Lady Cats host Los Lunas on Saturday

By Dave Wagner The Clovis High Lady Wildcats have drawn Los Lunas in a Class 5A regional playoff game set for 7 p.m. Saturday at Rock Staubus Gym. Los Lunas lost on Saturday at top-ranked Las Cruces Mayfield 55-42 in the District 3-5A finals, the teams’ fourth meeting of the season. A couple of weeks […]

Urban, Wildcats start season strong at Invite

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Clovis sophomore Sean Cruce tries to turn a double play as Hobbs’ Tyler Barnett slides into second during Saturday’s Clovis Invitational at Bell Park CNJ staff photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Even a fast-moving cold front on Saturday afternoon couldn’t cool off Richard Urban. The Clovis senior lashed a pair of two-run singles […]

Wolverines fall in OT at Clayton

CNJ STAFF CLAYTON — Clayton’s Ross Pershbacher converted a 3-point play with 6.9 seconds left in overtime as Clayton edged Texico 58-55 Saturday night for the boys District 6-2A tournament championship. Texico (21-6) built a 25-12 halftime lead, but needed a 3-pointer by senior Johnny Rivera with three seconds left in regulation to force the […]

Missed FTs leave Grady in foul mood

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Grady’s John Schueler corrals an offensive rebound during the second half of Friday’s championship game of District 4-1A boys tournament. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White GRADY — The parade to the foul line started less than three minutes into the game and didn’t end until the final buzzer sounded — 47 fouls […]

Judge: Drug court needed

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Judge Richard Knowles from Albuquerque said the 2nd Judicial District’s drug court program has a recidivism rate of less than 5 percent. By Darrell Todd Maurina The judicial district covering Curry and Roosevelt counties is one of only three in the state with no type of drug court for nonviolent offenders. Ninth Judicial District Judge […]

New law to assist Cannon

By David Arkin Those worried that New Mexico’s military bases could be shut down or realigned in the coming years can sleep a little easier now. The state’s top boss has signed a bill that he and his backers say will help prevent bases from being closed. On Friday, Gov. Bill Richardson signed a bill […]

Voters to decide city leaders, tax issue

By Jack King Clovis voters will select a mayor and four city commissioners and decide on a proposed quarter-percent gross-receipts tax increase on Tuesday. City officials have said funds generated by the tax increase would be used for acquisition, construction or improvement of water, wastewater or solid waste systems or facilities; acquisition, rehabilitation or improvement […]

Aggies salvage series finale against ENMU

By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — The Greyhounds finished off their weekend on a sour note, but their pitching gave them enough for a series win over Cameron. The visiting Aggies routed Eastern New Mexico 19-7 in Saturday’s nightcap to keep from getting swept in the four-game Lone Star Conference crossover series. In the previous three […]

Tax proposal response mixed from readers

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about the proposed quarter-percent increase in the gross-receipts tax, which is on Tuesday’s election ballot. Some responses: “I wholeheartedly support this tax increase. As explained by the city government, it will once and for all quell the need for pay raises for our city employees […]

Lady Cats clip Eagles

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Clovis freshman Tori Northcutt drives past Eldorado’s Kristen Johnson during Saturday’s District 4-5A tournament title game. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Sophomore post Brittany Blackmon was unstoppable Saturday night. Blackmon poured in a season-best 30 points on 13-of-15 field goal shooting as Clovis High’s girls claimed the District 4-5A girls tournament championship […]

Taxpayers told secrets must be maintained

By David Stevens “Dear boss, “Yes, I understand you’d like to know more about what your employees are doing around here. I imagine you’d like to know more about how your money is being spent. I’m sure you’d like a little insight into our newsroom’s plans for the future. “But I think my staff is […]

Think about all new fees, taxes before you vote

This Tuesday’s election in Clovis is not one registered voters should miss. Too many tax dollars are at stake, plus the makeup of the next city commission and the mayor will be decided. Besides deciding contested and unopposed races, city voters also will determine whether to impose a new quarter-percent gross-receipts tax on goods anyone […]

Zias sustain injuries in loss at ACU

CNJ STAFF ABILENE, Texas — The weekend of promise turned into a nightmare for Eastern New Mexico University’s women. Playing for a chance at a surprising Lone Star Conference South Division championship going into the weekend, the Zias absorbed their two worst losses of the season, including Saturday’s 75-42 setback against Abilene Christian. The win […]

Dispositions 2/29

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Paul Alexander, 23, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Judgment deferred 18 months and placed on supervised probation with special conditions of $75 lab fee, alcohol and drug screening and treatment, reporting to probation office within 24 hours, paying $15 monthly probation costs […]

Hounds repeat LSC South championship

CNJ STAFF ABILENE, Texas — Travazz Buckley and Kennis Green led five Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 16 points each as the Greyhounds nailed down their second consecutive Lone Star Conference South Division men’s regular-season championship Saturday with an 85-75 victory over Abilene Christian. The Hounds (20-7, 10-2 South) needed the […]

Rose, Donald

Donald Rose Services: Have been held. Donald Rose, 66, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Aug. 1, 1937, in Ohio to McKinley and Marie Rose. He married his wife, Mable Bea, in Delaware, Ohio. Family members said he enjoyed meeting new people and talking to everyone […]

Police blotter 2/29

Darrell Todd Maurina Shortly after midnight Feb. 21, police responded to the 100 block of Fireball where a resident reported that door knockers were coming to her house. She also said it appeared someone had been trying to start a fire near her house and showed police a damaged satellite dish in her back yard. […]

Cops and Courts: Two arrested on drug charges

Darrell Todd Maurina The Region V Drug Task Force arrested two people accused of drug trafficking last weekend, Sgt. Jay Longley said. The Clovis Police Department called task force officers to La Quinta Inn on Feb. 20 and arrested Terrance Jones, 21, on a charge of possession with intent to traffic a controlled substance. Jones […]

Q&A with Dennis Edwards

By Abby Dunn Dennis Edwards, 63, is committee chairman for the New Mexico Ag Expo, which wrapped up its 12th annual event last week in Portales. Q: How long have you been involved with the ag expo? A: Eleven years. I ran the exhibitor reception for probably five years. Then for a number of years […]

Walkin’ … Just for the health of it

Michelle Seeber Mall walkers find the early-morning shelter of North Plains Mall ideal for all-weather exercise. Can walking help you live longer? Winnie Moore, 93, of Clovis, says it can. She “faithfully” walks five days a week at North Plains Mall to maintain low cholesterol and a healthy heart. She said she started walking at […]