State basketball tournament pairings

Round of 16 matchups (Seeds, records in parentheses) BOYS Saturday Class 5A (16) Cibola (12-13) at (1) Valley (22-2) (9) Highland (17-9) at (8) Mayfield (16-11) (12) Gadsden (19-8) at (5) Hobbs (21-7) (13) West Mesa (16-11) at (4) Volcano Vista (18-8) (14) Alamogordo (18-10) at (3) Atrisco Heritage (20-5) (11) Carlsbad (19-10) at (6) […]

Weather delays/closings

The following schools and governments agencies have announced delayed openings for Monday: * Clovis schools: 2-hour delay * Texico schools: 2-hour delay * Melrose schools: 2-hour delay * Clovis Christian School: 2-hour delay * Farwell schools will start at 9:30 a.m.; buses will run 1 1/2 hours late * Muleshoe schools: 2-hour delay * Clovis […]

Lady Cats cruise to district tourney crown

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Hobbs forward Danielle Patterson is tied up by Clovis defender Shelby Jones, right, as Nichele Hyman also comes in for the play in the second quarter Saturday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Patterson had 12 point to lead Hobbs in the Lady Eagles’ 62-43 loss to the Lady Wildcats.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer Clovis High went into the locker room at the half shooting around 35 percent from the floor, without a basket for the final six minutes of the second quarter, without a 3-pointer all night and their starting point guard saddled with foul trouble. Still, for the 27th time […]

Zias play well, but No. 6 WT pulls away late

CNJ staff PORTALES —Playing the sixth-ranked team in NCAA Division II, Eastern New Mexico University’s women gave a solid account of themselves in Saturday night’s Lone Star Conference and regular-season finale at Greyhound Arena. West Texas A&M, though, proved to be too much, finishing the game on a 29-7 run after the Zias pulled to […]

Hounds roll past Buffs in finale

CNJ staff PORTALES — It was Senior Night at Greyhound Arena, and Eastern New Mexico University’s nine seniors will have a home finale to remember. Senior guard Rafael Love led five players in double figures with19 points as the Greyhounds (14-12, 7-7 Lone Star Conference) clinched their first winning season in 10 years on Saturday […]

Saturday area prep summaries — March 2

BOYS District 4-2A tournament Championship Clayton 62, Texico 51 Texico (24-4) — Justin Rucker 10, Gentry Doolittle 6, Brannon Karger 4, Kendall Nacean ceno 10, Jonah Walls 5, Miguel Reyna 16. Totals 18 10-18 51. Clayton (23-3) — Coby Bagwell 6, Jorge Leos 5, Josh Durbin 10, Coy Geary 11, Dakota Montoya 13, Mark Craine […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County Commissioners have at least seven items to vote on when they meet 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Clovis Carver Public Library’s north annex. Items on the action agenda: • A request to approve an electrical weapon policy at the jail. • A request to approve a $958,304 bid from 4 Rivers Equipment for […]

Morrison seeks re-election

CNJ STAFF Curry County Assessor Candace Morrison has announced Friday that she will be a Republican candidate for re-election in the June 3 primary election. Morrison was appointed assessor in 2013 upon former Assessor Tim Lyman’s retirement. She served as Lyman’s chief deputy for two of her eight years with the office. “I genuinely feel […]

What’s happening — March 2

Monday James Bickley Groundbreaking Event — 10:30 a.m., 500 W. 14th Street. Information: 769-4450.   Tuesday Curry County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library, North Annex. Information: 763-6016 Wednesday 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. Clovis Community College Board of […]

Lots of fashionable years ahead

D'Nieka Hartsfield

We love to dress our kids up in the latest fashions. If you’re a parent with a passion for fashion, then the chances are you want your kids to look fashion-forward as well. But how far do we go to dress our little ones in the latest trends? How much money are we willing to […]

School menus — March 2

Stock Image: School Lunch

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – Cinnamon roll. Lunch – Pepperoni pizza, fresh mixed veggies with ranch dressing, fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast -Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Sloppy Joe on a bun, sweet potato fries, garden salad with ranch dressing, green peas, chilled fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Bean & cheese burrito with salsa, Spanish […]

Painting quilt blocks on upcoming show

Information on making a sunflower centerpiece and painting quilt blocks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Casey Schwartz is a floral designer and co-owner of Flower Duet in Redondo Beach, Calif., and she’s going to show how to make a beautiful spring sunflower centerpiece using spider mums, […]

Police blotter — March 2

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday • 12:10 a.m.: Remove subject, 4700 block of East Mabry Drive. • 12:24 a.m.: Juvenile problem, 1500 block of Comer Drive. • 3:35 a.m.: Harassment, 1400 block of North Tenth Street. • 7:35 a.m.: Animal complaint, 1600 block of Echols Avenue. • 9:28 […]

Election ballot

Fort Sumner Voting is 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the De Baca County Annex, 514 Ave. C., Fort Sumner. Mayor Four-year term Vote for one • Justin Bryan Ingram • Write-in Candidate Councilors Four-year term Vote for two • George Sena • Demetrio A “Tony” Gonzales • Albert J. Sena • Manuel C. Lucero […]

Club notes — March 2

Altrusa Club of Portales The Altrusa Club of Portales met Feb. 24 in the Board Room at the Central Annex. President Linda Leaming called the meeting to order. Opening ceremonies were conducted. Minutes from Feb. 10 were approved with one correction. Seventeen members and three guests were present. Sharon Smith drew for the Queen of […]

Finding his voice

Courtesy photo
Gary Tunnell III, with his father Fergus, pastor at Westbrook Baptist Church in Clovis.

Gary Tunnell III won the New Mexico VFW Voice of Democracy speech contest. Tunnell, a home-schooled sophomore from Clovis, made a speech themed on why he was optimistic about our nation’s future. His four-minute speech earned him a minimum $2,000 scholarship (grand prize is $30,000), and a trip to Washington, D.C., to see where he […]

Senior happenings — March 2

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 11 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Sewing (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis) […]

Felt crusher adds style to collection of hats

Some folks recognize me by my hat. I’ve decided that’s not a bad thing. I wear a lot of hats, both figuratively and literally, but the hat that always gets comments is the one I wear in the winter. It’s a brown, 100 percent wool felt crusher hat. The kind an Australian drover would wear. […]

On the shelves — March 2

These books are available at the:   Clovis-Carver Public Library Saved: Rescued Animals and the Lives They Transformed by Karin Winegar proves once again that love rescues all in 28 compelling stories about orphaned, abused, and abandoned animals, the people who saved them, and the extraordinary relationships that are forged as a result. New Mexico: […]

Several county judges not performing marriages


By Emily Crowe CNJ staff writer Several judges in Curry County are no longer performing marriage ceremonies, and for at least two of them, the state’s new same-sex marriage law is to blame. In December, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional to deny a marriage license to gay and lesbian couples. Local […]