Curry County Cats absorb first setback

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Albuquerque Titans scored a pair of third-quarter touchdowns Sunday and handed the Curry County Cats their first loss of the season, a 17-6 decision in New Mexico Premier League play. The teams battled to a scoreless tie at halftime, but the Titans’ Phillip Williams — a 2004 Clovis High graduate […]

Letters to the editor: County losing valuable resource

While it is commendable that Clovis Community College is willing to support the literacy council (March 23 article in CNJ), the loss of the Curry County Literacy Council’s one-to-one tutoring program will have a negative impact on the low-level readers in Curry County, where the demonstrated need is so great. We trained and certified their […]

Obama similar in lot of ways to younger Bush

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama may go down as the man who gave us at least four more years of George W. Bush. The two men seem alike. Only one major distinction survives honest scrutiny: Bush gave us anti-abortion Supreme Court nominees; Obama gave us a pro-abortion-rights nominee. Health care? Sure, Obama federalized it. […]

ENMU narrows coach search to dozen

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is narrowing the search for a women’s basketball coach. ENMU athletic director Jeff Geiser said Monday that the school’s search committee planned to conduct phone interviews with 12 candidates over the next three nights, beginning today, and by next week should be ready to invite finalists for campus […]

Zias 7th, Hounds 9th at Odessa rodeo

Freedom New Mexico ODESSA, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women finished seventh out of 11 teams while the men were ninth out of 14 over the weekend in the Odessa College rodeo. The Zias finished with 90 points while the Greyhounds had 135. Howard College was first in men’s competition followed by Texas Tech, […]

No. 8 St. Cloud beats Hounds

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — St. Cloud State (Minn.), ranked eighth in NCAA Division II but idle for two weeks due to weather conditions, scored four first-inning runs and handed Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team a 6-3 loss Sunday in a game played at the University of Central Oklahoma. The game — and another […]

Officials: Money holding up courthouse security

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File photo Curry County Commissioners are concerned that resolutions have not been followed to restrict access to the Curry County Courthouse. based on security concerns. Sharna Johnson Money is the holdup on a nearly two-year-old resolution to secure courthouse entrances, according to Curry County officials. The issue was discussed openly by Curry County commissioners —for […]

Police arrest suspect in Tucumcari shooting

Russell Anglin The New Mexico State Police have arrested a man suspected of shooting two Tucumcari men, according to a police press release. Muziwokuthula “Muzie” Madonda, 33, of Chicago, was arrested Monday on two open counts of murder and tampering with evidence in relation to the deaths of Gabriel Baca, 37, and Bobby Gonzales, 57, […]

Texico cheerleaders take top honors

Kevin Wilson An entire year of work comes down to two days for New Mexico high school cheerleading squads. For the second time in three years, Texico had the best two days in Class 2A. The school, which took its first cheerleading trophy in 2009, took top honors again at the state spirit competition in […]

Alumni group making second round of inductions to Hall of Honors

CNJ staff For the second year, the Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation and Alumni Association is making inductions into its Hall of Honors. The induction banquet is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 30 at the Clovis High School cafeteria. Tickets are $30 for individuals, $50 for couples and $150 for tables of six, and are available […]

Business digest — March 29

Food drive being held Curves of Clovis is sponsoring a food drive to collect non-perishable items and cash to support the local food bank during the month of April. From April 4-17, Curves will waive the membership fee for new members who donate $30 or the equivalent, according to a press release. Existing gym members […]

Press release: Bingaman talks FEMA disaster declaration

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about FEMA disaster declaration for New Mexico counties that were affected by cold weather earlier this year. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman032811m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about the FEMA disaster […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Game choice, game checks and the end of a war

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video game of the week From our own Jenna Zamie’s search of cyberspace for the best games out there. Game: Crysis 2 Genre: First-person shooter System: PC, 360, PS3 What is it? A big, bold sequel offers an eerie vision of a city under […]

Press release: CMS Foundation/Alumni Association announces banquet

The CMS Foundation/Alumni Association is announcing the 2011 Hall of Honor Awards. The purpose of the Hall of Honor Awards is to recognize and honor former graduates of Clovis High School whose achievements, strengths of character, and citizenship serve as models to inspire and challenge today’s students. The Foundation also gives a Top Cat Award […]

Press release: N.M. gas prices up nearly five cents per gallon last week

New Mexico, March 28- Average retail gasoline prices in New Mexico have risen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45/g (Sunday). This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.56/g, according to gasoline price website NewMexicoGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices […]

Our people: Former farmer stays busy

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Courtesy photo Longtime Clovis resident and retiree Don Reid said he’s busier now than he ever was. Clovis resident Don Reid is a self-declared house husband. In his retirement, he spends his time working around the house, visiting hospitals and retirement homes, spending time with his grandchildren, teaching a men’s non-denominational Bible class and going […]

Vacation mishap makes story

Hearing about students and families on spring breaks this last week or so has brought out a streak of jealously in me. I did spend a few spring breaks backpacking, though, and actually had one beach vacation when I was in college. It wasn’t your typical beach spring break, though. A buddy and I who […]

Vacation to ocean ended too soon

So as the wizard tells her the way to return to Kansas, Dorothy dutifully clicks together her heels and incants, “There’s no place like home … there’s no place like home … there’s no place like home…” Yet with a hint of wistfulness in her voice, for the magic of Oz that she is leaving […]

School menus — March 27

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Chicken potato bowl, fruit, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Smucker’s snack’n waffles. Lunch — Beefy mac and cheese, English peas, chilled peaches, oatmeal cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, tater tots, lettuce-tomato-pickle, cake. Thursday: Breakfast — […]