Prosecution rests in Salas murder trial

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The prosecution went through all of its planned witnesses in the trial of Edward Salas — including his mother — before Thursday’s mid-day break and rested shortly after returning from lunch. Salas, 23, faces charges in connection to the Sept. 15, 2005, shooting death of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. The […]

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March 27, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1:30 p.m. Saturday, an officer responded to the emergency room for a stabbing victim. A man said he was attacked when he went to help his younger brother who said he was having trouble with some guys. The man said he […]

Teacher helped write hometown tune

By Don McAlvay: CNJ columnist About 1963 Keith Ingram went to work for KCLV radio station. Bob Gold hired him as a disc jockey. The Echols still owned that station then. But Ingram went over to KICA radio station at 10th and Sycamore in 1966, at age 21 or 22, as a disc jockeys for […]

March 21, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About midnight Saturday an officer responded to a restaurant in the 800 block of 21st Street for a criminal damage report.A woman said her husband had just been released from jail and was bothering her at work.She said when she refused to […]

Zias win twice in Phoenix event

CNJ staff PHOENIX — Junior center fielder Laura Thompson had three hits, scoring one run and driving in the other, and sophomore Kristen Cruickshank tossed a one-hitter as Eastern New Mexico University shut out Cal State Stanislaus 2-0 for its second win Thursday in the NCAA Division II Leadoff Classic softball tournament and its 10th […]

Christmas toy story

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer “I don’t remember toys. But when my sister was little bitty — we were raised poor; my mom would sew for money. My mom got a tricycle as payment for some sewing she had done, and it was rusty and old. My mom painted it while we slept and […]

A day of joy, for our Saviour brings peace

Today we gather with family and friends, share gifts and meals, maybe go out for a movie, maybe cruise and enjoy Christmas decorations around town. May we all experience peace. May our faith move mountains. May the unbounded potential of love be unleashed in our lives and hearts. And may the story recorded in the […]

Home not far from mind during trip

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I have returned from a 4,600-mile odyssey through the American Southland visiting family. We went to Memphis, Tenn., to Asheville, N.C., on to Roanoke, Va., then southward to Charleston, S.C., to Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., then upstate to Fort Walton Beach. We passed through […]

Hounds pull to .500 on hoops season

CNJ staff CASA BLANCA, N.M. — Senior guard Justin Redman-Trotter bounced back from an off-night in Thursday’s season opener at Emporia State to compile team highs of 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists Saturday, helping Eastern New Mexico University beat Western New Mexico 78-72. The game was the second half of a doubleheader played […]

Estimated burn area reduced

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Freedom New Mexico: Casey Peacock Portales Fire Department personnel travel down railroad tracks Wednesday along U.S. 70 spraying smoldering railroad ties. The smoldering ties resulted from the grass fire that burned through the area. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico A day after an out-of-control grass fire ran for better than seven miles east of […]

Oct. 14 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 6 p.m. Oct. 4 an officer responded to a home in the 600 block of Seventh Street for an assault. A man told the officer a man he had been in jail with told him if he came […]

Tractor-trailer rollover

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A tractor-trailer hauling diesel fuel rolled over Tuesday on Curry Road O. The driver was not injured, according to emergency officials on site. Officials said they would not know if any fuel leaked until they set the trailer upright. The driver said the back tires of the trailer went off […]

Former financial advisor falters

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist A few weeks ago I went to the commissary with my five children. Going to the grocery store with all of them isn’t easy, so when my husband deploys I often go to a small and extremely expensive store that is very close to our home. But on this particular […]

Zia volleyballers struggles continue

CNJ staff SEARCY, Ark. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team dropped its final two matches in the Harding Classic on Saturday, falling to Washburn 30-21, 30-18, 30-17 and to the host Lady Bison 30-27, 30-28, 30-23. The Zias (3-11) went 0-4 for the weekend against teams which entered their matches against ENMU with […]

Music brought couple to Clovis

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist The parents of Harold and Sheila (McGinnis) Phillips were Quakers, and so were Harold and Sheila who had come to Clovis in 1953. In 1977 Sheila gave me two books written by her mother, Edith B. McGinnis who died in 1976. The books were “First Quakers in Texas,” and “I […]

Just passing through

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Who: David Glahn of San Antonio was travelling with his family. Going to: Mesa Verde Thoughts on Clovis: “We went to the New Mexico Visitors Association. I think we’re going to camp tonight at Lake Sumner. “It seemed like a nice place. One of the people I work with, […]

Cage fights draw strong support

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Staff photo: Gabriel Monte Brandon Head of Prime Performance Boxing and MMA captured his match against Jonathan Petit of Kensu Studio of Portales. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Despite the wind and rain blowing in through the side of the arena Curry County Fairgrounds, more than 600 fans gathered to see watch cage fighters […]

Clovis sweeps Hereford

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis High’s Jordan Jacobs dives back to first base against Hereford on Thursday afternoon at Bell Park. CNJ staff Clovis rode the one-two offensive punch of Parker Wood and Jarod Kiser in the opener and a pitcher-by-committee approach in the nightcap Thursday en route to sweeping Hereford in a summer league […]

Cats get win, tie at Levelland

CNJ staff LEVELLAND, Texas — Outfielder Jordan Jacobs went 6-for-7 as the Clovis Wildcats earned a tie and a win in West Texas Baseball League action Tuesday night. The Cats settled for an 8-8 tie in the opener, then won the nightcap 10-5 in six innings. Both games ended early on the WTBL’s 2-hour time […]