Baskett has solid Monday Night debut

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Jason Spradlin, left, points out Hank Baskett on the screen to his father Don on Monday at Kelley’s Bar and Grill.The Spradlins hope to get tickets when the Eagles play at Dallas. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Don and Jason Spradlin sat amongst a crowd sprinkled in front of a […]

Bail bondsman acquitted in shooting

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer o Jury agrees bail bondsman was acting in self-defense. The wife, daughter and an employee of a Clovis bondsman accused of crimes against a suspected bail jumper linked hands outside the Curry County Courthouse and huddled shoulder to shoulder, relieved. A jury found Clovis bail bondsman Hank Bayless not […]

Business feature: Chefs balance showmanship, culinary skills

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Shogun chef Thanongsak “Charlie” Gentry performs a trick called the volcano Monday for diners. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer At Shogun, and Japanese steakhouses across the country, chefs are taught a style which is part culinary and part showmanship. At most restaurants, food is prepared out of sight. At Shogun, […]

Hounds, Zias fall on road

CNJ staff PUEBLO, Colo — Yusuke Ota’s second goal of the game with about 13 minutes left lifted Colorado State-Pueblo to a 3-2 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Sunday in men’s soccer. Ota converted an ENMU turnover in its defensive zone and took it in solo on goalkeeper Leif Craddock, breaking a 2-2 […]

Reservists shorted by deficient GI Bill

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Proponents for strengthening Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) benefits for the National Guard and Reserve say the critical issue is fairness. Reserve rates, frozen for years, need to be raised. Reserve benefits need to be made as portable as MGIB for active forces, their wartime deployment partners. Not so, said a […]

Form regulation changes could rev up economy

By Freedom Newspapers While the movers and shakers in Congress, always with an eye to November elections, are deciding higher-profile matters, a small but significant reform that deserves support is wending its way through the committee process in Congress. HR5242 would give small-business owners a chance — for the first time — to correct unintentional […]

Letters to the Editor: Police chief’s decision sound in dog case

I have been reading about the dog Melrose Police Chief Mike Trammell shot. The incident is under investigation by New Mexico State Police. Living outside of Melrose at the 10-mile marker, I see stray animals all the time. My wife and I are animal lovers as well as owners. Three of our dogs were once […]

Ag Sense: New hay regulations protect consumers

By Mark Marsalis: Local columnist Hay growers and buyers in New Mexico will be required to follow new hay transporting regulations in December. In an effort to protect the nation’s feed and food supply, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has included — as part of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response […]

Crash claims two lives, injures others

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Two people died and two others were seriously injured Sunday morning in a two-vehicle accident near the Curry/Roosevelt county line, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Jason Daly, 21, of Clovis died at the scene when the pickup truck in which he was traveling collided with a tractor-trailer […]

CHS CROSS COUNTRY: Lady Cats second at La Cueva

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomore Caitlin Waters led a 1-3-4 Clovis High finish as the Lady Wildcats used a strong overall effort to place second behind top-ranked Rio Rancho in Saturday’s La Cueva Invitational cross country meet. Waters posted a winning time of 21 minutes, 56 seconds over three miles for the Lady Cats, who […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats post win over Coyotes

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Clovis High’s Jesus Loya (19) and Roswell High’s Ivan Obeso, at right, chase the ball near the Coyotes’ goal during Saturday’s boys soccer match at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Keeping on track for its best season under head coach Shaun Gill, the Clovis boys soccer […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Roswell High tops Lady Cats

CNJ staff ROSWELL — The Roswell High Lady Coyotes rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit and defeated Clovis 2-1 in the second overtime period on a goal by Brianna Salinas. Clovis (4-8-2) led at halftime thanks to a goal by Calie Rush, with assists from Lora Esquibel and Jasiman Dykes. Roswell High tied the game […]

Abilene Christian shuts out Hounds

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Abilene Christian University’s Tony Harp (20) intercepts a pass intended for Eastern New Mexico University’s J.T Thompson (17) at the end of the second quarter at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The Eastern New Mexico University football team could get precious little going Saturday […]

Zias edge Rambelles in Game 5

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ENMU outside hitters Vanessa Wilcox, left, and Jessie Macknicki rise to try to block a kill attempt from Angelo State senior Amber Smith during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball match. (CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Even though Eastern New Mexico University’s Lone Star Conference South Division […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Defense hangs in for Cats

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Clovis High fullback Manuel Robles shrugs off Goddard’s Gabriel Flores at the Wool Bowl in Roswell on Friday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer ROSWELL — With 9:49 remaining in the first half of Clovis’ eventual 35-21 victory over Goddard Friday night, the homestanding Rockets began a drive that led […]