Pair vie for Clovis air service

A pair of airlines made a pitch to the be the new — or old, depending on the perspective — air service provider at the Clovis Municipal Airport. Great Lakes Airlines and SeaPort Airlines made their pitches Tuesday evening to the Clovis Civil Aviation Board for the city's Essential Air Service subsidy. The board plans […]

Clovis Music Fest turns 25

The Clovis Music Festival turns 25 on Thursday, and according to Randy Petty, its almost quarter century of existence offers proof of the city's significant influence on rock 'n' roll. The Clovis Music Festival was started in1987 by Vi Petty, widow of Clovis musician and record producer Norman Petty. It offers live music celebrating the […]

State police officer involved in head-on collision

A New Mexico State Police officer was treated for minor injuries after his state police unit was struck head-on Monday night by an erratic driver from Clovis on U.S. Highway 54 near Logan, said Capt. Jimmy Glascock. Glascock said officer Joshua Campos and Severino Chavez, 19, of Clovis, were taken to Dan C. Trigg Memorial […]

Police blotter: Sept. 5

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday 8:28 a.m.: Caller reported a truck with two adults and two children rolled over, near Curry Road 14 and Kelli Road. 11:22 a.m.: Caller reported a male with a stolen electric riding cart was leaving the parking lot, 3700 block of North Prince […]

Navy program offers career flexibility

From time to time, military members who plan to serve full careers are driven by unforeseen circumstances to leave active duty, perhaps to support the family business at a critical time or to care for an ailing parent. Other careerists, particularly those in high-tempo units or with high-demand skills, want to take break and do […]

Syrup theft inspiration for movie

You say Hollywood's out of ideas? Don't blame Canada. The perfect idea for a movie just came from north of the border last week, combining something wholesome enough for the breakfast table with a whodunit that's just too sweet to ignore. A breach was reported in rural Quebec, according to a Wall Street Journal blog […]

Authorities should throw book at ethically challenged horse trainers

Jess A Zoomin should have run in Monday's $2.4 million All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs. But instead of racing for one of the sport's richest purses, the 2-year-old sorrel gelding had to be euthanized on Aug. 17 after breaking down at a race at the Ruidoso track. Jess A Zoomin had been the second-fastest […]

Ex-National Guardsman sentenced in child sex case

ALBUQUERQUE — A federal judge has sentenced a former national guardsman to 10 years in prison for child sexual exploitation. U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced Tuesday that 44-year-old Jeffrey Neal Jackson was sentenced following his guilty plea in April to a two-count indictment charging him with coercion and enticement of a minor. Authorities say […]

City loses longtime legal mind

BY Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer Even into his 90s, Lynell Skarda dressed in his trademark bow tie and — armed with a sharp legal mind that took him to the Supreme Court — went to his office at the Citizens Bank of Clovis. Skarda, who was the state’s oldest practicing lawyer until his […]

Labor Day mixed bag for Clovisites

Jason Cassady took a break from his construction job Monday but stood near the intersection of 21st and Prince streets with a sign to earn money for softball. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Jason Cassady advertises a car wash Monday near the intersection of 21st and Prince Streets to raise money for his softball team. […]

New lab helping hospital with fight

Heart disease was the leading cause of death in Curry County in 2010, according to a report from the New Mexico Department of Health. Being able to diagnose blockages early can make a difference, according to area health officials. CNJ Staff photo: Gabriel Monte Mary Martin, Plains Regional Medical Center cardiac cath lab supervisor, reviews […]

Lynell Skarda dead at 97

Lynell Skarda, who practiced law in Clovis for eight decades, has died. He was 97. Steed-Todd Funeral Home Director Joe Champouillon said Skarda died at his Clovis home about 7 p.m. Sunday. Services are pending. Skarda's family has been in eastern New Mexico since 1906 when his father, A.W. Skarda, homesteaded in Quay County. A.W. […]

Hounds shut out Adams State 2-0

ALAMOSA, Colo. — Senior forward Diego Santos broke the scoring ice midway through the first half and the Eastern New Mexico University men's soccer team went on to beat Adams State 2-0 on Sunday. Junior midfielder Julian Roberts added an insurance goal in the second half for the Greyhounds (2-0), who were coming off a […]

Palo Duro tops CHS for third

Clovis High's girls met Amarillo Palo Duro for the second time in less than a week in Saturday's third-place match of the Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament at Rock Staubus Gym. The result was the same, but the Lady Wildcats played a bit more competitively this time. CMI photo: Tony BullocksClovis High junior Kyleigh Guthals plays […]

Record win not exciting

There are, no doubt, a lot of stories about Eric Roanhaus and the Clovis Wildcats that will be remembered for years to come. CMI photo: Kevin WilsonSanta Fe Capital quarterback Patrick Gutierrez gets the pass attempt off after scrambling away from Clovis defensive end Dijon Ford (88) and guard Hunter Hodges (57) during the first […]

Lady Cats notch third at Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES — The Clovis High girls soccer team cruised to third place in an eight-team tournament hosted by Mayfield, beating Roswell Goddard 6-2 in Saturday's final round. Senior Jenna Sievers led the Lady Wildcats (4-1) with four goals, and she also assisted on the other two scores. After two tough matches on Friday, Clovis […]

Saturday area prep volleyball – Sept. 1

Logan tournament Saturday Championship semifinals Logan 3, Melrose 1 Melrose 22 20 25 17 Logan 25 25 21 25 Melrose individual statistics Kills — Caley Barnard 12, Addison Dial 5. Blocks — Barnard 5, Ember Woods 2. Digs — Taylor Bostwick 3, four tied with 2. Aces — four tied with 1. Assists — Trayla […]

Fishing report – Aug. 30

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Highlands pulls away late to beat Hounds in opener

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior quarterback Taylor Genuser threw for 287 yards and four touchdowns and New Mexico Highlands pulled away with three touchdowns in the final 8 1/2 minutes to beat Eastern New Mexico University 42-14 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams. Highlands failed to score on its first six […]

Zias win twice on Saturday at WT meet

LAEI, Hawaii — Junior midfielder Brittany Evans pushed in a goal in the 77th minute Saturday and BYU-Hawaii slipped past Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in the Seasiders' season opener. For the Zias (0-2), it was the second game in their trip to Hawaii. ENMU outshot the Seasiders on goal 5-2, but was blanked for […]