Lady Cats post fifth shutout; Cats fall

Staff report Jaci Sievers and Samantha Meza scored twice each as Clovis High’s girls pulled away in the second half for their third straight win, blanking Roswell High 4-0 on Tuesday night at Leon Williams Stadium. It was the Lady Wildcats’ fifth shutout of the season. Sievers’ header on a corner kick got Clovis on […]

Tuesday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 9

Fort Sumner 3, Floyd 0 Fort Sumner    25    25    25 Floyd    16    19    16 Fort Sumner individual statistics Kills — Codi Scovel-Wood 6, Paris Allred 2, Ariana Lucero 2, Johni West 2. Digs — Scovel-Wood 7. Aces — Scovel-Wood 9, Lucero 4, Autumn McMath 4,Brianna Terrell 2, Claudia Torres 2. Records  — Fort Sumner 2-1, […]

Wayland Baptist blanks Hounds

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
ENMU senior midfielder Jehmaine Brooks boots the ball out of ENMU territory before it can be reached by a Wayland Baptist player during the second half of Tuesday’s men’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch.

Staff report PORTALES — Wayland Baptist’s Yago Xavier scored twice in a span of less than two minutes in the second half to break open a close game and give the Pioneers a 3-0 men’s soccer victory on Tuesday at the ENMU pitch. WBU (3-2) was nursing a 1-0 lead before Xavier chipped a crossing […]

Large blessings often come in small packages

I’m still pondering a column my brother Gene wrote for the Amarillo Globe News over a decade ago. Gene begins: “Can I be honest with you without leaving the wrong impression? Can I share one of my most constant concerns without making you think I am airing sour grapes or criticizing your choice of churches?” […]

Riding for veterans

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Matt Littrel of Elbert, Colorado, rests during his coast-to-coast horseback ride Tuesday at the Curry County Fairgrounds with Big Country, one of seven horses he and two companions are using on the trek. They started a Marine Camp LeJune, North Carolina, on May 1 and plan to make Marine Camp Pendleton, California, by mid-December to raise awareness about high suicide rates among veterans.

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com To hear Marine veteran Matt Littrell tell it, this coast-to-coast horseback ride found him. It was about the time he placed the pistol that was to end his suffering on a table in front of him. “I just didn’t pick it up,” Littrell, 32, recalled during a day-long rest, […]

Early numbers show air service growing well

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com So far, Clovis seems to like its Essential Air Service partnership with Boutique Airlines — and the feeling is mutual. In its first full month serving the city, the San Francisco-based airline nearly doubled its average daily customer total between the last two weeks of July and August. “When […]

Pages past — Sept. 10

On this date … 1969: The longest steel beams ever installed in New Mexico — 138 feet long, weighing 22 tons each — arrived in Clovis. They were part of the overhead bridge spanning U.S. 60-84 at the entrance to Cannon Air Force Base, the Clovis News-Journal reported. Five beams were scheduled to be installed. […]

Straying from beaten path worth the time

Rule: When a friend texts, “I miss you,” and you both have the day off, and she says, “Let’s do something we’ve never done before,” that’s exactly what you do the next day. And this is how I found myself on the road, driving more than 100 miles roundtrip to visit somewhere I’ve mostly been […]

ENMU Childhood Development Center pumpkin patch vandalized

Staff photo: Lillian Bowe
Lara Vaughan, Eastern New Mexico University’s Childhood Development Center master teacher, looks at the damage caused to the pumpkin plant on Tuesday at the garden. Vaughan said four pumpkins were taken.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Learning how plants grow was one of the fun activities Lara Vaughan taught the children at Eastern New Mexico University’s Childhood Development Center. The children tend to gardens and, since June, they had been growing a pumpkin plant. Vaughan said every day they would go outside and observe the […]

Bank holding 9/11 memorial

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com Area residents are expected to gather at 7:30 Thursday morning to commemorate those lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Thursday marks the 13th anniversary of 9/11 and J.P. Stone Community Bank will hold […]

No more excuses for looking other way

The most disturbing comment in the wake of Ray Rice’s firing did not come from the National Football League players’ union. Astonishingly, it came from the woman who runs a shelter for victims of domestic violence. The Baltimore Ravens on Monday cut the running back, and the NFL suspended him indefinitely because he punched Janay […]

Dogs provide more accurate reflection

By Robert Arrowsmith Publisher If you want to truly know what an individual is about, I have stated that you do not see the reflection of that person in their kids, but in their dog. The dog takes the brunt good and bad of their owner, and does not have the same level of outside […]

What’s happening — Sept. 10

Today Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Planning & Zoning meeting — 3 p.m., City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828. Thursday Preschool Story Hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public  Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Board of County Commissioners Special meeting — 1:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7828. Friday Special Olympics Equestrian Games — 9 […]

Police blotter — Sept. 10

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday ∞ 12:07 a.m.: Disturbing the peace, 300 block of West Plaza Drive. ∞ 7:11 a.m.: Missing person returned, 900 block of Rencher Street. ∞ 7:53 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 300 block of Hinkle Street. ∞ 8:57 a.m.: Juvenile problem in progress, 1000 block of Cypress […]

Letters to the editor — Sept. 10

Railroad crossing a hazard Countless motorists, including myself, have to drive over a dangerous railroad crossing every day. The crossing is located on Martin Luther King Boulevard. There is a double crossing located there. One crossing is smooth and easy to navigate. The second crossing is in such disrepair that one has to slowly crawl over it […]

Local golf results — Sept. 8

PCC 2-person scramble Saturday, Sunday At Portales C.C. Championship Flight: 1. Mark Foster/Sid Felan 58-58 — 116; 2. Charlie Maciel/Hunter McLemore 61-65 — 126; 3. Amit Bhakta/Keith Kiser 66-62 — 128-x; 4. Andy Reynolds/Clark Colson 63-65 — 128; 5. (tie) Bobby Crane/Clay Hawk 67-64 — 131 and Brad McConnel/John Gutierrez 65-66 — 131; 7. (tie) […]

State prep football polls — Sept. 8

Maxpreps.com Class 6A Team    Record 1. Las Cruces High    2-0 2. Mayfield    2-0 3. Rio Rancho    2-0 4. Eldorado    2-0 5. Rio Rancho Cleveland    1-1 6. La Cueva    1-1 7. Hobbs    1-1 8. Sandia    1-1 9. Manzano    1-1 10. Clovis    1-1 Class 5A Team    Record 1. Roswell Goddard    2-0 2. Centennial    2-0 3. Farmington    2-0 […]

Hounds survive late red cards to win; Zias edged

Staff report PORTALES — Sophomore forward Ryan McManus scored in the 12th minute on Sunday to give the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team the lead and the Greyhounds went on to a 3-1 win over Colorado-Colorado Springs in their home opener at the ENMU pitch. ENMU (1-1) improved to 6-3-2 all-time in home […]

LSC ROUNDUP: Commerce goes on record-setting spree

Lone Star Conference.org COMMERCE, Texas — Senior quarterback Tyrik Rollison broke three school records and tied another and Texas A&M-Commerce set a Lone Star Conference record for points in a season-opening 98-20 rout of NCAA Division III East Texas Baptist on Thursday night. The Lions broke the NCAA Division II record for total yards with […]

No decision reached on artificial turf for par-3 course

Staff photo: Robin Fornoff
City Commissioner Gary Elliott leans on a pin marking a hole Monday at the Hillcrest park par-3 golf course. Elliott and other members of the city’s parks, recreation and beautification committee took a walking tour of the course while considering an upgrade and redesign.

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com It’s one thing to sit in an office at City Hall and debate. Quite another to actually tour the subject of debate. Which is exactly what the city’s parks, recreation and beautification committee did Monday. They, along with City Manager Joe Thomas, hit the links, walking the soft grass […]