May a good month for utter randomness

Bob Huber: Local columnist I don’t go a-Maying anymore, nor do I bring home the first gay blossoms of the greater stitchwort. But now that I’m officially seniored, I’ve thought about returning to that celebration, because there’s bound to be some good in it. But what I really like to do nowadays is celebrate birthdays […]

House bill bad news for military spouses

Tom Philpott: Military Update The Department of Defense says it does not support imposing new limits on the number of years that former spouses can receive court-awarded shares of military retirement. Such limits are at the heart of the Uniformed Services Divorce Equity bill (HR 1111), introduced by Rep. Cass Ballenger, R-N.C., to better protect […]

Cats post two wins at Hobbs

CNJ STAFF HOBBS — The Clovis High Wildcats couldn’t get the sweep against Hobbs they knew they’d probably need to catch Carlsbad for the District 4-5A championship, but third-year coach Shane Shallenberger figures two out of three isn’t bad. The Cats suffered one bad inning in the middle game of the series, then rallied back […]

Lady Cats drop finale against Hobbs

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Clovis High junior Annie Tweedy sprints out of the batters’ box after hitting a single on Friday against Hobbs at Lady Wildcat Complex. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Clovis High designated player Jordan Garrett had a pretty good week in the first game of Saturday’s District 4-5A softball doubleheader against Hobbs at Lady […]

CHS track teams roll in rain-shortened meet

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Clovis’ Mark Gant returns the ball against Lovington’s Braden Johns during their match Friday at the high school. Photo by Eric Kluth CNJ STAFF CARLSBAD — It’s out of their hands as far as winning team titles in the Cavern City Classic track meet, but Clovis High’s squads pretty much accomplished what they set out […]

Bovina’s Ortiz advances to state in 1,600 and 3,200

CNJ STAFF LEVELLAND, Texas — Bovina junior Edgar Ortiz is on his way to the big show again in Texas small-school track. Ortiz, who made it to state in the 3,200 last year, qualified in the 1,600 and 3,200 by winning both events in Class 1A regional competition this weekend at South Plains College. Ortiz […]

Clovis grad works her way onto Stanford rowing team

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Jessica Hernandez played soccer, basketball and ran track at Clovis High. Courtesy photo By Rick White Jim Hernandez believes athletics are an important part of the educational process. So when he dropped off his youngest daughter at college in the fall, he urged her to stay involved in sports. Jessica Hernandez played soccer, basketball and […]

Local cancer survivor beats odds

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Ronnica Thomson laughs with her daughter Tori, 9, after Tori played on the trampoline Wednesday in the back yard of their home. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Cooped up in a Roswell hospital bed after surgery to remove a tumor 18 months ago, Ronnica Thomson saw sadness through a […]

Clovis High principal resigns

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Clovis High School Principal Andy Sweet announced Friday he will step down at the school year’s end. Sweet will finish this school year as principal and return next school year to teach mathematics at the high school, said Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Jim McDaniel. Yucca Junior High Principal Jody […]

Summer’s heat can burn finish on car

By Ryan Lengerich, CNJ STAFF WRITER Mirrors fall off, glass shatters, dashes crack and warp if untreated. Art Farro said he will repair 20 to 30 rearview mirrors in upcoming months. He has seen hot windows shatter when cold water touches the pane. The owner of Art’s Automotive Paint and Body on Commerce Way said […]