Going the distance: Cannon Commandos raise funds for Ride 2 Recovery

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Staff Sgt. Angela Hearn taught a class of spinners March 26. Liliana Castillo About 75 Air Commandos participated in a national spin-a-thon on March 26 at the Cannon Air Force Base gym. The gym was one of over 200 facilities that participated in Spinning Nation 2011 across the country Saturday. Proceeds […]

Floyd jamboree tuning up

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Keane Brown plays fiddle while rehearsing with the Floyd Jamboree Band on Sunday at Floyd High School. The Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree is celebrating 60 years of entertainment. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The annual Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree celebrates 60 years of music Thursday through Sunday […]

Clovis High graduates 370

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Friends Molly Walker, left, and Janie Balch take another photograph of themselves with help from friend Sujel Delahoz as they wait for the graduation ceremony to begin. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The old gym at Clovis High School was a flood of Wildcat purple caps and gowns as […]

Focus on finances, not recipes

For your consideration, two thoughts about the presidential election I had when I should have been at the gym: • One of the most common attacks you’ll hear on Barack Obama is that he’ll raise your taxes. So why is he getting attacked for turning down $85 million in taxpayer money? That’s the amount Obama […]

Summer camp focuses on leadership skills

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Michelle Williamson, middle, helps teammate Juan Ceniceros, left, walk his way across an uneven two-by-four during a ropes course during a Leadership Odyssey activity in Clovis Community College’s gym. The activity helps students learn to work toget By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer About 20 students watched warily as Clovis Community College faculty member Brad […]

Wildcadettes to do their thing

Proud parent Raymond Mondragon reports the Clovis High School Wildcadettes are scheduled to perform their drills at 6 p.m. today at Rock Staubus Gym.

Feb. 22 – Drum away

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis band members Jesika Trujillo, left, and Jared Finch drum away between games Friday night at Rock Staubus Gym. Both have been playing the drums for four years. Finch said he loves drumming because it’s “the greatest thing in my life.”

Oct. 28, 1978

At a meeting of Clovis city commissioners, a new city ordinance gave the municipal judge authority to require litterbugs to pick up litter. … Sirloin Stockade, 2018 Mabry Drive, guaranteed a lunch in 10 minutes or it was free. … Clovis High School basketball coach Jimmy Joe Robinson was one of five guest speakers at […]

Exercise important for moms

By Anita Doberman: Columnist This week I took my youngest daughter, 11 months old, to a play date with several other moms, which was really an opportunity for me to enjoy some grownup company. As it often happens when women get together, our conversation eventually drifted toward issues of weight and looks, culminating with a […]

Exercise important for moms

By Anita Doberman: Columnist This week I took my youngest daughter, 11 months old, to a play date with several other moms, which was really an opportunity for me to enjoy some grownup company. As it often happens when women get together, our conversation eventually drifted toward issues of weight and looks, culminating with a […]

Education Digest: Outstanding service awards given

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico University recently presented awards for outstanding service to the university. ENMU Spirit of Eastern winners are as follows: n Winning in the “support” category were Sandra Whiting, department secretary in the Office of Advising; John Burns, custodial/maintenance operations at ENMU-Ruidoso; Maggie Gardels, senior secretary in the […]

Author profiles area basketball teams

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of profiles of Curry County high school basketball teams based on the book “Ghost Town Basketball,” by Steven Flores of Albuquerque. Flores can be reached at flores_1@msn.com and 294-4275. • Lincoln-Jackson High School was established in Clovis in 1924. The school’s […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats bury 16 3-pointers in win over Portales

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Clovis High’s Jordan Mendoza looks for a shot against Portales’s Todd McBroom during Saturday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer By the end of the first half, the Clovis Wildcats had hit so many 3-pointers the cheerleaders ran out of T-shirts to throw to the […]

Baskett honored at ceremony

CNJ staff Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver and former Clovis High standout Hank Baskett had his No. 18 Wildcats football jersey retired during halftime of the Carlsbad-Clovis boys basketball game Tuesday night, with a packed Rock Staubus Gym cheering on his achievements. A proclamation declaring Tuesday “Hank Baskett Day” from Clovis Mayor David Lansford was read […]

CHS to retire Baskett’s football jersey

CNJ staff Clovis High School has announced that the CHS football jersey of Hank Baskett will be retired during a halftime ceremony at the Wildcats’ District 4-5A basketball game against Carlsbad next Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gym. Baskett, a 2001 CHS grad, recently completed his rookie season in the NFL, helping the Philadelphia Eagles win […]

EPAC Tournament scoreboard

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Grady’s Brian Blackburn blocks a shot by Logan’s Kevin Morrison during a boys consolation matchup on Thursday in the EPAC basketball tournament at Texico. Logan defeated the Bronchos 71-41. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) CNJ staff At Texico Boys Thursday Consolation games Game 15: Floyd 61, House 30 Game 16: Logan 71, Grady 41 Game […]

EPAC TOURNAMENT: Elida stymies Buffs’ bid

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Elida’s Trenten Chenault gets air for a lay-up on a breakaway against Melrose during Wednesday’s boys matchup in the EPAC tournament at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — It’s not hard to compare the current Melrose Buffaloes to the Elida boys team of a couple of years […]

Players can help coach achieve “Miles-stone”

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Clovis High School girls basketball coach Miles Watters runs drills with the Lady Wildcats Wednesday afternoon in preparation for the upcoming Plateau Wireless Holiday Classic that starts today at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s girls basketball coach is closing in on another “Miles-stone.” Less […]

Still trottin’

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Former Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon shows off his moves Friday at Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent No longer does he go from gym to gym to the tune of “Sweet Georgia Brown,” but former Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon is still trotting around the globe. […]

Lady Cats reach semifinals in CHS volleyball invitational

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CHS hitters Siobhan Flatow, center, and Jasmine McDonald, right, block a shot by Hobbs setter Cynthia Mendez (11) in pool play of the Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament on Friday at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Whether it was because they were mad about losing a pair of […]