Peacock eggs shattered by Hillcrest Zoo patrons

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CNJ Staff Photo: Sharna Johnson Mother peacocks herd a community brood of young Monday at the Hillcrest Zoo. Zoo officials said a select few of the birds are allowed to hatch young in an effort to control the bird’s population numbers at the park. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Teen visitors disturbed a peacock nest […]

Business Feature: Burger King making comeback

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Burger King, located on Prince Street, is scheduled to reopen in September. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents will be able to have it their way again in September. Three years after it closed, the Burger King on Prince Street will reopen. Work on the property started last […]

Business Digest: Portales woman attends conference

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Jacquelyn Madrid of Portales attended the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual conference in Reno, Nev., according to an AAFCS news release. Madrid served as a senator from New Mexico and represented the New Mexico affiliate, of which she is the president, at the business meeting of […]

It’s their business: Samon’s Do-It-Yourself Center

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Samon’s Do-It-Yourself Center Location: 108 N. Sycamore St. What they do: Sell products for do-it-yourselfers, including appliances, plumbing, electrical, cabinets, lighting, toilets, tubs and showers, and heating and air-conditioning equipment. Who’s in charge: Leroy Romero is the manager. Employees: Six plus the manager. How long in business: since […]

China’s treatment of media setting country back

By Freedom Newspapers Just now the Chinese government is focused on U.S. media, claiming they (we) have exaggerated the extent to which Chinese food products are tainted in the wake of all those dogs and cats dying horrible deaths a few weeks ago. This aggressive defense of Chinese quality standards is considered important not only […]

Area teams fall in state LL openers

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Zia League All-Stars got off to a slow start Saturday and couldn’t recover in a 13-3 loss to Los Alamos in the first-round of the double-elimination state Little League 11-12 tournament. Zia returns to action in an 11:30 a.m. elimination game today. Joe Shelley accounted for all the scoring […]

HPJRA Finals comes to end

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sterling Smith of Post, Texas, zeroes in on his target during Saturday’s short-go in the 16-19 calf roping competition in the HPJRA Finals at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Smith finished first in the short-go competition with a time of 8.67 seconds. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Figuring out the […]

Centennial banquet held on rails

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Leo Delaloye, a BNSF Railway chef, prepares a cheese tray Friday in the railway’s Red River car. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer It’s been an adventurous month for Leo Delaloye, a chef with 17 years experience from Kansas. He has spent his time cooking in a kitchen zooming by […]

Parents must answer for students’ absences

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Assistant District Attorney Ben Cross examines a truancy file on a local junior high school. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers It will take five unexcused absences to get Junior on the radar. Ten will have Mom and Dad meeting with Assistant District Attorney Ben Cross and others in law enforcement. […]

Manager: ‘Harry Potter’ flying off shelves

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Gutierrez Denise Adams of Clovis looks at a copy of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” for her grandson, Bryan McCormick. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Between 250 and 300 people waited at Hastings in Clovis until the clock struck one minute past midnight Saturday to buy “Harry Potter and […]

Suspect found in AC structure

CNJ Staff A 40-year-old Clovis man is in jail, accused of burglary, after police caught him hiding up inside an old air conditioning structure Monday night, police reports said. Martin Garza is being held on an $11,000 bond, according to jail officials. He is charged with commercial burglary, possession of burglary tools and evading and […]

Letters to the Editor: Female ordination against Scripture

Regarding “Women of the Cloth,” (July 13 CNJ): Mary Magdalene was at Christ’s crucifixion, his open tomb and first to witness the risen Jesus. And Jesus sent her to his disciples. She’s fascinating as are many women of the Bible. Alvin Schmidt’s “How Christianity Changed the World,” explains how Judeo-Christianity revolutionized equality of both genders […]

Reviews didn’t wrong Rowling or Scholastic

By Freedom Newspapers There was no magic in the way two American newspapers obtained copies of the long-awaited, final installment of the Harry Potter series before its official release early Saturday morning. But there are questions of ethics involving the “embargoed” book, the early reviews those newspapers chose to publish and the amount of advance […]

Stout to coach Lady Rams

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Courtesy photo Clay Stout, who helped coach Texico to the Class 2A state championship in March after leading the Sudan girls program the previous nine years, has been named Portales’ new girls basketball coach. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Less than a month after the resignation of longtime coach Brenda Gomez, the Portales […]

HPJRA FINALS: Quick start helps Tularosa competitor

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers The first one out of the chute may be the victim of some nerves, but there are advantages to that, too. On Friday afternoon, Tularosa’s Lon Danley was the first to go in the 9-12 steer riding competition. Danley had one thing in mind as his steer, with him aboard, […]

Harry situation

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Orion Garcia, 9, dressed as Harry Potter Friday for the midnight release party of the final Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” at Hastings in Clovis. Orion’s father, Fernando Garcia, a Hastings manager, brought two pythons. By Tony Gutierrez and Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Local bookstores threw […]

Clovis teen charged with shooting

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis grand jury indicted a Clovis teen Friday on charges of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of his mother’s boyfriend. District Attorney Matt Chandler said Albert Ramirez, 18, is also charged with three counts of tampering with evidence. Eladio Robledo died at Plains Regional Medical […]

Community thinkers make world go round

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Professor Castillo bore a resemblance, perhaps intentionally fostered, to those old pictures one sees of Pancho Villa. Since the complexities and nuances of the Pancho Villa story, and indeed the entire Mexican Revolution, are largely telescoped in western Pennsylvania to a few broad brushstrokes, this tended to put people in a […]

Two men killed in grain elevator accident

By Don McAlvy: Columnist In 1950 I graduated from Clovis High School. In the middle of July that year, after plowing wheat stubble, I came into town and I saw the bold headlines on the left front side of the Clovis News Journal of Friday, July 14, 1950. It said “Two Killed In 133-Foot Fall.” […]

Rejection painful regardless of age

By Anita Doberman: Columnist It’s hard to accept rejections. For children, first rejections are even more painful because they become aware that the outside world can be a tough place, and they may not get what they want when they want it. It also shows them that mommy or daddy can’t make it better. This […]