Zias hire Division I assistant Wilson

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University of Texas-Arlington Lindsey Wilson spent the last five seasons at an assistant coach at Division I University of Texas-Arlington. She played three seasons at Central Oklahoma. By Rick White: CNJ presentation managing editor Lindsey Wilson politely scoffs at the notion that it will take a while to rebuild the Eastern New Mexico University Zias’ […]

Press release: Lindsey Wilson tapped for ENMU women’s basketball

Eastern New Mexico University athletic director Dr. Jeff Geiser has announced the addition of Lindsey Wilson to the athletic staff as the new head coach of the women’s basketball program. Wilson brings impressive credentials to the position, having served as the assistant coach at NCAA Division I University of Texas-Arlington since the summer of 2006. […]

Teen crash victim awake

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A week after a crash sent a Clovis teen to a Lubbock hospital, he was able to speak to family members Tuesday morning. Attorney Dan Lindsey, representing Juan Chavarria and his family, said the youth was taken off a ventilator Tuesday. But he still has no feeling in the […]

GI Bill reform needs fine-tuning

By Tom Philpott: CNJ Columnist In perhaps any other year, the new Republican plan for enhancing the Montgomery GI Bill, which Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) introduced this week with Sens. Richard Burr (N.C.) and John McCain (Ariz.), would win high praise from advocates for service members and veterans. But as momentum builds on Capitol Hill […]

Officers exonerated

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Curry County grand jury chose Friday not to indict two former detention officers accused of beating an inmate at the Curry County Adult Detention Center. Jeff Aikman, 30, and Bernie Woods, 37, were arrested Feb. 16 and charged with aggravated battery against an inmate at the Curry County […]

Officials: Area crime cases end in suicide

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A convicted felon and a defendant involved in unrelated high-profile local criminal cases committed suicide within the last month, officials said. Scott Kirby, 23, of Portales, sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison in February for his role in the theft of $600,000 from an armored car service, died […]

Police arrest 91-year-old storm victim

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McDaniel— Oxygen tank ran low after tornado By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A 91-year-old Clovis man has been arrested for hitting a police officer with a vehicle at a checkpoint for a tornado-damaged neighborhood, according to police and court records. Clinton McDaniel was returning to his home the morning after a March 23 tornado […]

Cliff overwhelms Elida in semifinals

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — Based upon results in the quarterfinal round of the Class 1A girls basketball tournament, Elida’s followers might suspect that their Tigers would stand a pretty even chance with Cliff in the semifinals. But everything’s an inexact science in the state’s smallest classification, where teams from different corners […]

Clovis Police Department settles suit

BY CNJ STAFF A settlement has been reached in a civil rights lawsuit against the Clovis Police Department, the city of Clovis and a former Clovis police officer alleging excessive force during a traffic stop, according to U.S. District Court records. The lawsuit alleged Charles Middleton, 39, of Colorado, was injured and insulted by then […]

Clovis skaters find place of their own

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Skaterboarders and rollerbladers watch as Michael Landsey, 15, of Clovis attempts a trick Saturday at Greene Acres Park. Landsey said, “I’m out here every day, It’s a great way to stay in shape.” (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer He unzips his black backpack, pulls out a screwdriver, and flips the […]

Mesa honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Jill Casillas, Sam Davis, Julio Garcia, Tanner Geisler, Cydney Lakin, John Massey, Mason Odom, Anna Patterson, Kyle Schwartz, Mackenzie Smith, MacKenzie Taylor, Nellie Toliver, Myca Ward, Courtney Warner, Shaylee Warner, Devon Weselek A/B: Isaiah Forkum, Jordan Holguin, Lauren […]

Zias win twice in WT softball invite

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Eastern New Mexico University got complete-game pitching efforts from Rosemary Moreno and Natasha Lindsey and posted a pair of wins on Friday in the West Texas A&M Invitational softball tournament. The Zias (6-3) scored six runs in the bottom of the first in a 9-3 victory over Colorado State-Pueblo, then notched […]

1/29 Mesa Elementary Honor Roll

Third Grade A Honor Roll: Emily Alley, Jill Casillas, Sam Davis, Julio Garcia, Tanner Geisler, Josh Harris, Robyn Howe, Dalton Kroeger, Taylor Lund, John Massey, Marshall Moore, Mason Odom, Anna Patterson, Josh Pyeatt, Kyle Schwartz, Mackenzie Smith, Aaron Stansell, MacKenzie Taylor, Nellie Toliver, Myca Ward, Courtney Warner, Shaylee Warner, Devon Weselek, Destiny Williams, Siani Winslow […]

Honor Roll: Mesa Elementary School

CNJ Staff Mesa Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll- Tanner Akin, Emily Alley, Isabelle Boulanger, Jill Casillas, Sam Davis, Ali Edwards, Isaiah Forkum, Julio Garcia, Alena Gonzales, Robyn Howe, Dalton Kroeger, Cydney Lakin, Dylan Lane, Taylor Lund, John Massey, Marshall Moore, Mason Odom, Anna Patterson, Nicole Rizer, Kyle Schwartz, Amanda Sellers, Julia Simmons, Mackenzie […]

Ghost stories spooky fun in any culture

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist During the long hot summers of my childhood in Portales, we not only hung out at the city pool and spent cool evenings playing Kick the Can, we’d spread a blanket under the tall trees at Lindsey Park and give each other goosebumps. There was a city summer recreation program […]

Bost, Lillian

Lillian Bost Services: Have been held. Mrs. Lillian Gertrude Bost, 91, of Weber City, died Monday, July 11, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 21, 1913, in Lindsey, Okla., to Alfred and Annie Southern. She married Glen Bost on Nov. 8, 1931 in Lindsey. They moved to Curry […]

Dairy farming program exposes kids to agriculture

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Floyd fourth-grader Aracel Mendoza listens to Roosevelt County 4-H Agent Patrick Kircher talk about corn and its uses Thursday during the Southwest Dairy Farmer’s annual Kid, Kows and More program. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer A group of fourth-grade students listened attentively Thursday as Kay Lindsey separated the […]

Reward comes through the air for child

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff Writer Seven-year-old Caleb Loper just finished a bout with brain cancer. As part of his reward for completing treatment, he received a helicopter ride from family friend Dan Lindsey on Saturday. “It was cool,” Caleb said with a grin from ear to ear. “I got to fly all around.” Landing […]

Clovis man plans excessive force suit

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The X26 taser gun can hit a target 21 feet away and unload electricity into its subject. (CNJ file photo) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man recently acquitted of battery charges against a county sheriff’s deputy has filed a notice to the county that he intends to sue the deputy for using […]

Grady Bronchos fall at Floyd

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Grady guard Robert Windham goes up for a shot in the third quarter of Tuesday’s game at Floyd. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers FLOYD — Up and down much of this season, the Floyd Broncos are picking up some late momentum. Junior guard Jerrod Long converted a pair of free throws […]