Baby giraffe named Jerrica

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Rebecca Holt of Clovis, winner of the Hillcrest park Zoo’s giraffe naming contest, puckers up Wedneday to give Jerrica a kiss. Holt said she suggested Jerrica for the 6-week-old female giraffe because the name means strong and beautiful. Tonjia Rolan A frequent visitor to Hillcrest Park Zoo with her two […]

Camp revives childhood memories

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Remember when you went to camp? You learned neat stuff about animal tracks, bugs and pine trees. Maybe you went hiking after dark and somebody jumped out of the woods screaming like a wild animal, scaring everyone spitless. Around the campfire they told ghost stories that caused shivers — and […]

Fair attendance up about 10 percent

CNJ staff Fair ticket sales jumped more than $15,000 this year and attendance was up around 10 percent. According to figures presented to the county commission Tuesday by Finance Manager Mark Lansford, the gate sale increase accounted to about 21 percent, taking the total from almost $72,000 to more than $87,000. Carnival receipts also rose […]

Indigent care demands jump

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Dr. Tracy Arghavani reviews patient charts between appointments at a nurse’s station of La Casa Family Health Center in Portales. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer Demand for indigent care has jumped almost 40 percent at one local hospital and increased four-fold at area clinics for the poor and under-insured. […]

Jan. 24, 2008 Mario

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Name: Mario About: Mario is 5-years-old and weighs about 6 pounds. He likes to lick people and is very friendly. He likes to get into tight spaces. So he saw this bucket, jumped in head first, then shimmied his way all around until he was sitting upright. All of the while, never knocking the bucket […]

Rams beat NMMI in district tilt

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — The Portales Rams survived Friday night at New Mexico Military Institute, and got an assist from District 4-3A rival Lovington as a three-team race tightened. Portales (11-11, 2-2 district) jumped out to a 25-11 lead midway through the second quarter and held off the Colts for a 48-36 win. “It was […]

9/30 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. amos falls in a hole i don t know how it is up there in the human realm boss but here in the church pew underworld we little bugs and gentle mice tend to […]

Fun news from missing Kid to kissing kids

Ned Cantwell This has been a fun year in the news business, both in New Mexico and beyond our borders. Our state, not without her pressing problems, has spent an inordinate amount of time wondering where Billy the Kid is buried and whether lawman Pat Garrett really shot the popular outlaw dead a century ago. […]

Hotel Clovis holds story of one tragic life

Don McAlavy The only documented death from jumping off the top of Hotel Clovis occurred in 1986. Old timers claim one or two others attempted it but were talked out of it. Apparently no one was with 27-year-old, Anthony “Tony” Johnson, when he jumped off the top of the hotel on a Wednesday afternoon. The […]