Keep neighbors at a distance

By Grant McGee Local columnist There’s a rent-house across the street from The Stucco Hacienda. Folks come and go. Some people stay a long time, some stay for a month or two. It’s just typical stuff when you live across the street from a rent-house. A U-Haul was backed up to the garage of the […]

Hounds seek to bolster offense

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Tyler Hart believes his team is playing better than its 1-4-1 record indicates. “The results haven’t gone the way we want, but our play has been good,” Hart said. “We lost to Texas A&M (International), who is ranked sixth, but I thought […]

Q&A: ENMU senior middle blocker Agatha Gibbons hopes she can join Air Force after graduation

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Eastern New Mexico University senior Agatha Gibbons (4) never played much volleyball until coming to school at New Mexico Military Insititute in 2010, but she is leading the ENMU volleyball team in blocks for the second consecutive year.

Agatha Gibbons is a senior middle blocker for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team, hailing from Suva, Fiji. She came to the United States in 2010, spending five semesters at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell and playing volleyball there. She sat out the 2011 campaign at NMMI after tearing an ACL, played the […]

Cats post win over Portales

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Clovis High senior midfielder Juan Ramos slides by a Portales defender during Thursday’s boys soccer match in Portales. Ramos scored a pair of goals as the Wildcats edged the Rams 2-1.

Staff report PORTALES — Once again, Clovis High and Portales High boys soccer teams played well into the match without scoring. This time, though, the Wildcats got two goals six minutes apart from senior midfielder Juan Ramos early in the second half and held on for a 2-1 victory. Earlier this season, the teams played […]

Tuesday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 2

Santa Rosa 3, Fort Sumner 2 Santa Rosa    25    15    27    19    15 Fort Sumner    22    25    25    25    13 Individual statistics Kills — Santa Rosa, Yvonne Gutierrez 10, Mikayla Garnand 9, Chandelle Sisneros 8. Fort Sumner, Codi Scovel-Wood 18, Paris Allred 9, Kylie Daugherty 8. Blocks — Santa Rosa, Gutierrez 5. Fort Sumner, Scovel-Wood […]

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Police blotter — Aug. 10

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire logs: Caller reported: Thursday • 12:10 a.m.: Theft, 1200 block of West Seventh Street. • 12:27 a.m.: Narcotics, 800 block of Mitchell Street. • 2:30 a.m.: Remove subject, 3000 block of Las Palomas Road. • 3:44 a.m.: Battery on a household member, 2100 block of West Grand Avenue. • 3:53 […]

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Reading E-mail? Scam-sniffing Skill Is Required

Since a long time before the biblical patriarch Jacob conned his blind old father Isaac, and thus shafted his brother Esau, a nose for the tell-tale smell of a scam has been a serious asset in this fallen world. Why should we be surprised in this e-mail and internet age that scam-sniffing skill is as […]

Fort Sumner female sheriff’s candidate dead at 39

The De Baca County woman hoping to become New Mexico’s first female sheriff in nearly 50 years has died. Chavez Funeral Home Director Juan Chavez said he spoke with someone at the De Baca County’s Sheriff’s Office early Tuesday night who informed him that Mylessa Denny had died. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reported Denny, 39, was […]

Pets deserve reprieve from Independence Day

By Sharna Johnson Local columnist It’s pretty cool that Americans took a stand and declared their independence, laying claim to their unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — it’s an understandable reason and definite cause for celebration. A day off work for remembrance, fireworks, barbecues, enjoying the company of other Americans […]

Fort Sumner’s town greeter a standard for us all

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By David Stevens Editor When the fire alarm sounded, Tommy Mares Jr. would put down his Coke — he could often be found drinking a Coke and chatting with friends at Fort Sumner’s Addison Drug — and rush out into the street. “He was usually dressed in a reflective, orange vest,” said Juan Chavez, one […]

Police blotter — June 19

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday • 12:32 a.m.: Arson, 200 block of Axtell Street. • 12:32 a.m.: Fire/regular response, 400 block of Axtell Street. • 3:42 a.m.: Shots fired, 11th Street and Rencher. • 5:11 a.m.: Arson, 1800 block of Axtell Street. • 5:11 a.m.: Fire/still alarm, 1800 block of […]

Tornado Weather Gallery – June 6 & 7, 2014

Submitted by: Juan Pablo Urban

The following photos from Friday and Saturday night’s weather were submitted by readers via the CNJ Facebook page. A pair of tornados touched down in northeastern Curry County.

Tornado touchdowns reported in Curry County

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Staff report Undersheriff Wesley Waller said the Curry County Sheriff’s Office received two reports of tornado touchdowns — at U.S. 60-84 and Curry Road O and in the Pleasant Hill area. He said his officers “didn’t find any damage yet” and the areas were sparsely populated. He said the deputies are continuing to search the […]

ENMU retirees have fond memories

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Staff report Eastern New Mexico University released its list of 2014 retirees and with a few of its own moving on to “greener pastures” within the next month. Here are facts about the retiring university faculty members and their future plans: Rayburn “Paul” Hayes Information systems instructor Family: I have a wife, Janice (a retired […]

Just TV May 4th – 10th

By Betty Williamson Loclal columnist There are five basic necessities of life: food, water, clothing, shelter and (of course) books. For most of my lifetime, that fifth need was filled by highly anticipated monthly visits from the Rural Bookmobile East, the mobile home-sized library on wheels that has operated out of Tucumcari since 1956 as […]

Purple Press @ CHS

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You may be wondering about why this insert is in your copy of the Clovis News Journal. This is a copy of Clovis High School’s Purple Press at CHS newspaper, which has not produced a paper since December. This paper had not always been named the Purple Press at CHS. Its roots date back to […]

McGee: It’s tough getting old

By Grant McGee Local columnist Have you been talking to old  friends lately? Comparing0  notes on how life is going? My old friend Catfish caught up with me the other day. Catfish and I go way back. Among my favorite memories are those summer days when I was 7 years old, sitting on the back […]