Brackets set for 6-man playoffs

ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Christian Eagles earned the No. 6 seed in the state 6-man football playoffs. Pairings were announced Saturday night. CCS (2-6) faces third-seeded New Mexico School for the Deaf (8-1) in 1 p.m. quarterfinal game on Saturday at Santa Fe, the third time the teams will have met this season. Unbeaten Dora […]

Clovis Media Inc. picks up top honors

The Clovis News Journal picked up the top prize from the New Mexico Press Association, and Clovis Media Inc. newspapers picked up 31 awards Saturday at the association's Better Newspaper Contest banquet in Albuquerque. The News Journal won the general excellence award for the sixth consecutive year — its ninth in 10 years — with […]

Portales native inducted to NMPA Hall of Fame

Portales native Scot Stinnett, publisher of the De Baca County News and Clovis Livestock News, was inducted into the New Mexico Press Association Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Stinnett Stinnett, a 1974 Portales High School graduate, is a former NMPA officer and president. NMPA officials credit Stinnett with helping launch the New Mexico Foundation […]

Police blotter – Oct. 28

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday 2:29 a.m.: Caller reported a visitor at his house, who was acting strangely, stole his iPad, 700 block of Wallace Street. 8:10 a.m.: Caller, handicapped, reported a vehicle with no visible handicap placard or sticker displayed was parked in handicap parking space, 1500 […]

Obama shows arrogance in recent debates

Rob Schwarzwalder, senior vice president of Family Research Council Action, offered a recent column on last week's final presidential debate. Here's a snippet: President Obama and Mitt Romney had another heated exchange during their final debate. They disagreed, cited facts and anecdotes and challenged one another. They also conveyed certain unspoken messages. The president came […]

Land owners right to protect property sacred

Eleanor Fairchild recently spent a night in jail. The 78-year-old grandmother was arrested after she stood with "eco-anarchists" against the Keystone XL pipeline's construction in East Texas. Fairchild's contribution to eco-anarchy? Trespassing — on a piece of her own farm a Texas court condemned at pipeline builder TransCanada's request. The Keystone pipeline controversy has attracted […]

Struggles lie beyond election win

Willie wants to withdraw as VP on our Green Tea Party ticket. It's not that he thinks "The party of common sense that knows it doesn't know" can't win. With our anti-oxidant, pro-equal-rights agenda, he's afraid that we will. Then we'll have to deal with being commanders in chief, target of everyone's self-interest. We support […]

Martinez should toss chief of staff

Stealth journalistic moves have placed in my possession the private memoir journal of Gov. Susana Martinez, the book wherein she records her innermost thoughts. We listen in on the governor when she has a Very Special Visitor. (After another trying day, the governor reclines on fluffy pillows, reflecting on her humble origins guarding El Paso […]

ENMU squads picked for 10th in LSC

RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University's basketball teams were picked for 10th place this week in the Lone Star Conference preseason polls. The ENMU men were last in their 10-team circuit while the women finished ahead of Texas A&M-Commerce on the women's side, which includes 11 teams. Tarleton State and Midwestern State shared last […]

LSC-leading Rambelles sweep Zias

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Shelbi Goode had 13 kills and Maddie Huth added 11 Saturday as ninth-ranked Angelo State cruised to a 25-17, 25-10, 25-14 Lone Star Conference victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Rambelles (22-3, 15-1 LSC) now hold a two-game lead over Tarleton State (20-6, 13-3), which lost at home on Saturday […]

Fatal 2010 Clovis crash reviewed in 3rd Judicial District Court

Jennifer Cruz said it's been nearly two years since her aunt Mary Castillo was killed in a crash involving a Clovis police officer and her family is still seeking justice. She's hoping former Clovis police officer Stephen Gallegos will get his day in court now that 3rd Judicial District Chief Deputy District Attorney Scot Key […]

Official: School construction on schedule

Construction of the new W.D. Gattis Middle School and Lockwood Elementary is on schedule, according to John King, director of operations for Clovis Municipal Schools. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed A front view of the new W.D. Gattis Middle School located at Wilhite and Thornton. The school is about half finished and is scheduled to […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds take victory over Buffs

CANYON, Texas — Junior midfielders Eishu Kanemitsu and Cantu Palombo scored less than four minutes apart late in the first half and freshman goalkeeper Fredrik Widfeldt made it stand up with six saves as Eastern New Mexico University upended 18th-ranked West Texas A&M 2-1 on Friday in Lone Star Confrence men's soccer. The Greyhounds (10-5-1, […]

Ruidoso whips shorhanded Rams

Portales senior running back Ozzie Navarrete is taken down by Ruidoso linebacker Dylan Demarest during the first half of Friday's District 4-3A clash at Greyhound Stadium. The Warriors defeated the Rams 47-0. BLACKWATER DRAW — The injuries have been mounting lately for the Portales Rams. Ruidoso, ranked fourth in Class 3A, wasn't about to display […]

Friday area football capsule

Texico 32, Estancia 28 Records: Texico 7-0 (2-0 District 2-2A), Estancia 3-5 (0-3). Difference: Texico scored on the final play of the game, a 40-yard pass over the middle from Rallin Harris to John Myers, to pull out a seesaw victory and stay unbeaten. Of note: The Bears erased a 26-20 deficit on a touchdown […]

Clovis’ playoff chances take big hit

Clovis has the respect of District 4-5A, but that might not be enough to keep the Cats playing in November. Clovis fullback Sarena Garcia, left, moves a loos ball away from Hobbs midfileder Maricruz Carrillo in the first half Friday at Leon Willams Stadium. Hobbs defeated Clovis 5-2 In all likelihood, Clovis' girls soccer season […]

Portales police chief search down to one

Portales city councilors huddled behind closed doors most of the day Friday with their top candidate for police chief Charles Douglas Jones of Jacksonville, Fla., but no decision was announced. City Manager Tom Howell said if background checks on Jones are OK, he is prepared to offer the city's top law enforcement job to the […]

In-school nutrition featured on show

I nformation on an in-school nutrition program, working with glitter, and teaching children about baking bread will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Sara Robbins is the director of Dairy Confidence with DairyMax, and she's going to tell about a new program […]

Senior Happenings – Oct. 27

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Loteria (Spanish bingo) and […]

Club Notes – Oct. 27

RGH Auxiliary The Executive Committee meeting of the RGH Auxiliary convened Oct. 17. President Uttaro reported on the Oct. 13 Health Fair sponsored by RGH. Uttaro, Sid Phillips, Eva and Melvin McAfoos worked at the Auxiliary table. Hospital liaison Amber Hamilton obtained purse-sized mirrors with RGH Aux. on the front to be given to the […]