Lady Cats win second tennis tourney

CNJ staff The Clovis High girls tennis team is off to a fast start this spring, having won both tournaments it has played in. The Lady Wildcats went 4-0 in a five-team round-robin hosted by Roswell Goddard Feb. 14-15, then last weekend rolled through an eight-team tournament at Carlsbad. “This is the same set of […]

Tuesday area prep summaries — Feb. 25

DISTRICT TOURNAMENTS (Seeds in parentheses) Boys District 4-5A Monday Playoff for top seed At Artesia Hobbs 79, Carlsbad 76, OT Thursday (3) Clovis at (2) Carlsbad, 7 p.m. Saturday Championship at (1) Hobbs, 7 p.m. District 4-2A Monday Playoff for top seed At Tucumcari Clayton 70, Texico 60 Tuesday (3) Santa Rosa 59, (4) Tucumcari […]

Candidates speak up

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Grant McGee, the moderator of Tuesday’s candidate forum, goes over the time signals with the candidates before the start of the forum held at the KTQM radio station.

By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com Water, Clovis’ failed business venture and questions centered on a political feud between Mayor David Lansford and former Mayor Gayla Brumfield on Tuesday kicked up a local radio station’s candidate forum. All 10 candidates seeking office in the March 4 municipal election took the microphone at KTQM Radio. […]

What’s happening — Feb. 26

Today Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Read with a Dog — 1 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 575-769-7840. 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 […]

Airport bidders make case

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By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com No matter who it picked, the Clovis Civil Aviation Board was wooed Tuesday night by offers of flights to Dallas — and possibly Albuquerque — at prices low enough to fill the planes. In the end, though, the board decided a higher subsidy request from Boutique Air was […]

Water allocation point of study

By Thomas Garcia CMI STAFF WRITER tgarcia@cnjonline.com In an ironic twist, a capital outlay request that included $100,000 for the Ute Pipeline would also fund a new study of the feasibility of the project. Some Quay County officials are opposed to the federally authorized $500 million project that would pump water from the Ute Reservoir […]

Police blotter — Feb. 26

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday • 5:10 a.m.: Burglary, 500 block of Tucker Avenue. • 5:53 a.m.: Burglary, 3200 block of Cheyenne Drive. • 6:34 a.m.: Burglary, 100 block of Tucker Circle. • 6:54 a.m.: Burglary, 600 block of Sunland Drive. • 7:32 a.m.: Animal complaint, 700 block […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education met Tuesday at the central office building. The following items were discussed. • Seven school organizations received permission to travel, including Future Farmers of America attending a leadership conference in Albuquerque and Upward Bound students attending a cultural trip to Chicago. • The board heard an update on […]

Quality of ballot determines quality of life

Many people want to improve the “quality of life” in Clovis. What that means can vary as much as your interpretation of a “windy” day or “loud” music. Voters in the city’s March 4 municipal election will have to do their homework in order to identify the candidates whose ideas best match their own for […]

Away from gridiron, poetry reigns

• How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” — Elizabeth Barrett Browning   • “Love, if you knew the light — That your soul casts in my sight.” — Robert Browning   Before the Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl in Arizona, I happened upon the sixth-ranked Baylor University Bears practicing indoors in Waco, […]

All friends cannot be labeled the same

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“Oh,” he intoned. “So you two are friends?” We gave each other a brief glance, each unsure how and by whom the query should be handled. We were spending time together, getting along splendidly, and in a setting where neither of us would argue this was a date. “Yeah, that’s it,” she responded to break […]

Nuclear waste storage should be top priority

Zero. That’s essentially the tolerance level for radiation escaping from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, according to N.M. Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn. WIPP, near Carlsbad, is the nation’s only deep underground repository for U.S. nuclear defense waste. WIPP operators are scrambling to figure out what caused radioactive plutonium and americium to be detected on Feb. […]

Melrose romps, Texico falls in tiebreaker games

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By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com The Melrose Lady Buffs are certainly capable of beating Logan, and have before this season. Nobody could have foreseen what happened on Monday night, though. Playing a tiebreaker game for the top seed in this week’s District 3-1A tournament, the Lady Buffs dominated the middle two quarters, getting […]

Area prep district tournaments — Feb. 24

(Seeds in parentheses) BOYS District 4-5A Monday Playoff for top seed At Artesia Hobbs 79, Carlsbad 76, OT Thursday (3) Clovis at (2) Carlsbad, 7 p.m. Saturday Championship at (1) Hobbs, 7 p.m. District 4-2A Monday Playoff for top seed At Tucumcari Clayton 70, Texico 60 Tuesday (4) Tucumcari at (3) Santa Rosa, 6 p.m. […]

Hounds midway through spring drills

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s football team is halfway through its spring drills, with a scrimmage on tap this week at Clovis High’s Leon Williams Stadium and the green-and-silver game set for March 8 at Greyhound Stadium. Third-year coach Josh Lynn said the early start to spring drills was designed to avoid […]

Election ballot: Curry County

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Absentee voting ballots must be completed and returned to the city clerk, 321 Connelly St., by 5 p.m. Feb. 28. Early voting is Feb. 12 through Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the office of the city clerk, 321 N. Connelly St. Election day is March 4. Ballots may be cast from […]

Police blotter — Feb. 25

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday • 8:22 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, 800 block of West Plaza. • 8:50 a.m.: Burglary, 1700 block of East First Street. • 11:07 a.m.: Standby domestic, 1300 block of Pile Street. • 12:32 p.m.: Shoplifting up to $500, 500 block of West 21st […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the CMS administrative office at 1009 Main. Agenda items include: • Consideration of separate travel requests from seven student groups. • A discussion of the upcoming bond sale for the schools. The district plans to sell $5.1 million in bonds, and plans […]

What’s happening — Feb. 25

Today Clovis MainStreet meeting — 11:30 a.m., 621 Main Street. Information: 769-7828. Civil Aviation Board meeting — 5:30 p.m., Clovis Airport. Information: 769-7828. Relay For Life of Clovis Committee Meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library Ingram Room, 701 N. Main. Information: 575-219-9159 or clovisnmrelay@yahoo.com Relay For Life of Clovis team captain meeting — 6 p.m., […]

Five added to CMS hall of honors

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CNJ staff A former Clovis teacher, coach and athletic director is among five inductees for the Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation and Alumni Committee’s hall of honor. Brooks Jennings, Sandra Robinson Farley, Dr. Kenneth Mattox, Herb Edwards and Bill Gaedke will be honored at a 6 p.m. May 10 banquet at the Clovis Civic Center. “I’ve […]