Police Blotter 5/26

Police responded about 6:44 p.m. May 16 to a motorcycle crash near Ned Houk Park that sent a 23-year-old man to Lubbock for emergency treatment. Medical staff in Lubbock said the man had been transported by air ambulance while in a coma. After waking from the coma at the hospital he was found to be […]

Herrington, George

George Herrington Services: No services will be held George R. “Judge” Herrington, 79, of Texico, died Monday, May 24, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 1, 1925, in Ponca City, Okla., to Warren and Ella Wittmer Herrington. He married Jere Alison Tharp on Oct. 9, 1981, in Clovis. […]

Gandhi seen as noble woman for renunciation

It is always instructive, whatever the reason, to watch a politician decline to assume power that might have been hers. In the case of India’s Sonia Gandhi, perhaps in an illustration of the pervasiveness of paradox in human affairs, it might lead to her becoming an even more powerful political presence over time than if […]

Cosby raises awareness through comedy

By Leonard Pitts Jr Maybe somebody spiked his Jell-O. I bet the audience seriously considered the idea when Bill Cosby performed recently in Washington at a commemoration of Brown v. Board of Education. According to the Washington Post, Cosby’s routine ridiculed “lower economic people” in the black community for their values, their mannerisms, their dysfunctions. […]

Word War I costly for Clovis, Grier

By Don McAlavy Memorial Day, observed on Monday, is upon us. This is the day we honor our veterans who lost their lives in service to our country. I’ve chosen to tell you about soldiers from Clovis and Grier who fought in World War I and were killed in France fighting the German army. Tom […]

Summer league lets coaches experiment

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Clovis freshman Jaden Isler tries to get past Texico’s Garett Mayfield as he drives to the basket during their Clovis summer league basketball game Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner If they don’t already, the Clovis and Portales High boys basketball teams should get to know each other pretty […]

Clovis sunsets are smokin’

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A haze of smoke purportedly from a fire in the Capitan Mountains hovered over Clovis on Monday afternoon. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer People looking to the southwest on Monday afternoon may have noticed a dark sky and smelled smoke. The smoke wasn’t coming from anywhere nearby, however […]

District 2 candidates talk on the issues

By Jack King District 2 Commissioner Pete Hulder, a Republican, is running for re-election. He has two opponents in the June 1 Republican primary — Carol S. Nichols and Ray Montoya. Since he has no Democratic challengers, the race will be decided in the primary. Last week, the three candidates spoke with the Clovis News […]

Better biz at CCC

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer A conference for business owners on how to obtain government contracts will be held Thursday in Clovis Community College’s Town Hall. Titled “How to Get Through the Government Contracting Door,” the conference will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Topics will include the state of New Mexico’s procurement […]

Clovis has a voice in national conference call

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Two Clovis residents participated in a national conference call with the White House on Thursday regarding improvements in the state and national economy. “All over the United States, different people were on the conference call about how the economy is turning around,” said state Rep. Anna Crook. “There […]