Girls head for Hoop Shoot super-regional

CNJ staff Two local girls have come through three rounds of the Elks-sponsored Hoop Shoot free throw contest and are headed to the Dallas area this weekend for super-regional competition. Niki Cordova, a 13-year-old student at Yucca Middle School, is competing in the girls age 12-13 division while 11-year-old Carrie Sharp, a student at Bella […]

Police respond to suicide threat

Freedom New Mexico A suicidal 47-year-old Curry County man was placed in protective custody Friday morning after he threatened to shoot police officers. City, county and state law enforcement officers and Clovis’ mobile command unit were deployed to the scene before the situation ended without incident, according to Curry County Sheriff Matt Murray. The man […]

Reports: Man jailed after shooting threat

CNJ Staff A 23-year-old Clovis man is in jail after threatening to shoot his girlfriend Monday if she turned him in for using drugs, according to police reports. Norman Williams was arrested around 4:30 p.m. Monday after police found him driving near the home he shared with his girlfriend in the 2000 block of Chaparral […]

2/19 Letters to the editor

Media should give Cheney accident rest Dick Cheney unfortunately was involved in a hunting accident. That’s all it was. There are many hunting accidents each year. Hunters shoot themselves with their own guns; they shoot fellow hunters; they shoot livestock by mistake, and so on. It is amazing the press just can’t leave Cheney alone. […]

Part 2: John Childers, killer who came to Clovis

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist We learned in part one John W. Childers Jr. survived a long court trial down in Las Cruces for killing a prominent attorney. Money and power behind the scenes caused Childers to be acquitted. His rich and powerful father and attorneys, with the help of three famous New Mexicans, aided […]

Internet hunting shameful practice

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist New Mexico has the darker side of the wild, wild west in a headlock with her stubborn refusal to outlaw the barbarian practice of drugging chickens, strapping razors to their claws and letting them fight to death under the guise of sport. Cockfighting it’s called. Could anything be dumber? Well, […]

Clovis group enjoys bowhunting

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Paul McAlister, center, and Lonnie Pickel, right, practice at the Clovis Bowhunter’s range north of Ned Houk Park. In the summer the Clovis Bowhunters practice at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Staff photo: John Eisel By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer For someone not used to firing an arrow, the pressure bulges in the collar bone, biceps […]

Coyotes reminder that West still wild

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist I’m not going to choose sides when it comes to ranchers and coyotes. That’s another one of those political hot potatoes. Let’s just say I admire the coyote for expanding its range despite being shot, trapped, poisoned and dodging the growth of civilization across the North American continent. The first […]

Hollywood needs you this weekend at Rock Staubus

Freedom Newspapers Do you wanna be in pictures? That dream’s easy to fulfill this weekend. Hollywood needs you. Right here at home. Your dream can be realized if you go to Rock Staubus gymnasium at Clovis High School on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. And for becoming a face in the crowd as an extra, you […]

Setting their sights…

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Kerrie Beevers, of Clovis, takes aim at a Raptor dinosaur target while shooting Friday at the Clovis Bow Hunters Range north of Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Eric Butler They’re not a bunch of straight arrows. Not all of them anyway. About 50 people make up the Clovis Bowhunters Club, according to president […]