Developer works in specialized field

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Sharna Johnson The developer eyeing Hotel Clovis as a potential housing community is part of a specialized breed who do business by merging the dollars of private investors with those belonging to taxpayers. Navigating the system of obtaining tax credits for housing projects that are then sold for investments is a niche Stephen Crozier, chief […]

Grady ranch joins angus group

CNJ staff Borden Family Angus Ranch of Grady is a new member of the American Angus Association, said Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo. The American Angus Association, with almost 30,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world, according to a […]

Ticket feature: Events center hosting dog agility trials

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File photo The second annual Stars and Stripes AKC Dog Agility Trial at the Curry County Events Center is expected to be fun for the whole family. Freedom New Mexico The upcoming Stars and Stripes AKC Dog Agility Trial is sure to be entertaining. Scheduled June 18, 19 and 20 at the Curry County Events […]

Origin of ENMU mascot unclear

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ENMU courtesy photo An 800-pound bronze greyhound graces the campus of Eastern New Mexico University, a gift from Huo Baozhu, president of a sculptural art company in the People’s republic of China. ENMU is expecting two real greyhounds as mascots at events. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has long been […]

Pet of the day: Cocoa

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Name: Cocoa About: Cocoa is an adult Hog Island Boa. Hog Island Boas are extinct in the wild and only found in captivity. I have had her for about six years and she is around 7-feet long. She is very strong and generally sweet though she gets restless when it’s time to eat and you […]

Clovis team wins AAU state crown in 12U division

CNJ staff Clovis New Breed captured the boys 12-and-under AAU state championship last weekend in Albuquerque, posting a 7-0 record. Coach David Dawson said New Breed (a moniker he said stands for “Never Ever Wonder ’Bout Rejection, Endure Every Dream”) was placed into a pool with the top three finishers from the 2006 tournament. Dawson […]

Local 10U team third in nationals

CNJ staff The Clovis New Breed 10-and-under boys basketball team won four of six games over the weekend to place third in the Inland Empire AAU West Coast national boys basketball tournament, played at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev. New Breed, coached by David Dawson, went 2-1 in pool play on Thursday and […]

Clovis team headed for nationals

By John Eisel: CNj sports writer While many of their peers were sleeping off nights of PlayStation2 and television, a group of elementary schools boys were counting off as they put up layups last week at Marshall Junior High School. When they stopped counting, coach David Dawson would add to the total. By the time […]

Kids are going to the hogs

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Tyler Schilling, 10, shows his Hampshire hog Saturday afternoon at the 39th annual Farwell Junior Livestock Show. (CNJ staff photo: Mike Linn) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer FARWELL — Hogs were grunting and lumbering around a small wood-chip arena Saturday at Farwell’s community center. The youngsters who raised them were using sticks to keep […]

Clovis citizen’s dog competes in Colorado show

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Clovis resident LeRoy Chavez poses for a picture after his dog Brutus won Best of Show at a 2003 dog show. Reporter’s Notebook LeRoy Chavez loves his Yorkshire Terriers. The retired Clovis resident travels all over the western United States showing his purebred Yorkies — most recently from Feb. 13 to 16 at the Rocky […]