Cats post 13-stroke win at Roswell

ROSWELL — The Clovis High boys golf team did something it hadn't done in a while on Tuesday — break 300. The Wildcats finished with a four-man score of 299 in cruising to the team title by 13 strokes over Hobbs in the Spring River Invite at Spring River Golf Course. Clovis also earned its […]

Goddard rallies for split with Cats

ROSWELL — In the first game, Clovis High's baseball team looked like world-beaters. In the second, not so much. Roswell Goddard rallied from a 12-1 drubbing in the opener to beat the Wildcats 6-2 and gain a split of Tuesday's twin bill. Senior right-hander Matt Woodbury threw a six-inning four-hitter in the opener, called after […]

Zias outlast OPSU twice

Eastern New Mexico University's softball team, badly in need of wins, had them on their collective fingertips on Tuesday, then nearly lost both, then pulled them out in the end. Freshman second baseman Ke VonSchriltz lined a two-run, bases-loaded single to center in the ninth inning, capping the Zias' second comeback from two runs down […]

Meetings watch: Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board

The Lodger's Tax Advisory Board met Tuesday at Clovis City Hall. During the meeting: Chairman Don David welcomed new member Rhonda Bargman to the board. Board members heard presentations for Cycle City's Monster Truck event and ArenaCross; the Joe's Boot Shop Calf Roping event; the Duke of the Dutch Oven cooking competition, the Grab the […]

Jail bond election fails

A smattering of eligible Curry County voters rejected a $9.3 million bond issue Tuesday for expansion and renovation of the jail by 68 votes. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Curry County Manager Lance Pyle watches Tuesday as election coordinator Stephanie Hicks counts the ballots in the county clerks' office for the $9.3 million jail bond […]

Farmers playing waiting games

There's a good chance fewer acres of crops will be planted in eastern New Mexico and West Texas, according to agriculture officials. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Roosevelt County wheat farmer Rick Ledbetter checks the sprinklers Monday on his irrigated winter wheat crop. Ledbetter said spring wheat will be his main crop when planting for the […]

Fate of TRICARE in west unsure

TRICARE beneficiaries across 21 western states won't know for another three months whether TriWest Healthcare Alliance will continue to administer their healthcare benefit beyond March of next year. After 16 years, TriWest lost its latest bid to continue to run the TRICARE West Region under a third generation support contract, this one worth an estimated […]

Strangers always become stories

This weekend, while making a random shopping trip, I was approached by a store employee, asking if I needed help with anything. "No thanks, just looking," I said, though I still made polite conversation about why I'd wanted the product I was looking at. I was left alone after that, for all of 30 seconds. […]

Elections best avenue to settle contested issues

One way or another, it looks as if Oklahoma is headed for a personhood law. It won't, however, be without a not-unexpected fight. The Center for Reproductive Rights has filed a lawsuit that, if successful, would prevent a vote of the people in November that would declare that "personhood" begins at conception. The petition is, […]

Tucumcari official requests help from water authority

PORTALES — A Tucumcari city commissioner requested help Tuesday from the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority. At the end of the authority's meeting at Portales City Hall, Robert Lumpkin said he made the trip because Tucumcari and Quay County needed help resolving a pair of issues, and he figured the authority had more pull […]