Fair food ranges from traditional to unique

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Phillip Gillmore flips turkey legs filling a large grill behind his stand at the Curry County Fair. Gillmore has worked as a food vendor for 16 years. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Jacque Schaap of Clovis and her five children make sure to visit the food stands at the […]

More arrests possible in home invasion investigation

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Booking photo: Curry County Adult Detention Center Jeremy Enriquez, 19, was the ring leader in a Tuesday home invasion, according to police. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Five Clovis males have been arrested in connection with the most recent in a string of home invasions spanning the last two weeks. Police said they believe […]

South pulls out five-game all-star victory

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High coach Darrel Ray knew he was in for a busy week in Albuquerque. And, although there would be no real pain if his team lost, Ray got off to a great start when the South beat the North in the annual Class 3A-4A-5A all-star volleyball match […]

Local teams do well in youth nationals

CNJ staff Clovis teams captured five of the nine divisions over the weekend in the USSSA youth slow-pitch recreation-level national championship tournament at Guy Leeder Complex. A total of 46 teams participated in the three-day event, including 27 from Clovis. Boys winners from Clovis were Too Clean in the 16-and-under division, the Clovis Reds in […]

Technical issues delay FNM newscast

CNJ staff The premiere of a five-minute television news and weather segment produced in part by Freedom New Mexico is scheduled to begin Tuesday morning. KVII-TV in Amarillo is scheduled to air the eastern New Mexico news report each Monday through Friday, beginning at 7:25 a.m. Monday’s first segment was delayed by technical issues. The […]

July 22, 2009 Business Digest

CNJ starts newscasts next week KVII-TV in Amarillo will broadcast a five-minute news and weather segment produced in part by the Clovis News Journal from 7:25 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. The segments start Monday. The newscasts will also be available online at www.cnjonline.com New barbecue restaurant opens Fat Boys & More Barbecue […]

President signs off on Cannon funding

CNJ staff On Monday The FY2008 emergency supplemental bill containing $162 billion, with key funding for Cannon Air Force Base was signed into law by President Bush. According to press releases from Senators Pete Domenici, R-N.M. and Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., the bill will primarily fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, but it contains funding to […]

CNJ wins five first-place awards

CNJ staff The Clovis News-Journal took five first-place awards and gathered eight total awards in The Associated Press Managing Editor’s contest, as announced by the AP Saturday evening. Managing Editor Rick White received first-place awards for sports photo, deadline sports writing and headline writing, and took second for page design. The News-Journal staff took first-place […]

Arrest warrant issued for Texico man

An arrest warrant has been obtained for a Texico man suspected of shooting at his wife Friday during a dispute at 838 Luther St. in Texico, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Javier Zapata, 19, is being sought on charges of assault against a family member with intent to commit a violent felony, shooting […]

These boots were made for kicking

By Don McAlavay: Local Columnist I t was hot as all get-out on a July 4th in the late 1950s at a Clovis print shop where I worked. There were five other employees and the boss, plus a bindery “queen.” That’s what we called women who cut up paper and package printed material for customers […]

Five N.M. lawmakers lose seats

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Humane Society targets Clovis auction

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Humane Society of the United States says it videotaped two sick cows at the Clovis Livestock Auction during an investigation. Two ill cows were filmed for five hours. One “was suffering from obvious pain, flailing her legs as she expelled watery feces into the pen where other cows […]

Zias add five players for next year

CNJ staff PORTALES — Five players have signed national letters of intent to play women’s basketball at Eastern New Mexico University in the 2008-09 season. They include guards Chelsea Nichols of Lazbuddie, Alex Ortiz of El Paso and Karen Grant of Lubbock, and forwards Kassie Daugherty of Bridgeport, Texas, and Celeste Belizario of Amarillo. “Overall, […]

Venomous neighbors on the high plains

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The prairie rattlesnake has the most extensive range of any rattlesnake in the U.S. The snake’s venom is considered highly toxic and affects the blood. Antivenin is commonly available at hospitals and should be sought immediately if bitten.. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer There are at least five spiders […]

CAFB Majors promoted

27th SOW Public Affairs Five of Cannon Air Force Base’s majors have been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. • Lt. Col. (s) Stacy Clements, 27th Special Operation Communication Squadron commander. • Lt. Col. (s) Kenneth Crooks, 27th Special Operations Wing senior protestant chaplain. • Lt. Col. (s) James Rich, 27th Special Operations Equipment […]

Zias finish season with win

CNJ staff PORTALES — It’s been a long season and a tough learning process for the freshman-dominated Eastern New Mexico University women’s squad. Still, the Zias were able to close out their campaign in style Saturday night, getting a career-high 22 points from sophomore forward Megan Kabrick in rolling to a 75-56 Lone Star Conference […]

Novak jury recesses for day

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Jurors recessed after deliberating for approximately nine hours Tuesday in the first-degree murder trial of Airman Basic Edward Novak II. They will resume deliberations at 8 a.m.Wednesday. If a guilty verdict is rendered, the court will move immediately into sentencing. Novak could face life […]

ENMU falls short of doubleheader sweep

CNJ Staff GOLDEN, Colo. — Two outs away from a four-game series sweep, the roof fell in Sunday on the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. Colorado School of Mines erased the last of an 8-2 deficit with a five-run rally in the bottom of the seventh to salvage a 9-8 win and a doubleheader […]

Hounds improve to 5-1 with sweep of twin bill

CNJ staff GOLDEN, Colo. — Junior right-hander Ismael Solis pitched a two-hit shutout to lift Eastern New Mexico University past Colorado School of Mines 2-0 Saturday for a sweep of their baseball doubleheader. In the first game, the Greyhounds’ top three hitters combined for 10 hits and 14 runs batted in as ENMU rolled to […]

Mustangs pull away, top Zias

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Junior forward Tiffany Cook scored 19 points and Midwestern State held Eastern New Mexico to three field goals over the final 14 minutes Saturday night to beat the Zias 70-54 in Lone Star Conference South Division women’s play. Guards Stacey Staten and Kayla Hodge added 14 and 13 points, […]