If you can’t beat your four-legged kids, join them

Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist TUCUMCARI — Kids are wonderful. They rollick, they frolic, they spit up on your chest. I’m in the category of those who think children are giggly and grand — as long as they are somebody else’s. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ll be the first one in the supermarket line to […]

Teen Court inspires youth to pursue law careers

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Jennifer Aasen and Hope Watkins know exactly what they want to do when they graduate Clovis High School in 2006 — attend college and become lawyers. It is a career choice that stems from participation in a volunteer youth program in Clovis that puts the justice system in the […]

Portales teen takes Miss Rodeo Queen New Mexico

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Brittany Bennett, of Portales, and recently crowned 2005 Miss Rodeo New Mexico-Elect, is congratulated by judge Dick Reason, of Tucson, Ariz., at the Miss Rodeo New Mexico Pageant luncheon and coronation Thursday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Brittany Bennett likens rodeos to family reunions. Unlike many sports, camaraderie often […]

Clovis Head Start moves to larger location

Reporter’s Notebook Clovis Head Start has moved to a larger location and is inviting Clovis residents to an open house on Wednesday. According to staff member Amanda Dawson, the new location at 901 Martin Luther King Blvd. will be able to serve 164 children, compared to 130 at the old facility on 1115 W. 2nd […]

Selling CD for a cause makes horse sense

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Trenton Meeks, 17, of Farwell, brushes 3-year-old quarter horse CD before taking the horse out for a ride Saturday during the Spring Horse Sale at the Clovis Livestock Auction. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King Clovis Livestock Auction owner Danny Rogers estimated 1,000 horses would be sold this weekend in the business’ annual […]

Some bills we don’t hear about, thankfully

Ned Cantwell It’s not just long lunches at posh restaurants, glittering cocktail receptions, nifty little favors from fawning lobbyists. No, sir, when our duly elected representatives and senators gather in Santa Fe for their annual talkathon, it’s crunch time. Evidence? More than 1,000 bills have been introduced for consideration of both chambers. One thousand bills. […]

United Way adds two agencies

By Gary Mitchell A new program will allow the Curry County United Way to stretch its donation dollars further, according to local officials. All donations to the local office of the United Way will go directly to those in need with the help of a program called Corporate Cornerstone in which corporate donations will be […]