Texico officer involved in shooting back on job

Robin Fornoff A Texico police officer involved in the shooting of a 31-year-old woman is back on the job. Also on Wednesday, New Mexico State Police said their investigation into the Aug. 21 shooting of Lisa Salguero at her home is continuing and once complete, will be turned over to Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt […]

State police: Woman shot in arm by Texico officer

Sharna Johnson A Texico woman is in stable condition after police say she was shot in the arm early Sunday morning by a Texico police officer responding to a possible burglary call. State Police Lt. Matt Broom said Lisa Salguero, 31, was shot in the arm just after midnight by Officer Richard Peterson during an […]

No injuries in feed elevator fire

CNJ staff Clovis firefighters were able to defeat a blaze in a feed elevator at Mesa Ingredients after more than six hours battling the Monday fire. Clovis Battalion Chief Tim Peterson said firefighters were called to the plant in the 300 block of Curry Road K around 9 a.m. Peterson said the plant processes milk […]

Peterson fifth in 15-16-year-old division of Sun Country Junior PGA event

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s Ethan Peterson shot a second-round 78 Tuesday to finish fifth at 9-over 155 in the boys 15-16-year-old division of the 2010 Sun Country Junior PGA Championship at Four Hills Country Club. Portales’ Paige Hartman, meantime, finished eighth in the girls 15-16 division, shooting a 96 on Tuesday for a […]

CCS grad Peterson named All-LSC in golf

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Clovis Christian graduate Mollie Peterson, a sophomore at West Texas A&M University, was named to the All-Lone Star Conference women’s golf first team last week. Peterson scored her first collegiate victory in October in the Grizzly Invitation and posted a runnerup finish in the Lady Buff Stampede. She also made […]

Firefighters put their rescue skills to test

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Firefighter Jarod Baldwin drags Rescue Randy during a competition Thursday between firefighters. Randy, a training dummy, weighs 180 pounds. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As Chad Healer ran from challenge to challenge, his teammates chanted his name along with words of encouragement. He climbed a 70-foot ladder, carried […]

Hounds earn comeback win

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Senior midfielder Keith Vargas scored on a header in the final minute of the first of potentially two 10-minute sudden-death overtimes Sunday, giving Eastern New Mexico University a come-from-behind 3-2 men’s soccer victory over Texas-Permian Basin. The Greyhounds (8-8-1) reached the .500 mark for the first time since mid-September. They […]

9-23 Weddings

Watley-Igo Janae Watley of Gruver, Texas, and Kyle Igo of Whiteface, Texas, were joined in marriage June 2, 2007, at Gruver United Methodist Church. The Rev. Clifton Igo, grandfather of the groom, performed the Christian ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Andy and Sheila Watley of Gruver. She is the granddaughter of Joy Van […]

Community comes to aid of dairy owners

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Workers remove portions of the roof of the Grande Vida Dairy’s milk barn damaged in a tornado a week ago. Joel Ochoa, left, and Arturo Perez, right support a portion of the roof while Jesus Cardillo removes bolts. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Twisted steel and scrap are jumbled everywhere you […]

Day-after dealing

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Tammie Trotter of Clovis stands in line at Wal-Mart to return gifts Tuesday afternoon. Trotter said that the process to return items was quick. Merchants reported a busy day with returns and sales. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A rapidly filling parking lot and moderately long lines awaited shoppers […]

Redmen edge Hounds with late goals

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Northeastern State men’s soccer coach Bobby Peterson wasn’t an overly happy camper Friday, except for one thing — his team won. The Redmen fell behind late, but scored twice in the final seven minutes to eke out a 2-1 Southwest Soccer Conference victory over Eastern New Mexico […]

Permian Basin pulls away late to beat Hounds

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ENMU’s Jared Morris (19) punches a rebound shot past UT-Permian Basin goalkeeper Gage Peterson (diving at right) for the Greyhounds only goal on Tuesday in a 3-1 loss to the Falcons at the ENMU soccer pitch. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The University of Texas-Permian Basin Falcons […]

Lady Eagles senior wins individual title, team finishes second

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Clovis Christian eighth-grader Kyle Boatman tees off on the 14th hole during Monday’s District 3-1A/3A tournament at Chaparral Country Club. Boatman shot an 83 to lead the Eagles. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Mollie Peterson got off to a slow start in Monday’s District 3-1A/3A tournament at Chaparral Country Club […]

Clovis senior takes first, Lady Cats win team title at triangular

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Clovis senior Jordan Moore gets ready to hit with an iron during Thursday’s Clovis Triangular at Municipal Golf Course. Moore shot a 74 to win the boys individual title. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Jordan Moore wasn’t smiling much when he came in from his round in Thursday’s Clovis triangular […]

4/23 Local roundup

Firefighters: Lightning likely started grass fire Firefighters were battling a grass fire in Tolar on Saturday evening that likely was started by lightning, according to Lt. Tim Peterson of the Clovis Fire Department. Peterson said eight personnel and four units were dispatched to battle the blaze that he estimated was burning in a line across […]

Clovis Christian’s Peterson takes game to new level

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Clovis Christian senior Mollie Peterson signed to play golf for West Texas A&M University. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Between volleyball and golf, Clovis Christian senior Mollie Peterson said both games have their moments. “I really like the feeling of a good hit with my driver,” she said. “But […]

Wood, Carl

Carl Dan Wood, 92, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at his daughter’s home in Ropesville, Texas. He was born Dec. 6, 1913, in Shilo, Texas, to Moriah Belle and Dan Wood. His family moved to Klondike, Texas, when he was 4 years old and to Lubbock in 1928. They came to the Floyd community in […]

C.H. “Burt” Peterson

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. C.H. “Burt” Peterson Date of birth: Oct. 25, 1915 Dates of service: Oct. 18, 1941 to Aug. 15, 1945 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis […]

10/6 Student Profiles

Mollie Peterson Mollie Peterson is a senior at Clovis Christian School. She is the daughter of Tim and Kim Peterson. What’s so great about your favorite sport? Golf is it is a sport that makes you always want to come back and play again because you know you can always do better. One of the […]

Lady Eagles beat Gateway Christian

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ sports writer Clovis Christian coach Ceil Boatman said when her team struggles, it’s more mental than physical. Outside hitter Tasha Daale recorded 10 kills and senior setter Mollie Peterson dished out 20 assists, but the Lady Eagles needed four games to finish off winless Gateway Christian on Thursday at CCS. “A […]