Find a stray, stay away

This is the cycle of infection and replication in rabies. (Courtesy of the CDC) Airman Thomas Trower Stray animals may be in need of help, but only professionals should attempt to approach or capture one, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Rabies can be transmitted by many mammals such as: raccoons, […]

522 Airman stays fit one event at a time

Airman Thomas Trower There are many excuses to avoid physical training, but one Airman decided how she would overcome the urge to “slack off” by setting personal goals and striving to surpass them. First Lt. Kristin Hubbard, 522nd Fighter Squadron, decided to start training for, and competing in, triathlons. “I’ve always wanted to do it […]

Membership benefits available to new and existing members

Ms. Yolanda Romero The 2005 club membership drive wound down on Wednesday at The Landing staff. The excitement started with the Member Get a Member $250 prize being awarded to 2nd Lt. Jeremiah Kirschman, 27th Contracting Squadron, followed by the two $500 savings bonds given to Mr. David Boiko, 27th Mission Support Squadron, and Mr. […]

Air Force team ‘will leave no stone unturned’ in finding mission

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Randy Harris uses a map to promote assets at Cannon Air Force Base — including its unrestricted air space — during Thursday’s meeting with an Air Force team at Clovis Community College. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Matters of military value were dwarfed by matters of a more personal nature […]

Passing combo leads Mayfield into title game

By James Staley: Las Cruces Sun-News LAS CRUCES — Ah, the familiar sights of Mayfield football. During a recent practice Trojan coach Jim Bradley growled at his kicker as David Bustillos and Chris Hernandez perfected the chemistry that has made them arguably the deadliest quarterback-wide receiver duo in the state and helped boost Mayfield to […]

Floyd fire destroys one family’s home

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An unoccupied home west of Floyd was destroyed during Wednesday’s fire. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers FLOYD — “You could fit everything in two half-gallon buckets.” That’s how L.A. Davis of Floyd summarized his family’s loss following a devastating fire that swept across his property on Wednesday. Davis said their three-bedroom […]

Officials: Training was taking place when fire broke out

Freedom Newspapers Air Force officials said Thursday that training was taking place at the Melrose Bombing Range when a monstrous grass fire broke out, but they said the cause of the blaze has still not been determined. A news release from Cannon Air Force Base reported the range was “being used for normal training sorties […]

Wildcats fans gear up for title game

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Clovis High School senior Autumn Skinner, 18, draws a paw as fellow senior Kymberly Helton, 17, also works on a sign for the door of their Spanish III class Thursday. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The hallways at Clovis High School are decked out in purple and white. The colors […]

Lady Cats put streak on line at Portales

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High girls basketball coach Miles Watters expects the Lady Wildcats to get their first test of the season tonight. The defending Class 5A state champions, winners of 31 in a row and 39 of their last 40, travel south for a 7 p.m. contest against rival Portales, the […]

Preventing bribery means reducing government

Freedom Newspapers To paraphrase Lord Acton, Big Government corrupts, and absolute Big Government corrupts absolutely. In the case of former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, R-Calif., who pleaded guilty Monday to accepting $2.4 million in bribes from defense companies, the corruption was reported to have included Persian carpets, silver candelabras, a Rolls-Royce, antique furniture, travel and […]

Multiple choice simplifies holiday letters

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist Time again for my annual Christmas letter, a tradition dating all the way back to last year when I had nothing better to do than pretend I had a better year than you. When I adopted this ancient ritual, I decided traditional Christmas letters are too pretentious. So I developed […]

Southwestern overwhelms Hounds

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Based on records, it may have looked like the teams switched uniforms. Southwestern Oklahoma jumped out to an early lead and the Bulldogs rolled to their first win in seven outings this season, a 61-43 rout of Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday night in a Lone Star Conference men’s […]

Laundry duty step to peaceful co-existence

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist How many of you married guys do your own laundry? I do. Now I know this husband-does-his-own-laundry thing could be a political hot potato here on the High Plains. There are some guys who don’t mind doing their own laundry. There are others who think this is a duty to […]

CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY: Exceeding expectations

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Tanner Fickling has rushed for more than 800 yards this season. (File photo) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Despite a 12-game winning streak, Clovis coach Eric Roanhaus said his team has yet to put together a complete game. “We still haven’t played a full four quarters,” Roanhaus said. “Hopefully that lays ahead of us.” […]

George Hicks

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. George Hicks Date of birth: Sept. 7, 1924 Dates of service: April 1945 to August 1946 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis Theater and location […]

Lady Bulldogs deal Zias first loss of season

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — The fast start came to an abrupt end Thursday night for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. The Zias shot only 25 percent, including 5-of-27 from 3-point range, and absorbed a 73-46 shellacking at the hands of Southwestern Oklahoma in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Senior […]

CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY: Trojans pursue perfect finish

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Mayfield’s Jim Bradley, still fiery after nearly 50 years coaching in high school and college, said he’s never gone into a season where he didn’t think his team could win every game. “Well, that’s not true — I did coach at New Mexico State,” he quipped. The senior-laden, top-ranked […]

PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Cats’ Moore battles back

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Clovis seniors Jonathan Sweet, left, and Jordan Moore talk during a break in practice Thursday at the high school. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis High senior linebacker Jordan Moore was worried his year might be over when he dislocated his shoulder in the Wildcats’ season-opening loss at Mayfield. […]

CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY: 1985 Wildcats made history — barely

By Rick White: CNJ managing editor A manager at an Albuquerque employment agency, former Clovis Wildcat Sam Dickey spent this week talking smack. His target was a co-worker from Mayfield. The topic was who would win Saturday’s Class 5A state-championship game. It’s the same competitive fire that made Dickey a standout center and linebacker on […]

12/2 Local Roundup

Two hospitalized in stabbing Two people were stabbed about 10 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of Sheldon Street, Clovis Police Chief Bill Carey said. Two people were hospitalized after a fight erupted, and it’s unclear who the suspects are in the stabbing, Carey said. “I’ve got all my detectives out investigating three crime scenes […]