First person: Private investigator takes week off for rodeo

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis resident and Mounted Patrol member Kevin Clements gets the Curry County Events Center arena ready for the rodeo each night. Pioneer Days rodeo events couldn’t take place without help from Mounted Patrol member Kevin Clements. Clements, 53, prepares the arena for the rodeo events each evening. Clements took a […]

Dora native takes first in 19 and under roping

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Courtesy photo Jesse Clark of Dora jumps off of his horse to tie up a calf during the Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping Colt Cluck Memorial last Saturday in Clovis. Clark won first place in the second round in the 19 and under age group. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Dora native Jesse Clark […]

Clovis resident takes city to task on trash

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Linda Durant spent two years picking up trash and pulling weeds at the Clovis Area Transit building on Sixth and Axtell Streets. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After setting down dated stacks of Tupperware containers stuffed with garbage and weeds to illustrate the problem, she stood and addressed the […]

First person: Baseball mom takes in games from the concession stand

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tonya Flores spends a large portion of her time watching her three sons play sports. Tonya Flores, 36, has spent the whole baseball season in the concession stand at Bell Park Field, watching what she can of her son Sebastian Flores’

Editorial: Holidays takes root in trimph over powers

Easter and Passover, signal celebrations in Christianity and Judaism, are linked through the calendar and through long tradition. It is perhaps not surprising, then, that they show other kinships, including some that might be surprising to some who are merely passive believers. The most striking similarity is that both holidays represent liberation from and triumph […]

Bingaman introduces bill to fund wildfire fighting efforts

U.S. Jeff Bingaman this week introduced legislation that takes a big step to help ensure that adequate funding is available to help fight wildfires. Bingaman’s bill, called the “Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement (FLAME) Act,” would create a separate account to pay for fighting large, complex wildland fires. The move would prevent the Forest […]

No bull about keeping superstitions

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist They say superstition takes over when you’re facing situations you’ve got no control over — like a horse you KNOW is gonna break in two, you just don’t know when. So what you do in a case like that is give yourself an edge. When you get on that particular […]

BINGAMAN: BILL TAKES MAJOR STEP TOWARD EXPANDING HEALTH COVERAGE TO N.M. CHILDREN

WASHINGTON – A bill U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman helped write to ensure that more New Mexicans could have access to health care cleared its first hurdle today. The Senate Finance Committee today approved legislation that reauthorizes the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) — the state/federal health care initiative crated in 1997 that covers millions […]

Commission takes lead in Cannon growth study

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to take the lead in a Joint Land Use Study into expansion and a changed mission at Cannon Air Force Base. As community sponsors, the county will act as the lead, local agency and partner with the Office of Economic Adjustment in obtaining grant money […]

Military feature: Clovis native’s novel takes flight

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Courtesy photo Air Force fighter pilot Tom Rodgers, husband of author Kathleen Rodgers, looks out from the cockpit of an A-10. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The struggles of being a fighter pilot, and being the family of one, form the basis for a new novel by a Clovis native married to a former […]

Clovis beats Goddard 35-14

ROSWELL — Clovis outscored Goddard 14-0 in the third quarter to regain control of the game, and went on to beat the Rockets 35-14 in Friday’s game at the Wool Bowl. The Wildcats scored on Stefan Mills’ 14-yard run and a 9-yard pass from Josh Potocki to Josh Bryan in the pivotal quarter. Quarterback David […]

Cannon doing its part to conserve fuel

By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections Most drivers remember the first time filling up their vehicle cost $50. Drivers of larger vehicles wince when the price at the pump breaks $100. Now imagine filling your tank takes $12.7 billion. That’s what Defense Energy Support Center statistics say the U.S. military spent on fuel costs in 2007, […]

Learning about God best education

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist My how change takes place. Someone said, “You cannot step into the same river twice.” That is so true. My sister Susie showed me a perfect example of that just this last month when I visited her in Rochester, Minn. Susie collects old books. She has old school books — […]

Boat race takes creative spirit

By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer The Fourth of July celebrations in Clovis will include the second annual Dairy Boat Race at Greene Acres Lake. Participants were given a simple row boat and allowed to modify it within the rules, according to event organizer Steve Reshetar of the Matt 25 Hope Center, an office center […]

CHS alum takes job with Howard Payne

CNJ staff BROWNWOOD, Texas — Clovis High alum Josh Prock was named the new women’s basketball coach last week at Howard Payne University. In replacing Chris Kielsmeier, Prock has some big shoes to fill. Kielsmeier was the winningest coach in school history at 179-44 for seven seasons, and last year led the Lady Jackets to […]

Clovis takes a day to pray

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Christian School’s Ashley Ramirez, 9, sang praise songs during Thursday’s National Day of Prayer rally in front of the Curry County Courthouse. Nineteen third-graders came from the school to lead the pledge of allegiance. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer For about an hour and a half, a portion […]

New Masked Rider Takes Reins during Transfer

Eastern takes eighth in rodeo

CNJ Staff The Eastern New Mexico University men’s rodeo team turned in an eighth-place finish at last weekend’s Western Texas Rodeo in Snyder, Texas. Senior Cody Heck won steer wrestling with an average of 20.9, and senior Jared Green scored 150 points for a second-place finish in bareback riding.

Amanda R. takes a beating

A message from “Terminator Brilliant” appears on The Bachelor TV show’s Web site suggesting Clovis-born Amanda R. will not be a winner:

Tarleton State takes twin bill from Zias

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State pushed over three runs in the bottom of the sixth Saturday to hand Eastern New Mexico University a 4-2 loss in the first game of a Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader. In the second game, the TexAnns notched a 9-1 win to complete a three-game sweep […]