Clovis man faces murder charge

CNJ staff A 30-year-old Clovis man faces an open count of murder, accused of beating a maintenance man to death at an apartment near West Seventh Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Dustin Forni was charged Jan. 31 with the death of Mark Leinberger, 48, according to a report released Tuesday by Clovis police. According […]

Zia to face Noon Optimist in state LL Majors

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Los Alamos third baseman Kirk Peterson just misses the tag Saturday on Rio Rancho Sunset runner Zach Bravo during their first-round clash in the state Majors Little League tournament at Dickenson Field. CNJ staff Roswell Noon Optimist erased an eight-run deficit with 10 in the bottom of the fifth, then […]

First person: Growing up roping

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Courtesy photo Jesse Clark of Dora took top honors in Sunday’s Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping open competition. The seventh annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping event drew more than 1,000 entries from across the country. But its top honors were claimed by a teenager less than 40 miles away. Jesse Clark, 18, of Dora […]

A day at the rodeo

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Kevin Wilson Hundreds ride and rope, and hope they cash in when it’s time for the Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping event at the Curry County Event Center. In one form or another, everybody goes through the elements of the four-day undertaking: ••• When you arrive, you’re a spectator until you see secretary Crystal Garrett. […]

Governor speaking at crime victims’ breakfast

Kevin Wilson Gov. Susana Martinez, area law enforcement and civic leaders are expected to gather today to honor crime victims at the seventh annual breakfast held in honor of National Crime Victims Week. Hosted by the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, District Attorney Matt Chandler said the event is part of an effort to increase […]

Seventh Day Adventist Church of Clovis celebrating centennial

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Courtesy photo Roy Benton, left, was the founder and first pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Clovis. He is pictured here in 1910 with his wife Margaret. Thomas Garcia The 100th anniversary of a local church is viewed as a historical and spiritual milestone said church parishioners. “This is very important to the […]

Education feature: Camp aims to prepare students for seventh-grade math

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Marshall math teacher Mary Ann Collings, above right, tutors math students Wednesday at the middle school. Collings said the hands-on lessons she uses often will be a staple at Marshall Kitten Math Camp. Liliana Castillo Marshall Middle School seventh grade math teachers have created a summer math camp to better […]

ENMU men seventh in regional cross country

CNJ staff WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Junior Mohammed Noor finished 13th with a time of 32 minutes, 16.13 seconds over 10 kilometers Saturday, leading Eastern New Mexico University’s men to a seventh-place team finish in the NCAA Division II South Central Regional cross country meet, hosted by Central Missouri. The host Mules took the team title […]

Hounds seventh, Zias eighth in LSC preseason poll

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men were picked for seventh place and the women for eighth this season in the Lone Star Conference South preseason basketball polls, released by the conference office. Midwestern State, the defending South champion and coming off a 31-3 season, is favored to win its fourth […]

ENMU men seventh, women ninth at WT rodeo

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men took four of the top five spots in team roping and finished seventh in team standings over the weekend in the West Texas A&M rodeo. Junior Clinton Hiett of El Paso and sophomore Christian Pettigrew of Fort Sumner won the event, followed by sophomore Billy […]

ENMU’s Aragon stands seventh in decathlon

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University senior Steven Aragon is seventh with 2,981 points in the decathlon after Thursday’s first day of competition in Angelo State’s David Noble Relays. Aragon, the only ENMU athlete competing in the two-day event. finished third in the 100 in 11.91 seconds and sixth in the […]

Business feature: K-otic night club to become hookah lounge

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Though the sign for K-otic still is on top of the old Prince Street Lounge, at Seventh and Prince streets in Clovis, the new renters are advertising a hookah lounge they plan on opening in early February. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico For years, the expansive building at Prince […]

ENMU hires seventh softball coach

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Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University turned to the Midwest for the seventh softball coach in the program’s history. Lauren Sigwing will leave Fort Scott Community College in Kansas to take over the Division II Zias, according to a Monday release from the university. She replaces Amber Daniel, who went 78-78 in two full […]

Split drops Hounds to seventh in LSC

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Senior catcher Freddy Carmona went 6-for-8 in the doubleheader, but it was his RBI groundout that drove in the go-ahead run as Eastern New Mexico University beat Central Oklahoma 5-1 Sunday in the second game to earn a split of their Lone Star Conference baseball twin bill and a split […]

West Clovis traffic moving again after eight-hour snare

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Truck driver Cody White of Amarillo, center helps unload cattle from his overturned truck at the junction of Seventh Street and Grand Avenue Friday morning. CNJ staff West Grand Avenue and Seventh Streets were reopened around 11 a.m. after the early morning rollover of

Jan. 13 Business Digest

Deli to stay open The Wholey Cow Deli will stay open under new management. Renea and David Hughes of Clovis said they lease the deli, which was scheduled to close Friday. Located on the corner of Seventh and Pile streets, the business opened in 2004. “We think they have a fantastic product and we hated […]

One giant assist

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Joseph Rivera, left, and his children Audrianna, Joseph Jr., center, and Andrea, far right, open presents surrounded by the Yucca Middle School’s basketball team. Each year, the team sponsors Christmas for a family chosen by the Lighthouse Mission. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Not all team huddles are ones where […]

Traffic signal changes at Seventh and Pile streets

CNJ staff The city’s Public Works Department has placed stop signs at Seventh and Pile streets for north and southbound traffic and has placed the signal into a flash mode. “The signal is over 50 years old,” Public Works Director Clint Bunch said, “and the traffic department is no longer able to repair it due […]

ENMU squads finish seventh, ninth

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University finished seventh out of nine teams in men’s competition and ninth out of 12 in women’s standings Saturday in the Lone Star Conference cross country championships, hosted by Texas A&M-Kingsville. Abilene Christian took five of the top six individual spots and ran away with its 18th […]

ENMU squads finish seventh at Texas Tech

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Sophomore Logan Robertson and freshman Yared Gamiz led Eastern New Mexico’s cross country squads to seventh-place team finishes Friday in the Texas Tech Jackrabbit Open. Robertson finished 43rd in a field of 109 men’s runners, posting a time of 28 minutes, 11.32 seconds over eight kilometers. Senior Derek Henio and […]