Hounds receive weekly honors

Junior midfielder Cantu Palombo and freshman goalkeeper Fredrik Widfeldt from the Eastern New Mexico University men's soccer team were chosen as Lone Star Conference Players of the Week. Palomo earned offensive honors for an assist and a game-winning goal against No. 18 West Texas A&M, while Widfeldt had six saves in the Greyhounds' second road […]

Zia soccer players receive LSC nods

Eastern New Mexico University sophomore defender Victoria Perez and senior midfielder Danielle Thurman earned second team All-Lone Star Conference in women's soccer, according to a school press release. Perez, a Rio Rancho High graduate, finished the season with four goals and two assists. She also earned a spot on the conference's All-Academic team Thurman registered […]

Ticket feature: Grammy-winning quartet to perform

Though no reminder is necessary, Tuesday is election night across the United States. Courtesy photo The world-renowned Ying Quartet will perform 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Clovis Community College Town Hall. It is so in Clovis, as well, but the Ying Quartet will also make it an evening of music. The quartet, made of of […]

Fishing report - Nov. 1

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 […]

Farmers expect low cotton yields

It is looking like the cotton harvest in Parmer and Bailey counties will be below average in Parmer and Bailey counties and farmers worry that it may be even worse than last year. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Parmer County Cotton Growers Co-op General Manager Craig Rohrbach inspects cotton Wednesday from a bale of cotton […]

Zias earn All-LSC soccer honors:

Eastern New Mexico University sophomore defender Victoria Perez and senior midfielder Danielle Thurman earned second team All-Lone Star Conference in women's soccer, according to a school press release. Perez, a Rio Rancho High graduate, finished the season with four goals and two assists. She also earned a spot on the conference's All-Academic team Thurman registered […]

PHS grad’s home destroyed in flood from superstorm

Superstorm Sandy hit close to home for one Portales resident. Kelly Cradock said her brother's home in Belle Harbor, N.Y., a community15 miles southwest of Queens, burnt to the ground Tuesday along with 11 others as a result of flooding. "My brother said it's just devastation everywhere," Cradock said of the New York City area. […]

Education feature: Pumpkin decorating contest aimed at promoting reading

Mailem Granillo said she designed her first place pumpkin by coloring foil with permanent markers. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Terry Myers judges pumpkins Wednesday at Parkview Elementary as part of the school's first children's book themed pumpkin decorating contest. Granillo, a fifth-grader at Parkview Elementary, won the top honor in […]

Meetings watch - Nov. 1

Clovis City Commission The Clovis City Commission will meet 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: A request for a one-time deduction in landfill tipping fees for Sunland, Inc. The Portales-based company is discarding 30 truckloads of peanut products following a nationwide recall for salmonella traced back […]

Police blotter - Nov. 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday 1:04 a.m.: Caller reported a large male walked out with a box of candy bars without paying, 1300 block of North Prince Street. 6:54 a.m.: Caller reported a young male was looking into vehicles parked under carports and on the street in the […]

Education column: Students show off lessons at learning assemblies

With each new school year, assemblies are scheduled throughout the year. Topics covered include educational programs — some with an academic focus, some with a cultural focus, often including an element of entertainment. Assemblies are provided by third parties or school personnel. What they all have in common is that they provide a positive contribution […]

Burglary needs to be redefined and tweaked

For a crime to be a "burglary" it comes down to one word: "entry." What a victim may think was a burglary, by law in some cases turns out not to be. And perpetrators who don't actually enter a vehicle — like Abdul Muqqdin who allegedly punched a hole in a gas tank to steal […]

‘Stuff Nancy’s Truck’ campaigns receives more than 8,000 pounds of donations

After 10 days of 'Nancy's Truck' driving through Clovis and Portales collecting nonperishable goods, the campaign was declared a success by the organization. The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico celebrated a ribbon-cutting on Tuesday, and dedicated 'Nancy's Truck' to Nancy Taylor, 70, who died in August and serving as the director of the Food […]

Christian book store closing

Benny Fulgham reads the closing sign Monday at The Mater's Parable Christian Store. Fulgham said he stopped at Master's to purchase a 61st anniversay card for his wife, Wilma, and was surprised to see the store closed. The Master's Parable Christian Store will soon close its doors permanently after more than 26 years of serving […]

Man sentenced in stabbing case

CLOVIS,— A former Wal-Mart employee has been sentenced to eight years in prison for stabbing a customer at a Clovis store. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Guadalupe Murillo must serve 85 percent of the sentence before being eligible for parole. Murillo faced up to an 8 1/2-year prison term at Tuesday's sentencing. A Curry County jury in […]

Lady Cats turn back Hobbs in three

HOBBS — The Clovis Lady Wildcats didn't play their best on Tuesday night, but it was good enough to close in on a District 4-5A regular-season title. The Lady Cats struggled through the first two games before nailing down a 30-28, 25-23, 25-18 win over Hobbs, improving to 11-8 overall and 3-0 in district play. […]

Cats first-round match switched

Clovis High's first-round Class 5A state soccer match against Gadsden has been moved from Saturday to 1 p.m. on Friday, CHS assistant athletic director Darren Kelley said Tuesday. The teams were to meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, but Gadsden's field reportedly had been rented out for that day, necessitating the change. The Wildcats (11-9) […]

ENMU alumni ride out super storm

Leslie Lyte and Tim Johanns are, at best, tangentially connected. They both attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, but not together — Johanns graduated in 1997, Lyte in 2005. They both experienced Superstorm Sandy on Monday night, but not really together, with Johanns in Virginia and Lyte in Connecticut. Hurricane Sandy devastated the East […]

What’s Happening - Oct. 31

Today Beacon of Light Harvest Festival — 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Games, prizes, candy and music. Clovis Civic Center. Information: 763-9510. Family Fall Festival — 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Free games, great give-aways, hot-dogs and all around fun for the entire family. Parkland Baptist Church. Information: 799-8000. Harvest Carnival Trunk or Treat — 6:30 p.m. Faith Christian […]

Police Blotter – Oct. 31

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 12:49 a.m.: Caller reported construction noise from the direction of a nearby restaurant, 3800 block of North Prince Street. 7:22 a.m.: Caller reported another window busted out, 500 block of West Seventh Street. 8:31 a.m.: Caller reported their backyard fence has been knocked […]