Moving violations

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The sign indicating the illegal left from Prince into Walgreen’s Kevin Wilson A few weeks ago, a coworker came through the office. He told us he had just left a meeting, where the discussion turned to traffic trivia around Clovis. “For example,” he said, “it’s illegal to turn left into […]

McGee: Much better to be right than happy

A left turn on a red light is when you turn left from a one-way street on to another one-way street flowing in the direction of your turn. Recently, in another state, I did one. “What are you doing?” yelled The Lady of the House. “You just ran a red light.” “No,” I said in […]

Engagements —

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Montgomery-Acosta [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Cori Snobble and John Montgomery of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Leila Montgomery of Portales, to Harvey Acosta of Portales, son of Saul and Henrietta Acosta of Portales. The couple will exchange vows 6 p.m. July 13, 2012. The bride elect is a 2003 graduate […]

Birthdays —

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Coffey [image #2, align=left, size=medium] Danielle Coffey of Clovis celebrated her 17th birthday Jan. 21 at her home. The celebration was hosted by her family. Danielle was born Jan. 21, 1995, in Clovis. — Submitted by Robin Coffey

Boy, 12, dies in crash

CNJ staff A 12-year-old is dead and two other Clovis teens injured after the 2002 Corvette they were riding in left the highway and struck a pole about 3 p.m. Friday near 720 Curry Road 12, Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Saturday. Waller said Jacob S. Thomson of Clovis died at Plains Regional Medical Center shortly […]

LSC champion Hounds left out of Division II tourney field

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Lone Star Conference champion Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team did not get a berth to this year’s NCAA Division II men’s soccer tournament. ENMU (9-4-5, 3-1-2 LSC) claimed the program’s first conference championship this season, but the Greyhounds’ overall record left them a bit short. Lone Star Conference […]

Clovis beats Cavemen 23-15

CNJ staff writer Kevin Wilson is Tweeting from Clovis-Carlsbad game (Twitter/cnj) • Eric Galindo 10-yard run puts Carlsbad ahead 7-0 against Clovis. 2:20 left in first quarter. • Jonathan Johnson 3-yard run and conversion run. Clovis leads Carlsbad 8-7 with 8:49 left in first half. • Tre Orozco 33-yard TD pass to Jonathan Johnson makes […]

Conservative could trump race card

Freedom Newspapers Some on the left, frustrated by the disappointing presidency of Barack Obama, are resorting more than ever to the politics of ethnicity. Those who don’t like Obama’s policies may be racists, the reasoning goes, because Obama is black. One problem is the matter of conservative voters in Florida giving an enormous straw poll […]

Goddard’s 2-point conversion beats Wildcats

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Clovis sophomore running back Kamal Cass celebrates after giving Clovis its first lead with a 15-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Cass caught four passes for 99 yards and two scores in the 29-28 defeat to Goddard. Ryan Greene scored on a 23-yard […]

Privatization for USPS long overdue

Freedom New Mexico Ronald Reagan tried to privatize the U.S. Postal Service. The effort was dropped after he left office in 1989. It’s time to take up the idea again. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe testified last week before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that the USPS, essentially, is broke. He said the […]

Reunions —

[image #1, align=center, size=abox] The Portales High School Class of 1966 gathered July 1 and 2, 2011, for their 45th class reunion. Classmates pictured are, front row, from left, David Dehtan, Gloria (Domiquez) Aguilar, Robin Pendergraft, Zale Woodward, Bruce Kitts, Randy Johns, Kay (Hutchins) Jilek, Jerry Hammond. Second row, from left, David Weems, Judy (Roberson) […]

Johnson left impression with me

I’ve run into Gary Johnson two times. The first was at a 1998 New Mexico Press Association conference in Albuquerque. I was taken by the sincerity he took in listening and addressing me in our brief talk. The second was a connecting flight from Salt Lake City to Albuquerque in 2003. He was a row […]

Police blotter — July 10

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 a.m. June 26 an officer responded to the 200 block of Axtell Street for a report of an injured subject. When the officer arrived, he spoke to a man who was being treated for a large wound on his left […]

No trust left for elected officials

No trust left for elected officials When the city of Clovis changes the zoning on the golf course in Colonial Park so they are able to serve liquor, the cost to the city for that liquor license will be minimal — less than $100. If a local businessman tries to purchase a liquor license, the […]

First person: Keeping connected

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Courtesy photo: Bob Morgan Jeff Moore retired earlier this month following 35 years with ENMR-Plateau. He left as chief operating officer of the cooperative’s wireline division. When Jeff Moore first moved to Clovis in 1964, it was just a few months before he started selling newspapers along Main Street as a part-time job. Nearly half […]

Students chase dinosaur clues at Kids College

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The dinosaurs class learned how to uncover fossils Wednesday at CCC. Liliana Castillo Gourds made to look like dinosaur eggs, traced dinosaur footprints, bones and a paper mache pterosaur in a tree were a few of the clues students in a Kids College class pieced together Monday and Tuesday to […]

Teacher’s lessons left their mark

A couple of weeks ago we got to know B.J. Pierce, world Champion tiedown calf roper. This week I’d like you to meet B.J. Pierce, gifted school teacher. After about 13 years of solid rodeoing, B.J. retired from rodeo, and began teaching school. He taught sixth grade — “whatever classes needed teaching,” and began training […]

ENMU narrows baseball coach search to three

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University athletic director Jeff Geiser left no doubt about the most important factor in narrowing the search for a new baseball coach to three finalists. “Recruiting is the lifeblood of any program,” Geiser said. Veteran West Texas high school baseball coach Jimmy Webster, Culver-Stockton College (Mo.) head coach Chris Terry […]

Former Clovis resident recovering from train accident

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Former Clovis resident Paul Young is recovering from his sixth surgery on Friday after losing his legs and left arm in a train accident, said his father, Mike Young. “He is in good spirits and has a good attitude,” Mike Young said. Mike said his 28-year-old son will have […]

Musical legacy left behind

Music has lots of ways of connecting people, sometimes when we least suspect it. After writing a newspaper column for close to 25 years I’ve learned not to fight it when a good topic comes along. Sometimes they don’t come seeking my muse at all, the good Lord and my editor know only too well. […]