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

Kevin Wilson

“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


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


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 […]