Albuquerque man pleads innocent in Realtor’s slaying

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — A 27-year-old Albuquerque man has pleaded innocent to shooting a well-respected real estate agent in the back of the head and leaving his body in a closet inside a home he was trying to sell. Mario Lucas Chavez entered his plea Friday, the same day family members buried 74-year-old […]

Clovis grad searching for national title

CNJ staff Jason Seefeld is soon to leave for the University of Arizona, where he will be a member of the school’s baseball program. Before he goes, though, the Clovis High graduate is ready to help his summer team, the Lubbock Hubbers, try to win a national championship in the Connie Mack World Series in […]

Seefeld awaiting today’s baseball draft

By Dave Wagner Recent Clovis High graduate Jason Seefeld has a full-ride baseball scholarship to the University of Arizona for next year, but he’ll be keeping an eye on this week’s first-year player draft, which starts today. Seefeld, the Wildcats’ shortstop for most of his high school career and their closer on the mound the […]

Endangered Species Act needs overhaul

What’s the difference between a ferruginous pygmy owl living in Arizona and a ferruginous pygmy owl living just across the border in Sonora, Mexico? And no, south-of-the-border birds do not wear tiny sombreros. If you answered, “nothing,” you’ve just shown more common sense than the geniuses in Washington who wrote and passed the Endangered Species […]

Clovis High’s Seefeld headed for Arizona

By Rick White Warm weather and a coach with a reputation for building championship-caliber programs convinced Clovis senior Jason Seefeld he wanted to play college baseball at the University of Arizona. Seefeld, the District 4-5A player of the year last spring, verbally committed Monday to play for the Wildcats after visiting the Tucson campus over […]

Brasell, Harold

Harold Brasell Services: Have been held. Dr. Harold K. Brasell, 81, of Portales, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at his home. He was born on March 1, 1922, in Fort Sumner, to Dora and Dr. Hugh T. Brasell. He grew up in Portales where his father was local physician and surgeon. He was active in […]