State of the State address text

Santa Fe — The following is the prepared text of the State of the State Address delivered by Governor Susana Martinez from the chamber of the New Mexico House of Representatives on January 21. Lieutenant Governor; Senate President Pro Tempore; Mr. Speaker; Democratic and Republican leaders; esteemed members of the New Mexico Legislature; honorable members […]

Woman facing assault charges for firing pistol at car

CNJ staff A Clovis woman accused of firing a pistol at a car during a party early Sunday is in jail facing several assault charges, according to Clovis police spokesman Capt. Patrick Whitney. Whitney said witnesses indicated Sommer Tenoria may have been shooting at her husband during the incident about 4 a.m. outside her home […]

What’s happening — Jan. 22

Today 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. Public Works Committee meeting — 8:30 a.m., City Hall, 321 Connelly. Information: 769-7828.   Thursday Pre-K Storyhour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840.   Friday Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce Banquet — 6 […]

Police blotter — Jan. 22

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday • 12:35 a.m.: Attempt to locate, 2000 block of St. Andrews Drive. • 12:50 a.m.: Situation check, 500 block of Maple Street. • 2:26 a.m.: Disturbing the peace, 1000 block of West Plaza Drive. • 6:01 a.m.: Situation check, 2000 block of Jonquil […]

All humans worship someone or something

Human beings are inherently religious. We will worship someone or something. Of course, some folks claim to believe in no god. Truth be told, the deity they refuse to bow before and direct prayers to is rarely a god of the “to whom the universe may concern” generic variety; it’s almost always the Judeo-Christian “God.” […]

Hounds, Zias compete in Texas Tech Open

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Senior Jacob Lozano won the men’s 5,000 while juniors Beth Blind, Sabrina Huelga and Alesha Jones and sophomore Amber Saiz placed third in the women’s distance medley relay, highlighting Eastern New Mexico University performances over the weekend in the Texas Tech Open indoor track meet. Lozano posted a time of 15 […]

CHS girls basketball capsule — Jan. 21

Portales (14-1) at Clovis (16-0) When: 7 p.m. today at The Rock Radio: KCLV-FM 99.1, KSEL-FM 105.9. Last meeting: Clovis pulled away to hand the Lady Rams a 58-41 loss last January at the Ram Athletic Center. Last time out: The Lady Rams beat Class 4A No. 8 Roswell High 53-37 on Thursday at Roswell. […]

CHS swim teams take sixth, seventh

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s girls finished sixth while the boys were seventh in a field of more than 15 schools on Saturday in the Albuquerque Academy Invitational swimming meet. Both teams had one first-place finish, with Madison Silveira winning the girls 500 freestyle in 5 minutes, 36.56 seconds and Everett Ward taking the […]

Silence most pleasing of sounds

Sandy Fields

Silence pleases me. Tiny noises are the ones I enjoy most, like a clock ticking quietly in the middle of the night, no other sounds to drown it out. I like volume from a distance: Children screaming on a carnival ride; a train whistle floating on the night air; fireworks a few miles away. The […]

Air Force needs to make changes for our security

U.S. airmen with fingers poised over the buttons that can launch nuclear missiles across the globe should not only be smart and sober but also honest. Apparently that hasn’t always been the case, as the U.S. Air Force and the Defense Department are finding out. A cheating scandal — likely the largest in the Intercontinental […]

Fire department investigating third suspicious fire in three days

CNJ staff The Clovis Fire Department is investigating a third fire in three days of suspicious nature within a 10-block area of Clovis. The latest fire Monday evening damaged a shed and another outbuilding at Sixth and Maple streets, according to Battalion Chief Mike Leatherwood. Lt. Rick Qualls, who works with the fire marshal, said […]

District Attorney Chandler resigning March 1

CMI staff Matt Chandler will resign as 9th Judicial District attorney effective March 1, he said Monday night. “After several months of prayer and consideration,” he said, “I made the decision to pursue new endeavors in the private sector.” Chandler, 38, has held the district attorney position for Curry and Roosevelt counties since his election […]

Young, old alike march in memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

CNJ staff photo: Eric Norwood Jr.
Local citizens celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday by marching on the street named for his honor on Monday.

By Eric Norwood Jr. CNJ staff writer Evelyn Archie clutched her mother’s hand as they marched up Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard early Monday morning with hundreds of others in celebration of the civil rights leader. At 7 years old, Archie understood why she was marching, even if she didn’t know all of the […]

Business feature: Official: Raintree Apartments could open by June

CNJ staff photo: Eric Norwood Jr.
The Raintree Apartments on Llano Estacado are still under construction, but should be 100 percent completed by June, according to an estimate by Development Coordinator Luis Ybarra. The two-story complex will have 192 units ranging from one to three bedrooms.

By Eric Norwood Jr. CNJ staff writer After various setbacks, many weather related, Raintree Apartments should see its much anticipated grand opening hopefully by June, according to Development Coordinator Luis Ybarra. The 192-unit apartment complex being constructed on Llano Estacado is behind schedule, but should see its first units ready between March 1 and […]

What’s happening — Jan. 21

Today Alzheimer’s Associations New Mexico Chapter Caregiver Support Group — 10:30 a.m., Wheatfields Senior Living 4701 Prince St. Information: 575-624-1552. Cultural/Ethnic Affairs Committee meeting — 8:30 a.m., Clovis Community College. Information: 769-2811. The Aeolus Quartet — 7 p.m., Clovis Community College, Town Hall. Information: 769-4031 or   Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver […]

No. 1 Vikings defeat Cats

CNJ staff photo:
Kevin Wilson
Clovis guard Willie McCray drives down the lane past Valley’s Troy Giddings during the second half of Saturday’s matchup at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. McCray had 16 points in the Wildcats’ 64-53 loss.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer History repeated itself on Saturday night, as a top-ranked team came into Rock Staubus Gymnasium, held off every Clovis challenge and came away with one more win before heading back to Albuquerque. Now, the question is how Clovis can learn following a 64-53 loss, this time to top-ranked […]

Lady Cats turn back La Cueva

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis High girls were pushed a bit on Saturday night. Still, they kept things pretty much under control. Junior Danni Williams scored 26 points and junior post Shelby Jones had another good outing against La Cueva as the Lady Wildcats notched a 57-48 win, improving to 16-0 for the season. […]

Hounds outlast Angelo in OT

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
ENMU senior Cornelius Cammock goes between Angelo State senior Kenny Williams, left, and sophomore Omari Gudul for a first-half layup during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference men’s matchup at Greyhound Arena. Cammock posted a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Greyhounds posted a 72-68 overtime win.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer PORTALES — A week ago, things didn’t look too good for Eastern New Mexico University’s men. Now, after back-to-back four-point wins, including Saturday’s hard fought 72-68 overtime decision over Angelo State at Greyhound Arena, the Hounds are back to being a factor in the Lone Star Conference race. […]

Zias whip Rambelles, improve to 3-1 in LSC

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
ENMU junior Lakeeyscia Griffin takes a steal in for layup against Angelo State junior Kayla Turner during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s game at  at Greyhound Arena.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Don’t look now, but the Eastern New Mexico University Zias are suddenly in the middle of the Lone Star Conference basketball race. Junior forward Tori Tucker posted a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds, leading five Zias in double figures in a 74-64 victory over […]

BHSI bailout would open floodgates

It is dismaying and discouraging that private business people in our community were not paid for their services in the Beauty Health and Science Innovations debacle. At least three companies were promised payment — reportedly in excess of $150,000 — but were not paid. The sad repercussion is among many tied to the failure of […]