Zias pull upset over Lady Buffs

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Joshua Lucero: FNM correspondent ENMU senior Kiara Tate puts up a shot over West Texas A&M’s Kenisha Harris during Saturday night’s Lone Star Conference women’s game at Greyhound Arena. The Zias ended a 16-game losing streak against the Lady Buffs with a 71-68 victory. Kevin Wilson PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University, missing starting […]

Government needs to focus on real threat

Freedom New Mexico The Obama administration finally has pulled the plug on the ambitious “virtual” border fence that quickly turned out to be a big waste of money. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress on Friday that the SBInet project was being terminated, saying that a thorough review made it clear that it simply […]

Clovis resident still wants ruling on video lawsuit

Sharna Johnson The county may have pulled a controversial video from the courthouse lobby before the Nov. 2 election after two Clovis men filed petition for a district court injunction, but the case isn’t being dropped. Clovis resident Al Lewis, one of the petitioners in the case, said he wants a judge’s ruling on the […]

Purported Buddy Holly car pulled from sales docket

CNJ staff A car said to have belonged to Buddy Holly has been pulled from a major auction company’s sales docket. Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. of Scottsdale, Ariz., said Wednesday it has decided to remove the 1958 Chevrolet from its national auction block because it cannot resolve questions about the authenticity of the car. The coral […]

Man, woman robbed at gunpoint

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police are investigating the Monday night robbery of a man and woman in a parking lot. According to police records, a man called police around 11 p.m. and said a group of suspects pulled him and a female passenger from his car parked at Allsup’s at Seventh and Hull streets and […]

Zias get sweep for first win of season

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University junior Veronica Valdez-Kent tips the ball over the arms of New Mexico Highlands defender Kelsey Groff in the second game of Thursday’s match at Greyhound Arena. Valdez-Kent had 11 kills in the Zias’ sweep over the By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico wanted […]

Local generosity contagious

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Kendra Beevers pulled forward at the McDonald’s drive-thru Tuesday morning, and found out another customer had paid it forward. “I wanted to cry. I still want to cry,” she said of finding out the driver in front of her paid for her meal. Beevers cares for her fianc

Cameron posts sweep over Zias

LAWTON, Okla. — Fernando Queiroz, a 5-foot-10 outside hitter from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, compiled 14 kills, nine digs and three aces Thursday night to help Cameron hand Eastern New Mexico University a 30-14, 31-29, 30-13 Lone Star Conference volleyball loss. Freshman middle blocker Ruth Johnson added 12 kills for the Aggies (12-13, 5-4 LSC), who […]

Police probing domestic dispute

CNJ staff Police were called around 7 p.m. Saturday to a residence in the 1600 block of East Second Street for a domestic dispute involving a gun. Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said a witness told officers a a man pulled a gun during an argument with a woman, shot it in the air, and […]

Zias drop three matches in LSC crossover event

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team dropped its third consecutive decision in the Lone Star Conference crossover tournament on Saturday morning, falling to Texas A&M-Commerce 30-27, 30-22, 28-30, 30-20. Junior outside hitter Randi Egley had a season-best 18 kills for the Zias (6-17). After ENMU pulled to within a […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cats sweep Artesia

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Clovis High’s Siobhan Flatow (2) jumps to block an attack by Artesia’s Tory Burnett during Tuesday’s volleyball clash at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer After dropping two straight matches on the road, the Clovis Lady Wildcats snapped their skid Tuesday night with a 25-16, 25-20, 25-17 […]

Traffic stop turns into drug bust

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers A routine traffic stop on Sunday night turned out to be one of the Tucumcari Police Department’s biggest drug seizures, and netted the department two arrests. Seized was 116.2 pounds of marijuana — neatly shrink-wrapped by its packagers — with an estimated street value of more than $250,000, said Police […]

Traffic stops just another part of life

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I’ve always had a healthy respect for the police. When I was a kid, I knew they weren’t to be trifled with. As an adult, I have a respect for the job they do and I still know they aren’t to be trifled with. I’ve run across various names for […]

Tragedy highlights danger of traffic stops

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Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy Glenn Russ has purchased extra safety gear with his own money. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An atmosphere of vigilance has settled over New Mexico law enforcement agencies since they lost one of their own in a routine traffic stop last week. When he stopped the […]

3/9 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 6 p.m. on Friday, police were flagged down by three Clovis airman ranging in age from 20 to 24 on the 300 block of Second Street. The men told police they had been playing basketball at a nearby gym when they […]

57-year-old man pulled from burning house

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The Clovis Fire Department responded to 1013 Maple St. in Clovis on Thursday evening where they pulled a 57-year-old man from the home. He was transported to a Lubbock hospital. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff Firefighters pulled a 57-year-old man from a burning home on Thursday night and he was flown to a Lubbock […]

Cars leave tracks on memory lane

Grant McGee: Local Columnist There was some show on public TV the other night; some in-depth news thing about high crimes and misdemeanors in Peru. In one of the shots of the Peruvian Palacio de Justicia in Lima, a Bajaj motorcar zipped past. Bajaj is an Indian vehicle manufacturer. They make three-wheeled cars and scooters. […]

Animals on highway deserve swerve

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist I think that was a bull snake stretched across a county road south of Clovis the other day. It was catching some morning rays, warming up for a big day of hunting field mice. I pulled over to have a closer look. The snake didn’t like me coming up on […]

Sadly, dumpster-diving days long gone

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist When I took the trash out the other day, I realized my dumpster-diving days are over. There, by the dumpster, was a really good designer chair. I looked at the thing. All that was wrong with it was the canvas on the seat had given way. A good cleaning, a […]

Father always knew where to find friend

From the editor’s desk Several months ago, I asked readers to share family stories. Several did, and I’ll try to pass them along before the end of the year. This one is from Peggie Callaway of Melrose. She wrote about a friend of her father’s who accompanied her family when they moved to California from […]