Portales basketball capsules: Dec. 20

Boys Portales (1-2) at Clovis (3-2) 7:30 p.m. On the air: KSEL FM 105.9. Last time out: The Rams have been idle since a 78-47 rout of Friona on Friday. Clovis split a back-to-back in Albuquerque last weekend, beating Manzano 53-51 and losing 84-70 against Sandia. Last meeting: Clovis defeated Portales 55-43 last season. Clovis […]

Clovis boys basketball capsule: Dec. 20

Clovis (3-2) vs. Portales (1-2), Espanola Valley (9-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday On the air: KCLV-AM 1240, KTQM-99.9 Last time out: The Rams have been idle since a 78-47 rout of Friona on Friday. The Sundevils defeated Kirtland Central 55-47 no Saturday for their sixth-straight victory. Clovis split a back-to-back in Albuquerque last […]

Clovis girls capsule: Dec. 20

Canyon (15-0) at Clovis (7-1) 6 p.m. Friday On the air: KCLV-FM 99.1 Last time out: Clovis defeated host Rio Rancho 40-25 Saturday in the third-place game of the Mel Otero Invitational. The Eagles defeated Lubbock Cooper 42-35 on the road last Friday. Last meeting: 2010, 57-40 Canyon. The Eagles have won the last five […]

Meetings watch – Dec. 21

Clovis City Commission The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. All commissioners were in attendance. All action items mentioned passed with 8-0 votes. During the meeting: Tammy Garner, who is finishing the process of closing her Master's Parable Christian Store, was awarded the key to the city. […]

Commissioners approve auction of BHSI equipment

The Clovis City Commission officially pulled the plug Thursday night on Beauty Health and Science Innovations, Inc., approving sale and/or auction of equipment under the city's control following the cosmetic company's default on obligations. The commission, without discussion, unanimously approved the decision, which also gave Mayor David Lansford authority to act on the city's behalf […]

Police blotter – Dec. 21

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday 2:27 a.m.: Caller reported narcotics activity in progress, 500 block of West 13th Street. 3:42 a.m.: Caller reported a reckless driver, 2600 block of West Seventh Street. 4:37 a.m.: Caller reported suspicious circumstances, 4300 block of Springwood Drive. 8:13 a.m.: Caller reported a […]

Editorial: Education best way to curb teen birth rates

On paper, New Mexico has a serious teen pregnancy problem. The state has the second-highest teen birthrate in the nation, at 53 per 1,000 teens ages 15 to 19. (The national average is 34.2.) And on paper, reducing that birthrate involves clear steps: Male involvement, comprehensive sex education, confidential clinic services, service learning programs and […]

Letters to the editor: Clean energy key to our future

The Dec. 11 newspaper had an informative article about lawmakers pushing for an extension to wind energy tax credits. Our two senators and one representative, Ben Lujan, are for the extension. Ken Starcher, associate director at Alternative Energy Institute at West Texas A&M, explained the importance of the tax credit to speed up the development […]

Self defense prevents massacres

Mass murders. Who commits them? Where do they happen? How can they be prevented? How can they be stopped when prevention fails? These seem to be the only reasonable questions to ask in the wake of Sandy Hook. Who commits them? People who have mental problems, which have often been treated with medication. That includes […]

Local gun sales up

Gun shop sales have increased sharply in the Clovis area in response to events surrounding the Newtown, Conn., school shooting tragedy, local gun shop owners say. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Larry Reeves, left, owner of R & S Gun Shop in Clovis explains Thursday to Mike DeGroot of Pleasant Hill the features of a […]

Education column: Education Foundation continues to grow

Not long ago, the "Education Foundation Prize Patrol" bus set out from Clovis Municipal Schools Central Office to travel through the district surprising Education Foundation Grant recipients with appropriate pomp and circumstance. Truth be told, there is actually no such bus, but we were able to use a CHS Wildcat bus for a few hours […]

New Mexico fishing report: Dec. 20

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 […]

Zias notch first win of season

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — In a season where few things has come easy, Eastern New Mexico's first win of the season did. The Zias jumped out to a 10-2 lead and never trailed Wednesday afternoon in a 66-45 victory over Brigham Young University-Hawaii to break a 10-game skid to open the season and salvage a victory […]

Spreading holiday cheer

Parkview Elementary kindergarten students received early Christmas presents from Clovis Nazarene School students this week in a book exchange aimed at teaching students it's better to give than to receive. CMI staff photo: Benna Sayyed Parkview Elementary kindergartners Jackie Valverde, right, and Angel Ramirez admire Valverde's book gift, Dr. Seuss' "Sleep Softly Book" Monday at […]

Blown over

As most people in Curry and Roosevelt counties tried to avoid blowing away, the wind proved to be a more than a nuisance Wednesday. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks High winds Wednesday peeled back the metal roof of First Baptist Church like the top of a sardine can on Grand and Gidding. Winds reached gusts […]

Clovis man found guilty of drug trafficking

Following a one-day jury trial, a Clovis man was found guilty Tuesday evening of trafficking cocaine. Sergio James, 35, will face up to 18 years in prison with a sentencing hearing scheduled within the next 30 days, according to a release from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney. According to the release: n In May of […]

Police blotter – Dec. 20

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday 12:02 a.m.: Caller reported criminal damage in progress, 1000 block of Edwards Street. 12:25 a.m.: Caller reported a subject was unconscious, 500 block of North Lea Street. 2:10 a.m.: Call in reference to seizures, 2100 block of Ross Street. 4:52 a.m.: Caller reported […]

Officials review intersection

Conceding that tweaks to traffic light timing can only solve so many problems, Clovis city officials are looking to once again tackle the issue of traffic congestion where 21st and Prince streets and Commerce Way meet. Following discussions that didn't go far in 2005 and 2008, the charge again is to look at ways the […]

Meetings watch – Clovis City Commission

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: Authority for an auction of equipment and for Mayor David Lansford to act on behalf of the city as needed to expedite procedures regarding Beauty Health and Science Innovations, Inc. The […]

Education digest – Dec. 20

Schools to close early on Friday Clovis Municipal Schools will conclude classes for 2012 11:30 a.m. Friday for elementary schools and noon for secondary schools. All other Clovis Schools offices will close at 1 p.m., and will be closed through Jan. 2. The closure also moves up the deadline of nominations for the Education Foundation […]