West Texas A&M sweeps meet; ENMU men second


By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams knew their chances of winning Lone Star Conference championships on Saturday were slim, but they’ll take what they got. ENMU’s men, the two-time defending LSC champions, put three runners in the top 15, good for all-confrerence honors, en […]

Kingsville rallies to beat Zias in five

CMI staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville rallied from a set down to edge Eastern New Mexico University 25-15, 17-25, 21-25, 25-19, 15-13 in Lone Star Conference volleyball on Saturday. The Javelinas (13-12, 5-5 LSC) took the lead for good in the fifth set at 8-4 with a run of four consecutive points. The Zias […]

CHS band wins state competition


The Clovis High School band was the class of the state, taking top honors at the Zia Marching Band Competition, held Saturday at the University of New Mexico. The band’s show, titled “Anime,” captured first place for the overall competition. It also claimed wins for outstanding music and outstanding general effect. “It was a good […]

Ute study writer has no definitive opinion on update

CNJ staff photo: Robin Fornoff
Retired engineer John J. Whipple camped on the shores of Ute Lake while preparing his landmark study of the reservoir. Whipple said he’s not sure if there is a need for a new study, but he doesn’t think one would change his conclusions of 20 years ago.

By Robin Fornoff CMI Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Almost 20 years ago, engineer John J. Whipple spent several nights camped out on the shores of Ute Lake to get a first-hand look and feel for one of New Mexico’s largest bodies of water and the community of Logan surrounding the reservoir. Whipple was gathering data to […]

In tribute: ‘Scooter guy’ familiar fixture in Clovis

Bobby Fambro

By Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Though it doesn’t come close to telling the story of his 82 years, Bobby Fambro ended his life doing the one thing everybody knew about him. Go talk to the average employee on Fambro’s stops across Clovis, and you might get a quizzical look when you tell them […]

Road work this week

Area road construction and closure information for this week: Clovis North/South traffic on Martin Luther King will be closed from the main PRMC entrance to approximately 300’ south of the intersection. Primary access to the hospital during all construction phases of the project will be on 21st Street. Obey all construction signs and seek an […]

Police blotter — Oct. 27

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:   Thursday • 12:08 a.m.: Premise check, 2000 block of East 21st Street. • 12:22 a.m.: Premise check, 100 block of Wicks Avenue. • 12:25 a.m.: Premise check, 900 block of Collins Avenue. • 12:28 a.m.: Premise check, 2000 block of Las Palomas Road. […]

What’s happening — Oct. 27

Monday Clovis-Carver Library Board meeting — 5:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St. Information: 769-7840 Tuesday CHS Wildcat girlsvolleyball 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 […]

Hall of honors 2013


CMI staff This year, Eastern New Mexico University inducts five new members into its Hall of Honors. The five selected, in alphabetical order, are: Phil Clabaugh, former ENMU baseball coach Lindsey Davison-Masiarek, former Zia volleyball setter Mike Maguire, former ENMU volleyball coach and athletic director Elizabeth Richards-Capps, former Zia basketball forward Tommy Joe Smith, former […]

Ruidoso hands Rams 42-27 setback

Ruidoso Free Press: Todd Fuqua
Portales running back Bronte Staugaard, right, fights off a tackle from Ruidoso's Gavin Eidson during Friday's District 4-3A game at Ruidoso.

CMI staff RUIDOSO — The Portales Rams weren’t able to get back on track Friday night. An hour delay early in the second quarter for lightning and heavy rain didn’t help. Junior Parker Johnson caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Cade Patterson on the first play of the second quarter, just before the […]

Hobbs beats Clovis for first time since Clinton administration

CMI staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis running back David Sena takes off on a  31-yard touchdown run in the second quarter Friday night at Watson Stadium in Hobbs. Sena carried three times for 46 yards in Clovis' 30-28 defeat.

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com When the sun rises Saturday in Hobbs, “The Rebel” will be there for the first time since Bill Clinton was president and gasoline was $1.70 a gallon. The traveling trophy with the cannon on top is out of Clovis for the first time since 2000, as a 30-28 Hobbs win left […]

Pet-centric Halloween events gaining popularity

In a few days the streets will be crawling with them — scads of little feet marching from house to house begging for goodies. But don’t be surprised if, among the squeals of glee and pattering of carefully selected footwear, there can be heard the clacking of claws on pavement and the occasional yap, howl […]

Judge to Plateau: Hand over police officer’s phone records

CMI staff A District Court judge has ordered Plateau to hand over the cell phone records for a police officer a Clovis man says ran him off the road. Judge Fred Van Soelen issued the order Friday at the request of Abby Parrish’s attorney, Dan Lindsey. Parrish accused Clovis Police Officer Adriana Munoz of nearly […]

Just bumps on a hill

The Lady of the House and I were on the road for our October vacation. We had visited family in Socorro. Our next stop was Tombstone, Ariz.; where Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday once walked, a sun-blasted desert burg that boasts that it is “The Town Too Tough to Die.” “Just three hours away,” I […]

Lady Rams get key road win; Rams fall

CMI staff SANTA FE — The final road trip of the regular season started well on Friday for the Portales High girls soccer team, not so much for the boys. The Lady Rams improved their postseason chances with a 2-0 District 2/1A-3A victory over Monte del Sol, but the boys — who were locked in […]

Prep football capules — Oct. 25

Dora 64, San Jon 12 Records: Dora 7-2 (2-1 6-man District 1), San Jon 4-4 (1-2). Difference: Dora cruised in the battle of “Coyotes” in a game that ended at halftime on the 50-point mercy rule. Difference-makers: Dora, junior J.J. Tarango scored four touchdowns for Dora, three on passes from junior QB Eddie Arzate and […]

Lady Rams post district shutout win

CMI staff SANTA FE — The final road trip of the regular season started well on Friday for the Portales High girls soccer team, not so much for the boys. The Lady Rams improved their postseason chances with a 2-0 District 2/1A-3A victory over Monte del Sol, but the boys — who were locked in […]

Hounds’ triple option concerns Kingsville coach

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Texas A&M-Kingsville’s promising start to the 2013 season has faded, but Eastern New Mexico University coach Josh Lynn says the Javelinas are still a team not to be taken lightly. ENMU (3-3, 1-1 Lone Star Conference) welcomes Kingsville (2-4, 0-3) in a 3 p.m. start today at Blackwater Draw. The Javelinas […]

Zias working lots of OT this season with not much to show

CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks
ENMU sophomore Carolyn Armijo, left, heads the ball away from Angelo State’s Maggie Schaffer during the first half. The Zias tied an NCAA Division II record with their 10th overtime match of the season.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com The 2013 Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team is in the NCAA Division II record books, although the Zias don’t necessarily have a lot to show for it. ENMU played its 10th overtime match of the season on Friday, tying the D-II mark set in 2007 by Newberry College (S.C.), […]

Prep football scoreboard

Hobbs 30, Clovis 28 Ruidoso 35, Portales 27, 4th quarter Dora 64, San Jon 12 Hagerman 52, Fort Sumner 0 Sudan 14, Farwell 13 Bovina 41, Morton 0 Muleshoe 55, Dimmitt 0