Letters to the editor: Aquatic center, zoo city standouts

Aquatic center, zoo city standouts I just wanted to pat some people on the back. Have you been to the Clovis zoo lately? It looks wonderful. The exibits look great, as well as the animals. There are a few new exibits, also. The landscaping is awesome. The zoo crew has done and is continuing to […]

My idea of a must-see TV network

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist Our eighth-grade honors English teacher had us do a daily writing. She read the papers, but never graded them. She wanted us to write to learn more about ourselves and be better writers. It was there I dreamed of a TV job and wrote, “I’ll someday own a television network, […]

Man wanted on Albuquerque armed robbery warrant arrested in Clovis

Clovis police arrested a 40-year-old man Monday wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service on a robbery warrant from Albuquerque. Donald L. Howard is being held without bond on a federal warrant, jail officials said. An investigator from the district attorney’s office spotted him in traffic and alerted police. Police Chief Steve Sanders said his officers […]

The day the music (almost) died

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I wanted to shuffle. My music player wanted to click and whir. These things never end well. And so, I prepare to deal with the death of what has been one of my best friends over the last three or so years. Yes, a music player may not actually […]

Education feature: Students, staff honor teacher battling cancer with mural

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Third-grader D.J. Grayson finally found his butterfly in the maze of over 500 butterflies that makes up a mural in honor of third grade teacher Kendra Lennon who left the school in November to battle cancer. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When Kendra Lennon left Mesa Elementary School to […]

Fugitive Klinker arrested while watching movie

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Missouri man wanted on a federal fugitive warrant didn’t get to finish watching the newly released “Star Trek” movie in Clovis on Monday. For the second time in a month, the Curry County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jerry Klinker on the same warrant, this time as he sat in […]

Police: Officer injured while responding to call

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Portales Police Officer T.J. Gibson walks in the alley next to a camper where an officer was injured making an arrest Wednesday. Freedom New Mexico Police believe a 31-year-old Portales man wanted to stay out of jail so much, he reported a fake bank robbery. Now Rudolfo “Rudy” Sotelo Jr., […]

Melrose sophomore fights school’s hair policy

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sophomore Meghan Kline is collecting signatures in hopes of persuading Melrose schools to change its school dress code regarding hair color. She recently dyed red streaks into her hair, which is against school rules. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer When her 15-year-old honor student and daughter wanted to dye […]

Jennings wins Senate clash

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican Although most of his fellow Democrats wanted to replace Tim Jennings as the state Senate’s president pro-tem, the Southern New Mexico conservative held on to his post Monday with the help of Republicans and a handful of Democrats. The outcome of the leadership struggle, in which the more progressive […]

Always best to think for yourself

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I wanted static, but got the word of God. The radio in my car broke, though no fault of mine (in case the warranty people are reading this). I made a call to get it replaced. No problem, they said, and it would be great if I could come […]

Voters deserve real life scenarios

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist When Barack Obama was in his neighborhood, plumber Joe Wurzelbacher said he wanted to buy a business, and it could be subject to a tax increase should Obama be president. He asked why Obama wanted to tax him, and Obama answered the question. Soon after, Obama and John […]

‘America’s Most Wanted’ to air inmate escape Saturday

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CNJ staff After a week’s delay, the Fox television show “America’s Most Wanted” will air an in-depth segment featuring the August 24 escape of eight Curry County inmates on Saturday, according to show producer Jenna Naranjo. Naranjo said the episode will focus on the escape of the inmates and profiles of the four men who […]

America’s Most Wanted air date changed

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer

More than 100 pot plants found in Clovis backyard

The Associated Press A search for a man wanted on drug charges resulted in an arrest and the discovery of more than 100 marijuana plants growing in the backyard of home in this eastern New Mexico city. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office said investigators had received a tip that Jarrod Martin, 25, was staying at […]

First person: Family gal

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Amy Sellers is currently an administrative assistant to the chief of police. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Amy Sellers has two families. Her children are one and her coworkers at the Clovis Police Department are the other. Sellers began working for the police department in November as a dispatcher […]

Homicide suspect featured on America’s Most Wanted

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Yearbook creates concern

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Staff member Jessie Hardison, left, and editor in chief Maggie Chavez said they included gay couples in Clovis High’s yearbook to illustrate the school’s diversity. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Staff members of the 2008 Clovis High School yearbook say the inclusion of photos and interviews with gay couples […]

Anybody seen my car?

Glenda Price My dad always wanted me, his “spotter,” along on deer hunts because in the woods I’m the one who sees the deer first. Also, if we park our vehicle and walk awhile I’m the one who knows which ridgeline we hunted and even what tree we parked beside. But I cannot find my […]

Grady fuel theft suspect arrested

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Vision plan voted down

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer New Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield said during her campaign community members told her they wanted more input in the direction of the city. Her plan is to hire a consultant to develop a blueprint for how the city progresses in the next 12 years. She pitched the concept to […]