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July 1, 2008
July 1st, 2008


Zia gets past Quay
June 30th, 2008


Weekend burglary reported at CCC
June 30th, 2008
Faculty and staff at Clovis Community College spent much of Monday assessing losses suffered from a weekend burglary, according to spokesperson Lisa Spencer. “We’re still assessi...


President signs off on Cannon funding
June 30th, 2008
On Monday The FY2008 emergency supplemental bill containing $162 billion, with key funding for Cannon Air Force Base was signed into law by President Bush. According to press releases from S...


Texico may implement stricter conservation measures
June 30th, 2008
In recent meetings the Texico City Council discussed the possibility of moving to Phase II water conservation, which would implement fines for residents who did not comply with the conservation eff...


July 1, 2008 Police Blotter
June 30th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 5 a.m. June 22 an officer responded to the emergency room at the hospital for a batter...


AgSense: Need will grow for more forage crops to meet demand for ethan...
June 30th, 2008
Federal expectations are to provide for 38 percent of ethanol needs from cellulosic sources, such as crop residue, wood, specialty crops, like kenaf, and traditional forage crops without interferin...


Bush expected to sign new GI bill
June 30th, 2008
With Congress adding a $1 billion-a-year transferability feature, President Bush has dropped his opposition to the extraordinary Webb GI Bill initiative and is prepared to sign it into law as early...


Surveillance doesn’t prevent criminal activity
June 30th, 2008
How do you behave when you are being watched by a police officer? Certainly, you would be less likely to misbehave, but you would also be less likely to behave in an ordinary and carefree way. ...


ENMU receives $960,000 in tech money
June 30th, 2008
ALBUQUERQUE – Eastern New Mexico University at Portales has been awarded almost $960,000 secured by U.S. Senator Pete Domenici to allow the school to make technological upgrades to it’s...


Plane crash kills 5 in Santa Rosa
June 30th, 2008
SANTA ROSA — Federal investigators are trying to determine what caused the crash of a single-engine airplane shortly after taking off from Santa Rosa’s airport, killing all five people...


June 30, 2008 - Major League Baseball
June 30th, 2008
Major League Baseball is approaching its halfway mark. Click here to find out how your team is doing....


Four-day week works for Sloan
June 30th, 2008
Portales' Wendel Sloan, who works for Eastern New Mexico University, responding to a question about four-day work weeks for those employed by public entities:   "A resounding yes...


June 30, 2008 Best Bet on TV
June 30th, 2008
What: American Gladiators Where: NBC When: 6 p.m. What it's about: Four amateur athletes who successfully lost weight are featured. In the men's skirmish, a teacher (who shed 6...


June 30, 2008
June 30th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody? • John Daly thrilled the Buick Open gallery Wednesday by hitting a monster drive off his pro-am partner Kid Rock's beer can. It's a le...


June 29, 2008 Best Bet on TV
June 29th, 2008
What: Jurassic Park: The Lost World Where: FOX When: 5 p.m. What it's about: The third in the series of movies based on the Michael Crichton books....


A town to sing about
June 29th, 2008
ITunes lists 13 songs on its roster with "Tucumcari" in the title.   Examples include Dale Watson's "Tucumcari, Here I Come," Dan Roberts' "Tucumcari Woman," The Road Crew's "Tuc...


June, 29 2008
June 29th, 2008
BEVERLY HILLS--God bless America, and how's everybody? • San Francisco will name the city's sewage treatment plant after President Bush if a ballot measure passes this fall. Don't miss...


June 29, 2008
June 29th, 2008


Knights enjoying tourney
June 28th, 2008


June 29, 2008 Letters to the Editor
June 28th, 2008
Instead of spending try donating Have you received a rebate check? Are you wondering what to do with it?  The religious right/Republican party wants you to think only of y...


Supreme Court ruling protects our gun rights
June 28th, 2008
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller might not have been as sweeping in its scope as we might have preferred. In practice it is likely to permit any number of g...


June 29, 2008 Cops and Courts
June 28th, 2008
A 48-year-old Clovis man charged with 143 counts of child molestation is scheduled to stand trial in September, according to court records. Larry Hatcher’s three-day jury trial is sche...


June 29, 2008 Police blotter
June 28th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 p.m. June 20 an officer responded to the area of Prince and Wilhite for a vehicle cr...


June 28, 2008 Best Bet on TV
June 28th, 2008
What: Copperhead Where: Sci-Fi When: 7 p.m. What it's about: A mass of copperhead snakes besiege an old mini...


A look at hell
June 28th, 2008
Pastor Alvin Petty is blogging again.   His latest entry is focused on hell:   http://historyandsp...


June 28, 2008
June 28th, 2008


Aisle getting steeper
June 27th, 2008


Anxiety mixed blessing
June 27th, 2008
I am always surprised, although I shouldn’t be, when I receive a visit from a most familiar and unwelcome visitor: anxiety.  Everyone gets worried from time to time, but for some people...


Red Ryder gone, but not forgotten
June 27th, 2008
Editor’s note: This was the first column Don McAlavy wrote for the Clovis News Journal. In 1965, Vora Hartley had purchased the old Westward Ho Motel on First Street in Clovis.


Some birds were never meant to be grounded
June 27th, 2008
One of my favorite pieces to pass out to my freshman English classes is an essay by a scuba diver. Placed loosely in the science category, it involves his reaction when, while diving one day...


June 30, 2008 Engagements
June 27th, 2008
Flatow-Miller Carlton and Sandra Flatow of Clovis and Darvin and Andrea Lamm of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Siobhan Flatow, to Kyle Mill...


June 30, 2008 Weddings
June 27th, 2008
Rockley-Sanders Natasha Rockley of Stillwater, Okla., and Shane Sanders of Clovis were joined in marriage May 23, 2008, at the First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater, Okla. Th...


June 30, 2008 Births
June 27th, 2008
Cargile James Levi Cargile was born April 25, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to H.P. and Kristi Cargile of Melrose. He weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces. ...


June 30, 2008 Anniversaries
June 27th, 2008
Richardson George and Rosa Richardson of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 2 p.m. Friday in Santa Rosa. The celebration will be hosted by their children a...


June 30, 2008 Calendar
June 27th, 2008
Activities Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m., first and...


June 30, 2008 Library Books
June 27th, 2008
The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Modern Dairy Goats by Mary Gordon was given by George and Dianne Davis in memory of Sue Pierce. Dr...


June 30, 2008 Senior Happenings
June 27th, 2008
 La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1-5 p.m. dance, La Casa Senior Center; Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Monday:  9 a.m.-...


Structure fire damages Arch business
June 27th, 2008
Firefighters from two Roosevelt County agencies were called to a structure fire in Arch around 3:30 p.m. Friday. The fire, in a loading warehouse at Glen’s Peanuts on the east side of...


Indictment in Causey homicide
June 27th, 2008
Portales, NM - Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today Billy Joe Watson, age 44, was indicted by a Roosevelt County Grand Jury this afternoon.&...


Man indicted in 2004 shooting of Causey rancher
June 27th, 2008
A Roosevelt County man was indicted Friday in the 9th Judicial District Court in connection with the 2005 shooting death of Causey rancher Jimmy “Bo” Chunn, according to District At...


Police seek shooting suspect
June 27th, 2008
A warrant was issued Thursday for a Clovis man charged with shooting at his neighbor during a dispute, court records show. Tranell Pleasant, 19, is charged with two counts of aggravated...


Committee passes nuisance ordinance
June 27th, 2008
Some county residents said they welcomed a countywide nuisance ordinance. Others said they would fight it to the end. After weighing the comments, the Curry County Land Use Committee una...


Clovis Community College Radiologic Technology Students to Receive Pin...
June 27th, 2008
Clovis Community College Radiologic Technology Students to Receive Pins    Clovis Community College’s Radiologic Technology class of 2008 will receive the...


Texico fire controlled burn
June 27th, 2008
Texico city officials reported Friday morning a fire on the outskirts of Texico is a controlled burn. Just before 10 a.m., personnel at the city clerk’s office reported a farmer wa...


Candidate applauds gun ruling
June 27th, 2008
Tucumcari's Dennis Roch, Republican candidate for state representative, is praising the U.S. Supreme Court for its 5-4 ruling that an individual right to gun ownership exists.   ...


June 27, 2008
June 27th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • George Carlin was remembered this week for his classic comedy routine listing the seven dirty words you can’t say on tel...


A Country Rodeo
June 27th, 2008
Professional rodeos are fun, but my favorites are the small-town amateur “punkin rollins” and the ones at neighbor ranches. If we have an announcer at all he mostly yells through...


June 27, 2008 Religion Calendar
June 27th, 2008
Saturday Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St., Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400. Sunday ...


Couple's work worldly
June 27th, 2008


God can help us to bear our best fruits
June 27th, 2008
I passed a huge garden near Texico the other day, and it brought back memories of my garden planting experiences. I estimated that the garden was about an acre and the owner had it so manicured and...


A view from under the pew: amos on time
June 27th, 2008
Editor’s note:  Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – exc...


Canine addition completes family
June 27th, 2008
 A puppy now resides at The Stucco Hacienda. She’s your typical High Plains cow dog. Just a pup from the Clovis animal shelter. The Lady of the House and I are dog parents agai...


June 27, 2008
June 27th, 2008


Zimbabwe's shift to violence tragic backslide
June 26th, 2008
In announcing he has decided not to participate in the presidential runoff election scheduled for today, opposition Zimbabwean candidate Morgan Tsvangirai lamented that sitting President Robert Mug...


Custom Classic tournament will have field of 118 teams
June 26th, 2008
The 25th Plateau Wireless Custom Classic slow-pitch softball tournament begins a three-day run at Guy Leeder Complex tonight, with 118 teams scheduled to participate in five divisions. Tourn...


ENMU roper earns national crown
June 26th, 2008
Junior Kyle Roberts brought home Eastern New Mexico University’s first national rodeo title in 32 years. Roberts teamed with Corey Bramwell of Ranger Junior College in Ranger, Texas, t...


Cannon funding passes Senate
June 26th, 2008
WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a bill Thursday that contains key funding for Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s office. The bill, which...


Bingaman: Bill contains funding for Cannon
June 26th, 2008
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today said he was pleased Congress has given final passage to a bill that contains key funding for Cannon Air Force Base.  The bill can now be sen...


One couples' decision and what it says
June 26th, 2008
“My daughter and her husband have told me that they’ve dedicated themselves to being more serious about their faith.” The good friend sharing this news with me was smiling,...


State law requires crime data reporting
June 26th, 2008
The New Mexico Department of Public Safety began reporting crime data collected from state law enforcement agencies on its Web site this month. Spurred by state legislation requiring the dep...


Officials hopeful Oasis pond will open early next year
June 26th, 2008
New Mexico State Parks officials hope to have the fishing pond at Oasis State Park fixed by early next year. The three-acre pond has been closed since February when park officials drained it...


June 27, 2008 Public Record
June 26th, 2008
The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from June 19 through Wednesday: • Matthew Cole Young, 20, to Andrea Lauren McFarden, 20, both of Clovis • Ja...


First person: Life coach
June 26th, 2008


Committee will discuss proposed nuisance ordinance
June 26th, 2008
Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said the county needs a nuisance ordinance addressing health and safety. The Curry County Land Use Committee will discuss and possibly consider a countywide n...


June 26, 2008 — Clovis, Portales, Tucumcari weather radar
June 26th, 2008
Check out a cool weather radar site that displays live weather for eastern New Mexico and west Texas.


June 26, 2008 Best Bet on TV
June 26th, 2008
What: My Boys Where: TBS When: 7:30 p.m. What it's about: Mike, Kenny, Brendan and Bobby compete in a contest to create the best shirt. The tight-knit boys are on pins and need...


Someplace to go
June 26th, 2008
Looking for someplace to go this summer that's not too far?   The New Mexico Tourism Department has a few ideas:   http://...


June 26, 2008
June 26th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • George Carlin was eulogized Tuesday as the funniest and most provocative stand-up comedian of his generation. He died only fiv...


Comedian’s take on life will be missed
June 25th, 2008
Almost everybody remembers George Carlin’s comedy/satire bit about the seven words you can’t say on television, the “stuff” we can never quite leave behind and other rants a...


June 26, 2008 Police Blotter
June 25th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon June 19 officers responded to a domestic dispute at an undisclosed address.


June 26, Education Digest
June 25th, 2008
Military Institute accepting applications New Mexico’s Military Institute is accepting applications for the fall semester through the end of July, according to a press rel...


Convicted murderer's sentence extended
June 25th, 2008
A district judge on Wednesday added eight years to the prison sentence of a Clovis man convicted of second-degree murder for the shooting death of a 10-year-old boy, according to a press release fr...


Power outage caused by blown fuse
June 25th, 2008
An afternoon power outage that affected more than 2,000 customers was the result of a blown fuse, according to Xcel officials. Xcel Spokesman Wes Reeves said a fuse blew around 3:15 p.m. at...


Power outage should be temporary
June 25th, 2008
Central Clovis is experiencing a power outage that began at 3:15 p.m.  Xcel Spokesman Wes Reeves said the outage occurred when a fuse blew in a substation that serves central Clov...


God's grace: It just isn't fair!
June 25th, 2008
A surpassingly strange story it is, and enough to make a math or accounting major bite nails. I’m talking about Jesus’ Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16). H...


God never sleeps, but we desperately need to
June 25th, 2008
When I learned that CBS’ 60 Minutes news program was doing a story on sleep, I was interested. Sleeping is one thing I’ve always been really good at. But if anyone has pointers to help...


June 25, 2008 -- Euro 2008
June 25th, 2008
Since soccer is a very popular sport for youngsters in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay Counties, I bet there are a lot of soccer moms and dads and youngsters who have a healthy interest in the European c...


June 25, 2008 Best Bet on TV
June 25th, 2008
What: College baseball Where: ESPN When: 5 p.m. What it's about: Georgia and Fresno State play the third and deciding game in the College World Seri...


Git a rope
June 25th, 2008
More than 60 teams competed in the Route 66 Festival team roping competition in Tucumcari over the weekend.   Check out the Quay County Sun's slide show:  


June 25, 2008
June 25th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody? • George Carlin died Sunday, thirty years after the Supreme Court ruled his Seven Dirty Words routine unfit for broadcast. Times have...


School board plans to update publication policy
June 24th, 2008
The Clovis school board plans to introduce an updated school publications policy in next month’s meeting. The student publications policy has been a topic of discussion following commu...


Base commander expresses housing concerns
June 24th, 2008
Housing is a “huge concern” for incoming airmen, Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Timothy Leahy told Curry County commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting. With the transitio...


Eastern Plains Council of Government appoints new director
June 24th, 2008
The Eastern Plains Council Board of Directors will appoint Nick Brady as the organization’s next executive director at today’s board meeting, according to outgoing executive director Le...


New Mexico First hosting nursing forum
June 24th, 2008
New Mexico First will hold a forum to brainstorm for ideas on how to build a stronger nursing workforce from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 18 at the Clovis Civic Center The forum will address the...


Cannon receives construction funding
June 24th, 2008
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved legislation Tuesday that includes $26.4 million earmarked for two construction projects at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from...


Focus on finances, not recipes
June 24th, 2008
For your consideration, two thoughts about the presidential election I had when I should have been at the gym: • One of the most common attacks you’ll hear on Barack Obama is that...


Uncle Sam’s helping hand not needed
June 24th, 2008
In the last few weeks some tentative moves toward resolving, or at least reducing, ongoing conflicts in the Middle East have taken place. The remarkable and remarkably important fact about all of t...


June 25, 2008 Police Blotter
June 24th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. June 17 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of Seventh Street...


Udall secures more than $26 million for Cannon Air Force Base
June 24th, 2008
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Tom Udall, D-N.M., today announced the House Appropriations Committee has approved $26.4 million to support two initiatives at Cannon Air Force Base.  Ud...


Governor and USAF Agree to Expand the Melrose Air Force Range
June 24th, 2008
  Governor Richardson and United States Air Force Agree to Expand the Melrose Air Force Range   SANTA FE - Governor Bill Richardson and United States Air F...


June 24, 2008 Best Bet on TV
June 24th, 2008
What is it: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Where: The Food Network When: 7 p.m. What it's about: A few out-of-the way spots are featured. Included are aafeteria on the outskirts...


He's missing the plains
June 24th, 2008
Richard Lopes, a longtime Project: Reader Reaction participant brought to eastern New Mexico by Cannon Air Force Base, e-mails to report the military has moved him to Las Vegas.  


June 24, 2008
June 24th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody? • Saudi Arabia held a world summit meeting Sunday to discuss ways to reduce high oil prices. It's absolutely killing the restaurant bu...


June 24, 2008 — Portales yearbook from the '40s
June 24th, 2008
If you graduated or attended Portales High School in the 1940s, you might find this site interesting....


June 24, 2008
June 24th, 2008


Police seize active meth lab
June 23rd, 2008
New Mexico State Police arrested four Clovis residents Friday in connection with an active methamphetamine lab, according to officials. Anna Goodwin, 35, Wilbur Stejskal, 33, and James Metzg...


Student publication policies on meeting agenda
June 23rd, 2008
Policies for student publications will be discussed at Tuesday’s Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting. Board Clerk Jelayne Curtis said the issue was a student publicatio...


Weather causes extensive crop damage
June 23rd, 2008
Hail from a series of thunderstorms last week caused at least $10 million in crop damage in Parmer and Bailey counties, according to agricultural officials. Bailey County Extension Agent Cur...


Injury assessment serious issue
June 23rd, 2008
One day last August, while manning the .50-caliber gun atop his a Humvee on a dirt road in northern Iraq, Army Spc. Daniel “Joey” Haun suddenly lost consciousness.  His vehi...


Policy changes can’t interfere with basic rights
June 23rd, 2008
Clovis public schools’ directors are to meet at 5:30 p.m. today to hear arguments favoring a change in the student publications policies. We believe the only response that board should...


Clovis Municipal Schools Student Publications Policy
June 23rd, 2008
STUDENT PUBLICATIONS


This week is New Mexico Flash Flood & Lightning Awareness Week
June 23rd, 2008
Lightning is the MOST UNDERRATED weather hazard. On average, only floods kill more people. Lightning makes every single thunderstorm a potential killer, whether the storm produces one single bolt o...


June 23, 2008
June 23rd, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody? • NASA reported on Friday the Phoenix Lander exploring Mars found what analysts believe is ice. Scientists were guarded. We don't know...


Power loss attributed to storms
June 23rd, 2008
A broken power pole caused approximately 1,200 Clovis residents to lose power briefly early Monday morning, according to Xcel Energy. Spokesman Wes Reeves said the outage occurred from 1...


June 22, 2008
June 23rd, 2008
BEVERLY HILLS--God bless America, and how's everybody? • President Bush arrived in Cedar Rapids Thursday and toured the flooded region, where he gave his personal encouragement to relie...


Girl missing in Ruidoso
June 23rd, 2008
Ruidoso — Ruidoso Police are seeking assistance in locating missing girl, Sarah Angelica Flores, 11 years of age.  Sarah was last seen June 22, 2008 at about 4:00...


June 23, 2008 Best Bet on TV
June 23rd, 2008
What: I Love the New Milennium Where: VH1 When: 7p.m. What it's about; Stars reminisce about pop culture of the new millennium, including styles, movies, music and...


Amos becomes famous
June 23rd, 2008
Amos the churchmouse is scurrying out into the real world.   Amos, the rodent who's been sharing Christian viewpoints on the pages of the Clovis News Journal for three decades, h...


June 23, 2008
June 23rd, 2008


June 22, 2008 Best Bet on TV
June 22nd, 2008
What: The Two Coreys Where: A&E When: 8 p.m. What it's about: In the second-season opener, Haim returns to Los Angeles and tries to mend bridges with Feldman, but discussio...


Look who's 70
June 22nd, 2008
One of Portales' more famous former residents -- and Eastern New Mexico University's most famous graduate -- will be turning 70 next month.   You can catch an interview with acto...


June 22, 2008 — Eastern New Mexico University
June 22nd, 2008
Summer has just begun, but Fall is right around the corner. Brush up on all that Eastern New Mexico University has to offer here at their official Web site. ...


June 22, 2008
June 22nd, 2008


Economy crisis used to force lifestyle change
June 21st, 2008
To most Americans, rapidly rising gasoline prices are a serious budget problem, but are something less than a cataclysm. No one knows the future trajectory of gas prices, but Americans do kn...


June 21, 2008 Best Bet on TV
June 21st, 2008
What is it: TVLand Awards Where: TVLand What time: 6 p.m. What it's about: Vanessa Williams hosts the sixth annual ceremony, which recognizes revered shows and stars from TV's...


History is being made
June 21st, 2008
Julie Abril, a new faculty member at Eastern New Mexico University, will be conducting oral interviews this summer with Roosevelt County residents who have lived in the county at least 50 years.


June 21, 2008 — Boycott Clovis?
June 21st, 2008
This guy does not like Clovis, and he's not ashamed to admit it. Check out his YouTube video here and make up your own mind....


June 21, 2008
June 21st, 2008


Humor helps in tough times
June 20th, 2008
There is nothing like a good sense of humor to carry you through the experience of birth. This week, humor and irony, helped to make it through a c-section, some health issues and welcoming our six...


Millionaire born between Logan, Nara Visa
June 20th, 2008
On Highway 54, between Logan and Nara Visa, was the small town of Obar. Now only a cemetery, Obar was the birth place of Frank G. Berlin, who became a millionaire and more. Here is his story...


Fun requires little mileage
June 20th, 2008
It was not so long ago that we could wake up on a Saturday morning and say to each other, “Wow, what a great day. Let’s check the Inet and see what’s going on in Albuquerque.&rdqu...


June 22, 2008 Library Books
June 20th, 2008
The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Three books in the Daughters of Lancaster County series by Wanda Brunstetter, two volumes of Sisters of t...


June 22, 2008 Senior Happenings
June 20th, 2008
 La Casa Senior Center1120 Cameo St.Sunday: 1-5 p.m. dance, Los Abuelitos, Portales; Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.Monday:  9 a.m.-4 p.m. dail...


June 22, 2008 Club Notes
June 20th, 2008
Encanto Garden Club The Encanto Garden Club attended its annual pilgrimage on June 10 by visiting the grounds belonging to Nick and Nancy Fischer. The Fischers moved to Curry C...


June 22, 2008 Reunions
June 20th, 2008
Porter Friends and schoolmates from the Porter school and community are invited to attend a reunion at 9 a.m. Aug. 30 at the San Jon Community Center. Registration is $12 per p...


June 22, 2008 Weddings
June 20th, 2008
Gonzales Miranda Chavez and Richard Gonzales, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage May 25, 2008, at their home. District Judge Drew Tatum performed the family ceremony. ...


June 22, 2008 Births
June 20th, 2008
Gonzales Richard Paul Gonzales was born May 10, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center to Richard and Miranda Gonzales of Clovis. He weighed 7 pounds and 8.2 ounces. He...


June 22, 2008 Anniversaries
June 20th, 2008
Jacobs Jerry and Dixie Jacobs of Melrose will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 29 at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Melrose.


June 22, 2008 Engagements
June 20th, 2008
Pyle/Field C.C. and Patty Pyle of Melrose announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lacey Pyle of Clovis, to Michael J. Field of Clovis. He is the son...


June 22, 2008 Calendar
June 20th, 2008
Activities Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m., first and third Tuesday...


Pioneer picked
June 20th, 2008


Newman Project equips homes with safety measures
June 20th, 2008
The Newman Project, which promotes safety for local seniors, helped to equip 20 homes in Curry and Roosevelt County this week. The Newman Project was formed by District Attorney Matt C...


Man sentenced for stealing copper wire
June 20th, 2008
Portales, N.M. - Matthew Chandler, Ninth Judicial District Attorney, announced today that Pedro “Pete” Galvan, age 52, was convicted and sentenced today to five...


More than 100 pot plants found in Clovis backyard
June 20th, 2008
A search for a man wanted on drug charges resulted in an arrest and the discovery of more than 100 marijuana plants growing in the backyard of home in this eastern New Mexico city. The C...


June 20, 2008 — Portales' Heritage Days
June 20th, 2008
Friday marks the start of Portales' Heritage Days. Get a complete schedule of events here....


June 20, 2008 Best Bet on TV
June 20th, 2008
What is it: Hustle and Flow Where: BET When: 7 p.m. What it's about: Craig Brewer's sweaty, feel-good story about a small-time pimp and dope dealer making one last, desperate g...


June 20, 2008
June 20th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Tiger Woods shocked the sports world Wednesday by dropping out of the PGA Tour this season for surgery. He won the U.S. Open p...


Baling hay: a family operation
June 20th, 2008
In the old days baling hay was not a one-person operation like now. After the hay was cut and raked into windrows the baler crew of at least three people finished the job. A ranch where we l...


June 20, 2008
June 20th, 2008


Zias sign Texas hoopster
June 19th, 2008
Portales — Jasmine Ivory of Valley High in Turkey, Texas, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Eastern New Mexico University, according to a school press release. ...


ENMU team roper third
June 19th, 2008
CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s Tyrell Flewelling climbed to third in team roping after Thursday’s performance at the College National Finals Rodeo. Wi...


DWI offenders need more jail time
June 19th, 2008
A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked whether DWI checkpoints are the most effective means of preventing alcohol-related accidents.Responses:• “I think...


City approves zoning change
June 19th, 2008


Christ can sustain fragile lives despite upheaval
June 19th, 2008
I saw some neighbor kids the other day having a great time on a hot day. They were standing in a wading pool. But the fun came as each tried to capture bubbles coming from a bubble machine s...


Clovis man arrested after ATM malfunction
June 19th, 2008
A Clovis man was charged with a felony Wednesday when he tried to retrieve his ATM card from a bank machine with his pocket knife. Manuel Beltran, 56, said he was trying to withdraw money fr...


Wilson supports pipeline funding
June 19th, 2008
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Heather Wilson (R-NM) today welcomed passage of H.R. 5710, the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Authorization Act that will establish the Ute water pipel...


2008 Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium schedule
June 19th, 2008
Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium Corner of County Roads 17 and G behind Ned Houk Park Today 1 p.m. — Pavilion open and wagon judging 1:30 p...


First person: Family gal
June 19th, 2008


June 20, 2008 Public Record
June 19th, 2008
The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from June 12 through Wednesday: • Cody Brian Boles, 24, to Lindsey Jarae Morris, 21, both of Clovis • Donald...


June 20, 2008 Police Blotter
June 19th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 1 a.m. June 13 an officer responded to the emergency room at the hospital for a batte...


June 20, 2008 Religion Calendar
June 19th, 2008
Sunday Men’s Bible Class — 9:30-10:15 a.m. North Plains Mall Cinema, 2809 N. Prince St., free coffee and donuts. Tuesday Prayer Group


A view from under the pew: Dear amos
June 19th, 2008
Editor’s note: One of Amos’ favorite fans, his little niece, Annie Marie, wrote him a letter just after reading Amos’ Father’s Day column last week, and sentimental A...


God never sleeps, but we desperately need to
June 19th, 2008
When I learned that CBS’ 60 Minutes news program was doing a story on sleep, I was interested. Sleeping is one thing I’ve always been really good at. But if anyone has pointers to help...


‘Stay-cation’ my kind of vacation
June 19th, 2008
The Lady of the House and I ran into Clovis City/Curry County Commissioner Bobby Sandoval and his wife at a local eatery last Sunday morning. “We’re just back from an Alaskan cru...


Keep students’ success in mind
June 19th, 2008
In regard to the recent controversy and negative publicity concerning Clovis High School, please consider the following facts: 1. 2008 senior class — received $3.1 million in scholarsh...


Energy sources now main focus of U.S. majority
June 19th, 2008
Republican presidential candidate John McCain this week reversed his position and drew environmentalists’ wrath when he came out in favor of lifting the federal ban on off-shore oil drilling....


Military officials address school transitions
June 19th, 2008
PORTALES — As military installations such as Cannon Air Force Base receive new personnel from other installations, the Department of Defense is asking, “But what about the children?&rdq...


Portales youth drowns
June 19th, 2008
A 9 1/2-month-old Portales boy drowned Wednesday in the bathtub of his family’s residence in the 600 block of University Drive, according to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Berry s...


Toddler's name released
June 19th, 2008
State police have released the name of a 19-month old toddler who was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday evening in south Clovis. Aadyn Noack was pronounced dead at 7 p.m. at Plains Re...


U.S. House passes Ute Water Project funding bill
June 19th, 2008
A bill authorizing federal funding for the Ute Water Project has passed what area officials call a major milestone. The House voted 301-124 Thursday to pass the bill authorizing the U.S. Bur...


House sends Udall Ute Pipeline water bill to the Senate
June 19th, 2008
WASHINGTON – Today the House approved the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Projects Act, a bill that will help meet eastern New Mexico's future water needs. Introduced on April 3, 2008, by Rep....


June 19, 2008 Best Bet on TV
June 19th, 2008
What: Tougher in Alaska Where: The History Channel When: 8 p.m. What it's about: Challenging natural forces in Alaska are examined, including volcanoes and the Yakutat glacier....


DWI checkpoints: In-your-face confrontations
June 19th, 2008
A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked whether DWI checkpoints are the most effective means of preventing alcohol-related accidents.Responses:• “I don&r...


June 19, 2008 -- ENMU Sports
June 19th, 2008
Do you like to keep up with ENMU sports? Eastern New Mexico University sports information director Adam Pitterman keeps this site fresh with Greyhound and Zia ne...


June 19, 2008
June 19th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • President Bush tours Iowa today where half the homes are flooded. The water is contaminated with fertilizer and soil additives...


State police investigating toddler death
June 18th, 2008
State police said a 20-month-old boy was killed Wednesday evening in the 2300 block of South Prince Street after being hit by a vehicle. State police spokesman Lt. Rick Anglada said a vehicl...


June 19, 2008 Police Blotter
June 18th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 2 a.m. June 11 an officer responded to a business in the 1300 block of Prince s...


June 19, 2008 Education Digest
June 18th, 2008
CHS swim coach receives award Vincent de Maio will be honored Tuesday during the Clovis Municipal School Board Meeting with the New Mexico School Board Association’s Excel...


Proposed voting rights should be reciprocated
June 18th, 2008
According to National Public Radio, Europe has seen rising interest in something many Americans can’t or won’t take the time to do — voting for president. It seems commenta...


Water project funding vote delayed for second day
June 18th, 2008
The wait continues on a crucial vote for the future of the Ute pipeline project. For a second-straight day, the U.S. House failed to vote on a bill that would authorize the federal governmen...


Racing is family affair
June 18th, 2008


Domenici diappointed with new farm bill for its approach to N.M. Dairy...
June 18th, 2008
WASHINGTON – With Congress overturning a presidential veto, U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today said he is disappointed that a new Farm Bill will become law with provisions that work against New...


Bingaman: $1.7 million to help New Mexico low-income families weatheri...
June 18th, 2008
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman announced today that the state of New Mexico has been awarded more than $1.7 million from the federal government to help low-income residents make thei...


June 18, 2008 — Cody Ross
June 18th, 2008
Although he didn't spend a lot of time in Portales (his family moved a few months after he was born) Florida Marlins outfielder Cody Ross was born at Portales' Roosevelt General Hospital in the '80...


June 18, 2008 Best Bet on TV
June 18th, 2008
What: MonsterQuest Where: The History Channel When: 7 p.m. What it's about: Investigating reports of a Bigfoot-like creature in Ohio that locals call the "Grassman." According...


Fireworks can lead to trouble
June 18th, 2008
A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked whether local governments should outlaw the sale, use and/or purchase of fireworks in our hot, dry conditions.Responses:&bul...


June 18, 2008
June 18th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody? • Tiger Woods topped crowd favorite Rocco Mediate to win the U.S. Open Monday. The gallery went wild for a guy wearing a huge peace si...


Storm activity produces damage
June 17th, 2008
Officials for Parmer and Bailey counties said residences and vehicles sustained hail damage Tuesday evening from severe thunderstorms that made their way through the area. Bailey County and...


Hard work makes lasting memories
June 17th, 2008
In the old days, baling hay was not a one-person operation like now. After the hay was cut and raked into windrows the baler crew of at least three people finished the job. A ranch where we...


McCain’s cures for economy contradicting
June 17th, 2008
“Something is seriously wrong when the American people are left to bear the consequences of reckless corporate conduct, while the offenders themselves are packed off with another $40 million...


Vote on Ute Water Project funding delayed
June 17th, 2008
Federal and area officials have to wait another day to find out the fate of a bill that would help pay for the Ute Water Project. The U.S. House ran out of time Tuesday before it could vote...


June 18, 2008 Police Blotter
June 17th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 9 a.m. June 9 an officer responded to a residence in the 700 block of Axtell fo...


Drowning ruled as cause of deaths
June 17th, 2008
Preliminary autopsy results indicate drowning as the cause of death of a Clovis teen and a Clovis firefighter who died last month at a Texas lake, officials said. Tyler Fontenot, 17, and his...


Teen crash victim awake
June 17th, 2008
A week after a crash sent a Clovis teen to a Lubbock hospital, he was able to speak to family members Tuesday morning. Attorney Dan Lindsey, representing Juan Chavarria and his family, said...


June 17, 2008 Best Bet on TV
June 17th, 2008
What: NBA Basketball Where: ABC When: 7 p.m. What it's about: NBA Finals, Celtics vs. Lakers, Game 6. The Celtics look to wrap it up at home, while the Lakers seek to force a s...


Are you ready for some fireworks?
June 17th, 2008
A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked whether local governments should outlaw the sale, use and/or purchase of fireworks in our hot, dry conditions.Responses:&bul...


June 17, 2008 -- Coming soon to a computer near you ... Hank Baskett I...
June 17th, 2008
Need your Hank Baskett fix during the offseason? Get it here, at Hank's official Web site....


June 17, 2008
June 17th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how’s everybody? • The Weather Channel showed video Saturday of flooding in Iowa spreading misery everywhere. The water is way too contamin...


War impact warrants more study
June 17th, 2008
Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif., chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, charged Bush administration officials Wednesday with continuing to downplay the mental trauma and brain injuries suffere...


June 17, 2008
June 17th, 2008


Ag business to expand operations locally
June 16th, 2008
Portales has landed a business that will distribute and repair agricultural equipment, according to a press release from the Roosevelt County Community Development Corp.Roswell-based New Mexi...


Ute Water Project faces U.S. House vote
June 16th, 2008
Local and federal government officials are optimistic the U.S. House will pass a bill Wednesday authorizing $327 million in federal funding for the Ute Water Project. The House is scheduled...


June 17, 2008 Business Digest
June 16th, 2008
New Mexico Machinery expanding operations locally Roswell-based New Mexico Machinery announced Monday it will expand its business to the Roosevelt and Curry county market with a new l...


May 2008 Business Licenses
June 16th, 2008
The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in the month of May: • Lightning Pump Repair Type: Pump service Owner: Machelle E. Lovat...


Detainees given proper ruling
June 16th, 2008
The U.S. Supreme Court last week, in Boumediene v. Bush, decided  those detained at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp can challenge their imprisonment using the ancient writ of habeas corpus....


National Weather Service: severe weather potential today
June 16th, 2008
The National Weather Service in Albuquerque said there is potential for severe weather in eastern New Mexico this evening. The primary threat is thunderstorms that could produce large hail,...


June 16, 2008 Best Bet on TV
June 16th, 2008
A special treat for those that log on early, a double dose.   First, this morning:   What: U.S. Open Where: ESPN When: 10 a....


Officially, it's a triple
June 16th, 2008
Portales-born Cody Ross had his first triple of the season on Sunday, helping the Florida Marlins snap a three-game losing streak with a 9-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.   Ross i...


June 16, 2008
June 16th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody? • Barack Obama set up a website Wednesday called Stop the Smears to fire back at rumors circulating about him on the Internet. He's go...


June 15, 2008 Best Bet on TV
June 15th, 2008
What: NBA Finals Where: ABC When: 7 p.m. What it's about: Game 5 between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Celtics have a chance to...


June 15, 2008
June 15th, 2008
BEVERLY HILLS--God bless America, and how's everybody? • The Los Angeles Lakers host the Boston Celtics in Game Five of the NBA Finals today. The heat is on. Ninety percent of people in...


June 15, 2008 Sunday Calendar
June 15th, 2008
Activities Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m...


June 15, 2008 Senior Calendar
June 15th, 2008
 La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: No dance. Happy Father’s Day. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities including pool, crafts...


June 15, 2008 Anniversaries
June 15th, 2008
Bishop W.A. “Dub” and Rosetta Bishop of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday. A private celebration will be hosted by their family. Th...


June 15, 2008 Engagements
June 15th, 2008
Madril-Gonzalez Joaquin and Naty Madril of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Ramona Madril of Clovis, to Casey Gonzalez, of Gig Harbor, Wash.


June 15, 2008 Weddings
June 15th, 2008
Shawver-WoolseyHeather Shawver and Brian Woolsey, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage May 3, 2008, at the home of John and Lucy Swain.The Rev. Dick Ross performed the garden...


June 15, 2008 Library Books
June 15th, 2008
The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Cowboy Values: Recapturing What America Once Stood For by James Owen was given by Jerry and Doris Wallace...


June 15, 2008 — Happy Father's Day
June 15th, 2008
I just couldn't resist this one. I came across this story about the five worst Father's Day gifts ... written by a woman.


June 15, 2008
June 15th, 2008


June 15, 2008 Club Notes
June 14th, 2008
Clovis Quilter’s Club The Clovis Quilter’s Club met June 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church with 19 members present. Sherry Abdill called the meeting to order. Rem...


June 15, 2008 Senior Happenings
June 14th, 2008
 La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: No dance. Happy Father’s Day. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, se...


Fathers keep focus
June 14th, 2008
Men, and military men in particular, can take a lot. They are tough, hard working and have high tolerance for pain. Take my beloved hubby. He almost died of a burst appendix because he didn&...


The week Lefty Frizzell came to Clovis
June 14th, 2008
I was up in Cartersville, Ga., recently, eating with my wife and some of our relatives at an old restaurant in historic section of that town. We were the only ones in that cafe eating. As we...


Ohioans must forge ahead
June 14th, 2008
The rural, steel mill town church I served in northeastern Ohio had a standing tradition of the Mother’s Day Banquet. Many churches and organizations in that area do, and these events...


CMS fourth nine-weeks honor rolls
June 14th, 2008
Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns.Fourth nine-weeks honor rollClovis Municipal SchoolsBarry Elementa...


2008 Little Buckaroo Rodeo results
June 14th, 2008
Results of the 2008 Little Buckaroo Rodeo held June 9-10 at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Horseback events and rough stock Ages 6 and under spur 1. Kade...


CNJ wins five first-place awards
June 14th, 2008
The Clovis News-Journal took five first-place awards and gathered eight total awards in The Associated Press Managing Editor’s contest, as announced by the AP Saturday evening. Managin...


VA struggles to meet patient needs
June 14th, 2008
VA struggles to meet patient needs Veterans’ medical facilities in our region are completely overloaded and administrators are lax in hiring enough qualified personnel and keepi...


Being ‘cool’ not factor in fatherhood
June 14th, 2008
In the world of humor, fathers have become the fail-safe target. In television comedies and commercials, they are regularly depicted as out-of-touch with their families — and reality.


Car crash claims two lives
June 14th, 2008
Two men were killed in a two-vehicle collision Saturday morning on North Roosevelt Road 3, state police said. Jorge Ceniceros-Herrada, 29, and Edgar Ceniceros-Herrada, 21, both of Clovis, we...


Hotel Clovis may house senior residents
June 14th, 2008
If the city of Clovis succeeds, one of its most senior buildings may be housing senior citizens. The Hotel Clovis, which opened in 1931 but has been unused since 1981, is the target of a joi...


Children share appreciation for dad
June 14th, 2008
In honor of Father’s Day, 24 children from Barbara Ann’s Child Care Center revealed the good, the bad, and the embarrassing aspects of their dads. All of the children expressed a...


June 15, 2008 Police Blotter
June 14th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 10 a.m. June 8 an officer responded to a home in the 1600 block of Lea Street for a cr...


They were biting
June 14th, 2008
Lili Castillo has gone fishing.   Check out her Web log:   http://picturesofyou.freedomblogging.com/


June 14, 2008 -- Happy Birthday Army
June 14th, 2008
The Army is 233 years-old- today, and if you ask me ... it doesn't look a day over 212 years. Happy Birthday Army. Get more information about the...


June 14. 2008
June 14th, 2008


Barbecue can be healthy
June 13th, 2008


Sheriff's office: Man arrested after Internet chat
June 13th, 2008
The Curry County Sheriff’s office and Rio Rancho Police Department cooperated on the arrest of a 22-year-old Rio Rancho resident, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.


Homicide suspect featured on America's Most Wanted
June 13th, 2008
Clovis, NM:  The Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced today that the hit FOX television show “Americas Most Wanted” is now assis...


Stabbing suspect sought
June 13th, 2008
A warrant was issued Friday morning for the suspect in a Wednesday stabbing, according to police. Victor Sotelo, 25, of Portales, is wanted for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, b...


Police talk with murder suspect
June 13th, 2008
  Clovis law officers on Tuesday talked with fugitive Noe Torres, who demanded murder charges against him be dismissed, according to the district attorney’s office. Torres...


County vote canvass approved
June 13th, 2008
  The Curry County Canvass board unanimously approved the final election canvass Friday morning during a special meeting at the courthouse. The vote came on the heels of assuranc...


This is just a test
June 13th, 2008


Escapee arrested
June 13th, 2008
A Clovis man who failed to return from a medical furlough from jail earlier this week was captured late Thursday night, according to the district attorney. Jonathon Shane May, 32, was ar...


No PILT dollars for Curry
June 13th, 2008
New Mexico traditionally receives more federal Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) dollars than any other state.This year, 32 New Mexico counties will share more than $22.4 million.


June 13, 2008
June 13th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody? ]• President Bush will end his trip to Europe at Buckingham Palace Sunday. He has spent the entire week at five separate palaces and c...


Fishing gives families chance to bond
June 13th, 2008
Some of my best memories revolve around fishing. Deep-sea fishing is fun. Trolling in a boat on a big lake is, too. Still, my favorite kind of fishing is sneaking up on trout in a mountain stream o...


June 13, 2008 — PGA Golf, the U.S Open
June 13th, 2008
Friday is Day 2 and the second round of the PGA's U.S. Open. Get the latest from the golf major tournament here....


June 13, 2008
June 13th, 2008


Baptist youth going Disney
June 12th, 2008
 Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal agreed to withhold the last names of the children from the home to protect their identities. The children of the New Mexico Ba...


Warm, windy weather hard on crops
June 12th, 2008
High winds and hot temperatures have tested the skills of gardeners and farmers and tried the patience of everyone this spring. “We’ve certainly seen our share of warm and windy...


June 13, 2008 Religion Calendar
June 12th, 2008
Saturday United Methodist Women annual rummage sale — 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 1320 W. 21st. Information: 762-3115 or 763-7450. Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in....


Purpose is to serve God, not ourselves
June 12th, 2008
Years ago I had an experience at church camp that left a lasting imprint on my life. At our cabin meeting, our counselor explained that there would be tryouts for camp pianist that afternoon...


A view from under the pew: an ode to amos father
June 12th, 2008
Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens...


God's grace: It just isn't fair!
June 12th, 2008
A surpassingly strange story it is, and enough to make a math or accounting major bite nails. I’m talking about Jesus’ Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16). H...


Zoo animals keep it cool
June 12th, 2008


Juneteenth celebration scheduled Saturday
June 12th, 2008
What: Juneteenth Celebration When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday Where: Potter Park Background: Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemorati...


What did superintendent mean?
June 12th, 2008
Teachers need district’s support I am a classroom teacher in Roswell and I used to teach in Clovis. I am writing to respond to insensitive comments made by  Clovis M...


Laundry shouldn't be complicated
June 12th, 2008
Well, we got one of those new-fangled washing machines.  I got to thinking about it while I was waiting on a load of clothes. It’s quiet back there in the utility room now,...


Environmental fanatics have grip on leaders
June 12th, 2008
Forget the religious right. It doesn’t control elections anymore. It has been replaced by a new political ecumenism:  evangelical greens. They worship nature. Among their h...


First Person: Flying high
June 12th, 2008


In Tribute: Father knew importance of giving
June 12th, 2008
Henry Lambraña taught his family the importance of God, generosity and education throughout his life. He died April 9 in Clovis of liver cancer. Born Nov. 15, 1942, in San Ange...


Cargill looks to increase involvement in community
June 12th, 2008
Cargill Meat Solutions representatives gave city and county officials a tour of the 4,500-cattle-a-day meat processing plant located in Friona on Thursday. Human Resources Manager Margaret R...


Ute water bill continues progress
June 12th, 2008
WASHINGTON — The House Natural Resources Committee unanimously passed legislation Thursday that would authorize the federal government to build a pipeline that will carry water to several com...


Teen hospitalized after crash
June 12th, 2008
A Clovis teen is in critical condition at a Lubbock hospital after he was hit by a vehicle Tuesday while riding his scooter, family members said. Andrea Armendariz said Thursday her 15-year-...


June 13, 2008 Police Blotter
June 12th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 a.m. June 5 an officer responded to a business in the area of 14th and Mitche...


June 13, 2008 Public Record
June 12th, 2008
The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from June 5 through Wednesday: • Ruben A. Gonzalez, 52, to Ernestina Dominguez, 48, both of Clovis • Cedar C...


Xcel Energy proposes rate increase
June 12th, 2008
Xcel Energy is requesting a 5.9 percent base rate increase in Texas to offset increasing infrastructure costs. Xcel filed a proposal of a base rate increase with the Public Utility Commissio...


City public works director resigning
June 12th, 2008
Clovis Public Works director Harry Wang is taking a job with the city of North Las Vegas, Nev., according to a news release. His last day with Clovis is July 3. The city of Clovis wil...


Udall: Ute pipeline bill clears natural resourses committee unanimousl...
June 12th, 2008
WASHINGTON - The House Committee on Natural Resources has unanimously approved the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Projects Act, a bill introduced by U.S. Representative Tom Udall, D-N.M., to help m...


Clovis man stable following stabbing
June 12th, 2008
A 21-year-old Clovis man was listed in stable condition Thursday after being stabbed multiple times Wednesday night, according to police. Capt. Patrick Whitney said police are obtaining a wa...


They're going to Disneyland
June 12th, 2008
Thanks to a generous group of unnamed donors, children at the New Mexico Baptist Children's Home will be taking a trip to Disneyland this summer.   "I know some of these children...


June 12, 2008 Best Bet on TV
June 12th, 2008
What: The Bill Engvall ShowWhere: TBSWhen: 7 p.m.What it’s about: Bill decides the kids aren’t earning their allowance, and gets strict with them. Th...


June 12, 2008 -- Norman Petty studios
June 12th, 2008
Many Curry and Roosevelt County residents know about Clovis' historic Norman Petty studios. Take a step back in time, and learn about the venue that brought us many classic Rock 'n Roll songs at th...


June 12, 2008
June 12th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody? • Hillary Clinton remained holed up inside her home in Chappaqua Tuesday for the third straight day without any public appearances. Sh...


Pioneer Days Parade winners announced
June 11th, 2008
Listed below are the winners of Saturday’s 38th annual Pioneer Days parade. Parade Chairman John Montano said there were 113 entries in the parade. Sweepstakes — Re...


Scooter sales see increase
June 11th, 2008


Meetings Watch: Planning and Zoning Commission
June 11th, 2008
The Clovis City Planning and Zoning Commission met Wednesday at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center. All matters approved will be on the agenda for approval in the June 19 City Commission meet...


Reporter's Notebook: Jack Ingram featured in magazine
June 11th, 2008
Country music singer Jack Ingram, husband of Clovis native Amy Hensley, was featured in the June 2008 issue of People magazine. The singer shared barbecue secrets and why the tradition is im...


Community fan drive being held
June 11th, 2008
The Print Shop, High Desert Honda and United Way of Eastern New Mexico are sponsoring Community Fan Drive 2008 from June to September. Many older individuals and families with small children...


Local salmonella cases continue to rise
June 11th, 2008
The number of Curry County salmonella cases climbed to five Wednesday, up one from previous reports, health officials said. According to Department of Health spokeswoman Deborah Busemeyer, t...


June 12, 2008 Education Digest
June 11th, 2008
FFA students honored Three local FFA members were awarded proficiency and state star awards during the 80th annual New Mexico FFA state convention June 2-4 at New Mexico State Univers...


Clovis woman stabbed during altercation
June 11th, 2008
A 26-year-old Clovis woman was stabbed Tuesday night during a dispute, according to police. The victim was treated for multiple non-life-threatening wounds at Plains Regional Medical Center,...


Biofuel policies worsen growing food crisis
June 11th, 2008
The United States, Europe, and some Latin American countries did not do themselves proud in the face of a very real world food crisis at the U.N. food summit meeting in Rome last week. Food...


June 11, 2008
June 11th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody? • Universal Studios Tours reopened Friday after a spectacular fire sent flames hundreds of feet high across the movie lot. The fire ma...


Skippy has been found
June 11th, 2008
You may have noticed the reader-submitted video about Skippy the cat being lost has been removed from our Clovis News Journal Web site.That’s because Skippy has been found.


June 11 - History of Fathers Day (and great Fathers Day recipes)
June 11th, 2008
Dad's day is coming up (Sunday). When did Father's Day start, and what are some recipes dad would enjoy on his day? Grilled burgers, dogs and frothy beer? Likely.


June 11, 2008
June 11th, 2008


Prock not intimidated by situation
June 10th, 2008
Josh Prock isn’t intimidated by the prospect of taking over a program that went unbeaten and won a national championship in 2007-08. In fact, he’s looking forward to it. O...


Tomato purge playing it safe
June 10th, 2008
ATLANTA  — It’s the beginning of the summer, and it’s tough to find fresh salsa for our chips and tomatoes for our burgers. But experts say supermarkets and fast food...


TV auction extended
June 10th, 2008
The annual KENW-TV auction will be extended through Saturday, according to Sheryl Borden, KENW-TV director of marketing. The online auction was scheduled to end Monday, but was extended beca...


June 11, 2008 Police Blotter
June 10th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 p.m. Wednesday an officer was dispatched to a business in the 2000 block of Seventh...


June 11, 2008 Military Digest
June 10th, 2008
Woodard Michael S. Woodard has joined the U.S. Air Force under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to enlist and delay going into basic mi...


Clovis man receive prison sentence for drug trafficking
June 10th, 2008
A 26-year-old Clovis man convicted of drug trafficking Tuesday was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, according to a press release from the district attorney’’s office. Daniel H...


Fortunately, details matter to some
June 10th, 2008
“Are there any additions, deletions or corrections to the minutes as read?” I heard the question as early as third grade, when I was one small member of a small 4-H club in a sma...


Candidates poised to fight civilized race
June 10th, 2008
We may have come to a temporary lull in the frenetic political year this has become, a few moments or even weeks of relative quietude between the end of the primaries and the major party convention...


Woman arrested after early morning crash
June 10th, 2008
A 27-year-old Fort Sumner woman who crashed her vehicle on a rural Curry County road early Tuesday morning while fleeing from a sheriff’s deputy is in jail on multiple charges, according to t...


Man sentenced to 10 years for trafficking
June 10th, 2008
Clovis, N.M. - Matthew Chandler, Ninth Judicial District Attorney, announced today that Daniel Harrison, age 26, was convicted and sentenced today to ten (10) years in the D...


Assistant city manager hot topic
June 10th, 2008
Does Clovis need an assistant city manager? Mayor Gayla Brumfield talks about the issue with Clovis News Journal videographer Tony Bullocks.   See the Citizens' Concerns report i...


June 10, 2008 Best Best on TV
June 10th, 2008
What: 48 Hours MysteryWhere: CBSWhen: 8 p.m.What it’s about: The disappearance of a Colorado woman is investigated. Her car was discovered torched, and inv...


June 10, 2008
June 10th, 2008
General Motors extended shifts at their hybrid electric car factory last week and shut down four GM plants that make gas guzzling SUVs. Buying hybrid electric cars reduces terrorism by fifty...


June 10, 2008 — Juneteenth
June 10th, 2008
Juneteenth is an important day for a large segment of our community, and it's coming up. Wonder what it is? Check it out here....


June 10, 2008
June 10th, 2008


Pioneer Days Rodeo results
June 9th, 2008
At Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena Bearback riding: 1. Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash. 86; 2. Chauncey Kirby, Fort McDowell, Ariz. 83; 3. Forest Bramwell, Pagosa Springs, Colo...


CHS alum takes job with Howard Payne
June 9th, 2008
BROWNWOOD, Texas — Clovis High alum Josh Prock was named the new women’s basketball coach last week at Howard Payne University. In replacing Chris Kielsmeier, Prock has some big...


Stimulus payments being used for daily living costs
June 9th, 2008
Many Americans allowed themselves to fantasize about large-screen TVs, bigger vacations and other luxuries when they learned of the federal rebates they’d be getting this spring and early sum...


Meth labs seized
June 9th, 2008
Law enforcement officials seized ingredients and equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine Sunday at two Roosevelt County locations in Roosevelt County, according to a press release from the Ro...


Arrest warrant issued for Texico man
June 9th, 2008
An arrest warrant has been obtained for a Texico man suspected of shooting at his wife Friday during a dispute at 838 Luther St. in Texico, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller....


Skate park closed due to vandalism
June 9th, 2008
City of Portales officials closed the city’s skate park to the public Monday, a day after it was vandalized. Four aluminum fence poles that were set in concrete were broken Sunday and...


VA loan ceilings may be on rise
June 9th, 2008
With thousands of service members and veterans having lost homes or facing foreclosure as the mortgage crisis continues, lawmakers are pushing legislation to raise VA loan ceilings, lower VA fundin...


Food market investments helpful, risky
June 9th, 2008
The New York Times reports that in light of the world food crisis, large private investment funds around the world are going beyond placing bets on agricultural commodities like corn, wheat, soybea...


June 10, 2008 Police Plotter
June 9th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 1 a.m. June 1 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence for a report of...


Ratios important management tool
June 9th, 2008
  The current state of the economy is an experience in fortitude for many business owners. With rising gas and food prices and the upcoming minimum wage increase, it is inevitable that...


Portales homes evacuated for gas leak
June 9th, 2008
Portales — A natural gas leak Monday morning on Yucca Drive led to the evacuation of several homes. A city of Portales crew digging in an alley in the 100 block of Yucca Dr. hit a...


That's why TVs come with 'off' buttons
June 9th, 2008
The editor's e-mail box is overflowing with complaints about a TV show.   Follow his advice and the problem will be solved:  


June 9, 2008 Best Best on TV
June 9th, 2008
What: The BacheloretteWhere: ABCWhen: 7 p.m.What it’s about: DeAnna accuses the remaining bachelors of not taking the competition seriously, but not before...


June 9, 2008
June 9th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD — God bless America, and how’s everybody?    • The Weather Channel quoted climatologists Friday forecasting unusually violent storms this summe...


June 9, 2008 — Clovis area coupons
June 9th, 2008
Clovis has online coupons too!  ...


June 9, 2008
June 9th, 2008


June 8, 2008 — Portales area coupons
June 8th, 2008
Are you a coupon clipper? While you can't clip these coupons, they'll still save you money. Click here to get a bunch of Portale...


Racino in Tucumcari?
June 8th, 2008
In case you missed it:   The New Mexico Racing Commission will hold a public hearing in Tucumcari on July 24 to determine the community's support for a race track and casino in T...


June 8, 2008 Best Best on TV
June 8th, 2008
What: Untamed and UncutWhere: Animal PlanetWhen: 7 p.m.What it’s about: An exotic animal trainer has a close call with a cobra in the opener of this series...


June 8, 2008
June 8th, 2008
OKLAHOMA CITY — God bless America, and how’s everybody?    • The Tudors was renewed for a third season by Showtime on Monday. The last episode drew a mas...


June 8, 2008
June 8th, 2008


June 8, 2008 Club Notes
June 7th, 2008
Curry County Federated Republican Women The Curry County Federated Republican Women met May 13. The meeting was called to order at 11:30 a.m.. The prayer was offered by Carolyn...


June 8, 2008 Senior Calendar
June 7th, 2008
 La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1- 5 p.m. dance, Los Abuelitos, Portales; Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Monday:&...


Full tank not needed for fun
June 7th, 2008
School has been out — the Clovis public schools, that is — for two entire weeks. Two weeks doesn’t seem like a long time, unless you are trying to find ways to entertain children...


June 8, 2008 Library Books
June 7th, 2008
The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Lessons From a Lifetime of Watercolor Painting by Donald Voorhees was given by Jimmie and Dorothy...


June 8, 2008 Sunday Calendar
June 7th, 2008
Activities Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m...


June 8, 2008 Engagements
June 7th, 2008
Luce-Parsons Dennis and Dona Luce of Fort Sumner announce the engagement of their daughter, De’Ann Luce, to Chance Parsons, both of Portales. He is the son of Curtis and Sandra...


June 8, 2008 Weddings
June 7th, 2008
Gore-Haynie Tabitha Gore and Gavin Haynie, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage June 7, 2008, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Clovis. Pastor Darwin Speicher performed...


These boots were made for kicking
June 7th, 2008
I t was hot as all get-out on a July 4th in the late 1950s at a Clovis print shop where I worked. There were five other employees and the boss, plus a bindery “queen.” That&rsquo...


Blogs good outlet
June 7th, 2008
I used to think that blogging was something for young people, or those who had a specific interest in some obscure topic. In other words, not something for a mom busy with children. I looked askan...


Salmonella scare having little effect locally
June 7th, 2008
New Mexico residents aren’t seeing red. Since food establishments pulled tomatoes due to Salmonella risks on Friday, local restaurants are noticing a visual impact on food, but not muc...


May 2008 Obituaries
June 7th, 2008
The following people with area connections died in May according to obituaries published in the Clovis News Journal. Armijo, Felix Jerry, 55, of Clovis, May 29 Baker, Oleta, 87,...


June 8, 2008 Cops and Courts
June 7th, 2008
Amarillo Homicide Unit Coordinator Lt. Gary Trupe said investigators have been unsuccessful in obtaining the identity of a woman a Clovis convenience store clerk said paid for cigarettes with paint...


Letters to the Editor: Annual staff protected by freedom
June 7th, 2008
Annual staff protected by freedom I was glad to read the column by Kevin Wilson — “Clovisites ignore bigger picture — in Wednesday’s  newspaper. It was on...


Neighborhood watch program unnecessary
June 7th, 2008
The capital city is facing a wave of violence that calls for drastic measures. The government has proposed a radical change in tactics, a “surge” if you will, to control it: Enti...


June 14, 2008 Best Best on TV
June 7th, 2008
What: Terminator 3: Rise of the MachinesWhere: FXWhen: 6:30 p.m.What it’s about: Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the robot from the future for a third time, as...


June 13, 2008 Best Best on TV
June 7th, 2008
What: Best Week EverWhere: VH1When: 7 p.m.What it’s about: A bunch of B-list comedians come on and give sarcastic updates about the news and people in it....


June 11, 2008 Best Best on TV
June 7th, 2008
What: Celebrity CircusWhere: NBCWhen: 7:30 p.m.What it’s about: Celebrities train and perform circus acts in a new series hosted by Joey Fatone. This


$1 gas? Ridiculous
June 7th, 2008
Portales' Vern Witten brought us some old news with a new perspective the other day.   He produced a clipping of the May 20, 1973, Portales News-Tribune, which reported news of a...


June 7, 2008 Best Bet on TV
June 7th, 2008
What: Young Frankenstein Where: TVLand When: 5:30 p.m. What it's about: Mel Brooks's follow-up to his enormously successful Blazing Saddles takes on the Universa...


June 7, 2008 — City of Clovis pay online
June 7th, 2008
Did you know that you can pay your City of Clovis bill online? Click here for the site....


June 7, 2008
June 7th, 2008


Pioneers honor heritage
June 6th, 2008


Local summer happenings
June 6th, 2008


Out of the depths, hope!
June 6th, 2008
I love the Psalms. They are so filled with the reality of life that we can all find ourselves in them as the reality of our own lives crowds in. Consider, for example, Psalm 130, a psalm for...


Sin is real, but God's grace is deeper, stronger
June 6th, 2008
If a writer has ever lived who could better turn a phrase than the early 20th-century author G.K. Chesterton, I can’t imagine who it would be. Here are a couple or a few quotable...


'Red flag' means fire danger
June 6th, 2008
You've seen the warning: "Red flag conditions."   What's it mean?   Karen Takai, a fire information and public affairs officer with the Sandia Ranger District,...


June 3, 2008 Best Bet on TV
June 6th, 2008
What: Mega Disasters Where: The History Channel When: 7 p.m. What it's about: A firestorm ignited by a comet explosion over what is now eastern Cana...


June 6, 2008
June 6th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD — God bless America, and how’s everybody?    • Bill Clinton ripped Vanity Fair for its profile article on him Monday. It said he’s been p...


Air conditioning worth the costs?
June 6th, 2008
Those of us who live in the Southwest — not in the mountains, not in houses with thick adobe walls — have to deal with a summertime that lives up to its name, especially in times of dro...


June 6, 2008 — City of Tucumcari
June 6th, 2008
Although it may require a dose of Ritalin, the City of Tucumcari's website offers useful information. Access it here....


June 6, 2008
June 6th, 2008


Rodeo champ stays busy
June 5th, 2008


Free fishing clinic scheduled for Saturday
June 5th, 2008
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is conducting a free fishing clinic from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Ned Houk Park, according to a press release. As part of National Fishing Day, a...


Public hearing canceled
June 5th, 2008
A public hearing regarding a burn ban ordinance in Curry County scheduled for Friday is canceled, according to Curry County Manager Lance Pyle. The county has decided not to pursue the ordin...


June 6, 2008 Police Blotter
June 5th, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 p.m. Friday an officer responded to a residence in the 700 block of 13th Stre...


June 6, 2008 Religion Calendar
June 5th, 2008
Saturday Distribution — 9-11 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St., Food and clothing distribution. Information: 763-4400. Sunday


June 6, 2008 Religion Digest
June 5th, 2008
New church has choir openings The leaders of Redeeming Love Christian Fellowship Church, a new church tentatively scheduled to open July 20 in Clovis, are searching for singers to joi...


Howdy Doody would do us all good
June 5th, 2008
As I sat the other night and watched the lineup of shows on television, my mind went back to “The Howdy Doody Show.” As a kid, I was a big fan Howdy Doody fan. Buffalo Bob began...


City Commissioners discuss animal euthanization
June 5th, 2008
Clovis is creating a task force to work on controlling the pet population. The City Commission heard an offer from Animal Protection of New Mexico to change euthanasia methods at the Clovis...


A view from under the pew: stressed out wednesday
June 5th, 2008
Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. stressed-out wednesdayboss who orde...


Out of the depths, hope!
June 5th, 2008
I love the Psalms. They are so filled with the reality of life that we can all find ourselves in them as the reality of our own lives crowds in. Consider, for example, Psalm 130, a psalm for real p...


June 6, 2008 Public Record
June 5th, 2008
The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from May 29 through Wednesday: • Stephen Fredrick Caton, 24, of McAlister, to Robin D’Nae Reed, 21, of Melr...


Clovis man receives prison sentence
June 5th, 2008
A Clovis man was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for sexually molesting an 8-year-old girl, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Roy Johnston, 50,...


Students lacked proper supervision
June 5th, 2008
Remember the game of telling someone a story and they tell 10 more people ... and the last person tells a different story? That’s what’s happened with the recent school yearbook issue i...


Likely changes can be overcome
June 5th, 2008
The newest issue of “Mother Earth News” landed in the mailbox the other day. The Lady of the House thumbed through its pages as we sat under our shade tree. I was just starting to doze...


Legal ads best left untouched by government
June 5th, 2008
Perhaps local newspapers and local governments should come to an agreement in which each party says to the other: We reserve the right to take issue with how you do your job, but we’ll stop s...


Man sentenced to 15 years for molestation
June 5th, 2008
Clovis, NM. - Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Roy Johnston, age 50, was convicted of Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor Child Under the Age of 13 (a Second De...


Air Force leaders ousted in historic shake-up
June 5th, 2008
WASHINGTON — With a grim look and even grimmer words, Defense Secretary Robert Gates revealed an internal investigation’s jaw-dropping conclusion that the Air Force’s standards f...


Let those ponies run
June 5th, 2008
The Roosevelt County community of Pep will host a pony express run on July 5.   Riders will pass through Elida, Dora, Rogers, Causey, Milnesand and Crossroad as they "carry the m...


June 6, 2008 Best Bet on TV
June 5th, 2008
What: Trick My Truck Where: CMT When: 8 p.m. What it's about: A truck is remade with a leopard-skin style....


June 5, 2008 Best Bet on TV
June 5th, 2008
What: Celebrity Addiction with Dr. Drew Where: VH1 When: 7 p.m. What it's about: The culture of celebrity obsession is examined by Dr. Drew Pinsky -- an irony as he is a celebr...


June 5, 2008
June 5th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD — God bless America, and how’s everybody? • The Boston Celtics host the Los Angeles Lakers tonight in Game One of the NBA Finals. Fans can’t wait. This...


June 5, 2008 — NBA Finals
June 5th, 2008
The Lakers and Celtics renew a legendary rivalry in Game 1 of the NBA Finals tonight as Magic and Bird are replaced by Kobe and Garnett. Click here to follow the...


June 5, 2008
June 5th, 2008


Pioneer Rodeo royalty crowned
June 4th, 2008
Local young ladies were crowned the 2008-2009 Pioneer Days Rodeo Royalty last Saturday at the Mounted Patrol Arena. Competitors were judged on horsemanship, appearance, and personality, which inclu...


Miss Rodeo New Mexico candidates
June 4th, 2008
Young ladies have traveled from across New Mexico to compete in the Miss Rodeo New Mexico Pageant this week. The pageant is part of Pioneer Days, and competitions have been scheduled thougho...


Meetings Watch: Curry County Commission
June 4th, 2008
This Curry County Commission met Wednesday. Here is a report on the meeting: • County commissioners approved a letter of support for a race track and casino in Quay County. Quay...


Body of missing Fort Sumner man discovered
June 4th, 2008
State Park officials recovered the body of a missing Fort Sumner man at Sumner Lake about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, according to Fort Sumner Mayor and family friend Juan Chavez. Josh Kenyon&rsquo...


CCC employees to receive pay raise
June 4th, 2008
The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees renewed college president John Neibling’s contract during Wednesday’s monthly meeting. Neibling’s contract is up for renewal...


Power outages possible this summer
June 4th, 2008
There is a “distinct possibility” eastern New Mexico and West Texas will have controlled power outages this summer if above-average temperatures continue, Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reev...


June 4, 2008 — Libel and slander law
June 4th, 2008
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to post lively , respective comments to our online stories, and since Freedom New Mexico enforces tough restrictons on posting libelous or slanderous material, it...


June 5, 2008 Education Digest
June 4th, 2008
ENMU receives gift from Texas Tech Eastern New Mexico University received a piece of equipment from Texas Tech University called a single crystal X-ray diffractometer that allows the...


U.N. report urges correct crisis response
June 4th, 2008
It is not often that we agree with any agency of the United Nations, inasmuch as such agencies typically prescribe larger and more intrusive government as the solution for whatever problem attracts...


Waiting game appears over
June 4th, 2008
After almost a full day of rechecking vote totals Wednesday, Curry County officials have released the final results from Tuesday’s primary elections. All projected winners maintained t...


Final Curry County primary results
June 4th, 2008
Curry County election results (final results as of 3 p.m.) U.S. PresidentRepublican• John McCain, 2,456• Ron Paul, 211U.S. Senate...


Salmonella outbreak includes Curry County
June 4th, 2008
SANTA FE  — Forty New Mexicans have become ill with a strain of salmonella linked to tomatoes. The state Health Department said Wednesday cases have been reported from 10 of N...


Route 66 landmark destroyed
June 4th, 2008
In case you missed it: A fire last month destroyed a historic café located along Route 66 in Stroud, Okla.   The owner, Dawn Welch, is the inspiration for the Sally charac...


June 4, 2008 Best Bet on TV
June 4th, 2008
What: Tyler Perry's House of Payne Where: TBS When: 7:30 p.m. What it's about: Curtis and Ella get set to attend a college reunion---only to discover an ex-flame authored a can...


Five N.M. lawmakers lose seats
June 4th, 2008
ALBUQUERQUE -- Two longtime state lawmakers and a GOP House leader are among the handful of New Mexico legislators who lost their seats in Tuesday's primary election. Democratic Sens. S...


Roosevelt, De Baca primary election results
June 4th, 2008
Roosevelt County election results Unofficial final U.S. PresidentRepublican• John McCain, 1,127• Ron Paul, 148 U.S. Senate


June 4, 2008
June 4th, 2008
HOLLYWOOD — God bless America, and how’s everybody?    • Vanity Fair reported Sunday that Bill Clinton has been carrying on with a ravishing entourage of...


Associated Press declares win for Cosner
June 4th, 2008
Quay County native Craig Cosner won the only contested primary race for a seat in the state House of Representatives in Tuesday’s primary election. Cosner beat Van Robertson 1,247 to 8...


June 4, 2008
June 4th, 2008


Pearce wins GOP Senate slot
June 3rd, 2008
ALBUQUERQUE — Rep. Steve Pearce has won the Republican Party's nomination in a tight primary race for the U.S. Senate over rival Heather Wilson. The southern New Mexico represenatative...


Lujan wins District 3 Democratic nod
June 3rd, 2008
ALBUQUERQUE — Ben Ray Lujan has won the Democratic nomination for Congress in northern New Mexico’s 3rd District. Unofficial results show Lujan defeating Santa Fe developer Don W...


Cowboys like to ride
June 3rd, 2008
Humans like to ride. They climb onto anything that can move and “go for a ride.” Even inveterate “hikers” catch a ride to the trailhead, the faster the better. I...


Cow dogs: Rancher's best friends
June 3rd, 2008
Well-trained cow dogs are probably the most valuable “hands” on a ranch. When I was young, our family had a black English Shepherd called Oso (bear in Spanish). If a cantan...


Now that's mudslinging
June 3rd, 2008
John and his wife Martha had a unique relationship. This is an understatement. Mostly what they had was a war of long duration interrupted now and then by skirmishes that came close to truce talks....


The horse, of course, must be compatible
June 3rd, 2008
Most children love horses, whether or not they’ve ever been on one. They love stories about horses, too. “My Friend Flicka,” “Black Beauty” and...


Sibling rivalry can be funny ... eventually
June 3rd, 2008
The psychologists call it “sibling rivalry.” I call it brothers and/or sisters hassling, and country kids seem to have abundant aggravation resources.My brother and I,...


Anybody seen my car?
June 3rd, 2008
My dad always wanted me, his “spotter,” along on deer hunts because in the woods I’m the one who sees the deer first. Also, if we park our vehicle and walk awhile I’m ...


Sorry, Duke's not for sale
June 3rd, 2008
Duke has a fancy schmancy AQHA name, but Bobby calls him Duke “because John Wayne would’ve liked him just as much as I do,” he says. Bobby and Duke hit it off the fir...


Sometimes, cowboys don't smile back
June 3rd, 2008
One fall my husband decided to buy extra alfalfa, the idea being we could sell it during the winter and make some extra money. He stacked it behind the house so it would be easy to back trail...


Only a little starry-eyed
June 3rd, 2008
Everybody wants to be a celebrity these days. I’m sure there must be some fancy schmancy psychological term for this inordinate hunger for fame, but I just call it “star dumb.&rdq...


We're not lost — it's a tour bonus
June 3rd, 2008
Sometimes in my work I have to travel. This is not down-the-highway driving. The interviewee's instructions usually go something like this: "Get on highway such-and-such for so many miles and...


Life — and death — can be messy
June 3rd, 2008
It’s spring — wind, dirt, feed wagons, skies filled with brown clouds instead of rainclouds — and new baby animals. The new babies are cute, and it’s fun...


4-H leaders: Heavy on the heart
June 3rd, 2008
My husband and I were 4-H organizational leaders for quite a few years. That meant we were the ones who begged, cajoled or bribed other parents, friends and neighbors into sharing their expertise w...


Everybody has a snake story
June 3rd, 2008
What were your mother’s parting words every time you left the house?   Right. “Watch for snakes.”   In August, we were told to be extra...


Remembering days of radio
June 3rd, 2008
In the olden days folks who lived in the boonies didn’t have many formal entertainment choices.   We could see a movie in town on shopping day, usually Saturday. The ...


Romance not the cowboy way
June 3rd, 2008
Cowboys are romantic, they say. Uh-huh. Every one I know can get downright eloquent when discussing a new baby calf, his favorite using horse or his best cow dog. We females find that quite a...


Some big guys I've known
June 3rd, 2008
In the old days some people were “fat,” and fat people were jolly. “Obese” wasn’t even a word then, although I guess Big Henry who lived not far from our place w...


June 4, 2008 Police Blotter
June 3rd, 2008
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 p.m. Wednesday an officer responded to a department store in the 3000 block of Prin...


Clovisites ignore bigger picture
June 3rd, 2008
I understand the Clovis High School yearbook has pictures. Of girls. And the pictures offend some because the book acknowledges the girls are lesbians. The issue’s been discussed befor...


Google snubs America’s fallen
June 3rd, 2008
P icture a thankless child, disrespecting his parents amid the trappings of a holiday gift orgy they provided. The spoiled brat could symbolize Google billionaires, who seem unappreci...


Divers end search for Fort Sumner man
June 3rd, 2008
A search by state police dive teams for the body of a Fort Sumner man believed to have drowned Sunday at Sumner Lake was called off around noon Tuesday, according to Sgt. Andy Tingwall of the N...


Experts: Dry winter contributed to high temperatures
June 3rd, 2008
Roosevelt and Curry county residents can expect higher than normal temperatures through August, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. The high in Clovis and Portales...


Lake Brownwood drownings rare
June 3rd, 2008
The weekend drownings of Clovis' Tyler Fontenot and Farwell's Joe Haseloff were the first in almost four years at Lake Brownwood, according to the Abilene Reporter News.   Here's...


June 3, 2008
June 3rd, 2008
HOLLYWOOD — God bless America, and how’s everybody?    • Barack Obama posed for cameras Friday at Mount Rushmore. It displays the faces of two slaveowner...


Friends: Fontenot loved golf, life
June 2nd, 2008
 Editor’s note: Clovis News Journal staff is also working to profile Farwell’s Joe Haseloff, the other victim of the weekend tragedy. We hope to publish that report in Wednesday&rs...


Divers look for body at Sumner Lake
June 2nd, 2008
Divers will resume the search today for the body of a 27-year-old Fort Sumner man believed to have drowned while jet skiing Sunday at Sumner Lake, state and county officials said.Josh K...


Letters to the Editor: Nothing can change annual now
June 2nd, 2008
Editor’s note: These letters have been edited for space considerations. They reference photos of gay couples in the Clovis High School yearbook. I for one am ready to stop...


Nothing can change annual now
June 2nd, 2008
Editor’s note: These letters have been edited for space considerations. They reference photos of gay couples in the Clovis High School yearbook. I for one am ready to stop...


Government least likely to fix climate change
June 2nd, 2008
This week, the Senate begins debating perhaps the most far-reaching, potentially costly, economy-devastating government intrusion since the Great Depression. Hold on to your wallets, Washing...


Free fishing day for kids Saturday
June 2nd, 2008
SATURDAY IS FREE FISHING DAY; CLINICS FOR KIDS PLANNED STATEWIDE        Whether you’re an old hand at fishing or if you feel like testing t...


June 2, 2008 — Summertime Safety Tips
June 2nd, 2008
Get tips on how to protect yourself and your kids while enjoying summertime fun. Click here for several Summer tips....


Eastern education grads ready for spotlight
June 2nd, 2008
Friday is the deadline to nominate an outstanding education graduate for Eastern New Mexico University's Hall of Honors.   Nominees should be ENMU alumni with distinguished caree...


June 2, 2008 Best Bet on TV
June 2nd, 2008
What: The Mole Where: ABC When: 8 p.m. What it's about: Jon Kelley hosts the fifth season of the reality competition, which kicks off with the 12 cast members meeting in Los An...


June 2, 2008
June 2nd, 2008
 HOLLYWOOD — God bless America, and how’s everybody?    • Disneyland closed It’s a Small World for refitting Thursday because overweight child...


June 1, 2008
June 1st, 2008
Ths feature is no longer a part of the Editors' Notebook. Please see Don McAlavy's history columns online and in Sunday's Clovis News Journal....


Portales to honor a veteran
June 1st, 2008
The city of Portales will honor Joe Blair for his service to the community at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Memorial Building.   Blair, a World War II veteran and commander of the Por...


June 1, 2008 Best Bet on TV
June 1st, 2008
What: MTV Movie Awards Where: MTV When: 6 p.m. What it's about: Mike Myers hosts the 17th annual party. "Superbad" leads the field with five nominations; "Juno" follows with fo...


June 1, 2008
June 1st, 2008
 BEVERLY HILLS — God bless America, and how’s everybody?    • The FBI interviewed Roger Clemens’ lover Mindy McCready to ask her if he took st...


Aggies' Reid selected all-region
June 1st, 2008
NORMAN, Okla. — Junior Travis Reid was one of two New Mexico State University golfers chosen to the Golf Coaches Association of America’s Division I Ping All-Southwest Region team, anno...


June 1, 2008
June 1st, 2008
The following people celebrate birthdays today:• Joann Gutierrez• Chris Roberts• Archie Sanchez Jr....