Wildcats face stingy Cibola in Class 5A state tournament opener

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Clovis High senior midfielder Adam Wagener heads a ball to a teammate during a District 4-5A match against Carlsbad last month at Leon Williams Stadium.

CNJ STAFF Clovis High boys soccer coach Greg Trujillo would love to see his team get out of the first round of the Class 5A state tournament. For the fourth year in a row, Trujillo will lead the Wildcats into the opening round when they face fifth-seeded Cibola (14-4) at 6 p.m. today at the […]

Ute commission votes down new study request

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By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com GRADY — Echoing the wishes of various city and village commissions and councils, members of the Ute Water Commission on Thursday voted down a request for a new field study on the long-term feasibility of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. The vote was 7-4 vote, with […]

Pumpkins on parade at Parkview

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By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com Pumpkins lined the main hall of Parkview Elementary School on Thursday as Clovis Municipal Schools personnel stopped in to take a peek. Each pumpkin was decorated as a literary character as part of the school’s second annual Pumpkin Parade event, according to Parkview Principal Mandy Carpenter. Broken up […]

Clovis firefighters ready to welcome Halloween visitors

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CNJ staff Local firefighters are getting into the Halloween spirit with the Clovis Fire Department’s annual trick-or-treat event. According to Chad Healer, public education coordinator for CFD, monetary donations are given by local American Legions and VFWs each year and a large candy purchase is made. Candy is then passed out to local trick-or-treaters at […]

Wildcats march to another title

Drum major Robyn Howe strikes a pose while the
band performs at Saturday’s Zia Fiesta. The band earned overall grand champion for the eighth time since 1978.

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com The Clovis High School marching band took top honors at the Zia Marching Band Fiesta over the weekend, marking the band’s eighth win as overall grand champion in 34 years of the competition. More than 30 high school bands took part in the competition held Saturday at the […]

Kitten survives 90-foot plunge

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CMI staff A small kitten got more than it bargained for when its dash for shelter led to a death-defying, 90-foot plunge that ended with the kitten shaking in the hands of her rescuer and eventual owner. Most people add kittens to the family as gifts, giving into the persistent pleading of a child, or […]

Halloween frequently fruitful for local merchants

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By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com Holidays can mean big business for retailers, and Halloween is proving to be fruitful for businesses both locally and nationally. According to the National Retail Federation, approximately 158 million Americans will partake in Halloween spending this year. Total spending for the holiday is expected to reach $6.9 billion, […]

CHS band wins state competition

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The Clovis High School band was the class of the state, taking top honors at the Zia Marching Band Competition, held Saturday at the University of New Mexico. The band’s show, titled “Anime,” captured first place for the overall competition. It also claimed wins for outstanding music and outstanding general effect. “It was a good […]

Ute study writer has no definitive opinion on update

CNJ staff photo: Robin Fornoff
Retired engineer John J. Whipple camped on the shores of Ute Lake while preparing his landmark study of the reservoir. Whipple said he’s not sure if there is a need for a new study, but he doesn’t think one would change his conclusions of 20 years ago.

By Robin Fornoff CMI Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Almost 20 years ago, engineer John J. Whipple spent several nights camped out on the shores of Ute Lake to get a first-hand look and feel for one of New Mexico’s largest bodies of water and the community of Logan surrounding the reservoir. Whipple was gathering data to […]

In tribute: ‘Scooter guy’ familiar fixture in Clovis

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By Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Though it doesn’t come close to telling the story of his 82 years, Bobby Fambro ended his life doing the one thing everybody knew about him. Go talk to the average employee on Fambro’s stops across Clovis, and you might get a quizzical look when you tell them […]