First person: Model student

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Clovis High senior Kayleigh Mitchell claimed a regional competition in Lubbock for “America’s Next Top Model, the College Edition.” She is one of 40 regional winners, 16 of which will be selected for the show. Kayleigh Mitchell hit a home run in her first at bat as a model. Now [...]

In search of ponies: Blizzard becomes feather-raising experience

When the winter waves hit, the dogs came in, the horses got an extra scoop of sweet feed and the firewood was stacked high. Everything was ready for the bitter wind and clinging ice…Until I suddenly remembered, I had no interest in frozen chicken. Namely because a frozen chicken is wasted on a vegetarian, but [...]

Softball a big hit in Clovis

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CNJ correspondent: Liliana Castillo Nicole Marez of the Lady Takers prepares to take a swing during Thursday night’s game against the Vipers at Guy Leeder Complex. The Clovis Softball Association sponsors leagues during the spring, summer and fall. Dave Wagner When members of the Clovis Jaycees sought to start a recreational softball program for the [...]

Youths, cops to hit the court

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Police Department Community Relations Officer Daron Roach gathers trophies in his office Thursday for the Cops and Kids Basketball event Saturday. Numerous items were donated, including goodie bags, goodies, bottled water, trophies and T-shirts. Liliana Castillo Clovis youth will have an opportunity to interact with area law enforcement, but [...]

Police blotter — May 29

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 p.m. May 19 an officer was flagged down while patrolling the area of Cypress and Redwood streets. Several subjects told the officer there was a fight in a nearby alley. The officer went to the alley and noted while he [...]

Zias manage one hit, blanked twice

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — It was a long day Friday for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team … or a short day, depending on how you want to look at it. Freshman left fielder Tessa Fioritti opened ENMU’s first game in the Midwestern State Invitational with a single, but it was all [...]

Temperatures to rise above freezing

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A goose and some ducks walk across the frozen lake Thursday at Greene Acres Park. Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman said while it may be safe for ducks, the lake is not safe enough for people or pets to walk or play on and he cautions everyone to stay off. [...]

Herrin providing boost as Zias look to hit stride

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Junior guard Kiara Tate tries to box out sophomore guard Nikki Ingram during ENMU women’s basketball practice on Friday at Greyhound Arena. The Zias host New Mexico Highlands at 4 p.m. today. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese was looking for a forward-type [...]

Ticket feature: American Idol finalist taking stage in Clovis

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Courtesy photo Melinda Doolittle, sixth season American Idol finalist, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Marshal Auditorium. Freedom New Mexico American Idol hit Melinda Doolittle takes the stage Saturday in Clovis. With a voice described as big and soulful, the sixth season finalist of the popular TV show is performing as part of [...]

Zias split with Cowgirls

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ENMU sophomore Samantha Davis fields a ground ball in the infield on Wednesday as the Zia split a doubleheader with New Mexico Highlands. The Zia won the first game 1-0, but dropped the nightcap 11-6. CNJ staff Kimberly Crouse pitched a four-hit shutout, and sophomore Melissa Williams’ bases-loaded walk was the difference in Eastern New [...]