Weather clearing; roads expected to open this afternoon


By David Stevens Editor Hundreds of vehicles were stranded throughout Curry County on Monday afternoon, but sunshine, warmer temperatures and calm winds were allowing roads to re-open and life to return to normal after a weekend blizzard. Curry County Emergency Management Director Dan Heerding said he expected U.S. 60-84 would be open east and […]

Friday area prep basketball roundup —

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Texico senior Audrey Wren drives on Friona junior Taylor Stallings during Friday’s girls championship semifinal in the Farwell Invitational. Wren had a pair of 3-pointers and finished with 10 points as the Lady Wolverines advanced to tonight’s championship game with a 68-35 win over the Squaws.

SUMMARIES Boys Farwell Invitational Championship semifinals Texico 75, Friona 37 Texico (6-0) — Rafael Maldonado 12, Tanner Dickerman 2, Brannon Karger 15, Dalton Thatcher 10, Braden Fraze 16, Mason Golden 6, Nathan Phipps 14. Totals 27 12-21 75. Friona — Dalton Woods 7, Kaegan Kerby 15, Jacob Harrison 12, Adrian Munoz 2, Patrick Gaines 1. […]

Finance reform under Dianna Duran laughable

re·form – verb 1. make changes in (something, typically a social, political, or economic institution or practice) in order to improve it. What does embattled Secretary of State Dianna Duran not understand about the problem with putting her name and the word “reform” in the same sentence? It should be apparent to even the most […]

Rams thump Eunice

Staff report EUNICE — Home or away, it doesn’t seem to matter as the Portales Rams dismantled the Eunice Cardinals 42-0 in a game that was called early in the third quarter thanks to several lightning strikes in the area. Up to the time the game was called, Portales (4-0) was in complete control of […]

Hounds beat St. Ed’s, Western State

Staff report PUEBLO, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team swept a pair of matches in Friday’s Steel & Silver Classic, hosted by Colorado State-Pueblo. The Greyhounds opened with a 20-25, 25-14, 25-9, 23-25, 15-11 win over St. Edward’s before coming back to beat Western State 17-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-22, extending its winning […]

Pages past — Sept. 3

On this date … 1941: The fountain special at Portales’ City Drug: banana splits for 9 cents. 1915: Curry County Fair Association officers met to form committees and ordered “a number of big posters which will reach every section of the county in the extensive advertising campaign,” The Clovis Journal reported. One goal was to […]

Duran should explain actions or resign office

There could be a really amazing explanation for why two-term Secretary of State Dianna Duran, the top official in the state for policing campaign contributions, was apparently depositing campaign gifts into her personal bank account, moving large amounts of cash between her campaign and personal accounts, and withdrawing hundreds of thousands of dollars at eight […]

CHS SOCCER: Lady Cats will have new look

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Senior Arianna Meza tries to split the defense of Erica Lewis, left, and Monique Lopez of the Clovis alumni during Saturday’s match at Yucca Middle School. The varsity defeated the alumni 5-0.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer It’s going to be a new look for the Clovis High girls soccer team this year after losing nine seniors from last year’s squad. The Lady Wildcats compiled a 12-7-1 mark in 2014, including 2-4 in District 4-6A. In addition to ending a long district drought with wins […]

What’s happening — Aug. 13

Today Melrose City Meeting— 4:30 p.m. City Clerk Office, 105 E. Avenue B., Melrose. Information: 575-253-4274 Curry County Fair — 10 a.m. Curry County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Brady Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-935-7000 James Bickley Ribbon Cutting— 10 a.m. James Bickley Elementary School, 500 W. 14th St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 James Bickley Community Open House— 2 […]

Public defender applies for judicial vacancy

By Brittney Cannon DEPUTY EDITOR An attorney at the public defender’s office is, so far, the only applicant for the vacancy District Judge Stephen Quinn will leave at the end of June, according to Administrative Assistant Raylene Weis at the Judicial Nominating Commissions at the University of New Mexico. Chris Christensen, who has been […]

God fills life’s background with blessings

By: Curtis Shelburne “Music with dinner,” writes G. K. Chesterton, “is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.” In wordsmithing and logic, no one beats Chesterton, and I think he’s right on this subject at hand, more often than not. If the musician is not very musical. If the violin or guitar or […]

Life is not a basketball game

By Sandy Fields Local columnist Life is not a basketball game. I suppose I could write up some analogy about the game of life, but today I’m staying with the original thesis. Recently I was in a packed gym.  About 80 percent of the crowd was cheering for my team. The other 20 percent was […]

PARCC test met with resistance

By Aubry Buzek STAFF WRITER Students in Clovis Municipal Schools are getting ready to take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test for the first time next week. The PARCC test is being met with resistance from some parents in the district, and a letter urging parents to opt […]

Johnson: Canines, don’t go chasing phony balls

Call it the imaginary ball toss or the great fake-out — most dogs know it well — and it’s one of those things people do because it’s just plain funny sometimes. The game starts by holding a treat, favorite toy, ball or nothing at all, then pretending to toss said item far away and laughing […]

County, bank have rate dispute

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer Curry County and the Bank of Clovis have a “respectful difference of opinion” regarding how much interest proceeds from a $14 million bond issue should have been drawing since Dec. 23, according to Curry County’s financial advisor Rob Burpo. At the Curry County Commission meeting Tuesday, Commissioner Chet Spear […]

Updated: Weather cancellations

Today • Clovis Community College closing at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday • Clovis Municipals Schools on a 2 hour delay • Eastern New Mexico University in Portales opens at 10 a.m.  School is not in session, and the spring semester begins on Jan. 19. • The 9th Judicial District Court, both Curry and Roosevelt counties, are […]

To our readers:

Circulation Director Cindy Cole reports some areas have still not received newspapers because of Friday night’s snow but efforts are ongoing. Carriers were working Monday evening and will continue to work extra hours to deliver. Anyone with questions can call our circulation office at 575-763-3431. Thank you for your continued patience.

Weather slowing newspaper deliveries

To our readers: We do apologize for the continuing inconvenience, but many of our delivery areas are still difficult to reach. As of sunset Saturday night, several rural area roads remained untouched by road crews. Many side streets have either been chewed up, creating difficult ruts to get through, or have been smoothed over from […]

ENMU men’s basketball capsule — Dec. 5

MEN ENMU at Northern New Mexico • When: 7 p.m. today at Espanola •  Records: ENMU 4-4, NNMC 5-6 •  Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. •  Last time out: The Greyhounds dropped an 81-65 decision to Texas-Permian Basin on Tuesday at Greyhound Arena in their home opener. NNMC lost on Tuesday at University of the Southwest 92-91. […]

Lady Rams knocked out of state tournament

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Portales’ underdog bid to reach the Class 4A state volleyball finals came up just short on Friday night. The Lady Rams pulled up a five-set quarterfinal win over West Las Vegas 25-18, 20-25, 26-24, 19-25, 15-13 on Friday morning, then erased a two-set deficit before falling to Sandia Prep 28-26, […]