Producers calling all extras

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer John Manulis, producer of “Believe in Me,” met with members of the community and the Clovis Chamber of Commerce on Monday to figure out how to get Clovis residents to participate as extras in this weekend’s basketball scenes. The solution: Give people a chance to win a new Ford […]

County voters turning out early

Staff and wire reports More than 13 percent of Curry County’s registered voters have already cast their votes in this year’s general election, either by early voting or sending in absentee ballots. Coni Jo Lyman, chief deputy clerk of the Curry County Clerk’s Office, described this year’s election as “very hectic” for her office. “There’s […]

Man shot dead near apartment complex

1093142752-web-shooting2-8_22_04.jpg

Clovis Police Officer Timothy Marshall stands in the doorway as detectives seach for evidence at Clovis Apartments at the scene of Saturday’s homicide. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A 31-year-old Clovis man died early Saturday morning after suffering several gunshot wounds, police said. Officials said Tony Parker was shot about […]

Clovis well ahead of pace to surpass average rainfall

1093139897-web-weather-art-8_22_04.jpg

Jacob Sivers, 16, of Ignacio, Colo., is reflected in a puddle as he leaves the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena after a practice round Saturday for the Curry County Fair Arenacross event. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff reports Clovis is on pace for its wettest year in more than a decade after an early-morning […]

Roosevelt takes title in Juniors

CNJ STAFF The Roosevelt County All-Stars got off to an early lead and rode solid pitching to beat Clovis 5-3 on Sunday night for the District 3 Juniors division tournament championship game at Brady Field. Roosevelt built leads of 3-0 and 5-2 early in the game and held on behind the combined pitching efforts of […]

A patriotic song

Reporter’s Notebook Lisa Moore, a Clovis housewife and part-time nurse, offered these holiday comments in a recent e-mail: “Oh say, can you see by the dawn’s early light — the spent firecracker casings lying all over the place? “All you patriotic folks who were overcome by the urge to celebrate the Fourth with the rockets’ […]

DA race piques voter interest

By Eric Butler: CNJ CORRESPONDENT The combination of the availability of an alternate early voting site with the interest sparked by the district attorney’s race sent more Republicans to the polls in 2004 than the previous primary election. For the Democratic Party, where only one race was contested — State Senate District 7 — significantly […]

Candidates make final efforts to win votes

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent With two days to go before voters hit the polls, candidates are busy trying to pick up last-minute votes and officials are getting voting machines in place and are preparing their office workers for Tuesday’s big day. Tuesday is primary election day in New Mexico. Polls open at 7 a.m. […]

Early, absentee voting nears 1,000 in primary

By David Arkin: CNJ correspondent The number of people in Curry County who have early voted or requested an absentee ballot for the June 1 primary is nearing 1,000 people. As of Wednesday afternoon, 718 people had early voted. Officials at the Curry County Clerk’s Office said they had sent out 255 absentee ballots. During […]

Clovis coffee clubs cultivate camaraderie

Don McAlavy Coffee anyone? Here in Clovis you can figure at least 16 coffee clubs are serving up hot coffee every weekday morning. Most of the participants are retired, but a lot of them are still working and make it a habit to sit with friends and discuss the weather, politics, women — or men […]