UFO Music Festival in Roswell brings out country music legends

By Emilie Hornack: CNJ Correspondent Roswell will reach for the stars with a few country music mainstays and industry newcomers taking to the stage Saturday for the Second Annual Merle Haggard UFO Music Fest. The music festival is part of the city’s annual UFO festival, which runs today through Sunday. This festival-style event is hosted […]

Local paper carrier retires after 20 years

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Beth Nelson understood customer service. The 79-year-old former newspaper carrier speaks softly and smiles often despite a knee brace strapped on her right leg like a sidelined athlete. That brace, she said, is the only thing preventing her from delivering Clovis News Journals to 150 customers in city’s southeast […]

Retired police chief touched lives

By Michelle Seeber Nelson Worley was clever when it came to tracking down crime suspects. Once, police were chasing a man on foot when Worley circled around in his car, rolled the window down and said, “Hey, buddy, you need some help?” The guy jumped in the car — and Worley handcuffed him. So the […]

Lady Cats fall short in 2 OTs

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Hobbs’ Ty Como tries to block Clovis senior Jessica Hohn’s shot during Tuesday’s game at Tasker Arena. Hobbs News-Sun photo by Kimberly Ryan. By Eric Butler HOBBS — As they do after every home game, the Hobbs girls basketball team players invited Clovis on Tuesday into a postgame huddle where the participants all hold hands […]

Flores, Cruz

Cruz Flores Services: Have been held. Cruz Flores, 66, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on June 15, 1937, in Namiquipa, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Ramon and Ignacia Hernandez Calzadillas. She married Santiago Flores on Feb. 13, 1956, in Namiquipa. They came to Clovis in […]

Ex-Clovis standout is as savvy in courtroom as he was on the hardcourt

By Eric Butler Whether it is on the basketball court or in the courtroom, Nelson Franse has always found ways to come out on top. A former Clovis High and University of New Mexico basketball standout, Franse is drawing accolades as a defense attorney. Franse, 42, is a director in the professional liability department for […]

Public Record 8/1

Compiled from court records from July 17 through July 30: Marriage Licenses – John Brian Toney, 20, to Yvonne Marie Ramirez, 18, both of Clovis. – Carl Daniel Patton, 23, to Stacee Nicole Riley, 18, both of Clovis. – Andrew Wayne Harmon, 23, to Mercedes Patricia Garcia, 22, both of Clovis. – Christopher David Cromer, […]