Portales man dies in wreck

A 19-year-old Portales man died in a two-vehicle accident Thursday evening, police said. Travis Freeman, a passenger in a vehicle being driven by his wife, died at the scene, according to State Police Lt. Ron Chavez. Jezika Shumate was listed in critical condition Friday afternoon at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, Chavez said. The accident occurred […]

Portales man dies in car crash

CNJ staff A 19-year-old Portales man died in a two-vehicle accident Thursday evening, police said. Travis Freeman, a passenger in a vehicle being driven by his wife, died at the scene, according to State Police Lt. Ron Chavez. Jezika Shumate was listed in critical condition Friday afternoon at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, Chavez said. The […]

Something to do on January 1

North Plains Cinema 7 will be open today. One movie option: “I am Legend” featuring Will Smith has showtimes of 11:50 a.m., 2:25 p.m., 4:55 p.m., 7:25 p.m., and 9:55 p.m.

Possible bomb threat at bank

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating a possible bomb threat this morning at Bank of America on North Prince Street. A bomb threat was reported at the bank on the police scanner at 11:02 A.M. Customers were evacuted from the bank and police have blocked off the parking lot. The bank has received three bomb […]

Commission OKs plans for two subdivisions

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis City Commissioners approved plans Thursday for two subdivisions containing 170 houses just north of the city limits. The two housing subdivisions are in the city’s northern extra-territorial zone and have to comply with the city’s subdivision standards, according to Building Safety Director Pete Wilt. According to city plans, […]

Sorghum meeting set for Friday

CNJ staff The Texas Cooperative Extension is sponsoring a grain sorghum turnrow meeting at 9 a.m. (CDT) Friday at the Chris Bass farm 5 miles north of Muleshoe on Highway 214, east 1.5 miles on County Road 1008, then north into the field. A replicated large plot grain sorghum hybrid trial, which evaluates grain sorghum […]

South wins defensive battle in 3A contest

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LAS VEGAS, N.M. — It was an offensive standstill or a defensive slugfest, depending on the point of view, but for the South, the result was just fine. The South earned a 7-6 victory in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association Class 3A all-star game, claiming its fifth triumph […]

Portales’ Gomez honored during North-South tilts

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LAS VEGAS, N.M. — When the Class 3A North-South all-star basketball games took place Friday night, five recent Portales seniors were there to represent the South squad. It seemed only right that Brenda Gomez, who coached them throughout their high school careers, was also honored. Prior to the girls contest, […]

North wraps up series sweep

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis’s Jordan Garrett waits for her turn at the plate during Saturday’s finale of the NMHSCA all-star softball series at Lady Wildcat Complex. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer In her last game at Lady Wildcat Complex, Clovis High’s Jordan Garrett went out with a bang. Unfortunately for her South […]

The great outdoors

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Freedom File Photo Hoping for a big one, Jayson LeClear, 9, of Clovis sets out his line last year at Ute Lake. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers Wayne Clark of Tucumcari loves fishing, and 65 years of it has helped him develop a few methods. “At Ute, I fish for bass or channel cat (catfish),” […]

April 1, 1915

A subscription to The Clovis News cost $1 per year. … The Clovis Rifle Club was “preparing to have some good target matches soon,” The Clovis News reported. … The Clovis National Bank promoted itself as “better than the law requires.” … Streets were filled with wagon loads of wheat, maize, kaffir and feterita, mostly […]

Religion Digest: School offers ministry sessions

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Clovis Christian School is holding the Warriors Road Ministry Annual Fellowship today through Sunday. The topic for the event is “2007: The year for the faithful.” Three sessions will focus on social status versus eternal status. Today’s session begins at 7:30 p.m. and the topic is “Celebration of Praise.” […]

March 15, 1939

A 700-pound steel safe taken in the burglary of Clovis Food Market, 416 Pile, was found abandoned about eight miles north of town. The safe had been pried open and officials said “several hundred dollars” had been removed. … Clovis stayed “wet,” voting to continue its current system of licensing liquor sales. The vote was […]

March 15, 1939

A 700-pound steel safe taken in the burglary of Clovis Food Market, 416 Pile, was found abandoned about eight miles north of town. The safe had been pried open and officials said “several hundred dollars” had been removed. … Clovis stayed “wet,” voting to continue its current system of licensing liquor sales. The vote was […]

CCC Board of Trustees election

CNJ staff What: Clovis Community College Board of Trustees election for District 1 and District 4 seats When: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today Where: Mesa and Zia elementary schools. See below. Candidates: • District 1: Gayla Brumfield and Dr. Ken Merritt • District 4: Charles Guthals and Raymond Mondragon Precincts and polling places • […]

North Korean agreement should yield rapid results

By Freedom Newspapers Winston Churchill famously argued it is better to “jaw-jaw” than to “war-war.” If that’s the general principle, a new preliminary agreement struck with North Korea by the United States and North Korea’s neighbor countries is probably a modestly hopeful sign. But it will bear watching. Fortunately the deal is structured so that […]

Feb. 13, 2007 Business Digest

Manager: New steakhouse opening by March at latest A Clovis steakhouse featuring certified angus beef on Lexington Road just east of North Prince Street is expected to open late this month or early March, according to the eatery’s manager. Dakota’s Steakhouse is the second Clovis dining establishment by Jim Clark, owner of the Golden Corral […]

A-AA all-stars named

CNJ staff Eight players from Texico and Fort Sumner were selected to play in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association North/South Senior All-Star football game this summer. Fort Sumner’s Tell Montoya, Shawn Perkins and Vincent Sena were selected as defensive lineman on the Class 1A North team along with Josh Pachecoat at linebacker and […]

9th Judicial District program director seeks local involvement.

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Steve North sits in front of a graffiti wall in his office. North said, “If we can see it every day, we won’t forget about it.” (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer As the new director of the community prosecution initiative for the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Steve North […]

Jan. 8, 1955

Stagner and Sons Inc. obtained building permits from Clovis City Hall, announcing plans for 78 new homes in the north part of town. The homes had a combined value of “over a half million dollars,” according to the “Clovis News-Journal.” … Dunlap’s at 318 Main was having a “January clearance sale.” Cotton blouses were $1.93 […]