Campers learn through doing

CNJ staff photo: Emily Crowe


Students attending Camp Invention Wednesday at Zia Elementary School use everyday items to solve problems.

By Emily Crowe: CNJ staff writer A small group of third-graders spent their Wednesday morning brainstorming ways to get rid of trash in Honduras. Another group tried to figure out how to fix overpopulation issues in Singapore. It’s all part of Camp Invention, a week-long summer enrichment program held at Zia Elementary School, which is […]

Seeking a place in history

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Baird
Mike and Barbie Smith of Albuquerque shop
Tuesday on Main Street. They were in Clovis
because Mike was on a business trip. Barbie said
she purchased a few antiques and trinkets

By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com A portion of downtown Clovis, including the railroad tracks along First Street, could be placed on the State Register of Cultural Properties. A public meeting of the Cultural Properties Review Committee will be held 1 p.m. June 21 in Santa Fe. According to a release from the state […]

Child abuser faces long prison term

Vargas Sr.
Faces 72 years in prison

A 40-year-old Clovis man charged with using a taser on his foster children was found guilty Tuesday of 24 felony counts of child abuse, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Michael Vargas Sr. faces up to up to 72 years in prison, Chandler said. Chandler said in October 2010 two children reported to a social […]

Escaped inmate recaptured

By Emily Crowe CNJ staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com A Curry County jail inmate who escaped custody during a court appearance on Tuesday has been recaptured. Police Chief Steve Sanders said Ruben Hernandez was arrested “without incident” about 12:30 this morning at a residence in the 300 block of Delores Dive, near the intersection of Brady Avenue […]