Cats take on Goddard in opener

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com The weekly scouting report handed to Clovis players this week is a mostly blank cover, with only three statements: • The team hashtag #PFF, short for, “Pride, Family, Football.” • The team hashtag #WRTS, short for, “We Run This State.” • The team’s adaptation of the oft-repeated Mike Tyson […]

Pages Past — Aug. 30

On this date … 1967: Poor Boy’s Butcher Shop, at 801 Prince in Clovis, offered 4 pounds of fresh, lean hamburger for $1, in a Labor Day weekend sale. And the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. was promoting a new way to enjoy its products — in no-deposit, no-return bottles. 1955: Around 500 hands were at work […]

Hopefully your number won’t be up too soon

By Grant McGee Local columnist Did you ever hear that saying, “Well I guess their number wasn’t up”? I can remember the first time I heard the phrase. I was just a kid. My mom and dad were getting ready to go on another trip. They were always going on trips. They’d go to a […]

The eyes have it in recent dog study

By Sharna Johnson Local columnist It’s one of those little ironies that has become a punch line of sorts — fat ones, skinny ones, short-snouted ones … somehow, dogs and their owners share a resemblance to one another. The fact that dogs often share striking similarities to the people who love them is such an […]

Prep football scoreboard — Aug. 29

Las Vegas Robertson 27, Portales 0, 3rd quarter Santa Rosa at Texico, 7 p.m. Mescalero at Melrose, 7 p.m. Farwell 24, Panhandle 14 Plains at Bovina, 6:30 p.m. Levelland 28, Muleshoe 7, halftime

Pages Past — Aug. 29

On this date … 1968: Fire was reported in the Diamonds LTD store, 316 Main, in Clovis. Firefighters battled the blaze almost five hours before it was under control. Norman Petty, the building’s owner, said fire was caused by a short circuit in the display window. Everything close to the front of the building was […]

CHS cross country teams to host meet

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s cross country teams will have a different look from last season. The boys graduated several performers, including top runner Max Santarosa. Meantime, the girls lost Rebekah Gallop to graduation, while junior Samantha Meza and sophomore Jaci Sievers — who split time last year between cross country and […]

Thursday area prep volleyball — Aug. 28

Texico 3, Lubbock Christian 1 Texico    25    25    21    25 Lubb. Christian    16    18    25    20 Texico individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 20, Brianna Reyna 13. Blocks — Mel Davalos 3, Gannon 2, McKenzee Thatcher 2. Digs — Chyanne Scarborough 13, Reyna 8, Gannon 6, Audrey Wren 4. Aces — Gannon 6, Wren 3, […]

Lake official urges caution during outings

Staff report Officials at Conchas Lake remind lake visitors over the Labor Day weekend to play it safe as they enjoy the last weekend of summer. “There are some essential safety tips that will keep you, your friends and family safe while enjoying time at area lakes,” said Michael Vollmer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers […]

Varmints up to no good

By Audra Brown Local columnist Plowing, planting, branding, weaning, harvesting, herding. Agriculture keeps you plenty busy, but you might not believe how much time is spent on pest control. Fact is, there’s never enough time for this particular duty. It’s almost as never-ending as building fence. On the lower end of the size-spectrum and the […]

5 things to know about CFD’s ladder truck

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
The ladder truck tips the scales at 82,000 pounds, which makes it hard to stop once it gets going.

By Rick White Managing editor rwhite@cnjonline.com At 48 feet long and 41 tons — which is about the same weight as 39 Volkswagen Beetles — the Clovis Fire Department’s ladder truck is the biggest, baddest firefighting machine in the department’s arsenal. Its hydraulic-powered ladder extends 105 feet. Up front it its massive cab there is room […]

A view from under the pew — Aug. 29

Editor’s note: One of Amos’ readers recently requested that Amos rerun his mousey holy grail story, so here it is. Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the quest for the holey […]

Julian’s story example of Proverbs 3:5-6

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Most of us are familiar with the scripture in Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” The following story reminds me of that scripture. I heard the story […]

Police blotter — Aug. 29

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 12:04 a.m.: Theft, 1200 block of North Thornton Street. • 2:39 a.m.: Harassment in progress, 1000 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. • 6:50 a.m.: Theft, 100 block of Zia Place. • 7:43 a.m.: Harassment, 300 block of North Connelly Street. • […]

What’s happening — Aug. 29

Saturday 5K Rockin’ Color Run — 8 a.m., Ned Houk Memorial Park. Information: 575-763-3435. Tuesday Economic Development Review Ad Hoc Committee meeting — 1:30 p.m., Assembly Room, City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828. Board of Curry County Commissioners regular meeting — 9 a.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Library, Information: 575-763-6016. Civil Aviation Board meeting — 5:30 p.m., Clovis […]

Labor Day closings

The following schools, banks and government offices will be closed Monday for Labor Day:   • American Heritage Bank • Animal Shelter • Bank of Clovis • Cannon Federal Credit Union • Citizens Bank • City of Clovis Offices • Clovis Area Transit System • Clovis Community College • Clovis Municipal Schools • Clovis-Carver Public […]

PRC short on transparency, accountability

If you were a public servant entrusted with ensuring that New Mexico utilities and ratepayers get a fair deal, and you found out that instead of investigating a whistleblower’s allegations of Internet porn surfing at your place of employment your staff investigated the whistleblower, then tucked the investigation away in a horse trailer, then was […]

State-provided security ridiculous

By Kent McManigal Local columnist People claim government must provide security — by which they usually mean police and military — because security is much too important to leave to the market to provide (which they confuse with leaving it to chance), or to do without. Yet, nothing is more important than air. Being so […]

Degree no substitute for experience

By Rube Render Local columnist Wikipedia tells us gringo is a term “mainly used in Spanish-speaking countries, to refer to an English-speaking foreigner, especially an American person.” The term is often used in a disparaging sense, but in and of itself is not derogatory. In England, “Graduates In Non Graduate Occupations” now refer to themselves […]

CHS cross country teams open at home

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s cross country teams will have a different look from last season. The boys graduated several performers, including top runner Max Santarosa. Meantime, the girls lost Rebekah Gallop  to graduation, while junior Samantha Meza and sophomore Jaci Sievers — who split time last year between cross country and […]