Greyhounds sign large class

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Should Eastern New Mexico University again be a Lone Star Conference football contender, Wednesday may be viewed as the day the turnaround started. “I’m just delighted,” said Ribaudo, who teams have gone 15-26 in his first four seasons. “Our coaches worked their tails off and it’s a great day […]

Four local players sign with Greyhounds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis senior Stefan Mills rushed for more than 1,200 yards and scored 21 TDs this season. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Wes and Lane Wood have been there for the good times, the bad times, and the really, really good times for Muleshoe football. And they’ve done it together. […]

Residents voice discomfort with traffic sign removal

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Some residents are hoping the trial period for traffic sign changes on Plains Avenue and Main Street will go no further. Jessie Ellison, who has lived at her house on Plains since 1954, said she doesn’t understand the reasoning for the removal of stop signs at the intersection of […]

Resident reports sign burning

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Business feature: Hull Street overpass closure affects businesses

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Lovita Frusher, owner of One Stop feed and Supply on Hull Street, helps Len Allemand of Clovis Monday with some research on an item. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The sign in front of Lovita Frusher’s feed store on the south end of the Hull Street overpass reads, “Still […]

Bush expected to sign new GI bill

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist With Congress adding a $1 billion-a-year transferability feature, President Bush has dropped his opposition to the extraordinary Webb GI Bill initiative and is prepared to sign it into law as early as this month. Known also as the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, the new GI Bill will […]

Zias sign Texas hoopster

CNJ staff Portales — Jasmine Ivory of Valley High in Turkey, Texas, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Eastern New Mexico University, according to a school press release. The 5-11 Ivory averaged 19 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shotsas a senior while earning all-district and all-state honors.

May 2, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 9 a.m. Sunday an officer responded to a residence in the 600 block of Anthony for a report of larceny. A man said the night before, someone stole a 4-foot by 4-foot billboard sign that was tied to his van. The […]

Hill expected to sign with Jacksonville College Thursday

Clovis guard Bryce Hill is expected to sign a letter-of-intent today Thursday to play basketball for Jacksonville College in Jacksonville, Texas, Clovis coach J.D. Isler said. Hill, a 6’0” senior, scored 19.6 points per game, third for the Class 5A runnerup Wildcats (29-2). He leaves Clovis as its No. 3 all-time scorer and all-time leader […]

Hounds sign juco guard

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan has his first signee for the 2008-09 season in Brandon Wilson, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Dallas. Wilson, who will be a junior, transferred from Jacksonville College in Texas. He averaged 8 1/2 points and almost four rebounds a game last season […]

April 20, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Intersection yield sign problematic

New round of elections

Tuesday was the day to sign up for county and state elections across New Mexico.

Homeless man’s tall tale worth cash

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I was thinking about homeless folks the other day because I saw a guy with a backpack strolling out of the Clovis rail yard. It set my mind a-wandering. Songs have been written as have passages in The Good Book about lending a hand to someone in need because it […]

Historical marker unveiled at Petty studio

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Shirley and Kenneth Broad, owners of the Norman Petty Recording Studio in Clovis, unveil a historic marker presented Thursday by the New Mexico Historical Preservation Division. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Dozens gathered Thursday in a small court yard at the Norman Petty Recording Studio to watch the unveiling of […]

Rodeo comes close to being cancelled

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent The annual Pioneer Days Rodeo will get started Thursday as scheduled. But there were a few anxious moments at Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting. County officials said the event was in danger of being cancelled because the event organizer — Curry County Mounted Patrol — had not signed a contract […]

Exotic accident victim

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A camel tied to a road sign looks on as rescuers work the scene of a two-vehicle crash at State Road 311 and Llano Estacado Boulevard around 4:30 p.m. Monday. The camel was in a trailer being towed by a sport utility vehicle heading northbound when a car heading west […]

Story about seeing a man about a dog

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Columnist  Did you hear about the fellow who was walking down the street one day when he saw a hand-lettered sign in a yard that said: “Talking Dog: Five Dollars”?  Quite curious, the man walked up to the front door of the house and knocked. When an ordinary-looking fellow answered, the […]

Sheriff insists patrols will continue

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners held an emergency meeting Monday afternoon to sign a resolution declaring a state of emergency. The local emergency/disaster declaration, which stated extensive damage was caused to commercial, agriculture and residential buildings in Curry County by Friday’s tornado, is a prerequisite for the county to receive funding […]

Stealing not worth it — that’s the truth

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I were in Truth or Consequences the other weekend. One place we visited was a secondhand store. In places like this I look for old music and bicycle parts. She looks at everything. So I usually finish first. While she continued to search for […]

Oil distribution shows hope for Iraqi reform

By Freedom Newspapers An agreement by the Iraqi cabinet on a draft of a new law to govern the distribution of oil revenues could be the most hopeful long-term sign in Iraq in a long time. The pact might reduce a great deal of the tension and resentment that feeds violence in that country, even […]