Cats third in state 5A golf tournament

cnj staff BERNALILLO — Rio Rancho’s 11-shot lead on the first day proved to be too much for the Clovis High boys golf team and the rest of the field. Rio Rancho ended La Cueva’s five-year reign as state Class 5A golf champion on Tuesday, finishing with a 36-hole score of 620 at Santa Ana […]

Wildcats capture top spot at NMMI

CNJ STAFF ROSWELL — Senior Guillermo Chavez took individual medalist honors with a three-under par 69, including six-under on the back nine, and Clovis High’s boys shot a season-best 296 to capture team honors in the New Mexico Military Invitational on Thursday at the NMMI golf course. The Wildcats put three of their players in […]

Candidate: Leadership means empowering others

Editor’s note: This is the fourth of five interviews with the finalists for the Clovis Municipal School Superintendent position: Andy Sweet is a former Clovis High School principal and current Clovis High math teacher. Q: What qualifies you for the superintendent position? A: Nearly 20 years in education, and serving very successfully in a variety […]

Bush should stress positives, not negatives

CNJ staff It has been a rough couple of weeks for the Bush administration and the idea that the Social Security system requires reform and that individual accounts should be part of that reform. A Pew Research Center poll showed that, after a month of selling the idea, the percentage of Americans who said they […]

Clovis swimmers optimistic for state

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CHS coach Vince DeMaio thinks Alyssa Pyeatt can finish in the top eight in the 100-meter breaststroke. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Timing is everything for the Clovis girls swim team. The Lady Wildcats worked on relay exchanges in their final practice Thursday before the state swimming and diving championships […]

Reader reaction: Readers divided on sticker issue

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about stickers on a Clovis man’s car that portray cartoon images in sexually compromising positions. Police have charged Dean Young with distribution of sexually oriented materials to minors in connection with the case. Some responses: “FIRST, LET ME SAY that I am not going to be a judge […]

Lady Cat swimmers exceed expectations

Clovis junior Alyssa Pyeatt is ready to break the water surface as she does the breaststroke during practice Wednesday at Play Inc. pool. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer When the swimming season started, Clovis swimming coach Vince DeMaio hoped the three relays and maybe an individual or two would qualify […]

Is Christmas about economic gains or religion?

Freedom Newspapers To frame the discussion over how much of Christmas’ religious aspects should flow into everything from individual holiday greetings to what activities government should fund, it would be easy to say the debate is not over the divinity of Jesus of Nazareth, how large a role Santa Claus has come to play and […]

County generosity can help United Way reach its goal

As the 2004 United Way campaign wraps up in the next two weeks, what matters most is your support. It is needed to achieve this year’s goal. Helping does not require you to give large amounts. Every penny, every dollar adds up. In Clovis, for example, teachers and staff from the public schools increased their […]

Libertarians are friendly to communities

By Tibor Machan Whenever I speak up for liberty, there’s bound to be someone who accuses me of favoring the individual over the community, favoring rights over responsibility and obligations. But that isn’t so. Champions of individual liberty often believe even more firmly than critics in doing the right thing, including acting generously, compassionately and […]