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Reader submitted: Marching band first runner up at Tumbleweed Classic Starting with a 7:30 a.m. rehearsal, the Clovis Wildcat marching band began its day last Saturday. It was a long day of music, marching and extreme tension all combined. At 10 p.m., almost 15 hours later, the results of the Tumbleweed Classic held in Denver […]

Trial for 1993 slaying begins

Jared Tucker Trial began Tuesday in Portales district court of 39-year-old Arnoldo Navarette, who is accused of shooting and killing a man in 1993. Navarette is charged with first degree murder and aggravated battery in the May 30, 1993, shooting death of Rey Ornelas, according to court records. During Tuesday’s testimony, Don Guy, a sergeant […]

County fair celebrates local culture

Clyde Davis It all began with the turtle — or, more properly, the tortoise, the box tortoise. Sorry, but before switching to education in college, I was a wildlife biology major. Those little distinctions distract me. It is a tortoise, not a turtle; it is a bison, not a buffalo. Anyway, the huge tortoise was […]

Manners sign of respect

Clyde Davis Pulling into the crowded drive-through of a fast food chain restaurant on a Saturday morning, I paid for the iced mocha and began to fold the change back into my wallet. The young woman taking the money at the window looked at me in a way which gives life to the clich

Signs point to spring approaching

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist The signs are a bit mixed but spring may be lurking out there somewhere. I began to ponder spring the other morning as I left the warmth of my home to brave 19-degree temperatures and frost on my windshield that took a lot longer to scrape than I anticipated. After […]

2-7 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 a.m. Jan. 26 an officer responded to a report of a public affray at a business in the 4700 block of Mabry Drive. A manager told the officer he had fired an employee and when he told the man to […]

Trial begins in Roosevelt slaying

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Opening arguments began Thursday in the slaying trial of Roosevelt County farmer William “Billy Joe” Watson. Watson is accused of hiring Aryan Brotherhood member Donald Taylor, a Rogers native, to kill Causey rancher Jimmy Bo Chunn, 71, in July 2005 in exchange for providing anhydrous ammonia for methamphetamine manufacture. […]

Letter to the Editor: K’Bob’s history began in Clovis

K-Bob’s history began in Clovis I was one of the two guys who owned and built the buildings at 1600 Mabry Drive that housed K-Bob’s Steakhouse and Sasser’s Western Wear in 1976. We moved K-Bob’s from First and Prince and Sasser’s from 311 Main. Gabe Parson and I had a dream of opening and sharing […]

Senator holding up veterans benefits

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist More than a month after a new fiscal year began Oct. 1, the House and Senate are still pressing to pass a group of bills to improve veterans’ benefits and health programs, rolling them together in “omnibus” legislative packets. The omnibus bills can then be shaped by final compromises between […]

City seeking Hull Street bids

By CNJ Staff The city began soliciting bids Sunday for construction of the Hull Street Overpass. The overpass was closed in July 2008 after an engineer’s report cited structural safety issues. The New Mexico State Transportation Improvement Program granted the city a $6.5 million allowance this month to help complete construction. City Manager Joe Thomas […]