Cats victimized by perfect game

CARLSBAD — Junior left-hander Caleb Prentiss got plenty of support from his teammates Friday night. He didn't need much. Prentiss tossed a six-inning perfect game as Carlsbad beat Clovis High 10-0 in the first game of a District 4-5A baseball doubleheader. The Cavemen also won the nightcap 14-1, clinching the district title. Clovis (8-16, 1-5 […]

Late homers help Hobbs down CHS

HOBBS — The Hobbs Lady Eagles went to the long ball on Friday night. Scoring all but one of their runs on homers, the Lady Eagles pulled away in the fifth inning for a 6-1 win over Clovis High and a sweep of their District 4-5A softball doubleheader. Hobbs eked out a 3-2 win in […]

Buffs rough up Hounds

West Texas A&M wasted little time jumping on Eastern New Mexico University in the opener of the team's four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series on Friday night at Greyhound Field. Tyler McKnight led off the game with a double and promtly scored on a since by Patrick Ramirez as the Buffaloes cruised to a 10-0 […]

Main-ly busy

Downtown revitalization is in full swing in Clovis and Portales, and local MainStreet programs have been hard at work behind the scenes to help revamp these historical areas and bring fresh, fun events to area residents. While the constant road construction in Portales has brought its fair share of headaches for drivers, MainStreet is using […]

Q&A: Roper discusses sport, visit to area

Texas Cowboy Hall of Famer and founder of the Professional Bull Riders (association) Cody Lambert stopped in Clovis on Friday to rope some calves. Cody Lambert Lambert, 51, rode bulls and broncs professionally for 17 years and said his calf roping at the Joe's Boot Shop Calf Roping rodeo was just for fun. Lambert retired […]

In search of ponies: Kicking bucket not always bad

When the youngsters became the proud owners of a new colt, they set out on a mission to bond with him. Teaching him tricks became part of the fun, as they coaxed him to interact and do things in exchange for affection and treats. Mastering the challenge of standing on his hind legs was a […]

McGee: No more shuckin’ and/or jivin’ for me

Going through my record collection the other day I ran across a 1982 album by Willie Nelson and the late, great Waylon Jennings titled "WWII." The first track on the LP is titled "Mr. Shuck and Jive." "Well, I can't say that anymore," I thought to myself. It turns out I'm not allowed to say […]

Jury hands down murder indictment

A grand jury returned a first-degree murder indictment Friday against Daniel Murrell III, 23, of Clovis, who is accused of inflicting fatal injuries during the robbery and beating of 61-year-old Joe Garcia, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Murrell is accused of being the ringleader behind two muggings in January that injured Garcia and 82-year-old […]

Cameron eliminates Zias from shot at LSC tourney

LAWTON, Okla. — Cameron manufactured a fifth-inning run with four walks and held off Eastern New Mexico University 4-3 on Friday, completing a doubleheader sweep which clinched the final spot in next week's eight-team Lone Star Conference softball tournament for the Aggies over the Zias. Cameron (16-30, 9-17 LSC) took the opener 11-3 as freshman […]

ENMU women set two school records

LUBBOCK — Sophomore Kris-Ann Walter and the 1,600 relay team set Eastern New Mexico University school records in Thursday's Texas Tech Open track meet. Walter, a transfer from Adams State by way of Jamaica, brook the school mark in long jump by nearly a foot, going 19-6 to finish third. Her jump would have been […]

Man cited after gun goes off inside car

A 34-year-old Clovis man was cited after his .40 caliber handgun went off inside his car while parked outside Subway and LA Nails on east 21st Street, according to Clovis police. The incident happened April 15. Police released a report Friday. The man told officers the gun accidentally fired as he was unloading a clip […]

Racino license still in limbo

Representatives from Raton, Tucumcari and Lordsburg told New Mexico racing commissioners on Thursday they are interested in applying for the state's sixth racino license, even though discussion of that license had been removed from the meeting agenda. The long-delayed and still unfinished La Mesa Racetrack in Raton earlier this week appealed the loss of its […]

What’s happening – April 26

Today An Evening Delight of Dance Recital — 6 p.m., Marshall Auditorium, 100 Commerce Way. Free admission. Information: 693-1060. Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Planting ceremony — 5 p.m., 4701 N. Prince St., Wheatfields Senior Living Community. Special dinner to follow for $5 per guest. Information: 762-8700. Joe's Boot Shop Calf Roping Event — 9 […]

Police blotter – April 26

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday Caller reported: 2:23 p.m.: A motor vehicle accident, 1100 block of West First Street. 2:28 p.m.: Officer requested a case number for warrant service, 17th Lane and Avenue F. 3:23 p.m.: Reported a fight at the city park, Seventh and Abilene. 3:32 p.m.: […]

God’s creations tough to encapsulate

My mother is an avid reader. Last week she was reading the April 2013 issue of the Smithsonian magazine and noticed something that was a quite interesting and frankly mind boggling. She read me her findings: "To casual stargazers, space seems to have no boundaries. Yet fans of NASA's farthest-flung spacecraft can't stop talking about […]

Amos the Churchmouse: amos converses with a bone

Editor's note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can't operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. willifred the white rat talked me into taking another trip in his tiny time traveler the other day boss let s go visit […]

Business owner: GMO effects unresearched

One agricultural expert says the future of farming depends on the use of genetically modified organisms in order to meet the food demands of a growing population. But one local business owner is worried about the long-term effects of consuming foods that contain GMOs because he says the research has not been done yet. New […]

JLUS chair: Cannon outlook positive

Joint Land Use Study committee Chair Gayla Brumfield said its recent meeting has given a positive outlook to future relations between landowners and Cannon Air Force Base. The committee is tasked with working with the U.S. Department of Defense in regard to local land development issues. Brumfield said the committee, comprised of local landowners, community […]

Meetings watch – April 25 DWI Task Force

The Curry County DWI Task Force met Thursday at the Curry County Courthouse for a quarterly meeting. The task force is comprised of local and state law enforcement, Cannon Air Force Base personnel, leaders from various community organizations and members of the community. Here is a report from the meeting (statistics are for January through […]

The Pulse: Dream business for Clovis?

Editor's note: This is a periodic series asking area residents topical questions. This time we asked what store or restaurant they would like to see come to Clovis? Allison Soares is enrolled at Clovis Community College. Her major is undecided, but she said she is leaning towards social work. If Soares, 17, could bring a […]