Second chance at magic

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Krystal Allen dances with her boyfriend Derek Saiz during a “second prom” Thursday at the Holiday Inn. The 2003 Clovis High graduate missed her prom because of injuries suffered when she was hit by a vehicle. Photo by Rick White. By Darrell Todd Maurina Krystal Allen traded in her crutches for a dancing partner Thursday […]

never-neverland nightmare

it started out as a sweet innocent dream boss there i was lying in a field of swiss cheese somehow i had won the cheese manufacturers clearing house sweepstakes and the cheese patrol came knocking on my door then all of a sudden a green frog came riding across my dream on an ugly stickhorse […]

Event is nerve-racking

By Eric Butler The announcer at the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals bellowed to the crowd that they were at the “world’s most dangerous playground” to start Wednesday night’s festivities. While that may or may not be true, there’s a reason Carmen Roberts showed up at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena with a […]

Center offers trip to the musical past

By Angela Peacock Encouraging interaction between artists and the community is the objective behind Lubbock’s Buddy Holly Center. At the center visitors can see the largest Buddy Holly memorabilia collection anywhere as well as the continuously changing visual arts exhibitions. “The mission of the Buddy Holly Center is to be a catalyst for the advancement […]

Zia ousts Roosevelt County

Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Quran Wiggins pitched a complete-game three-hitter, and Clovis Zia took advantage of Roosevelt County errors for a surprisingly easy 7-2 victory on Tuesday in a losers’ bracket game of the 9-10-year-old Tri-County Minor League all-star tournament at Rotary Park. Zia will play tonight against Quay County in a 7 p.m. game […]

American rallies for win

By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — With a 2 for 4 night, three RBIs and the go-ahead single, Iszac Valdez showed that the American All-Star pitchers weren’t causing him any trouble. Later on, strep throat was trouble for the Roosevelt catcher, and the ruling that ensued helped pave the way for an unusual 17-15 win for […]

Clovis theater robbed again

By Darrell Todd Maurina By Darrell Todd Maurina CNJ STAFF WRITER darrell_maurina@link.freedom.com As patrons came into the North Plains Cinema on Thursday evening to watch Terminator 3, many didn’t know that a real-life action story had played out the previous night. For the second time in nine days, armed robbers hit the theater and stole […]

Softball promoters: City hits home run

By Janet Bresenham o Custom Classic organizers declare hotels, restaurants benefit from three-day tournament. By Janet Bresenham CNJ STAFF WRITER janet_bresenham@link.freedom.com Ballplayers weren’t the only ones hitting home runs when 130 teams gathered in Clovis for the 20th anniversary of the Custom Classic Men’s and Women’s Softball Tournament. The three-day event began Friday night and […]

Convenience store robbed at gunpoint

CNJ staff report A Clovis convenience store was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday night and police are looking for two suspects. Police Sgt. Rich Johnson said two men entered the Allsup’s at Grand and Prince Streets at 10:09 p.m. on Saturday. One man was armed with a small handgun, Johnson said. Johnson said he did […]

Judge on duty 24-7

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By Mike Linn PORTALES — Magistrate Judge Jane Martin relaxed at her desk after work last week and noted that her job is not just a black-robed affair filled with weekday gavel pounding and sentencing of lawbreakers. In fact, Martin said she is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week — in […]