Religion digest – May 4

Relatives to pray for woman's return Relatives and friends of Kathy Lawson-Arredondo will gather at 8:30 p.m. May 11 at the Prince Street Baptist Church, 421 Prince St. to pray for her return to Clovis. Cell phones will be used instead of candles to honor Arredondo. Arredondo was reported missing Feb. 11 in Houston, according […]

Vehicle leak slows Cannon traffic

The Portales gate of Cannon Air Force Base on New Mexico Highway 467 was closed shortly before 10 a.m. today due to a substance found leaking from a vehicle, according to a press release on the Cannon website. CAFB and Curry County emergency personnel responded to the scene and are investigating. A 4,000-foot cordon has […]

Friday morning briefing: Cleaning up, free acting advice and Charlie Brown’s father

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. Cleanup time Clovis' annual Great American Cleanup picks up starting 8 a.m. Saturday at Parks and Recreation headquarters, 500 Sycamore St. A spokesman says they need lots of volunteers for the all-day affair. Info: 769-7870 Free acting advice It's happening now. Eastern New Mexico University's Department of […]

Letters to the editor: America’s values are tarnished

Recently I received the following email: "I am still praying for I believe it will be the end of America as we know it if Obama gets re-elected." In response I wrote: America as we have known it is already a thing of the past. We now have: Open contempt for the U.S. Constitution in […]

Slam lifts Wolverines

TEXICO — In a game which featured many possible twists and turns, D.J. Griego delivered the big one Wednesday with one swing of his bat. CMI photo: Tony BullocksTexico junior D.J. Griego is greeted at third base by coach Ty Thatcher on his third-inning grand slam during Wednesday's Class 2A state round-of-16 game against Estancia […]

Editorial: Plenty of blame to go around at Portales PD

Portales Mayor Sharon King sees a review of the Portales Police Department as a "positive thing." Police Chief Jeff Gill contends, "The only issue I've found in this deal was that there was old evidence that needed to be destroyed and wasn't." We don't believe that is a true or complete assessment unless they were […]

CHS tandem wins

ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High senior Alek Mendoza and sophomore Meera Shah defeated Tessa Hunt and Sarah Wirtz of Cibola on Wednesday in the first round of Class 5A state girls doubles at the Jerry Cline Tennis Complex. No scores were available at press time. Shah and Mendoza face top-seeded Diamond Morrill and Eliana Garcia of […]

Ticket feature: Mariachi Mystery Tour new take on Beatles

For its final act of the 2011-12 Cultural Arts Series, Clovis Community College is presenting an altogether different view of four musicians from "Yesterday." Courtesy photo The Mariachi Mystery Tour, a musical arrangement of Beatles music performed in Mariachi band stylings, is the final showing for the 2011-12 season of the Clovis Community College Cultural […]

Class profiles: Melrose High School

Melrose High School made history this year, when Kendra Jacobs and Misha Riley received Pursuing Victory with Honor scholarships. It was the first time in New Mexico Activities Association scholarship history that two recipients were chosen from the same school. The scholarship is awarded to athletes and students involved in school and community activities. Melrose […]

Education feature: Student overcomes addiction, incarceration to continue education

Misty Maldonado has gone from being addicted to heroin and cocaine for 10 years and being incarcerated for more than two to earning straight A's at Clovis Community College. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Misty Maldonado of Clovis studies a textbook Tuesday. Maldonado is studying emergency medical services at Clovis Community College. Maldonado, 32, spoke […]