Texico embraces laptop program

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Texico eighth-grader Amber Hepfinger types on a computer provided through Gov. Bill Richardson’s Laptop nitiative. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When Texico High School Principal Rick Stanley instructs a classroom of students to “thaw,” they nod their heads knowingly. For these computer literates, thaw — a reference to computer data […]

City faces string of wrongful death suits

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis is facing a rash of wrongful death lawsuits after years of having none, according to city officials and the state’s court Web site. Four wrongful death lawsuits filed against the city since 2003 are pending. Three of the wrongful death lawsuits have been filed since […]

Three’s enough for PHS seniors

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers LBUQUERQUE — No point in being greedy, according to Portales senior Morgan Hill, after she helped the Lady Rams to win their third Class 3A state title in four years. Portales made it to the finals in 2005, but was upset by Santa Fe Indian School. “I don’t want to […]

Eminent domain issue tabled

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission on Thursday tabled a vote to purchase land from a private landowner that would have allowed the city to build a drainage ditch. Commissioners will wait 90 days before they decide whether to purchase 1.13 acres of Griego’s property and replace a fence for $22,750, […]

Six Cats may sign to play college football

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Devin Sweet would like to carry on a family tradition. The Clovis High senior plans to follow his uncle, father and brother to Eastern New Mexico University in Portales to play football. Sweet, the Wildcats’ quarterback and free safety during a 12-2 season that ended with a loss to […]

Knee injuries sideline three Zias for season

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Off to its best start in several seasons, the ranks of Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team have thinned considerably in the last couple of weeks due to knee injuries. First, junior reserve forward Rochelle Vance went down in a win over Fort Lewis at the […]

Lady Cats drub cold-shooting Portales

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Portales sophomore Bethany Self tries to dribble out of a double-team from Clovis seniors Brittany Blackmon (22) and Aimee Hilburn in the second quarter of Friday’s game. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Although both of the respective head coaches might disagree, Friday night saw 5A Clovis as 19 points […]

PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Cats’ Moore battles back

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Clovis seniors Jonathan Sweet, left, and Jordan Moore talk during a break in practice Thursday at the high school. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis High senior linebacker Jordan Moore was worried his year might be over when he dislocated his shoulder in the Wildcats’ season-opening loss at Mayfield. […]

Zias cruise at home

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Elizabeth Richards scores on a layup as Western New Mexico’s Sarah Bennetts tries to catch up in the second half of Tuesday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Freedom Newspaper photo: Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Playing her first home game in more than a year, Eastern New Mexico University junior Elizabeth […]

CHS FOOTBALL: On the front line

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The Clovis offensive line has allowed only one sack this season, allowing quarterback Devin Sweet to pass for 845 yards and 9 touchdowns. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer They’re big. They’re strong. They’re goofy. The Clovis offensive line has been pushing opponents around and cracking each other up while […]