Reid leads Aggies

CNJ staff Sophomore Travis Reid fired an eagle in each of Tuesday’s two rounds and finished the two-round tournament with a team-leading 5-over-par 218 at the PING Arizona Intercollegiate, according to NMSU press release. Arizona’s Brian Prouty won the individual medal at 14-under-199. UNLV won the tournament at 23-under. NMSU shot 43-over.

A-AA all-stars named

CNJ staff Eight players from Texico and Fort Sumner were selected to play in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association North/South Senior All-Star football game this summer. Fort Sumner’s Tell Montoya, Shawn Perkins and Vincent Sena were selected as defensive lineman on the Class 1A North team along with Josh Pachecoat at linebacker and […]

On the cold front

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Robert Osborn uses his 4-wheeler to pull his sons Blaze, 9, left, and Camron, 7, down the street. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers A prolonged cold spell pushed the average temperature in January in eastern New Mexico well below normal. According to AccuWeather.com, the average daily temperature last month was […]

Lady Buff energized

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Melrose junior post Toni Burdine, above, said she looks to her sister as not only a role model, but also as a driving force to succeed. She has helped Melrose to an 11-8 record this season. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Melrose junior post Toni Burdine spends most of her time organizing her many after-school […]

Campus gender gap widens

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Second semester nursing students, from left, clockwise, Levi Hill, ElizabethVerespie, Victoria Cabrera and Stephanie Walley work Wednesday in a study group at Clovis Community College. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Women spill across the cafeteria, with their backpacks, purses, scarves and coats strewn across tables and seats. Peals of […]

Drowning settlement reached

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The family of a 3-year-old boy who drowned at Potter Pool in 2005 has received an undisclosed lawsuit settlement amount, according to city officials. F. Michael Hart, an Albuquerque attorney representing the child’s mother, Angela Davis, said his client feels city officials have been sincere in their efforts to […]

Education digest: Director resigns from state post

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer A former Clovis Municipal Schools superintendent announced his resignation Jan. 22 from a position of statewide leadership. Joe Mack Mitchell, executive director of the New Mexico School Boards Association, resigned from the post effective July 1. Mitchell has held the position since 1997. He accepted it following retirement as […]

Ligion prepares to rock Prince Lounge

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Clovis’ and Portales’ legion of hard rock fans have plenty to get excited about Saturday as the rock band Ligion appears at the Prince Lounge in Clovis. “Melodic hard modern rock is the way I would characterize these guys,” KICA-FM corporate program director and afternoon drive personality Jack Shaw said […]

Student profile: Maher

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Megan Maher is a Clovis High School senior. She is the daughter of Robert and Angela Maher. Tell us about your pets: I absolutely adore my two cats. Gizmo joined our family a few years ago when we got her from a friend, and Gadget, my black cat, was […]

Revoking speech not appropriate in civil dispute

By Freedom Newspapers As H.L. Mencken once wrote, “The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one’s time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.” That might be […]

Tuesday prep basketball capsules

CNJ staff Boys * Bovina solidified its hold on second place behind Sudan in District 4-1A with a 61-43 victory over Hale Center at Bovina. Sophomore guard Jesus Rocha led the Mustangs (11-8, 6-1 district) with 20 points, while senior Jeremy Vasquez added 14 points and junior Trent Quintana had 10. All three players had […]

Hounds expect big recruiting class

CNJ staff PORTALES — If everything falls into place next week on national signing day, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo says he’ll be one happy man. The third-year coach said Tuesday the Greyhounds have 16 verbal commitments from high school prospects for next season, and he’s hoping to add more in the […]

ENMU ready to roll

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — With virtually no outside practice time yet due to the recent winter weather, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is a work in progress as a season-opening series approaches against Sul Ross State on Friday and Saturday in Alpine, Texas. Of course, the Greyhounds are in […]

Aviation board votes to extend contract

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer A Clovis subcommittee believes Clovis Municipal Airport’s resident airline’s large flights mesh with the airport’s plan for growth. The Clovis Civil Aviation Board unanimously agreed Tuesday to recommend the city extend its contract with Wyoming-based Great Lakes Aviation, which provides flights to Albuquerque as well as Amarillo and Denver. […]

Courthouse security heightened during trial

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Court security personnel and sheriff’s deputies were highly visible throughout a five-day trial that ended Tuesday with Robert Macias being convicted of first-degree murder. Yellow security tape blocked the front steps of the Curry County Courthouse, diverting pedestrian traffic into the courthouse through a side entrance. Visitors passed through […]

Jury finds Macias guilty

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Defendant Robert Macias, left, and his attorney, James Klipstine Jr., wait to hear the verdict at the Curry County Courthouse. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Wilfred Salas Jr.’s family members put their arms around each other and leaned their heads together as the jury’s verdict was read. Robert Macias, […]

Feb. 6, 1982

Members of the 27th Tactical Fighter Wing at Cannon Air Force Base returned home after a month-long deployment to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. … Yucca Junior High’s ninth-grade girls basketball team was riding a 14-game winning streak. … Beta Sigma Phi, a social and service sorority, announced “sweethearts” selected to represent area chapters. […]

Feb. 5, 1960

Val Baumgart, L.B. Redwine, Pat Graef and Nelson Worley were all Democratic candidates for Curry County sheriff. … Clovis High graduate Susan Stanfield was on tour with the University of Denver choir. She was a junior physical education major. … The Silver Grill was inviting customers to “dine by candlelight every evening.” … The KCLV […]

Feb. 4, 1923

Dorothy Tracy, De Aun Sammons and Fay Brandon were among students voted “favorite girl” in classes at Clovis High. … A professional baseball league was formed in Plainview, Texas, and Clovis was recommended as the site for one of the teams, along with Roswell, Lubbock, Amarillo, Plainview and Slaton, Texas. … J.S. Stockton, who lived […]

Feb. 3, 1936

The Lyceum theater was preparing for a Shirley Temple impersonation and personality contest. Fifteen of Clovis’ cutest youngsters had already signed up, promoters said. … The World Wonder Car, featuring museum exhibits “from nearly every country in the world,” was on its way to Clovis. An exhibit featuring Abraham Lincoln was one of the highlights […]