Business licenses – March 5

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in February: • Judy Brandon Books Type: Books Owner: Judy Brandon Location: 920 CR 13 • PM Services Type: Recycling Owner: Charles Clower Location: 3980 VZ CR 1712 • Windows USA, LLC Type: Building contractor Owner: Eric Oliver Location: 235 Sunshine Rd., Royal, Ark. […]

Police blotter – March 5

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday 12:55 a.m.: Caller reported a dispute, 900 block of East Grand Avenue. 6:43 a.m.: Caller reported criminal damage, 300 block of Sheldon Street. 6:44 a.m.: Caller reported a burglary, 1000 block of Mockingbird Lane. 8:48 a.m.: Caller reported a burglary, 1900 block of […]

What’s happening – March 5

Today Curry County Commission meeting —9 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, North Annex. Information: 763-6016. Music of the Holocaust — 7 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, Music building, Buchanan Hall. An Examination and Recital of Two Compositions Influenced by Atrocities. Tracy Carr, Kayla Paulk, Jennifer Laubenthal, Jean Ornellas. Free admission. Information: 562-2377 Relay for […]

Press release: Clovis man arrested In Sunday stabbing Incident on Debra Street

(From the Clovis Police Department) Clovis – March 03, 2013 – A Clovis man identified as 65 year-old Phillip Montoya was arrested Sunday for Felony Aggravated Battery With a Deadly Weapon, Felony Child Abuse and Resisting and Evading Arrest. Clovis Police Officers responded to a report of a stabbing in the 1800 Block of Debra […]

State basketball pairings, Maxpreps.com state rankings

STATE PAIRINGS (Seeds in parentheses) Boys All games Saturday Class 5A (16) Rio Rancho at (1) Eldorado, 5 p.m. (9) Albuquerque High at (8) Cibola. 7 p.m. (12) Manzano at (5) Valley, 7 p.m. (13) West Mesa at (4) Clovis, 7 p.m. (14) Atrisco Heritage at (3) La Cueva, 7 p.m. (11) Carlsbad at (6) […]

Hounds absorb third consecutive loss

ABILENE, Texas — It was a lost weekend for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team in the Whitten Inn Classic, hosted by Abilene Christian. The Greyhounds (11-5) absorbed their third consecutive loss to Lone Star Conference competition on Sunday, this one a 14-8 setback to a Cameron squad which won for only the fourth […]

Hounds nip Commerce, earn No. 6 seed

Jordan Romero came up big for Eastern New Mexico University's men on Saturday. The junior guard from Santa Fe had career highs of eight 3-point and 25 points as the Greyhounds held off Texas A&M-Commerce 88-85 in the Lone Star Conference and regular-season finale for both teams at Greyhound Arena. In a hard-fought, faced-paced game, […]

Zias’ late rally not enough in loss to Lions

With a chance to move up in the Lone Star Conference standings, the Eastern New Mexico University women's basketball squad put together a big comeback behind three players scoring in double figures. Turned out, they needed four. Breanna Harris scored 15 points to lead four in double figures for Texas A&M-Commerce, which escaped Greyhound Arena […]

Lady Cats roll to tourney win

Clovis High's girls weren't about to let Saturday's District 4-5A tournament championship slip away. After a back-and-forth first quarter, the Lady Wildcats ran off 11 points in a two-minute span bridging the first and second quarters and rolled to a 68-39 victory over Hobbs on Saturday night at Rock Staubus Gym. CNJ staff photo: Tony […]

Zias rally for split with Hilltoppers

Freshman left fielder Kyra Sirag homered and drove in five runs on Saturday, helping Eastern New Mexico University's softball team beat St. Edward's 8-4 for a split of their doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. In the first game, the Hilltoppers jumped on ENMU early for an 8-4 victory despite five shutout innings in relief by […]

Area district basketball roundup – March 2

District tournaments (Seeds in parentheses) BOYS District 4-5A Thursday (2) Hobbs 78, (3) Carlsbad 69 Saturday Championship (1) Clovis 91, Hobbs 71 District 4-3A Tuesday (seeding playoff) At Roswell Portales 57, Lovington 48 Thursday (2) Lovington 59, (3) Ruidoso 47 Saturday Championship (1) Portales 61, Lovington 58 District 4-2A Tuesday (4) Clayton 46, (3) Tucumcari […]

Cats rout Hobbs for ninth-straight win

Heading into the state basketball tournament, the Clovis Wildcats are trying to become the worst nightmare for an opponent — a team that beats you handily, even when they do exactly what you wanted. The Hobbs Eagles wanted an uptempo game, the Wildcats were happy to oblige with a 91-71 victory to cap off a […]

Cats routed for first loss of season

The Curry County Cats definitely met their match Saturday night. After two relatively easy wins to start the season, the Cats ran into a buzzsaw in the Wichita Falls Outlaws and came away with a 41-0 American Professional Football League loss at Leon Williams Stadium. "It was a big-time eye-opener," Cats coach Paul Lopez said. […]

Their View: New Mexico has violent crime problem

Dennis Kintigh, a former Republican lawmaker and retired FBI agent, made a recent presentation on community violence to Leadership New Mexico. Here's a summary of what he had to say, as provided in a column he wrote for regional newspapers: As I did research for the presentation, I found the data confirmed many previously held […]

Viewpoint: Tax system might need fewer exemptions

"I've never seen a tax credit that wasn't a good idea for the entity getting it." — Sen. Bill Payne, R-Albuquerque In the shadow of $85 billion in federal sequestration cuts and a $113-million-a-year attempted raid on New Mexico's Land Grant Permanent Fund, there are still about 60 groups looking for tax breaks at the […]

Clovis vision: Government can’t do it all

Let's hear some applause for Clovis City Hall asking residents how our city should look in the next decade. It sought advice and counsel from those who live here and heard from a good crowd on Thursday. So how should the city improve itself and make this a better place to live? Here's our idea: […]

Always try to prevent lost chances

Most people who've earned a few dozen birthday candles can skip today's column. It's about common courtesies that most flaming-cakers already know: Sometimes it's OK to fudge factual truths for more important ones. If someone offers you gum, don't turn them down. If you don't want it, simply put it in your pocket and tell […]

School Menus – March 3

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — French Toast. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Soft taco and salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, fruit juice. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito. Lunch — Hamburger on […]

Senior Calendar – March 3

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., dance at La Casa Senior Center 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: 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m. […]

Anniversaries – March 3

Martin Kenneth "Butch" and Carol Martin of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 10 at the Memorial Building in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Richard and Janice Hardin, and Larry Martin. The couple was married March 8, 1963, in Clovis. They have two children, […]