Emporia State too much for Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University senior forward Jamaal Hadley protects the ball from Emporia State center Shang Ping on a layup attempt in the first half of Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Hadley scored four points in the 87-55 loss. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer Emporia State took the suspense […]

Chandler, Stoddard, Bostwick take county seats

CNJ staff Caleb Chandler is returning to county government, and Daniel Stoddard and Wendell Bostwick will join him on the Curry County Commission. With 37 of 37 precincts reporting, the former county sheriff and state senator took 60.2 percent of the vote in District 5, winning 2,340 to 1,549 over former county commissioner Paul Barnes. […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Police Blotter

CNJ Staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 5 p.m. Sept. 24 an officer was called to the 1000 block of South Prince Street for a juvenile problem.A woman said her granddaughter was suspended from junior high earlier in the day for using her cell phone and […]

‘Kids’ reminder of times gone by

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist It just took five words. It killed a conversation, showed our differences and outlined our dependence on the superficial. But a few months ago, those five words started a conversation, showed our similarities and outlined our dependence on the superficial. “I don’t have a television,” she said, starting the conversation, […]

Unbelief wall against freedom in faith in Jesus

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist The tiny country of Georgia has been in the news the last two weeks. Seems like all the events there are a difficult reminder to those of us who were raised during the Cold War era. In 1968, a friend I knew during my college days took a summer learning […]

Aug. 15, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 p.m. Sunday an officer responded to a report of 200 Manana Boulevard for a report of a subject down. The officer found a man who smelled of alcohol lying on the ground. It took the officer about 10 minutes to […]

More turf funds OK’d

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis School board took care of a few extra points from the surface conversion at Leon Williams Stadium. During the board’s visitation meeting Tuesday at Lincoln-Jackson Family Center, the board approved approximately $106,000 in bond money to go toward the stadium, which is being converted to an artificial […]

Education feature: Class ends on a high note

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jennifer Brandon touches up her makeup in the dressing room backstage at Clovis Community College’s Town Hall before she and her classmates performed their final for a Broadway-style singing class. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer In the minimal light backstage, Caleb Brandon took his place behind a podium and […]

West Point grads learn life lessons

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis alumnus Jeff Epps said the responsibilities he shouldered as a cadet during his four years at the United States Military Academy at West Point allowed him to experience life differently than most college graduates. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer If there was one thing 2004 Clovis High alumnus […]

First person: Life coach

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Earl Diddle, 58, began his basketball coaching career at age 23. Earl Diddle loves traveling, unless it happens on the basketball court. Diddle began his lifelong career in basketball before he can remember. He took his first coaching job as head coach in his hometown of East Liverpool, Ohio, at […]

CNJ wins five first-place awards

CNJ staff The Clovis News-Journal took five first-place awards and gathered eight total awards in The Associated Press Managing Editor’s contest, as announced by the AP Saturday evening. Managing Editor Rick White received first-place awards for sports photo, deadline sports writing and headline writing, and took second for page design. The News-Journal staff took first-place […]

Fishing gives families chance to bond

Glenda Price Some of my best memories revolve around fishing. Deep-sea fishing is fun. Trolling in a boat on a big lake is, too. Still, my favorite kind of fishing is sneaking up on trout in a mountain stream or casting a fly or lure in a small lake among pine trees and oak brush, […]

May 30, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 11:30 p.m. Friday an officer responded to a school in the 100 block of Commerce Way for a student with a weapon. A staff member said she had confiscated a knife from a student, who said he had brought it to […]

Senior gets diploma after more than 60 years

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Howard Vaughn Luckett is different kind of senior than the ones he will graduate with Sunday. While it took most of Clovis High School’s graduating class of 338 about four years to earn their diplomas, it has taken Luckett more than 60 years. Luckett, 81, dropped out of high […]

Arrest warrant issued for defendant’s mother

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A dozen witnesses took the stand for the prosecution Wednesday in the first-degree murder trial of Edward Salas, accused in the shooting death of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. Morning witnesses included Edward Salas’ former girlfriend and a man who helped hide a gun authorities believe was involved in the Sept. […]

First witness takes stand at Salas murder trial

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Edward Salas, 23, listens Monday afternoon at the Curry County Courthouse as Lynn Trujillo testifies on what occurred the night of the shooting. Salas is on trial for the shooting death of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Ruben Perez, the person police have said was the […]

Voter turnout mild in smaller municipalities

CNJ staff Most small municipalities in the region had uncontested elections Tuesday with mild voter turnout by comparison to Clovis numbers. In Melrose, Hulin P. Cargile, Tuck N. Monk and Darrel L. Bostwick took council seats in heated races that included two write-in candidates. In Portales, incumbents Gary Watkins and Michael Miller took the two […]

Immunity denies accountability

By Kevin Wilson Congress is about to tell you it’s OK to break the law, as long as somebody in the government is paying you to do it. The Senate on Tuesday voted in favor of giving telecommunications companies immunity for their roles in a National Security Administration eavesdropping program previously ruled unconstitutional by the […]

Defense tactics irk judge

Sharna Johnson CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — A special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations was the brunt of defense ire and sarcasm on Wednesday, accused of a botched and careless investigation in the first-degree murder trial of Airman Basic Edward Novak II. Under cross-examination, OSI Agent Thad Payne took a verbal […]

Zoo break-in reported

CNJ staff A break-in at the zoo appears to be the result of bored youth looking for a place to skateboard, zoo officials said. Hillcrest Park Zoo Director Herschel Arnold said Friday when employees discovered a full length cut in the 8-foot perimeter fence on the back side of the zoo, they quickly surmised skateboarders […]