Clovis mother mourns son killed in Iraq

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis mom knew it was possible her son could die in service to his country, but she tried not to think about it. Brenda Robertson’s worst fear was realized Tuesday when she said she learned her eldest son, Army Pfc. Rick Salas Jr., 22, was killed in Iraq. […]

Portales girls ready for state tourney

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Morgan Hill (32) tries to control a rebound in the second half of Friday’s game with Las Vegas Robertson. Hill controlled the rebound and Portales controlled the regional playoff game 64-20. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Portales Lady Rams dominated the Robertson Lady Cardinals in a way that […]

God’s punishing hand recurrent Robertson theme

Freedom Newspapers The stroke that laid Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon low is a medical condition; a cranial injury inflicted by hemorrhaging following a vascular rupture. Some have speculated that a blood-thinning medication Sharon had been taking as a preventative measure may have exacerbated the damage he suffered by increasing the flow of the hemorrhage. […]

Roanhaus family prepares for big Saturday

By Pete Herrera: The Associated Press Chad Roanhaus had it all figured out. He’d go to college, get a degree in finance and make a lot of money. Then his roots and his pedigree stepped in. Roanhaus majored in finance with a minor in accounting at New Mexico Highlands, but he’s never used his degree […]

Clovis north: Former Wildcats help turn Robertson program around

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent If Clovis coach Eric Roanhaus is right, his son Chad is just as big of a Wildcats’ football fan as anyone in the state. “He’s a Wildcat born, a Wildcat bred and, when he dies, he’ll be a Wildcat dead,” Roanhaus says. Funny thing, though: Chad Roanhaus, a record-setting quarterback […]

Crook, James

James Crook Services: Have been held. Mr. James Arthur Crook, 62, of Clovis, Friday, Aug. 12, 2005, at his home. He was born on Aug. 9, 1943, in Clovis, to Clarence and Bessie Crook. He married Jean Pace in August of 2002 in Clovis. He was a graduate of Clovis High School. He worked as […]

Clovis softball confident for season opener

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Julie Surina planned to celebrate her 18th birthday on Thursday by going to dinner with her family. The Clovis High senior would like to celebrate a championship this weekend in the sixth annual Lady Wildcat Classic softball tournament at the CHS softball complex. “We really want to win this,” said […]

Robertson’s double-double leads Zias to victory

Freedom Newspapers COMMERCE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team may not be going to the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament, but after beating Texas A&M Commerce on Thursday night, Commerce might not be going, either. Senior forward Mika Robertson posted a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds and scored the […]

Greenwalt leads Tech to rout of Missouri

By Sue Jane Mayes: CNJ correspondent LUBBOCK — Cisti Greenwalt did what seniors are called upon to do — lead the way. She blocked shots. Dominated the glass. And earned the 18th double-double of her career. Riding the Clovis native’s 20 points and 14 rebounds, Texas Tech’s Lady Raiders overcame a sluggish start to overwhelm […]

Officer wants to honor Death March veterans

Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Local committee considering memorial. Chief Petty Officer Richard Robertson’s heroes wear camouflage to work. They tote guns, drive tanks and fly planes during wartime. They defend America. But the Clovis native and Vietnam War veteran doesn’t feel the men and women of the armed forces are honored enough for what […]