Feb. 2, 1958

A Clovis teenager was recovering from a head wound suffered at a school party. Police said the student was hit with a hatchet. … Businesses across town were celebrating “Dollar Days.” Levine’s was selling sweatshirts, throw rugs, feather pillows and even boys blue jeans for $1 each. … The weekend wrapped up with nine arrests […]

Feb. 1, 1949

Area residents were writing letters to officials in Washington D.C., urging they reopen Clovis Air Force Base, which had been closed since 1947. … The 1949 Ford had a 100-horsepower V-8 engine and soft “sofa-wide” seats. … Clovis police reported they made 58 arrests in the previous month. … Reese Cagle was re-elected to his […]

Jan. 31, 1978

Clovis awoke to 4 inches of snow, forcing traffic to a crawl. … Henry Winkler and Sally Field were starring in “Heroes” at the Hilltop Twin. … Dennis the Menace complained that “anybody old enough to be cold is old enough to have an electric blanket.” … Woolworth was selling packages of 60-minute cassette tapes […]

Forcing volunteers to serve isn’t shortage solution

By Freedom Newspapers Defense Secretary Robert Gates has asked the chief of each service branch for a plan by the end of February to minimize the number of “stop-loss” orders. This is a welcome idea in that these orders have created something resembling a backdoor draft and have hurt morale. But fixing the more fundamental […]

Schools lack in social studies department

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer While I was on a dinner break last week, I went to a fast-food restaurant for a quick bite. Standing in line, I heard a teenager sitting behind me joking with his friends. The teenager was not willing to trade seats with another friend. He said with a laugh, […]

Hearts can be warm even when the winter is cold

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ columnist As I write this morning, the pure white blanket of snow just outside my window keeps pulling my eye away from the computer screen. The snow saw enough sunshine the day before that now a glistening crystal concert of color ripples its way across the surface of the snow blanket. […]

CHS to retire Baskett’s football jersey

CNJ staff Clovis High School has announced that the CHS football jersey of Hank Baskett will be retired during a halftime ceremony at the Wildcats’ District 4-5A basketball game against Carlsbad next Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gym. Baskett, a 2001 CHS grad, recently completed his rookie season in the NFL, helping the Philadelphia Eagles win […]

Monday prep basketball capsules

Boys * It was a quite a night for Clovis Christian coach Randy McBroom. First, he was coaching against his father, Rick, for the first time when the Eagles hosted the Portales junior varsity on Monday night. Then, before the game, he proposed to his girlfriend, Ashley Tanner, in front of the crowd at the […]

CCS flip-flops Thursday games

CNJ staff Clovis Christian has announced that times for its District 4-1A basketball games against House on Thursday will be flip-flopped. Athletic director Greg Darden said the boys’ game will begin at 5 p.m., with the girls’ contest to follow around 6:30 p.m.

Reid paces NMSU golfers

CNJ staff TUCSON, Ariz. — Sophomore transfer Travis Reid, a 2005 Clovis High grad, shot a 2-under-par 69 Monday to lead New Mexico State’s golf team in the first round of the season-opening PING Arizona Intercollegiate. The Aggies shot a first-round team score of 5-over 287 and were 11th in the 16-team field. Playing despite […]

Buffs thump ENMU

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ENMU’s Rece Hampton is trapped along the baseline by West Texas A&M’s Chris Hinz, left, and Kevin Green in Monday night’s Lone Star Conference South Division men’s game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — West Texas A&M’s men never gave Eastern New Mexico University a chance […]

New phase of paying

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Credit, debit and gift cards are changing the way people pay while simultaneously increasing profit margins for businesses. (MCT Illustration) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When the tuition bill rolls around each semester at Eastern New Mexico University, Roma Vivas throws down her Discover card even though she has the money on hand. Several […]

Defendant takes stand in slaying trial

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Homicide defendant Robert Macias took the stand in court Monday, denying any involvement in the shooting death of a 19-year-old city man a little more than a year ago. After brief questioning by defense attorney James Klipstine Jr., District Attorney Matt Chandler grilled the defendant regarding his account of […]

House pulls for better poll turnout

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A pair of House bills alllowing voters to register at the polls may be in for tough debate in the 2007 New Mexico Legislature. One of the bills is sponsored by Mary Helen Garcia, D-Las Cruces, the state representative who carried legislation that switched the state to paper ballots last […]

Vandals strike homes, vehicles

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Dozens of vehicles and several homes in Clovis were riddled with BBs or pellets last weekend, according to the Clovis Police Department. The Department had received 45 reports of criminal damage to vehicles as of Monday, according to Clovis Police spokesperson Lt. Patrick Whitney. The vandalism spree occurred mainly […]

Former city manager named to state post

CNJ Staff Clovis’ Raymond Mondragon was appointed Chairman of the New Mexico Economic Development Partnership on Monday by Gov. Bill Richardson, according to a press release from Richardson’s office. The Partnership works with the New Mexico Economic Development Department to generate economic growth by attracting businesses to the state, the release reads. The public-private nonprofit […]

Special Operations team arriving to Cannon Sunday

CNJ Staff An Air Force Special Operations Command team will arrive Sunday at Cannon Air Force Base to gather information for the imminent transfer of Cannon ownership to AFSOC, according to an AFSOC spokesperson. “Everybody on the team is a subject matter expert who will look at the issues and challenges regarding the base transfer,” […]

Big government biggest enemy for ousted GOP

Freedom Newspapers It has been a long, hard slog, but Republicans in Congress may finally be coming to terms with the primary reason why they enter the 110th Congress as the minority party rather than the majority. To paraphrase Bill Clinton’s electoral guru James Carville, who notably reminded his troops back in 1992 that “It’s […]

Jan. 30, 2007 Business Digest

Commission on Women taking award nominations The New Mexico Commission on Women is accepting applications for the 22nd annual Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women, according to a Commission news release. The award honors extraordinary women who give of themselves to make their communities and New Mexico a better place to live. This year’s […]

December 2006 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in December: • Link Enterprizes Type: Internet Wholesale Owner: Gary Skinner and Beverly Gowing Location: 2916 Harrison Ave. • Lambda Theta Phi Type: Nursery/garden center Owner: Diego Espinoza Location: Seventh and Prince • Philos Media Corp Type: Consultant Owner: Brian Cook Location: 4013 Eagle […]