I bared it all trying to prove myself

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Like most other country kids I grew up with rodeo — both watching and participating. In the old days, bull riding was the last event of the day because the audience would be sure and stay for the chance to see a wreck or two. About the time I became […]

Rugby team trying to get sport going in Clovis area

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Nomads are a story of hard work and dedication in bringing something a little different to the city last year — rugby football. David North, Vinny Comerford and two others met at Kelley’s Bar and Grill in Clovis and decided to field a team. “Four years ago, […]

Talking aids strengths

By Anita Tedaldi My husband returned home for a short visit before taking off again. I guess we should be used to the routine, the coming and going, and to the changes we adjust to, but each time I’m taken back by how tough it is, no matter the preparation and good intentions. As with […]

ENMU planning emergency drill

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has scheduled an emergency planning drill for 8-11 a.m. today, although it may end before 11 a.m. The drill involves Portales and campus police trying to apprehend an actor portraying a shooter in the Campus Union Building. Lea Hall, the College of Business and the Campus Union Building […]

Hillcrest Park Zoo posts temporary schedule

Freedom New Mexico The Hillcrest Park Zoo is trying out longer hours for the remainder of the summer break to try and beat the heat, according to Assistant Zoo Director Vince Romero. Romero said visitors have been requesting the zoo open earlier in the morning and stay open later when it’s cooler outside. Romero said […]

7-4 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 p.m. an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of North Prince Street for an embezzlement. A security officer said an employee was caught taking money from a register. He said management noticed the register drawer had been […]

Drive makes prom possible for those in need

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Patricia Bazar of Clovis helps organize dresses Saturday during the prom dress drive help at Matt 25 Hope Center in Clovis. About 150 dresses are available for free to girls who want to go to prom, but can’t afford the expense that goes with it, acc By Liliana Castillo: CNJ […]

Group seeks out veterans

Cannon Connections staff The 82nd Airborne Division Association Inc. is trying to locate veterans who have served in the division in the past 66 years. The association aims to to record those veterans’ stories. Anyone who served in the division is invited to contact the association. Combat is not a requirement. Contact: call Shirley Gossett […]

Senate approves open committee meetings

By Kate Nash/The New Mexican After more than 10 years of trying to open conference committees, new members of the Senate may have made the difference.

Medical e-records bill clears Senate

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican After trying for three legislative sessions, Sen. Peter Wirth was able Tuesday to get a majority of state senators to agree to a measure allowing patients and doctors to use electronic medical records. Under the proposal, patients could opt to have their records made available electronically to doctors they […]

Woman foils burglary attempt

CNJ staff Clovis police say a woman fired two shots Friday at two men trying to break into her home on the 700 block of Comer Drive. It hasn’t been determined if either suspect was hit. Police responded to a call at the residence around 12:34 p.m., according to a department police report. A 23-year-old […]

Trying to keep my head above water

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I’d make the Mafia more efficient. It’s probably not good to say such things when everybody’s looking to save a few pennies. But it’s true. If the Mafia decided to take me for a swim, they wouldn’t need a bag to put me in. Or rocks for the bag. Or […]

We as adults are children compared to place in heaven

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist Do you remember the cute things your children said when they were little and trying to develop a vocabulary? Many times the way they pronounce those words in no way resembles the object they are trying to describe. Then again, sometimes their words have a certain ring to the real […]

Control not always worth keeping

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist I am trying to learn one thing as I grow older. Yes, even I attempt to grasp higher truths, and these are not tips to be a better cook or crafty mom because they are impossible tasks for my incapable hands, but notions that I really have no control […]

Control not always worth keeping

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist I am trying to learn one thing as I grow older. Yes, even I attempt to grasp higher truths, and these are not tips to be a better cook or crafty mom because they are impossible tasks for my incapable hands, but notions that I really have no control over […]

Clovis schools struggle to meet AYP

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By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico schools are facing an uphill battle trying to meet the state’s adequate yearly progress. Nine Clovis schools and all five Portales schools fell short of AYP this year. The Public Education Department announced Friday results of the AYP report, which is based on the state’s standards […]

Founders see grandsons compete in HPJRA rodeo

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Hayden Moore, left, of Clovis, and teammate Ty Anderson of Artesia chase down a calf in the team roping event Wednesday at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Trying to control his horse after missing his target in the steer breakaway roping, Payson Moore knew he […]

Clovis man arrested after ATM malfunction

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man was charged with a felony Wednesday when he tried to retrieve his ATM card from a bank machine with his pocket knife. Manuel Beltran, 56, said he was trying to withdraw money from an ATM at a retail store to pay bills. “I put the card […]

It’s mine

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A young female ferret explores the Clovis Animal Control office Thursday afternoon. The ferret was found Monday in a dog pen. Clovis Animal Control officers are trying to ferret out the facts. Until then, a foot-long, 1-pound ferret will just have to stay at the shelter until her true owner […]

State encourages food stamps in trying economy