Weekly update — March 13

Representative trying for impact statement State Rep. Roberto Gonzalez, D-Taos, is trying to force the U.S. Air Force to produce a full environmental impact statement on Cannon Air Force Base’s proposed low-altitude training area. Gonzalez has introduced a joint memorial on the topic to the state legislature. In a Taos News story, Gonzalez says he […]

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Rep. Ben Ray Luj

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Teacher running for District 7 seat

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Jeff Carr of Eagle Nest is the District 7 Democratic candidate for state senator. The seat currently is held by Clint Harden, R-Clovis, who is seeking re-election. District 7 includes Curry, Colfax, Harding, Quay, San Miguel, Taos and Union counties. Carr teaches U.S. history and economics at Taos High […]

Albuquerque, Clovis papers win top awards

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The Albuquerque Journal and the Clovis News Journal took daily newspaper general excellence honors Saturday in the New Mexico Press Association contest. The Rio Grande Sun and the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle won general excellence awards for weekly papers. The Clovis News Journal collected 17 awards. Including honorable mentions, Freedom […]

Lewis helps Clovis sweep Taos

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Clovis High’s Michael Lewis, center, jumps for a layup against Taos defenders Paul Serrano, left, Michael Malone, center, and Donnie Ward, right at Rock Staubus Gym on Saturday night. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Asked what he sees as his role on the team, Clovis High senior post Michael […]

CHS BASKETBALL: Cats to face Taos again

CNJ staff For the second consecutive day, the weather has impacted Clovis High’s Purple Pepper Shootout. Taos was slated to meet Roswell High at 6 p.m. and Canyon, Texas, was slated to take on the Wildcats at 7:30 p.m. Canyon and Roswell could not make the trip because of road conditions, so the Cats (14-1) […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats prepare for Taos’ mix-match defense

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Although the Purple Pepper Shootout isn’t a tournament in the traditional sense, with a championship presentation or all-tournament team, both Clovis and Taos are taking the two-day event seriously. The Wildcats (13-1) will square off against Taos (9-7) at 7:30 p.m. today at Rock Staubus Gym. Roswell High plays […]

CHS SWIMMING: Lady Cats roll to team title in triangular

CNJ staff TAOS — The Clovis High girls swimming team piled up 469 points to capture first place in a triangular swimming meet on Saturday. Taos won the boys division of the meet with 272 points, just two more than the Wildcats. Monte del Sol was the third team in the meet. “We swam very […]

Taos performer’s tour debut in Clovis

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Robert Mirabal will perform songs from his new CD, “Pueblo Christmas,” at Clovis Community College. (Courtesy photo) By Ashley Lee: Freedom Newspapers Growing up at Taos Pueblo, Robert Mirabal says he celebrated the holidays in all his culture’s indigenous ways as well as a good Santa-fearing Christian. He’ll share some of those traditions with a […]

PURPLE PEPPER SHOOTOUT: Cats post win over Taos

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Clovis’ Rishard Mathews tries to release a shot over Taos’ Chris Martinez during the second half of Friday’s game in the Purple Pepper Shootout at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Riding a balanced attack that featured five players in double figures, the Clovis High boys took […]

Taos coach has many local ties

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondant Parents from Tucumcari, a sister from Portales, an aunt and uncle from Amarillo, friends from Lubbock — the roster of Rick Apodaca supporters was certainly impressive when the Taos basketball team took the court Friday against Clovis. But Apodaca, a former assistant in Portales before taking the Taos head coaching […]

Clovis swimming wins Taos meet

CNJ STAFF TAOS — This weekend the Clovis swim team did something they’ve never done before — win a meet. The Lady Cats came in first in the Bob Clotworthy Taos Invitational Triangular Meet. The Clovis girls finished ahead of Taos and Monte Del Sol to win the meet. The Lady Cats finished first in […]

Ski fans anxious for start of season

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Day after day after day of postcard-blue skies makes many an eastern New Mexico resident cheery. But, these days, some citizens are growing more anxious by the minute. That would be the local fans of skiing. Though the nearest slopes are at least three hours away, Clovis powder adherents know […]

American eliminated at state meet

CNJ staff TAOS — Clovis’ American All-Stars were ousted from the double-elimination 11-year-old state tournament on Monday in a 15-1 los to Los Lunas Enchantment. The game ended in four innings on the 10-run rule. American’s only run was scored by Scott Lyberger, who singled, reached third on a single by Ethan Dennie and was […]

6/19 Agriculture Digest

Organic farming course offered in Taos Courses in organic farming, photovoltaic and solar hot water design and installation will be held Tuesday through Friday in Taos. Preregistration is required for the courses, which are part of the “Solar Summer Intensive” series. Evening sessions will cover rainwater harvesting, green building, long range land use planning and […]

Free speech issues abundant these days

By Ned Cantwell There is no lack of hot-button, free-speech issues hogging New Mexico news these days. They were the subject of legislative debate, they are hanging in the air over Taos, roaming the eastern plains. A fellow in Clovis drives a banana yellow Ford Focus. He wants to stand out. You could argue that […]

Harden appears Senate winner

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Clint Harden will return to the state Senate next month, according to county clerks who participated in a recount of votes involving the Republican incumbent from Clovis and Robert Frost, D-San Jon. State officials said Thursday they’ve not received official results, but the clerks said Harden’s 36-vote lead prior […]

Taos is no longer the soul of New Mexico

Grant McGee I like to get out of town at least once a month. It makes me appreciate Clovis. The most recent destination: Taos, about four hours northwest in New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo mountains. Taos means different things to different people: It’s an art colony, a ski destination and a tourist town. Taos beckoned […]

Events Calendar

All times Mountain Alto “The Brothers Four” — 8 p.m. Saturday at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts, Airport Highway 220. Information: 505-336-4800. Albuquerque Albuquerque Old West Collectible and Antique Gun Show — 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday at the New Mexico State Fairgrounds, […]