Hounds 15th at Division II national meet

Freedom New Mexico SPOKANE, Wash. — It wasn’t Eastern New Mexico University’s day Saturday in the NCAA Division II men’s national cross country championship. The Greyhounds, who had won all but one meet they entered this season and were ranked eighth coming in, finished 15th out of 24 teams with 388 points in the program’s […]

Clovis grad ties for 38th at Nevada Open

CNJ staff Clovis High graduate Travis Reid shot a 4-over-par 76 in the third and final round Friday and finished tied for 38th at the Nevada Open in Mesquite, Nev. Reid finished at 3-under 213 and earned $537. He was tied for 17th at 7-under entering the final round. Brady Schnell beat former La Cueva […]

Bailey County has new Justice of Peace

CNJ staff The new Justice of the Peace for Bailey County, Texas is Deb Stone. Stone finished the election Tuesday with 976 votes against Julian Dominguez, who finished with 178 votes. In uncontested races: • Sherri Bessire Harrison earned 968 votes in the county judge race. • Jackie Claborn II collected 954 votes in the […]

Wildcats roll past Hobbs in district opener

The Clovis Wildcats posted 532 yards of offense and cruised to a 54-14 win over Hobbs 54-14 Friday at Leon Williams Stadium in the District 4-5A opener for both teams. Raymond Beachum, who finished with a season-high 170 yards on 14 carries, scored on runs of 16, 13 and 18 yards in the first half […]

Zoo officials hope to purchase second giraffe

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File photo Approval of a budget transfer at the Clovis City Commission’s meeting Thursday evening could pave the way for a male partner for Jael the giraffe at the Hillcrest Park Zoo. CNJ staff City zoo officials hope a tall order can be finished in the next few weeks. Staff at the Hillcrest Zoo have […]

Letters to the editor: County fair unsafe for valuables

County fair unsafe for valuables I just finished reading the article: “Official: Fair Revenues Up Nearly $60,000” and I felt the need to comment about the fair being deemed a success. There may have been success from a money standpoint, but one of the events presented a challenge for me. I am referring to putting […]

Baling hay: a family operation

by Glenda Price In the old days baling hay was not a one-person operation like now. After the hay was cut and raked into windrows the baler crew of at least three people finished the job. A ranch where we lived had a vega (meadow) that made great grass hay, so my dad decided we […]

Spinal check

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Dr. Tabor Smith explains the free spine check he just finished administering to Ethle Ellis at the Health Fair at Clovis Civic Center Saturday.

Local Roundup: Employee tapped for music commission

CNJ staff A Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce employee has been appointed by the governor to serve on the New Mexico Music Commission. Liz Eisenbraun, marketing director and special events coordinator, has worked to preserve and promote Clovis’ music history through the Clovis Music Festival and development of the Norman and Vi Petty Rock N’ […]

Lelei leads Hound harriers at UNM

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Nimrod Lelei finished 23rd in a field of 84 runners Saturday, leading the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to a sixth-place finish in the Lobo Invitational cross country meet, hosted by the University of New Mexico. Lelei’s time was 27 minutes, 47 seconds over eight kilometers as […]

Clovis golfer leads Public Links qualifer

CNJ staff EULESS, Texas —Travis Reid of Clovis birdied three of the last four holes Monday to take a one-shot lead after the first round of a U.S. Amateur Public Links qualifier tournament. The New Mexico State junior finished at 3-under-par 68 on the Texas Star Golf Course. Two players are tied at 69. The […]

Clovis sophomore ties for fourth

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — On a day when most golfers were battling the cold and the rain, scrappy Clovis sophomore Tyler Fontenot was busy climbing the leaderboard. Rebounding from a first round that included a dreaded snowman (an 8), Fontenot fired a 2-over-par 74 in Tuesday’s final round of the Class 5A state […]

April 22, 1958

A 17-year-old woman was found dead in her home at 517 W. 11th. Dr. James B. Moss said the cause of death was asphyxiation. The woman’s husband, an airman at Cannon Air Force Base, discovered her body when he returned from a 24-hour tour of duty. … Mauldin Lumber Co. was celebrating its city bowling […]

Wolverines take crown at Buffalo Relays

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Melrose’s Zanessa Dodd clears the bar in girls pole vault during Thursday’s Buffalo Relays track meet at Melrose. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff MELROSE — Senior Justin Garrison took the 100-meter dash in a state-qualifying time of 11.6 seconds and helped three relays to victory on Thursday as Texico captured the boys team […]

CHS TRACK: Lady Cats tie for team title at Hereford

CNJ staff HEREFORD — Ebony Bunton got off to a flying start in track this weekend. In her first meet after helping Clovis High’s girls reach the Class 5A state finals in basketball, Bunton took first in high jump and long jump and finished second in triple jump as the Lady Wildcats earned a share […]

Lady Cats win at buzzer

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Tori Northcutt high-fives fans after Clovis beat Gallup 39-37 in a Class 5A semifinal at The Pit in Albuquerque. Northcutt scored the winning bucket on a rebound at the buzzer. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Fans were screaming and the clock was racing down when Tori Northcutt […]

Reid leads Aggies

CNJ staff Sophomore Travis Reid fired an eagle in each of Tuesday’s two rounds and finished the two-round tournament with a team-leading 5-over-par 218 at the PING Arizona Intercollegiate, according to NMSU press release. Arizona’s Brian Prouty won the individual medal at 14-under-199. UNLV won the tournament at 23-under. NMSU shot 43-over.

Clovis places at meet

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Clovis High’s girls finished second while the boys finished third on Thursday in the Artesia Invitational swimming meet, a makeup of Saturday’s snowout. Hobbs won both divisions in the five-school event, scoring 187 points to 144 for CHS in girls competition and 171 points to 132 for Carlsbad and 90 for […]

CHS SWIMMING: Clovis teams finish 10th, 11th at Academy

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The Clovis High swim teams will finally feel at home today when they practice at the Clovis Community College pool. The teams’ primary practice facility at Play Inc. was shut down late last month, forcing the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats to use the pool at Eastern New Mexico University for […]

STATE VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cats sixth in 5A pool play

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Things started and ended pretty well for the Clovis High volleyball team in Class 5A state tournament pool play on Wednesday. In between, it wasn’t all that good. The Lady Wildcats went 3-7 in games against their five Pool B opponents, winning the first game from La Cueva and then sweeping […]