Competition won’t hurt rodeo

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CNJ file photo Sean Higgins of Socorro rides a bull during the 2006 version of the Pioneer Days Rodeo at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. This year’s event begins Thursday. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent

Portales to honor a veteran

The city of Portales will honor Joe Blair for his service to the community at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Memorial Building.

2008 Pioneer Days schedule

Monday 6 p.m. — Little Buckaroo Rodeo: Horse events (13 and under), rodeo clown/bullfighter event, calf roping (13 and under), dummy roping (13 and under) Tuesday5 p.m. — Cowboy Church, followed my Little Buckaroo Rodeo foot events WednesdayNoon — Rodeo Barbecue Kick-Off at Bender Dodge.6 p.m. — Meet and greet Miss Rodeo America 2008 and […]

Unsolved cases focus of crime unit

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson The case of Ernestine “Tina” Servantez has gone unsolved for more than 35 years. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer While investigations may stall or go stale, the Major Crimes Unit is working to ensure unsolved homicide cases never truly go cold, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. At the […]

Community keeps it cool

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CNJ staff photo: Keely McDowell The Dubose sisters Mindi, 10, at left, and Kandice, 7, cool each other down at the O.G. Potter Memorial Park Pool on Saturday. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer With the temperature rising to 95 degrees Saturday, Clovis residents are finding ways to stay cool. Sonic Drive In on Prince […]

Letters to the Editor: Religious beliefs at heart of issue

Letters to the Editor: Religious beliefs at heart of issue

Editor’s note: All of these letters have been edited for space considerations. They reference photos of gay couples in the Clovis High School yearbook. Injustice done to those depicted My emotions are doubtless founded in my Christian roots. But Scriptural argument is meaningless to those who do not accept the Holy Bible as the infallible […]

Newly elected leader may stir up change

Freedom New Mexico The latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency indicates that while there is still no solid evidence that Iran is actively developing nuclear weapons, the possibility is still “a matter of serious concern.” The reason is Iran is still playing cat-and-mouse with the IAEA in ways that cannot help but arouse […]

Clovis native co-founder of Pixar studio

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Courtesy photo Alvy Ray Smith credits his high school teachers for inspiring him in art and math. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Before Alvy Ray Smith co-founded one of the most successful animation studios in the country, he was thought of as a brilliant and funny Clovis High School student. Smith is one of […]

June 1, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:

Candidate Profiles: State Senate District 7

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 7 State Senate candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3.

Candidate Profiles: State Senate District 27

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 27 Senate candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3. Name: Stuart Ingle Age: 60 Occupation: Farmer and rancher Office: Senate District 27 Party affiliation: Republican Elected offices held: Current District […]

Candidate Profiles: State Senate District 42

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 42 State Senate candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3, the general election Nov. 4. Name: Gay G. Kernan Age: 60 Occupation: Educator and small business owner Running for: State […]

Candidate Profiles: State Representative, District 63

Editor’s Note: The Clovis News-Journal invited candidates for the New Mexico House of Representatives District 63 seat to answer the following questions. Candidates were limited to 300-word answers. Name: Matt RushAge: 34Occupation: Farming/RanchingRunning for: House of Representatives District 63Party affiliation: Republican.Elected offices held: American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, Board of Directors; President, Roosevelt County […]

Candidate Profiles: State Representative, District 64

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 64 State Representative candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3. Name: Anna Crook Age: Did not disclose. Occupation: Property manager, former fashion consultant. Running for: State Representative, District 64. Party […]

Candidate Profiles: State Representative, District 67

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 67 state representative candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3. Name: Craig L. Cosner Age: 59 Occupation: Retired banker (35 years) Party affiliation: Democrat Elected offices held: None. Gubernatorial appointment […]

Candidate Profiles: County Treasurer

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked county clerk candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3.

Candidate Profiles: County Clerk

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked county clerk candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3. Coni Jo Lyman Age: 52 Occupation: Local government Previous elected office: County clerk, 199l-2001 What is the most important job of the […]

Candidate Profiles: County Commission District 5

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 5 Curry County Commission candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3. Charles H. Guthals Party affiliation: Republican Age: 71 Occupation: Business owner. Previously elected offices: CCC Board of Trustees, Clovis […]

Candidate Profiles: County Commission District 2

Editor’s note: The CNJ sent out a questionnaire to candidates running for county positions up for election. Candidates had a 300 word-limit for each question and their responses are published as submitted. Alan Glen Sumrall Age: 58 Occupation: Farmer/Rancher Previous elected offices: 9 years Curry County Fair Board; 2 terms Grady School Board; elected twice […]