No injuries in school bus accident

CNJ staff A Clovis school bus was involved in an accident with no injuries on Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Fourth and Sycamore streets. Corey Adair, manager of Adair Transportation, which provides bus service for Clovis Municipal Schools, said no children were on the bus. Adair said a passenger vehicle was heading west on [...]

Oak Ridge Boys hit close to home

Thanks to three generous co-workers (they are modest, so email me for names), Portales residents Steve and Betsy Chaves and I received complimentary fourth-row tickets to celebrate Steve’s latest 29th birthday at the Oak Ridge Boys concert in Clovis. Since the Chaves’ original plans included karaoke, I tried talking Steve into crashing the stage and [...]

Education cuts hurt us in future

In her first month of teaching fourth grade in a lower socio-economic school district, a 10-year-old boy rushed at my friend with a sharpened pencil yelling, “I hate you; you are going to die!” The teacher (who requested anonymity) had simply asked him to complete an assignment. Now in her fourth year of teaching overall, [...]

Hounds notch fourth consecutive win

CNJ staff DURANGO, Colo. — Senior Aaron Edwards’ 3-pointer in the first minute gave Eastern New Mexico University’s men the lead for good, and the Greyhounds pulled away to a 91-71 win over winless Northern New Mexico on Saturday in the George B. Boedecker Classic, hosted by Fort Lewis. The Greyhounds (4-1), winners of four [...]

Hounds face fourth consecutive ranked foe

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s football team has run into a buzzsaw this month, to say the least, and it ends today with a 2 p.m. Lone Star Conference kickoff against eighth-ranked Midwestern State at Greyhound Stadium. ENMU (2-7, 1-4 LSC) has faced Abilene Christian, Northwest Missouri State and West Texas A&M in its [...]

ENMU men take fourth at Frank Phillips rodeo

CNJ staff BORGER, Texas — Sophomore Logan Medlin teamed with West Texas A&M’s R.H. Whitten for second in team roping to help Eastern New Mexico University’s men to a fourth-place finish over the weekend in the Frank Phillips College rodeo at Borger, Texas. ENMU collected 260 points to trail West Texas College (395), Tarleton State [...]

Clovis overcomes injuries, beats Eldorado (updated)

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Wildcats, beset by injuries to key seniors, relied on a pair of sophomores, a junior and a solid defense to take a 26-7 win over Eldorado Friday night. Junior Jonathan Johnson rushed 25 times for 186 yards and scored three touchdowns for the Wildcats (2-0), and sophomore [...]

Fireworks light sky

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The $25,000 pyrotechnics exhibition Smoke on the Water lit the sky for 30 minutes at Greene Acres Park. Kevin Wilson The annual Smoke on the Water fireworks, like many years before it, saw music, fun and a Clovis sky full of colorful explosions. On its perimeter, citizens practiced self-restraint. Fire [...]

Group has gathered about 100 signatures toward election

Kevin Wilson The High Plains Patriots are at least one-fourth of their way to forcing the city’s affordable housing plan onto a special election ballot. Meanwhile, another grassroots group is organizing to persuade Clovis voters not to sign the petitions, or overturn the plan if it comes to an election. During the May 5 Clovis [...]

Hounds fourth in LSC track

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Junior Mohammed Noor took first place in the 5,000-meter run and junior Bill Squire finished second in two events to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s men to a fourth-place team finish in the Lone Star Conference track meet, hosted by Tarleton State. The three-day event ended Sunday. Abilene Christian won [...]