Fort Sumner sweeps 1A track titles

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Junior Tobea Patterson helped Fort Sumner’s girls finish third in the Class 1A state medley relay. Photo by Andrew Chavez THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBUQUERQUE — Consensus can be a hard thing to come by in a small town melting pot like Fort Sumner. Unless you’re talking about the town’s youth. Then everyone’s on the same […]

CNJ takes top spot at APME awards

WIRE AND CNJ STAFF The Clovis News Journal won top honors in its circulation division Saturday, for the third year in a row, at the New Mexico Associated Press Managing Editors awards banquet. Awards for excellence in news coverage for 2003 are presented in 17 categories and three circulation divisions for newspapers in New Mexico, […]

City takes first step to approve $200 million dollar bond

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer The City Commission gave initial approval Thursday night to the issuance of a $200 million industrial revenue bond to finance the construction of the Southwest Cheese Plant. A special commission meeting will be held May 13 to give final approval to the bond, commissioners said. The proposed bond purchase […]

Wolverines facing familiar foe

By Dave Wagner The Texico and Hope Christian boys basketball teams are separated by more than 250 miles, but they’ve become well-acquainted in recent years. Winners of the last three and four of the past five Class 2A state titles, they’ll meet in postseason play for the fifth time in six seasons in an 8 […]

Words buzzin’ at spelling bee

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Martha Rivas, 12, a sixth-grader at Parkview Elementary, smiles as she waits to spell a word as Yucca Junior High seventh-grader Zach Gillooly, 12, (the winner of the contest) takes his turn in the Regional Spelling. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth. By Michelle Seeber Twenty-nine words into the 13th round, Zach Gillooly of Clovis won the […]

Clovis residents win art awards

Reporter’s Notebook Three Clovis residents won awards at the Eastern New Mexico University 2004 Student Juried Exhibition held Jan. 25-Feb.6. James Estoque won first place for Graphic Design and Motion Graphics. He will graduate this year. Michael Guastaferro won first place for Drawing and Painting and Sandra Reynolds won first place for Photography. Haig David-West, […]

Mayor returned to office

By Darrell Todd Maurina Incumbent Mayor David Lansford sailed to an easy victory Tuesday night as Clovis voters returned him to office with the highest margin he’s received in three elections. Lansford won with 73 percent of votes cast over two competitors — Stephen Muscato with 15 percent and Raymond Atchley with 11 percent. Lansford […]

Most readers won’t miss ‘Sex and the City’

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if participants would miss “Sex and the City.” Some responses: “Inasmuch as my personal ‘Sex and the City’ (Kansas City, from where we moved to Clovis in l990) was satisfactory, I didn’t feel a need to view the TV program, and never did.” — Harold Burris, Clovis “I […]

Kerry takes five states

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Chad Barnes, a registered Democrat of Pleasant Hill, casts his vote in Tuesday’s New Mexico Caucus at the Bruce King building in Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Democratic presidential front-runner John Kerry rolled up big victories and a pile of delegates in five states including New Mexico on Tuesday night. His […]

Hounds look to rebound

By Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University basketball teams were on their way to a perfect weekend in Oklahoma, but Southwestern Oklahoma’s Cer Edwards spoiled the party. Edwards drained a 3-pointer with four seconds left on Saturday, giving SWOSU a 51-49 win over the Greyhounds in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game. The […]