State police arrest man for criminal sexual acts with minors

Fort Sumner—State Police have arrested a 23 year old man for multiple charges related to sexual activity with young girls age 13- 16.

In Tribute: Military man remembered as nomad

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Monico Pacheco loved California, and he loved boxing. But he loved his family more. After a life spent halfway across the country, Pacheco returned to

Let’s be Clovis

Clovis’ Steve Gershon was stationed at Clovis and Fort Walton Beach, Fla., during his military career.

3-19-08 Military Digest

West Army Pfc. Steven West has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.West is a 2003 graduate of Clovis High School.

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De Baca County News photo: Scot Stinnett Derrill Mitchell has parts ready for a new windmill to be erected near Las Vegas, N.M. The project was delayed by 12 inches of snow in the area. By Shaminder Dulai: The Associated Press FORT SUMNER — It’s hard to imagine the American frontier without a windmill poking […]

January 2008 Obituaries list

The following people with local connections died in the month of January, according to obituaries from the Clovis News Journal: Albright, Kenneth O., 76, of Clovis, Jan. 27 Aye, Ernest R., 91, of Clovis, Jan. 27 Banister, Ralph G., 91, of Clovis, Jan. 10 Barreras, Eloisa Josephine, 71, of Clovis, Jan. 8 Barron, Rouel G., […]

Feb. 13, 2008 Military Update

Martinez Army National Guard Pfc. Andrea L. Martinez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of Ramona Martinez of Clovis. Martinez is a 2007 graduate of Clovis High School.

Trail by Portales Springs first used by Indian hunters

By Ruth White Burns: Special to the CNJ Editor’s note: This is part of a series of Sunday articles describing the importance of Portales Springs in eastern New Mexico history. The trail going past Portales Springs, commonly known as “The Portales Road” or the “Fort Sumner Trail,” followed an old Indian trail that crossed the […]

Jan. 13, 2008 Honor

Jackson Kelsey Jackson of Clovis graduated cum laude from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., with a degree in exercise science, athletic training option. More than 200 Fort Lewis College students received their undergraduate degrees at winter commencement.

Being Clovis resident has its perks

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I have recently returned from spending a few days visiting The Lady of the House’s family in her hometown of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. I’ve heard there are some Air Force folks who are a bit anxious about giving up their home there on Florida’s Emerald Coast to be posted […]

Fort Sumner police officer arrested

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Fort Sumner police officer and his wife have been arrested on charges they conspired to take and trade a vehicle seized by the De Baca County Sheriff’s Department, according to a press release from New Mexico State Police. Robert Roybal and his wife MaryAnn Sanchez were arraigned Tuesday […]

Northcutt selected to all-tourney team

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University freshman guard Tori Northcutt was chosen to the all-tournament team in the Fort Lewis round-robin over the weekend. Northcutt, a 2007 Clovis High grad, averaged 10 1/2 points in the two games while dishing out nine assists. The Zias opened the season with losses to host Fort […]

Fort Lewis puts Zias away in second half

CNJ staff DURANGO, Colo. — Host Fort Lewis took the lead for good with a 14-2 run in the first half, then broke the game open with a 15-6 surge early in the second stanza Thursday to top Eastern New Mexico University’s women 78-64 in the season opener for both teams. The game was part […]

Oct. 14 Birth

Landers Crystal Bailon of Fort Sumner and Ben Landers of Clovis are the parents of a 7 pound, 7 ounce girl. Alazia Elise Landers was born Sept. 7, 2007, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Her grandparents are Greg and Susan Bailon of Fort Sumner, Sandy and Cindy Landers of Clovis and Paula Johnson […]

Oct. 10 Military Digest

Olivas Army National Guard Pvt. Manuel Olivas has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. He is the nephew of Michael Pena of Portales. Olivas is a 2003 graduate of Portales High. Hernandez Army Pvt. Xavier Hernandez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. He is […]

Area prep scores

Freedom Newspapers Clovis 33, Palo Duro, TX 0 Slaton, TX 21, Portales 6 Texico 44, Loving 0 New Deal 10, Bovina 0 Smyer 28, Farwell 14 Fort Sumner 27, Capitan 14 Dora 52, Foothill 6 Tucumcari 39, Estancia 6 Menaul 38, Clovis Christian 28

Zias drop pair in tourney

DURANGO, Colo. — Cami Johnson recorded 19 kills, including the game-winner in Game 5, as Dixie State College beat Eastern New Mexico University on Friday in the Fort Lewis Tournament. Mariesa Nielson added 23 kills and six blocks for Dixie State in Dixie State’s 30-26, 20-30, 31-29, 19-30, 20-18 win. Veronica Valdez led ENMU with […]

Education Digest: Team attending teaching forum

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor A team from Fort Sumner High School was one of 22 teams selected to participate in the Microsoft Innovative Teaching Forum Sept. 27-28 in Redmond, Wash., according to a Fort Sumner news release. Fort Sumner’s El Zorro Ink desktop publishing project was selected as one of the top collaborative […]

Fort Lewis beats ENMU in soccer opener

CNJ staff DURANGO, Colo. — Freshman forwards Hayley Hollenga and Sara Egbom each scored a pair of goals Thursday as Fort Lewis defeated Eastern New Mexico University 5-2 in the women’s soccer season opener for both teams. The Skyhawks outshot ENMU 25-4 overall and 17-4 on goal. Fort Lewis opened a 3-1 halftime lead with […]

Foxes looking for three-peat in Class 1A

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Coming off back-to-back Class 1A state championships, Fort Sumner coach Dexter McDaniel is hoping the Foxes can do something they’ve never done. “We’re excited about this year because the boys have an opportunity to three-peat, which is something never done at Fort Sumner,” said McDaniel, beginning his fourth season […]