County officers rev up new engines

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson The Curry County Sheriff’s department debuted one of its four new police-edition Dodge Chargers Wednesday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Sheriff’s department placed the first of four new police-edition Dodge Chargers into action on county roads Wednesday, sporting the department’s new color scheme and low-profile light […]

County commissioners ask state for $24 million

CNJ Staff Curry County Commissioners will ask the state for about $24 million for infrastructure and capital improvement projects. County commissioners approved in a special meeting Wednesday the capital improvement plan for 2009 to 2013 fiscal years. Commissioners met in a work session Monday to prioritize items on the plan, according to county finance director […]

Education Digest: Team attending teaching forum

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor A team from Fort Sumner High School was one of 22 teams selected to participate in the Microsoft Innovative Teaching Forum Sept. 27-28 in Redmond, Wash., according to a Fort Sumner news release. Fort Sumner’s El Zorro Ink desktop publishing project was selected as one of the top collaborative […]

Roswell outlasts Lady Cats

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Chantele Riddle had nine kills and was credited with 16 blocks Tuesday night as defending Class 4A state volleyball champion Roswell High defeated Clovis High 25-22, 25-15, 22-25, 25-18. The Lady Coyotes (1-1) bounced back from a season-opening loss to Ruidoso against the Lady Wildcats, who were playing their opening match […]

Attorney general replacements offer little hope

By Freedom Newspapers The surprise resignation — what took him so long? — of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales suggests a curious pattern in the Bush administration. A Cabinet official is seriously criticized, for reasons good and bad, and defends himself poorly. Calls proliferate for resignation or impeachment or prosecution/torture/execution, but the president stands by his […]

Cowgirls post win over Zias

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands rallied from a seven-point deficit to win a decisive third game Tuesday night and the Cowgirls went on to a 30-26, 20-30, 34-32, 30-15 over Eastern New Mexico University. Junior outside hitter Ashley Murray had 20 kills and senior outside hitter Jasmine Morris added 19 for […]

Cats turn back NMMI

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White New Mexico Military Institute’s Robin Ritz skies for a header. Clovis scored six goals in a second half of 7-2 win at Yucca Soccer Complex. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Scoring opportunities were there early on for the Clovis High boys soccer team. In the second half, the Wildcats […]

Prince Lounge closing

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Bartender Linda Kelm serves drinks at the Prince Lounge. Owner Kit Pettigrew opened the bar in 1965. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer With money he said he earned gambling, Kit Pettigrew bought one of 12 liquor licenses available in Clovis and opened a bar. More than four decades later, […]

Military Feature: Clovis officer changing uniforms

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Police Officer David Wetmore is preparing to deploy to Iraq with the Air National Guard. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police officer David Wetmore will trade the halls of Yucca Junior High for the deserts of Iraq this fall. An Air National Guard technical sergeant and a […]

School shopping can be juggling act

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer I love to shop. However, I don’t enjoy shopping when back-to-school time rolls around. Mile-long school supply lists and a son who refuses to wear anything other than black does not equal a good time. This year, I chose to drag my children to the mall the weekend before […]