Thomas pleads guilty to open container violation

CNJ staff Clovis’ City Manager Joe Thomas has pleaded guilty to an open container violation and prosecutors have dropped a more serious charge of driving under the influence, court records show. District Attorney Ronald Reeves was not available Thursday to comment on why the state dropped the DUI allegation, a staff member from Reeves’ office […]

Co-defendant breaks plea agreement

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Dr. Ross Reichard of the Office of the Medical Examiner points where a bullet entered the head of Carlos Perez while giving testimony Thursday in Portales. By Karl Terry and Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A co-defendant in a first-degree murder case backed out on his deal to testify Thursday […]

Buffaloes rout Hounds on soccer field

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CnJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks West Texas goaltender Shane Taylor grabs a shot despite the attempt at a header by Greyhound forward Keith Vargas in Wednesday’s game in Portales. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo knows his team can compete with the West Texas A&M Buffaloes on […]

Oct. 4, 1933

The Clovis Evening News-Journal reported the New York Giants took the opener of the World Series against the Washington Senators. … Diamond brooches ranging in price from $30 to $15 could be purchased at May Bros. Jewelry at 320 Main St. … The Clovis Evening News-Journal invited Clovis baseball fans to join them at their […]

Oct. 3, 1951

Ralph Wright, Assistant Secretary of Labor, Washington D.C., was expected to make a speech at the 28th annual Convention of the New Mexico State Federation of Labor at the Hotel Clovis. … Coffey Texaco Service, located at 700 W. Seventh St., advised readers to “winterize” their cars in a Clovis News-Journal advertisement. … A three-room […]

Oct. 2, 1983

The Clovis News-Journal reported the song “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler was the No. 1 single on Billboard’s Hot Record Hits. … Roden-Smith advertised that it sold Hello Kitty accessory items. … Ted Hare was named as president of the Clovis Board of Realtors at the Board of Realtor’s annual banquet.

Oct. 1, 1940

A call for volunteers to aid in the registration of all young men between the ages of 21 and 35 in compliance with the Selective Service Act was issued by County Clerk Claude Gamble. … The Girl Scouts of Troop Four celebrated their third anniversary at the Methodist Church, with singing and folk dancing. … […]

Sept. 27 Education Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of school-related incidents in which area law enforcement responded: Around noon Sept. 13 an officer responded to a fight in the Clovis High School cafeteria. The boys told the officer they exchanged words and began fighting. Each said the other started the fight. The case is open, pending […]

Education Digest: Lockwood scores earn $6,000 grant

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Lockwood Elementary will receive a $6,000 New Mexico Department of Public Education grant for showing an improvement in math and reading proficiency, according to a press release from Secretary of Education Veronica Garcia. The Department of Public Education awarded about $1.5 million to 89 schools that showed reading and […]

Education Feature: Former student returns to class

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Maria Teresa Juarez was awarded a two-year scholarship at CCC. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Books brought Maria Teresa Juarez back to nursing school. The 31-year-old dropped out of college when she got pregnant with her first child. In the 10 years that followed she had two more children […]

Chile’s heat can be hard to handle

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The smell of green chiles roasting — ahh, it’s in the air now. I was walking by a Clovis supermarket the other day and had a whiff of those chiles turning round and round over an open flame. It’s one of my favorite New Mexico aromas along with pinon smoke […]

High school seniors hot commodities

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers No one has come right out and said it, but I know my daughter is a commodity right now. An economic good. A product. Something of value. Maybe even a commission to someone. My daughter Laura is a high school senior this year and Uncle Sam is just one of […]

Television stations shouldn’t live in fear of FCC

By Freedom New Mexico Who knew? Turns out World War II was the profanity-free war. It resulted in tens of millions of deaths worldwide but not a single bad word was uttered. Of course, that’s not really the case. But one might get that impression from watching “The War,” an otherwise riveting, 15-hour documentary from […]

Iranian leader’s visit testament to U.S.’ freedom

By Freedom New Mexico It’s easy to understand the large protests that greeted Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s long-anticipated speech Monday at Columbia University, less easy to understand those who tried to stop the event or who even want to punish Columbia for holding it. The New York Sun reported on efforts by the Democratic state […]

Thomas may not face DUI charge

CNJ Staff Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas may face only a misdemeanor open-container charge following his Aug. 3 arrest in Quay County. “It’s my understanding that will be the case,” Clovis Mayor David Lansford said Wednesday night. State Police Lt. Rick Anglada said prosecutors told one of his colleagues more serious allegations of driving under […]

Victim’s brother recalls shooting

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Defendants Demetrio Salas, left, and David Griego, center, listen to testimony along with Griego’s defense attorney Roger Bargas Wednesday at Roosevelt County Courthouse. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Ruben Perez described to a Roosevelt County jury how he held his little brother and tried to stop the […]

Greyhounds to be web-cast Saturday

CNJ Staff Eastern New Mexico University’s Lone Star Conference South Division football opener at Abilene Christian on Saturday is scheduled to be webcast on the CSTV/Division II website. The Greyhounds are off to a 4-0 start while the Wildcats, preseason South Division favorites, are ranked No. 17 in NCAA Division II and stand 3-1. This […]

Tractor-trailer rollover

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A tractor-trailer hauling diesel fuel rolled over Tuesday on Curry Road O. The driver was not injured, according to emergency officials on site. Officials said they would not know if any fuel leaked until they set the trailer upright. The driver said the back tires of the trailer went off […]

High schoolers attend CCC

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer More Clovis High School students are getting a feel of college life this school year. Deputy Superintendent Ladona Clayton told the Clovis Board of Education Tuesday 370 Clovis High students are getting college credits from Clovis Community College through a new dual credit program. Clovis Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm […]

Clovis High commencement date changed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Graduating Clovis High School athletes won’t have to decide between playing for a state championship or attending their commencement ceremony. Clovis Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm announced during Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting that graduation is now scheduled for 2 p.m. May 18. Seidenwurm said the New Mexico Activities Association […]