Animal group wants to help with prairie dogs

Susan Hubby says the Citizens for Prairie Dogs, to which she belongs, would be willing to relocate the prairie dogs at Ned Houk Park at no cost to the city. But because of their breeding habits, that could not happen until June. CNJ staff photo The Clovis City Commission meets 8 a.m. today to discuss [...]

Thursday prep roundup - Feb. 28

PREP PLAYOFFS (Seeds in parentheses) Boys District 4-5A Thursday (2) Hobbs 78, (3) Carlsbad 65 Saturday Championship Hobbs at (1) Clovis, 8 p.m. District 4-3A Tuesday Seeding playoff at Roswell Portales 57, Lovington 48 Thursday (2) Lovington 59, (3) Ruidoso 47 Saturday Championship Lovington at (1) Portales, 7 p.m. District 4-2A Tuesday (4) Clayton 46, [...]

Candidate profiles: CCC Board of Trustees

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees election is Tuesday. The only contested race is in District 1 where incumbent Gayla Brumfield faces Donald Sharer. We asked each candidate to answer the same four questions via email: Gayla Brumfield, 59, is a Realtor, president and broker-owner of Coldwell Banker Colonial Real Estate She has lived [...]

Citizens envision Clovis future

A large crowd of Clovis residents showed up Thursday night at the Clovis Civic Center to share their visions for the future of Clovis. Kathie Novak, a former elected official and president of the National League of Cities, led the meeting. She encouraged participants to check their hats at the door, own their ideas, be [...]

Police blotter: March 1, 2020

Here is a sampling of the police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday 7:35 a.m.: Caller reported criminal damage, 2400 block of West Seventh Street. 7:53 a.m.: Caller reported a domestic dispute, 1400 block of Sheldon Street. 9:38 a.m.: Caller reported a theft, 500 block of North Pile Street. 9:42 a.m.: Caller reported a theft, [...]

Remember God as how you first met him

I was watching a televangelist the other day and a question came to my mind: When our message about Jesus mirror's the world's attitude, then it really is just religion. An eternal difference exists between being religious and keeping Christ as the center of our focus. I am not the judge and don't mean to [...]

Efforts at combating bullying go down for a 3 count

Rio Grande High School wrestler Nick Chavez has a state championship while the justice system, some South Valley political power brokers and the anti-bullying efforts of Albuquerque Public Schools all have a black eye. A state senator, a Bernalillo County commissioner and an APS Board member all saw fit to use their official clout and [...]

Not a libertarian? You’re not free

So, you're still not a libertarian? Why not? Let's get beyond misguided religious excuses, justifications regarding "fairness" and overblown, irrational fears. What all these excuses boil down to — as reasons why you can't embrace libertarianism — is wanting to feel OK with having someone available to hurt other people who are not harming you. [...]

Amos the Churchmouse: amos wrestles snowy weather

yesterday boss i opened the door of my cozy little matchbox home in the corner of the church and slipped outside through the crack in the wall in the choir room the moment i stepped outside a gust of icy wind slapped me in the face shivering i started to go over to a clump [...]

More Ute suits possible

The Tucumcari-Quay County Regional Water Authority armed itself Thursday for a long legal battle to pull the plug on the Ute Water Project. The authority hired a Santa Fe legal firm to represent it with plans to ask for a new federal appeals court review. It also created a committee to lobby state and federal [...]