Jailbreak one year later: Into the night

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District Attorney Matt Chandler and other law enforcement held numerous press conference after the escape seek the help of the public in capturing the inmates. News of the escape of eight from the Curry County jail broke worldwide. On Aug. 24, 2008 — a year ago Monday — eight of the most violent inmates held […]

First person: Job search leads Clovis man to senior centers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Nick Coronado spends his spare time reading and playing video games with his son. Nick Coronado left construction nine months ago in search of a more consistent income. Two months later, he was hired by the City of Clovis Older Adults Department. Now Coronado, 37, works at both the Friendship […]

May 8 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 p.m. an officer responded to a residence in the 500 block of Gidding for a report of harassment. A woman said her former boyfriend had been calling her repeatedly, even though she asked him to stop. She said he had […]

Zias earn split at UT-Permian Basin

CNJ Staff ODESSA, Texas — Senior centerfielder Laura Thompson and freshman shortstop Melissa Williams went a combined 6-for-7, and the Eastern New Mexico University softball team rallied from a 2-0 first-inning deficit to claim a 3-2 win Wednesday in the second game of a doubleheader with University of Texas-Permian Basin. The Falcons (11-32) had won […]

Neighbor saves infant

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jonathan LaVine of Clovis is a CPR instructor. Charlotte Longoria and Vera Sena of Toyland Daycare have gone through a class on CPR with LaVine each year for the past six years. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer He walked away for just a second and that was all it […]

Iraq voter turnout offers sign of hope

Freedom New Mexico The Iraqi provincial elections, a prelude to national elections later this year or early next year, were carried out almost

Pageant was a manger disaster

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist One year it was decided by someone (who later refused to be identified) that during the annual Christmas pageant we ought to have a “real” manger scene — with live animals. Somebody’s dad built a nifty three-sided wooden creche, and some of the kids brought their 4-H animals. It was […]

A manger disaster

One year it was decided by someone (who later refused to be identified) that during the annual Christmas pageant we ought to have a “real” manger scene – with live animals. Somebody’s Dad built a nifty three-sided wooden creche, and some of the kids brought their 4-H animals. It was the wrong time of year […]

Car accident causes power outage

CNJ staff A car accident Sunday night left more than 1,000 Clovis homes without power. The car hit a pole about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, breaking a power pole on the 2500 block of Prince Street. Wes Reeves, a spokesperson for Xcel Energy, said 1,200 customers how power interrupted. Of those customers, 900 had their service […]

Team waits 24 years for 400th

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Taylor Scales’ David Essex safely slides into third during Saturday’s game against Pathway House in the Clovis Softball Association’s Oasis “Batting Out Child Abuse” slow-pitch softball tournament at Guy Leeder Complex. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Taylor Scales softball team played for eight seasons in the Clovis Softball […]

Portales police investigating stabbing death

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Portales Police were investigating a stabbing at 901 S. Main in Portales that resulted in the death of a Portales man. Police had a suspect in custody Monday. Freedom New Mexico Police were investigating an apparent stabbing Monday that ended in the death of a Portales man. According to Capt. […]

April 15, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 a.m. April 8 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Sheldon for a report of theft. An 87-year-old woman sad she set her walking cane next to a bench in her driveway when she entered the […]

Commerce gets first win, routs Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Greyhound guard Justin Redman-Trotter throws up an off-balance shot against the defense of Texas A&M-Commerce guard Derrick Darkis in the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Sooner or later, you had to figure the Texas A&M-Commerce […]

June 8, 1976

Local veterinarian E.E. Kraus was the Cattle Capital CowBelles’ “Father of the Year” for his civic leadership. … Dee Johnson of 716 1/2 Fourth Street was sharing onions and radishes he had harvested from his garden, which would later produce carrots, beans and tomatoes. … Micki Taylor and Mark Eastham had been voted eighth-grade class […]

June 3, 1975

City officials hung a banner across Main Street welcoming visitors to the annual Pioneer Days Rodeo, which kicked off later in the week. … Local merchants asked residents to shop Clovis “for great values.” … Bob’s Mr. Shop at 502 Main was suggesting the “Zipper-Tie” as a Father’s Day gift. The neckties cost $5.50 each.