Cats seek potent offense

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Senior running back Manuel Robles, left, and senior quarterback Jordan Mendoza are key returning players on offense as the Clovis High Wildcats prepare to open the 2007 season next week. By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Manuel Robles smiles. He swears he’s going to adapt his sledgehammer running style and […]

Booming local job market expected in near future

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Darvin Lamm, facility manager at AquaRanch, said preparations for constructing the fish farm are under way. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer As Illinois-based AquaRanch Industries waits for state approval to raise tilapia, a fish from the Nile River region sold for food, some construction for the fish farm has already started, officials say. Facility […]

Dreaming big

Compiled by CNJ administrative assistant Dianna Hernandez With Saturday’s jackpot for the New Mexico Lottery Powerball at $300 million, the Clovis News Journal asked some local people what they would do with a prize that size. See page 2B for lottery numbers. Melissa Collaso, a home health provider, said she would: Pay off all debts […]

Local Roundup: Men face attempted robbery charges

CNJ Staff Men face attempted robbery charges Two Clovis men are in jail on charges of auto burglary, attempted robbery and assault after being chased from a car early Thursday at gunpoint by the car’s owner, according to court records. Joshua Garcia, 28, and Eugene Bonney, 29, are each being held on $11,000 bond, jail […]

Aug. 26 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 1 a.m. Aug. 19 an officer responded to the hospital emergency room for a battery victim. A woman told the officer her 14-year-old son had been beaten up at the fair by a boy who […]

Letters to the Editor: Driver’s licenses should be exclusive

Wednesday’s CNJ report on foreign national driver’s licenses begs a few comments. Driver’s licenses are the closest the United States has to national identification and here we are in New Mexico providing them to undocumented immigrants. We are already giving away our tax dollars in education, medical expenses and welfare to these individuals and now […]

Food handouts harm economy in U.S., abroad

By Freedom Newspapers Even as many Americans continue to clamor that government hand just about everything into our waiting palms, elsewhere more people and groups are recognizing how vital free markets are to international development. The international humanitarian relief group CARE recently rejected a shipment from the U.S. government of some $46 million worth of […]

Pilot flying new plane when it crashed

By Thomas Garcia Jeffery Lane, 57, who died Aug. 15 in a plane crash near Mosquero, had only been in possession of his new airplane for six days. Lane, who was piloting the plane, and passenger Ryan Hartley, 34, of Roy died in the crash that is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board. […]

Zias drop first two matches

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team got off to a rocky start under first-year coach Kim Falkenhagen Friday, losing twice in three games each on the first day of West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. ENMU lost to Incarnate Word 30-19, 30-28, 30-23 in its first match before bowing […]

Senator pressured to support renewable energy standards

By Susan Montoya Bryan ALBUQUERQUE — The message seems simple, and it’s hard to miss when plastered on a large yellow billboard along one of New Mexico’s busiest interstates. “Senator Domenici: Don’t Dim Our Future! Support Renewable Energy.” The billboard — along with radio ads, bumper stickers and yard signs — is part of a […]

K-9s show skills

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Freedom Newspapers: Mickey Winfield Rizzo, a 7-seven-year-old golden retriever, competes as a member of Clovis/Portales Kennel Club. By Mickey Winfield While cows were tied up just yards away, several Portales and Clovis canines had free run of green grass and challenging obstacles with the Clovis/Portales Kennel Club on Friday at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Dee […]

Zias absorb two defeats in tourney

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team got off to a rocky start under first-year coach Kim Falkenhagen Friday, losing twice in three games each on the first day of West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. ENMU lost to Incarnate Word 30-19, 30-28, 30-23 in its first match before bowing […]

Lady Cats drop opener in shootout

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Las Vegas Robertson beat Clovis 1-0 in shootout in a girls soccer during a first-round game Friday in the Artesia Tournament. The Lady Wildcats held a lopsided 21-6 edge in shots on goal in its first game of the season, but were unable to find the net in regulation play and […]

Lady Wolverines, Vixens prepare to defend crowns

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Senior Brooke Bailey passes the ball to a teammate during Texico volleyball practice on Friday. The Lady Wolverines are preparing to defend the Class 2A state championship they won last November. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The last time a group of athletes like this came through, Texico volleyball coach […]

Hounds hoping WT transfer will provide lift

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Third-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo will lead the Greyhounds into their 2007 season opener tonight against Bacone College in Muskogee, Okla. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — As a freshman at West Texas A&M in 2004, Jeremy Hibbler suffered through a 2-8 season. The […]

Tragedy teaches lessons

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Families whose loved ones are in professions where there is a concrete possibility of losing their lives expect those in charge to live up to their responsibilities and do their best to ensure the safety of their employees, be it military personnel – active duty, retired, veterans — police officers, firefighters, […]

Newspapers have lengthy legacy

By Don McAlvy: Columnist Newspapers are the lifeblood of any community. Like the many communities that once existed in East-Central New Mexico and have faded away, so have newspapers faded away. Would you believe that in Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties 62 newspapers once existed? In the early days the local paper was perhaps the […]

8-26 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — yogurt, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — pig in a blanket, tasty tater tots, carrots with ranch dressing, applesauce and milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — English muffin with egg and cheese, juice and milk. Lunch — chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas, roll, oatmeal cookie and milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — […]

8-26 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities. Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities; 1 – 3 p.m. – […]

8-26 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Art of New Mexico: How the West Is One by Joseph Traugott was given by the faculty and staff of the West College of Education in memory of Ruth Gore. Some 225 selected works demonstrate the extent to which Native American, Hispanic and European-American […]