Winton wins second District 4 term

Ryan Lengerich District 4 voters emphatically elected Lunell Winton to her second term in the city commission on Tuesday. Winton received 73 percent of the vote to defeat opponent Jack Twite. The victory places Winton on the commission for the next four years. Winton earned 720 votes to Twite’s 212, in an election where 27 […]

Incumbent ousted in tight District 2 race

By Jack King Fred Van Soelen summed it up in five words: “It was a nail biter,” he said. Van Soelen, an assistant district attorney, won the city commission District 2 race with 285 votes — 37 more than runner-up Len Vohs and 40 more than incumbent Gloria Wicker. Van Soelen said his efforts on […]

Tucumcari election ends in tie

By TV Hagenah TUCUMCARI — One Tucumcari city election appears headed for overtime. Incumbent District 2 Commissioner Jimmy R. Sandoval and challenger Christopher Maestas each received 67 votes on Tuesday. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Tucumcari City Clerk Rachel Hicklin. “I’ve heard of it happening in other places but it’s never happened here […]

Cats rained out at Tascosa

CNJ STAFF AMARILLO — Clovis and Amarillo Tascosa were tied at 1-1 when Tuesday’s baseball game was called after four innings because of rain. Clovis coach Shane Shallenberger said the team will try to reschedule the game with Tascosa or schedule another team.

LSC North champs end shorthanded Zias’ season

CNJ STAFF TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — A successful season for Eastern New Mexico University’s women came down to a crashing end Tuesday night, as Northeastern State routed the shorthanded Zias 77-46 Tuesday night at Jack Dobbins Fieldhouse. Leslie Warner had a game-high 20 points to lead four in double figures for Northeastern State, the Lone Star […]

Hounds eliminated from LSC tournament

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Eastern New Mexico University junior Travazz Buckley can’t corral a rebound during Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference tournament game against Southwestern Oklahoma. Photo by Rick White By Dave Wagner PORTALES — The Southwestern Oklahoma Bulldogs played like, well, Bulldogs. Taking control of the game early and controlling the tempo most of the way, the Bulldogs upset […]

Clovis Big Brothers, Big Sisters in limbo

By Ryan Lengerich Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Curry and Roosevelt counties has lost its central office in Clovis. The result of an organizational restructuring leaves four staff members and dozens of children at least temporarily in limbo. The Clovis-based agency may face a merger with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Pecos Valley […]

County finds low-cost way to build new events center

By Jack King Curry County commissioners may have found a way to build a special events center at a price the county can afford, Commissioner Pete Hulder said Tuesday. Hulder, a member of the commission’s special events center subcommittee, said he has talked with county maintenance supervisor Lee Delk about remodeling the rodeo arena at […]

CCC president McClure finalist at Texas college

By Michelle Seeber Beverlee McClure, president of Clovis Community College, is one of two finalists for the president’s position at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas. McClure did not return telephone messages left at her office and her home on Tuesday. Cile Spelce, executive director of public information and media relations at ACC, said the […]

Police Blotter 3/3

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police received two reports on Feb. 25 from the county health department regarding a 13-year-old girl in the juvenile detention center. The girl had a vaginal infection and reported an ongoing sexual relationship with two men, one 18 and the other 22. […]