Officials optimistic about Clovis league

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The Pecos League has submitted a few concessions it would like as it moves toward the possibility of opening play next May with a baseball team in Clovis. “I think there’s going to be baseball there (in Clovis), unless they come up and say (a park lease is) going […]

Three Oklahoma schools prepare to leave LSC

Staff and wire reports Eastern New Mexico University is taking a wait-and-see attitude on the possibility of three Oklahoma schools — and perhaps all five — leaving the Lone Star Conference. Nine Division II schools in Arkansas and Oklahoma announced plans Tuesday to apply to the NCAA for permission to create a new conference. Arkansas-Monticello, […]

Daughter recalls father's experiences in World War II

Courtesy photo Bennie Hill, right, and an unknown soldier aboard the RMS Queen Mary on the way home after World War II. Hill was one of many soldiers trained during in the Louisiana Maneuvers, a series of war games to prepare the U.S. military for the eventuality of World War II. By Clarence Plank: Cannon […]

Dead body identified

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson An ambulance carries the body of 20-year-old Isaac Zarate from the field where he was found Monday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A body found in a Curry County field is that of a 20-year-old Clovis man reported missing since Thursday, according to the sheriff’s department. A utility employee […]

Police investigating Clovis connection to Amarillo homicide

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Amarillo police are investigating the possibility of a Clovis connection to a recent homicide in Amarillo. A 45-year-old Clovis man called local police Monday after he saw an evening news story that reported painted quarters were connected to an Amarillo homicide, according to a report filed by Clovis police. […]

Aug. 5, 1971

Jerry Dean and Ruben Reyes of Clovis were among 2 million men born in 1952 who faced the possibility of being drafted under the lottery conducted by the Selective Service System. … Clovis boxer Earl Large lost to Chico Castillo at a match held in Juarez, Mexico. … Among 69 building permits issued was a […]