Anniversary — Jan. 8

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Burford Joe and Geraldine Burford of Pleasant Hill will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Pleasant Hill Fire Department. The celebration will be hosted by James Burford, Patricia and Bobby Peugh, Kathleen Reese and Nancy and Don Maxie. The couple was married Jan. 10, 1942, in […]

Feeling right at home

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Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico McMurry University senior Bryce Hill takes a jumper Friday night at Greyhound Arena. Hill, a 2008 Clovis High grad, scored 13 points in the War Hawks’ 85-82 win over Northern New Mexico College. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis trio of J.D. Isler, Jaden Isler and Bryce Hill […]

Insider trading perfectly legal on Capitol Hill

Freedom New Mexico Want to get rich? Get elected to the U.S. Congress. Recent revelations show that a lot of members of Congress came to Washington to do good — and stayed to do well. Very well. The most celebrated case involves Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-California, the speaker of the House of Representatives from 2007-10 […]

Honors —

Hartle Rick Hartle, a 1974 Clovis High honors graduate, has been awarded one off our Annual Community Wingman Awards from Team Hill at Hill Air Force Base, Layton, Utah. The award recognizes contributions of individuals from surrounding communities who go above and beyond in their efforts to support the men and women of Hill AFB. […]

Hounds remain upbeat despite 0-2 start

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks ENMU senior wide receiver Darian Dale is unable stay inbounds while trying to make this catch in the end zone against New Mexico Highlands University. Dale leads the team with 14 receptions. By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University wide receiver Nicholas Hill is hardly discouraged by […]

Anniversaries —

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Hill Mark and Dee Hill of Clovis will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary 2 p.m. Saturday at 2129 Jonquil Park Drive, Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their children Clint and Kelsey Hill; Dan and Kari Hill; and Matt and Callie Whittington. The couple was married on Aug. 29, 1981, at Kingswood United Methodist […]

Graduations —

Hill Sandra Hill of Clovis graduated from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. Nearly 3,000 alumni and friends of Graceland gathered in Lamoni to celebrate the school’s 114th Commencement Convocation.

Camp fosters invention

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jack Green, 10, left, 9-year-old Spencer Biagini, center, and 9-year-old Abby Barela work together using objects in two shapes to build a structure. The class learned how different types of molecules combine to create matter. Liliana Castillo Camp Invention returned to Clovis for the third year this summer. The week-long […]

Three grass fires burn about 2,500 acres in Roosevelt County

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Firefighter Cody Padgett of the Portales Fire Department hoses down some newly erupted flames from one of three fires in Roosevelt County along New Mexico Highway 70 Tuesday afternoon while Firefighter Mike Chaves drives. The three fires burned about 2,500 acres along the highway. Freedom New Mexico Three grass fires […]

ENMU adds Cats’ Hill to fold

CNJ staff PORTALES— Clovis High quarterback Jordan Hill has signed a national letter of intent to play football next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Hill became the 25th signee for the Greyhounds in two days, and the seventh quarterback. As a senior, he garnered second-team Class 5A all-state honors as a defensive back for […]

Press release: Hounds add Clovis’ Hill

PORTALES, N.M.— Eastern New Mexico University head football coach, Mark Ribaudo has signed quarterback Jordan Hill (6-0, 175, Clovis, N.M./Clovis HS) to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Greyhounds in the upcoming season. Hill joins a talented group of newcomers to the ENMU roster. As a senior, he garnered second team all-state […]

Dairy fire under investigation

Freedom New Mexico A fire destroyed about 500 tons of hay and damaged a barn Sunday at Westra Dairy in Portales. Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill said Portales and Arch firefighters battled the blaze from just after 11 a.m. until 5:50 p.m. He said they provided protection for dairy workers to use fork […]

Press release: CH2M Hill selected to manage Tres Amigas construction services

DENVER, CO and SANTA FE, NM–(Marketwire – August 10, 2010) – Tres Amigas, LLC, a merchant transmission company, and CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm, today announced that CH2M HILL has received a contract to provide program management services for building the Tres Amigas SuperStation in Clovis, New Mexico. Once […]

Fire damages Portales home

By Clarence Plank Fire apparently ignited by a television damaged a home Saturday at 720 South Dallas Avenue. The fire was contained in one room of the house, said Battalion Chief Lance Hill. “It started in the living room,” Hill said. “The majority of the damage was from smoke and heat…damage was very minimal.” Portales […]

Our people: Covering all the bases

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Courtesy photo Hill and his family spent time together at a park near Portales. Pictured are Hill, left, his daughter Morgran, top left, wife Debbie and son Jordan. Bio Name: Greg Hill Birthday: June 21, 1963 Hometown: Portales Profession: Head baseball coach at Clovis High School Family: Wife Debbie of 23 years, children Morgan and […]

No injuries in house fire

Freedom New Mexico No one was injured in a fire Friday that destroyed a home in the 500 block of South Roosevelt Road V, according to Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill. Hill said the call came in about 8 a.m. He said the house was a total loss and investigators are still trying […]

Clovis high students awarded

CNJ staff Clovis High School seniors Tara Dewitt and Kyler Brewer-Hill have been presented the “Wendy’s High School Heisman Award” for Clovis. They were awarded a certificate, a Wendy’s patch and a $10 Wendy’s gift card, according to a news release from Clovis Municipal Schools. According to the release, this award is presented to two […]

Wildcats hold off Onate

Freedom New Mexico Senior Kyler Brewer-Hill threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Richie Chavez for the only score of the second half and Clovis beat Onate 21-13 in a Class 5A state quarterfinal game Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. Brewer-Hill also had a 64-yard TD pass to Chavez in the first quarter. Jordan Hill added […]

Xcel Energy names new subsidiary CEO

CNJ staff Xcel Energy named Riley Hill chief executive officer and president of its Southwestern Public Service Company subsidiary Tuesday, according to a company press release. Hill succeeds David Eves, who has been named president and chief operating officer of Public Service Company of Colorado, an Xcel Energy company. Both changes are effective Nov. 15. […]

County museum named for ‘Pappy’

By Don McAlavy Born in 1913 on the north side of the Running Water Draw near Pleasant Hill, Ardale “Pappy” Thornton started cowboying at age five by herding cows on horseback. When Pappy was old enough, he decided to try his hand at homesteading. Since there was no more homesteading land in Curry County, he […]