Cats stun Hobbs

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Mike Floyd drives past Clovis’ John Props during Friday’s game in Hobbs. Hobbs News-Sun photo by Cody Gideon. CNJ staff HOBBS — John Props said he’s made some buzzer-beaters this season — just not at the end of games with the outcome on the line. Props’ 3-point shot with two seconds left Friday night sent […]

Suicide stays with shop staff

By Darrell Todd Maurina The co-owner of Beaulieu Brothers Pawn City said Tuesday many employees were still upset after the Friday death of William H. Windley Jr., who witnesses said shot himself in the store. “In 28 years of running this store, we’ve never had any kind of problem like this,” Al Beaulieu said. “It […]

One killed in early-morning shooting

By Michelle Seeber A Clovis man was shot to death early Sunday morning as he apparently raced through Clovis in his Sport Utility Vehicle in an attempt to flee his assailants. Carlos Murillo, 27, died about 3:40 a.m., police said, after he was shot at the intersection of Concord Street and Marvin Hass Boulevard in […]

Clovis cops kill canine

By Jack King A Clovis police officer shot a pit bull dog that attacked two city workers Wednesday in the 1800 block of Debra St., according to a police report. About 12:08 p.m. Wednesday, Officer Thomas Rollins responded to a dispatch call to help capture a pit bull at 1830 Debra St., the report said. […]

Portales advances with last-second win over Rio Rancho

By Kevin Wilson Erika Cook and Kassandra Richards have seen just about everything as teammates at Portales High School. It was that familiarity that helped them knock Rio Rancho into unfamiliar territory. Cook set up Richards for a late jumper from the baseline, giving Portales a 47-45 win over previously unbeaten Rio Rancho in Tuesday’s […]

Fun news from missing Kid to kissing kids

Ned Cantwell This has been a fun year in the news business, both in New Mexico and beyond our borders. Our state, not without her pressing problems, has spent an inordinate amount of time wondering where Billy the Kid is buried and whether lawman Pat Garrett really shot the popular outlaw dead a century ago. […]

Cranes are filthy, flea-ridden and fun

Bob Huber December never inspired enthusiasm around our house. We steadfastly refused to join Santa Claus in his annual extortion ploy, and we stopped having babies 40 years ago at the end of each year for income tax purposes. That’s about all there is to December. But December in Texas — that state where old […]

Bovina man stable after gunshot

CNJ Staff A 36-year-old Bovina man is in stable condition at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock following an early Monday morning shooting in Clovis. According to Clovis police reports, Juan Villarreal came to the Towne & Country store on the corner of Seventh and Thornton streets about 12:10 a.m. with blood running down his leg. Villarreal […]

No leads yet in homicide, deputies say

Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis law officers said Monday they have made no arrests in recent shootings that left one man dead and another in a Lubbock hospital. Richard Ochoa, 30, of Clovis was the latest shooting victim. He was transported to Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock after being shot about 1:30 a.m. Sunday near the […]

Lady Rockets break away from CHS in second half

By Dave Wagner Roswell Goddard let some early scoring opportunities slip away and went into halftime leading Clovis High just 1-0 Saturday in the girls season opener for both teams at Yucca Soccer Complex. That changed in a span of about 10 minutes early in the second half when the Lady Rockets erupted for three […]

Victim only visiting, deputies say

By Darrell Todd Maurina A city resident told police he was visiting a friend when he was shot last week in South Clovis, according to Curry County Undersheriff Roger Bowman. Curry County deputies found Phillip Gee, 41, shot outside the mobile home of Larry Gomez, 45, on the 100 block of Mississippi on the evening […]

amos plays word games

by amos Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. boss while i was rummaging through some old – really old – newspaper clips the other day i found an interesting article from the first of february in 1912 it was from the […]

Shooting probe continues

CNJ Staff The Curry County Sheriff’s office has no new leads in connection with Friday’s shooting south of Clovis that hospitalized two men, including one in critical condition, according to Undersheriff Doug Bowman. A spokesperson for University Medical Center in Lubbock said Tuesday evening that Larry Gomez, 45, is still in critical condition with gunshot […]

2 injured in shooting; police seeking suspects

By Darrell Todd Maurina One Clovis man is in critical condition and another remains hospitalized following a shooting Friday night south of Clovis. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office said they have not located any witnesses to the shooting and did not have a motive. Larry Gomez, 45, and Phillip Gee, 41, were both shot about […]

JFK assassination relived in newspapers

By David Stevens About a year-and-a-half ago, Doreen Mondragon of Clovis said she found a stack of old newspapers in the trash behind her apartment. Last month, she brought those papers to this newspaper office in hopes someone might care to keep them. Arrangements have been made to pass them along to Curry County historian […]

‘Cats third in state golf tournament

Staff and wire reports ALAMOGORDO — Although the Clovis High boys golf team fell short of its goal of a state Class 5A championship, the Wildcats were at least consistent. CHS shot a four-man score of 307 on Tuesday for a two-day total of 613 that left the Cats in third place behind four-time champion […]

Clark looks for big payoff

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By Dave Wagner Texico senior Christina Clark is hoping her experience at the Class 2A state track meet pays big dividends this weekend. After finishing first in shot put, second in discus and sixth in javelin last spring, she’s ready to improve on that showing in the two-day small-school state get-together beginning this morning at […]

Reid, Chavez tie for title

CNJ Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High sophomores Travis Reid and Guillermo Chavez tied for the individual championship and led the Wildcats to the boys team title Monday in District 4-5A golf at Los Altos Golf Course. Reid shot 38-34 — 72 and Chavez 35-37 — 72, one over par, as the Cats posted a four-man […]