Events center manager mum on reason for concert cancellation

CNJ STAFF County officials won’t say why a concert featuring rap artist Mystikal scheduled for Friday evening was canceled earlier in the day. Curry County Events Center Director Kevin Jolley would only say that he heard at 1 p.m. that the concert was canceled due to a law enforcement security concern. He declined to provide […] state football rankings

Class 5A 1. Las Cruces High 8-0; 2. Valley 8-0; 3. Rio Rancho Cleveland 7-1; 4. Sandia 6-2; 5. Mayfield 7-1; 6. Rio Rancho 6-2; 7. Cibola 5-3; 8. Manzano 4-4; 9. Clovis 4-5; 10. Volcano Vista 5-3. Class 4A 1. Roswell Goddard 5-2; 2. Belen 7-1; 3. Farmington 7-1; 4. Los Lunas 6-2; 5. […]

Cats draw Cibola in soccer playoffs

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis High boys soccer team earned the No. 12 seed on Sunday in the 12-team Class 5A state tournament. The Wildcats (8-12) clinched the District 4-5A championship and a berth in the state meet with a 2-1 win at home on Saturday over Hobbs, and play at fifth-ceeded Cibol at […]

Midwestern State blanks Zias

CNJ staff PORTALES — Midwestern State senior Emily Saville had a goal and an assist on Sunday as the Mustangs blanked Eastern New Mexico University 2-0 in Lone Star Conference women’s soccer at the ENMU pitch. The loss was the first in regulation for the Zias (4-6-5, 1-3-4 LSC), who had won their previous four […]

Zias third, Hounds fifth in rodeo

CNJ staff ALPINE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University freshman Lindsey Adcock captured women’s all-around honors over the weekend in the Sul Ross State rodeo, the final competition for the Greyhounds and Zias until next semester. ENMU’s women finished third in the rodeo with 140 points while the Hounds were fifth on the men’s side […]

Obama ‘present’ — but just barely

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently told CNN the president only learned about the “glitches” on the Obamacare website a few days after Oct. 1. Problems with the signature legislative achievement claimed by the Obama administration were not relayed to the president at all. He learned about them the same way we learned […]

Kitten survives 90-foot plunge


CMI staff A small kitten got more than it bargained for when its dash for shelter led to a death-defying, 90-foot plunge that ended with the kitten shaking in the hands of her rescuer and eventual owner. Most people add kittens to the family as gifts, giving into the persistent pleading of a child, or […]

Halloween frequently fruitful for local merchants


By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER Holidays can mean big business for retailers, and Halloween is proving to be fruitful for businesses both locally and nationally. According to the National Retail Federation, approximately 158 million Americans will partake in Halloween spending this year. Total spending for the holiday is expected to reach $6.9 billion, […]

What’s happening — Oct. 29

Monday CHS Wildcat girls volleyball senior night and bake sale — 5:30 p.m., Rock Staubus Gymnasium, 1900 Thornton. Information: 762-5112. Wednesday 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. Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. […]

Police blotter — Oct. 29

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:   Friday • 12:08 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 700 block of Ross Street. • 12:38 a.m.: Disturbing the peace, Cameo Street and Purdue Avenue. • 2:18 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 1000 block of West 15th Street. • 6:21 a.m.: Theft, 2000 block of PR Lyons […]