Lady Cats rally past Roswell High

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Clovis’ Aimee Hilburn spikes the ball during the first set of their match against Roswell Thursday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent On the verge of defeat, there’s nothing like a long service run for a good pick-me-upper. Thursday night, Clovis got what it needed from junior […]

Zias capture division opener

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University freshman volleyball player Rhea Wortman points to better chemistry for the team’s recent success. Her coach hopes that chemistry hasn’t produced fool’s gold. The Zias trailed only three times Thursday night and rode a steady attack from Wortman, Lindsay Schiely and Grace George to […]

Senior adapts to role for Cats

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Clovis senior Jonathan Sweet (left) listens to a post-practice talk from coach Eric Roanhaus on Thursday at the high school. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ sports writer Jonathan Sweet’s football career at Clovis is coming full circle. With multiple injuries at the linebacker spot next to him, the 6-foot,185-pound senior has […]

Clovis man found guilty

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Francesea Duran cries Thursday at the Curry County Courthouse after hearing the verdict, which found her uncle, Steven Duran, guilty of first-degree murder, as well as five other charges. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson and Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writers The man Cindy Gallegos holds accountable for her brother’s death was found guilty […]

Proposal would convert bases into oil refineries

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A state representative from Pennsylvania is trying to turn BRAC-list military bases into oil refineries. Though Cannon Air Force Base may be an ideal spot for a refinery according to his criteria, he never suggested oil come specifically to Cannon, said Derek Karchner, communication director for Rep. Joe Pitts, […]

Central Baptist hosting live simulcast

CNJ staff Central Baptist Church of Clovis will be hosting a simulcast of Living Proof Live. The first-time event on Oct. 7 starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. The second broadcast on Oct. 8 starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. Central Baptist Church will open its doors to the […]

9/30 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. amos falls in a hole i don t know how it is up there in the human realm boss but here in the church pew underworld we little bugs and gentle mice tend to […]

Virtues often lacking in youth of today

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Several months ago, I had a doctor’s appointment here in town. On the day of my appointment, I arrived to find the waiting room full with only one seat available. After signing in at the desk, I took that seat and sat down next to young man, about 15 years […]

Underground water supplies protected

CNJ staff Curry County’s underground water basin boundary has been extended. That means more paperwork for those who want to drill water or build a well, said director of the New Mexico Water Resource Allocation Program John Romero. State Engineer John D’Antonio declared administration rights over six new underground water basins and extended the boundaries […]

In Tribute: Chris Baglien

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Chris Baglien was a loving family man who had a hunger for food, cars and gadgets. His wife, Trudy, said even in his final days, her husband only thought about others. “When he was in the hospital and people would come to see him, he said, ‘how are you, […]