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: