Animal euthanasia: Gas chamber

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Outside the Clovis Animal Shelter I was greeted by Clovis police Capt. Ron Hutchison and Animal Control Officers Larry Rogers and Marty Martinez. Clad in black coveralls and wearing blue latex gloves, Rogers and Martinez were starting their morning cleaning ritual, Hutchison said. As we walked down the rows […]

May 4, 2008 Engagements

Fearon-Rogers Mel Fearon of Halton, Australia, announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Briana Fearon, of Sydney, Australia, to Billy Rogers, of Hong Kong. He is the son of Tom and Bev Colvin of Clovis. A wedding date has not been set. The bride elect is a graduate of the Sydney Institute of […]

Family starts new tradition

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Esmi Valadez, 7, fishes for catfish with a new fishing pole at Greene Acres Park on Monday with her sisters, Precious, 2, front, and Samantha, 10. Sonia and Roberto Valadez, background, took their daughters to the park for a family picnic on Labor Day. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer […]

County has history of stardom

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Hundreds of Curry County residents had a small taste of fame when the movie “Believe in Me” was filmed in the area in October 2004. More than 600 locals were used as extras for crowd scenes and about 20 landed small speaking roles, according to Clovis/Curry County Chamber of […]

Local Roundup: System will address citizens’ concerns

By CNJ Staff The New Mexico Environment Department has launched a Web-based system to answer residents’ questions, according to a NMED press release. Residents can ask non-emergency questions, make suggestions, or report issues related to programs the department oversees, including hazardous waste, air quality and water and wastewater systems, the release reads. The system can […]

Students’ fund-raiser money missing

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Natalie, left, Tyler, center, and Spencer Rogers refrained from buying snacks at the school, opting to put the money toward buying new playground equipment at James Bickley Elementary. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In this season of giving, Clovis students have had something taken away. Thousands of coins collected […]

Students’ fund-raiser money missing

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer In this season of giving, Clovis students have had something taken away. Thousands of coins collected by James Bickley Elementary School students were reported stolen Dec. 11, according to the Clovis Police Department. Approximately $200 the students had raised for new playground equipment was stolen, James Bickley personnel […]

Local golfer notches pair of aces

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Bob Rogers of Clovis plays golf at Municipal Golf Course last Thursday. Rogers has golfed with the same group for the past seven years, and usually plays four days a week. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent There’s an old story around the clubhouse at Clovis Municipal Golf Course about one […]

Rats! That’s one big varmint

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis woman was surprised Tuesday when her pit bull puppy brought her a gift. Laying in the yard with two scrounged socks was a large, dead rat. Wilma Stotts said the rodent’s size startled her. “I’ve never seen a rat that big; that rat was longer than my […]

Ex-backup singer befriended Wal-Mart founder

By Don McAlavy: local columnist Wal-Mart broke ground for a store at the North Plains Mall on Jan. 10, 1985. It was the mall’s biggest anchor store. Construction on the Wal-Mart Supercenter at 3728 North Prince St. on the old Charles Sorgen homestead started in 1998. A lake alongside Llano Estacado Boulevard going west from […]