2014 Our Town: A guide to the communities in the Clovis-Portales area

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Lady Cats win second tennis tourney

CNJ staff The Clovis High girls tennis team is off to a fast start this spring, having won both tournaments it has played in. The Lady Wildcats went 4-0 in a five-team round-robin hosted by Roswell Goddard Feb. 14-15, then last weekend rolled through an eight-team tournament at Carlsbad. “This is the same set of […]

Cats, Lady Cats seek top-5 state swim showings

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis freshman Jasmine White works on her breaststroke during Wednesday’s practice session at Clovis Aquatic Center. CHS swim squads are slated to compete in the state meet scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Albuquerque Academy.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Without the numbers of some other programs in the state, Clovis High’s swimming teams don’t think in terms of a state championship. They do have enough, though, to make some noise in this weekend’s event at Albuquerque Academy. “I think both teams will be top 10,” said coach […]

Game Commission chair quits after cougar killing

Scott Bidegain of Tucumcari has  resigned as chairman of the New Mexico Game Commission after game-control officers filed a criminal complaint alleging he was an accessory to the unlawful killing of a cougar. In his resignation letter, Bidegain stated he was present during a hunting incident earlier this month in which a cougar was killed […]

3 QUESTIONS: Pleasant ready for season

Denzel Pleasant, a 2008 graduate of Clovis High School and defensive back for the Curry County Cats, is already hyped for the 2014 Cats season after being named a PAFL West Texas Division all-star last year. What are you looking forward to this season, and what are your goals? I’m just looking forward to another […]

What’s happening — Feb. 4

Today Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., north annex of Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 763-6016.   Economic Development Reviews AD HOC meeting — 1:30 p.m., Assembly Room, City Hall. Information: 769-7828.   Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Read with a Dog — 1 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Clovis Community […]

Pets always grow on us

He was trouble from the first minutes I knew him but somehow the little Dalmatian won my heart over. We first met in a weekly newspaper office in Colorado where I was publisher. It was a dog friendly workplace for the most part and I only had one person that wasn’t all that into dogs. […]

Ten more things to fail at in 2014

In 2013 I only kept one of my 10 New Year’s resolutions — to stop being civil and dive head-first into mud-wrestling with truculent (quick to argue or fight) people. Not only was it a great stress-reliever, but it did wonders for my complexion. With a .100 batting average, I hesitate to step up to […]

Lady Cats begin defense of 5A title

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis junior Danni Williams averaged nearly 20 points a game last season in leading the Lady Wildcats to a 30-2 record and the state Class 5A championship.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Sixth-year Clovis High girls coach Jeff Reed says the Lady Wildcats won’t be nearly as deep as the last two seasons. That said, don’t expect too many opponents to be shedding tears for them. CHS went 30-2 last season en route to the Class 5A championship. While they […]