Ag Sense: Dairies efficient water users

By Victor Cabrera: Guest Columnist There seems to be a misconception about how much water dairy farms actually utilize and their efficiency with this precious resource. According to officials at the Office of the State Engineer, dairies account for only 1.3 percent of the state’s water usage. Yet, dairying in New Mexico produces more cash […]

Chicago cuts Greenwalt’s season short

CNJ staff Cisti Greenwalt’s recent venture into the WNBA turned out to be a short one. The 6-foot-5 Greenwalt, a 2001 Clovis High graduate, had a tryout with Sacramento in preseason before signing with the Seattle Storm in early June. She played in four games for the Storm, scoring two points and grabbing eight rebounds […]

City weighs in on water issues

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Water was at the top of the Clovis City Commission agenda at Thursday’s meeting, as commissioners took action on three water-related issues: • Private landowners were offered $13,560 and a “compromise” to construct a drainage channel on their property. • A motion was approved to file an intervention opposing […]

Clovis skaters find place of their own

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Skaterboarders and rollerbladers watch as Michael Landsey, 15, of Clovis attempts a trick Saturday at Greene Acres Park. Landsey said, “I’m out here every day, It’s a great way to stay in shape.” (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer He unzips his black backpack, pulls out a screwdriver, and flips the […]

Pizza Hut driver robbed on delivery in Clovis

CNJ staff A Clovis Pizza Hut driver making a delivery in the 3000 block of Cesar Chavez Drive was robbed shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday by a man wielding an ax, according to a news release from Clovis police. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s about 5-foot-3 with a small […]

Police say robberies may be connected

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Two recent armed robberies at Seventh Street convenience stores may be connected, according to the Clovis Police Department. Police have made no arrests and have no suspects in the crimes that occurred four blocks apart in the evening hours of Feb. 15 and Tuesday, said Clovis Police Lt. James […]

1/7 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t use the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except for hyphens and dashes. the holiday cheese run-off boss i guess you heard about my holiday cheese binge the mouthy magpies and busybody blue jays […]

Lady Rams roll into semifinals

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer As easy as their first-round game turned out to be, the Portales Lady Rams know the rest of Plateau Holiday Classic will be more challenging. Portales spotted El Paso Ysleta leads of 5-0 and 8-6, then controlled the rest of the contest in cruising to a 56-16 win in […]

Police blotter — Dec. 14

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 11:20 p.m. Saturday, police went to an alternative school on the 900 block of Rencher Street in reference to a missing juvenile that was ordered by a court to be there. The 6-foot, 18-year-old male was last seen at 8 p.m. […]

Father’s Day rapids ride best as memory

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist One memorable Father’s Day my son Glen and I conquered the rapids of the Rio Grande from Otowi Bridge to Cochiti Dam in a four-man rubber life raft. Even now, after all these years, I sometimes wake in the middle of the night shouting, “Hard a-port! No, starboard! EEAAIIIIII! Happy […]

Kids have great appreciation of music

By Adan Estrada: Guest Columnist Music has the power to evoke emotion. It can make you laugh, it can make you smile, or it can even bring a tear to your eye. Music reaches deep inside you and before you know it you’re tapping your foot, bobbing your head and singing along. As an educator, […]

Clovis fugitive caught

CNJ staff A Clovis man who evaded police for days after being accused of shooting a woman in the foot was arrested late Sunday night. Antonio “Tony” Maes, 21, was arrested in Tucumcari on charges that included receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle, reckless driving and resisting arrest. He is jailed in Quay County on […]

Clovis woman shot in foot

CNJ staff A 23-year-old Clovis woman was shot in the foot Wednesday during a possible robbery on the city’s west side. The shooting suspect remains at large, police said. The woman was resting in her home at 1308 W. Ninth St. about 11:30 a.m. when a man entered her house and demanded money, said Sgt. […]

ENMU still hounded by injuries

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Chad Donnell will likely see his role expand for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team. Injuries to junior forward Daniel Sherman (back) and senior guard Irshaun Pinckney (hairline fracture in fibula), have left the Greyhounds (6-7) shorthanded heading into their final Lone Star Conference crossover games […]

Greenwalt injured in rollover

The Associated Press LUBBOCK — A Texas Tech basketball player remained hospitalized Monday with injuries she received in a weekend traffic accident in West Texas. Senior Cisti Greenwalt, a 6-foot-5-inch center for the Lady Raiders, suffered bruises to both lungs when the vehicle she was traveling in rolled over Sunday night near Anton, about 25 […]

‘Digging’ into the minds of young boys

What is it about young boys that makes them dig holes in the ground? Now that I’m older, I believe all boys have a gene in their DNA that is a “survival gene,” a throwback from our cavemen ancestors who took haven in caves and had to fight to defend them. I grew up a […]

Restoration of old windmill gives a glimpse of history

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Bill Dalley stands next to his latest windmill, a 14-foot Eclipse, at his outdoor museum in Portales. Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson. Michelle Seeber: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — With all the wind that blows in eastern New Mexico, it is no wonder that windmills were a factor in the settling of Roosevelt County. Before the invention […]

Clovis business boom

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Hastings associates make the final preparations Sunday night for their grand opening, which was Monday. CNJ staff photo: Ben Kessler By Jack King Clovis’ newest business is off to a good start. “I called headquarters (in Amarillo) on the phone and people couldn’t believe it,” said Jessica Ririe, who helps set up new Hastings stores. […]

ENMU begins title defense

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Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan is entering his fourth season at the helm. Scanlan has a 39-42 career record at ENMU, but is 35-20 in his last two seasons. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Three years ago, Irshaun Pinckney wasn’t quite sure where he was going. A […]

Zias hit road for opener today

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Jereena Bosket is being counted on to score inside. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Players on this year’s Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball roster range from point guards playing shooting guard (and vice versa) to forwards playing center. They also come from as far as California and as […]