CHS boys, girls basketball capsules — Feb. 21

BOYSClovis (12-13, 0-3 District 4-5A) at Hobbs (18-7, 2-1)• When: 7 p.m. today• On the air: KCLV-AM 1240, KTQM-FM 99.9.• Last time out: The Wildcats lost to Carlsbad 64-61 on Tuesday at The Rock. The Eagles lost at Carlsbad 56-48 last Friday.• Last meeting: The Eagles defeated Clovis 67-53 at The Rock on Feb. 7.• […]

Thursday area prep summary — Feb. 20

GIRLS District 4-1A Grady 46, San Jon 26 San Jon (3-16, 0-2) — Brittany Bobbitt 5, Salena Caldera 2, Charlotte Young 11, Karigan Thurman 3, Riley Young 5. Totals 9 8-19 26. Grady (9-10, 1-1) — Kyleli Stowe 4, Sage Starbuck 4, Jasmine Gonzales 3, Hailey Edwartds 7, Avery Jones 6, Jordyn Stowe 20, Elissa […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Commissioner Robert Sandoval did not attend due to a family matter. All action items below passed on 7-0 votes. • The Commission presented a plaque to the Cannon Air Force Base in appreciation of their assistance in the tumbleweed removal […]

Key bills move in final hours


By Steve Terrell The New Mexican Sometime in the middle of the 30-day legislative session that ended Thursday, a Roundhouse regular summed up the 2014 New Mexico Legislature: “The Seinfeld Session.” A session about nothing. Indeed, up until the last week or so of the session, lawmakers seemed more intent on discussing a seemingly endless […]

Capital outlay requested for school bus, ag science equipment

CMI STAFF In the final few minutes of the New Mexico Legislative session, lawmakers sent Gov. Susana Martinez a $233 million capital outlay package, just before adjournment — 12:01 p.m. for the House of Representatives, 12:11 p.m. for the Senate. The session was to end noon Thursday. Martinez has until March 12 to sign or […]

Legislature bills roundup

Passed Senate Bill 313, the $6.2 billion budget, is a compromise bill, rising from the ashes of the original House Bill 2, which stalled in the House. It includes $17.5 million in new money for the Public Education Department for merit pay for teachers and principals, teacher evaluations and other initiatives that Gov. Susana Martinez […]

Zias falter in second half

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Texas Woman’s went on runs of 7-0 and 14-0 early in the second half to take control and the Pioneers posted a 71-58 Lone Star Conference women’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico. Junior forward Ria Pateraki scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Pioneers (15-9, 10-4 LSC), […]

What’s happening — Feb. 21

Tuesday Young Professionals of Clovis kick-off — 6:30 Clovis Civic Center Information: 935-5000. Junk Yard Rhino Concert — 7 p.m., Tickets: $6, Clovis Civic Center. Information: 935-5000.   Saturday The Annual Black History Empowerment Celebration — 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Church of the Brethren, 101 Acoma (Across from Stansell’s), $2 drawings, Free food and drinks. Information: […]

Meetings watch: Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority met Thursday morning at Clovis City Hall. • The authority received an audit report from Hinkle and Landers of Albuquerque for the year ending June 2013. The agency reported no findings in the audit. • The authority discussed a $4 million award from the state water trust board […]

God, unlike humanity, never changes

Judy Brandon

I am a reader of John Piper and his writings. John Piper is the senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Piper is the author of more than 30 books over his 25 years of preaching and teaching. Not long ago I read again one of Piper’s statements. He said: “A snake bites […]

Amos the churchmouse — A trip to Valley Forge

Amos the Church Mouse
Illustrated by Gary Mitchell

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens.   with the real washington s birthday this saturday willifred the white rat came by yesterday boss to see if i wanted to […]

Police blotter — Feb. 21

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday • 12:36 a.m.: Public assist, 1400 block of West 15th Street. • 12:39 a.m.: Narcotics, 800 block of Mitchell Street. • 1:15 a.m.: Threats in progress, 1200 block of North Lea Street. • 2:23 a.m.: Threats, 1100 block of North Sycamore Street. • […]

Insurer says no on BHSI

By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR The city of Clovis’ insurance carrier is refusing to pay any cash to three companies claiming they lost more than $176,000 in its failed Beauty Health and Science Innovations investment. Travelers Senior Technical Specialist Kenneth Chance cited several reasons for denying claims filed by Clovis attorney Michael Garrett […]

Southard will run for Curry County seat

Greg Southard
County Commission candidate

CNJ Staff Greg Southard, owner of Leslie Candy Co. in Clovis, announced Thursday he will be a candidate for one of two Curry County Commission seats in the June 3 primary election. Southard is running as a Republican for the District 3 seat now held by Commission Chairman Frank Blackburn. Blackburn is term-limited and can’t […]

Guest column: Bathroom place for relaxation, tranquility, social networking

A 2013 study by a marketing company called 11mark polled 1,000 people and found: “About 75 percent of Americans admitted to using their mobile phones while in the bathroom.” This means that 250 of the participants in this study are liars. Everyone uses their phone in the bathroom. I’ve become so notorious for using my […]

Cannon’s golf course to welcome civilian partners

By Senior Airman Whitney Amstutz 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs In an effort to strengthen the bonds between Air Commandos at Cannon Air Force Base and local community partners, Cannon’s Whispering Winds Golf Course is scheduled to open for public use in the near future. In addition to increased opportunity for interaction between Airmen […]

‘Team Cannon’ takes on new meaning in Upward Basketball League

By Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi 27 Special Operations Wing Public Affairs For youth ages 5-12 participating in the Upward Basketball League at Cannon Air Force Base practices and games are an opportunity to sharpen skills and build character. “We’re giving everyone on each team the chance to play,” said Capt. Joshua Payne, 27th Special […]

Black History Month: More than just a month

By Senior Airman Xavier Lockley 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The purpose of Black History Month is to acknowledge and honor those who have paved the way before us, such as Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson and Harriet Tubman, just to name a few. The plethora of contributions by African Americans […]

Diamond Sharp: Self-aware cyber surety technician

By Airman 1st Class Chip Slack 27 Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Editor’s note: This feature is the forty-fifth in a series of Air Commando spotlights at Cannon. The Airmen being highlighted are recent Diamond Sharp Award winners. Diamond Sharp is a monthly program where airmen are recognized by wing leadership and first sergeants for […]

Spectre Sign Off: Bad Company

By Senior Airman Eboni Reece 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Editor’s note: This feature is the third in a continuous series highlighting the phase out and eventual retirement of the eight AC-130H Spectre gunships at Cannon Air Force Base scheduled to occur in fiscal year 2015. On the bitter cold morning of Feb. 7, […]