Zias add four distance runners

Four athletes have been signed to compete for the Eastern New Mexico University women's cross country and track and field teams, according to a release from the university. The four athletes, all from New Mexico high schools, include Amber Saiz of Belen, Farrah Hood of Gallup and Hobbs teammates Andrea Whittman and Jherica Rhodes. n […]

Officials: Arizona bill not likely to have much local impact

Officials polled across New Mexico doubt the Supreme Court upholding the most-discussed portion of Arizona's Senate Bill 1070 will have much local impact. But the reason why is, like Monday's decision, somewhat split. In a 5-3 opinion released Monday, the high court eliminated three portions of the law. Portions struck down by the Supreme Court […]

Steps taken to aid soccer associations

The Clovis Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee, following a long discussion on the future of soccer and softball in Clovis, made moves to help Clovis' local soccer associations have slightly bigger homes. Space and money remain concerns for the board, which unanimously approved recommendations to: Keep the current location for the Clovis Youth Soccer Association […]

Fireworks organizers seeking donations

Certainly, organizers of Clovis' annual 4th of July fireworks display don't really favor one contributor over another. After all, as it says in a recent press release from the Clovis Chamber of Commerce, "any amount, no matter how big or how small, is greatly appreciated." File photo Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ernie Kos says […]

Business feature: Pack and Mail making transition

The storefront may say Pack and Mail, but it's obvious that a quick look in the Prince Street location makes little of its business with actual packing and/or mailing of items. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Pack and Mail employee Mark Call, right, helps Robert Miller with a package Monday afternoon. Miller was mailing books […]

No injuries in attempted shooting

No injuries were reported in an attempted shooting Saturday on Prince Street, according to a Clovis Police Department incident report. According to the report, officers responded to a call of shots fired around 2:43 a.m. on Saturday at Seventh and Prince streets. A security guard reported that a fight had broken out at the old […]

Business digest – June 26

Marketing firm wins award Elliott Marketing of Clovis was named as a bronze winner in the 33rd annual Telly Awards, a nationwide competition with nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries. The winning commercial, part of an ongoing campaign for the Bank of Clovis, features a young boy named David referring his […]

Police blotter – June 26

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday 5:19 a.m.: Caller reported someone driving erratically, driving into people's driveways and doing donuts on the main street, Main Street, Melrose. 1:22 p.m.: Caller witnessed the theft of a gas can from a trailer with lawnmowers on it, 2200 block of North Main […]

Press release: Melrose Schools names baseball coach

The Melrose School Baseball program will have a seasoned face leading the baseball program for the 2013 season. Jim Doherty, who just finished his first season as the Melrose Basketball Coach, will add to his duties by taking over the baseball team as head coach for the upcoming school year. "Coach Doherty is an outstanding […]

Cannon retires Talon

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — The 27th Special Operations Wing on Friday held an aircraft retirement ceremony on the flightline at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Col. Buck Elton, 27 SOW commander, was on board the MC-130E Combat Talon I, tail number 64-0523, as it made its final flight into Cannon from Duke Field, […]

Cannon retires Talon

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — The 27th Special Operations Wing on Friday held an aircraft retirement ceremony on the flightline at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Col. Buck Elton, 27 SOW commander, was on board the MC-130E Combat Talon I, tail number 64-0523, as it made its final flight into Cannon from Duke Field, […]

Judge enters not-guilty plea for murder suspect

The man accused in Clovis' most recent homicide waived bond and reading of the charges against him on Monday morning. District Judge Donna Mowrer entered a not-guilty plea after Jimmy Reagan stood mute when asked for a plea. Reagan, 31, remains in custody at Curry County Adult Detention Center, facing 33 charges, including capital murder, […]

Supreme Court upholds part of Arizona immigration law

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials declared victory Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the "show me your papers" provision of the state's immigration law, while immigrant rights groups vowed to prevent that part of the law from ever taking effect. While it struck down parts of the law, the court preserved a section that […]

No rest for Custom participants

It all depends upon your perspective, when it comes to the 24-7 schedule of the Custom Classic softball tournament in Clovis, and Steve Watkins of Juice liked his team's angle late Saturday morning. CMI correspondent photo: Joshua Lucero Shortstop Tyler Swisher of Extreme throws to first after catching a line drive for an out during […]

Three youths headed to junior high national rodeo

A trio of local youths have qualified for the National Junior High Finals Rodeo, scheduled to being Sunday in Gallup. The competitors are: Hannah Hughes, an eighth-grader at Texico Junior High, competing in barrels and breakaway Shelby Mayfield, a seventh-grader at Yucca Middle School, competing in pole bending Madison Haley, a seventh-grader at Portales Junior […]

Column: License issue hotter than wildfires

"So, how do you think Susana Martinez is doing now?" Barney asked, his voice tinged with a hint of sarcasm. This was going to turn mean. Barney is my friend from New Jersey who has nothing more to do than monitor New Mexico politics and taunt me with his right wing jabs. I made a […]

Column: Dad’s letters tell of different world

Here are more excerpts from my dad's 1940s letters to my mom in Mt. Vernon, Texas, when he had to live in distant cities for carpentry jobs to support their existing kids (eventually six). "July 9, 1944, Orange, Tex." "Dearest Wife — I am sitting here on Sunday night and I thought I would drop […]

Editorial: Media coverage of missing girl tough call

O ur newspapers received some harsh criticism for failing to provide coverage of a teenage girl who's been missing from her Clovis home since June 7. A few readers posted comments on social media sites claiming we did not report on the story because we did not "care about the child," and that "unless it […]

Anniversaries – June 24

Smith Smith Alvy and Edith Smith of Clovis will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on June 24 at the home of Bobby and Lynn Aucutt. The family celebration will be hosted by their son, Alvy "Jerry" Smith with wife Alison and daughter Lynn Aucutt with husband Bobby. The couple was married June 24, 1942, in […]

Engagements – June 24

Sprinkle-Larson Sprinkle-Larson Denny and Vala Sprinkle of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tazley Sprinkle of Clovis, to Kevin Larson of Portales, son of Ray and LouAnn Larson of Brownfield, Texas. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. Aug. 4, 2012, at The Rose Garden in Clovis. The reception will […]