Clovis’ Baskett makes first cut

CNJ staff PHILADELPHIA — Clovis native Hank Baskett III made the first cut of the season for the Philadelphia Eagles, as the team reduced its roster to 75 players Tuesday. The Eagles released safety Brandon Harrison, waived linebacker Charleston Hughes and placed linebacker Stewart Bradley and tight end Cornelius Ingram on injured reserve for the […]

Blue-footed booby makes unprecedented appearance at Conchas Lake

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Courtesy photo: Glenn Walbek/www.pbase.com/gwalbek/galleries The blue-footed booby commonly is found in the Gulf of California between the mainland and Baja, Calif., with occasional sightings at inland lakes in Arizona, Nevada, Southeastern California and Texas. Freedom New Mexico Bird watchers are migrating to Conchas Lake for the rare chance to catch a glimpse of a blue-footed […]

Rabbit show keeps Roosevelt County fair hopping

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Sky Cathey waits on the judge during the Rabbit Show Tuesday at the Roosevelt County Fair. Cathey’s rabbit won best variety and best breed in the French Lop category. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico A bunch of bunnies gave it their all and kept judges hopping Tuesday at the […]

Police: Saturation patrol scheduled for Friday

On Friday, August 21, 09, from 10:00 PM to 3:00 am, Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting DWI Saturation Patrol in the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk drivers. The ODWI Grant makes this possible from Safer New Mexico Now.

Swimming, Shaving, Soap, DDT, and Theology

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist Swimming right after you eat is dangerous. Using antibacterial soap significantly decreases your chance of getting a cold. Shaving makes your hair grow back thicker. Getting chilled gives people colds. Road rage is an epidemic. Mouthwash cures bad breath. Sugar makes kids hyper. DDT is an awful chemical whose […]

School labor board makes nominations

The newly created Clovis Municipal Schools’ Local Labor Management Board met Friday to focus on naming a third member to the board. The first meeting, May 25, served as an orientation for the board’s two members, G.C. Ross and Larry Cocker. Ross and Cocker each had two nominations for the third board seat. They decided […]

Events center makes Pioneer Days special

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Rhett Guthrie, 6, of Clovis reaches for the flag during the Little Buckaroo Rodeo flag competition Monday at the Curry County Special Events Center. Rhett said he has been riding since he was 2. The Little Buckaroo Rodeo continues tonight. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The crown jewel of […]

Rumors spread quicker than flu

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist When the announcement came that the New Mexico Activities Association was suspending athletic events due to swine flu outbreak concerns, I have to admit I was on the fence. From my platform as a media representative, I saw a positive in that it makes immediate coverage a little bit easier. […]

Udall: Budget makes key investments to jumpstart U.S. economy

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today released the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage of a budget for Fiscal Year 2010: “The Senate’s budget moves America towards a future with more clean energy jobs, a quality education for all of our children and a health care system that works for all of us.

House budget makes fiscally responsible investments in energy, health care, and education

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj