Communities prepare Easter events

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Sierra Strait, 8, and Joseph Snodgrass stuff Easter eggs at Living Stones Community Church Wednesday for a city egg hunt Saturday. With 20,000 eggs to stuff, Snodgrass, the church’s children’s pastor, said volunteers plan to work most of Thursday. Alisa Boswell Easter eggs, by the hundreds, will be scattered across […]

Sewing tips featured on show

Information on professional sewing tips and the hunt for profit will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Janet Pray is going to share some of her trade secrets, including how to hold the fabric while sewing and how to sew curves, and talk about the importance of […]

Letter to the editor: Coyote hunt setting bad example

Coyote hunt setting bad example I have been reading some of the online comments about Grady’s coyote hunt and find many to be ignorant and uniformed people. I thought school was a place to educate and learn about our planet and things that inhabit it. It sets a bad example for those in education who […]

Grady resident protests school-sponsored coyote hunt

Sharna Johnson Ranchers say the coyote is a menace and a threat to the way of life around the ranching community of Grady. May be, a community newcomer contends; but killing them is not supposed to be sport and there are more appropriate ways to raise money for school athletics. Cliff Sagnotty, who moved to […]

July 24 What's Happening

Friday Midnight Madness scavenger hunt — 8 p.m., Community Center. Teams can sign up at Community Center until 5 p.m. on July 23. Information: 784-6381.

Feral cats growing issue

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Darrin Floyd has appealed to his landlord and the city’s Animal Control for help with a feral cat colony that has taken over his neighborhood on North Prince Street. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As dark settles, they begin to prowl, abandoning sun-drenched patches in exchange for […]

First person: Pageant queen proud to represent married women

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CNJ photo: Liliana Castillo Noel Hunt is excited about representing married women of new mexico as Mrs. New Mexico because she said married women don’t get enough credit. Noel Hunt, 22, isn’t working for the first time since she was 15. But her husband still says she has too much to do. As a mother, […]

Zoo to hold Easter egg hunt Saturday

CNJ Staff Hillcrest Park Zoo will hold an Easter egg hunt 11 a.m. Saturday. The event is for children ages 10 and under. The zoo will charge standard admission prices. Information: 769-7873.

Hunting report deadline approaches

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has announced all deer and elk hunters and trappers who held a license or permit for the 2008-2009 seasons must file harvest reports by Sunday. Hunters who miss the reporting deadline may still report and be eligible for drawings if they report before the drawing deadline and […]

Attention deer, elk hunter: Harvest reports due Sunday, Feb. 15

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is reminding all deer and elk hunters and trappers who held a license/permit to hunt or trap in New Mexico during the 2008-2009 seasons that deadlines for submitting Mandatory Harvest Reports are fast approaching. All deer and elk hunters must file their harvest reports by Sunday, Feb. […]

N.M. holds off on lesser prairie chicken hunt

SANTA FE — The heads of the state Game and Fish Department and the Game Commission have decided to hold off on issuing hunting permits for the lesser prairie chicken, a longtime candidate for possible protection under the Endangered Species Act. Game and Fish director Bruce Thompson and Game Commission chairman Tom Arvas said they […]

July 27, 2008 Reunions

Field The Field community will be holding a reunion beginning at 1 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Field Fire Station. The schedule includes a program at 5:30 p.m. followed by a dinner at 6 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $9 per plate. All attending are asked to call Beatrice Hunt at 253-4455 by Friday […]

Flea market option comes to Clovis

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Vendors set up their stands Saturday at the Clovis Flea Market on Seventh Street and R.L. Moreno Road. By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers The last flea market brought the Purriers to Clovis from Minnesota about two years ago. But when they got here, it closed. So, Sherry Purrier said, they […]

Searching for elusive pheasant

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Sean Little, 31, of Clovis stops for a moment while looking for pheasants in a tall-grass field at the annual Pleasant Hill Fire Department pheasant hunt on Thursday morning. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price Each armed with a 12-gauge, single-barrel shotgun, Alan Jesko, Sean Little and Jerry Draper walk in a line […]

Pheasant frenzy to begin

By Greg Price: CNJ Sports Writer Bill Bradford of Placitas has hunted pheasant for almost 50 years. Bradford said it should be a strong pheasant season in New Mexico, since cold weather has been sparse. “I have bird dogs and I enjoy watching them work,” Bradford said. “And certainly (pheasants) are good to eat.” The […]

More charged in deer beheading

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Two additional Clovis men have been charged in connection to the slaying, beheading and dumping of five deer in Curry County two years ago, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Brothers Trey and Treven Sprinkle were arrested Monday on charges related to the out-of-season slaying in January […]

Class 1A-2A state track capsules

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Floyd eighth-grader Jesus Davalos, left, Fort Sumner senior Jeremy Gauna, middle, and Melrose senior Cedar Rush battle during the District 4-1A track meet last weekend at Fort Sumner. (De Baca County News: Scot Stinnett) CNJ staff A look at this weekend’s Class 1A-2A state track at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Class 1A […]

Pheasant hunt boon to economy

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The ring-neck pheasant was introduced to the U.S. in the 1860s. (Texas Department of Wildlife photo) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Pheasant hunting is a family tradition for some and a serious sport for others, but either way, it’s an economic boon to West Texas and New Mexico. Muleshoe, Arch and Ranchvale all sponsor […]

Man charged in deer killings sentenced to 30 days in jail

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Clovis man charged with killing and beheading five deer last year has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and slapped with a $1,000 fine. Darin Hunt, 22, was convicted of five counts of unlawful hunting, five of waste of game and five of unlawful possession of deer, […]

Poaching suspect arrested

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Sgt. Mike Perry of the New Mexico Game and Fish Department stands behind one whitetail deer (far right) and four mule deer in Pleasant Hill the day they were found Jan. 11. The deer torsos were found Dec. 31. (Courtesy photo: Wes Robertson) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man has confessed to […]