Education column: Weather station expands horizons

Things were hopping last Friday out at Ranchvale Elementary; aside from the wind and rain, that is. Steve Kersh, chief meteorologist from the KVII channel 7 news team arrived in Clovis to set up a SchoolNet Weather Station at Ranchvale that will be tied into the Channel 7 (Amarillo) TV weather network. Tied to a […]

McGee: Stranger’s kindness met with caution

Grant McGee Too many campfire tales, scary movies and news stories have taken a toll on how I respond to helpful strangers. I realized this on our recent trip to the American Southland. If you remember we arrived at my brother’s house in south Florida. While he and his wife were out of town they […]

None injured in mobile home fire

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis firemen put out flames Wednesday on a mobile home that caught fire on Connie Lane. Richard Hausmann, who lived in the home, said he was away shopping for a get well card and gift for his girlfriend and learned of the fire on returning home. CNJ staff No one […]

Herding Squirrels: The future has arrived

Traci Arbios We were sitting on the couch; more to the point, I was sitting, he was in my arms, my newborn son. Little mittens on his hands, tiny hat on his head; he was warm and cuddly and I sat staring, absorbing every detail of his sweet, pink face. His eyebrows were mere wisps. […]

Police blotter — July 10

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 a.m. June 26 an officer responded to the 200 block of Axtell Street for a report of an injured subject. When the officer arrived, he spoke to a man who was being treated for a large wound on his left […]

Military digest —

Elliott Candace Elliott, daughter of Robert and Julie Elliott, arrived at Fort Jackson, S.C. on May 9, to begin the first phase of her nine weeks of Army Basic Combat Training. She will graduate in July.

City leaders share goals for 2011

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Legislative and Community Relations Director Claire Burroughs has always enjoyed all kinds of music and hopes to see U2 in concert in 2011. By Alisa Bowell: Freedom New Mexico Call them resolutions, call them goals. But everybody has something from 2010 they want to improve in 2011. The new […]

Police blotter — Dec. 12

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. Dec. 2 an officer responded to the 100 block of Hull Street for a report of vehicle theft. A contractor told the officer his company had worked on the building the overpass and left some equipment behind the day […]

Police blotter — Nov. 28

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 a.m. Nov. 17 officers responded to Tierra Blanca and Virginia streets in reference to a dispute over damage to a vehicle. When officers arrived, a resident gave a description of a vehicle that had been seen at the time of […]

Local experts provide winter tips

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CNJ staff photo: Alisa Boswell Juan Olguin of Guthals Nursery loads outdoor plants onto a trailer to take to the indoor nursery in preparation of winter. Alisa Boswell Winter weather is approaching the Clovis and Portales areas, which means it’s the time of year when electric bills jump higher, lawns hibernate and driving to work […]

In search of ponies: Sometimes dreams come true

Sharna Johnson I still remember the day I learned dreams can come true. I must have been 7 or 8 and my dad, little brother and I drove to a surprise destination on my birthday. We arrived at the stockyard and my new horse was led out. It was the best day of my life. […]

Life too short to wait

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist When I was in high school, I went with a girlfriend many times to see her grandmother, who lived in a rest home. The first time I went with her, we arrived at about 11:30 in the morning. What caught our attention was a little lady, sitting in the “parlor” […]

Being sweet matters

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist All this political talk is making my head spin. In fact, I think it may be giving me migraines. Everywhere I turn someone is talking about politics. To take a break from this frenzy, my husband and I decided to go see a silly movie and called our occasional baby-sitter. […]

Bahama Buck’s opening next month

This e-mail arrived on Wednesday from a representative of Clovis’ newest business:

Ignore the narrow minded

Clair Zarges arrived in Clovis about a year ago, and she is concerned about recent criticism aimed at the community on the Internet.

This is home

Clair Zarges arrived in Clovis about a year ago, and she is concerned about recent criticism aimed at the community on the Internet.

Morning fire destroys home

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis firefighter Bill Baca looks into a house at 207 Wallace St. that was destroyed by fire Wednesday morning. Officials said the fire started around 7:30 a.m. There were no injuries. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Overcome with emotion and wiping tears from her eyes, Lupe Nunez sat on […]

Kitchen fire extinguished

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A Clovis firefighter works to ventilate a home where a kitchen fired occurred around noon Thursday. CNJ staff A kitchen fire resulted in heavy smoke and fire damage Thursday at a home at 205 West Plaza, according to fire officials. Firefighter Bill Baca said firefighters arrived at noon and had […]

Military digest: Cooper

Department of the Air Force civilian Kevin W. Cooper has arrived for duty at Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, Texas. Cooper, an auditor with three years of military service, is assigned to the Air Force Audit Agency. His brother, Jamie Cooper, resides in Clovis. In 1999, Cooper received a bachelor’s degree from the University of […]

Zoo misadventure traps family

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A Tuesday afternoon excursion to the zoo left a 29-year-old Clovis man and his two daughters in the same situation as the animals — locked behind bars. Getting off work a little early, Chris Gauna decided to treat his children — 2 and 3 years old — to a […]