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 […]