March 27, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: Crime 360. Where: A&E When: 8 p.m. What it’s about: A bullet-ridden body is found on the porch, with few clues except for a broken cell phone.

Bahama Bucks on the way

Gary and Jaccie Kraner e-mailed to ask about construction next to Pizza Hut on Prince Street.

Clovis fan speaks out

Clovis newcomer Clair Zarges wants to know “Are there any real Clovis fans out there?”

No, she’s not lost

Glenda Price never gets lost. Sometimes she receives a “tour bonus.”

We’re not lost — it’s a tour bonus

Glenda Price Glenda Price Sometimes in my work I have to travel. This is not down-the-highway driving. The interviewee’s instructions usually go something like this: “Get on highway such-and-such for so many miles and get off at exit number so-and-so, go “x” number of miles west and then turn south after the fourth cattle guard […]

Hounds rally for win at Highlands

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — It had been a while since the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team managed to beat New Mexico Highlands, and on Wednesday it looked like more of the same. The Cowboys jumped out to a 6-0 lead through two innings, but the Greyhounds got three RBIs each from Seth […]

Girls head for Hoop Shoot super-regional

CNJ staff Two local girls have come through three rounds of the Elks-sponsored Hoop Shoot free throw contest and are headed to the Dallas area this weekend for super-regional competition. Niki Cordova, a 13-year-old student at Yucca Middle School, is competing in the girls age 12-13 division while 11-year-old Carrie Sharp, a student at Bella […]

Grady gas station gone

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Red Rock Oil Co. on Monday removed its fuel pumps in Grady, leaving the northern Curry County village without a fueling station. The nearest place to buy fuel is San Jon or Clovis, more than 30 miles away. Red Rock Oil owner Darrell Cook said he reluctantly shut operations […]

Custodians get chance to catch up on odd jobs during Spring Break

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo John Potock, 31, has worked as a custodial with Clovis Municipal School for about two years. Spring break gives Potock the chance to buff the floors in the home economics and other rooms in the school that are usually too busy to be buffed. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer […]

No, best burger is at …

Responses to a request for the best burger in the region continue to roll in.

Proposal would stop cars from left turns off Commerce

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Vehicles turn left from Commerce Street onto Prince Street Wednesday afternoon. A proposal would extend a median to stop cross traffic from Commerce. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A discussion about repairing the traffic lights at 21st and Prince streets turned into a debate on possible solutions to traffic […]

Privacy wanes in the hands of government

It may be that the instances the State Department has admitted to -– of breaching the privacy of the passport files of presidential candidates Barack Obama, John McCain and Hillary Clinton –- were an essentially innocent case of imprudent curiosity. It is worth remembering, however, that in 1992, when then-candidate Bill Clinton’s passport file was […]

Water authority agrees on grant proposals

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer MELROSE — The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority took steps to secure funding before an April trip to Washington, D.C., to seek authorization for its primary purpose

March 27, 2008 Education Digest

CHS students picked for summer program Two Clovis High School students were selected to participate in the Golden Apple Institute Program. Ana Olivas and Rosa Rosas were selected out of 80 interviewees for the program. The program prepares future teachers. The institute will be held in Albuquerque at the University of New Mexico from June […]

March 27, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1:30 p.m. Saturday, an officer responded to the emergency room for a stabbing victim. A man said he was attacked when he went to help his younger brother who said he was having trouble with some guys. The man said he […]

Area housing trend reversed

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MCT graphic Staff and wire reports Clovis and Portales and the surrounding areas are seeing a somewhat different trend than the nation in the housing market. The number of houses sold is down for the first three months of this year compared to 2007 — but the average price is up, according to Skip Overdier, […]

Bank bailouts deserve attention

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Columnist No witty intro necessary. Here are three matters I don’t think are getting enough attention: – Hillary Clinton has very little chance of winning this Democratic nomination. Her own people have given the former First Lady less than a 10 percent chance of getting the 2,024 delegates needed. By CNN’s […]

EPCOG director cleared in investigation

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The head of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments has been cleared in an internal investigation and recently returned to his duties, according to organization officials. EPCOG Executive Director Lee Tillman was placed on unpaid leave about two weeks ago while the investigation was conducted, EPCOG Executive Board Chairman […]

Protecting U.S. jobs has costly ramifications

Freedom New Mexico Government has a few things it is charged with doing for the people. One of those essential duties is defense of the nation and its interests abroad. To do that, especially on the scale we’ve done since World War II, requires massive amounts of equipment: from computers and rifles to bombers and […]

Best bet for a burger is …

Editor David Stevens asked readers to recommend the best place to get a hamburger around here.