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 […]

Education feature: Program promotes critical thinking

Staff photo: Emily Crowe
Yucca Middle School Tech Lab teacher John Mead, standing, works with seventh graders Adrian Sanchez, left, and Cyle Poppen while they learn a module about wind tunnels.

By Emily Crowe Staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com Harcrow had never thought much about engineering before she enrolled in the Tech 1 class at Gattis Middle School. Now the eighth grader is building circuits, constructing suspension bridges on the computer and even considering engineering as a field she would like to pursue in the future. The technology […]

Landowners rally against prairie chicken listing

Staff photo: Christina Calloway
Landowners and members of the energy industry gathered Wednesday to talk about their concerns of the lesser prairie chicken listing.

By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com The fight is not over for area landowners who say they’ve made sacrifices to conserve the lesser prairie chicken population in New Mexico. These are efforts they feel were undermined when a federal agency listed the bird as threatened on a federal registry of species last month. More than […]

No bones about it

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Excavated bones at the Blackwater Draw dig site’s Interpretive Center.

By Rick White Managing editor rwhite@cnjonline.com George Crawford and David Kilby said it is unlikely Clovis Man was the first to inhabit the Americas. But they haven’t seen evidence to disprove the theory either. “Scientifically, there had to be somebody here earlier than the Clovis people,” said Crawford, director of the Blackwater Draw Historical Landmark, […]

Education column: Zia classroom hosts exceptional students

Although we have pretty much the greatest students in the world throughout our district, Zia Elementary teacher Kathi Holland has a particularly fabulous group of fourth-graders. Sitting in on Holland’s class recently, waiting to hear about a contest winner, was a delight. This group of well-behaved students seemed so mature, speaking easily and politely to […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission will meet 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • A 4:15 p.m. executive session to discuss the acquisition of property or water rights and pending or threatened litigation. • A request by the city’s economic development tax advisory board to perform due […]

Easter services

Easter/Holy Week services Immanuel Lutheran Church Thursday: Maundy Service — 7 p.m. Friday: Tenebrae Service — 7:30 p.m. Sunday: Breakfast, 8 a.m.; Easter Service, 10:30 a.m. Address: 1021 N. Prince St. Information: 763-4526 St. James Episcopal Church Thursday: Maundy Service — 6 p.m. Friday: Good Friday Service — 6 p.m. Saturday: Great Easter Vigil Service […]

Police blotter — April 17

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday • 1:35 a.m.: Shoplifting up to $500, 1300 block of North Prince Street. • 6 a.m.: Vehicle theft, 1700 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. • 8:03 a.m.: Criminal damage, 900 block of Rencher Street. • 10:07 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident hit and […]

What’s happening — April 17

Today Pre-K Storyhour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Weather Spotter Training Class — 6 p.m., Free 2 1/2-hour session, Clovis City Hall. Information: Dan Heerding 763-9485. Easter Egg-stravaganza Egg Hunt — 1 p.m.-2 p.m., take your photo with the Easter Bunny and sign up to win Easter Basket, for all toddlers and preschoolers, […]