In search of answers

Videographer Tony Bullocks has started a new feature in which he seeks answers to citizen concerns.

May 10, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What is it: Classic Boxing Where: ESPN When: 6:30 p.m. What it’s about: See the fight that started the downfall of Mike Tyson. The loss to James “Buster” Douglas sent off shock waves. Watch the slow eight-count for Douglas, and the knockout nobody expected.

Big day for Portales-born ballplayer

Portales-born Cody Ross started in center field and had three hits for the Florida Marlins on Sunday in their 5-1 loss to Houston.

County grass fire extinguished

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A fire Wednesday near St. Vrain burned about 1,000 acres of grassland and this abandoned building. Officials said no one was hurt in the fire. By CNJ Staff A fire started by a resident burning trash torched more than 1,000 acres of grassland between Clovis and Melrose on Wednesday before […]

Sunday alcohol sales already started in Clovis

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer The first Sunday of alcohol sales fell on Easter for Applebee’s. “It went really well,” said manager Dustin Barnes. He said the success of the sales was hard to gauge on a holiday that traditionally focuses on family gatherings. “People who didn’t have family to go to definitely enjoyed […]

21st-century car complicates drive

By Grant McGee: Local columnist When it comes to vehicles, The Lady of the House and I are solidly in the 20th century. Her car is from 1989 and while I prefer to ride a bicycle, I do have a 1978 Volkswagen in the driveway we call “The Flying Potato.” So when we planned our […]

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 […]

Return policy dampens viewer’s joy

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist The high shopping days of the holiday season have begun. With all of this stuff made in China and by giant corporations I found out that old saying of “Let the buyer beware” applies more now than ever. Let me tell you the story of a DVD box set, an […]

Years of a clown

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Dale “Gizmo” McCracken entertains the crowd and cowboys during Friday’s Professional Bull Riders Discovery Tour event at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Gizmo is also the backup for bull fighters, if needed. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Dale “Gizmo” McCracken keeps his audiences guessing every time he steps […]

Meth addiction everyone’s problem

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers A popular piece of advice for writers is to write about what you know. But writing about what you know can be extremely painful when you’ve been affected by the destructive demon of methamphetamine. Crank. Ice. Chalk. Tweek. Nose candy. There are many ways to label this man-made drug, but […]

Children can sense life's unfairness

Anita Doberman A few days ago, my second born, Anna, threw a temper tantrum because her older sister was going to play at the home of a friend from kindergarten. She insisted it was unfair, and what started with a pleading tone quickly escalated into whining and yelling about this apparent age discrimination. “Why did […]

Children feel life’s unfairness

By Anita Doberman: Columnist A few days ago, my second-born, Anna, threw a temper tantrum because her older sister was going to play at the home of a friend from kindergarten. She insisted it was unfair, and what started with a pleading tone quickly escalated into whining and yelling about this apparent age discrimination. “Why […]

Seefeld hopes to settle on position

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer As he prepares for his final season of college baseball, 2004 Clovis High grad Jason Seefeld is hoping he’s finally found a position. Primarily a shortstop and relief pitcher with the Wildcats, Seefeld was used mainly as part of a designated hitter platoon as a freshman at the University […]

Arson suspected in vacant home fire

CNJ staff Officials are conducting an arson investigation into a fire in a vacant home in the 300 block of Oak Street May 5 that caused more than $25,000 of damage, according to police reports. Fire personnel extinguished a small fire last week that had been started in the home and caused significant damage. The […]

Baskett enjoys giving back

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Hank Baskett watches his putt on the 10th hole during Saturday’s Tee’d Off About Child Abuse charity golf tournament. The annual tournament was the first held since Baskett took over running the event, which benefits the Oasis Children’s Advocacy Cen By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When the National Football […]

Wildcats rally to take third

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — Clovis coach Shane Shallenberger figured sophomore Parker Wood would be a force on the mound. He just didn’t think it would happen this quickly. Wood pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of senior starter Cade Wheeler and the Wildcats rallied to beat St. Pius 8-7 Saturday in the third-place […]

March 6, 1970

“Love, American Style,” was among television show options. Start time was 9 p.m. on KOAT-TV Channel 7. … George M. Lake was pastor at First Church of the Nazarene, 12th and Rencher. Sunday school classes started at 9:30 a.m. with worship service at 10:40 a.m. each Sunday … Fred R. Williams was pastor at St. […]

Lady Cats open district with win

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Clovis High’s Antiesha Brown looks to lay up the ball over Hobbs’s Alesha Jackson at Rock Staubus Gym on Friday. Clovis went on to beat Hobbs 55-45 to open District 4-5A play. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis took control of its District 4-5A opener late in third quarter […]

Boarding the train game

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A group at the Portales Senior Citizens Center enjoys a game of “Mexican Train” on a recent Thursday afternoon. Players are, clockwise from left, Estelle Jones, Billie Reagan, Earl Busby, Ralph Little and Judy Riddle. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A version of dominoes fans say has the ability to tighten […]

Sluggish start hurts Lady Cats

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — The first half was a case of extremes. Mayfield’s Madison Spence was red hot, and the Clovis Lady Wildcats ice cold. Spence scored 21 of her game-high 31 points in the first half, and Mayfield held on for a 59-46 win Tuesday over the Lady Wildcats. Tori Northcutt led Clovis […]