Guns n’ more come to the Clovis armory

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Guns line a table as people browse the Clovis Evening Lions Club Gun & Collectible Show Saturday at the National Guard Armory. The show continues Sunday. CNJ photo: Eric Kluthe Armory. By Darrell Todd Maurina It’s been many years since the Lions brought a gun and collectibles show to Clovis, but organizers said the weekend […]

Hot, dry weather hard on farmers

By Mike Linn A stretch of hot and dry weather during the summer had a negative impact on the harvest of produce on area farms. And too often when moisture did arrive, it came in the form of hail, which in large sizes can wipe out acres of crop land in less than an hour, […]

ENMU celebrates life on ‘Day of the Dead’

By Helena Rodriguez Today is the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead.” But unlike Halloween, which conjures up stark images of death, Dia de Los Muertos is a celebration of life. And Eastern New Mexico University celebrated the lives of four students in the form of “ofrendas” or memorial altars […]

Care is only a phone call away

By Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. Every weekday morning, “I Still Care” program coordinator Mary Odegaard gets on the phone to call 40-to-50 people. It’s a task she begins at 7:00 a.m. and […]

Cops & Courts 11/2

The man accused of a crime spree through Fort Sumner, Melrose, and Portales didn’t have his preliminary hearing on Tuesday in the De Baca County Magistrate Court, as had been scheduled. John C. Cates, 19, is being held in the De Baca County jail on a $360,000 bond facing 37 charges including kidnapping, aggravated burglary, […]

Court Dispositons 11/2

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Tabitha Wilson, 28, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Sentencing deferred 18 months and placed on supervised probation for same period with $15 monthly probation costs special conditions of substance abuse counseling and $100 DNA testing. Granted credit for 10 days served and […]

Brizendine, Jesse

Jesse Brizendine Services: Have been held. Mr. Jesse Brizendine, 90, of Clovis, died Oct. 27, 2003, at All Care Assisted Living in Clovis. He was born on June 23, 1913, in Clovis, to Barnie and Eula Edwards Brizendine. He was raised and married in Clovis before moving west to Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Bakersfield, Calif., […]

Passion for game still burns for veteran ENMU coach

Kevin Wilson Harold “Bud” Elliott is Greyhound football, and Greyhound football is Bud Elliott. Elliott is in season No. 10 with Eastern New Mexico University, at the tail-end of a career that has taken him through 36 years at numerous levels of college football. Elliott, 71, entered Saturday’s game at Texas A&M-Kingsville one win away […]

Positively a great coach

Ramblin’ Rick John Irwin dodges the limelight like your cheap brother-in-law when it comes time to pick up the dinner check. He will tell you credit for any of his coaching success goes to the players. He will tell you he just happened to stumble into talent. Don’t believe him. John Irwin is a great […]

Focused Wildcats breeze to 4-5A title

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Brian Romero led a 1-2 finish for the Wildcats. CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Brian Romero wasn’t about to finish second — even if it was at the expense of a teammate. Pulling away from fellow Clovis High senior Matt Appelman in the final mile, Romero toured the gravel-strewn Bear Canyon Arroyo course in 16 minutes […]