What’s happening — Aug. 30

Today Blackwater Draw Boys show — 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Vines Italian Restaurant. The show is open to all ages. Information: www.blackwaterdrawboys.com.   Saturday Derby Girl Evolution — 7 p.m., Dirty Curry Prairie Dolls vs. Dumas Derby Moore County Misfits, Roller World, 1721 Wallace St. Information: 763-3435. Biggest Catfish Challenge — 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Oasis State […]

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.   jesus the same boss i ran across carrie chameleon the other day she was busy transforming herself to look like green grass then […]

Clerks seek direction on gay unions

By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com Curry County Clerk Rose Riley said she will do what the state tells her to do about issuing same-sex marriage licenses. That doesn’t mean she necessarily will agree with the decision. Riley was one of 31 county clerks across the state who agreed Wednesday to take legal steps […]

DJ hopes night club event at civic center catches on

 By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com The Clovis Civic Center will transform into a Las Vegas-style night club dubbed Club Dynamixx on Sept. 6. Conceived by DJ Dynamixx, otherwise known as Donovan Santos, the club event will cater to those in the area who enjoy a club atmosphere but don’t want to travel to […]

Attorney critical of investigation into police officer’s driving

By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com Officer Adrianna Munoz-Woods said she may have forced a Clovis man off the road two weeks ago and has accepted “responsibility for her part in the incident,” according to the investigator in charge of a Clovis police internal review. The disclosure is part of a four-page letter sent […]

2013 Cheerleading Rosters

Bovina Malory Delarosa, sophmore Edith Gomez, senior Kristin Gonzales, senior Cynthia Jasso, senior Jasine Lara, freshman Brittany Perez, senior Jessi Ramon, junior Heather Rocha, freshman Andrea Villareal, junior Samantha Villareal, senior   Clovis Tesia Aderman, sophomore Tessa Bernet, sophomore Kendra Betts, junior Gabbie Brewer, senior Halle Brown, junior Deamatios Burton, junior Jill Casillas, junior Victoria […]

4 Questions With: Baileigh Damron

chs cheerleader 4Qs

What is your favorite cheer? I really like our spirit cheer because it gets the crowd involved and they seem to really like it.   What made you want to become a cheerleader? I love sports and I can’t really play sports, so I get to be there and support all of my favorite players. […]

4 Questions with: Kelsey Jaynes


What pro football team would you love to cheer for? The Dallas Cowboys just because Billy Smith, a guy who works with the cheerleaders, has taught us some cool stuff.   What can’t-miss show do you have on your DVR waiting for you when you get home? “Pretty Little Liars.”   What extra curricular activity […]

2013 Band Rosters

Clovis Jazmine Acosta Jackie Adkins Sall Ahmadian Sammantha Alcala Frederick Allen Tiffini Allen Jose Alvarado Maria Amaro Maddy Anderson Annabelle Andrade Logan Aragon Lizeth Badillo Taryn Baldock Terence Barela Desiree Barraza Sarah Baskett Austin Bender Madison Bennett Eric Benton Mitchell Boddy Ryan Boddy Payton Bombarger Santiago Bonney Alyssa Boyle Gabriella Brewer Jayden Brown John Bynum […]

4 Questions With: Zak Bouldin

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What three people inspired you to commit to music? My sixth-grade band teacher Benjamin Rainy, Portales High School Band Director Jennifer Johnson and (Eastern New Mexico University) professor Neil Rutland.   What is one instrument you don’t play that you’d love to learn how to? The keytar because it seems like an interesting thing to […]

4 Questions With: Gabbie Brewer

Gabbie Brewer

What’s the most challenging part of being a member of band?  Making it to every performance and every practice we have, and getting your schedule lined up for it.  What makes you passionate about music and being in band? Knowing how many opportunities it gives me, and that it can take you places unimaginable. What’s […]

Official: Privett Hatchery voluntarily reducing risks

By Christina Calloway CMI staff writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Privett Hatchery is decontaminating all eggs before entry to its hatchery and is taking other steps to ensure consumer safety, according to the state’s health department, after the Portales facility was tied to a national salmonella outbreak last week. The hatchery, which supplies baby chicks, ducklings and other […]

Ute Lake Project making progress

CMI staff An underground blast, expected to be the next-to-last for the Ute Lake Project’s intake structure, blew through what project planners hope will be another 12 feet of rock Wednesday evening under Ute Lake’s South Shore area. The explosion occurred between 5 and 6 p.m. Paul Van Gulick, the project manager, said the blast […]

Medley grateful music still popular


By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com Best known as one half of the Righteous Brothers, Bill Medley has been making award-winning music for the better part of five decades. Medley and his Righteous Brothers partner Bobby Hatfield were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2003, just months before Hatfield’s unexpected […]

Library’s read with dogs program encourages kids to read outside of school

CNJ staff photo: Emily Crowe
Lisa Durbin and her therapy dog Sable, a 6-year-old Bernese mountain dog mix, read with Jeanette Ruitaga, 7, Wednesday afternoon at the Clovis-Carver Public Library.

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com The Clovis-Carver Library went to the dogs Wednesday as eager children clamored to get face time with four friendly pooches. As part of the library’s Read With Dogs program, therapy dogs are brought in by their owners to spend time with children while they read books aloud. “It […]

Schools running beautifully…in more ways than one

At this point school is up and running, and students and staff have settled into the routines of a new year. Schools glisten with all the work done during the summer by our phenomenal custodial and maintenance staff. Floors are shining, walls freshly painted, and kids seem glad to be back in school. In addition […]

Cats lose late again

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis High junior Kousei Richeson, right, gets tangled with Alamogordo’ senior Seth Reynolds as they battle for control of the ball in the midfield during Wednesday’s boys soccer match at Leon Williams Stadium. The Tigers pulled out a 2-1 win in double overtime.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Alamogordo hit the crossbar twice in the second half Wednesday night in looking for a game-winning goal, the latter as regulation time expired. Senior Josh Rodriguez didn’t miss as the second sudden-death overtime period neared an end. Rodriguez found himself with some room near the middle of the […]

Police blotter — Aug. 29

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:   Tuesday Caller reported: • 12:18 a.m.: Narcotics in progress, 1100 block of Sunrise Boulevard. • 1:01 a.m.: Situation check, 1000 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. • 8:08 a.m.: Theft report, 900 block of Laurelwood Drive. • 8:18 a.m.: Follow up […]

What’s happening —Aug. 29

Today High Plains Patriots meeting — 7 p.m., The Master’s Center, Conference Room, 810 E. 21st St. Information: 762-1118. Board of education regular meeting — 5:30 p.m., Clovis Municipal Schools. Information: 769-4322. Mesa Parent Information Nights — 5 p.m., 3rd grade; 6 p.m.: Kindergarten and 5th grade, 6:30 p.m., Mesa Elementary. Information: 769-4470. Zia Parent […]

Lady Cats to rely on veterans

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis High senior forward Bianka Valdez works on heading the ball during Wednesday’s practice at Yucca Middle School. The Lady Wildcats open their season on Friday in a tournament at Las Cruces.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com While the Clovis High girls soccer team graduated two of its most prolific point producers from a year ago, third-year coach Traci Sievers believes the Lady Wildcats can make some inroads in District 4-5A. Six seniors and 13 juniors make up the lion’s share of the roster, and […]