3/5 Reunions

• The USS Iwo Jima Association’s reunion will be Oct. 18-22 at Radisson Riverwalk Hotel, Jacksonville, Fla. The reunion is for all ship’s company and embarked Navy and Marine Corps personnel who served on the USS Iwo Jima (LPH 2/LHD 7), USS Okinawa (LPH 3) and USS New Orleans (LPH 11). • Clovis High School […]

Offensive line biggest concern for Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Second-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo expects around 86 players to take part in spring drills, which begin today at the ENMU practice facility. NCAA regulations allow for 15 spring workouts, including three in helmets and shoulder pads. The team will work most Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays […]

CCS teams sweep past House

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Clovis Christian’s Sam Barnett is fouled by House’s Sara Lee as she drives to the basket during the first half of Thursday’s District 4-1A girls matchup at CCS. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis Christian’s basketball teams got on the board in District 4-1A in a big way Thursday […]

Lady Wolverines smother Logan

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Texico’s Stephanie Bailey releases a shot over a Logan defender during the second half of Saturday’s girls basketball matchup in Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — When the Logan Lady Longhorns came out in a 1-2-2 zone on Saturday night, Texico girls basketball coach Keith Durham was […]

Still no arrests made in weekend homicide

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer About 40 people have been interviewed, but no arrests had been made by Monday night in connection with the weekend death of a 30-year-old Clovis woman, officials said. Police said hunters found Laura McNaughton’s body in a ditch near the Pleasant Hill community north of Clovis on Saturday afternoon. […]

Most-prized possessions record life stories

David Stevens My brother in San Antonio sent an e-mail last week about relatives heading for his house to escape the wrath of Hurricane Rita. He was amused by the possessions they were planning to bring with them, including frozen food and old tax returns. So after you knew the family and pets were safe, […]

Senate hearing becomes ego pulpit theatrics

CNJ Editorial A las, even the in-house newsletter of the capital establishment, The Washington Post, seems to recognize the absurd, circus-like aspect of last week’s nomination hearings for Judge John Roberts. The Post wisely assigned writer Dana Milbank to serve as its eyes and ears inside the hearing room and his unflinchingly honest pieces made […]

BRAC panel bucks Pentagon

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BRAC commissioners review paperwork at Wednesday’s hearing. (AP photo) By Liz Sidoti: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Bucking the Pentagon, a federal commission voted Wednesday to spare a submarine base in Connecticut and a shipyard straddling the Maine-New Hampshire border, preserving a major military presence in New England and 12,000 defense-related jobs. On the first […]

Texico shuts out Dora behind Maldonado

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Texico and Dora got together for the first of quite likely three matchups Monday — two in the regular season and one in the Class 1A state tournament. The host Wolverines had most of the better of it in this one, posting a 10-0 win over the Coyotes at […]

Props’ 22 helps Wildcats edge Moriarty

CNJ staff MORIARTY — Senior guard John Props scored a season-high 22 points as Clovis held off Moriarty 79-75 Saturday in a non-district game. Props provided a needed scoring surge, as Clovis (19-3) spent much of the game without leading scorers Tigg Bunton and Dominique Easterlin. Bunton reinjured his ankle in the second quarter and […]

Lady Cats perfect through 10 games

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer With post players Brittany Blackmon and Aimee Hilburn tired and in foul trouble, Tori Quintana and company helped pick up the scoring slack. Quintana, a junior point guard, scored 13 points, including three first-half 3-pointers, and sophomore Tori Northcutt added 11 to lead unbeaten Clovis past Pampa 56-44 Saturday […]

Three Hounds named All-LSC

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Three members of the Eastern New Mexico University football team have earned first-team All-Lone Star Conference South honors in voting done by the division’s seven head coaches. Eleven members of the Greyhounds were honored overall. The selections were released Wednesday by the conference office. Representing the Greyhounds on the first […]

Test reveals Zias’ coach has cancer

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — A pathology report released on Thursday determined that a brain tumor which hospitalized Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Dan Buzard over the weekend is cancerous. ENMU athletic director Mike Maguire said Thursday night that an MRI was done on the 36-year-old Buzard earlier in the day, the results of […]

Including women in draft would be counterproductive

Freedom Newspapers Sometimes you wonder if people in government have any sense at all. “The chief of the Selective Service System has proposed registering women for the military draft,” reported Hearst Newspapers last week. We oppose a draft — for women or men — on the grounds that the state should not have the power […]

Web portal bill stands to restrict public records

Ray Sullivan Freedom to read public records is a wonderful choice in New Mexico. But those rights are in jeopardy if a loosely worded, illogical bill becomes law. The measure is House Bill 291. The language in Senate Bill 314 is the same. The bills would allow state information technology (IT) people to develop and […]

Lions and tigers and bears … in Clovis?

By Jack King The city of Clovis Planning and Zoning Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed ordinance that would regulate the keeping of exotic animals in Clovis’ city limits. Commission members tabled consideration of the ordinance Wednesday, saying they need more input from the public on the proposal. Under the ordinance, “wild or […]

Survivors event was spiritually empowering

Clyde Davis The best moment in the entire experience was my beautiful wife, Janice, waiting at the finish line with a bouquet of flowers. Immediately after I came across and the volunteer handed me my survivor’s rose, Jan greeted me with the bouquet and the sign that she and Lynn and Dot had made while […]

Smothers, Rose

Rose Smothers Services: Have been held. Rose G. Smothers, 94, of Clovis, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Amarillo. She was born Dec. 9, 1908, in Armington, Ill., to James and Anna Brandt McDowell. She moved to Farwell in 1917, and the family lived in a tent while building a house. […]

West Nile still in Curry

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Five new non-fatal cases of West Nile virus, including one with severe symptoms from Curry County, have brought New Mexico’s total of human cases to 116, state health officials said Monday. The most severely ill of the five new patients is a 60-year-old Curry County man with meningitis, […]

Wildcats look vulnerable against defending state champs

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Las Cruces cornerback Gabe Oliver breaks up a pass intended for Clovis senior wide receiver Ben Teconchuk during Friday’s scrimmage in Artesia. Photo by Rick White By Rick White ARTESIA — Both teams scored three times, including one each by the second units. But by no means was Friday’s scrimmage between defending state champion Las […]