Mustang adoption begins

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A group of about 30 attended the opening bidding for wild mustangs and burros Thursday during the Bureau of Land Management wild mustang and burro adoption action at the Curry County Events Center. Sharna Johnson The sorrel filly with the flax mane and tail was the one he wanted as […]

Monday morning briefing: Stay-cations and winning a Mustang

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Question of the day If you have to do a stay-cation this summer, what is the one thing you’d want to do during your time off? Please share your thoughts with the others in our comment section below. It’s easy and fun. Website of the […]

Crash claims life of Clovis man

CNJ staff A 31-year-old Clovis man died Tuesday from injuries suffered last week in a two-car collision east of Clovis. Wesley Hess died at 1:58 p.m. (CST) at the University Medical Center in Lubbock, according to a New Mexico State Police news release. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Hess sustained multiple injuries including blunt […]

Wild mustang makes Clovis ‘home’

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Josephus, or “Little Joe” is a 2-year-old mustang recently adopted through the Bureau of Land Management’s Internet wild horse adoption program. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer It’s hard to tell who adopted who, the human the horse or the horse the human, but one thing’s for certain — Josephus […]

Firefigther’s death stuns department

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By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Colleagues described 23-year-old Clovis firefighter Aaron Gonzales as a respected co-worker with a great sense of humor. A three-year member of the department, Gonzales was killed early Sunday morning in a two-vehicle accident just north of Clovis. “Aaron was always happy, always had a smile on his face, and […]

Passenger dies in county accident

CNJ staff A 23-year-old Clovis man died early Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash north of Clovis. According to a press release from the New Mexico State Police, Aaron Gonzales was killed just after 1 a.m. at the intersection of State Road 209, Curry Road 14 and State Road 77. Police say Gonzales was a […]

Letter writers note appreciation for efforts

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will periodically publish thank-you letters of public interest. Letters should be less than 300 words and the writer must be identified. Writers should include telephone numbers and addresses for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for clarity, content and space considerations. Names of for-profit businesses may be deleted prior […]

CHS holiday tournament summaries

CNJ STAFF Boys Milk Cow Classic Quarterfinals Los Lunas 71, Amarillo Tascosa 61 Tascosa (5-8) — Kellen Morgan 11, Nick Gardner 8, Jason Harris 9, Josh Spencer 10, J.R. Scott 5, Jeffery Gilmore 5, Ben McColloch 9, Lonnell Edwards 4. Totals 22 9-13 61. Los Lunas (4-6) — Isaiah Herrera 21, Ron Ortiz 6, Richard […]

Cats pull away from Mustang

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Clovis’ Tizrick Phillips brings the ball over halfcourt against Mustang’s Gabe John during Monday’s opening round game in the Milk Cow Classic at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner The Clovis High Wildcats needed a little time on Monday night to work out the kinks from a nine-day break. With […]