Fishing Report — Aug. 1


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 Charette Lakes: Due to low water [...]

From the eyes of students

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy

Once more the summer holiday is winding down, and thoughts are turning to the beginning of a new school year. On Aug. 19 — only a couple of weeks away — kids will be pouring into the schools. Recently, the opportunity arose to chat with some of our Clovis Municipal Schools students to check the [...]

Education Feature — Director: Band camp helps build camaraderie

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER The sounds of brass and percussion permeate through the parking lot behind Clovis High School as the school’s marching band prepares for the upcoming year. Band camp is in session, and 250 musicians are busy keeping time with the beat and learning about good old-fashioned teamwork. According to [...]

Prairie dogs being targeted


CNJ STAFF The Clovis City Commission on Thursday will consider introducing an ordinance that will name prairie dogs a public nuisance, and require property owners to eradicate their property of them. The ordinance, which would require final approval in a later meeting, would put the animals into the public nuisance definition that also includes graffiti, [...]

Hounds picked sixth in LSC poll

CNJ STAFF Aside from a few members missing, the 2013 Lone Star Conference preseason football poll looks a lot like the 2012 final standings. West Texas A&M, which shared the LSC title last season with Midwestern State, beat out the Mustangs in the preseason poll with 16 first-place votes. Midwestern took three first-place votes to [...]

Rain increases worm odds


By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER Many farmers in eastern New Mexico and west Texas are pleased with recent rains amid persistent drought. However, other threats to their farms are looming, including a potential outbreak of cutworms and Verticillium wilt. Jane Pierce, entomologist at the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center in Artesia, [...]

Gattis open house scheduled

Clovis Municipal Schools is holding a community open house today at the newly built WD. Gattis Middle School to give parents, students, and community members an opportunity to preview the school before the official ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 15.   By the numbers 900: Student capacity of the new middle school 750 to 900: [...]

Police blotter — Aug. 1

There is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:   Tuesday Caller reported: • 12:13 a.m.: Remove violent subject, 400 block of Diamondhead Drive. • 12:21 a.m.: Criminal damage, 2900 block of Lore Street. • 12:35 a.m.: Threats report, 1400 block of Fairway Terrace. • 1:10 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 300 block of North [...]

New principal takes over Zia

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of profiles on new principals in Clovis Municipal Schools.   Clovis Municipal Schools has new principals taking the helm at several schools throughout the district for the 2013-2014 school year. Shalei Bennett is the incoming principal at Zia Elementary School and was previously an instructional coach [...]

Education Digest — Aug. 1

New principal hired at Los Ninos Jeremy Martin has accepted the position of principal at Los Niños Early Intervention Center and Lincoln-Jackson Family Center, according to a Clovis Municipal Schools press release. Martin previously served as assistant principal for the schools. Prior to 2012, he taught gifted education at Mesa Elementary School and Marshall and [...]