Plenty of room for classics to return to TV

Kevin Wilson During a football game last weekend, I couldn’t help but be happy with what I heard on the sideline. It wasn’t some coach yelling about effort, or the crowd complaining about all the calls that were benefiting the team already significantly behind. Nope, it was the waterboys during halftime, talking about this great […]

‘Dale’s Restaurant’ in Melrose damaged by fire

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The interior of Melrose Tire, known to village residents as “Dale’s Restaurant,” burned Sunday night in a fire. The fire has left residents without a daily restaurant, a place to fix flats or get diesel fuel. Kevin Wilson The giant white block letters on the red facade couldn’t be more […]

Our people: Voice of the Cats

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Liliana Castillo: FNM Correspondent Bill Gaedke of Clovis is known as the voice of the Wildcats and couldn’t choose a favorite sport to announce for. Clovis resident Bill Gaedke has been called the voice of Clovis High School Wildcat sports. He earned the name by announcing for every home game of nearly every sport at […]

Animal shelter director retires

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Louisa Maestas retired July 29 from her position as Clovis Animal Shelter director after 28 years. Sharna Johnson Her first week on the job at the animal shelter, Louisa Maestas opened the cages of dogs and cats slated for euthanasia and shoed them out the door to save their lives. […]

Couldn’t miss vintage grand prix

Although I am not in the category of car fanatics, I want to start this week’s column with a block of information for those of you who are. PVGP means Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and if you go to their website, you will be able to find out more about them. Indeed, if you are […]

Hamburgers childhood treat

Having lunch with a couple of guys that are older fogies than myself I couldn’t win, so I just listened. The talk turned to hamburgers and how cheap we used to buy them growing up. When they got down to a quarter burger I knew I couldn’t beat that myself. I can maybe remember a […]

Bravado sometimes only an act

Bud and Kathy ride horses, of course, but they also like to ride mules, especially in rough country. Awhile back they bought a new mule, and Bud was ready to try him out. Kathy knew she couldn’t quite trust the one they already had but she didn’t know the new one at all, so she […]

In search of ponies: Mother Nature’s tweets

While I was waiting for my turn at the feed store counter, I couldn’t help but notice three large bins with heat lamps over top and the rabble of dozens of tweeting babies. Of course (as if there were any doubt) I stooped down to check the little fellows out and was amused when they […]

Hounds face No. 7 UCO in tournament

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU junior forward Aaron Edwards goes up to the basket in traffic to score two points during Saturday’s regular-season finale against West Texas A&M at Greyhound Arena. Dave Wagner On paper, the Eastern New Mexico University men couldn’t have gotten a tougher draw. Second-year ENMU coach Andrew Helton isn’t complaining, […]

Couldn’t stay quiet for too long

Hello again. It’s me, back after a two-year hiatus. What can I say except I miss the fun we had together, your often kind and humorous responses to the columns, your cute little way of calling me a weak-kneed liberal puke. Two suggestions if these every other week musings irritate you. Complain to your editor. […]

Construction site burglaries total more than $1,600 in losses

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Five homes under construction in northeast Clovis were burglarized Sept. 10. Police say workers can curb thefts by removing tools and supplies from work sites or by adequately securing them. Sharna Johnson High-dollar tools and building supplies can be appealing to thieves, making construction sites targets of opportunity. Tools, materials […]

T.V. losing its appeal to me

Karl Terry As we sat down to dinner one night this past week I couldn’t quite figure out what I was watching on TV. Some character was upstaging the star of “The Mentalist” with her psychic abilities. “Have they merged ‘The Mentalist’ with ‘The Medium,’ as a crime-solving super-duo kinda like Batman and Robin?” My […]

Richardson touts ENMU’s broadcasting heritage

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Kevin Wilson As the claps echoed, no doubt aided by the acoustics of a new Buchanan Hall, Gov. Bill Richardson couldn’t help but note the applause he received Thursday afternoon at Eastern New Mexico University. “The closer I get to leaving office,” the outgoing governor said, “the bigger hand I get.” Richardson was on his […]

More than 180 turtles enter races

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Sarah Heller and her daughter Elanna Heller place their turtle for a race in the first round of the 11th annual Great American Turtle Race Saturday at the Curry County Fair. Liliana Castillo The fence around the turtle racing ring was lined with children, some who couldn’t see […]

Letters to the editor: This particular angel was blonde

This particular angel was blonde How do you say thank you to an angel? Recently when I was ready to go to church, I couldn’t find my car keys. I hunted frantically thinking I should remember where I put them. I finally found the extra set I had hidden. (Wait until you get my age […]

About 2,500 motorcycle enthusiasts expected for inaugural Eagle View Rally

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Glenn Eagle, left, looks on while his son Greg Eagle measures for a power connection in preparation for the inaugural Eagle View Rally. The four-day event is expected to draw 2,500 motorcyclists to the Eagles’ property northeast of Clovis. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Glenn Eagle couldn’t start to […]

Competitors fire up dutch ovens for chuckwagon cook-off

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Wayne Calk, owner of the Calk-Clark Wagon of El Paso, Texas, scoops up some peach cobbler in Saturday’s “Duke of the Dutch Oven” Chuckwagon Cook-Off at the Curry County Fairgrounds. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer All the coals and cast iron skillets couldn’t change Bryan Fullingin’s mind. Whether served […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 p.m. April 1 an officer responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Piedmont for a report of lost property. A woman said a couple hours prior she was in the drive-through of her bank to deposit her tax […]

Bill targets domestic violence offenders in police ranks

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican A person convicted of domestic violence couldn’t be certified as a law-enforcement officer for three years, and officers convicted of such a charge would lose their certification under a bill introduced Wednesday. House Bill 17, sponsored by Rep. Nate Cote, D-Las Cruces, is being pushed by Gov. […]

Players, fans attend school board meeting in support of coach

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CNJ correspondent: Martha Hardwick Clovis Wildcat fans in support of Varsity Basketball Coach J.D. Isler signed in for the Clovis School Board Meeting on Tuesday night at Lockwood Elementary School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Forty-one Wildcat basketball fans and players showed up en mass Tuesday for a Clovis Municipal Schools board of education […]