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Vietnam book writing proves cathartic

Writing a book about his experiences in Vietnam proved cathartic for Harold L. Thrasher. CMI staff photo: Benna Sayyed Harold L. Thrasher, a Marine infantry rifleman in the Vietnam...

 

Clovis residents appearing on 'Let's Make a Deal'

Clovis residents Jessica and Michael Elsik will appear on the TV show "Let's Make a Deal" on Wednesday. Jessica said she has watched the show with her husband for four years. "It was exciting," said Jessica, 29, a project manager... Full story

 

Free legal advice available at fair

Area residents can receive free legal advice from local attorneys Friday as part of a public outreach program through the 9th Judicial District office. Donna Mowrer, district judge and co-chair of the 9th Judicial District pro-bono...

 

Clovis, Portales enrollment down slightly

Clovis Municipal Schools and Portales Municipal Schools experienced a decrease in enrollment this school year, according to preliminary numbers. Meanwhile, Clovis Christian Schools... Full story

 

Students learn about communication by speaking about their passion

CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Clovis High School sophomore Alexis Longoria speaks to his speech classmates Monday about his ministry work in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Longoria said he...

 

Middle school redistricting plan approved

The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education voted unanimously Tuesday for a redistricting option to fill the city's new middle school that kept students from the elementary feeder schools together as much as possible. Option C... Full story

 

Farmers: Market in better location

Yolanda Romero, right, samples Happy Feet dry skin lotion and a facial mask prepared and sold by Katie Palmer, left, Saturday at the Clovis Farmers Market. A recent increase in...

 

Texico seeks water fix

Texico city officials are asking residents to voluntarily conserve water while they seek state funding to fix a well. Texico Mayor Jerry Cunningham said he does not believe the city of Texico has had this severe of a water problem...

 

Apartments struck by fires again

Priscilla Mendoza said she found her young daughter Marisol sleeping on a bed that was burning Friday in her home at the Clovis apartments. "I had to pull her by her feet off of... Full story

 

Police blotter: Aug. 24

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 12:57 a.m.: Caller reported a male shoplifted an 18 pack of beer and left on foot, 600 block of Prince. 5:24 a.m.: Caller reported his tailgate was taken off his...

 

New CCC professors share outlook

When Clovis Community College classes started Monday, 11 instructors started full-time teaching careers. Here is what three new professors said about their first semester teaching...

 

Directing traffic

Yucca guidance counselor Mindy Sena goes over eighth-grader Jayce Huerta's schedule Monday, the first day of school for Clovis Municipal Schools. This is Sena's first year as a...

 

Stabbing suspect says victim 'ran into the knife,' according to arrest warrant

Thursday's fatal stabbing was the result of an argument between two friends who stopped in Clovis during a road trip, according to court records. Chip Fox According to court...

 

Tonight: Motocross at fair

A rider soars in the air at a 2009 arena cross event in Oklahoma City. Motorcyclists performing tricks high in the air, zipping around corners on a mile-long dirt course of bumps... Full story

 

Religion feature: Life re-evaluation led to study group

Before leading a local weekly Bible study group, Dominic Chavez said he ran the streets of Clovis drinking, using drugs and fighting. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Dominic Chavez,...

 

Schools get new principals

As students begin a new grade in a new classroom, new principals bring new leadership to Clovis Municipal Schools. Laura Adkins is taking on her first position in Clovis schools this year as principal at Los Ninos Early...

 

Road closure concerns landowners

Steve Reeves owns the only house on a stretch of Curry Road R the county is considering closing at the request of Cannon Air Force Base officials. Reeves believes the county should buy his property and the property of other...

 

Youths sacrifice time, energy to raise livestock for fair

Tesia Adermann said the biggest sacrifice she has to make to raise livestock for the Curry County fair is giving up time in the summer to care for the animals. Courtesy photo:...

 

National Night Out shows other side of law enforcement

Melissa Quintana's sons are fascinated by the lights and sounds of emergency vehicles and on Tuesday they got an up close look. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Chief Master Sgt....

 

National Night Out shows other side of law enforcement

Melissa Quintana's sons are fascinated by the lights and sounds of emergency vehicles and on Tuesday they got an up close look. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Chief Master Sgt.... Full story

 

Religion feature: Ministry provides food, clothing based on need

Even though she and her husband work full-time jobs, they need extra help with food and clothing with four growing children in the household, said Anita Gallegos. CNJ staff photo: B... Full story

 

Teen makes restoring cemetery Eagle Scout project

Daniel Pfauth saw a Blacktower Cemetery overgrown with weeds and grass and broken headstones as opportunity for himself and his community. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Daniel Pfau... Full story

 

National Night Out shows other side of law enforcement

Melissa Quintana's sons are fascinated by the lights and sounds of emergency vehicles and on Tuesday they got an up close look. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Chief Master Sgt....

 

Farmer: More rain, less heat needed

Farmers in Curry and Roosevelt Counties say a recent increase in rain has helped produce better crops this year, but more rain and less heat are needed for crops to flourish. CNJ... Full story

 

School redistricting questions addressed

The parent turnout at the Clovis Municipal Schools second redistricting meeting Thursday was fewer than 10, but those present felt their questions on redistricting options were addressed well. If option A, B, C or D is approved at...

 

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