2007 Curry County Fair results part 1

4-H Home Economics and General Project Division Photo with good composition Novice 1. Kortney Bone 2. Danielle Bennett Junior 1. Mackenzee Starbuck Trick Photo Senior 2. Thomas, Kylynn Photo with subject taken three different angles Novice 1. Danielle Bennett Junior 1. Kylynn Thomas Manually cropped and uncropped photo Senior 1. Kylynn Thomas Digitally cropped and […]

Letters to the Editor: Blood-alcohol level beside point

Regarding recent events surrounding Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas: I would like to raise some very serious concerns. I am truly appalled that our city commissioners actually have the gall and audacity to think it is acceptable for Thomas to keep his job. I realize he was under the legal limit for drunken drivers when […]

Test shows Thomas under legal limit

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CNJ File Photo Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas was arrested Aug. 3 and charged with driving under the influence and open container. A blood test showed Thomas’s blood alcohol content was .04 percent, half the state’s legal limit. Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas’ blood alcohol level was half the legal limit the night he was […]

Thomas to remain city manager

Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas “will continue in his duties as city manager pending disposition of allegations initiated against him in Quay County,” city officials announced in a news release Wednesday. Thomas was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence on Friday in Quay County. City commissioners held an executive session on Wednesday […]

City manager arrested over weekend

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CNJ File Photo Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas was arrested Friday at a DUI checkpoint between San Jon and Logan. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas was arrested Friday night and charged with driving under the influence, state police said. He was also cited for an open container violation. Both charges […]

Commission passes $49 million budget

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis City Commission adopted a $49 million budget for the 2007-2008 fiscal year at Thursday’s meeting, over the opposition of Commissioner Ron Edwards, who faulted it for not addressing pay adjustments for firefighters and emergency medical technicians. Edwards said the fire department is “headed for a train wreck” because […]

July 27, 1942

Antoinette Concell, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey aerial marvel endorsed Camel cigarettes for their mild flavor. … The Clovis News-Journal reported that Miss Lois Beck hosted weekly storytelling and games at the high school auditorium for kids ages 4-9. … Mrs. Dona C. Elder, of 621 Pile, was hostess for a birthday party honoring […]

Group discusses Hull Street overpass repair

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City officials discussed Wednesday funding the repair of the Hull Street overpass at the Public Works Committee meeting. Public Works director Harry Wang said BNSF Railway officials complained of chunks of concrete from the structure falling onto the railroad. “Structurally it’s fine,” Wang said. “The surface will cause them […]

Hobbs blanks Lady Cats twice

CNJ staff Right now, the Hobbs Lady Eagles just seem to have Clovis’ number in softball. Hobbs handed the Lady Wildcats 10-0 and 6-0 losses on Tuesday in Clovis’ summer opener at Lady Wildcat Complex. Hobbs took three of four from the Lady Cats during the District 4-5A season, including a 4-0, 9-1 sweep at […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats host Hobbs in district opener

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Brandi Thomas is hoping her Clovis High softball team can challenge Carlsbad this season in District 4-5A — a tall order, considering the Lady Wildcats have never beaten Carlsbad. Before they deal with the Cavegirls, though, the Lady Cats hope to get off to a good start in district […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats take third at Artesia

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Sophomore third baseman Britteny Mascarenas compiled six hits in two games and helped the Clovis High softball team to a third-place finish in the Lady Dog Invitational on Saturday. Host Artesia did all its scoring in the first two innings to beat the Lady Wildcats 10-2 in a morning winners bracket […]

Clovis city workers to take weekend off

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Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos speaks at the town hall meeting at Parkview Elementary School on Friday afternoon. The town hall meeting’s purpose was to report on progress since March 23’s tornado. (Freedom Newspapers: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Employees with the city of Clovis will take a much-deserved break […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats hold off Lovington

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Clovis High senior Jordan Garrett survived a collision on the basepaths, and the Lady Wildcats survived a first-round game against Lovington in Artesia’s Lady Dog Invitational softball tournament, holding on for an 8-6 victory on Friday. Meantime, Roswell Goddard freshman Maddie Green pitched a four-hitter and tripled home two runs in […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats sweep Roswell High

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Three extra-base hits produced ninth-inning runs Tuesday night as Clovis High’s softball team defeated Roswell High 8-5 in the first game of a twin bill. The Lady Wildcats then scored early and often in the nightcap, rolling to a sweep with a 12-7 victory. After the Lady Coyotes forced extra innings […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats return after splitting tourney tilts

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — After splitting in Friday’s first two rounds of Rio Rancho’s 16-team Kristin Griego Memorial Tournament, concerns about Friday’s wicked weather back home took precedence for the Clovis High softball team. The Lady Wildcats, scheduled to play twice on Saturday, opted to return to Clovis early Saturday morning. […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Coyotes romp to invitational title

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer In frigid temperatures that forced both teams to wear sweatshirts for warmth, Roswell High used a five-run second inning to blitz Clovis for an eventual 11-1 victory in six innings in the Clovis Invitational championship game on Saturday night at Lady Wildcat Complex. Lady Coyotes pitcher Raquel Grajeda went […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats reach tourney finals

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Lubbock Christian’s Maite Ramos, left, is unable to hold the ball as Clovis High’s Jordan Garrett slides safely into third base during Friday’s opening-round matchup in the Clovis Invitational at Lady Wildcat Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High softball coach Brandi Thomas said she didn’t know what […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats open with invitational

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Clovis High’s Lynnae Logan, left, Laura Gulley, center, and Valerie Gallegos cheer as a teammate makes a hit during a team scrimmage on Thursday at Lady Wildcat Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The Clovis High softball team made its first appearance in the Class 5A state tournament last year, […]

Helmet law up for vote

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers A bill requiring children under 17 years old to wear a protective helmet while using a bicycle, scooter, skateboard or skates in a public area is headed to the state Senate for vote. It was passed unanimously Monday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Bicycling injuries have been cited as the […]

Baseball, softball get started

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Clovis High’s Jarod Kiser throws the ball across the diamond during the Wildcats’ practice on Tuesday at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The snowstorm that passed through the area a couple of weeks ago left Clovis High’s baseball and softball teams wondering just when they would get […]