Media hypes fear of sex offenders

A friend of mine found out via cell phone app that a registered sex offender lived on her block. Now she regrets letting her kids play in the front yard. An acquaintance's friend used the same app, and discovered a registered sex offender lived eight blocks away. Now she's concerned for her safety. Another friend […]

Payments to military may rise

So far, several hundred military members who lost homes to illegal foreclosure actions by big banks and mortgage servicers have received settlements of $116,785 apiece for economic loss and emotional distress. They also have been paid any equity lost plus interest. The number of hefty payments to military members and recently-separated veterans likely will swell […]

Eagles hand Cats one-run losses

HOBBS — It was Heartbreak City on Tuesday night for the Clovis High baseball team. Red-hot Hobbs extended its late-season winning streak to seven games with a pair of 5-4 District 4-5A wins over the Wildcats, the second game in eight innings. With the sweep, the Eagles (15-10, 5-3 district) moved into first place in […]

CHS golf teams second at Hobbs

HOBBS — Clovis High's golfers shot well enough to win a lot of tournaments on Tuesday — just not the Hobbs Invitational. The host Eagles posted three of the day's top five scores and cruised to the team championship with a four-man score of 294, well ahead of the Wildcats' respectable 307 total. "Our top […]

Lady Eagles post sweep over Clovis

HOBBS — The Hobbs Lady Eagles notched a 17-8, 15-5 District 4-5A softball sweep over the Clovis High Lady Wildcats on Tuesday night. Hobbs improved to 13-13 overall and 4-4 in the district with its second sweep this season over the Lady Wildcats (3-20, 0-6). No other information was available at press time. The Lady […]

Carlsbad blanks CHS netters

CARLSBAD — Clovis High's tennis teams absorbed a pair of 9-0 District 4-5A losses at the hands of Carlsbad on Tuesday. The Cavemen won six of the nine matchups by 6-0, 6-0 scores in the boys dual. The Wildcats won 10 games in the dual, six at No. 3 doubles (6-2, 6-4) with Luis Calderon […]

Tuesday area prep baseball linescores – April 24

District 3-2A Texico 11, Tucumcari 3 Texico 101 107 1 —11 9 3 Tucumcari 010 000 2 — 3 3 5 Jarron Hill (7 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 0 W, 2 SO, 63 pitches) and Josh Treadway; Esteban Martinez, Michael Olivas (4), Jordan Walker (6) and Angelo Montano. W — Hill. L — Martinez. […]

Q&A: Singer talks opera

Joshua Guerrero says he's "late to the opera game" and was previously singing pop music for a couple of years before he focused on opera. The 29-year-old is a tenor in the Santa Fe Opera's Apprentice Singer Program. • What is your favorite song to sing in the show? "No Puede Ser," which comes from […]

Hot, dry weather contributes to moth invasion

Moths are flying into refrigerators, landing in coffee cups, dive-bombing sleeping victims and plastering vehicles with their gooey carcasses, according to Clovis residents. Courtesy photo: North Dakota State University extension service at www.ag.ndsu.edu Officials say miller moths are an annual event, but the sudden population explosion is unusual and related to a hot, dry, early […]

ENMU tuition, fees increasing 4.9 percent

The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents approved a 4.9 percent increases in tuition and fees next year at Tuesday's meeting on the Portales campus. "This increase will still enable us to be one of the lowest-priced schools in the Southwest," ENMU President Steven Gamble said. "This is the lowest amount we've gone up […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Cops, kids and alligators

Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday briefing. Cops and kids Pre-registration is under way for the annual Cops and Kids Basketball games. The event is May 19 at The Rock and features basketball teams of kids ages 6 to 16 against teams of Clovis Police officers. Participants are limited to the first 150 to […]

Police blotter – April 25

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 3:09 a.m., Caller reported finding a duffle bag of clothes and papers under a trailer, 700 block of North Prince. 6:45 a.m., Caller reported mailboxes on the block smashed in, 1300 block of Gidding Street. 7:40 a.m., Caller reported a basketball hoop in […]

Press release: Udall talks postal reform, violence against women

WASHINGTON – On his weekly radio call, U.S. SEN. TOM UDALL gave an update today on efforts in the U.S. Senate to reform the U.S. Postal Service. Udall also discussed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and how provisions in the bill will help tackle high levels of violence against women in tribal […]

Melrose’s Doherty to play for WT

Melrose's Cassidy Doherty will stay a Lady Buff next year. After helping Melrose win the Class 1A state championship in March, the 5-foot-4 point guard has signed a national letter of intent to play next season at West Texas A&M. "My second-oldest brother played at WT," Doherty said. "I was a seventh-grader his first year, […]

Monday area prep baseball – April 23

District 3-1A Melrose 11, San Jon 1 San Jon 000 100 — 1 2 3 Melrose 300 224 —11 16 0 Jacob Benally and Daniel Lerman; Aaron Dearing and Wyatt Williams. W — Dearing. L — Benally. Top hitters — San Jon: Lerman 1-2, run. Melrose: Williams 3-4, 2 2Bs, 2 RBIs, run; Keaton Greenwalt […]

Editorial: Life without parole makes better option

W hen Connecticut became the 17th state to abolish the death penalty earlier this month, one of the arguments that swayed lawmakers was that the existence of the death penalty makes it harder for the families of victims to find closure. Dawn Mancarella, whose mother was murdered in 1996, put it this way at a […]

County road proposal submitted

Curry County has submitted a proposal for a Community Development Block Grant to improve rural roads. The $450,000 grant proposal is for street/drainage improvements for Buffalo Road, Coyote Road, Charles Reese Road, Curry Road N and Curry Road 11. Curry County will plan, design, construct and furnish street improvements by replacing current surfaces with base […]

Earth Day presentation promotes green message

Students at Eastern New Mexico University ignored the age old advice, "Don't play with your food," Monday, at an Earth Day celebration that featured Frisbees as plates. CNJ staff photo: Tonjia Rolan Chris Garre, left, and folk singer-songwriter Gabrielle Louise present an Earth Day message about green fuels Monday at Eastern New Mexico University in […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Parks and Recreation Board

The Clovis Parks and Recreation Board met Monday at Clovis City Hall. During the meeting: Members decided on a recommendation of fees and a schedule for the splash pad, located at the former site of the Hillcrest Park Pool. When the splash pad is opened in mid-May, it will be Tuesdays through Sundays, with $1 […]

Part of historic train may get movie role

Walt Disney Pictures is interested in using items off an historic train engine that sat in Hillcrest Park for more than 50 years in a movie. File photo The railroad retired and donated engine number 9005 to the city of Clovis in 1954, after nearly 50 years of service. The steam engine was moved to […]