No charges for Clovis man in fatal crash

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis man is not expected to face citations for a fatal crash after a near two-week investigation by state police has determined driver inattention led an Oklahoma couple to crash into him on U.S. 70 near the Curry-Roosevelt County line. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Friday unless new information is […]

Police investigating cause of fatal collision

Freedom New Mexico Investigators on Wednesday were still trying to determine what caused a Monday two-vehicle accident on U.S. 70, which killed an Oklahoma couple. Cassandra Horton, 67, and her husband Claude Horton, 84, of Elk City, Okla., died when their Ford Explorer collided into the back of a privately owned garbage truck near the […]

Prep football scoreboard — Aug. 27

Clovis 40, Alamogordo 0 Las Vegas Robertson 41, Portales 6 Texico 14, Dexter 0 Fort Sumner 32, New Mexico Military 17 Melrose 50, Logan 36 Clovis Christian 47, Dora 0 Springer 46, Floyd 20 Texas Farwell 51, Morton 6 Bovina 54, Hale Center 6 Muleshoe 27, Shallowater 13

District 67 state representative candidate profile: Van Robertson

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Van Robertson is a District 67 state representative candidate. Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 67 state representative candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3. State representativeDistrict 67 Name: Van Robertson Age: 54 Occupation: Rancher Party […]

Local veteran seeks to create list of area veterans

By Sarah Meyer, CNJ staff writer A retired U.S. Navy officer believes veterans should get more acknowledgment for their service. To that end, Richard Robertson, a retired chief petty officer and now director of the Retiree Activities Program at Cannon Air Force Base, hopes to compile a list of all veterans in a five-county area. […]

Arrest made in copper wire theft

Freedom New Mexico A Roswell man was taken into custody Monday in connection with a commercial burglary reported Friday at a wind farm near Elida, according to a Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office press release. Michael Robertson, 50, of Roswell was arrested by Chaves County Sheriff’s Department officers after a Portales Police Department officer reported the […]

Cotton harvest slim

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bernadino Quisadas of Farwell inspects the gin stamp Wednesday at Farwell Gin Co. Quisadas is removing any debris from the stamp, which can be a fire hazard. By Kevin Wilson Christmastime isn’t quite as white this year as it usually is for West Texas cotton ginners. The holiday season coincides […]

Warden set to leave game (and fish)

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Wesley Robertson drove on a Curry County road keeping his eye on the road for spent shotgun shells, bullet holes and tire tracks — signs of hunters. Small game hunting season opened on Sept. 1 and he was looking out for hunters to make sure they had the licenses […]

Portales falls in season opener

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico The Robertson Cardinals erased a two-touchdown Portales lead and beat the Rams 20-15 Friday night at Greyhound Stadium. Robertson quarterback Adrian Martinez threw two first-half touchdown passes to receiver Chris Ellis, followed by a third-quarter connection from Jake Martinez to Jesse Estrada to complete the comeback. “We just didn’t […]

Lady Cats drop opener in shootout

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Las Vegas Robertson beat Clovis 1-0 in shootout in a girls soccer during a first-round game Friday in the Artesia Tournament. The Lady Wildcats held a lopsided 21-6 edge in shots on goal in its first game of the season, but were unable to find the net in regulation play and […]

In Tribute: Couple sold Chevy to open beauty shop

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Jewel “Maxine” Brown grew up in a large family, and created a large family through church and her many years as a beauty shop owner. “She was good, and everybody loved her work,” husband James Hoyet Brown said. Maxine died April 14. She was born Jan. 10, 1922, in […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats return after splitting tourney tilts

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — After splitting in Friday’s first two rounds of Rio Rancho’s 16-team Kristin Griego Memorial Tournament, concerns about Friday’s wicked weather back home took precedence for the Clovis High softball team. The Lady Wildcats, scheduled to play twice on Saturday, opted to return to Clovis early Saturday morning. […]

March 21, 1957

Clovis Community Singers were preparing for a performance at New Bethel Baptist Church, 13th and Oak. … Dragnet, I Spy and State Trooper were among television options for the night. … Jimmy Brown, Mike Robertson, Joe Robertson and David Petty were among winners in a local ping pong tournament. … Safeway grocery was giving away […]

CHS TENNIS: Robertson spanks Cats

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Clovis High’s Marlon Wright hits a return while competing with Evan Ferguson in a doubles match against Las Vegas Robertson on Tuesday at the CHS tennis courts. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff The Clovis High boys tennis team ran into a buzzsaw on Tuesday. The Wildcats were manhandled 8-1 by defending Class 3A […]

More charged in deer beheading

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Two additional Clovis men have been charged in connection to the slaying, beheading and dumping of five deer in Curry County two years ago, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Brothers Trey and Treven Sprinkle were arrested Monday on charges related to the out-of-season slaying in January […]

Robertson beats Rams to earn second straight Class 3A championship

3A State Finals

Portales coach Andy Correll comforts senior running back Eric Segovia during a 28-6 loss to Robertson in the Class 3A state championship game Saturday at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — A pair of sustained drives sandwiched a Portales miscue in the first half and the […]

Robertson repeats in Class 3A

The Associated Press PORTALES — Robertson won its second-straight Class 3A football championship Saturday, defeating Portales 28-6. “I don’t know about a dynasty. We’re just happy to be back-to-back state champs,” Robertson coach Chad Roanhaus said. “This year, we knew we had the team to win it, we just had to go out and play […]

Rams … or repeat?

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Portales head coach Andy Correll, far right, watches as defensive coordinator Mark McAfee puts the Ram defense through the paces Friday. The team was taking a light practice in its last workout of the season. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When the Portales Rams met Las Vegas Robertson in the […]

Roanhaus leads big turnaround at Robertson

PLAYOFF

Las Vegas Robertson football coach Chad Roanhaus, a Clovis High grad and son of longtime Wildcats coach Eric Roanhaus, celebrates during last week’s Class 3A semifinal win over Socorro. Courtesy photo: Santa Fe New Mexican By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When he first accepted the job as Las Vegas Robertson’s football coach, Chad Roanhaus […]

Flags flying at half-staff for fallen N.M. soldier

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The U.S. and New Mexico flags fly at half-staff Thursday outside the Curry County Courthouse in honor of fallen Roswell soldier Pfc. Rick Salas Jr. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The mother of a soldier who was killed in Iraq did not see any flags billowing low Thursday, though the […]