Cattlemen’s Club poker game ended up in court

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist A poker game in Clovis started out like any other poker game at the Cattlemen’s Club. You have to understand how these poker games can sometimes get tied up into courts of law. Really? You see, a young cattleman from Arizona showed up in Clovis in December 1954 with four […]

July 13, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About midnight July 5 an officer responded to a home in the 700 block of Axtell for a battery report. A woman said she was at a residence with some friends when a female she knew came in and started arguing with […]

Portales gets head start on holiday

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia Western Enterprises, pyrotechnic workers, Cody Brooks and Kamdron Kralik work on the fireworks Thursday in preparation for the annual Independence Day fireworks show at Greyhound Arena. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Portales residents started celebrating their independence a day earlier this year at the second annual Smokin’ 3rd of […]

Company untold key to Clovis development

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist Most people go by the old Clovis Mill and Elevator Co. on the second block of First Street, east of Main, by the railroad tracks, and never realize the jewel it became. Lester Stone came in 1917 and was the founder of the Clovis Mill and Elevator Co., but it […]

In search of answers

Videographer Tony Bullocks has started a new feature in which he seeks answers to citizen concerns.

May 10, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What is it: Classic Boxing Where: ESPN When: 6:30 p.m. What it’s about: See the fight that started the downfall of Mike Tyson. The loss to James “Buster” Douglas sent off shock waves. Watch the slow eight-count for Douglas, and the knockout nobody expected.

Big day for Portales-born ballplayer

Portales-born Cody Ross started in center field and had three hits for the Florida Marlins on Sunday in their 5-1 loss to Houston.

County grass fire extinguished

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A fire Wednesday near St. Vrain burned about 1,000 acres of grassland and this abandoned building. Officials said no one was hurt in the fire. By CNJ Staff A fire started by a resident burning trash torched more than 1,000 acres of grassland between Clovis and Melrose on Wednesday before […]

Sunday alcohol sales already started in Clovis

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer The first Sunday of alcohol sales fell on Easter for Applebee’s. “It went really well,” said manager Dustin Barnes. He said the success of the sales was hard to gauge on a holiday that traditionally focuses on family gatherings. “People who didn’t have family to go to definitely enjoyed […]

21st-century car complicates drive

By Grant McGee: Local columnist When it comes to vehicles, The Lady of the House and I are solidly in the 20th century. Her car is from 1989 and while I prefer to ride a bicycle, I do have a 1978 Volkswagen in the driveway we call “The Flying Potato.” So when we planned our […]