Academy approved

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Lendra Hailey, a counselor at Marshall Junior High School, speaks Tuesday night to the school board at Clovis High School. She spoke on behalf of Marshall’s teachers in support of the realignment. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis ninth-graders are bound for an academy all their own beginning with […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer What: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting When: 5:30 p.m. today Where: The Clovis High School Lecture Hall to accommodate a larger crowd. On the agenda: Board members will vote on the proposal to realign Clovis Junior High Schools. If it passes: A ninth-grade academy will be created […]

Gattis tabbed for 9th-grade site

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Deputy Superintendent Ladona Clayton talks to the Clovis school board about the benefits of creating a middle school and ninth-grade center out of the district’s three junior highs during Tuesday’s school board meeting. (CNJ photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Clovis Municipal Schools colored in their proposal to reconfigure junior high schools […]

Petty cured: Seventh-Street studio top attraction for music lovers

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Paul Diffin of San Diego, Calif., looks at the instrument panel Thursday during a tour of Norman Petty’s recording studio on Seventh Street.Tours of the studio are part of the three-day Clovis Music Festival. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) BY Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer England native Paul Diffin called the Seventh-Street studio where Norman Petty […]

Rams, Wildcats split summer twin bill

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Clovis first baseman Parker Wood slides into home on a passed ball in the second game of Tuesday’s summer league doubleheader at Bell Park. The visiting Rams won the opener 8-3, and Clovis took the nightcap 11-1. (Staff photo: Kevin Wilson) CNJ Staff Portales had plenty of pitching in Tuesday’s doubleheader, but Clovis had enough […]

South 1A-2A all-stars fall in bottom of seventh

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — For his first all-star coaching experience, Dora’s Ty Thatcher definitely had a philosophy that differed radically from his opponent. Using his bench liberally, Thatcher used 20 players for the South in Friday’s Class 1A-2A senior high school all-star game at Sandia Prep. Meanwhile, the North utilized four substitutes […]

Hounds swept by division leader

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ENMU pitcher Seth Clabaugh throws from the mound during the first game of Friday’s doubleheader. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh got reasonably good pitching performances from left-handers Seth Clabaugh and David Swinconos on Friday. What he didn’t like what his team’s overall approach in 9-3 […]

Clovis girls seventh, boys eighth in Ruidoso

CNJ staff There is no question who the best teams at the Leroy Gooch Invitational were. The Mayfield boys won by 20 strokes and the Roswell Goddard girls won by 41 strokes in the 4A-5A division Tuesday at Ruidoso. The Clovis boys finished eighth, and the girls finished seventh. Jordan Moore shot a 161 for […]

Sibling tandem pitches Carlsbad by Cats

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Oh, brother. Riding the pitching of Todd and Corey Weldon, Carlsbad swept Clovis 3-2, 4-2 Saturday in a District 4-5A doubleheader. In the opener, Todd Weldon scattered 10 hits and stranded 11 runners, including the tying run after Clovis scored twice in the top of the seventh. In the nightcap, not […]

Alamo takes pair from CHS

CNJ staff ALAMOGORDO — After bailing out the opener in the bottom of the seventh, Alamogordo made short work of Clovis High in the second game on Saturday. Clovis erased an early 3-0 deficit to tie the game twice before falling 5-4 on a leadoff home run by Tigers catcher Steve Hobbins in the seventh […]

CHS baseball team loses in last of seventh

CNJ staff LEVELLAND, Texas — Clovis coach Shane Shallenberger knows something is wrong when his team scores 10 runs and takes a loss. The Wildcats allowed five unearned runs and fell 11-10 at Levelland. “I think we hurt ourselves,” Shallenberger said. “We had too many miscues defensively.” After scoring four runs in the top of […]

ENMU baseball team sweeps Northeastern State

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University rode the hot hitting of second baseman Mike McDuffie and stellar relief work by sophomore right-handers Charlie Ward and Keith Balderaz to a sweep of Northeastern State in a Lone Star Conference crossover doubleheader Saturday at Rousey Field. The Greyhounds won the opener 7-6 and scored […]

Police say robberies may be connected

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Two recent armed robberies at Seventh Street convenience stores may be connected, according to the Clovis Police Department. Police have made no arrests and have no suspects in the crimes that occurred four blocks apart in the evening hours of Feb. 15 and Tuesday, said Clovis Police Lt. James […]

Zias split twin bill with Western

CNJ staff SILVER CITY — Run-scoring singles by Courtney McClasky and Kristina Goodman in the top of the ninth lifted the Eastern New Mexico University softball team past Western New Mexico 10-7 on Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader. The Mustangs held off a last-ditch Zias rally to prevail 6-5 in the nightcap […]

Zias rally for split against Mustangs

CNJ staff SILVER CITY — Senior Tina Whitt’s second home run of the game, a two-run shot in the top of the seventh, broke a tie and lifted Eastern New Mexico University to an 8-7 win over Western New Mexico on Monday and a split of their softball doubleheader. In the opener, Western got a […]

Frazier, Claudine

Claudine Frazier, 74, of Roswell, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at her residence. She was born Aug. 4, 1931, in Hobart, Okla., to Earl and Mabel Gunnels. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She married Jerry E. Frazier on Sept. 9 in Fields. She was a housewife for 55 years. She […]

Promoting environmental safety, compliance, remediation, stewardship

1st Lt. James Nichols Cannon Air Force Base celebrated Earth Day/Arbor Day April 21, 2005 at Doc Stewart Park. During the celebration, Cannon was honored by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for the seventh consecutive year. “Winning Tree City USA for the seventh year in a row shows how dedicated […]

Cannon honored as Tree City USA for seventh consecutive year

2nd Lt. James Nichols, 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Cannon Air Force Base recently celebrated Earth Day/Arbor Day April 21 at Doc Stewart Park. During the celebration, Cannon was honored by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for the seventh consecutive year. “Winning Tree City USA for the seventh year in […]

Wildcats pull out two squeakers

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Clovis’ Jonathan Sisneros lays down a bunt during the opening game of a doubleheader Thursday against Plainview at Bell Park. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff Parker Wood drew a two-out, bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh to give the Clovis Wildcats a 7-6 victory Thursday night over Plainview, Texas, and a sweep […]

Officer involved in wreck

CNJ staff A Clovis patrol car driven by officer Bart Phillips was involved in a two-vehicle accident Monday afternoon on Seventh Street. Phillips was traveling westbound on Seventh Street shortly before 5 p.m. when his vehicle was struck in the front passenger side by a woman driving a 1994 GMC pickup, according to Clovis Sgt. […]