Hounds seeking tourney berth

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — If the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is going to make it to the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament for the first time, the Greyhounds will need a good April. With four four-game conference series remaining, the Hounds (17-17, 10-14 LSC) are tied for eighth with […]

Groups seek funds for tourism events

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Seven presenters made 19 requests Tuesday seeking public funds to help promote Clovis and Curry County events that generate tourism dollars. The request were made during the Clovis Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board’s quarterly meeting at city hall. Assistant City Clerk Claire Burroughes told the board $188,000 is the estimated […]

Police: Man arrested in connection to shooting

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Capt. Patrick Whitney, left, Detective Charlie Aguirre, center, and Sgt. Max Stansell stand outside an apartment Wednesday on the corner of Seventh and Sheldon streets after executing a search warrant. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police arrested a 25-year-old man Wednesday afternoon in connection with an early-morning shooting. […]

Chief: Structure fires suspicious in nature

CNJ staff Clovis firefighters have responded to three fires at vacant residential structures since Saturday, according to Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman. “They are all suspicious in nature,” he said. “It is unusual for us to have so many at a time.” Fire and law enforcement are working together on the investigations, he said. Including […]

Police seeking assault suspect

CNJ staff Clovis Police are seeking a city man accused of shooting a gun into the air Saturday night during a domestic dispute, court records show. A warrant was issued Monday for the arrest of Lucio Torres, 32, on four counts of aggravated assault against a household member, three counts of abuse or abandonment of […]

Internet unleashes power of freedom

Freedom Newspapers In an authoritarian nation, individual freedom is subordinate to the state’s authority. Dissenters risk their lives and personal fortunes. In the People’s Republic of China, those risks are ongoing. As the U.S. State Department noted for 2006, China’s “human-rights record remained poor, and, in certain areas, deteriorated. There were an increased number of […]

Local Roundup: City boards seek volunteers

By CNJ Staff The city of Clovis is seeking people interested in volunteering to serve on the following boards: —Civil Aviation Board — It meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Clovis Municipal Airport. The board makes recommendations to the city regarding the airport. —Commission on Older Adults — It […]

Volunteering

The City of Clovis is currently seeking volunteers to serve on the Ned Houk Park Board. The purpose of the Ned Houk Park Board is to make recommendations to the Clovis City Commission regarding the 3,400 acre park located approximately 7 miles north of Clovis. This board meets in the evening once a quarter. The […]

Battle for DA post highlights elections

By David Arkin The Brett Carter-Matt Chandler race has officially begun. On Tuesday, both Chandler and Carter filed their appropriate papers with the New Mexico Secretary of State in Santa Fe for the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s post and will face each other in a June 1 primary. The general election will be held on […]

New Mexico lawmakers prepare for elections

By David Arkin Many eastern New Mexico lawmakers described this year’s 30-day Legislative session as the worst and most difficult of their political careers. But the challenging session that ended a month ago hasn’t kept any of them from running for office again. Every eastern New Mexico lawmaker in the House and Senate is seeking […]