Grass fire burns 300 acres of pastureland in Melrose

CNJ Staff A grass fire about five miles northwest of Melrose consumed about 300 acres of pastureland Tuesday evening, according to fire officials. The fire started about 7 p.m. between Curry roads 14 and 15 about a mile and a half west of New Mexico 268, according to Melrose Fire Chief Kenny Jacobs. Firefighters had […]

Hounds gear up for No. 4 WT

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Mark Ribaudo has no illusions about what his squad faces tonight. Eastern New Mexico University’s football team, currently on a four-game losing streak, has the unenviable task of taking on rival and fourth-ranked West Texas A&M in a 6 p.m. Lone Star Conference South Divison clash. “They’re No. 4 […]

PBR event set to open weekend run tonight

By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent Sometimes it’s not easy working your way to the top of the Professional Bull Riders circuit. Just ask cousins Sterling Bowers and Rusty Patrick, a pair of Texico residents, who recently met up with six other cowboys in Oklahoma and drove some 900 miles to a tiny town (Herreid, pop. […]

Commissioners will consider fixed bus routes

Clovis city commissioners will consider approving a proposed fixed bus route system in tonight’s city commission meeting. Also up for consideration in tonight’s meeting is the decision to establish a transportation task force that will work to implement the proposal, according to Clovis Area Transit System Director Mary Lou Kemp. Introduced to commissioners in January, […]

Agenda for Tucumcari Racing Commission hearing

To view a copy of the agenda for tonight’s Racing Commission hearing in Tucumcari, click on the link below. Hearing agenda

Student publication policies on meeting agenda

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Policies for student publications will be discussed at Tuesday’s Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting. Board Clerk Jelayne Curtis said the issue was a student publications issue, and could cover either the Plainsman yearbook or the Purple Press newspapers. No action will be taken on changing student publications […]

Discussion expected on school yearbook

CNJ Staff The controversial Clovis High School yearbook is not a topic on the agenda at tonight’s school board meeting. But school Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said she expects area residents will be voicing their opinions on the subject during the meeting’s open forum. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at the school administration building. The […]

Hilburn, Texas State clash with Tech tonight

CNJ staff Former Clovis High standout Aimee Hilburn and her Texas State Bobcats will be in Lubbock tonight to face Texas Tech in a second-round game of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. Hilburn posted a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds on Thursday as Texas State (21-10) advanced with a come-from behind 84-83 victory […]

Churches ready for communitywide service

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CNJ photo: Tony Bullocks The Rev. Margot Thompson from Trinity United Methodist Church is one of seven area pastors chosen to speak about the last seven statements of Jesus on the cross at tonight’s Good Friday community service. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Area pastors will join together tonight to take listeners on a […]

Elida beats defending champs

Wesley Gilmore scored 30 points as Elida beat defending state champion Gateway Christian 75-66 Wednesday night in a Class 1A boys state quarterfinal game at Rio Rancho High School.