Candidates named for judicial seat

CNJ staff The names of the four candidates for a new judicial seat in the 9th Judicial were released Friday by officials at the University of New Mexico law school after the application process closed. They are: • Robert S. Orlik — resident of Curry County and is an attorney. • Kent Peterson — resident […]

Cops and courts: De Baca probable cause hearing set

A probable cause hearing to determine if allegations against De Baca County Sheriff Gary Graves warrant a recall election is June 20-22 in Fort Sumner, according to district court officials. The original hearing was set for March. Continuances were granted by Judge Joe Parker, and the trial was rescheduled for a later date. The last […]

6/5 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in 9th Judicial District Court: • Moses Estraca, 31, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering, aggravated burglary (armed after entering), aggravated assault (deadly weapon against a household member) and other allegations. He was ordered to serve five years supervised probation, pay all probation costs, pay all fines, attend a […]

6/5 Agriculture Digest

State resubmits TB-free application The New Mexico Livestock Board submitted a second request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week for a bovine tuberculosis-free status for the state, according to state veterinarian Steve England. New Mexico lost its TB-free status in 2003 after several dairy cows were diagnosed with the disease, according to the […]

DFA farmers back Cannon effort

CNJ staff Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., have joined “Operation Keep Cannon,” a grassroots campaign to keep Cannon Air Force Base, according to a DFA press release. “DFA’s dairy farmers don’t want to see the base close,” said Wayne Palla, Clovis dairy farmer and chairman for DFA’s Southwest Area Council. “We are huge supporters of […]

D-Day anniversary time to remember forgotten fallen

Freedom Newspapers A savage enemy, a dark time of war, a need for hopes and prayers and a fight for liberty and security. While these were the feelings of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower during World War II, we could apply some of that atmosphere to modern times, with our soldiers in peril overseas. June 6, […]

6/5 Letters to the editor

What’s a drink of water worth? Eldred Noble Clovis Clovis should remember to fly flag in June Annually, Americans coast to coast stop for a moment at 5 p.m. (MDT) on June 14 to say simultaneously the 31 words of the Pledge of Allegiance. Please take the time to join your fellow Americans in this […]

Stem cell advocates base argument on myth

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist By now, we all know the crucial question about embryonic stem cell research. Advocates have put it plainly: Should we let unused frozen embryos residing in fertility clinics be dumped down the drain — or should we use them to cure diabetes, Alzheimer’s, paralysis and other health scourges? Confronted with […]

McClure, Talin

Talin McClure Services: Have been held. Talin Jacob McClure, 2, of Clovis, died Wednesday, June 1, 2005. He was born Jan. 12, 2003, in Clovis, to Harry Edward and Tina Marie Davies McClure. Family members said he adored his big brother and baby sister. He loved the outdoors, and often stopped to pick up and […]

6/2 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis Pioneer Days — Friday and Saturday. Various events and locations. Information: 763-3435, www.clovisnm.org. Little Buckaroo Rodeo at Mounted Patrol Arena — Today, Friday and Saturday. Information: Karen, 762-9481. Miss Rodeo New Mexico Pageant — Today, Friday and Saturday. Information: Wilma, 762-3237. Pioneer Days Parade — 10 a.m. Saturday, along Main Street. […]

Do you believe in magic

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer It may be a bunny or a magic book that Jamie O’Hara will pull out of his magician’s hat Friday when the Portales Public Library kicks-off its summer reading program. O’Hara, who calls himself “The Magic Guy,” has been practicing magic since he was 7 years old. “I have […]

New Mexico allows for development of novice green thumb

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer The only garden I ever grew in New York was the mold that sprouted in the back of the fridge on the vegetable lasagna. Either that, or the green stuff that budded between shower tiles on Avenue C. Out here in New Mexico, with the wide-open sky, the wide-open […]

Recipient of Clovis’ first burial up for debate

By Don McAlavy Five single brothers were the first settlers in what is now Clovis. Alfred Liebelt, the oldest brother of the Liebelt brothers, came from Bunzlau, Germany, to America at the turn of the 20th century and went to San Francisco in 1902. Alfred was sent by a doctor to Las Vegas, N.M., for […]

Gestures maintain romance

By Clyde Davis I n the spirit of the day, which is our sixth anniversary, I want to go back to one of my favorite subjects — romance and the art of keeping it alive and green. If you are married or permanent with the love of your life, as I feel about Janice, you […]

Pioneer Days offers hands-on look at roping, riding

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Wild Bill Cathey, of Dora, left, demonstrates to Dalton Wren, 9, of Texico how to spin a rope Thursday during the Curry County Mounted Patrol’s rodeo encounter at the county fairgrounds. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ Staff writer It wasn’t Holly Tyler’s first time on a horse — she rode one in […]

Another feed firm to use cheese plant byproducts

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Southwest Cheese continues to attract new ventures. A Texas-based firm has reached an agreement with Southwest Cheese to purchase a cheese-processing by-product called whey to be used in animal feed. Officials for Houston-based Westway Feed Products and Southwest Cheese confirmed the agreement on Wednesday. Westway, which uses the protein-rich […]

Commission approves pay raise

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer City employees will receive a little more than half of a pay raise package outlined in April by city management. City officials said the uncertainty presented by Cannon Air Force Base’s appearance on the Base Realignment and Closure list prompted them to scale back the pay plan. “I promised […]

Doctor part of long line of practitioners

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer When his son was hit by a car, his leg smashed in several places, Dr. Allan Haynes Sr., a general surgeon with a orthopedic specialty, mended the wounds of his eldest with his own hands. The little boy with the broken leg followed in his father’s footsteps, as […]

Scout refurbishing park to earn Eagle Scout badge

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Ryan Waters’ goal is to refurbish Pocket Park, a small niche between Hotel Clovis and the Chamber of Commerce, in time for Saturday’s annual Pioneer Days Parade on Main Street. Waters, 13, is using the project as a means of earning his Eagle Scout badge. Waters said he and […]

State promotes fishing with annual event

Freedom Newspapers The New Mexico Game Commission’s annual free fishing day is Saturday when residents and non-residents can fish public waters with no license or habitat stamp required. “It lets the people themselves know what they’re missing out on,” said Jim Whary, the manager of Oasis State Park. “It’s just to encourage people to get […]