Home security system hard to beat

I unlocked the door, and the second I opened it the blast began. It sounded like ten banshees fighting off a dozen gorillas. Holding my ears, I ran to the contraption on the wall by the front door and pushed the numbers (which, thankfully, I remembered) and was immediately greeted by a wonderful silence. This […]

Weekly update — Oct. 31

Baseball club meeting postponed A meeting about the Clovis Pioneers baseball club is being pushed to later on Wednesday. Andrew Dunn, commissioner of the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs, sent an e-mail to Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell requesting a 3 p.m. Wednesday information meeting. The meeting was originally set for 11 a.m., […]

Police blotter — Oct. 24

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 9 a.m. Oct. 16 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of East 13th Street for a report of a fire. Fire officials told the officer they believed the fire, which burned on the upper level, to be […]

Chaplain’s perspective: ‘God pushed me’

USAF photo: Chief Master Sgt. Ty Foster Chaplain (Capt.) Eusebia D. Rios blesses one of three triplets in the children’s ward of the University of Miami Hospital compound adjacent to the Toussaint L’Ouverture International Airport in Port au Prince, Haiti, on Jan. 29. The babies were born in the wake of the earthquake which devastated […]

Education feature: CCC adds wind energy program

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Darold Schultz of Portales discusses current events in wind energy in Clovis Community College’s introduction to wind energy course. The college began a wind energy program this fall. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College has added a wind energy program to their catalog this fall. Program manager […]

Nov. 7 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 a.m. Oct. 27 an officer responded to a residence in the 400 block of Reid Street for a battery report. A woman said her former husband punched her in the face, pushed her down and kicked her. The woman had […]

Early settlers pushed into New Mexico

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James F. “Jim” Newman began moving his cattle to Salt Lake, now Grulla Wildlife Refuge, just across the state line in New Mexico in 1882. Editor’s Note: This is the second of three articles about two of Roosevelt County’s earliest settlers, Doak Good and Jim Newman. One of the biggest land deals in United States […]

Christian actions speak louder than words

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Sometimes these days we are hard pressed for some good news. I want to write some good news about an incident that happened many years ago when I was teaching at Yucca Junior High School in Clovis. It centered around a delightful scene that took place every morning. One of […]

Prep volleyball: Lady Rams slip into title game

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — It was a match so good that both teams cried. Portales won the first two games, nearly collapsed, then rallied in the fifth to defeat St. Michael’s 25-15, 25-20, 21-25, 11-25, 16-14 on Friday at University of New Mexico’s Johnson Gym and advance to the finals of […]