Four issues to watch during legislative session

By Christina Calloway CMI staff writer ccalloway@pntonline.com There are four issues that have received quite a bit of buzz and have been labeled priorities by local lawmakers prior to this upcoming legislative session. The 30-day session begins Tuesday.   • Lottery scholarships Lawmakers are being pressured to find a solution to a dwindling lottery-financed college […]

Rundown on area lawmakers

Sen. Pat Woods Republican District 7 Elected in 2012 Counties they represent: Curry, Quay, Union Priorities 1. Increase wind tax credits for renewable energy 2. Same-sex marriage 3. Agriculture and the law Committees Drought Subcommittee Economic and Rural Development Committee Water and Natural Resources Committee Legislative Education Study Committee Public School Capital Outlay Oversight Task […]

What’s happening — Jan. 19

Today CGRA Barrel Race — 10 a.m., No charge to public, Curry County Events Center. Information: 935-7000.   Monday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative walk — 9 a.m., Potter’s Park (starting point). Information: 762-2752. Ribbon Cutting for MLK monument upgrades — 9 a.m., Potter’s Park Information: 769-7828.   Tuesday Alzheimer’s Associations NM Chapter Caregiver […]

Police blotter — Jan. 19

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday • 1:05 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 2000 block of Sheldon Street. • 1:48 a.m.: Ill subject, 2000 block of Kelso Avenue. • 1:58 a.m.: Situation check, 300 block of Delores Street. • 4:42 a.m.: Remove subject, 300 block of North Prince Street. • […]

Holiday closures

The following schools, banks and government offices will be closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday: • American Heritage Bank • Bank of Clovis • Cannon Federal Credit Union • Citizens Bank • Clovis Animal Shelter • City of Clovis offices • Clovis Area Transit System • Clovis Community College • Clovis Municipal Schools […]

Friday area prep summaries — Jan. 17

Boys Non-district Fort Sumner (9-6) — Nick Maxwell 2, Garrett Hisel 12, Nick Sanchez 15, Talon Crist 5, Hunter Sparks 10, Michael Giannini 22. Totals 23 16-23 69. Springer (8-5) — Isaiah Garcia 10, Uriel Urquejo 5, Anthony Romero 14, Joey Wade 20, Estavan Romero 9, Isaac Cordova 24 2-4 65. Fort Sumner    16    14   […]

Cats need no help populating

Sharna Johnson

Poor Tom cats. It usually only takes one instance of their amorous habits to earn a quick ticket to the nearest vet — even less for those owners who already know what’s coming and schedule the removal procedure in advance of there being anything to remove. Their love is destructive, not just in its intensely […]

Breaking with breakfast rules

So is it okay in your house to have what you might call “non-traditional” foods for breakfast? You know, like pizza? Cake? Ice cream? This came up over the past holiday season. On my days off I’d stay in bed until I got the “hongries” and wanted something to eat. One holiday morning I went […]

A driving force

Bobby Dudley, a Clovis Area Transit System driver for eight years, checks the transmission fluid on a CATS vehicle Thursday as part of a pre-trip inspection.

By Emily Crowe ecrowe@cnjonline.com Macrina Christian works nearly five miles from her home, and without a vehicle, she relies on the people she says are like her “best friends” at Clovis Area Transit System to give her a lift. “I do a lot of walking, so it’s nice to ride,” said Christian, who even gave […]

Cleveland controls second half to win at Clovis

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis guard Kamal Cass draws contact from Cleveland defenders Desmond Branch, left, and Marcus Williams in the second half Friday night at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Cass hit one of the two ensuing free throws, and scored eight points in Clovis’ 58-48 loss.

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com The Cleveland Storm won’t have to go far the rest of the season, as their Friday night trip to Clovis constituted their final trip of the season outside the Albuquerque Metro area. By the time they left, 58-48 win in hand, the Clovis Wildcats knew just how far they need to […]

Clovis girls move to 15-0 with rout of Valley

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s girls executed the first half of their Albuquerque weekend well enough. Clovis coach Jeff Reed, though, expects a tougher test tonight when the Class 5A top-ranked Lady Wildcats venture into La Cueva’s bailiwick. Junior guard Danni Williams scored a career-best 34 points on Friday night and the Lady Cats […]

Rams suffer second loss in St. Mike’s Shootout

CMI staff SANTA FE — It was the same story in Santa Fe for the Portales Rams, as poor shooting was the culprit in another rought night. Friday night, it was Wingate that jumped out to a big lead, and never let Portales get back into things in a 54-45 victory at the St. Michael’s […]

ENMU men’s/women’s basketball capsules, Jan. 18

Men Angelo State (12-3, 2-1 Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (7-7, 1-2) When: 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last time out: Both teams played on Wednesday, the Rams beating West Texas A&M 71-59 at San Angelo, Texas, and the Greyhounds topping Texas A&M-Kingsville 82-78 on the road. Last year: The Hounds […]

Caution: Laughter May Cause a Rise in Blood Pressure

CurtisShelburne

One of my favorite Christmas gifts this year is, no kidding, a doormat, one with a label proclaiming, “This perfectly fine if not certainly adequate DOORMAT is Made in the USA.” This fine doormat was bundled with some other gifts, one of which was a prodigious chunk of fine blue cheese. A love of blue […]

Bible full of sinners, and forgiveness

Judy Brandon

Except for Christ, the sinless one, the Bible details the failings and faults of its most well-known families. Nothing is hidden — a murder (Moses and the Egyptian overseer), an adulterer (King David), a liar (Abraham saying that Sarah was his sister) and a curser (Peter) who denied Jesus after he adamantly said he would […]

Amos the churchmouse — Bug tussle antics

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.   bug tussle antics with school starting up again headed for the spring semester some of our area bugtussle teachers and local educators […]

CHS weekend basketball capsules — Jan. 17-18

Boys Clovis (10-5) vs. Cleveland (12-3), vs. Valley (12-1) When: 7 p.m. today and 5 p.m. Saturday, respectively. On the air: KCLV-AM 1240, KTQM-FM 99.9. Last meetings: Clovis beat both teams on the road last season, 68-60 over Cleveland and 64-59 over Valley. Last time out: The Wildcats rallied for a 69-66 win at Goddard […]

Thursday area prep summaries — Jan. 16

Boys Grady 59, Gateway Christian 46 Grady (4-8) — Koby Valentine 9, Gunnar Burrage 8, Ryan Bone 4, Trenton Lee 9, Cannon Burrage 4, Dakota Rowland 4, Jordan Provencio 4, Tucker Northcutt 17. Totals 23 11-18 59. Gateway Christian — Johnny Worrall 21, Caleb Raney 10, Tucker Bruns 6, Jacob Moody 4, Cort Marley 5. […]

American power lies in Constitution

Kent McManigal

Have you been taught, or come to believe on your own, that Romans 13 tells you to obey the government official and all the rules he imposes? If so, you have been tragically misled. In America, the powers that be reside not in any person or group of people, but only in the U.S. Constitution […]

Legally assisted suicide not right — Letter to the editor

It is very tragic when those who have taken a physician’s oath to “Do no harm” seek the right to end a patient’s life. As a registered nurse, I have cared for many terminally ill patients including several of our family members. It is indeed a very difficult journey. Without exception, patients facing the end […]