Cavegirls sweep CHS

Two big innings took the Clovis Lady Wildcats out of the mix on Tuesday night. Carlsbad scored 10 runs in the third inning en route to a 13-0 win in the opener of the District 4-5A softball twin bill, then did all its damage with four runs in the top of the first in the [...]

Lady Cats pull out another squeaker

HOBBS — When the golf tournament is close, it seems, the Clovis High girls have you right where they want you. For the third time this season, the Lady Wildcats pulled out a team championship by one shot on Tuesday, beating District 4-5A rival and host Hobbs 364-365 in the Hobbs Invite. Hobbs, though, returned [...]

Tuesday’s area prep baseball linescores - April 30

District 4-2A Texico 19, Tucumcari 5 Tucumcari 000 05 — 5 3 6 Texico 662 5x —19 17 1 Javier Villanueva, Saul MKoriel (3), Michael Olivas (4) and Jordan Walker; Jaron Hill, Mason Grau (5) and Jonah Walls. W — Hill. L — Villanueva. Top hitters — Texico: Hill 2-4, run; Gentry Doolittle 2-4, 3 [...]

Meetings Watch: CCC Board of Trustees - May 1

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees will hold a board meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday in room 512 in Clovis Community College, and the board will discuss the following: The spring 2014 academic calendar. The 2013-2015 CCC catalog. The HED fiscal watch report for the third quarter, fiscal year 2013. The 135 Tuition Rule. [...]

Weather service predicting dust storm

The New Mexico Environment Department issued an alert to New Mexicans on Tuesday about the health risks associated with dust storms. The alert was issued in time for a dust storms forecasted across the state today. The weather service forecast predicts wind gusts up to 50 mph today. A cold front is expected to arrive [...]

Clovis school board accepting applications for vacancy

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education is accepting applications to fill its District 4 vacancy created by the death of Charles H. Guthals. The board will select the successful candidate during an open meeting, and encourages candidates to participate in an open training meeting 5 p.m. May 9 at the CMS office board room [...]

Officers’ time better spent solving crime

Apparently, we don't want our police force spending too much time on violent crime these days. No, it seems street vendors operating without buying a business license need more attention from law officers. Or so it seems since city officials last week instructed Clovis police to start cracking down on those rascally vendors. Judging from [...]

Making my coworkers’ job harder

It's time for another installment of my "not long enough for a column, but longer than a paragraph" thoughts I want to share. These are my coworkers' least favorite, because the headlines are harder to write. Wish them luck: Thanks to baseball season and basketball playoffs, this is currently my heaviest stretch of television watching [...]

New middle school cost matches projection

Editor's note: A story in Sunday's paper incorrectly summarized costs associated with building a new Clovis middle school. The school will cost about $34 million to build, just as Clovis Municipal Schools officials estimated in 2009. The story that follows corrects erroneous information published Sunday. Clovis Municipal Schools expects its decision to overbuild W.D. Gattis [...]

Police blotter - May 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday Caller reported: 12:48 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 900 block of Calhoun Street. 5:49 a.m.: Animal complaint, 200 block of West Plains Avenue. 8:21 a.m.: Parking complaint, 500 block of La Salle Drive. 8:39 a.m.: Burglary, 400 block of West Seventh Street 10:00 a.m.: Theft, [...]