White Christmas pretty unlikely

CNJ staff It may be snowing across much of New Mexico but there’s not much of a chance of white Christmas for us. Extended forecasts from the National Weather Service in Albuquerque indicate plenty of wind over the next few days, but only a slight chance of snow Thursday. “Even then, it’s less than 20 […]

Police investigating Dairy Queen robbery

CNJ staff Capt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department said the Dairy Queen restaurant in the 2200 block of Main Street was robbed about 8 p.m. Thursday by two males wearing white Halloween masks and dark clothing. According to Whitney: • witnesses said the suspects had bags wrapped around their hands and claimed to […]

Clovis Christian students recount senior trip

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Courtesy photo Clovis Christian seniors From left to right: Joel Glikas, Jonny White, Keeson Bell, Whitney Miller, Shaina Pool, Heather Urban, Amanda Riley, Cristen Woofford, Melody King, Michelle Cherry, Liz Cherry and Luke Ware. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Most of the Clovis Christian Schools graduating seniors traveled to San Antonio and Padre Island […]

Bingaman: Budget would invest in N.M. air bases

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman on MOnday said New Mexico Air Force Bases would receive a total of about $57 million in improvements under the Bush administration’s budget proposal for 2009. All three bases would see upgrades under the plan, which was released by the Bush administration today.    “The budget proposal makes an […]

Dec. 28, 2007 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from December 20 through Wednesday: James Shannon Oneill, 51, to Gaye Mallory Cooke, 45, both of Clovis Serafin Ray Cordova, 20, to Christina J’Rai Rowton, 21, both of Clovis Gerald Mark McMillan, 49, to Carla Beth Sims, 46, both of Lubbock, Texas Casey Leo Gonzalez, 22, […]

Portales pioneers tell of city’s first Christmas

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Ruth White Burns of Clovis displays gifts that were placed under Portales’ first Christmas tree in 1899. The gifts were passed on to her by her grandmother, Ora Wood. Special to the CNJ Editor’s note: The writer is the granddaughter of Ora and R.L. “Bob” Wood, who came to the […]

Letters to the Editor: Racism not at root of all injustices

It seems everyone feels their ethnicity is being discriminated against. Anything said that is not favorable to a person of a different race is taken as racist. We have National Hispanic Heritage Month, Cinco de Mayo and Black History Month. But if there was a White History Month, it would be considered racist. There are […]

Think it’s racism? Do some research

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A few weeks ago, we at Freedom New Mexico were afforded the opportunity to speak with Clovis native Jerry Large, who now works as a columnist for the Seattle Times. Large spoke with us about journalism and his history in it, and it sounded like we could be the […]

I made my bed, and I burned in it

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I don’t have what you’d call a varied wardrobe. If there’s a shirt I find comfortable, I usually buy one in every available color. Another dress code rule for me is, “No shorts.” It all has to do with my attachment to self-esteem, and my hatred of my exposed white […]

Biogas plant slated for Clovis

An alternative energy company is slated to build biogas facilities in Curry and Roosevelt counties. New Jersey-based White Hat Energy will build a $36 million biogas facility in Curry County to extract methane gas from cow manure, according to a press release from the Clovis Industrial Development Corp. The Clovis facility will create about 90 […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Students give campus fresh coat of paint

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer About 18 students spent their summer painting the Clovis High School Freshman Campus, according to Clovis High School Athletic Director Brian Stacy. The painting involved switching the school colors at what was Gattis Junior High from gray and green to the high school’s signature purple and white. “The kids […]

Local Roundup: Police report burglary spike

CNJ staff In recent days there have been several burglaries to sheds and outbuildings, according to a press release from Clovis Police. The burglaries appear to be crimes of opportunity where the perpetrators have found outbuildings adjacent to alleyways, the release said. Police recommend residents secure buildings with a quality hasp and deadbolt, the release […]

National Guardsman dies at White Sands

The Associated Press WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE — Army officials are looking into what caused the death of a sergeant with the New Mexico Army National Guard who was conducting range operations here. Benjamin Griego, 26, died unexpectedly Friday morning at his residence on the missile range, said a spokesman for the National Guard, Maj. […]

Cops and Courts: Police: Robberies linked

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police believe armed robberies Tuesday afternoon on North Prince and Main Street are related. Both robberies involved a white male wearing a black bandana who threatened store workers with a black handgun, according to police. The owner of Patty’s Fashion at 800 N. Prince told police a white male […]

Pro-immigration rally planned

CNJ staff Immigrant advocates plan to hold a rally in Clovis Tuesday in support of immigration reform. The march, which begins at 9 a.m., is a repeat of last year’s event held at the height of the immigration-law reform debate. This year’s rally, dubbed the Great American Boycott II, coincides with Mexico’s Labor Day holiday. […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Collectors don’t compete over toys

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer HUNDREDS OF PLASTIC TOYS adorn the walls of a bedroom in the home of Leta Cole. The Clovis resident has collected toys from McDonald’s Happy Meals for about a decade. More toys are tucked away in about 15 boxes, her husband, J.D., said. Cole and her sisters in Missouri […]

Meaning of Easter needs resurrection

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers And then he bowed his head and died. John 19:30 sounds like a great ending to a dramatic story, but for billions of Christians worldwide, it marks a new beginning. The veil of the sanctuary was torn in two. The earth quaked, rocks were split, tombs were open and the […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Mother takes to track for cure

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer SEVEN DAILY BREATHING treatments keep Juan Zamora relatively healthy. The 3-year-old Clovis resident suffers from cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that affects the lungs and digestive system. The toddler also requires oral enzymes every time he eats so his tiny body can digest and absorb nutrients. ACCORDING TO HIS […]

Tornado of ’95 still fresh in Frionans minds

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Ron Carr had been in Friona for a month in 1995 and was still feeling the place out when he accepted a job as a reporter at the city’s newspaper. “I asked him if anything exciting happened around Friona,” Carr said of his conversation with then-owner Bill Ellis. “He […]

Tornado of ’95 still fresh in Frionons minds

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Ron Carr had been in Friona for a month in 1995 and was still feeling the place out when he accepted a job as a reporter at the city’s newspaper. “I asked him if anything exciting happened around Friona,” Carr said of his conversation with then-owner Bill Ellis. “He […]