Honor 9/11, but don’t forget Iraq war woes

Freedom New Mexico Just seven years ago, unmitigated evil visited our shores. The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, remain vivid in most Americans’ memories and our military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan — as well as the increase in security cameras and airports’ growing collections of confiscated nail clippers — are continuing reminders that […]

Mom pleads for son to surrender

BY Sharna_Johnson: CNJ staff writer The mother of an escaped inmate from the Curry County Adult Detention Center said Monday she is hoping her son will turn himself in to authorities. Melody Carter of Hale Center, Texas, said she is worried about the safety of her 19-year-old son, Larry McClendon Jr., who escaped along with […]

Local agency assists city development

The Eastern Plains Council of Governments is one of seven associations of counties that assist local governments in economic development and planning. MembersThe Eastern Plains Council of governments is made up of seven counties in eastern New Mexico and the local governments in those counties. The council helps with infrastructure planning and economic development.Counties in […]

CNJ wins five first-place awards

CNJ staff The Clovis News-Journal took five first-place awards and gathered eight total awards in The Associated Press Managing Editor’s contest, as announced by the AP Saturday evening. Managing Editor Rick White received first-place awards for sports photo, deadline sports writing and headline writing, and took second for page design. The News-Journal staff took first-place […]

Elementary school has seven sets of twins

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ranchvale twins: Front row, left to right, Logan and Andrew Holmes, Destiny and Mikey Mendez, back row, left to right, Madison Flygare, Landon Barbour, Allison Flygare, Christina and Joshua Roberts, Andrew and Ryan Lenfant and Deion and Devon Weeston. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Teachers and students at Ranchvale […]

Contractor believes in tightening borders

Rio Rancho civil contractor Dan East is running for the district 3 U.S. representative seat against seven other candidates. The district covers San Juan, McKinley, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Santa Fe, San Miguel, Los Alamos, Taos, Colfax, Mora, Union, Harding, Quay, Curry and Roosevelt counties. Tom Udall, who is running for Pete Domenici’s seat in the […]

March 6 – Frosty work

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Leonard Freitas works the crosswalk in front of Zia Elementary during the winter storm that hit Clovis Thursday morning. Freitas has been a crosswalk guard for seven years.

Hounds win twice in tourney

CNJ staff MIDLAND, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team pounded out 32 hits in beating Schreiner 15-8 and Sul Ross State 17-3 Friday in the season-opening UT-Permian Basin Classic. The Greyhounds needed a seven-run eighth to beat Kerrville, Texas-based Schreiner in a game played at Citibank Ballpark in Midland. Trailing 8-6, they […]

Southwestern knocks off Hounds

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Senior forward Nate Perry and junior guard Clarke Hale combined for 41 points Thursday night to lead Southwestern Oklahoma past Eastern New Mexico University 86-69 in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game. Perry, the reigning LSC North player of the week, scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds while […]

Lighthouse Mission celebrates with annual Christmas party

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Klaudette Benavidez, 5, was wide-eyed with excitement Saturday as she and her siblings were given gifts for Christmas at the Lighthouse Mission Christmas Party. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Seven Doran jumped in excitement Saturday as she left the Lighthouse Mission Christmas party with her family. The 4-year-old had […]

TexAnns deal Zias setback in South play

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Missy Castro had 12 kills and Emily Richardson added 11 as Tarleton State opened Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball play Thursday night with a 30-21, 30-25, 30-21 win over Eastern New Mexico University. The TexAnns (6-7, 1-0 South) pulled away late in the second game while dominating the Zias […]

Animal cruelty charges against ex-chief reduced

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A former Melrose police chief will face a single animal cruelty charge after a Magistrate Court judge ordered the prosecutor to dismiss six other charges, according to court records filed Thursday. Records show Magistrate Judge Buddy Hall — who previously ordered the charges be prosecuted individually — based his […]

June 17, 1930

City ministers were asking officials to prohibit Sunday picture shows. Rev. J.C. Jones, pastor of the First Methodist Church, said he’d rather “see a pool hall on every corner in Clovis operating six days during the week than to have one picture show operating seven.” … The Clovis Evening News-Journal reported Clovis police court did […]

CHS BASEBALL: Cats play Cavemen tough in losses

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — The pitching was good enough. Clovis High just couldn’t muster any offense against Carlsbad on Friday. Left-hander Kenneth Toves pitched a three-hit shutout as the Cavemen took the opener of the District 4-5A baseball doubleheader 10-0, and senior right-hander Corey Weldon scattered five hits as Carlsbad won the nightcap 3-1. “We […]