Privatization gives new life to space travel

Freedom New Mexico Massive rockets propelled the shuttle Atlantis into orbit Friday to a final rendezvous with the International Space Station, poignantly ending the storied 30-year space program. Few advances epitomize American ingenuity more than NASA’s achievements, unquestionably establishing the United States as space exploration leader. The shuttle specs alone speak to what not-so-long ago […]

Business Feature: Vendors say fireworks sales booming

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Monica Ortiz, manager of Mr. W fireworks stand, shows fireworks to Alexis Lopez, 8, front, Marisol Lopez, 11, and Jacob Dominguez, 3. The children said they were saving their fireworks for the holiday, but their mother doubts they will last that long. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Planet Fireworks manager Rick Fry said he […]

Lady Cats beat Goddard in Milk Madness Classic

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Clovis High’s Tori Northcutt tries to get to the basket against Roswell Goddard’s Laura Fry, left, during Friday’s matchup at Rock Staubus Gym. The Lady Wildcats improved to 11-5 by defeating Goddard. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent It’s not set up in a traditional bracket format, with winners advancing to […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats beat Goddard, stay unbeaten

CNJ staff ROSWELL — J.D. Isler figures his Clovis High boys basketball team passed a good test on the road Saurday night. Junior guard Jaden Isler scored 19 points and senior post Michael Lewis added 15 as the Wildcats improved to 6-0 with a 66-57 win over Roswell Goddard. It was the second win in […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Defense hangs in for Cats

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Clovis High fullback Manuel Robles shrugs off Goddard’s Gabriel Flores at the Wool Bowl in Roswell on Friday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer ROSWELL — With 9:49 remaining in the first half of Clovis’ eventual 35-21 victory over Goddard Friday night, the homestanding Rockets began a drive that led […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Rockets fire past Clovis

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Clovis High’s Jordan Garrett, left, battles for the ball as Roswell Goddard’s China Rose falls to the ground during Saturday’s girls match at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Visiting Roswell Goddard may have dominated play against Clovis in the first ten minutes of a girls soccer match […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cats can’t stop Goddard

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Clovis freshman Antiesha Brown hits around the block of Roswell Goddard’s Laura Fry (10) and Jamie Edgett during Thursday’s match at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Nobody celebrates a kill shot quite like Clovis’ Siobhan Flatow. But even her fist-pumping was noticeably muted after she hit one […]

Goddard blanks CHS

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Clovis’ Cassie Belford, left, battles Goddard’s Sara Torrez for the ball during during Tuesday’s girls soccer matchup at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis High girls soccer coach Larry Jones found some positives on Tuesday despite the Lady Wildcats’ 5-0 loss to Roswell Goddard at Yucca […]

Fireworks spark concern

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Clovis residents Kathy Martinez and daughter Brittaney Bruhn buy fireworks on Saturday at the Phantom Fireworks booth outside Lowe’s supermarket on 14th Street. The booth is manned by Jeff Cahall and his son Sierra. (Staff photo: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer The array at the Phantom Fireworks booth includes monikers such as […]

Cats seeking .500

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Clovis coach Eric Roanhaus sends in a play with senior wide receiver Elliott Hita during last week’s win over Rio Rancho. Clovis plays longtime rival Goddard tonight in Roswell. (Staff photo: Rick White) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Momentum has been as elusive for the Clovis Wildcats as a scrambling Michael Vick, with an […]

Fireworks vendors report an explosive sales period

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Fireworks vendors began packing up and closing shop on Monday, many declaring the season a financial success. “We just got it this year, so this was our first time,” said Maria Hernandez, who operated a stand between Clovis and Texico over the past few weeks, “but business was pretty good.” […]

Lady Rockets break away from CHS in second half

By Dave Wagner Roswell Goddard let some early scoring opportunities slip away and went into halftime leading Clovis High just 1-0 Saturday in the girls season opener for both teams at Yucca Soccer Complex. That changed in a span of about 10 minutes early in the second half when the Lady Rockets erupted for three […]