CHS tennis teams 7th, tied for 6th at Artesia

ARTESIA — Clovis High's girls finished seventh with 17 points while the boys tied for sixth with three points over the weekend in Artesia's Bulldog Invittaional. Onate swept both divisions of the eight-team event. The Knights collected 42 points on the boys' side, followed by Mesilla Valley with 37, New Mexico Military 30 and Alamogordo […]

Lady Cats 2nd, Cats fourth at Hereford

HEREFORD — Junior Jenna Sievers won two events and Clovis High's girls put together a solid overall outing to finish second in the Hereford Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Canyon Randall took the team championship with 166 points to 155 for Clovis. The CHS boys, meantime, finished fourth with 87 points, trailing Amarillo Palo Duro […]

Cats earn split with Bulldogs

Clovis coach Drew Hatley feels like the Wildcats are starting to believe in the team they can be. They came a base hit away from being that team Saturday. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Clovis junior pitcher Tyler Greene applies the tag to Artesia third baseman Matteo DoPorto at home after Green's pitch went to […]

Curry County Cats shut out Alamogordo

The Curry County Cats made short work of Alamogordo on Saturday, beating the Desert Dawgs 33-0 at Leon Williams Stadium. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Curry County Cats defender Cade Wheeler wraps up Alamogordo Desert Dawg punt returner Kellen Hester in the first quarter Saturday afternoon at Leon Williams Stadium. The Cats, who are off […]

Lady Rams’ Ledbetter off to good start

Portales junior Alex Ledbetter finished fourth in high jump and tied for fourth in pole vault in last year's Class 3A girls state track meet, and she's on course to possibly improve both events. JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent Portales' Kylie Katalinich took first place in the girls 1,600 during Saturday's Jim Love Invite at the […]

Hounds storm back to sweep ACU

If nothing else, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team has shown plenty of spunk this weekend. After Saturday, they finally have some results to go with it. JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent ENMU's Peter Creamer slides in safely after going first-to-third on a fourth-inning single by Dillon Downs in the second game of Saturday's Lone […]

Ban on feeding deer absurd

Here's why it is so much cooler to be a simple New Mexico columnist instead of a United States Supreme Court Justice. Instead of waking up at 3 a.m. troubled by the awesomely complex decision about whether the federal government has the constitutional right to force Americans to purchase health insurance, you get to ponder […]

Tuesday morning briefing: America’s big band and fighting cancer

Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday briefing. America's big band The U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors perform 7 p.m. Wednesday at Marshall Auditorium. They're billed as America's big band. The concert is free but you must pick up tickets at the Clovis Community College cashier's office. Fundraiser There's a fundraiser for Portales' Relay […]

My turn: Returning home to treasure hunt

I am moving to my hometown of Mt. Vernon (pop. 2,000), Texas, to pursue two lifelong dreams: buying a used pontoon boat for treasure hunts on nearby Lake Cypress Springs, and starting a newspaper to compete with the weekly — Optic-Herald. After becoming certified in scuba diving, I will lead expeditions of big-city folks to […]

Monday morning briefing: A free concert and three presidents

Good morning and welcome to the Monday briefing. Free concert Eastern New Mexico University's Department of Music will host the Clovis/Portales Community Orchestra Spring Concert 7 p.m. Tuesday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building. It's free and open to the public. Blood drive There's a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday […]

Family’s dogs returned

A Clovis family who lost a pair of Schnauzers Tuesday night — its only connection to their late son — got them back Friday evening. The dogs, Page and Bella, got away from the Thomson family when the gate came unhinged. The family, who had recently lost 12-year-old Jacob to a vehicle accident in September, […]

Candidates should consider Johnson’s ideas

New Mexico remembers Gary Johnson as the two-term governor, 1995-2003, who vetoed more legislative bills than maybe all 49 other governors. By his count Johnson signed more than 750 vetoes. That left the state's Democrats and Republicans frustrated by what they thought of as gridlock rather than good government. We typically agreed with Johnson's assessment. […]

Local papers capture awards

The Clovis News Journal captured five first place awards and various other honors in the annual Panhandle Press Association contest held in Canyon, Texas, it was announced Saturday. Other awards included three second place awards and two third place honors. Other CMI-owned newspapers taking honors at the contest included the Portales News-Tribune with a first […]

LSC-leading TexAnns turn back Zias

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team was off to a strong start in Saturday's Lone Star Conference game against league-leading Tarleton State. Then, just like that — wham! wham! wham! — their 3-0 lead was gone. With one on and two out in the bottom of the third inning, Arianna Rodriguez, […]

Q&A: Gospel singer hopes to shine nationally

Johnathan Dawson sings for a higher calling, and is hoping he gets a chance to do it nationally. Dawson, 41, recently advanced through an audition for Black Entertainment Television's "Sunday Best." The show is an open audition for gospel singers, with prizes including money and a recording contract. Dawson has one album, "Melody of Love," […]

Jail vote – part II

Voters head to the polls Tuesday to determine the fate of Curry County's troubled jail for the second time in the last two years. Commissioners are asking voters to approve a $9.3 bond issue to pay for expansion of the jail. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Curry County Detention Center trustees work in the center's […]

Police blotter – April 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 7:07 a.m.: Call in reference to enticement of a child, 1500 block of Cameo. 8:59 a.m.: Caller reported coming home and finding a doll with its head cut off; head is sitting in the doll's lap. Caller feels threatened and wants to talk […]

On the shelves: April 1

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "100 Yards of Glory: The Greatest Moments in NFL History" by Joe Garner celebrates 100 of professional football's greatest moments, players, coaches, teams, and triumphs, and includes a DVD featuring thrilling game footage, commentary, and highlights, direct from the NFL's own archives. "The Drop" by Michael […]

Senior happenings: April 1

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., dance. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities quilting and sewing; 1 p.m. Bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 8-10:30 a.m., Free […]

School menus: April 1

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Egg & Cheese Biscuit. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes & gravy, ranch salad and fruit whip. Tuesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Corn dog, tater tots, spinach salad and applesauce. Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Pepperoni pizza, ranch salad, corn and fruited jello. Thursday: Breakfast — […]