Clovis High students question extra school period

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Clovis High School students Lorraine Archibald, left, and Caleb Negrete wrote letters to the Clovis News Journal about a proposed seven-period schedule at the school. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Clovis school officials are considering switching from a six-period day to a seven-period day at the high school in […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats ride strong first half to win

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Clovis High’s girls weren’t able to sustain a strong first half on Tuesday night, but it didn’t really matter. The Lady Wildcats improved to 2-0 heading into a Friday night clash at rival Portales, building an 18-point halftime lead en route to a 58-39 victory over Roswell Goddard. Senior guard Tori […]

Public fright powerful tool of control

Walter Williams Syndicated Columnist John Stossel, ABC’s “20/20” anchorman, has a recently released book about the various untruths we accept, many from the media and academic elite. The book is appropriately titled “Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity.” Being a longtime media insider, Stossel is well positioned to talk about the media’s gross lack of understanding […]

Cats roll to win over Cavemen

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — For a couple of minutes, at least, it must have seemed like “here we go again” for the Clovis High boys basketball team. Lowly Carlsbad, which has given the Wildcats trouble on its home floor in the recent past, grabbed a 5-0 lead in the first couple of minutes in Tuesday’s […]

Clovis superintendent believes block schedule costly, ineffective

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools superintendent vowed no Clovis High School teachers would lose their jobs upon return to a traditional, six-period day, a measure she is seriously considering implementing in the next school year. Rhonda Seidenwurm poked holes in the current high school block schedule at Tuesday night’s school […]

Foxes come back to beat Clovis

Freedom Newspapers ARTESIA — The Clovis Wildcats’ weary legs may have gotten the best of them on Friday. Leading through most of the first three quarters, the Cats couldn’t finish off El Paso Jefferson and the Foxes rallied for a 40-36 win in the championship semifinals of the City of Champions Classic. With most of […]

Floyd posts win over Eagles

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Cloudcroft’s Brent Wells drags down Fort Sumner running back Richard Canales during Friday’s clash in Fort Sumner. The Bears rallied with the game’s final 21 points to post a 21-18 victory over the host Foxes. (CNJ correspondent: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When Clovis Christian was able to get something going Friday […]

More abuse reported in Curry County, state

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer One of the hardest tasks Sherel Whited faces as a social worker is making decisions she knows will change the lives of the parents and children. A social worker supervisor for the Children, Youth and Families Department in Curry County, it’s Whited’s job to initiate steps toward removing a […]

Local bodybuilder earns second place in Texas competition

CNJ STAFF Clovis resident Rob Ward finished second out of nine competitors in the novice lightweight division of the Texas Shredder Classic bodybuilding championship on May 1 in Austin, Texas. The novice lightweight division is for contestants at 156 pounds and below. The 25-year-old Ward, a certified personal trainer at Bodies in Motion in Clovis, […]

Honor rolls 4/11

Disclosure Statement The following student names are listed as their respective schools have submitted them. Names may have been withheld in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Student qualification for Clovis Municipal Schools’ Honor Roll is decided, based on the following criteria: Elementary Schools: Two honor rolls will be created in […]

Dispositions 2/29

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Paul Alexander, 23, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Judgment deferred 18 months and placed on supervised probation with special conditions of $75 lab fee, alcohol and drug screening and treatment, reporting to probation office within 24 hours, paying $15 monthly probation costs […]

Cats roll past Tascosa for second win

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Clovis senior Bud Willis tries to get around Tascosa’s Tony Lance during the fourth quarter of Friday’s game in Amarillo. Photo by Eric Kluth CNJ STAFF AMARILLO — While waiting for several cohorts who are still playing football, the Clovis High boys basketball team is making things look pretty easy so far. Senior Justin Pinckney […]

Court Dispositons 11/2

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Tabitha Wilson, 28, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Sentencing deferred 18 months and placed on supervised probation for same period with $15 monthly probation costs special conditions of substance abuse counseling and $100 DNA testing. Granted credit for 10 days served and […]

Court Dispositions 10/24

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: >Josh D. Hinderliter, 29, entered Alford plea (pleaded guilty while maintaining innocence) to aggravated battery. Proceedings suspended, granted conditional discharge, and placed on 364 days supervised probation with special conditions of no contact with victim, no consumption of alcohol or entrance into establishment serving alcohol, […]

Steers notch 10 sacks in beating Hart

By Dave Wagner FARWELL — With Farwell struggling to get its offense rolling, the Steers relied on their defense. Senior defensive end Grant Gregory led a furious pass rush that produced 10 sacks against Hart quarterback A.J. Carrasco, and Farwell broke though for three touchdowns in a span of less than two minutes in the […]

Water project in search of federal funds

Jack King SAN JON — The state Interstate Stream Commission has begun briefing New Mexico Congressional representatives on the Ute Water Project in preparation for asking for federal funds. Doug Murray, the ISC’s liaison to the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, told ENMRWA’s board at a meeting in San Jon he has briefed staff […]

First day always includes hiccups

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Sarah Turk (left) and Stephanie Geraldsen, eighth-graders at Gattis Junior High School, laugh with Principal Manuel Molina over lunch on their first day of school. Photo by Darrell Todd Maurina. By Darrell Todd Maurina Editor’s note: Monday was the first day of school for Clovis public school students. CNJ staff writer Darrell Todd Maurina spent […]

More studies on global warming theory needed

It’s time for a cool and collected second look at the global warming theory. The conviction that the world is dangerously overheating as a result of human activities has Chicken Littles everywhere all aflutter, and demanding that the Bush administration remake the U.S. economy in an effort to prevent disaster. But before we embark on […]