New golf pro Maciel brings experience, respect to Clovis

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Charlie Maciel is the new golf pro at Clovis Municipal Golf Course after 23 years at the Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer At 51, Charlie Maciel has been golfing since he could walk. Local golfer Jeff Fontanilla, who has competed against Maciel in many tournaments over […]

Salon inexpensive for public, practice for students

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Clovis Community College cosmetology student Natalie Salaz of Portales adds highlights to fellow student Blanca Ramos’ hair last week during class at the college. (staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer The salon looks professional with a full product line, a waiting area and posters of beautiful models with perfect hair. It […]

Arenacross coming to fair

By Dave Wagner Kody Vigil is looking forward to performing in front of a home crowd in Saturday’s Curry County Fair Arenacross at Mounted Patrol Arena. He’s also considering turning professional in the next year. “I’ve been at it for a while now,” said Vigil, a 19-year-old California native. “I’ve been racing motorcycles since I […]

Ronstadt broke professional promise

By Tibor Machan “Those who complain that (Linda) Ronstadt should just sing, rather than express her opinions, forget that all art has a responsibility to inspire and provoke, not just soothe and entertain.” Those are the words of George Varga, the pop music critic for the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper, in the wake of Ronstadt’s […]

Readers: Clovis mudslinging was mild

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked: “How do you think local candidates acted in the primary elections? Were they professional … or did they sling too much mud?” Some responses: “I (didn’t) see anymore mudslinging during this election cycle than previous elections. What did bother me was the county manager’s backing of a specific […]

Cancer mixes physician’s personal, professional life

Capt. Kirin Madden: Guest columnist Relay for Life has a lot of meaning for me, both personal and professional. Like most people, cancer has touched my life and made its impression on my soul. As a physician, I spend a lot of time and energy looking for cancer through a variety of screening exams. In […]

Reader Reaction: Blue denim issue is a red hot debate

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if Clovis school teachers should be allowed to wear blue jeans to work. Some responses: “THE FACT THAT (SUPERINTENDENT Neil) Nuttall and those in control actually spent their time … outlawing teachers in blue denim amazes me.” — Auggie Jones, Clovis “I SEE NO PROBLEM with jeans. An […]