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Articles from the June 30, 2007 edition

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Disc golf offers alternative to traditional game

Staff photo: Gabriel Monte Gilbert Lucero, 48, of Clovis makes a putt on the last hole of the course Saturday during a tournament at the Ned Houk Park disc golf course. A sign at Ned Houk Park points out that a disc golf course exists on the easternm...

 

$54 million pants lawsuit abuses judicial system

Washington, D.C., administrative law judge Roy Pearson last week lost his $54 million case against his drycleaners for losing a pair of his pants. Fifty-four million dollars. Over a pair of pants. Thankfully, he lost the case, but why was such an... Full story

 

Day full of dairy

CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Angelica Martinez, 6, tries to rope a plastic calf Saturday at a calf-roping booth at the second annual DairyFest held by the United Dairy Women at the Clovis Civic Center. Angelica Martinez aimed her lasso carefully... Full story

 

Hotel Clovis plans give officials hope

CNJ file photo Jonathan Reed and Associates proposed a $10 million plan to turn the Hotel Clovis into housing units. City officials say they are watching with interest a $10 million plan by an Albuquerque developer to convert the Hotel Clovis into...

 

Hotel Clovis fund-raiser founded

Fund-raising efforts are already under way for redevelopment of the Hotel Clovis. “We want the public to realize there is a possible project out there and to garner their support,” Clovis MainStreet Executive Director Robyne Beaubien said of the... Full story

 

Summer reading continues

The summer reading program at the Clovis-Carver Public Library has reached the halfway point and is a rousing success, according to organizer Krissie Carter. “It’s been going wonderfully,” Carter said of the two-month program that concludes at...

 

Residents remember once bustling town

A century of history and memories came to life in Elida as residents gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the community’s founding over the weekend. On Saturday, Elida School graduates, along with family and community members gathered in...

 

DairyFest celebrates industry

Angelica Martinez aimed her lasso carefully before throwing it this time. The 6-year-old’s family cheered as she finally caught the elusive plastic calf. The United Dairy Women held their second annual DairyFest Saturday at the Clovis Civic... Full story

 

Sexual offender captured

A convicted Roosevelt County sex offender was captured last week in Texas after he was profiled on the TV show “America’s Most Wanted,” according to Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker. Raymond Gates, 48, was arrested on outstanding...

 

Regents renew president’s contract

Eastern New Mexico University Regents rehired President Steven Gamble’s and heard a report outlining the potential for a drop in enrollment this fall at a Saturday meeting in Portales. The board of regents approved a one-year renewal of Gamble’s...

 

Sex offender captured in Texas

A convicted Roosevelt County sex offender was captured last week in Texas after he was profiled on the TV show “America’s Most Wanted,” according to Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker. Raymond Gates, 48, was arrested on outstanding...

 

Cops and Courts: Burglar takes family’s Chihuahua puppy

Police are seeking information on a May burglary where a family pet was taken, according to a press release. Around 1 p.m. May 22 several items were taken from a residence near Sandia Elementary...

 

Preparation pays off

With bumper wheat harvest winding down for farmers in the area, I’m thankful for the success of the crop and the price it will command but glad I’m not making my living directly off the amber waves of grain. For years, my family depended on...

 

Death hard concept for children to grasp

When we first decided to travel to Rome, I told my children we were going to visit my parents’ home because my grandmother was dying. I didn’t hide the fact she was ill, and that this was the last time I would see her. I also explained that my pa... Full story

 

Frivolous lawsuits cost everyone

Editorial Washington, D.C., administrative law judge Roy Pearson last week lost his $54 million case against his drycleaners for losing a pair of his pants. Fifty-four million dollars. Over a pair of pants. Thankfully, he lost the case, but why was... Full story

 

Letters to the Editor: Non-English speakers still contribute

In answer to comments made by Glenda Bly (“Richardson’s Spanish debate angers American voter”) in last Sunday’s CNJ, I would like to tell a story about my grandparents. Guadalupe and Ignacita Martinez (both American citizens), were born and... Full story

 

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