Greyhounds hold off Central Oklahoma

CNJ Staff Senior left-hander Jereme Johnson, getting his first collegiate mound start, worked 5 1/3 innings for the win and sophomore designated hitter Mitch Wolfe drove in six runs with homers in consecutive innings as Eastern New Mexico University outlasted Central Oklahoma 11-9 Friday night in Lone Star Conference baseball at Greyhound Field. Johnson, making […]

Danger, risk part of every sport

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist At what point does the line in the sand get drawn, when the topic is professional athletes? Who decides, and more to the point, who owns the athlete? In what sense is she no longer the captain of her own ship? These type of questions ought to arise in the […]

Current TRICARE contracts extended

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Six million military health care beneficiaries learned last July that their TRICARE support contractor would be changing on April 1, 2010, because those companies that run TRICARE’s North and South Regions had lost in competing for the next generation of contracts. But what a difference six months makes. Government auditors […]

County commissioner to run for city post

CNJ staff Dan Stoddard is hoping he can be the second Clovis resident to be a part of both the city and county commissions. Stoddard, an assisted living facility owner, intends to file Tuesday for the open seat in the Clovis City’s Commission’s fourth district. “This community’s been very good to me,” said Stoddard, who […]

Lyons to run for new office

CNJ staff Clovis native Patrick Lyons isn’t ready for his career in public service to end next year. Lyons, a 1972 graduate of Clovis High School, is hoping he can parlay his final year as state land commissioner into a successful run to the Public Regulation Commission. As he is term-limited, Lyons will spend 2010’s […]

Local athletic officials take wait-and-see approach with social networking

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CNJ photo illustration: Liliana Castillo By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Athletes run, jump, shoot pass and hit. Volumes of pages couldn’t sum up local philosophies on managing those. They also Tweet, MySpace and Facebook. Regarding those social networking verbs, the response could fit in a text message: Ask me later. Texas Tech football coach […]

Cats end two-game skid

Quran Wiggins rushed for 154 yards and three touchdowns and Raymond Beachum added 131 yards on the ground as Clovis beat Goddard 31-14 on Friday to end a two-game losing streak. Wiggins scored on a 70-yard run on the first play from scrimmage and Jordan Hill tossed a 4-yard scoring pass to Emory Sierra to […]

Clovis man to run for District 2 judgeship

CNJ staff A Clovis man who sued the state Legislature to create a second magistrate judge district said he intends to run for one of the districts created following the suit’s success. Johnny Chavez, 67, of Clovis, said Thursday he will run next November for the District 2 judgeship. A case manager for Eastern Plains […]

Letter to the editor: Health reform will bring socialism

Health reform will bring socialism Americans are beginning to realize we are being led down the road to ruin by a relentless desire to add significantly more socialism to our society. Social programs, in the short run, benefit those who genuinely need a helping hand. In the long run, war veterans, the elderly and disabled […]

Clovis boy is hit-and-run victim

CNJ staff Police are investigating a hit-and-run Wednesday that left a Clovis boy with a broken leg. It happened in the alley behind the 100 block of Sandpiper around 5 p.m. An 11-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle that left the scene, records show. Audra Childers, 13, said she was among a group of […]

Police chief not out of line

Roger Hatcher is the chief of police in Tucumcari. So, one day a mother brings her out-of-control daughter to the Tucumcari police station because the daughter has beaten the mother. The mother wants law enforcement to step in and deal with the daughter. Then this out-of-control daughter decides to run from Mom and police. She […]

Police investigating hit-and-run

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police are investigating a hit and run that injured a 30-year-old Roswell man. According to a police report, Greg Nielson was walking in the area of Sycamore and Sharondale streets around 9 p.m. Monday when he was struck by a dark colored car headed northbound on Sycamore. Nielson suffered injuries to […]

amos the churchmouse: The great water run

Editor’s note: The recent rainy/cloudy days reminded our erstwhile churchmouse poet of an incident earlier in his life. Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hurling himself at the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.

Hounds still on postseason bubble with split

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CNJ Staff Photo: Kevin Wilson West Texas A&M catcher Kevin Els lays down the tag on a sliding Seth Clabaugh in the fourth inning of the opener in Friday’s doubleheader at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds claimed a 5-4 win in the game. CNJ staff A split with West Texas A&M has Eastern New Mexico University […]

First Person: Librarian has a life-long passion for books

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Marilyn Belcher prefers reading to watching television. Marilyn Belcher, Clovis-Carver Public Library director, has been working in libraries since high school. She grew up helping her mother run the Elida Public Library. Then, in high school and college, she worked at both those libraries. Working in libraries is the only […]

Hounds rout Tigers, move into fifth in LSC

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Junior designated hitter Ethan Wagner hit a pair of homers, and Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team exploded for 13 runs in the last two innings of a 15-5 Lone Star Conference rout of East Central Sunday at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds (23-22, 18-18 LSC) won the weekend series 3-1 […]

Cowboys’ six-run fourth sinks ENMU

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands put together a six-run fourth to take the lead and designated hitter Jason Carr later added a three-run homer as the Cowboys beat Eastern New Mexico University 13-6 Tuesday in a non-conference baseball game. The win was the first this season for Highlands (23-13) in four […]

Four-run ninth lifts Angelo St.

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team came close to pulling out another come-from-behind win over ninth-ranked Angelo State on Sunday. The Greyhounds, who had already won twice in their final at-bat in the series, pulled even 5-5 on catcher Freddy Carmona’s three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth. But the […]

Tight donations stalls civic center statue

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A proposed life-sized bronze statue of a horse for the Clovis Civic Center is on hold because money has been tight. City Manager Joe Thomas said Monday that Tatum artist Curtis Fort wanted to donate the statue for the city’s civic center. Thomas said the statue would cost between […]

Three-run homer keeps Zias rolling

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Second baseman Rebecca Quinones drove in four runs, hitting a go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the fifth, and junior pitcher Kristen Cruickshank made the lead stand up in Eastern New Mexico University’s 5-4 Lone Star Conference South Division softball victory here Friday. The Zias (12-5, 1-0 South) extended […]