Pink Ladies establish scholarship with donated inheritance

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Pat McDaniel presented the Pink Ladies Women’s Auxilary with a plaque commemorating Margaret Jones and the scholarship the women’s auxiliary will establish in her name at the organization’s annual banquet Tuesday at the Clovis Civic Center. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Anyone who knew Margaret Jones knew she was […]

New Mexico state parks requests public comments on Blackwater Draw partnership feasibility study

New Mexico State Parks invites public comment on a draft feasibility study evaluating possible long-term partnerships between Eastern New Mexico University and New Mexico State Parks at the Blackwater Draw site. Senate Memorial 42, passed by the Legislature in 2007, requested State Parks to complete a feasibility study to consider long-term partnerships, including the possible […]

More may be charged in cat torture case

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Clovis police say they will be seeking more charges against more people in connection with the torture and killing of a cat at Ned Houk Park. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Jack the cat may be gone but his ugly demise is not forgotten. The gruesome details of Jack’s […]

Texas police arrest Missouri man after hour-long chase

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A high-speed chase ended Wednesday after a Texas sheriff’s deputy shot out the front tires on a pickup driven by a man who fled from Quay County Sheriff’s deputies. At 12:52 p.m., a Texas Department of Public Safety official said they had arrested Kyle Martin Bond, 24, of Jefferson […]

Long-lasting drug war needs new approach

Freedom New Mexico Americans are addicted to the drug war.

Tucumcari taking long shot on race track

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico It’s a long shot — but betting that a race track license may become available within the next two years — the Quay County Gaming Authority agreed Friday to extend its option on land near Interstate 40. The authority, which has $9,224 left in its bank account from its […]

DA reviewing police shooting report

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JaWayne Helfferich, 39, was shot by a Texas officer after a police chase in November. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A months-long investigation into the shooting of a Clovis man after a police chase by Texas officers is now in the hands of the district attorney’s office. District Attorney Matt Chandler said Thursday morning […]

Bush exit from office long overdue

Freedom New Mexico In what is likely to be his last news conference and in a series of media interviews, President George W. Bush is understandably trying to put a positive spin on his eight years in the Oval Office. Unfortunately, his next action demonstrated why so many observers — though willing to wait awhile […]

Believing in Father Christmas

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist This time of year has long meant pheasant hunting, an activity associated, for me, with the holiday season, regardless of whether or not any birds were brought home. Ironically and sadly, this year I will be unable to go. Thus we introduce the idea that the holidays are not usually […]

U.S. relations with Pakistan for long haul

Freedom New Mexico To be sure, many of the Pakistani government’s troubles are of their own making. Even so, it is possible to have a mild empathy for the Pakistanis, whose situation has become markedly less stable since the terrorist attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) in late November. The Pakistanis have been […]

Local finance experts: Think longterm

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Remember to have a long-term view. That’s the advice area financial advisors are giving their clients as daily news coverage highlights financial woes in the U.S. markets. This week, the nation watched unprecedented upheaval in the markets, marked by several hundred-point gains and losses in the Dow Jones industrials, […]

County jail needs changes

Changes are long overdue at the Curry County jail.

Junior rodeo opens weeklong run

By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are a 30-year tradition in Clovis, and are important for the contestants as well as the community, according to organizers. With 135 contestants registered to compete in the week-long event at the Curry County Fairgrounds, the rodeo is expected to draw around […]

High Plains Junior Rodeo has array of events

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CNJ file photo Begun in 1974, the High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals are a 34-year tradition in Clovis. Pictured s Don Denley during the 2006 steer riding competition. For 34 years Clovis has won the bid to host the High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals. The week-long event will include activities such as a talent show, […]

Fun requires little mileage

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist It was not so long ago that we could wake up on a Saturday morning and say to each other, “Wow, what a great day. Let’s check the Inet and see what’s going on in Albuquerque.” Those days are gone — perhaps for good, certainly for this summer. Last weekend, […]

Rodeoers have long careers in mind

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Jared Smith of Ranger, Texas, holds on tight Friday night in the bareback bronc riding competition on top of Hello Dolly at the 38th Annual Clovis Pioneer Days Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Illusions of invincibility are part […]

Candidate Profiles: County Commission District 2

Editor’s note: The CNJ sent out a questionnaire to candidates running for county positions up for election. Candidates had a 300 word-limit for each question and their responses are published as submitted. Alan Glen Sumrall Age: 58 Occupation: Farmer/Rancher Previous elected offices: 9 years Curry County Fair Board; 2 terms Grady School Board; elected twice […]

June 1, 2008 Births

Long Kyla Leigh Ann Long was born May 22, 2008, to Larry and Tracy Long of Corpus Christi, Texas, at Woman’s Bay Area Hospital in Corpus Christi. She weighed 6 pounds and 6 ounces. She has a 2-year old sister, Savanah Renae Long. Grandparents are Mary Jo Jones of Clovis and Jan and Mike Nolan […]

District 2 candidate profile: Alan Sumrall

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Courtesty photo Alan Sumrall is a District 2 County Commission candidate. Alan Glen Sumrall Age: 58 Occupation: Farmer/Rancher Previous elected offices: 9 years Curry County Fair Board; 2 terms Grady School Board; elected twice as President of New Mexico Wheat Growers Association; currently Treasurer of Curry County Mounted Patrol What is your long-term vision for […]

District 2 candidate profile: Daniel Stoddard

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Courtesty photo Daniel Stoddard is a District 2 County Commission candidate. Daniel J. Stoddard Party Affiliation: Republican Age: 48 Occupation: Owner of Fairhaven Assisted Living Facility Previous elected offices: None What is your long-term vision for the county? And how will you plan for that? My long term vision for the county is to help […]