K-Bob’s Steakhouse gutted by fire

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson K-Bob’s Steakhouse was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning. By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Investigators suspect arson in a fire that destroyed a 43-year-old Clovis restaurant Wednesday morning. K-Bob’s Steakhouse on Mabry Drive was lost to the blaze by the time firefighters received a call, officials said. No one […]

Mammogram screening recommendation riles cancer survivors

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Mammograph technician Cheryl Smoot tests Sherri Brewer of Clovis on Friday at Plains Regional Medical Center. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Danielle Swopes was 41 years old when her first mammogram turned up the result most women fear: Positive for breast cancer. Because the lump that turned out to […]

Hounds win exhibition tilt

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Greyhound guard Tralyn Harden creates in the lane in the first half. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds gave a lot of reasons to be optimistic early in Wednesday’s scrimmage at Greyhound Arena. The New Mexico All-Stars responded with a few reasons for the […]

Curry County Fair Board election on Dec. 7

CNJ staff The Curry County Fair Board election is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7. All candidates are unopposed. Early voting is 8 a.m. Nov. 30 to 5 p.m. Dec. 4. Karen R. Thetford is running in County Commission District 2, while Clifford Clay is seeking office in County Commission District 3. […]

Shakedown at Curry County jail

CNJ staff A cell phone, medication and a questionable substance were among items found during an early morning shakedown at the Curry County jail. Around 7 a.m. Tuesday, sheriff’s officers along with jail personnel conducted the shakedown, according to a press release from the Curry County Adult Detention Center. The search was initiated by county […]

Education feature: Los Ninos, literacy program joining forces

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Los Ninos Early Intervention Center teacher Jessica Maulding helps Jasmine Brophy, 3, add glue to her drawing of a bear. The pair shook coffee grounds over the glue to make a brown bear. Los Ninos Early Intervention Center and the Title I Family Literacy programs have joined to bring more […]

Zias get sweep for first win of season

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University junior Veronica Valdez-Kent tips the ball over the arms of New Mexico Highlands defender Kelsey Groff in the second game of Thursday’s match at Greyhound Arena. Valdez-Kent had 11 kills in the Zias’ sweep over the By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico wanted […]

Education feature: Band starts school work early

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School senior Stephanie Lamm said she enjoys being in the band because of the family atmosphere. While school doesn’t start until next week, band members have been practicing since Jul. 22. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Groups of students jam the band hall. Some are splayed on […]

Early student recalls ENMU

Freedom New Mexico Living a few blocks from her alma mater — Eastern New Mexico University — 1937 graduate Lois Cantrell recalls the days when the school had a tenth of its current enrollment and not even a handful of buildings. Cantrell earned an associate of arts in music and English as well as a […]

Echoes from the old cafes in Clovis . . .

By Don McAlvy: CNJ Columnist Every once in a while I want to go back to the old days. The old days of Clovis that some of you might recall. If you were around in the early 1940s and were hungry, and you didn’t catch a bite to eat with Louie, then you had a […]

Gubernatorial candidate starts campaign early

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Zanetti Greg Zanetti of Albuquerque, a

Portales man killed in rollover accident

Freedom New Mexico Joshua Carrillo, 25, of Portales died in a one-car rollover early Wednesday morning northeast of Roswell, according to the New Mexico State Police. According to a State Police, Carrillo was westbound on U.S. 70 around midnight when his 2005 Ford pickup drifted onto the westbound shoulder near Mile Marker 357, went into […]

Woman’s death nicknamed ‘bathtub murder’

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In the early afternoon hours of Saturday, June 19, 1993, concerned neighbors reported hearing a scuffle and a woman’s screams coming from a duplex at 406 S. Avenue B in Portales. Police entered an unlocked front door to find 21-year-old Catherine Elizabeth Kelton dead in a partially filled bathtub, […]

Early settler served on Territoral Senate

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist William D. McBee, full name William Dalton McBee. He was important in that he helped in the development of Melrose, Clovis and Curry County: “I was born just forty years after the Battle of San Jacinto, at Austin, Texas. My first impressions were saturated with Texas history: the massacre at […]

Early census operations starting now in local communities census workers will be visible on neighborhood streets using GPS handheld computers

The Census bureau will launch a massive operation beginning next week to verify and update more than 145 million addresses as it prepares to conduct the 2010 Census. Although the count is still a year away, workers will be going door to door, verifying addresses to ensure the accuracy of next year’s Census delivery lists.

Day of Caring Committee – 2009 project

A Day of Caring is being planned for Clovis sometime late this spring or early summer.

Police seek arrest warrant with stabbing case

Clovis detectives are seeking an arrest warrant in connection with a stabbing early Sunday morning. A Clovis man was treated at Plains Regional Medical Center after being stabbed twice, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department. A 20-year old Clovis man told police he got into a fight at a party at […]

People defined by their actions

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist My Bible reading this week brought me to a verse that I remember because I learned it early in my childhood. I didn’t understand it as a young child; Mother explained it to me in terms of plant apple seeds and from that come apple trees and then apples […]

Portales woman killed in car crash

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Kacee Lovato, 20, a Portales High graduate and aspiring singer, died in an automobile accident early Thursday morning in Roosevelt County. Lovato graduated from Portales High School in 2006. She was a singer destined to go places, according to Bill Rice, a drummer who knew Lovato through the Floyd […]

Early warm-up

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Lugene Blue and her grandsons Zachary, front, and Riley Swinney take a walk around Blue’s neighborhood. Blue said she walks daily, but the warm temperatures make them more pleasant. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico