Relay for life team holds car wash

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Teddy Guevara sponges down a car Saturday during the Applebuddies’ Relay for Life car wash in the Applebee’s parking lot. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer As Mike Nelson’s cherry red Chevy Suburban was being soaped up and sprayed down, he thought of when he could bring his other two […]

How precious is life? It’s up to you

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist Many times we take life for granted. Then something comes along and we are once again appreciative of just how precious life is. One minute there all is good and the next, a disaster could be looming or something terrible has happened to a family member. The event or experience […]

ENMU Jazz fest features trumpet soloist Mike Vax

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Courtesy photo The Eastern New Mexico Jazz Combo opens Jazz Fest Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Jazz Fest is 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Portales. This event is open and free to the public. The ENMU Jazz Combo […]

No one hurt in structure fire

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Fire Department responded to a structure fire 10:48 p.m. Thursday at a residence at 1401 North Ave. K, according to officials.Portales Fire Department Lt. Mike Golden said the fire caused extensive damage but there were no injuries.

May 10, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What is it: Classic Boxing Where: ESPN When: 6:30 p.m. What it’s about: See the fight that started the downfall of Mike Tyson. The loss to James “Buster” Douglas sent off shock waves. Watch the slow eight-count for Douglas, and the knockout nobody expected.

Remembering Bubba Jennings

Mike Higgins, who writes a regional sports blog for our Web site, has e-mailed with an answer to a reader’s question about Clovis basketball legend Bubba Jennings.

A few words with Joe Yankovich

Blogger Mike Higgins has a brief interview with former Clovis Wildcat football standout Joe Yankovich.

It’s their business: Discount Party Plaza

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Discount Party Plaza Location: 2614 N. Prince St. What they do: Sell decorations, supplies and seasonal items, including balloons, pinatas, paper tableware, plasticware, tablecloths, banners, favors and tablecloths for parties and celebrations. Who’s in charge: Mike and Becky Dlouhy are the owners. Employees: 2 How long in business: […]

Little rejection can be good for everyone

By Helena Rodriguez: CNj staff writer Let the rejection begin. I recently began looking for a full-time job in the academic arena, which I can hold while continuing work on a second master’s degree in English, and voila, I’ve received my first rejection letter. It reads: “While your skills are certainly impressive, we have decided […]

Class 5A & 3A girls capsules

Today’s semifinal At The Pit, Albuquerque Class 5A What: No. 2 Clovis (21-5) vs. No. 6 Gallup (19-8) When: 1:15 p.m. Coaches: Clovis, Miles Watters; Gallup, John Lomansey How they got here: Clovis def. Manzano 54-32, def. Las Cruces High 53-42; Gallup def. Eldorado 54-48, def. Alamogordo 35-25. Of note: The teams are meeting at […]