Nice play, ‘Allshookup’

This week’s player of the week award — for a Web site comment that we suspect summarizes the views of most Clovis High sports fans — goes to “Allshookup.” The topic was a nail-biting state-championship basketball game.

Cross highest wisdom

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist You don’t have to be a fan of Charles Darwin to get a kick out of the Darwin Awards, those tongue-in-cheek awards that each year honor “people who ensure the long-term survival of the human race by removing themselves from the gene pool in sublimely idiotic fashion.” Some of […]

Every vote counts … Obama carries Melrose

If it was up to Melrose voters, Barack Obama would be the Democratic choice for president. Results from Precincts 4 and 16 (Melrose) in Tuesday’s Curry County Democratic caucus: • Obama, 21 • Hillary Clinton, 19 • John Edwards, 5 • Bill Richardson, 2 • Uncommitted, 2 • • • Tuesday’s prep basketball results Girls […]

One vote no on domestic partner issue

New Mexico lawmakers published a questionnaire in Sunday’s newspaper asking constituents a series of questions. One asked “Do you support all the same rights for domestic partners as for husband/wife couples?” Here’s an answer, from Clovis’ Carolyn Spence: ‘“Husband and wife’ is not just a couple. There is to be a depth of commitment and […]

Ground-water information, anyone?

Interested in ground water use statistics around New Mexico? Here’s a Web site, from the National Ground Water Association:

Clovis remains perfect

On a night when Lubbock was abuzz with news of Bobby Knight’s sudden resignation, the Clovis Wildcats quietly came in and pushed their season-opening winning streak to 21 games. Jaye Crockett scored 26 points and Bryce Hill added 19 in a 78-55 victory over Trinity Christian. The game was played at the Rip Griffin Center […]

Mayor honored at banquet

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CNJ Staff Photo: Lili Castillo Mayor David Lansford took time for family and friends as he visited with Mark Lansford and Lee Delk during the bustle of the Chamber of Commerce Baquet Friday. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer A crowd of more than 400 people stood and applauded after Mayor David Lansford spoke about […]

Goodwill Industries calls for nominations

Albuquerque, New Mexico — Goodwill Industries of New Mexico is seeking nominations for its second annual EDGAR AWARDS IN HUMAN SERVICES to recognize outstanding New Mexicans in the field of human services, and those who support human services. The public is invited to submit nominations in the six categories listed below. Nomination forms and simple […]

Business Digest: Health care agency honored

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Plains Regional Home Healthcare and Hospice recently received the highest quality performance award in the state from the New Mexico Medical Review Association for its success with implementation of Telehealth, according to a news release. Telehealth is the delivery of health services and information via telecommunications technologies. Telehealth delivery […]

Clovis couple wins inaugural Samerican award

By Gabriel Monte Phil and Babette Lenfant and their three sons were driving home last month when they spotted a woman on the side of U.S. 60/84. The Lenfants pulled over on pitch-black highway to help the woman, who was stranded after a tire blowout. Their act of charity earned them recognition Thursday from Clovis […]

Local Roundup: Five railroad cars derail at elevators

CNJ staff Five railroad cars carrying grain derailed sometime Sunday morning at Peavey Grain elevators on U.S. 60/84 just west of Clovis. BNSF Railway Director of Public Affairs Joe Faust said there were no injuries and the derailment caused a minimal delay in operations. The grain was headed to the elevators when the derailment occurred, […]

CCC students present award-winning production

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom New Mexico A semester of rehearsing, coupled with a play powerful enough to solidify Director Christy Mendoza’s decision to have a career in theater, has led to an award-winning performance of “Buried Child” by Clovis Community College students. In a story ripe with symbolism, three generations of an American family and […]

Maintenance worker honored

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sharon Wilson of Clovis is the 2007 recipient of a Ben Lujan Award for public school maintenance. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sharon Wilson thought an Albuquerque trip last week was part of a workshop for public school maintenance workers. Instead, Wilson was surprised to learn she was the […]

Business Digest: Harley-Davidson collects award

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer High Plains Harley-Davidson of Clovis was awarded the company’s 2007 model year Bronze Bar and Shield Circle of Achievement Award. The award is based on levels in motorcycle and related product sales, customer service and satisfaction, the facility, the staff’s skill level and other operational measures. Located at 4400 […]

Trek for Trash results

CNJ Staff Results for Saturday’s Trek for Trash cleanup event in Clovis. • Golden Dumpster award — Clovis Community College Trio, 147 bags • Silver Dumpster award — Clovis High volleyball, 92 bags • Bronze Dumpster award — Teen Court, 72 bags Of note: 170 volunteers collected 376 bags of trash

Business Feature: Clovis nabs economic award

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CNJ file photo The N.M. 467 overpass, opened in June, cost $3.6 million to complete. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Teamwork among local entities is the main factor that led to Clovis being awarded an economic development award from the governor, said Greg Williams, economic development director for the Eastern Plains Council of Government. […]

ENMU honors Domenici at Foundation breakfast

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has succeeded lately where other state higher education institutes have come up short. Another manifestation of that success was demonstrated this week when it was announced the ENMU Foundation had reached its fundraising goal last year, the best year in its 32-year history. Foundation President […]

Local Roundup: Thomas’ status to be discussed

CNJ staff Clovis city commissioners will go into an executive session in today’s meeting to discuss personnel matters regarding City Manager Joe Thomas, Mayor David Lansford said. The meeting is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lansford said the Commission will discuss Thomas’ status as city manager, but […]

Education Digest: Sandia teacher earns music award

CNJ staff Bamby Hays of Clovis was selected to receive the John Batcheller Award for Excellence in Teaching Elementary School Music at the 2008 New Mexico Music Educators Association all-state convention, according to the Clovis Municipal Schools’ music department August newsletter. Hays teaches at Sandia Elementary. Clovis’ Wayne Anderson will be receiving the School Administrator […]

Business Digest: Ortega tapped for bank board

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. has been named to the board of directors of Western Bank of Clovis and Portales, according to a Western Bank news release. “I am very excited to be a part of Western Bank, an institution that cares about the success of its customers,” said […]