CNJ receives records related to jail escape

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CNJ file photo The Clovis News Journal requested records related to the Nov. 13 escape at the Curry County jail. Here are reports provided:

Letter to the editor: Referendums give citizens voice

In an Oct. 25 CNJ article on the city charter commission, the CNJ quoted Commissioner Fred Van Soelen as saying that negative referendums cost the taxpayers too much money so it should be harder to have one. However, that is just plain wrong. If you will remember, the referendum this past summer, initiated by the […]

CNJ takes top award

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis News Journal on Saturday was awarded the top prize from New Mexico Press Association at its annual Better Newspaper Contest. CNJ won the general excellence award for the fifth consecutive year — the eighth time in nine years — taking honors for news and sports reporting and […]

Dennis Chavez fish deaths being investigated

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Tevaughn Loudermill of Clovis Parks and Recreation Department places a basket of dead fish Thursday from Dennis Chavez Lake into the back of a cart to be taken to the city landfill. Sharna Johnson The city is testing to determine what is killing hundreds of fish at Dennis Chavez Lake. […]

Committees plan to ask for more time

CNJ staff The expected recommendation coming from Curry County’s jail and courthouse citizens’ committees is to give them more time. Tuesday marks the deadline the committees were given to present recommendations to the commission with those recommendations expected during a 9 a.m. commission meeting in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library. According to the […]

Zias turn tables on Javs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU junior shortstop Emily Livingston slides home with a run during the second inning of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division softball game against Texas A&M-Kingsville at Zia Softball Field. CNJ staff CNJ STAFF PORTALES — What a difference a day can sometimes make. Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team […]

Religion digest — March 4

Gospel group holding concerts Blackwood Legacy, a Nashville-based gospel group, will hold a pair of concerts March 13 in Clovis. The group will perform 9:30 a.m. at Central Christian Church and 6 p.m. at the First Church of God. The concerts are both free of charge, but a love offering will be received. Information: www.blackwoodlegacy.org […]

Fort Lewis jumps on Zias early

Freedom New Mexico CNJ STAFF/Freedom New Mexico DURANGO, Colo. — Defending NCAA Division II runnerup Fort Lewis College held Eastern New Mexico University scoreless for more than 11 minutes down the stretch in the first half on Saturday and the Skyhawks rolled to a season-opening 86-56 victory over the Zias. Junior forward Dana Schreibvogel led […]

CNJ wins press association honors

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis News Journal on Saturday was awarded the top prize from New Mexico Press Association at its annual Better Newspaper Contest. CNJ won the general excellence award for the fourth consecutive year, the seventh time in eight years, taking honors for news and sports reporting and advertising initiatives […]

Religion digest — Sept. 17

Ministry hosting worship event Agape Love Ministries is hosting a event called Fire in the Park from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Potter Park, according to a news release. The event will include food and games and features Voices of Harmony, Sevin, La Tonya Henry, Hezekiah Sherley, and Rosalind Sanders Jones. Information: 799-4923 Religion […]

Weed photo contest results

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Submitted by Bennie Adams And the winner of the CNJ Tallest Weeds in Clovis contest is … Zia Elementary School third-grader Willie Newman, 8, shown in the midst of weeds measuring more than 9 feet tall. Willie is staying with his grandfather, Bennie Adams, on east 21st Street and Adams snapped the photo in a […]

Pet licensing law kicks in next week

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Animal Shelter Supervisor Louisa Maestas tries to put away two Chihuahuas Monday at the Clovis Animal Shelter. The city of Clovis will start licensing pets next week. Sharna Johnson Beginning Monday, Fido needs a license to live in Clovis. A new city ordinance requires residents to license their dogs […]

Two-state team stocked with local talent

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A team with plenty of local talent is helping put New Mexico on the girls basketball map. Four area players are set to leave today for the first of three tournaments as part of the New Mexico/Texas Heat. The Heat is a collection of players from across the two […]

Vacation Bible School activities

The following is a compilation of area Vacation Bible Schools. To add a listing, contact CNJ administrative assistant Caritina Pineda at 763-3431, ext. 311. • First Christian Church: Ages 4 through grade 6, June 21-25, 6-8:30 p.m. • Central Baptist Church: Kindergarten through grade 6, June 21-25, 9 a.m.-noon • High Plains Baptist Church: Aug. […]

Letter to the editor: CNJ quick to condemn Catholics

CNJ quick to condemn Catholics I think it’s ironic your newspaper found time to excoriate the Catholic Church in Sunday’s editorial, and you found it appropriate to indict the entire church for the actions of a few. I’d like to respond in kind and tell you newspapers such as yours (and the New York Times) […]

Letter to the editor: Practice civility instead of hate

What an uplifting letter from Mary Reed in the April 4 CNJ (“Rooting for Christian spirit’s return”). I did not know Reed nor her grandmother but they exemplify in my mind what a true Christian is. I, too, have been saddened by the vitriolic tone of speech of some supposedly “good” Christians in our community […]

Business feature: Clovis team part of wind turbine demonstration

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer If you’re going to spend $100 on a cellular phone, you’re probably going to want to see a floor model in action. Now replace “cellular phone” with “wind turbine,” and “$100” with “$1 million. The need for demonstration remains. “If you want to buy something that’s a 20-year asset,” […]

Read their lips: There is no state money

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Rep. Dennis Roch, of Tucumcari, brought comic relief to an otherwise somber legislative breakfast in Clovis Wednesday morning. Legislators told attendees there is no money in state coffers for local projects. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer There is no money. The message was plain and simple Wednesday morning as […]

Trailer home fire extinguished

CNJ staff A trailer house near the intersection of Grand Avenue and Hickory Street caught fire Monday night. Firefighters extinguished the blaze. CNJ will have more information as it becomes available today.

CNJ earns top press award

Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis News Journal on Saturday received the E.H. Shaffer General Excellence Award from New Mexico Press Association-Associated Press Managing Editors. The newspaper won the organization’s top award in the division for small dailies for the third year in a row and the seventh time in nine years. Also at […]