Clovis High’s culinary program growing

CNJ staff photo: Emily Crowe
Junior Arik Yeager prepares flame-roasted red peppers for grilled chicken paninis. Yeager is a student in ProStart, a culinary program at Clovis High School.

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com By spending extra time in the kitchen as part of the ProStart culinary program at Clovis High School, junior Juan Gutierrez said he has learned discipline, leadership skills, and how to cook for himself. “I became interested in the culinary profession in the seventh grade when I started […]

Study: Job creation stagnant in county

By Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Local leaders know times have been rough, but they expect job creation to outpace a study from a New Mexico State University economist. Curry County ranked 15th among the state’s 33 counties in 2013, according to the study that showed New Mexico in last place in the nation […]

Code talkers make impression on CHS students

Scott Robinson’s Clovis High School history class is studying World War II. Taking advantage of contacts, Robinson brought in Native American code talkers to add an extra dimension. “Code talking” is a term for the use of obscure languages to transmit coded intelligence during wartime. The first known use of code talking was during WWI […]

Ticket feature — Murder mystery set for Valentine’s Day

CNJ staff The Clovis Civic Center is pulling out all the stops for Valentine’s Day with a murder mystery dinner presented by Clovis’ own Brickstreet Players. “Murder on the Rebound” will feature four widowed friends who pool their insurance money to buy a restaurant called Rebounds. Each friend has a mysterious new man in her […]

Police Blotter — Jan. 30

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday • 1:07 a.m.: Prowlers, 1000 block of Gidding Street. • 1:18 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 300 block of North Davis Street. • 1:29 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 1000 block of Ross Street. • 2:17 a.m.: Follow-up request, 2000 block of South Whippoorwill Way. • […]

What’s Happening — Jan. 30

Today Pre-K Storyhour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. GriefShare — Grief Recovery Support Groups — 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Central Baptist Church, 2501 Norris St. Information: 762-4727. The High Plains Patriots meeting — 7 p.m., Master’s Center, conference room, 810 E. 21st St. Information: 760-5423   Saturday 64th annual Kiwanis Pancake Day — 7 […]

3 Questions With — Jonah Walls

CNJ staff photo: Eric Norwood Jr.
Jonah Walls catches his breath after running wind sprints to start practice.

Senior Jonah Walls has helped the Texico boys basketball team to a 15-1 start and a No. 1 ranking in Class 2A in New Mexico.   Have you noticed among your classmates and the school’s fan base more excitement due to the Wolverines’ good start? Yeah, it has gotten a lot better since last year. […]

New Mexico fishing report — Jan. 30

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.   Northeast Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. […]

ENMU men’s basketball capsule — Jan. 30

South Dakota Mines (6-15) at ENMU (9-8) When: 7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last time out: The Hardrockers lost 70-60 Wednesday at West Texas A&M. ENMU lost to Lone Star Conference leader and fourth-ranked Tarleton State 86-64 on Saturday. Last meeting: The teams played on New Year’s Day at Rapid City, […]

Tuesday area prep summaries — Jan. 28

Boys District 3-1A Melrose 65, Fort Sumner 44 Melrose (11-7, 1-0) — Colton Draper 7, Brian Hemminger 3, Braden Hemminger 16, Jay Faust 12, Cade Barnard 11, Wyatt Williams 14, Michael Weigl 2. Totals 25 12-17 65. Fort Sumner (9-9 0-1) — Nate Maxwell 5, Garrett Hisel 9, Nick Sanchez 11, Talon Crist 10, Hunter […]