What’s happening – May 1

Today Clovis Christian Band — 9:15 a.m., 4701 N. Prince St., Wheatfields Senior Living Community. Free admission. :Information: 762-8700. Ice Cream Social — 3 p.m., 4701 N. Prince St., Wheatfields Senior Living Community. Free admission. Information: 762-8700. Read with Kona — 1 p.m., 701 N. Main St., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Toddler Time — 10 […]

Police in standoff ends peacefully

A four-and-half-hour standoff between an armed man threatening suicide and Clovis police ended peacefully shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday on the front lawn of a home in the 300 block of North Lea Street. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Baird Clovis police surrounded a house in the 300 block of North Lea Street Tuesday as other […]

Why an escalator can never break

The late comedian (he'd poke fun at that description) Mitch Hedberg was like a lot of modern comedians. He was at his best and funniest when he was telling jokes even my grandmother would find clean. I've wondered why guys like George Carlin, one of Hedberg's mentors and a master at mining the nuggets of […]

Hounds’ bid for series win falls short

Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team made a strong bid on Sunday for a season-ending Lone Star Conference series win over rival West Texas A&M at Greyhound Field. After sweeping a doubleheader from the Buffaloes on Saturday, the Greyhounds pulled to 5-4 when junior third baseman Andres Enriquez blasted his first homer of the season, […]

Albuquerque GOP needs new leader

Steve Kush, the suspended executive director of the Bernalillo County Republican Party, is right about two things. His comments regarding women who voiced viewpoints with which he disagreed at a County Commission meeting on raising the minimum wage were insensitive and "moronic." Now, if Kush won't resign, he should be fired. Because it is in […]

Our nation faces large challenge

National Day of Prayer is Thursday. I've encountered numerous "petition requests" asking God to end the drought here in the Southwest, but are we as a nation ready to end the drought of living our lives without God, or thumbing our nose in his holy face? National Day of Prayer is kinda pointless, even offensive […]

Local columnist wins six awards

Wendel Sloan, Clovis Media Inc. columnist and director of media relations at Eastern New Mexico University, won six awards in the statewide 2013 communications contest sponsored by the New Mexico Press Women at an awards banquet Saturday in Albuquerque. Sloan won first place for humorous columns with one about upcoming college graduates needing to be […]

What’s Happening – April 30

Today Board of Education meeting — noon, 1009 Main Street, Clovis Municipal Schools. Information: 769-4322. Clovis-Carver Library Board meeting — 5:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, Board Room. Quarterly meeting. Information: 769-7840. Wednesday Clovis Christian Band — 9:15 a.m., 4701 N. Prince St., Wheatfields Senior Living Community. Free admission. Information: 762-8700. Ice Cream Social — 3 […]

Police Blotter – April 30

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday Caller reported: 1:41 a.m.: Shoplifting report, 300 block of North Prince Street. 3:34 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 2900 block of Sheridan Street. 6:24 a.m.: Injured subject, 800 block of Mitchell Street. 7:17 a.m.: Theft, 700 block of North Lea Street. 7:49 a.m.: Burglary, […]

Long hours of practice, studying pay off at FFA state competition

Since the beginning of March, FFA members across the state have been competing at invitational judging events that have been leading up to the state competition that took place April 10-12 at the NMSU campus. All the late night practices, long hours of studying, and constant practicing in the mirror in order to get the […]