Prep football scoreboard

Cleveland 35, Clovis 13 Lazbuddie 62, Clovis Christian 41 Portales 54, Eunice 22 Logan 47, Melrose 38 Farwell 27, New Deal 14 Crosbyton 59, Bovina 41

Cats visit Cleveland

By Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer If everything holds to form, the next three weeks are the most difficult of the regular season for the Clovis Wildcats. Clovis coach Eric Roanhaus said there are two things to know heading into tonight’s game against Cleveland in Rio Rancho. The first is that the Storm are […]

CHS soccer girls post win; boys fall

Staff report ROSWELL — The Clovis High girls soccer team scored three times in a span of about four minutes in the second half on Thursday night and went on to post a 4-2 victory over Roswell High. Sophomore midfielder Jaci Sievers gave the Lady Wildcats (8-2-1) a 2-1 lead about four minutes into the […]

ENMU’s ‘College Daze’ rodeo begins

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Participants watch as Tarleton State University’s Courtney McConnell ropes a calf during Thursday’s Eastern New Mexico University College “Daze” Rodeo breakaway calf roping at Lewis Cooper Arena.

By Derek Major Staff writer PORTALES — Despite the rain from tropical storm Odlie, the Eastern New Mexico University “College Daze” Rodeo kicked off Thursday with the bareback riding, calf roping, breakaway roping and steer wrestling events. While most of the ENMU team will participate later in the weekend, it didn’t stop them from […]

Lady Cats edged out in 5 sets

Staff report ROSWELL — Clovis High’s volleyball team was on the verge of avenging an earlier sweep by Roswell High, but the Lady Wildcats just weren’t able to finish it off. Clovis jumped out to a two-set lead on the Lady Coyotes before falling 26-28, 17-25, 25-16, 25-16, 15-9 on Thursday night. Roswell High had […]

Area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 18

Thursday Texico 3, Fort Sumner 0 Fort Sumner    11    20    23 Texico    25    25    25 Texico individual statistics Kills — Brianna Reyna 11, Jasmine Gannon 9. Blocks — Melissa Davalos 2, Gannon 1, McKenzee Thatcher 1. Digs — Texico, Chyanne Scarborough 13, Reyna 8, Jada Stephens 5. Aces — Madison Haakma 4, Reyna 3, Scarborough […]

Clovis detective credited with linking cases

Staff report Clovis Police Detective Adriana Munoz is credited with linking four separate criminal cases to one suspect, according to a press release from police spokesperson Sgt. Daron Roach. Roach said the cases involved vehicle damage, theft and arson dating back to July. Felony and misdemeanor warrants were issued against Christopher McCurter. McCurter was arrested in […]

Man who accused police officer of abuse arrested

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor The man who has accused Clovis Police Officer Brent Aguilar of excessive force during an Aug. 3 traffic stop was arrested late Thursday, accused of felony aggravated assault and battery. Police Chief Steve Sanders confirmed the arrest of Jorge Corona, 26, but said by text he didn’t have any […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission — Sept. 19

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Mayor David Lansford and all commissioners but Randy Crowder were present. Crowder participated via telephone. All action items listed below passed by 8-0 votes. • Brenda Harpold of Clovis said a year ago she asked the commission about establishing a […]

Adult entertainment ordinance introduced

By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER A city ordinance, likely to pave the way towards another city ordinance on strip clubs, was introduced Thursday night by the Clovis City Commission on a unanimous vote. The commission will have the first opportunity at final approval in its Oct. 16 meeting to officially amend city code […]

Weekend area prep football capsules — Sept. 19

Clayton (3-0) at Texico (2-1) • When: 7 p.m. today • Last week: Clayton topped Sunray (Texas) 35-13 at home. The Wolverines won on the road over Portales 49-32. • Last year: The Yellowjackets routed Texico 50-0 at Clayton. • Of note: Texico hopes to make amends for last year’s thrashing against its former district […]

Chief: Criminal probe started into excessive force claim


By Robin Fornoff PROJECTS EDITOR Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders confirmed Thursday his department has started a criminal investigation into a suspect’s allegations a police officer used excessive force in making an arrest. Jorge Corona, 26, suffered a broken cheek bone and other injuries Aug. 3 after being slammed to the ground while handcuffed […]

Pages Past — Sept. 19

On this date … 1970: Phyllis George of Dallas, the reigning Miss America, made a stop in Clovis to “herald the grand opening of the Walgreen Super Center,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. She signed so many autographs in a three-hour appearance, the paper reported, she required the use of a heating pad to ease the […]

Meetings watch: Eastern NM Rural Water Authority — Sept. 19

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority met Thursday at the Memorial Building in Portales. Presentations included: • Gayla Brumfield, chairperson, reported the board has received several resumes for the ENMWUA’s position of executive director and has chosen three candidates. The board has interviewed the three over the phone and will interview them vn person. […]

Personal stories must be passed on

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Christians have the privilege of sharing the Gospel with others. We should never forget what the Lord has done for us. Because of Jesus’ saving grace, we have the freedom of sharing that good news with others. When he healed a demon possessed man in the Bible, Jesus said: “’Return […]

Police blotter — Sept.19

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 12:35 a.m.: Domestic, 1500 block of West Seventh Street. • 2:21 a.m.: Remove subject, 500 block of Calhoun Street. • 2:50 a.m.: Harassment in progress, 700 block of North Hull Street. • 8:34 a.m.: Narcotics, 1500 block of Sycamore Street. • 8:50 a.m.: Motor […]

What’s happening — Sept. 19

Today Ribbon Cutting for Inspire Studio — 4:30 p.m., Rooney Moon broadcasting, 420 N. Main St. Information: 575-763-3435. Curry County Outlaws performance — 7 p.m., $6 per person, Melrose Senior Center, 427 Main St., Melrose. Information: 575-253-4261. Saturday Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Monday Parks, Recreation and Beautification meeting — […]

All this for a cookie

By Robert Arrowsmith Publisher Earlier this week, 16 of the nation’s leading food and beverage companies reported they sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in the United States in 2012 than they did in 2007, according to the findings of an independent evaluation funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The companies, acting together as […]

Tuesday prep volleyball — Sept. 16

Fort Sumner 3, Dexter 0 Dexter    18    14    17 Fort Sumner    25    25    25 Individual statistics Kills — Dexter, Madison Bogle 3, Brenda Granado 3. Fort Sumner, Paris Allred 10, Brianna Carroll 10, Codi Scovel-Wood 6, Johni West 5. Blocks — Dexter, none. Fort Sumner, Allred 4, Ariana Lucero 2. Digs — Dexter, n/a. Fort Sumner, […]

LSC football roundup — Sept. 13 CANYON, Texas — Playing its season opener, No. 16 Tarleton State posted its first win at Canyon in 10 years by beating No. 22 West Texas A&M 31-27 on Saturday in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams. It was the Texans’ first road win over a ranked opponent since beating then-No. 13 […]