Food provider to be contracted for golf course

Kevin Wilson The Clovis City Commission approved a stopgap measure Thursday to avoid hitting into rough territory with the Colonial Park Golf Course. By a 6-0 vote, the commission allowed golf pro Charlie Maciel to contract a food provider for the 18-hole course purchased until the course is taken over May 1, 2012, by a […]

ENMU hitting camp cancelled

Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Lauren Sigwing has announced that a hitting camp scheduled for today in Portales has been cancelled. Campers signed up for today are asked to attend the camp scheduled for next Sunday.

Boxers seeking regional berths

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Leo Valencia of Henry’s Golden Gloves, right, takes a swing at Leonardo Sanchez of Albuquerque’s Atrisco Boxing club in Saturday’s 123-pound semifinal bout in state Golden Gloves competition. Sanchez beat Valencia and faces Ronny Perez of Farmington in today’s title match. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer People come to […]

Thursday morning briefing: Hitting the green chile cheeseburger trail

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Cheeseburger, cheeseburger Turns out Taco Box in Clovis and Portales has some hot stuff going with its local version of green chile cheeseburgers. The stores are among 48 restaurants selected by the state for its first Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail, celebrating the state’s iconic burger. […]

Golfers stifled by city’s greens

I would like to publicly congratulate the coaches and golfers at Clovis High School. Every year they do an outstanding job; year after year the golf teams qualify for the state tournament. Obviously the players and coaches put in countless hours at a sport that has become more popular and is very competitive. I would […]

Postal Service considering Clovis consolidation

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks An official said Tuesday the Postal Service is considering closing the Gidding Street Post Office in an effort to save money. CNJ staff Tough times are apparently hitting home at the Clovis Post Office. The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday confirmed it is considering selling the Gidding Street Post Office […]

Milk prices hitting dairy farmers hard

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Andres Chavez of Clovis attaches a milking machine to dairy cows Friday at SAS dairy. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico With unprocessed milk prices at the lowest many dairy farmers in Roosevelt and Curry counties have ever seen, they are borrowing against the equity in their operations or going […]

July 1, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 5 a.m. June 22 an officer responded to the emergency room at the hospital for a battery victim. A man said he was sleeping on the couch at a residence in the 2000 block of Pile Street when he was awakened […]

Brass hitting Clovis

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Courtesty photo Dallas Brass is scheduled for two days in Clovis, including a Wednesday concert at Marshall Auditorium and a May 15 concert at Rock Staubus Gymnasium CNJ Staff The Dallas Brass may not resonate far outside of musical circles, but the impact on bands at Clovis Municipal Schools is about to be felt. “If […]

Highlands rallies for series split

CNJ staff PORTALES — Coming off two eight-inning losses on Saturday, it would’ve been hard to blame New Mexico Highlands’ softball team for feeling snake-bit when Michelle Anderson’s two-run homer in the seventh forced an extra frame again on Sunday. The Cowgirls recovered, though, scoring three times in the eighth for a 10-7 win over […]

Zias notch win over Panhandle in opener

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — Senior guard Heather Brown kicked off an 8-0 run by hitting a tie-breaking 3-pointer with eight minutes left Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University’s women defeated Oklahoma Panhandle State 64-57 in their season opener. Brown finished with a team-best 12 points for the Zias, while Elizabeth Richards and Ashley […]

Lady Cats have plan in place

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Clovis High senior Siobhan Flatow goes high for a kill during the Lady Wildcats practice session this week at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Clovis High volleyball coach Darrel Ray has a plan in place, with quite a few variables, to replace a significant corps of graduated […]

Streaking Zias face crucial LSC contest

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team has won seven in a row and 15 of its last 17. That hot streak is about to be put to the test. The Lone Star Conference’s top hitting teams collide when the Zias (26-12, 6-2 South) visit first-place Abilene Christian (27-8, 9-1) for four […]

Scare tactics, poor information not persuasive

Freedom Newspapers The fight to maintain our rights is a never-ending struggle, as we’ve been reminded by an organization called the Freedom States Alliance. This is an outfit that uses scare tactics about terrorism to push its anti-gun agenda. Pictured on the front of a FSA postcard is a civilian airliner with an illustration of […]

CHS alum Seefeld hitting stride with Arizona

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Jason Seefeld knew Division I college baseball would be a large jump from the high school level, but he seems to have made the transition. The 2004 Clovis High graduate has stepped into a platoon role as a designated hitter for the sixth-ranked Arizona Wildcats. He is hitting .347 […]

Vixens poised for state-title run

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Texico junior Lori Richardson looks to tap the ball during practice Thursday at Texico. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Many observers at last year’s state tournament felt Fort Sumner was more than capable of winning the Class 2A or even 3A title. Only one problem for Fort Sumner: Those observers […]

Yes, we’ve had enough; now what?

Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist Enough, it said. No more. That was the subject line. When I opened the e-mail, I found myself gazing upon a severed head held aloft by an anonymous hand. I had intended to spare myself such images. Viewing them felt too much like submitting to terrorist manipulation. But I should have […]

Cats able to fill graduation gaps

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Clovis sophomore Eric Smith, seen diving for a ball during fly-ball drills at Wednesday’s practice, is in his first year of high school baseball in America after spending five years playing baseball in England. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White Clovis coach Shane Shallenberger knew he had holes to fill around a solid core […]

Target shooting helps bowhunters stay sharp

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Competitors at Saturday’s bowhunting competition determine the scores on their first target. Clockwise from bottom left are Jamie Hipp, T.J. Wood, Renae Hipp and Jim Wood. Walter Beevers of Clovis watches on the side. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson Oasis State Park saw a portion of people braving the slight winds to enjoy […]

Cats break out pads

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Clovis High School junior running back Phillip Williams cuts back against senior cornerback Chris Mondragon during Thursday’s first practice in full pads for the Wildcats at the high school. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler There’s a different sound to football practice once the pads are strapped on. The general noises of breathing hard […]