NFL agreement not victory for free markets

Freedom New Mexico As football fans, we’re pleased to see the National Football League’s players and owners reach a new labor agreement that saves the 2011 season. But, as defenders of free-market principles, we admit that the NFL labor agreement has us puzzled. That’s because this labor dispute doesn’t fit neatly into the traditional battle […]

Group working to restore Lyceum Theater

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo From left, Mission Improv-able members Chris Trevino, Nick Johnson, Brandon Tautfest, Lydia White and Alexis Richards perform during a benefit show for the Lyceum Theatre. A nonprofit that leases the building from the city is trying to raise $10,000 for paint work. Kevin Wilson Fans of Clovis’ Lyceum Theater profess […]

Residents prepare for Super Bowl

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Friday afternoon, Eastern New Mexico University Kappa Sigma members, from left to right, Juan Duran, Kyle Suadheier, Brian Campbell and Joe Wilson prepared the recreation room in the Kappa Sigma house for their upcoming Super Bowl party. Alisa Boswell Sunday marks the day football fans across the nation wait for […]

Music fans flock to Clovis for festival

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Courtesy photo Starship featuring Mickey Thomas is headlining the Clovis Music Festival and will take the Curry County Events Center stage during Thursday’s line up of performances. Liliana Castillo Music fans from England, Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas were in town as early as Wednesday for the 2010 Clovis Music Festival. Clovis and Curry County […]

Loyalty important at work

Karl Terry I think modern society has almost completely lost touch with the concept of loyalty. The most recent example of this was last weekend when basketball superstar LeBron James used free agency to leave the team and fans who had invested seven years in him at Cleveland, taking his talent to a loaded up […]

Organizers: Bull riding to offer “non-stop action”

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Organizers are expecting crowds of up to 3,000 fans for two days of “nonstop action” during this week’s bull riding event at the Curry County Events Center. Featuring 90 top bull riders from several professional bull riding associations, the event will take place Friday and Saturday nights. Sponsor Joe […]

Locals weigh in on Oscar buzz

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Local movie fans are conceding “Avatar” is going to do well in Sunday’s Academy Awards. But they wouldn’t be surprised — and some would be hopeful — to see Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” take Best Picture. The two films are part of a 10-picture field up for this […]

Dairy Fest draws more than 9,000

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Michael Stillion of Roswell takes his education about manure a little too seriously at the “Smells like poo … it grew” booth at Saturday’s Dairy Fest. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When most Dairy Fest fans walked up on Ryan White’s tent Saturday, they either laughed or stopped for […]

Apology owed to Sooner fans, coach

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Some rambling thoughts while wondering if somehow “Star Wars” and “The Wire” could be combined: • First things first: I was wrong. In my column last week, I criticized Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops for attending the Duke-North Carolina basketball game when his home school was ranked higher and playing […]

Bye Bye Birdie brings broadway to Clovis

Experience Broadway at its best with BYE BYE BIRDIE, the ultimate feel good musical on Monday, March 2 at 7 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium as part of the 2008-2009 Cultural Arts Series sponsored by Clovis Community College and The Citizens Bank of Clovis. BYE BYE BIRDIE revolves around a rock ‘n’ roll superstar who, to […]

Many residents are Texas Tech fans

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis football fans not only bleed Wildcat purple, but also a little Texas Tech scarlet and black mixed in. Well, maybe a lot. Dee Madrid, who owns Sports Connection on Prince Street, said she sold out of Texas Tech merchandise before the game. “I was bombarded Saturday,” Madrid said. […]

Baskett, Eagles draw Wildcat fans

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Hank Baskett III started off Jocks at the Rock with a hug for Jaden Isler. The event brought Philadelphia Eagles and Clovis alumni onto the basketball court at The Rock to raise money for Oasis Children’s Advocacy Center. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Hank Baskett couldn’t bring Clovis to […]

Plenty of Clovis fans around

Clair Zarges arrived in Clovis about a year ago, and she is concerned about recent criticism aimed at the community on YouTube.

Clovis fan speaks out

Clovis newcomer Clair Zarges wants to know “Are there any real Clovis fans out there?”

Any Clovis fans out there?

Clair Zarges is a relative newcomer to Clovis, and she is concerned about recent criticism aimed at the community.

March 13 – Push

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Danni Williams, 11, gave the refs her opinion on a call during the Wildcats state semifinal game at The Pit. “Push,” she shouted with the rest of the purple draped Wildcat fans around her. Williams loves basketball, she said, and has been playing since she was three.

Whole lotta hoopla

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis coach J.D. Isler watches the players on the floor while senior guard Manuel Robles makes an inbound during Thursday’s practice session at Rock Staubus Gym. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Given the intensity of the Clovis-Hobbs rivalry, tonight’s boys basketball clash would be well-attended even if both squads had […]

New bloggers on the way

We’ll be adding two new bloggers to our Web site in the coming weeks. Mike Higgns has been one of the Golden Spread’s biggest sports fans the past five decades. His “Short Rutts” blog should be live any day now. Andy Kastelic, a theater major at Eastern New Mexico University, will be writing about his […]

Wildcat fans flood Bulldog Bowl

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CNJ Staff Photo: Rick White Clovis High Football Booster Club member Eric Boydston serves brisket to a Wildcat fan during a tailgate party before Friday’s nationally televised game in Artesia. Boydston’s son, Aaron, plays defensive end for the Wildcats. By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent ARTESIA — Custodians of the parking lot at Artesia’s Bulldog Bowl […]

Bonds breaks HR record

The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO – Barry Bonds hit No. 756 to the deepest part of the ballpark Tuesday night, and hammered home the point: Like him or not, legitimate or not, he is baseball’s new home run king. Bonds broke Hank Aaron’s storied record in the fifth inning, hitting a 3-2 pitch from Washington’s […]