Resale stores fuel charities


By Emily Crowe Disabled veteran Rick Hudson and his daughter Amber are working on fixing up his home, and managed to find a few affordable items at a resale shop in Clovis. Local branches of Habitat for Humanity and Goodwill have stores outfitted with gently used goods available at low prices to the public, […]

Governor appoints Reeb to DA post

Departing District Attorney Matt Chandler’s longtime Chief Deputy Andrea Reeb was appointed his successor Friday by Gov. Susana Martinez. Reeb actively sought the appointment as the Ninth Judicial District Attorney after Chandler announced in January that he was leaving effective Saturday to set up a private practice. Reeb has also indicated she plans to file […]

Cannon AFB News – Feb 28


Cannon honors Ratchet 33 February 28, 2014 By Senior Airmen Whitney Amstutz 27th Special Operations Public Affairs Members of the 27th Special Operations Wing completed a ruck march and flag-folding ceremony, Feb. 18 at Cannon Air Force Base to commemorate the anniversary of “Ratchet 33,” a U-28A that crashed in Djibouti, Africa Feb. 18, 2012. […]

5-2-1-0 health challenge taking hold


By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER Kindergartners at Mesa Elementary were decked out in gym clothes Thursday morning as they jumped rope, played hackey sack, and learned the importance of eating a balanced meal. Students in each grade level at the school participated in the 5-2-1-0 health fair Thursday, which teaches elementary students the […]

Gas prices on the rise

Stock Photo: Gas Pump

By Eric Norwood Jr. CNJ staff writer Construction worker Johnny Uribe is used to putting about $10 a day into his truck five times a week to make it to work and back. However, in the past couple of weeks, Uribe’s weekly gas total has risen from around $50 to $70. “One day the […]

What’s happening — Feb. 28

Today Emergency Disaster Canteen Training sign up deadline — send email to Information: 762-3801.   Saturday Hartley House 25th annual extravaganza — 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Clovis Civic Center. Information: 935-5000. American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 25 breakfast — 11 a.m., Adults $6, Children $2, 2400 W. Seventh St.   Monday James Bickley Groundbreaking Event […]

Buzzer-beater lifts WNMU past Zias

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
ENMU junior Ashlee Pierson of Clovis, center, looks for a lane to drive though while Melrose sophomore Cassidy Doherty tries to position herself for a screen during Thursday’s game against Western New Mexico at Greyhound Arena.

By Eric Norwood Jr. CNJ staff writer PORTALES — This one had to hurt. Actually, it was a 3-pointer that hurt as the Eastern New Mexico University Zias lost their 11th consecutive game in heartbreaking fashion Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. Western New Mexico junior guard RaTanya Newsome drained a long 3-pointer at the […]

Cats ousted at Carlsbad in tourney

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Clovis High’s boys weren’t able to break through Carlsbad’s homecourt mystique on Thursday night. The Cavemen improved to 12-0 on their home floor this season, pulling away in the fourth quarter for 59-50 win over the Wildcats in the District 4-5A tournament semifinal. Carlsbad (19-9) plays at top-seeded Hobbs in Saturday’s […]

Thursday area prep roundup — Feb. 27

BOYS District 4-2A tournament Texico 50, Santa Rosa 41 Santa Rosa (15-11) — Josh Flores 2, Ryan Lopez 4, Zeke Sena 7, Isaac Velasquez 6, Lawrence Aguirre 3, Robert Zamora 14, Marcus Meairs 4, Donte Torello 1. Totals 15 8-11 41. Texico (24-3) — Justin Rucker 10, Gentry Doolittle 4, Brannon Karger 6, Kendall Naceanceno […]

Police blotter — Feb. 28

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday • 12:10 a.m.: Missing person, 300 block of East 12th Street. • 5:02 p.m.: Remove subject, 1400 block of North Norris Street. • 6:36 a.m.: Situation check, 1900 block of East Seventh Street. • 7:48 a.m.: Larceny over $500, 1600 block of Gidding […]

Ultimate relationship one with Jesus Christ

It happened more than 30 years ago, yet I still recollect the front-page headline of a newspaper from another state. The story involved a young family. Maybe it was because Annie and John Scott were both about the ages of the child and I was a mother. No doubt that is the reason the story […]

Questions and answers about the ACA


Debra Hammer, chief communications officer for the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, responded to the following questions about the Affordable Care Act. All responses are paraphrased: How many New Mexico families and households have enrolled in health insurance through the exchange since it became available? Is that more, less or about the same as you […]

Who to serve is business’ choice

Kent McManigal

Arizona has been debating a new law that would allow business owners to refuse service to gay people. This is another case of a law being inflicted because of a misguided past law. Does a business owner already have the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason? Yes. No matter what any law […]

Friend Canada owed answer on oil pipeline

President Obama told the National Governors Association this week that his long-awaited decision on the Keystone XL pipeline could come in a couple of months. The $5.3 billion pipeline — first proposed in 2008 — would cross the border from Canada, connect with existing pipelines in the Midwest, and eventually move about 800,000 barrels a […]

Eagles playing in Waco

CNJ STAFF Clovis Christian’s boys basketball team will be in action today to open play in the Texas Christian Athletic League state basketball championships, set to run through Saturday in Waco. The boys, 10-6 on the season, will face Sherman Grayson in a 1:30 p.m. (CST) game. The winner will play 1:30 p.m. Friday, and […]

Education digest — Feb. 27

Tickets available for awards event The Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation and Alumni Committee will soon be selling tickets to the 2014 Hall of Honor Banquet, according to a CMS press release. Five distinguished award recipients will be honored at the banquet, to be held May 10 at the Clovis Civic Center. The public is invited […]

What’s happening — Feb. 27

Today Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Read with a Dog — 1 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Public Works Committee meeting — 5:15 p.m., 321 Connelly Street. Information: 769-7828. Blood drive — 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Wheatfields Senior Living Community, to schedule an appointment, contact Dianna Hernandez. Information: 762-8700.   Thursday Pre-K […]

‘SMARTLearning’ at SMARTLab


Some pretty remark able learning is taking place in our middle schools. As well as the regular core classes, there are a number of interesting electives offered. One of these is the “SMARTLab”, formerly called the Tech Lab. This unique classroom has a number of computers and other high-tech equipment and is organized in workstation […]

Trial run goes well

CNJ staff photo: Eric Norwood Jr.
Anselmo Valdez, election coordinator for Automated Election Services, instructs local election workers on how to use the new electronic system on Wednesday at City Hall.

By Eric Norwood Jr. CNJ STAFF WRITER A trial run Wednesday for the city’s new convenience voting center system went well, according to City Clerk LeighAnn Melancon, whose office oversees municipal elections. “I was pleased with the training. I feel like they (election workers) understand the concept and I think they’re ready for Tuesday,” […]

Clovis Municipal election: Mondragon

By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR Retired Clovis Police Chief Raymond Mondragon says he can be a good municipal judge because of his experience as a law enforcer and as a victim. Mondragon, running against incumbent Jan Garrett in Tuesday’s municipal election, was beaten and robbed while on a business trip for Plateau almost […]