Pages past — Aug. 31

On this date … 1960: A “nice, three room furnished apartment suitable for (a) couple … with small child” at 709 Axtell St. was available for $40 month, according to a classified ad in the Clovis News-Journal. All bills were paid. 1951: Elnora LaRue (embroidery), Shirley Vineyard (yard beautification), Bill Melton (wheat crop) and Earlene […]

What’s happening — Aug. 31

Tuesday Economic Development Review Ad Hoc Committee meeting — 1:30 p.m., Assembly Room, City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828. Board of Curry County Commissioners regular meeting — 9 a.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Library, Information: 575-763-6016. Civil Aviation Board meeting — 5:30 p.m., Clovis Municipal Airport. Information: 575-769-7828. Wednesday Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meeting — 8 […]

Holiday closings

The following schools, banks and government offices will be closed Monday for Labor Day: • American Heritage Bank • Animal Shelter • Bank of Clovis • Cannon Federal Credit Union • Citizens Bank • City of Clovis Offices • Clovis Area Transit System • Clovis Community College • Clovis Municipal Schools • Clovis-Carver Public Library […]

Police blotter — Aug. 31

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Thursday • 1:10 a.m.: Remove subject, 1100 block of Sycamore Street. • 2:40 a.m.: Domestic report, 3200 block of North Main Street. • 6:06 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 1000 block of East 10th Street. • 6:58 […]

Big plays lift Santa Rosa past Wolverines

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Texico junior Tanner Dickerman holds onto the ball as he is brought down by Santa Rosa defender Isaac Velasquez in the second half of Friday’s game at Texico.

By Kevin Wilson TEXICO — The Texico Wolverines dominated most of the night against the rival Santa Rosa Lions. With one gigantic exception. Lions senior Isaac Velasquez pulled football’s equivalent of hitting for the cycle, with a kickoff return touchdown, a rushing touchdown, a receiving touchdown and a defensive touchdown as the Lions left […]

Friday area prep football capsules — Aug. 29

Melrose 50, Mescalero 0 Records: Mescalero 0-1, Melrose 1-0. Difference: The Buffaloes scored four touchdowns in the first quarter and made short work of the Chiefs. The game ended at halftime on the 50-point mercy rule. Go figure: 3 — punt returns for touchdowns by Melrose. Junior Rowdy Allen had TD returns of 54 and […]

Lady Cats lose on PKs after scoreless tie

Staff report TAOS — Clovis High’s girls blasted Silver 9-0 before playing to a scoreless tie with Farmington and losing on penalty kicks on Friday in Pool B of an eight-team tournament hosted by Taos. Penalty kicks no longer decide high school matches in New Mexico, but are used in tournament play to determine advancement, […]

Lady Cats post easy win in season-opening invite

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Clovis High freshman Kelsey McNaughton placed first in varsity girls competition of Friday’s Clovis Invitational cross country meet at Ned Houk Park with a time of 20 minutes, 9.73 seconds.

By Dave Wagner Clovis High freshman Kelsey McNaughton was a bit stunned at how the girls race turned out in Friday’s season-opening Clovis Invitational at Ned Houk Park. Coach Mark Bussen, on the other hand, was not. McNaughton ran away from the field to win the three-mile event in a time of 20 minutes, […]

Cardinals notch win over PHS

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Portales Rams hung with Class 4A top-ranked Las Vegas Robertson for a half on Friday night. The Cardinals got away in the third quarter, though, scoring three touchdowns to pull away for a season-opening 33-20 victory. Coach Jaime Ramirez said the Rams found out shortly before the game […]

Roswell High blanks Lady Rams

Staff report Friday was a tough day for the Portales High girls soccer team. Roswell High had three girls with multiplee goals and the Lady Coyotes cruised to a 9-0 win at the PHS pitch. Senior forward Jessica La Stella scored four goals for the Lady Coyotes (3-3) — two in each half. Meantime, senior […]

Elida gains Eunice tourney semifinals

Staff report EUNICE — The Elida Lady Tigers advanced to the semifinals of the eight-team Eunice volleyball tournament on Friday with a 25-7, 25-19, 25-16 win over Roosevelt County rival Dora. The Lady Tigers (2-0) face the host Lady Cardinals at 12:30 p.m. today. Elida captured its pool, splitting sets with Loving 24-25, 25-11 and […]

Music fest kicks off September

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Night Ranger was the headline act at last year’s Clovis Music Festival.

By Joshua Lucero If it’s entertainment you seek, September may be the month for you in eastern New Mexico. Fall’s first month will be highlighted by the Clovis Music Festival, which celebrates its 27th anniversary with a three-day run beginning Thursday at the Curry County Events Center. Marshall Law and Will Banister and The […]

Cats take on Goddard in opener

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer The weekly scouting report handed to Clovis players this week is a mostly blank cover, with only three statements: • The team hashtag #PFF, short for, “Pride, Family, Football.” • The team hashtag #WRTS, short for, “We Run This State.” • The team’s adaptation of the oft-repeated Mike Tyson […]

Pages Past — Aug. 30

On this date … 1967: Poor Boy’s Butcher Shop, at 801 Prince in Clovis, offered 4 pounds of fresh, lean hamburger for $1, in a Labor Day weekend sale. And the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. was promoting a new way to enjoy its products — in no-deposit, no-return bottles. 1955: Around 500 hands were at work […]

Hopefully your number won’t be up too soon

By Grant McGee Local columnist Did you ever hear that saying, “Well I guess their number wasn’t up”? I can remember the first time I heard the phrase. I was just a kid. My mom and dad were getting ready to go on another trip. They were always going on trips. They’d go to a […]

The eyes have it in recent dog study

By Sharna Johnson Local columnist It’s one of those little ironies that has become a punch line of sorts — fat ones, skinny ones, short-snouted ones … somehow, dogs and their owners share a resemblance to one another. The fact that dogs often share striking similarities to the people who love them is such an […]

Prep football scoreboard — Aug. 29

Las Vegas Robertson 33, Portales 20 Muleshoe 48, Levelland 46 Farwell 24, Panhandle 14 Santa Rosa 25, Texico 12 Bovina 40, Plains 0 Melrose 50, Mescalaro 0

Pages Past — Aug. 29

On this date … 1968: Fire was reported in the Diamonds LTD store, 316 Main, in Clovis. Firefighters battled the blaze almost five hours before it was under control. Norman Petty, the building’s owner, said fire was caused by a short circuit in the display window. Everything close to the front of the building was […]

CHS cross country teams to host meet

By Dave Wagner Sports writer Clovis High’s cross country teams will have a different look from last season. The boys graduated several performers, including top runner Max Santarosa. Meantime, the girls lost Rebekah Gallop to graduation, while junior Samantha Meza and sophomore Jaci Sievers — who split time last year between cross country and […]

Thursday area prep volleyball — Aug. 28

Texico 3, Lubbock Christian 1 Texico    25    25    21    25 Lubb. Christian    16    18    25    20 Texico individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 20, Brianna Reyna 13. Blocks — Mel Davalos 3, Gannon 2, McKenzee Thatcher 2. Digs — Chyanne Scarborough 13, Reyna 8, Gannon 6, Audrey Wren 4. Aces — Gannon 6, Wren 3, […]