Realtors expect housing jump

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Weichert Realtors owner Carolyn Spence likes a sudden surge in real estate sales. But it’s starting to interfere with her Christmas.

Area code switch looming

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Courtesy illustration By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer As the new area code’s implementation approaches in October, local business owners have mixed reactions to the change. Permissive dialing begins Oct. 7, allowing callers to dial either the current 505 area code or new 575 area code, giving them a year to adjust. “It will give […]

CHS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats’ Bunton earns 5A all-state

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Clovis High’s Ebony Bunton, shown in the recent Class 5A girls state championship game against Mayfield in Albuquerque, was named to the Associated Press’ 5A girls all-state first team. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Five members of Clovis High’s basketball team were accorded Class 5A all-state honors on Wednesday, […]

CHS senior earns top state honor

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Clovis senior Tori Northcutt is playing in her third state final in four years. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent T-Bird connotes a certain amount of class when the subject of vintage cars comes up. Evidently, it has the same meaning when it comes to Clovis senior Tori Northcutt. Northcutt has […]

Sluggish start hurts Lady Cats

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — The first half was a case of extremes. Mayfield’s Madison Spence was red hot, and the Clovis Lady Wildcats ice cold. Spence scored 21 of her game-high 31 points in the first half, and Mayfield held on for a 59-46 win Tuesday over the Lady Wildcats. Tori Northcutt led Clovis […]

Something red, something white, something blue

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By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Red, white and blue. On and around July Fourth, these patriotic hues can be seen nearly everywhere — in yards, storefronts and the aisles of grocery stores. But these decorations are ephemeral. Paying homage to the nation’s colors, the Clovis News Journal searched for them in more permanent states. […]

New mission, new market

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocksales consultant Eric Hall shows Betsy Matthies the inside of a Ford Expedition on Tuesday at Hamilton Ford on Prince Street. Matthies and her husband, who is stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, ordered a Ford Focus. By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Auto salesman Eric Hall said he is reaping […]

Seniors Blackmon, Hilburn named to all-state team

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Two record-setting Clovis seniors were named to this year’s Associated Press Class 5A All-State team announced Saturday. Senior Brittany Blackmon leaves Clovis as the school’s all-time leading scorer with more than 1,500 points while senior Aimee Hilburn finished with a school record for assists with almost 500 and third […]

STATE TOURNAMENT: Gallup upends Lady Cats in 5A semifinals

By Pete Herrera: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Mayfield guard Madisen Spence had the ball in her hands and Saturday afternoon on her mind. With Mayfield locked in a basket-for-basket struggle with Sandia in the fourth quarter Thursday, Spence took an inbounds pass with five seconds left, drove down the right side of the lane […]

State biodiesel firm

Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer An alternative fuel business is considering the Clovis Industrial Park as a possible location for a biodiesel plant. Energy Conversion Corp. of Santa Fe is holding a meeting today at the Chamber of Commerce for parties interested in investing in the company, according to Chase Gentry, executive director of the […]

Clovis captures 5A title

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Marichia Floyd hugs teammate Aimee Hilburn as Clovis celebrates a49-46 win over Mayfield in the Class 5A championship Saturday at The Pit in Albuquerque. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — More than four months of hard work and sacrifice and a year’s worth of frustration exploded into a wild post-game […]

Mayfield tops Sandia; other tournament scores

The Associated Press Mayfield 78, Sandia 65 ALBUQUERQUE — Mayfield used its full court press and strong shooting to defeat Sandia 78-65 Thursday in the semifinals of the girls Class 5A State Tournament. Mayfield, which will play the winner of the Clovis-Rio Rancho game in the championship Saturday, hopes for a rematch to defend its […]

Zias beaten twice by Angelo State

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Eastern New Mexico University junior Kyleigh Harris slides head first into home plate as she is safe to tie Angelo State in extra innings of their first game Friday in Portales. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Finally getting to play at home for the first time more than six weeks wasn’t […]