CHS cross country teams host invitational

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Clovis High School sophomore cross county runner Bryan Davis, left, leads fellow sophomore runners Marisa Burton, center, and Nicole Johnson, right, during a workout last month at Ned Houk Park in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Brian Stacy has mixed feelings about the relatively small number of teams […]

Lady Cats edged for title

CNJ staff BORGER, Texas — Clovis High’s girls were edged by a point (28-29) by Amarillo Tascosa on Saturday for the varsity team title in the season-opening Borger Invitational cross country meet. Freshman Caitlin Waters led the Lady Wildcats, finishing third in the two-mile race in 12 minutes, 47 seconds. The Lady Cats also finished […]

Miles , James

James Miles Services: Have been held. James R. “JR” Miles, 57, of Clovis, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 27, 1947, in Navasota, Texas, to A.C. and Elizabeth Barnes Myles. He married Helen Johnson on Jan. 2, 1969, in Navasota, Texas. He was a […]

Local teacher triathlon contender

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Carl Armstrong has qualified for the 50-to-55 age group for the national triathlon championships next month in Kansas City. Armstrong will be one of 67 to compete in his age group. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent A Clovis science and physics teacher shares more in common with seven-time Tour de France […]

Rural Nevada town clings to targeted Army depot

By Martin Griffith: The Associated Press HAWTHORNE, Nev. — For more than 50 years, this struggling desert town that proudly calls itself “America’s Patriotic Home” has held what’s billed as the nation’s biggest Armed Forces Day parade. Some 3,500 people turned out earlier this month for the celebration, complete with water fights, a watermelon eating […]

Technology’s invasion both blessing, curse

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist At the end of April, five explorers reached the North Pole. Bone tired and bone chilled after 37 days and 475 miles, they set up their tent and tried to get some rest. Then visitors came calling. Three Russians and a Czech who had followed them the last 50 miles […]

Relay by numbers

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11 — Age of youngest team captain, survivor Kye Ellen Skelton. 13 — Hours organizers said they spent this week viewing the Weather Channel. 14 — Activities scheduled in addition to the running and walking. 40 — Cases of water donated by Clovis Bottlers. 61 — Members on the largest team, Plains Regional Medical Center. […]

Gas prices fuel change

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Vehicles fill the busy intersection Monday afternoon at Prince and 21st streets. Record high gas prices are changing the way some people look at purchasing vehicles. (CNJ staff photo: John Eisel) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Local auto dealers are feeling the effect of record-high gas prices. But the news is not all bad. […]

CHS alum turning heads at college

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers In his second season at Trinidad State (Colo.) Junior College, former Clovis High pitcher Darren Davis is hoping to take the next step. The sophomore right-hander is getting some looks from four-year schools at the NCAA Division I and Division II levels, as well as the NAIA. “I’ve talked to […]

Italian POWs dug escape tunnel in Hereford

by Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist This story began early in 1942 when the Army began making plans to pepper the United States with internment camps for prisoners of war. The Army decided to make a camp near Hereford for the purpose of housing captured Italian soldiers. Most of the Italians were captured in North Africa […]

Lady Wildcats cruise in Carlsbad

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Clovis moved within a game of a perfect regular season by beating Carlsbad 61-26 Tuesday in a District 4-5A game. The Lady Cats (25-0, 7-0) host Sandia (18-4, 6-1) Friday in a showdown for the district title. At Carlsbad, Clovis erased any doubts of an upset bid by holding the Cavegirls […]

Miles, Floyd P.

Floyd P. Miles Services: Have been held. Capt. Floyd P. Miles, 85, of Roswell, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell. He was born on Aug. 29, 1919, in Endee, to former Governor John and Susie Wade Miles. On Oct. 14, 1997, he married Meredith Campbell in Carrizozo. He […]

USAF report released

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer The Air Force has released a report outlining the environmental consequences of a proposed air space expansion. The 421-page environmental impact statement outlines anticipated effects of Cannon Air Force Base’s New Mexico Training Range Initiative, which would expand military airspace to 3,300 square miles from 2,600 square miles. The […]

Cruz, Bernadine

Bernadine Cruz Services: Have been held. Bernadine “Bernie” Cruz, 41, of Clovis, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004 in Clovis. She was born Dec. 16, 1962 to Walter and Phyllis Pierce Youngquist in Victorville, Calif. She has been a resident of Clovis since 1969. She worked for Twin Cronnies, Taco Villa, and K-Mart in Clovis. She […]

It’s all down hill from here

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Photo courtesy of Santa Peak Ski and Tram/ Ski Santa Fe : Sandia Peak Ski area in Albuquerque is only a four hour drive from Clovis. The Associated Press Some New Mexico skiers will be able to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend on the slopes thanks to a combination of early season snow and cold temperatures, which […]

Heavy rains, wind pound area

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By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor An army of rain marched through eastern New Mexico and West Texas on Tuesday night, bringing big grins to those who work in agriculture and big frowns from motorists traveling through some of the more waterlogged areas. Portions of three major highways — State Highways 206 and 88 and […]

Good deed turned tragic at area farmhouse

Don McAlavy How would you feel if you caused the death of your wife? It’s unthinkable, but such a tragedy occurred in Curry County nearly 87 years ago. Sometime on the Sunday night of Sept. 2, 1917, on a farm about 20 miles northwest of Clovis, a man walked up to the house of Rufus […]

Ranchers fight jets

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Cannon’s Col. Tip Wight explains details of the New Mexico Training Range Initiative proposal at a scoping meeting Monday at Eastern New Mexico University’s Becky Sharp Auditorium in the College of Business building. Freedom photo: Lisa Sonnenschein By Mike Linn PORTALES — Cannon Air Force Base officials met resistance from a handful of area residents […]

Richest memories are growing up poor

By Don McAlavy Jim “Mac” McDonald of Clovis plays a round of golf almost daily. He’s 84. He says golf keeps him fit. Twenty-three years ago, I wrote a column about his grandpa, Moses B. McDonald, the accepted leader at the little settlement at Plain, which is a few miles west of Grady. Plain is […]

CHS girls basketball capsule

CNJ STAFF Frenship (11-3) at Clovis (6-2) When: 6 p.m. today (JV game at 4:30 p.m.) Where: Rock Staubus Gymnasium Radio: KKYC-FM 102.3 Notes: Lady Wildcats are coming off their first two losses of the season to host Rio Rancho (55-44 in the semifinals) and Dallas J.F. Kimball (50-46 in the third-place game) in the […]