Star athletes don’t belong on pedestal

Freedom New Mexico Just a few months after everybody was celebrating swimmer Michael Phelps for his Olympic feats, the world is abuzz over a photo of Phelps apparently inhaling from a water pipe that’s commonly used for marijuana. Among the many debates are how this incident affects his status as a role model, and what […]

Hold off before criticizing Phelps

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Michael Phelps, who inspired me to finally learn to swim, is apparently human. In the shadow of the Super Bowl, a photo surfaced, showing Phelps smoking marijuana from a bong at a November 2008 party. Call my editors. I need an extra 300 words. I can’t fit all the punchlines: […]

Court rights should apply to immigrants, too

Freedom New Mexico Former attorney general Michael Mukasey made a grievous error when he ruled that immigrants have no recourse regarding errors made in their cases. In one of the last acts of the Bush administration, Mukasey ruled that immigrants don’t have the right to have their deportation cases reopened because they had poor legal […]

Escapee Michael England captured in Clovis

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CNJ staff photo, Sharna Johnson Escapee Michael England was captured Monday morning at an apartment complex in the 500 block of Pile Street. CNJ staff writer, Sharna Johnson Escapee Michael England was captured in Clovis around 11:30 a.m. Monday morning. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said England was caught without incident in the 500 block […]

Search for escapees ongoing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The search for four escaped inmates is ongoing a week after eight men cut a hole in the roof of the jail and shimmied up plumbing pipes to freedom. Still at large

Clovis and Portales receive beautification awards

First Lady Barbara Richardson joined Tourism Department Secretary Michael Cerletti Friday (May 9, 2008) in recognizing New Mexico communities and organizations for their efforts at local beautification at the New Mexico Clean & Beautiful Annual Awards ceremony at the State Capitol Building.

Man injured when SUV crashes into bedroom

On 05/02/2008 at approximately 1:49 AM this morning, the Clovis Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the area of the 3000 block of Cesar Chavez Street in Clovis in reference to a motor vehicle versus a house crash with injuries. Upon arrival Officers found that a white in color late model Ford Explorer SUV […]

2-29-08 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Feb. 21 through Wednesday: • Matthew James Brigham, 27, to Jennifer Marie Marney, 26, both of Clovis • Thomas Howard Cunningham Jr., 26, of Clovis, to Brooke Nichole Gallaugher, 25, of Frankfort, Ohio. • Carlos Anthony Encinias, 17, to Ashley Marie Crystal Cordova, 16, both […]

Feb. 3, 2008 Honor Rolls Part II

La Casita Elementary Third grade A Honor Roll: Jazmine Acosta, José Antonio Alvarado, Ricky Balderas, Thomas Bynum, Andrea Carreño, Alejandro Chacón, Joel Espino, Austin Finney, Alexandria Gutierrez, Santiago Gutierrez, Consuelo Mercadal, Danielle Mezua, Bianca Olivas, Alexander Pereda, Kenya Perez, Juanita Quezada. A/B Honor Roll: Sierra Baca, Brandon Balderas, Abraham Calderon, Lee Carabajal, Merecades Chaves, Alejándro […]

Two apply for write-in candidacy

CNJ staff Tuesday was the only day for candidates to apply as write-in candidates for the March 4 municipal elections. The following applied to be write-in candidates: • Michael Jacobs — two-year council term, Melrose. • Stephen Moulds — four-year council term, Melrose.

12-21 Marriages and divorces

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Dec. 6 through Wednesday: • Todd Casey Gilbert, 21, to Jennifer Jenee Johnson, 23, both of Clovis • Lafayette Dean Charleston, 40, of Apo, N.Y., to Ursula Vatrese Floyd, 36, of Clovis • Charles Joe Moore, 29, to Brandi Jeanelle Stotts, 28, both of Clovis […]

Angelo State beats Hounds in double overtime

Freedom New Mexico Daniel Thomas rushed for three touchdowns, including the game-winner in the second overtime, as Angelo State beat the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds 27-21 Saturday at Greyhound Stadium. ENMU senior quarterback Michael Benton scored on a 25-yard run in first overtime, but was stopped on fourth-and-two at the 5-yard line to end […]

Sept. 14 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 5 through Wednesday: Brandon Lee Christian, 28, to Michael Marion Morrison, 25, both of Clovis Aaron Dewayne Parker, 22, of Maple Hill, N.C., to Kimberly Rae Adkins, 20, of Clovis Matthew John Buchanan, 26, to Leslie Anna Mitchell, 22, both of Clovis John Matthew […]

Air Force Major loved family, airplanes, service

By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Michael Wassil played piano, sang and flew airplanes. Wassil spent 25 years in the Air Force before retiring as a Major. Although Wassil was never stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, his wife Barbara, said the New Mexico base was “close to her husband’s heart.” According to Wassil’s family, he […]

Aug. 24 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Aug. 9 through Wednesday: Donald Wayne Gibbs, 28, to Ashley Nicole Gates, 21, both of Clovis David Samuel Ellestad, 26, to Victoria Marie Reed, 27, both of Clovis Eduardo Hernandez, 18, to Catherine Jean Sloniker, 18, both of Clovis Myron Dwayne Spurlock, 26, to Crystal […]

Promotions

The following Cannon Air Force Base airmen have been promoted to staff sergeant: Robinson, Hugh Carter, Jenita Thompson, Nathan Trapp, Daniel Eggers, Michael Brown, Johnny Daniels, Robert Robinson, Jaime Marks, Christopher Love, James Cruz, Vonda Syzdek, John Laurent, Ray Harper, Travis Wagner, Matthew Gould, Joseph Manion, Thomas Labonte, Scott Greene, Boyd Byrd, Michael De La […]

Iraq invasion motivating factor for terrorists

By Freedom Newspapers A summary of a draft of a new National Intelligence Assessment on Iraq reportedly concludes “that al-Qaida has reconstituted its core structure along the Pakistani border and may now be a stronger and more resilient organization than it appeared a year ago,” as Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball put it. Homeland […]

Airmen excel on CDCs

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Twenty-three airmen received a 90 percent or higher score on their Career Development Courses in the second quarter of 2007. 27th Fighter Wing Airman Elliott Sprehe — 94 27th Operations Support Squadron Staff Sgt. Robert Royals — 91 27th Aircraft […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Bike rally raises $4,265 for tornado victims

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor MICHAEL GALVAN, 29, HIS FATHER, FRANK GALVAN, both of Farwell, and Clovis friends Mark Call, John Jones and Richard Ryerson wanted to help tornado victims. Their mission was “to help local families right now,” so they wouldn’t have to wait to receive government or insurance assistance, according to Michael […]

CHS TENNIS: Cats post win over Bulldogs

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Clovis High boys tennis team bounced back from a pair of dual losses on Friday to beat Artesia 8-1 on Saturday in the seventh-place match of the eight-school Portales Invitational. Clovis won everything except the No. 1 doubles match against the Bulldogs in registering its first dual win of the […]