Local umpire retires after 46 years

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Clovis American Little League President Sherry Best thanks Bobby Light for his 46 years of service as an umpire before the start of his final game Wednesday at Dickenson Field. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The first game Bobby Light worked as an umpire was by accident. And there almost […]

Letters to the Editor 8/31

Con game leaves Clovis couple steamed A man approached my parents in June about painting their house. He seemed decent enough and professional enough, so after he provided them with his personal information and construction license number, they decided to give him the job. My unsuspecting mother gave this man a $300 check for supplies […]

Letters to the Editor 8/17

Utility manager lauds conservation efforts On behalf of New Mexico American Water, please allow me to thank the residents of Clovis for their tremendous response to our recent requests for conservation. While wise water use is always a good idea, this summer our system has been especially strained. I was very pleased to see the […]

Letters to the Editor 8/10

Beetles terrorizing New Mexico as well In regards to beetles, as reported in Monday’s Clovis News Journal: They are not confined to the Texas Panhandle.  I had to do a double-take when I spotted the photo of that pesky bug on the front page. They’re driving me crazy! They walk about 40 feet into my […]

Private citizens not fair game for letters

By David Stevens Most letters to the editor received by the Clovis News Journal are published, especially when the writer follows the parameters outlined daily on this Opinion page. Letters must be no more than 300 words, they must be on topics of general interest and the writer must be identified. Letters may be edited […]

Manager, officials at odds over weather

By David Stevens A Clovis Little League baseball manager said he was forced to choose between forfeiting a game and playing in unsafe weather conditions on Friday night in Portales. Teddy Marez, manager of the 10-12-year-old Zia Astros, said his team was ordered onto the field by tri-county league officials even though lightning was in […]