Oct. 31, 2006 Business Digest

Bank CEO to receive governor’s award Bank of Clovis President and CEO Randy Harris is one of 10 New Mexicans to receive the 2006 Governor’s New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award. Harris will join the other honorees Wednesday at the award ceremony in Albuquerque. The awards recognize government employees and private citizens for unusual contributions […]

Clovis places second at District 4-5A meet

CNJ STAFF CARLSBAD — The team scores in Friday’s District 4-5A cross country meet look almost like carbon copies. Host Carlsbad finished first, Clovis High was second and Hobbs third in all four divisions — boys and girls varsity and junior varsity. And the team totals were nearly identical. In both the varsity boys and […]

CHS: Freshmen to lead cross country at Carlsbad Invitational

By Greg Price: CNJ Sports Writer Surrounding the football field at Leon Williams Stadium is an oval, asphalt track where the Clovis cross country teams are now running 200-meter sprints, ranging from times of 28 to 40 seconds. The arena is typically filled to the brim with Clovis football supporters on Friday nights in the […]

Q&A: Professor sees interesting election for parties

Timothy Krebs is an associate professor of political science at the University of New Mexico. Krebs, who earned his Ph.D. in 1997 from Loyola University Chicago, has been at UNM since 1992. His research interests include urban political campaigns and elections and local political institutions. Q: Why should New Mexico residents care about this election? […]

Clovis man dupes captors

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer PORTALES — A kidnapping victim duped his captors, telling them to wait in his pickup truck while he got them some money, and instead had a coworker notify authorities while he hid, according to court documents. Two Clovis men were arrested Friday in connection with the incident that ended […]

Officials pushing Halloween safety

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Area law enforcement agencies are determined to limit contact Tuesday between convicted sex offenders and Halloween trick-or-treaters. Sex offenders on probation in Curry County will be required to post a sign identifying their residence as a home of a sex offender, according to Curry County probation and parole supervisor […]

Oct. 29, 2006 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8:30 a.m. Monday an officer responded to a home in the 200 block of West Tierra Blanca when a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run showed to be registered to a resident there. Police met with a woman who said she owned […]

Oct. 29, 2006 Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Andrea Patron, 31, pleaded guilty to shoplifting (valued between $250 and $2,500) and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and was ordered to serve 18 months imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. She was given credit for her sentence […]

Oct. 29, 2006 Cops and Courts

A boxer and two schnauzers called it a draw before police arrived to break up their fight, police reports said. James Fish said he and his two dogs were taking a morning walk in the alley when the boxer came out and attacked his dogs, starting one “big, huge fight.” When he was unable to […]

CNJ wins 14 awards

CNJ Staff The Clovis News Journal captured 11 first-place honors and three second-place awards Saturday in the New Mexico Press Association contest. Two other Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico, the Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, earned four first-place awards as well. First place for newspapers with under-10,000 circulation went to the Clovis News Journal […]

Zias drop South Division finale

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas —Erin Curry had 14 kills and Lauren Leone added 12 as Abilene Christian defeated Eastern New Mexico University 30-18, 30-25, 30-22 on Saturday in the Lone Star Conference South Division finale for both teams. Junior outside hitters Jessie Macknicki and Kari Adkins had eight kills each for the Zias (6-26, 1-9 […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Cats end season with shutout win

The Clovis girls soccer team ended its season Saturday at home with a 2-0 non-district victory over Artesia, finishing off the high school careers of seven seniors. Both Clovis goals came in the second half, as junior midfielder Lora Esquivel scored in the 44th minute before senior Britni Jimenez, who moved out of goal to […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats blanked in regular-season finale

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Playoff hopes of the Clovis High boys soccer team took a hit on Saturday with a 1-0 loss at Artesia. Clovis (13-6-1) is hoping to grab for one of two at-large bid in the 12-team Class 5A state tournament. The New Mexico Activities Association seeding committee will pick two at-large teams […]

Eagles soar into 8-man playoffs

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers FLOYD — The Clovis Christian Eagles soared in a 70-12 rout of the Floyd Broncos on Saturday, and punched their ticket to the New Mexico 8-man football playoffs in the process. The Eagles earned the No. 8 seed, and will face top-seeded Gateway Christian next weekend in Roswell. “We executed […]

Hounds snap losing streak with win over Kingsville

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Eastern New Mexico University linebacker Tony Johnson (43) tackles Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Raymorris Miller in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division football game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — If Michael Benton was feeling any effects from a mild concussion which knocked him out of […]

Unbeaten Elida takes 3-1A tourney title

Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers are still living the dream after beating the Fort Sumner Vixens in four games in the District 3-1A tournament championship game Saturday afternoon. After dropping the first game, Elida (21-0) won the final three games to take the crown, and although they are unbeaten this […]

Texico earns home playoff match

Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent TEXICO — There was quite a bit at stake, besides the District 6-2A volleyball championship, when Texico hosted Clayton Saturday afternoon: Quite a bit of miles, that is. The Ladyt Wolverines, with a 25-23, 22-25, 25-17, 25-14 victory, made sure it would be the visiting Lady Yellowjackets who would have to […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL: Seniors celebrate with sweep

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Clovis High’s Siobhan Flatow (2) spikes the ball over Michelle Carr (7) and Belinda Chitwood (15) in a 3-0 win over Carlsbad at Rock Staubus Gym on Saturday. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Greg Price Clovis’ six seniors were honored before Saturday’s District 4-5A contest against Carlsbad. Presented with orange tote gift bags, the PA […]

Affirmative action cripples everyone

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist Time travel, long a staple of science fiction, has so far amounted to nothing more than a fantasy. But anyone interested in paying a visit to the past may soon get the chance. On Nov. 7, voters in Michigan will decide on a ballot initiative banning racial preferences in the […]

Congressional turnover may not be bad thing

Editorial It is difficult to make a case that a midterm congressional election is a referendum on an overriding national issue or even on a president. The president is not on the ballot. Although national issues play a role, each congressional election is conducted separately, and many districts are effectively gerrymandered to ensure that one […]