Lady Cats notch win at Roswell

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Junior midfielder Ashley Gallagher scored two first-half goals and Clovis High’s soccer girls got back on the winning track with a 3-1 victory over Roswell High on Tuesday. The Lady Wildcats (7-3) bounced back from a loss to Roswell Goddard on Saturday which snapped their six-game winning streak. Junior Shelby Jones […]

Man faces 18 years for abuse


A Clovis man is facing 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual abuse of a child under age 13, according to press release from District Attorney Matt Chandler. Marc A. Davila, 24, was sentenced Monday by District Judge Fred Van Solen on a charge of criminal sexual penetration, reduced from the original eight […]

Zias post second straight road LSC win

CMI staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Another day, another streak ends for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. The Zias, who snapped losing streaks of 16 Lone Star conference matches overall and 24 LSC road tilts with a win last week at Cameron, notched their first victory in nine years over Midwestern State on […]

ENMU women’s rodeo team finishes third

CNJ staff PORTALES — Freshman Hayden Segelke and senior Gina Flewelling went 1-2 in goat tying to lead the Eastern New Mexico University’s women’s rodeo team to a third-place finish in the school’s College “Daze” Rodeo over the weekend at Lewis Cooper Arena. The Zias finished with 245 points in the nine-team competition, trailing only […]

Power decision must protect White Sands

There is a new voice in the public debate over whether the current preferred route for a proposed $1.2 billion electricity transmission line would impact testing at White Sands Missile Range, and therefore national security. And it’s a voice worth listening to. Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, commander of the White Sands Missile Range, pulled no […]

Yes, you can “Like” without liking


A friend of mine left Facebook this weekend. I’ve sworn off using my personal Facebook accounts on Fridays. We were both getting tired of the noise. Now I’m afraid I’m inadvertently endorsing candidates. In 2009, a Virginia sheriff was running for re-election, and found that six of his deputies had “liked” the Facebook campaign page […]

NM pushed out of ‘extreme drought’


By Russell Contreras The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Much of New Mexico remains beset by drought, but the recent heavy rains brought some relief — especially in the driest areas. The National Weather Service said Tuesday that 75 percent of the state remains under moderate to severe drought conditions, and New Mexico is still behind […]

Report: Quarter of locals uninsured

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER More than one quarter of residents in Curry and Roosevelt counties are without health insurance, according to a Census Bureau report. The federal agency released a report last month on county-level health insurance coverage for 2011. More than 25 percent of working age adults 18 to 64 in […]

Local band wins state competition

CMI Staff Local band StateLine returned home this week after winning the state finals portion of the Texaco Country Showdown competition in Albuquerque, according to the band’s lead guitarist Matt Wolfe. The six-member band, comprised of musicians from Clovis and Portales, competed against seven bands from across New Mexico. The band’s next trip on its […]

Meetings Watch: CMS Board of Education — Sept. 25

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education met Tuesday at the CMS central office board room. During the meeting, the board: Held a moment of silence for former Yucca Middle School employee Yuri Ivey Pacheco, who died in a car accident Saturday. Approved a six-item consent agenda, including an improvement area bid item for improvement […]

Police Blotter — Sept. 25

A sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday Caller reported: • 12:03 a.m.: Prowlers in progress, 2400 block of North Prince Street. • 1:28 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 900 block of Connelly Street. • 1:30 a.m.: Dispute, 900 block of Delta Street. • 2:47 a.m.: Animal complaint, 1000 block of Edwards Street. • […]

What’s Happening — Sept. 25

Today Public Works committee meeting — 8:30 a.m. Clovis City Hall, Assembly Room. Information: 769-7828. Read with a dog — 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, 5 certified therapy dog teams for the kids and families to read with. Information: 769-7840. Cargill career fair — 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Workforce Connections, 111 N. Main St. Information: 762-4571. […]

Local farmers try hand at new crop

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Baird
Crop scientist Sangu Angadi said canola, “should have a use from multiple angles.” On Angadi’s desk are canola products such as canola glycerin, bio diesel, canola meal, canola oil and canola seeds.

By Kevin Baird CNJ Staff writer Area farmers are giving canola a chance this winter, according to crop scientist Sangu Angadi of the New Mexico State University Agriculture Science Center north of Clovis. “We’re always looking to try something different,” said Todd Ware of Bovina. “I’ve been watching canola at the crop science center […]

Relay for Life eyeing relocation

By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER In an effort to drive exposure and fundraising ability higher, the Clovis Relay for Life has its eye on moving south. The first step was made Monday evening, as the Clovis Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee gave provisional approval for the annual fundraiser to leave its longtime home […]

Stadium vote open to full-timers only


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Only full-time Eastern New Mexico University students will decide the fate of a proposed $8 million football stadium to be built ion campus. But if the vote is successful, all students will share the burden for the next 30 years. Fifty-seven percent of ENMU’s record fall enrollment of […]

Woman dies in crash

CMI Staff A 27-year-old Yucca Middle School employee died Saturday in a two-vehicle crash east of Muleshoe, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Yuri Ivey Pacheco was the driver of a 2008 SUV that hit the back of an tractor- trailer on westbound U.S. 84 three miles east of Muleshoe. A Muleshoe native […]

School evacuated after false alarm

CMI Staff Clovis’ Lockwood Elementary School was evacuated Monday morning, but students returned to class about 20 minutes later after officials declared a false alarm. Jelayne Curtis, administrative assistant to the superintendent, said the building was evacuated about 8:20 a.m. as a safety precaution after a fire alarm sounded. Students returned to class about 8:40 […]

Torres trial date set at June 23

CMI Staff A trial date of June 23 has been tentatively scheduled for accused child killer Noe Torres during a pre-trial hearing Monday, according to Torres’ attorney, Stacey Ward. The trial date is not official until an official notice of hearing has been filed. Ward said scheduling conflicts and adequate time for her to prepare […]

Meetings Watch: Public Works Committee — Sept. 24

The Public Works Committee will meet 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Town Hall at 321 Connelly Street to discuss the following: An update regarding traffic speeding issues at Western Court. A discussion and recommendation regarding Schepps Boulevard. During the last Public Works meeting, Commissioner Randy Crowder discussed improving this street. An update will be given on […]

What’s Happening — Sept. 24

Today Clovis Key Club meeting — 6 p.m., Matt 25 Center, 1200 N. Thornton. Information: 763-5449. Health Insurance luncheon seminar – 12 p.m., Free luncheon and seminar, Yam Theatre, 219 S. Main, Portales. Information: 356-8541 Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting — 5:30 p.m., CMS District Board Room, Clovis. Information: 769-4322  Wednesday Public Works […]