May 18, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: Big Medicine Where: TLC When: 8 p.m. What it’s about: A man who once weighed 1000 lbs. tries to walk for the first time in 10 years after losing more than 600 lbs. by exercising in a swimming pool.

Zias split pool games in tourney

CNJ staff OKLAHOMA CITY — Sophomore Kristen Cruickshank pitched a seven-hitter and Eastern New Mexico University took advantage of two errors to score twice in the fourth inning en route to a 4-2 victory over defending NAIA champion Oklahoma City University on Friday in pool play of the Stars’ tournament. The teams then played again […]

Cross highest wisdom

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist You don’t have to be a fan of Charles Darwin to get a kick out of the Darwin Awards, those tongue-in-cheek awards that each year honor “people who ensure the long-term survival of the human race by removing themselves from the gene pool in sublimely idiotic fashion.” Some of […]

Alligator will outgrow Hillcrest habitat

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Zoo officials want to build a heated pool for Wally that measures at least 14 feet wide by 32 feet long. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Slinking into the corner of his blue plastic baby pool, sliding under the water with only his eyes and tip of his snout […]

Billiard boys

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jerry Judah aims for the four ball Wednesday at Baxter-Curren Senior Center. “That’s the cowboy way to shoot,” Bud Johnston said as Judah sank the ball in the side pocket. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Amid the clack of billiard balls, laughter and wisecracks, four old friends try to […]

Regents OK Natatorium renovation plans

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico A $1.5 million renovation of Eastern New Mexico University’s natatorium received formal approval Friday from the board of regents at their regular meeting. Scott Smart, vice president for Business Affairs at ENMU, told regents an inadequate heating and cooling system installed when it was built in 1958 has resulted […]

Clovis Aquatics Center reopens today

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The Clovis Aquatics Center reopens today at 8 a.m. The pool at the center has been closed since December after failing to meet state standards. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Aquatics Center passed a state inspection Monday afternoon and will reopen today after being closed for nine […]

Clovis Aquatic Center pool fails inspection

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Aquatic Center pool failed a New Mexico Environmental Department inspection Tuesday. The pool failed the inspection because it lacked repairs city officials were not aware needed to be made, according to Parks and Recreation Director Rob Carter. “I would have like to open today, but it didn’t […]

Local Roundup: Aquatic center opening planned

CNJ staff Officials hope to open the Clovis Aquatic Center on Monday pending an inspection by the New Mexico Environmental Department, according to Rob Carter, director of Clovis’ Parks and Recreation. Utilizing city and state funds, the facility has undergone approximately $450,000 in renovations, Carter said. The pool was sandblasted and repainted and the deck […]

Local Roundup: Man faces forgery charges

CNJ Staff Man faces five forgery counts A 26-year-old Clovis man is facing five counts of forgery for allegedly attempting to pass $3,600 in phony money orders at the post office, according to police reports. Rosario Claudio was released from the Curry County jail Tuesday on a $10,000 bond, court records show. A post office […]