March 4, 1983

New Mexico lawmakers were considering a bill requiring automobile safety restraints for children under 5. Clovis health officials were loaning car seats at no charge. … The Clovis News-Journal cost a quarter, even on Sundays. … Clovis High’s Grand Concert was scheduled for 7 p.m. at Rock Staubus Gym. Cost was $2 for adults and […]

Gamers test Madden ’07 dexterity

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer For Clovis Civic Center managers Brock Neely and Isaac Siaz, their love of video games turned into an idea they believe can benefit the Clovis community. Siaz and Neely have started a video game tournament for all those Madden ’07 fiends who dominate their friends and any other competition […]

Woman handed 12 years for sexually exploiting children

By CNJ Staff A 43-year-old Clovis woman was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty for her role in sexually exploiting children, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Peggy Baker was seen on a homemade video coercing a 13-year-old girl to perform sexual acts and pose nude […]

Cameras in police cars keep peace

By Steve Chapman: Columnist One afternoon in November, Houston Texans lineman Fred Weary was pulled over by Houston police for a traffic violation. The cops say he was belligerent and uncooperative. Weary’s lawyer says he did as he was told. What no one disputes is that the story had an unhappy ending. The officer shot […]

Wayquay performs during Native American Heritage Month

By Ashley Lee: FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS Actress, artist, poet, singer and songwriter Wayquay will perform in two free concerts Tuesday at the Campus Union Ballroom at Eastern New Mexico University. The concerts are sponsored by ENMU’s Native American Affairs department as part of a month-long celebration during Native American Heritage Month. Wayquay, whose full name, Swangideed […]

Magazine gives harsh lesson in friendship

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers What you read says a lot about you. Certain magazines indicate a need to be ready for a political debate, with arguments tailored to a particular political ideology. Others keep you up on the world of sports. Still others say that you have unrealistic expectations of the opposite sex. Mine […]

Pioneers honored at banquet

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Weldon and Vernell Reed are all smiles after being named Roosevelt County Pioneers of the Year at the Pioneer Banquet Friday kicking off Heritage Days in Portales. (Staff photo: Karl Terry) By Paula Cronic: Freedom Newspapers Weldon and Vernell Reed of Floyd received the 2006 Roosevelt County Pioneer of the Year Award. They were presented […]

Unspeakable tragedy, unjustifiable game

Leonard Pitts Jr. Syndicated Columnist So now you, too, can shoot up Columbine. Like Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris seven years ago, you can roam the hallways with explosives and guns, bring a bloodbath to a high school in the suburbs. All from the comfort of your desk, all just by booting up your computer. […]

Video ratings consider sex, violence and language

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Tyler White, 13 of Clovis plays “Perfect Dark Zero” on Wednesday at Cyber City. The game is rated mature by the Entertainment Software Rating Board. White says his parents observe him playing video games. (Staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The small screen displays a life-like animation of a senior citizen, […]

12/7 Local Roundup

Police searching for robbery suspect Police are searching for male suspect they believe is responsible for Monday night’s armed robbery of a gas station in the 700 block of First Street, according to the police report. A 20-year-old cashier at Sundance Fuels told police the suspect told her to give him all her money or […]