Fugitive calls CNJ again

Saturday, fugitive Noe Torres contacted the Clovis News Journal for a third time, leaving a near-five minute meassage on an answering machine. CNJ staff Fugitive Noe Torres, accused in the 2005 slaying of a 10-year-old boy, has called the Clovis News Journal again.The latest calls were left on an answering machine in the early morning […]

Turf’s long journey starts with single bead

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Clayton Church of Yukon, Okla., a turf installer with Pro Grass, pulls on a roll of turf Thursday that will stretch across the field of Leon Williams Stadium. The field is expected to be ready for the first game of the season Aug. 29. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The blades of turf soon […]

Creative mementoes enhance capsules

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Friday they opened that time capsule from 1957. Now really, if you were going to bury a time capsule, what would you put in it? I’d put in some music of the day: Sheryl Crow, 50 Cent, George Strait, All-American Rejects; you know, a cross section. An aerial photo of […]

Anniversaries

Whitfield Billy N. and Billie R. Whitfield of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 3, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church. The celebration was hosted by their children. The couple were married on Aug. 31, 1956, in Portales. They have five children and six granchildren. He is the owner and operator of […]

Rise of the (voting) machines

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer New state-funded voting machines will debut today with the start of early voting for the Nov. 7 General Election. Although voters will still be using a paper ballot, the marking method has changed. Residents will fill in an oval on the new ballot instead of continuing an arrow, according […]

You should know; I told you so

Bob Huber : local columnist When things go wrong, someone is always there to say, “I told you so.” And that fosters in me a vengeful yearning to do the same thing to them. But I never had a chance until one day I was in Levelland, Texas, and a money machine outside a bank […]

Bears preferable to workplace idleness

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist I recall a saying I heard during my brief career as a construction heavy equipment operator: “I’d rather wrestle a bear than spend all day doing nothing at work.” It was the 1980s and I heard there was “big coin” in heavy equipment operating, and I needed “big coin.” After […]

Machine could clear tumbleweeds

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Dan Kinnison may have the solution to the tumbleweed problem in Roosevelt County in the form of a machine. The retired Nebraska farmer said his relatively new tumbleweed eradicator can break the weeds into little pieces. Owner of Prestige Manufactur-ing Inc. of Kimball, Neb., Kinnison’s invention snags tumbleweeds […]

Proof of humanity required in tech age

By Helena Rodriguez I had to provide proof the other day that I am a human being — and to a machine of all things. I was sending out e-mails for a class project to people — you know, those real-life, in the flesh-and-blood creatures that have overtaken this planet. Anyway, I was asking these […]

Third person believed involved in scheme

By Mike Linn Special agents are exploring the possibility that a third person was involved in a scheme to steal funds meant for low-income Portales residents. On Friday, two employees of the Portales Income Support Division were arrested attempting to withdraw money from a fraudulent account at an ATM machine on Eastern New Mexico University’s […]