Looks like a blustery day

Steve Kersh, weather forecaster at KVII-TV in Amarillo — one of our media partners — predicts this will be a lousy Saturday for badminton in the yard:

Not all green initiatives brilliant

Grant McGee: Local columnist One of the things I liked about our tour of the Southland The Lady of the House and I took last fall was I got to see an old friend of mine, kudzu. Kudzu is a vigorous, big-leafed vine that can be seen all over the southeast United States. If it […]

Giants upset Patriots

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Oh well, nobody’s perfect. Except maybe Eli Manning. A masterful magician when the stakes were highest, Manning engineered one of the best drives in Super Bowl history Sunday to help the New York Giants squash the New England Patriots’ run at history-making perfection with a 17-14 victory. In a game, and […]

Letters to the Editor: Hotel Clovis has passed its prime

As a third-generation Clovisite and supporter of our historical heritage, I have watched and hoped for a solution to our despair over Hotel Clovis that would revive its majestic history. Realistically, I now face the truth with reverent reserve. Let’s face the facts: It is time for it to go, to be put down with […]

5A title game fan-tastic

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CNJ Staff Photo: Rick White Clovis student manager Dominique Smalls consoles Clovis senior Derrick Phillips after Mayfield beat Clovis 49-48 in double overtime Friday in the Class 5A state championship game at Leon Williams Stadium. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico In a game with more drama and twists than a murder mystery, someone had […]

Dentist cared for equestrian clientele

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist John Edward Homan came to Clovis in 1910. For 12 years he was a horse dentist who had his office in the Beck and Bells Wagon Yard at Second and Mitchell streets. The wagon yard was on the northwest corner. His family included his wife Myrtle and 10 children, five […]

Portales resident, pet goat reunited

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Karl Terry Robert Villanueva and Margie, his pet goat, sit Wednesday on the deck of Villanueva’s home. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A Portales resident and his pet goat are back together again. Robert Villanueva said his nanny goat was missing for three days last week before she was discovered […]

Angelo State beats Hounds in double overtime

Freedom New Mexico Daniel Thomas rushed for three touchdowns, including the game-winner in the second overtime, as Angelo State beat the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds 27-21 Saturday at Greyhound Stadium. ENMU senior quarterback Michael Benton scored on a 25-yard run in first overtime, but was stopped on fourth-and-two at the 5-yard line to end […]

Abilene Christian tops Hounds

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Even in some seasons when it was struggling, Abilene Christian has been a thorn in Eastern New Mexico University’s side over the years. In 2007, though, the 17th-ranked Wildcats are for real. They proved it on Saturday night by piling up 551 total yards in rolling to a 45-20 Lone […]

Hounds edge RiverHawks

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Safety Brandon Dominguez, bottom, linebacker Tony Johnson, right, and cornerback Tillman Stevens team up to bring down Northeastern State tight end Warren Kirk late in the first half of Thursday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The Eastern New […]

Sept. 1, 2007 Prep Summaries

Mayfield 38, Clovis 20 Clovis 0 7 7 6 — 20 Mayfield 21 7 7 3 — 38 Scoring summary First quarter M — Jacob Ceniceros 7-yard run (Matt Sandoval kick), 10:00. Drive: 6 plays, 59 yards M — Nathan Enriquez 25-yard pass from Sandoval (Sandoval kick), 5:14. Drive: 4 plays, 41 yards M — […]

Portales falls in season opener

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico The Robertson Cardinals erased a two-touchdown Portales lead and beat the Rams 20-15 Friday night at Greyhound Stadium. Robertson quarterback Adrian Martinez threw two first-half touchdown passes to receiver Chris Ellis, followed by a third-quarter connection from Jake Martinez to Jesse Estrada to complete the comeback. “We just didn’t […]

Hounds trounce Bacone in season opener

CNJ staff MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University broke its team single-game rushing yards record on Saturday and the Greyhounds cruised to a 63-20 win over Bacone College in the season opener for both teams. Senior quarterback Michael Benton rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns while his backup, J.T. Thompson, added 171 yards […]

Clovis finishes fast against Bulldawgs

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Clovis started slow and finished strong in Friday’s scrimmage against Las Cruces, according to Clovis assistant coach Darren Kelley. Las Cruces outscored Clovis four touchdowns to two during an 80-play controlled scrimmage. The Wildcats got the better of the Bulldawgs in a 20-play, goal-line series in which the teams started at […]

Aug. 5, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 12:15 a.m. July 28 an officer was dispatched to a hotel in the 2600 block of Mabry Drive for an unknown situation. A woman said a female guest had come to her room to say her boyfriend was battering her. The […]

South wins defensive battle in 3A contest

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LAS VEGAS, N.M. — It was an offensive standstill or a defensive slugfest, depending on the point of view, but for the South, the result was just fine. The South earned a 7-6 victory in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association Class 3A all-star game, claiming its fifth triumph […]

Tadpoles tough out western terrain

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The water in the barrow ditch was alive with something bigger than bugs. The water was moving, bubbling. I had to pull off the road and park my bicycle. I peered into the murky, algae-rimmed rut and saw tadpoles. Hundreds of tadpoles were swimming around and doing what tadpoles do […]

Threat of grenade found in Portales yard unknown

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Whether a grenade found Saturday in a Portales yard was live or not couldn’t be determined, according to Portales Police Department spokesperson Lonnie Berry. According to Berry, the condition of the grenade that had apparently been buried in the yard at Eighth and Chicago streets prevented personnel from […]

Grenade shocks couple doing yard work

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry A member of Cannon Air Force Base’s 27th Civil Engineering Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit looks at a grenade Saturday in Portales. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers The old saying goes that close only counts in hand grenades and horseshoes. A Portales couple got closer to a grenade than they wanted […]

South Prince community hit hard

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Richard McDonald, left, and Michael Bell examine a two-by-four that was driven through their living room wall Friday night by tornado winds. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The steady sound of crunching glass under her feet, Tina Rolan walked through her home. Pointing to things in passing, she focused on […]