5 things to know about … umpiring softball

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Umpire Kirk Marcum calls a player safe at home Wednesday night during a Clovis Softball Association game at Guy Leeder Softball Complex.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com Being a softball umpire is more than  making calls on the field and wearing a uniform. Here are five things to know about being an umpire from Clovis Umpires Association Umpire in Chief, Troy Hannond, and three-year umpire, Stevon O’Neal. • Umpires have to work three to four games […]

Darn that salty language

By David Stevens CNJ editor New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez made headlines this week after a liberal news publication painted her as “nasty, juvenile and vindictive” in private interactions that featured colorful language. Martinez’ campaign spokesman Chris Sanchez was forced to concede one of the allegations was true. Yes, he said, the governor “used salty […]

Chamber salary assistance denied

By Vanessa Kahin STAFF WRITER vkahin@cnjonline.com Money to help fund the salary of the Clovis Curry County Chamber of Commerce’s events coordinator was the only funding denied of the quarterly lodging tax disbursements recommended to the Clovis City Commission, which met Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Library’s North Annex. City Commissioner Randal Crowder objected to the […]

Meetings watch — Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday evening at the Clovis-Carver Library North Annex. The following items were approved, and/or discussed: • All consent agenda items, with the exception of approval of quarterly lodging tax disbursements. Of these, all were approved except a request for $23,000 for the Clovis Curry County Chamber of Commerce’s events coordinator. […]

Clements: Constitution his guide


Editor’s note: Answers were edited for length and clarity. Staff report David Clements, a 34-year-old Las Cruces attorney, is running as a Republican for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Tom Udall, who plans to seek re-election. He faces Allen Weh in June’s Republican seat. Clements answered these questions Thursday when he stopped in […]

Meetings watch — Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority met Wednesday morning at the Grady Senior Center. During the regular meeting, authority members: • Approved the authority becoming a signatory to a resolution supporting water conservation in Curry County. • Approved a congratulatory letter to Estevan Lopez, director of the Interstate Stream Commission, who was recently nominated […]

What’s happening — April 18

Today Tee’d Off About Child Abuse Golf Tournament reception — 7 p.m.-9 p.m., K-Bob’s Steakhouse. Information: 935-5000. Saturday City-wide Easter Egg Hunt — 9 a.m., Guy Leeder Softball Complex. Information: 769-7828. Children’s Easter Egg Hunt — 9:30 a.m., Parkland Baptist Church. Information: 762-1779. 8th Annual Hank Baskett III Tee’d Off About Child Abuse Golf Tournament […]

Police blotter — April 18

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 12:53 a.m.: Shoplifting, 1000 block of Mitchell. • 1:39 a.m.: Burglary, 1100 block of Connelly. • 4:07 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 200 block of Maple. • 7:48 a.m.: Theft of identity, 300 block of North Connelly. • 8:51 a.m.: Theft, 800 block of Curry […]

MercyMe headlining Curry County Events Center

Staff report Christian rockers MercyMe will be making a stop at the Curry County Events Center May 1. The Grammy-nominated Texas quintet is currently touring the country in support of its recently released “Welcome to the New” album. MercyMe will be joined by special guests Citizen Way and fellow Grammy-nominee Jamie Grace. Tickets are available […]

King resigns as Clovis High basketball coach

By Kevin Wilson STaff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Matt King ended up making a team decision, with the team being his family. After three years at the helm, King is leaving as boys basketball coach at Clovis High for the same position at Sandra Day O’Connor High in northern Phoenix. King, who also coached one season in […]