Police incident could have been easily avoided

The worst thing about Clovis Police Officer Brent Aguilar’s confrontation with a back-seat passenger last month is it all could have been prevented with a little common courtesy. For the half dozen who have not seen the police video, Aguilar made a traffic stop on Aug. 3 in Clovis. While attempting to obtain paperwork from […]

Government stops real solutions

By Kent McManigal Local columnist It is said no man is an island. This seems undeniable, yet libertarians are frequently accused of believing individuals are islands. As if we see humans as isolated and alone, unable to join with others to fix problems that are beyond one person’s ability, unless they form that most persistent […]

Military/political translation lost

By Rube Render Local columnist What follows are some examples of language as it is used in today’s military/political environment. Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan, in a recent letter sent to ISIS leader Ameer Mujahid Dr. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has requested to “formally and humbly become a citizen of the Islamic State.” Whatever else […]

Q&A: ENMU senior middle blocker Agatha Gibbons hopes she can join Air Force after graduation

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Eastern New Mexico University senior Agatha Gibbons (4) never played much volleyball until coming to school at New Mexico Military Insititute in 2010, but she is leading the ENMU volleyball team in blocks for the second consecutive year.

Agatha Gibbons is a senior middle blocker for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team, hailing from Suva, Fiji. She came to the United States in 2010, spending five semesters at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell and playing volleyball there. She sat out the 2011 campaign at NMMI after tearing an ACL, played the […]

News, notes and numbers: Three unbeatens left

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Bovina senior Joseph Casas looks to pass to a receiver, while sophomore Emilio Espinoza provides pass protection in the first quarter of Friday night’s game against Ralls.

Three weeks into the season, there are three undefeated area football teams left — Bovina, Melrose and Clovis Christian. All three figure to face stiff tests this week. Bovina (3-0) faces undefeated Crosbyton (3-0), which is averaging 40 points game. Melrose (2-0) also faces an unbeaten foe in former district rival Logan (3-0). Melrose hasn’t […]

Honor roll — Week 3

Top area performaces for Week 3 Passing Player, team Com-att-int-yards Daniel Campos, Muleshoe 15-30-1-224 Joe Casas, Bovina 11-15-2-186 Will Ramsey, Clovis Christian 11-13-0-106 Daulton Hatley, Clovis 8-18-2-58 Justin Rucker, Texico 4-5-0-48 Rushing Player, team Att-yards Kyle Idtensohn, Fort Sumner 39-372 Mason Golden, Texico 36-219 Juan San Juan, Clovis 30-170 Jacob Lopez, Muleshoe 12-163 Charley Rodriguez, […]

Prep football standings — Sept. 18

New Mexico All Times MDT District 4-6A Dist. All W-L W-L Alamogordo 0-0 3-0 Hobbs 0-0 2-1 Clovis 0-0 1-2 Carlsbad 0-0 0-3 Friday’s games Alamogordo at Mayfield, 7 p.m.; Carlsbad at El Paso Eastwood, 7 p.m.; Clovis at Rio Rancho Cleveland, 7 p.m.; Onate at Hobbs, 7 p.m. District 3-4A Dist. All W-L W-L […]

Police officer faces internal investigation

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com A Clovis police officer is facing an internal investigation for use of force, police said Wednesday in a news release. While police did not release the officer’s name, Attorney Dan Lindsey claims Officer Brent Aguilar slammed his handcuffed client to the ground  during a traffic stop on Aug. 3. […]

Area has potential for heavy rain, flooding

Staff and wire report Eastern New Mexico may miss the brunt of the remnants from Tropical Storm Odile, but the potential for heavy rain and flooding are still possible today and Friday. Paul Nelson, Clovis’ acting emergency management director, said he’s been in briefings Tuesday and Wednesday with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque about […]

Santa Fe Orchestra joined by local choirs for Cultural Arts Series

By Rick White Managing Editor rwhite@cnjonline.com Nearly 200 musicians will perform Handel’s Messiah as part this year’s Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series, including a rare eastern New Mexico performance by the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra. The English-language oratorio is one of eight performances in the series, which is in its 14th season, which kicks […]

Roosevelt commission names new county manager

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Amber Hamilton, a Roosevelt County native, has been named its new county manager. County Commission Chairman Kendell Buzard said commissioners offered the job to Hamilton on Wednesday and she accepted. “I want to serve the community in a broader way than I have and I’m excited for this new […]

Thanks to teachers who go the extra mile

Sandia Elementary principal Mike Read recently called to let us know that a class at Sandia was going to be launching rockets. Too good of an opportunity to pass up, we contacted the teacher doing the project and made arrangements to come by. Michelle Tusher, who teaches a range of students from various grades is […]

Pages past — Sept. 18

On this date … 1960: A man accused of stealing $32,000 from a New Jersey bank on Sept. 12 was arrested in Clovis. City Police Chief Ollie Damron, Capt. Lloyd Niece of the Clovis PD and FBI Agent Frank Haines arrested the Long Branch, N.J., man at Hotel Clovis. The suspect told the officers he […]

Police blotter — Sept. 18

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday ∞ 12:14 a.m.: Shots fired, 1500 block of U.S. 60. ∞ 12:38 a.m.: Remove subject, 3700 block of North Prince Street. ∞ 3:03 a.m.: Battery, 800 block of Gidding Street. ∞ 4:22 a.m.: Missing person, 10 block of Sparrow Court. ∞ 5:52 a.m.: Motor vehicle […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission will meet 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • A 4:45 p.m. executive session for discussion of the acquisition of water rights. • An ordinance to amend city code to define adult entertainment, should anybody wish to set up a strip club […]

What’s happening — Sept. 18

Today Preschool Story Hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., North Annex, Clovis- Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7828. Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority meeting — 10 a.m., Memorial building, 200 E. 7th St., Portales. Information: 575-769-7828 Friday Ribbon Cutting for Inspire Studio — 4:30 p.m., Rooney […]

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