Vietnam veterans reunited after more than 40 years

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Carlton Zarling Jr., left, and Clovis resident Romeo Sierra reunited after serving together in Vietnam 43 years ago. Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Romeo Sierra thought Carlton Zarling Jr. died in a helicopter explosion in Vietnam in April 1967. That was until he was the voice on the other end of […]

Feb. 16 – Watch it

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis first baseman Parker Wood watches the pitch and Chris Sierra Saturday during Clovis’ double header against the alumni team at Bell Park.

Zias sign nine players for soccer

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Travis McCorkle has signed nine players to national letters of intent for the 2008 season. They include goalkeeper Sierra Cardenas of Wheat Ridge, Colo.; midfielders Tasha Caulder of Odessa, Texas; Andrea Elizondo of El Paso; Kimberly Luna of Albuquerque (Sandia), and Danielle Thurman of […]

Beating suspect turns himself over to police

CNJ Staff A Clovis man accused of beating his wife with a metal rod turned himself in to police Monday, according to police Capt. Patrick Whitney. Romeo Sierra, 60, is being held on a $10,000 bond, according to Curry County Adult Detention Center officials. Sierra is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, false […]

Cops and Courts: Police report man accused of beating wife with rod

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man accused of beating his wife with a metal rod and a telephone is being sought, according to Clovis police. Romeo Sierra, 60, is wanted on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment and battery on a household member, Clovis Capt. Patrick Whitney said. […]

Cats roll past Levelland

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Levelland’s Garrett Claire races home safely as Clovis catcher Michael Sena tries to corral a high throw during the second game of Tuesday’s West Texas Baseball League doubleheader at Bell Park. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High baseball team put the long ball together with solid pitching […]

Cats rally to gain split

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Clovis’ Michael Sena collides with Plainview second baseman Ty Criswell during the first game of Tuesday’s West Texas Baseball League doubleheader at Bell Park. Criswell jumped to catch a high throw, but couldn’t come down with it and landed on Sena. CNJ staff In a doubleheader featuring 49 runs, the Clovis Wildcats got the last […]

Business Feature: Store caters to fans of New Mexican music

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Carolina Sierra stands in front of merchandise on display in her store, Carolina’s New Mexico Music. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Carolina Sierra hopes to fill a niche market with her recently opened music store. Located at 615 N. Main, Carolina’s New Mexico Music specializes in the fast-paced, drum […]

CHS GOLF: Clovis teams in middle of standings

CNJ staff RUIDOSO — Sophomore Tyler Fontenot shot 38-41 — 79 to lead the Clovis High boys golf team to ninth place in the first day of the 17-team Class 4A-5A Leroy Gooch Invitational Monday. Las Cruces High and Roswell High shared the lead with scores of 319, with four other teams within three strokes. […]

CHS BASEBALL: Cats advance to finals

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El Paso Del Valle’s Steve Visaino slides home safely with a run on a first-inning wild pitch as Clovis High pitcher Jonathan Ware takes a late return throw on Friday at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Freshman Emery Sierra supplied the power and senior Jonathan Ware the […]