Jan. 25 – Up a tree

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ricky Ulses, 8, climbs a tree in his front yard after his twin brother Deven Ulses threw a pass that landed in the tree. The brothers play football with their neighbors almost everyday.

Thanks to past as we welcome a new mission

By Freedom New Mexico For a few moments near dusk on Sunday night, Mother Nature signed off on the old and new missions of Cannon Air Force Base. Just above the eastern horizon, the soft orange glow of a jagged, nearly full rising moon shimmered above a semi-circle of C-130s that surrounded two F-16 jets […]

Tornado cleanup 95 percent complete

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Doris Hudson, left, and Nell Thompkins stand outside Hudson’s house on Sycamore St. Hudson’s house suffered minimal damage from the storm. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Eight days and 192 hours have passed since David Castro lost his home. He has been living with his father since a tornado […]

Seniors in fix after storm

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer At the age of 84, Anna Corlington relies heavily on the hospitality of neighbors when winter weather hits. The longtime Clovis resident, who was widowed more than a decade ago, found herself housebound after more than 10 inches of snow covered the area. “I know my limitations,” Corlington said, […]

Only thing we have to fear is ourselves

By Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist America is the world’s hyperpower. No other nation or group of nations can challenge us militarily or economically. Unlike sickly Europe, we are growing, not contracting. But we are about to be defeated in Iraq by a few thousand cutthroats. How did this happen? It’s simple: The only thing powerful […]

Rare cactus blooms

By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers A rare cactus bloomed at a local couples’ home this last week, giving them and their neighbors a chance to see a beautiful sight available only once a year. Portales gardening enthusiasts Cecil and Mary Clotfelter own a species of cactus commonly called the night-blooming cereus, which blooms its white […]

Kerley, Kyle K.

Kyle Kevin Kerley, 37, of San Angelo, Texas, and formerly of Ruidoso and Clovis, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, in San Angelo. He was born Sept. 23, 1968, in San Angelo. He graduated from Clovis High School and Trade School College in Roswell. He was preceded in death by his father in 1985 and his […]

Goal met thanks to community giving

By Errin Burch: Guest columnist I’d like to thank the citizens of eastern New Mexico. Looking back at 2005, United Way of Eastern New Mexico reaching its goal this year was a great tribute to the resilience and generosity of people of our area. To all who contributed — thank you. In the face of […]

Clovis man sentenced in robbery

CNJ staff A 23-year-old Clovis man was convicted Wednesday of aggravated burglary and kidnapping and sentenced to eight years of prison, according to a release from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Frankie Owen and two others robbed an elderly Clovis woman’s home while she was still in the residence, according to the police. The […]

Gas protesters uncertain of results

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer There is no way to know for sure whether or not Saturday’s grassroots gas boycott was successful, said Katherine Null and Irene Tucker. The neighbors tried their hardest to freeze the fuel flow at local pumps. Fed up with the record-high gas prices, Tucker and Null said they passed […]