. This peacock is one of more than 300 birds visitors can view while strolling through the park. Place: Hillcrest Park Zoo Location: 1201 Sycamore St., Clovis. The park is roughly 9 miles or an 18-minute drive […]

Lujan holding office hours locally

CNJ Staff Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., is holding a “Congress on Your Corners” event 1p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lujan, who represents New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District, will meet with constituents for five minutes each on a first come, first served basis. To request a time slot or for […]

Escaped inmate captured

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Bobby Owen is back in custody after he slipped away from a detention officer early Sunday morning after he was taken to the hospital for injuries he received in a fall at the jail. By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer A Curry County jail inmate is back in custody after about 10 hours of freedom […]

Bingaman rep holding office hours

A representative from the Roswell office of U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., will hold office hours from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. “The office hours in Clovis will give area residents a chance to meet with a representative from my office to discuss problems they may face, whether it […]

Bingaman aide to hold office hours in Clovis

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman announced today that a representative from his Roswell office will be available in Clovis on Thursday, July 23 to help residents in the area with problems or concerns with federal government agencies. “The office hours in Clovis will give area residents a chance to meet with a representative from […]

Clovis Community College’s Health and Fitness Center and Campus Hours during July 4th Weekend

Clovis Community College’s Health and Fitness Center and Campus Hours

Residents react to deaths of Jackson, Fawcett

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Jillian Rink Two figures who definied a generation are gone within six hours of each other. The deaths Thursday of favorite “Angel” Farrah Fawcett and “King of Pop” Michael Jackson surprised and stunned us all. We asked some local folks to share their thoughts:

June 12 Commander's Action Line

Can we extend the hours of the fitness center to 24 hours a day? Thank you for your interest and comments about the Cannon Fitness Center’s hours of operation. Currently, we are maximizing AF Fitness Standards by providing 112 hours of operation per week to meet Air Commando fitness needs. Current fitness center hours of […]

Clovis Aquatics Center opening Saturday

CNJ staff The Clovis Aquatic Center will open for the season noon Saturday, according to a press release from the city. Opening weekend operating hours are noon to 6 p.m. today and Sunday. After the weekend, regular operating hours will be 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday […]

Lake offers visitors outdoor activities

Courtesy of New Mexico State Parks The Ute Lake State Park offers a variety of activities, including boating, fishing, camping, hiking and wildlife viewing. The park is almost two hours from Cannon Air Force Base. Place: Ute Lake State Park Location: 1880 N.M. 540 Loop, Logan. Ute Lake State Park is located 91 miles, or […]

Woman’s death nicknamed ‘bathtub murder’

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In the early afternoon hours of Saturday, June 19, 1993, concerned neighbors reported hearing a scuffle and a woman’s screams coming from a duplex at 406 S. Avenue B in Portales. Police entered an unlocked front door to find 21-year-old Catherine Elizabeth Kelton dead in a partially filled bathtub, […]