Texico, Fort Sumner take titles

CNJ STAFF TEXICO — Sophomore Lori Richardson had 16 kills and junior Amber Parmer added 12 kills and 10 blocks as Texico erased a nine-point, third-game deficit with 40 of the match’s final 54 points to beat Estancia 25-18, 20-25, 25-22, 25-11 Saturday in the District 6-2A tournament championship at Texico Sports Arena. The Lady […]

Zias upend Abilene Christian

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Emilie Rodman searches for a way around the lock of Abilene Christian’s Sophia Kindred during Saturday’s match at Greyhound Arena. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Already assured a spot in the Lone Star Conference tournament, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team picked up a shot of confidence Saturday in its […]

Javelinas’ passing attack sinks ENMU

CNJ STAFF KINGSVILLE, Texas — Junior quarterback Daniel Taylor survived five sacks by Eastern New Mexico University, throwing for 322 yards and four touchdowns Saturday night to lead Texas A&M-Kingsville past the Greyhounds 44-26 in Lone Star Conference South Division football. Taylor completed 17 of 25 passes as the Javelinas (7-1, 4-0 South), ranked fourth […]

Texico trounces Panthers

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Jal’s Eric Samaniego reaches to pull in a one-handed catch for a touchdown over Texico’s Johnny Rivera during the second half of Friday’s game in Texico. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White TEXICO — Jal did something Friday no other New Mexico team has done this season. Score against Texico. Other than a little […]

Police Blotter 10/2

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, police observed a 17-year-old male on Fourth Street who was wanted on an outstanding warrant. The man surrendered without incident. A check of his pockets revealed a knife, a marijuana pipe, and about $1,000 in cash. Police issued […]

New $20 bill commercials a waste of money

Freedom Newspapers Imagine you are the sole supplier of a commodity that nearly everyone in the country uses, many on a daily basis. For some reason you decide to alter the product in a few subtle ways; the product itself hasn’t changed, it is used for the same thing and in the same manner, and […]

Legacy of girl scout icon should endure

Letters to the editor/Thank you letters In 1947, I came to Clovis as the first executive secretary of a new area in Girl Scouting. It consisted of Clovis, Fort Sumner, Tucumcari and Muleshoe. My office was in the Girl Scouts Little House and I have many pleasant memories of activities there — Girl Scout meetings, […]

Debunking illegal immigrant fallacies

Thomas Sowell Many Americans are concerned because millions of illegal immigrants enter this country and little seems to be done to stop them. But California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, leader of the Democrats in the House of Representatives, is upset because now something is being done to catch some of them. Police raids on dozens of […]

Eldorado sends Lady Cats packing again

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Until the Clovis Lady Wildcats figure out how to beat Eldorado they’re doomed to play on the road in the Class 5A state volleyball playoffs. Regular-season champion Eldorado completed a season sweep of the Lady Wildcats with a 25-20, 25-22, 25-23 win Saturday in the championship match of the District 4-5A […]

Hundreds of cats, thousands of cats…

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A cat trapped Saturday morning by Clovis Animal Control Officer Martin Martinez waits to be transferred to a cage at the Clovis Animal Shelter. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Ben Kessler Like the man going to St. Ives in the nursery rhyme — whose cats each had “seven kits” — Clovis may soon be overrun […]