Band takes top honors at Zia competition

CNJ staff The Clovis High band pulled an encore Saturday in Albuquerque, winning top honors at the Zia Marching Band Fiesta at the University of New Mexico. The band won the state championship and the grand championship in the 32-band field from New Mexico, Texas and Colorado. Coupled with Tournament of the Bands last weekend […]

Hartley House race, run/walk postponed

CNJ staff The Hartley House Run to Defeat Domestic Violence, a 5K race and 1-mile fun run/walk, has been postponed. The event was set for Saturday at Clovis Community College. A makeup date will be scheduled later. For information, contact Donna Horton at 762-0050 or Hal Greig at 762-2034.

Ordnance taken to Melrose range

Freedom New Mexico A joint team of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) specialists identified the contents of a World War II-era ordnance located June 11 near a Hobbs museum. Tests confirmed Monday the nearly 100-pound ordnance was an incendiary device, typically composed of a gasoline and rubber mixture or oil […]

Mesa Elementary principal retiring

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Jan Cox was selected Mesa Elementary School’s first principal in 1991. CNJ staff Mesa Elementary School Principal Jan Cox is retiring at the end of the 2009-2010 school year after 36 years with the district. Cox began her career as a sixth-grade teacher at Lockwood Elementary School in 1974 and was later named Lockwood’s principal. […]

Police investigating domestic dispute that resulted in shooting

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating a domestic dispute that resulted in a woman being shot Wednesday night. Just before 6 p.m., police were called to an apartment in the 900 block of Jones Street for a report a woman had been shot. Police Chief Steve Sanders said the woman was transported to Plains Regional […]

Country music has origins in American roots

By Don McAlavy: County historian In the beginning of the 20th Century the mere idea of an American Music Canon did not exist. The American scholars and music people looked to Europe where classical music thrived and folk music was standardized. One hundred years later, American roots music and what came of it — pop […]

Investigation of pedestrian death continues

Freedom New Mexico Portales police released new details Monday about the death of 71-year-old Gloria Ann Inge, killed after being struck by a pickup truck while crossing a city street. Inge was hit Friday by a 16-year-old driver at Second and Abilene streets. Inge was taken to Roosevelt General Hospital and later airlifted to a […]

Kennedy dead at 77

The Associated Press BOSTON — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in a political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. He was 77. In nearly 50 years in the Senate, Kennedy […]

Jailbreak one year later: Into the night

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District Attorney Matt Chandler and other law enforcement held numerous press conference after the escape seek the help of the public in capturing the inmates. News of the escape of eight from the Curry County jail broke worldwide. On Aug. 24, 2008 — a year ago Monday — eight of the most violent inmates held […]

First person: Job search leads Clovis man to senior centers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Nick Coronado spends his spare time reading and playing video games with his son. Nick Coronado left construction nine months ago in search of a more consistent income. Two months later, he was hired by the City of Clovis Older Adults Department. Now Coronado, 37, works at both the Friendship […]