Rambelles edge past Zias late

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State got a layup from senior center Ann Parks with 43 seconds left to take the lead for good and the Rambelles held off Eastern New Mexico University 51-47 Friday night in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s matchup. ENMU (9-20, 0-11 South), which has lost 13 […]

Deciding fate of detainees is larger issue

Freedom New Mexico The news that President Obama has signed an executive order to close the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay is welcome indeed. The detainee center has become an international symbol of the practice of skirting U.S. and international law and torture. Whether the torture allegations are valid or not — and we’re inclined […]

A look back at ’08 and ahead to ’09

USAF photo: Greg Allen Cannon airmen participated in the 19th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March in March to pay tribute to the men who died and survived captivity. More than 4,400 military personnel from throughout the world participated in the annual event. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs As […]

Good news can be found close to home

Freedom New Mexico If you’ve ever wondered why some TV networks choose to air romance marathons on Super Bowl Sunday, it’s something the entertainment industry calls counter-programming. The idea involves offering the public a clear alternative — and let’s face it, there can be no fewer than 180 degrees between the Vince Lombardi trophy and […]

Rain suspends 9-10 final

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Zia catcher Eli Cordova tags out Quay’s County’s Daniel Lopez during the second inning of Wednesday’s District 3 Little League 9-10 tournament finals at Beachum Field. CNJ staff The Zia All-Stars were close to clinching the District 3 Little League 9-10 championship Wednesday night, but they’ll have to wait one […]

Family experiences turbulent storm

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry This center-pivot sprinkler on land owned by W-Diamond Dairy east of Portales was partially flipped by strong winds or a tornado Wednesday. The storm was fast and furious say witnesses and damaged a sideroll sprinkler and some farm buildings. Freedom New Mexico staff A strong thunderstorm and wind damage left […]

N.M. guard, reserve to demonstrate skills

CNJ Staff New Mexico National Guard soldiers and airmen, along with local Navy and Marine reservists, will conduct a demonstration Saturday for more than 60 current and potential state employers. The event is scheduled from 9-11 a.m. at the Melrose Bombing Range. The event will include a demonstration of F-16 close air support, a parachute […]

Lack of capital dooms businesses

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer Businesses open and close daily. The closures can have a ripple effect on the economy. However, business closures are not all bad. Sometimes it is for the benefit of the owner’s health, retirement or family issues. The following is an anthology of reasons why businesses fail. It also serves as a checklist […]

Maybe worth the drive?

Gas prices were about 20 cents per gallon cheaper in Farwell than Clovis on Monday night. The Allsup’s in Farwell was at $2.799 per gallon, compared $2.999 at most Clovis stations. • • • Mainline Bowl owner Phil Wood said he expects the bowling alley to open Monday after months of extensive reconstruction. Home to […]

New Year’s closings

In observance of the New Year’s Day holiday, district and magistrate courts will be closed Monday and Tuesday. Clovis banks, credit unions, city personnel offices, Curry County offices, the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Postal Service will be closed Tuesday. The North Plains Mall will close at 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The Clovis […]

Schools close for winter break

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University will close for winter break from today until Jan. 2, according to a university news release. Clovis Community College closed for its winter break Thursday and will reopen Jan. 2, according to the CCC Web site. The spring semester for both schools begins Jan. 14. The holiday break for […]

Rambelles keep Zias in slump

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — First-year Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Kim Falkenhagen knows her squad is close to being competitive in the Lone Star Conference. But Falkenhagen and her Zias are getting tired of being close. The Zias were swept by LSC South Division foe Angelo State on Saturday at […]

Acute Care Clinic to close

By 27th Medical Group CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Effective May 29, the Acute Care Clinic will close until further notice to better manage access because of reduced staffing due to deployments and permanent changes of station. “Call-in” appointments rather than “walk-in” and wait in queue access will be implemented to meet acute care needs. […]

In Tribute: Couple sold Chevy to open beauty shop

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Jewel “Maxine” Brown grew up in a large family, and created a large family through church and her many years as a beauty shop owner. “She was good, and everybody loved her work,” husband James Hoyet Brown said. Maxine died April 14. She was born Jan. 10, 1922, in […]

Hounds fall to Javelinas in twin bill

CNJ staff PORTALES — A close call went against Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team, and Texas A&M-Kingsville added some late insurance to hold off the Greyhounds 5-3 and complete a sweep of Friday’s Lone Star Conference South Division baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. The Javelinas (26-26, 9-9 South) won the opener 11-6. The losses […]

March 22, 1950

Flowerland, 1007 Main, was preparing to give away gladiola bulbs to those attending Milton Berle’s “Always Leave Them Laughing,” at the State theater. … Gideons across New Mexico were preparing for a weekend gathering at First Presbyterian Church in Clovis. … A small, furnished apartment close to Clovis’ business section was going for $36 per […]

Potholes plentiful in city

By CNJ Staff Nearly a week after close to a foot of snow fell on Clovis and its roads, motorists are still feeling the impact on their daily commutes. Several potholes have been discovered throughout the city, and officials say they have few options while there is still moisture on the roads. “Right now, until […]

Christmas closings

CNJ Staff The following places are closed for Christmas: • The U.S. Postal Service will be closed Monday. • All banks will be closed Monday. • Clovis City Hall will be closed Monday and Tuesday. That applies to all city offices, including the Department of Building Safety and Clovis Animal Shelter. • The Curry County […]

Talking hard habit to tame

By Anita Doberman: Columnist I am a big talker. I love to speak my mind. When I get in a discussion with someone, I can go on for a while, especially if I feel strongly about an issue. My easygoing husband, knowing me as well as he does, senses when I am about to plunge […]

Only thing we have to fear is ourselves

By Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist America is the world’s hyperpower. No other nation or group of nations can challenge us militarily or economically. Unlike sickly Europe, we are growing, not contracting. But we are about to be defeated in Iraq by a few thousand cutthroats. How did this happen? It’s simple: The only thing powerful […]