Disc golf offers alternative to traditional game

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Staff photo: Gabriel Monte Gilbert Lucero, 48, of Clovis makes a putt on the last hole of the course Saturday during a tournament at the Ned Houk Park disc golf course. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A sign at Ned Houk Park points out that a disc golf course exists on the easternmost part of [...]

Day full of dairy

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Angelica Martinez, 6, tries to rope a plastic calf Saturday at a calf-roping booth at the second annual DairyFest held by the United Dairy Women at the Clovis Civic Center. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Angelica Martinez aimed her lasso carefully before throwing it this time. The 6-year-old’s family [...]

Hotel Clovis plans give officials hope

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CNJ file photo Jonathan Reed and Associates proposed a $10 million plan to turn the Hotel Clovis into housing units. By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor City officials say they are watching with interest a $10 million plan by an Albuquerque developer to convert the Hotel Clovis into housing units. They’ve seen similar ideas evaporate [...]

Hotel Clovis fund-raiser founded

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Fund-raising efforts are already under way for redevelopment of the Hotel Clovis. “We want the public to realize there is a possible project out there and to garner their support,” Clovis MainStreet Executive Director Robyne Beaubien said of the plan developed by Jonathan Reed and Associates to convert the [...]

Summer reading continues

CNJ staff The summer reading program at the Clovis-Carver Public Library has reached the halfway point and is a rousing success, according to organizer Krissie Carter. “It’s been going wonderfully,” Carter said of the two-month program that concludes at the end of July. Thursday’s children’s programs have been drawing crowds of around 100 children and [...]

Sex offender captured in Texas

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers A convicted Roosevelt County sex offender was captured last week in Texas after he was profiled on the TV show “America’s Most Wanted,” according to Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker. Raymond Gates, 48, was arrested on outstanding warrants from Roosevelt and Curry counties. He is charged with failure to comply [...]

Cops and Courts: Burglar takes family’s Chihuahua puppy

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police are seeking information on a May burglary where a family pet was taken, according to a press release. Around 1 p.m. May 22 several items were taken from a residence near Sandia Elementary School. Also taken was 6-month-old Daisy, a 5-pound, tricolor Chihuahua puppy. The family is offering [...]

Letters to the Editor: Non-English speakers still contribute

In answer to comments made by Glenda Bly (“Richardson’s Spanish debate angers American voter”) in last Sunday’s CNJ, I would like to tell a story about my grandparents. Guadalupe and Ignacita Martinez (both American citizens), were born and raised here in New Mexico. My grandmother was deaf and my grandfather was seriously hearing impaired, but [...]

$54 million pants lawsuit abuses judicial system

By Freedom Newspapers Washington, D.C., administrative law judge Roy Pearson last week lost his $54 million case against his drycleaners for losing a pair of his pants. Fifty-four million dollars. Over a pair of pants. Thankfully, he lost the case, but why was such an absurd lawsuit even allowed to get that far? Not surprisingly, [...]

Elida centennial set

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers After months of preparation, the town of Elida is set to mark its 100th anniversary this weekend with a variety of events. “You can’t believe how many people have worked on this,” committee member Red Halliday said of the volunteers who prepared for the celebration. The all-school reunion will begin [...]