Worst-case fears being spread as fact

Jake Swafford

The decision on whether to list the lesser prairie chicken as a “threatened” species will be made by the end of March, so time to influence the opinion of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is running out. Agencies across the range of the species are working hard to create as much habitat as […]

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Curry County Cats drop home opener

CNJ staff The Curry County Cats lost a heartbreaker in Sunday’s home opener against the defending New Mexico Premier League champion New Mexico Titan sat Leon Williams Stadium. The Titan kicked a 35-yard field goal on the last play of the game to secure a 23-22 victory. Cats receiver Jacob Jones caught a 17-yard touchdown […]

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

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
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


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 […]