Stabbing victim hospitalized

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating a stabbing Wednesday night that resulted in an unidentified male being hospitalized at Plains Regional Medical Center. Records show police were called to the 3000 block of Sheridan Street around 11 p.m. for a public affray. Reports indicated a man, who police did not identify, had been stabbed multiple […]

Betty Blevins watercolors collection featured at Eula Mae Edwards Museum

A wonderful collection of watercolors called “Realism 2009” by Betty Blevins of Lubbock will be on exhibit from May 5 through June 30 in the Eula Mae Edwards Museum/Gallery at Clovis Community College. Blevins states that preserving memories of the past can inspire the present.

Betty Blevins watercolors collection featured at CCC

A wonderful collection of watercolors called “Realism 2009” by Betty Blevins of Lubbock will be on exhibit from May 5 through June 30 in the Eula Mae Edwards Museum/Gallery at Clovis Community College. Blevins states that preserving memories of the past can inspire the present.

Investigators determining cause of fire

An investigator was on scene Saturday looking for clues to what caused a warehouse fire that gutted a warehouse and the Dollar General Store, according to Portales Fire Department Lt. Shannon Lee. Firefighters were called shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, after an employee at Trader Horn’s True Value Hardware store spotted smoke coming from the […]

Melrose mother facing child abuse charges

A Melrose woman who called 911 to report her infant daughter was crying when touched and couldn’t use her arms to hold a bottle is now facing child abuse charges along with the baby’s father. A warrant was filed Friday for the arrest of Crystal Broeder on a felony charge of child abuse, according to […]

Profits don’t justify fear

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist There it is, big as life and twice as ugly, on my daily blurb from an organization called Beliefnet. Beliefnet, in general, caters via email announcements to the broad Christian community, and even to those who are seeking a spiritual center and exploring Christianity — in other words, those who […]

a view from under the pew: overcoming writer s block

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist overcoming writer s block the other day i stumbledacross a ripped-out pagefrom the m encyclopediaboss and it intrigued me on the ripped-out pageit had a picture of apainting created by thefamous renaissance artist michelangeloit was called the creationof adam and it wasenthralling

Structure fire being investigated

CNJ staff The Clovis Fire Department is investigating a fire in an empty house on Pile Street. The fire was called in about 9:25 p.m. Saturday for an empty building located at 1305 Pile, Chief Ike Burns said. Burns said arson is likely, and the case is under investigation. He added the fire was contained […]

Rodeo great called New Mexico home

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist Robert Anderson Crosby was born to ranching parents in Midland, Texas,Feb. 27, 1897. Called “Bob” Crosby, he was one of four other youngsters when the family moved to a ranch near Kenna eight years later. From a very young age a horse was his mode of transport whether it be […]

First Person: Clovis librarian well-traveled

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Maria Layman helped come up with trivia questions about New Mexico, earning her Clovis High School library a set of 50 books. Marla Layman, the Clovis High School librarian, studied the state of New Mexico and came up with 10 trivia questions about the state. Those questions won the CHS […]

Counterfeit bills in circulation

Freedom New Mexico Portales and Clovis have both seen counterfeit $50 and $100 bills in the past week, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. One Portales business on South Chicago called police last week after receiving a fake $50 bill, Berry said. Others refused to accept suspicious bills and then called police to ask if […]

Clovis police, Cannon experts called in for suspicious package

CNJ Staff Clovis police and Cannon Air Force Base explosive experts were called in Thursday night after a baseball team spotted a suspicious item at Bell Park. Capt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department said about 8:30 p.m. Cannon Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians were in the process of X-raying the item to determine if […]

Cannon looks to build new airmen center

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Courtesy photo: Cannon Air Force Base The 28,000 square foot Dining Hall-Airman Center will consist of a dining facility and is also scheduled to have a post office, community center, and other services. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Cannon officials are consolidating dining, recreation and services venues in one 28,000-square-foot building in anticipation of […]

Aug. 31, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. Aug. 21 an officer took a statement regarding disorderly conduct at a school in the 1400 block of Cameo Street. A teacher said on Aug. 15 a student was being disruptive in class. She said she told him to […]

You can’t go home if you don’t think you’ve left

By Curtis K. Shelburne Someone has called Jesus’ Parable of the Prodigal Son “the Gospel within the Gospels” as Jesus tells us the story of us all, and the story of God’s love. You know the story. A father has two sons. The younger son — immature, rebellious, and headstrong — impetuously demands his inheritance, […]

Workers strive for clean fair

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gloria Eldridge has worked as part of the cleaning crew for the Curry County Fair for eight years. Her duties include picking up trash from the grounds and cleaning offices and bathrooms. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer As fairgoers stroll through the fairgrounds, look up at the lights of […]

Trade policies becoming streamlined

Freedom New Mexico The final failure of the so-called Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations last month has been described as a crisis in trade policy and even in the headline to a Wall Street Journal editorial, as “the end of free trade.” There’s no question it was disappointing, but it may be that such […]

Reporter’s notebook: Local plucks dog from river

Nick Baglien says Danny Reed of Clovis deserves to be called a hero after he recently saved Baglien’s dog from drowning on a camping and motorcycle trip to Red River. Baglien and his wife Sharon take their dogs camping with them. Pogo, a 15-year old cocker spaniel-poodle mix, got out of the couple’s RV and […]

July 20, 2008 Reunions

Greathouse The Greathouse family held their 52nd reunion at the Memorial Building in Portales on July 13. There were three families represented with 37 people in attendance. During visitation scrapbooks were viewed and family histories were exchanged followed by a potluck dinner with the invocation being given by Bill Strong. The business meeting was called […]

July 20, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At approximately 10 p.m. July 9 an officer responded to an undisclosed location for a possible fight in progress. A woman said her former boyfriend had been repeatedly calling police and sending them to her house to check on her children. She […]