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 […]