Future predictions may ring true

Sometimes I bet you sit around thinking, gee, I wonder what it will be like when the New Mexico 2112 Bicentennial Committee meets to plan the celebration of our 200 years of statehood? I know I wonder that. I wonder that a lot. Because I am really, really bored. Here's an advance report. Bicentennial Committee […]

Some concerts I’d rather forget

During my biennial spring cleaning, I unearthed concert ticket stubs carbon-dated to the 70s. Although I was there, I don't remember some. Others are indelible. At Eric Clapton's 2004 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, I saw Clapton, Santana, Jeff Beck, Joe Walsh, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, James Taylor, Pat Metheny, Bo Diddley, ZZ Top, Booker […]

Reading top priority for students

"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." — Civil rights champion Frederick Douglass Coaches bring strategy, focus and inspiration to the game. It's hard to imagine a team succeeding without a good coach who can produce a gameplan, identify areas of vulnerability and then fortify them. So a recent effort to add […]

Roping contest draws old hands, new blood alike

Golf might be the more common recreational activity for those getting a little older, but don't count out calf roping just yet. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Calf roper Wayne Dabbs ropes his calf Saturday with a time of 10.61 at the 8th annual Joe's Boot Shop calf roping competition at the Curry County Events […]

Q&A: TV show representative talks pets, second chances

The story of Armando "Mando" Galindo is a tale of second chances. Or perhaps it's a tail. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Mando Galindo of Oxnard, Calif., one of the stars of the Animal Plant show "Pitbulls and Parolees," gives rescued brindle pitbull Annie Mae some attention at Saturday's Wheels for Hope Car Show and […]

Residents share volunteering stories

Area residents tell us why they volunteer: David Bell, 51, of Clovis, volunteers at the Lighthouse Mission in Clovis: "I was in the drug and alcohol program here at one time. Now that I'm back on my feet and everything, I thought I could help out the next group of guys. Just give something back. […]

Upcoming graduations

2012 graduations, promotions and award ceremonies for area schools: Clovis Clovis Community College — Graduation: May 11, 6 p.m. and nurses pinning 11 a.m. at the Clovis Civic Center Clovis High School — Graduation: May 19, 10 a.m. Curry County Events Center. Choices Alternative School — Graduation: May 21, 6:30 p.m., The Rock, CHS Gym. […]

Police blotter – April 29

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday 12:57 a.m., Caller reported door knock and run twice in a short period, 100 block of Circle Drive. 1:08 a.m., Caller reported two people playing guitars loudly outside, 2200 block of Jadyn Lane. 1:32 a.m., Caller reported aloud party in the area, 2200 […]

Road construction this week

Area road construction information for this week: City of Clovis Beginning Tuesday, Lujan Communications will begin fiber optic excavation at 21st and Norris streets, moving north on Norris Street over a 30-day period. K. Barnett and Sons is continuing construction on Llano Estacado Boulevard, east of Prince Street and south of Norris Street between Lowe's […]

Hounds end spring drills with intrasquad tilt

BLACKWATER DRAW — First-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn says he already has a good feel for his squad heading into today's 2 p.m. Green and Silver game at Greyhound Stadium. The annual wrapup to spring drills gives the Greyhounds a chance to perform in game-type situations. "We're just going to get […]