Zias try to replace softball gear

CNJ staff PORTALES — Since he was hired as Eastern New Mexico’s softball coach in January, it’s been a rough go for Armando Quiroz. First, he stepped on a batting helmet while coaching third base during an intrasquad scrimmage in February, suffering a severely dislocated ankle which kept him from coaching the rest of the […]

Bill would keep base assets in place

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Language approved Wednesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee would assure that personnel and assets are not lost at Cannon Air Force Base while the Secretary of Defense searches for a new mission for the base. The language, developed by U.S. Sens. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. and Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., in consultation […]

Disc golf comes to Clovis

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Clovis High School senior Brian Croke,17, plays disc golf at Ned Houk Park. Croke was at the park recently with fellow members of the Clovis cross country team. (CNJ staff photo Eric Kluth) Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Some people are wondering about those metal things sticking out of the ground at Ned Houk Park. […]

Clovis man charged with murder found in custody elsewhere

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A Clovis man charged with first-degree murder was discovered by local authorities on Wednesday to be in custody in Los Angeles. William Riley, 33, was slated to go to trial in Curry County in less than a month in connection with the June 2004 slaying of Roshawn Pitts. That trial […]

Harry “Ed” Lacey

Sharna Johnson On a PC boat carrying 65 men and measuring 173 by 15 feet, Lacey remembers Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Harry “Ed” Lacey Date of birth: July […]

9/29 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: On Sept. 23, police investigators responded to a call of a burglary in progress at a business in the 300 block of Norris St. Employees informed the police that they saw a car pull into the work yard, quickly load pieces of […]

Wet weather doesn’t stop air show

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Izabela Reid, 2, sits in the lap of her grandmother Susan Reid, both of Tucumcari, and waves to an airplane during the 13th annual Rotary Air Show Wednesday at the Tucumcari Municipal Airport. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Wednesday’s cold, wet weather did not deter retired pilot John Tuel […]

Artist runs away — without leaving home

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Pat Weekley plans to enter three of her recent paintings in the Pintores Art League’s 30th annual Fine Arts Show that begins Saturday along with the Clovis/Curry County Ethnic Fair in downtown Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Pat Weekley retired years ago from her career as a registered nurse. […]

9/29 Education Calendar

Today: Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the 2005 Career Fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Campus Union Ballroom. Participants should dress appropriately and bring their resumes. Information: 562-2211 Today: School officials are holding a community discussion from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Ranchvale Elementary cafeteria regarding the possible closure […]

9/29 Education Digest

N.M. parents graded for involvement New Mexico parents were given a C+ by “Education Week” magazine for parental involvement in education, according to a New Mexico National Education Association press release. Gov. Bill Richardson said that a partnership between parents, students and schools is “a key step on the road to reform,” the press release […]