Portales man charged in Monday’s homicide

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Freedom New Mexico staff photo: Karl Terry Isaac Montano II was charged Tuesday with robbery and an open count of murder in connection with the stabbing death of 69-year-old Don Chapman. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 46-year-old Portales man has been arrested in connection with the Monday stabbing death of a 69-year-old man. […]

Zia rallies to gain 9-10 Little League finals

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Zia outfielder Joseph Flores returns the ball to the infield after making a catch during Wednesday’s 9-10 District 3 Little League game against Roosevelt County at Beachum Field. CNJ staff The Zia All-Stars rallied for five runs in the top of the sixth to force extra innings, then scored eight […]

Zia gets past Quay

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry American’s Rafael Maldonado takes a cut during first-round action of the 9-10 District 3 Little League tournament Monday in Portales. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Zia All-Stars rallied late, scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth Monday night to edge Quay County 6-3 in the opening […]

Clovis Udall supporters protest gas prices

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Monday morning, Clovis and Portales members of U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M.’s campaign protested rising gas prices outside the Town and Country Food Store at Prince Street and Llano Estacado Boulevard. CNJ staff Monday morning Clovis and Portales members of U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M.’s campaign protested what they said […]

Divers look for body at Sumner Lake

CNJ staff Divers will resume the search today for the body of a 27-year-old Fort Sumner man believed to have drowned while jet skiing Sunday at Sumner Lake, state and county officials said. Josh Kenyon was last seen in the water about 6 p.m. Sunday by nearby fishermen in the northwest section of the lake […]

2008 Pioneer Days schedule

Monday 6 p.m. — Little Buckaroo Rodeo: Horse events (13 and under), rodeo clown/bullfighter event, calf roping (13 and under), dummy roping (13 and under) Tuesday5 p.m. — Cowboy Church, followed my Little Buckaroo Rodeo foot events WednesdayNoon — Rodeo Barbecue Kick-Off at Bender Dodge.6 p.m. — Meet and greet Miss Rodeo America 2008 and […]

Leahy speaks at Memorial Day observance

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Cannon Connections: Karl Terry Col. Timothy Leahy, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, speaks during the 62nd annual Memorial Day observance in Portales. By Helena Rodriguez, Cannon Connections Freedom does not come without sacrifice and those who have sacrificed their lives shall never be forgotten. Those were the words […]

Rising costs claim comics

Several readers noticed that Tuesday’s papers in Clovis and Portales had only one page of comics. Since we don’t publish on Mondays, we’d been publishing Monday and Tuesday comics in the Tuesday paper … until this week.

Memorial Day closures

CNJ staff The following entities will be closed Monday in celebration: • Banks • County offices • City offices • State offices • Federal offices • Schools and colleges • Post office The Clovis News Journal business offices will also be closed Monday.

Three arrested for robbery

CNJ staff Three Clovis men were arrested Monday for robbing a 17-year-old boy, according to police reports. About 4:30 p.m. Monday, the victim told police he had just walked out of an auto parts store on north Prince Street when he was approached by two men who asked him what time it was, then demanded […]

Just another bear sighting

Officials in Tucumcari are on the lookout for a black bear spotted near Conchas Dam on Monday.

School board approves artificial turf

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer It looks like the Clovis Wildcats will be playing on artificial turf next season after all. The Clovis Board of Education passed a proposal Monday to install the turf at Leon Williams Stadium after it was tabled indefinitely at last week’s school board meeting. The board approved the proposal […]

May 18, 2008 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffins, cereal, toast, juice and milk. Lunch —Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, applesauce, and whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit, cereal, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Bean and cheese burrito, salsa, Spanish rice, fruit cup, and cook’s choice cake. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cowboy […]

Choices graduates praise teachers, school

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CNJ staff photo: Keely McDowell Miguel Salazar, left, Samantha Garcia, center, and Brittana Boyce are part of the 2008 Choices graduating class. The 110 seniors who will graduate Monday from Choices school gave credit for their success to the school and the teachers. Choices is an alternative high school in the Clovis school system for […]

May 15, 2008 Education Digest

Elementary graduations to be held Area elementary schools will hold promotion ceremonies for their kindergarten and sixth graders. Arts Academy at Bella VistaKindergarten: 9:15 a.m., May 22 Sixth grade: 1 p.m., May 22 Barry Elementary School Sixth grade: 9:30 a.m., May 22Kindergarten: 1:30 p.m., May 22 Cameo Elementary School Kindergarten: 9 a.m., MondaySixth grade: 9 […]

Police investigating Clovis connection to Amarillo homicide

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Amarillo police are investigating the possibility of a Clovis connection to a recent homicide in Amarillo. A 45-year-old Clovis man called local police Monday after he saw an evening news story that reported painted quarters were connected to an Amarillo homicide, according to a report filed by Clovis police. […]

Clovis to open police chief position

The City of Clovis will begin accepting applications for the Clovis Chief of Police position Monday, May 12th, 2008 when the position will be posted on the City of Clovis’ website at www.cityofclovis.org. Clovis City Manager Mr. Joe C. Thomas advised Friday that the position will remain open until filled and the salary will be […]

May 4, 2008 Senior Calendar

La Casa Senior Center1120 Cameo St. Monday:

May 4, 2008 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin,

April 27, 2008 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza,