Rams produce solid showing

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Tyler Anderson has quietly provided a significant boost for the Portales boys track team this season. The junior, who transferred from Elida in the fall after finishing second in last year’s Class 1A state 100 meters, scored 10 points in three events on Saturday to help the […]

Doggie Howser, MD: Therapy dog

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Casper the therapy dog visits with surgical floor nurses at Plains Regional Medical Center. “The staff and the patients, they love having him here,” his owner David Kelso said. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A practiced calm settled over Casper as he stood ready to make his rounds. As the […]

Portales pair picks up state titles

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Portales’ Brandon McAfee runs a leg in the 1600 medley relay at the state track meet Friday in Albuquerque. The Rams failed to advanced to today’s finals. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High’s Jordan Roehl didn’t give herself much in the way of style points in Friday’s […]

Police arrest man on 859 child pornography charges

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A 45-year-old Clovis man was arrested Friday on 859 child pornography charges following an investigation that took more than a year, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Department. Elijah McClain of 1300A Arcineiga Drive is being held on a $75,000 bond, according to jail officials. The local investigation took more […]

CHS GIRLS STATE TRACK: Lady Cats eye repeat

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Senior Kacee Escobar leads a strong contingent of throwers representing Clovis High’s girls in the Class 5A state track meet, starting today in Albuquerque. Escobar will compete in shot put and discus this weekend. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Looking for back-to-back Class 5A girls state track titles, Clovis […]

May 15, 1954

More than 6,000 people attended Armed Forces Day festivities at Clovis Air Force Base. … Snyder Furniture, at 122 Main, was “really wrapped up in our business” and holding a sale in celebration of its 19th year. … Highland Park Memorial Co. and The Clovis Monument Co. were offering a new service – an installment […]

CHS GOLF: Clovis teams gear up for state

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Clovis High girls golfers, from left, Brooke Switzer, Tiffany Reid and Amanda Estes work on their driving on Friday at Municipal Golf Course. Both CHS teams are in Albuquerque for Class 5A state tourneys Monday and Tuesday. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s golf teams know their work is cut out in the […]

Walk of life

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CNJ Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Cancer survivors line up for the first lap at the Clovis Relay for Life at Ned Houk Park outside of Clovis on Friday night. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The sun set on the thousands at Clovis’ Ned Houk Park, but the laps, laughs and memories continued throughout the […]

Clovis needs new children’s facilities

By Clyde Davis: Columnist It was perfectly natural that we should stop in a park in Alamogordo before heading back toward Clovis, given we were traveling with a 7-year-old. Some of us ate at the park; others just played. It was a good chance for my grandson to burn off some energy before the long […]

Water funding comes up short

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — Even with $2.271 million in state money the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority board picked up Wednesday, the group remained short of its two-year goal for funding a portion of the design work on the Ute Water Project. “I think it was a good news-bad news […]