New golf contract disappointing

I attended the Clovis City Commission meeting on Thursday. I was there to hear what action was to be taken on the golf course contract. What I heard astounded me. The City Commission voted to renew and revise the contract with Charlie Maciel as Real Golf, LLC even though he owes the city $23,602.56 in […]

Press release: Great White, Night Ranger highlight Clovis Music Festival lineup

From the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce This year will mark the 26th anniversary of the Clovis Music Festival which honors one of Clovis' most influential and successful residents, world renowned recording artist Norman Petty and his wife, Vi Petty. The event is scheduled to take place September 5-8 at the Curry County Events Center. […]

Press release: Great White, Night Ranger highlight Clovis Music Festival lineup

From the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce This year will mark the 26th anniversary of the Clovis Music Festival which honors one of Clovis' most influential and successful residents, world renowned recording artist Norman Petty and his wife, Vi Petty. The event is scheduled to take place September 5-8 at the Curry County Events Center. […]

Results of weekend area district track meets

Saturday at Melrose District 3-1A Boys Team standings: 1. Fort Sumner 228; 2. Dora 147; 3. Melrose 89; 4. Floyd 28. Field events Long jump: 1. Shilo Boyle, Fort Sumner 18-3 1/2; 2. Eddie Arzate, Dora 16-10 1/2; 3. Cody Campolla, Dora 15-6 1/2; 4. Jace White, Fort Sumner 15-1 1/2; 5. Aaron Romo, Fort […]

CHS eyes possible 4-5A title

LOVINGTON — While Clovis High's girls appear to be solid favorites in Friday's District 4-5A track meet at Leon Williams Stadium, the boys are hoping to get a little help frojm Carlsbad in their bid to chase down Hobbs. Several key performers didn't run for the Wildcats in Friday's Lovington Invitational. The Cats finished fourth […]

Lady Cats qualify for 5A team tennis

CARLSBAD — Clovis High's tennis teams didn't get anyone qualified on Friday for Class 5A state individual competition, but the Lady Wildcats will be sending their team to state. With a 6-3 dual win on Wednesday at Carlsbad in the regular-sason finale, the CHS girls earned one of eight team berths to state. "I'm really […]

Hobbs deals blow to Cats’ playoff hopes

HOBBS — The Hobbs Eagles probably took care of any hope Clovis High's baseball team had for earning a Class 5A state berth on Saturday. Getting complete-game pitching performances from Joe Campos and Brayden Price, the Eagles ended the regular season on Saturday with an 11-2, 8-2 sweep of the Wildcats in District 4-5A play. […]

ENMU teams both finish eighth at LSC championships

CANYON, Texas — Sophomore Kaspars Briska gave Eastern New Mexico University's men their second event win in the Lone Star Conference track championships on Saturday, taking the 5,000 with a time of 15 minutes, 11.75 seconds. Briska, a junior college transfer from Latvia, led a 1-5-6 ENMU finish in the event and crossed the finish […]

Wheatland School Reunion

Wheatland School The Wheatland School Reunion will be held May 25 in the new Allen Hall across from Senior Citizens Building in Grady. For lunch, bring a covered dish. Donations will be taken to cover the rent on the building. For information contact Maxine Wallace at 806-333-4524.?

Senior happenings – May 6-10

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9a.m.- 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo in Portales Tuesday: Daily Activities 9a.m.- 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo in Clovis; Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Portales Wednesday: Daily Activities 9a.m.- 4 p.m.; Bingo 1 p.m. in Clovis Thursday: Daily Activities 9a.m.- 4 […]

On the shelves – May 5

The following books are avavaile at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Rustic Wedding Chic by Maggie Lord shares advice on planning a country wedding held in farms, meadows, vineyards, and other outdoor locations that feature Western themes, vintage clothing, understated décor, and the simplicity of country life. Two Graves by Douglas Preston takes FBI Special Agent […]

Machine embroidery featured on the show

Information on making "accidental landscapes" on quilts and creating dimensional canvases will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Quilter and author Karen Eckmeier will show how free-form rotary cutting of fabric strips that are layered can "accidentally" create a beach scene on a quilt. Her company is The […]

School menus – May 6-10

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 & salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce & tomato, fruit juice. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast Burrito. Lunch — Hamburger on […]

Pinewood Derby more than child’s play

Child's play, as a description of something easily accomplished, takes on a whole new dimension when what one is throwing himself, or herself, into, becomes far more than child's play. That epiphany occurred first, or rather reoccurred, at the time of the kite preparation. The kite in question was, or actually is, a marvelous piece […]

Too wired to sleep

You can only nod off into your corn flakes so many times before you begin to question why you're so sleepy. That awakening recently occurred to me, so I asked the doctor about it. He suspected sleep apnea and ordered a sleep study. The papers from the clinic assured me that having the sleep study […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County Commissioners meet 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Clovis Carver Public Library's north annex. The agenda includes seven action items and consideration of an ordinance preventing the importation of prairie dogs. Action items set for votes by commissioners: A letter authorizing a preliminary study of courthouse utilities at no cost to the county. A […]

School bond election Tuesday

A Clovis Municipal School District $20 million bond election is set for 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The election is a bond renewal, meaning current property tax rates of $4.95 per $1,000 of assessed property would remain in place. Of that $4.95, the bonds up for election make up about 28 cents of the […]

Bake sales, toilets help fund fight against cancer

Less than a year out of treatment, Yolanda Hopkins had a melanoma on her leg in 2010 and spent 2011 and 2012 in treatment for breast cancer. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Baird Breast cancer survivor Yolanda Hopkins put this bake sale together Saturday to raise money for the Relay For Life. She recruited 10 people […]

Tres Amigas plant takes another step forward

The long awaited and much delayed Tres Amigas electric power superstation is again poised to take a giant leap toward becoming reality in Clovis. If all goes as planned, according to City Manager Joe Thomas, the Clovis City Commission will be asked May 16 to approve a 30-year, $1.6 billion Industrial Revenue Bond (IRB) issue […]

Blackwater Draw open house takes visitors back

CMI correspondent: Joshua Lucero Eastern New Mexico University student Ethan Ortega (far right) teaches attendees how to make yucca sandals Saturday at the Blackwater Draw dig site open house. The event is an expansion of Cultural Heritage month and shows the prehistorict past through tools, weapons and other artifacts. Linda Milbery of Portales sat beneath […]