Fire fails to slow Lowe’s

By Darrell Todd Maurina As Lowe’s grocery store manager Lee Patterson stood on a ladder Tuesday afternoon replacing smoke-damaged air filters in his store, he marveled that the damage from a Monday evening fire hadn’t been much worse. “About 11:30 a.m. we opened up for business,” Patterson said. “We got all cleaned up in the […]

Fire heats up local grocery store

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A Clovis firefighter carries a hose out of Lowe’s grocery store as emergency personnel responded to a fire at the store Monday evening. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina Lowe’s grocery store won’t be opening today and may not reopen for some time due to an after-hours fire late Monday evening. As […]

Vixens continue to roll in District 3-1A

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Melrose’s Audrey Hemminger shots over Fort Sumner’s Tobea Patterson during the second half of Friday’s game in Melrose. Hemminger finished with a team-high 21 points. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner MELROSE — Melrose’s size matched up reasonably well with Fort Sumner’s speed on Friday night — for a half. Then the Vixens broke […]

St. Mike’s hoping for third consecutive title in Class 3A basketball

By Dave Wagner The St. Michael’s Horsemen may have been 2-8 before this week’s Milk Cow Classic at Rock Staubus Gym, but don’t count them out just yet in their bid for a third consecutive Class 3A state boys basketball title. The Santa Fe-based school was busy earlier this month adding some football hardware to […]

Patterson, Ramona

Ramona Patterson Services: Have been held. Ramona L. Patterson, 76, of Fort Sumner, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 10, 1927, in Fort Sumner, to Atilano and Rafelita Trujillo Baca. She was a member of St. Anthony Church in Fort Sumner, Ladies’ Auxiliary and […]

Clovis man cleared of rape charge

By Darrell Todd Maurina Editor’s note: This story contains some graphic descriptions that some readers may find objectionable. PORTALES — A Roosevelt County jury late Friday found John Jacobs innocent of raping a fellow Eastern New Mexico University student. The courtroom audience then erupted — some in tears and others in relief. Judge Stephen Quinn […]