Trio of Lady Cats land on 4-5A first team

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Clovis coach Miles Watters led the Lady Wildcats to a school-record 27 wins. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth.. By Rick White Ironically, two attributes Clovis coach Miles Watters considered strengths of his record-breaking team might have cost the Lady Wildcats in voting for all-district honors. The Lady Wildcats, the District 4-5A regular season co-champions and […]

Radar controllers can see it all at Cannon

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A radar control screen monitors airplane activity on Friday in the radar control room at Cannon Air Force Base. (CNJ staff photo by Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — F-16 fighter pilots twirl at jet speed, practicing dogfights and bombing runs. Private civilian pilots slowly move across the landscape in […]

Break time is over, it’s back to school

By Michelle Seeber Students in Clovis and throughout the area return to school today after a week of spring break vacation. Here is what some of them and their parents had to say about time away from school. ——- Pauline Sena, 17, a junior at House High School: “I didn’t do anything. I just hung […]

Clovis mayor to take flight with USAF

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis Mayor David Lansford will take flight on Tuesday, courtesy of the United States Air Force. The mayor’s flight will be in a two-seater F-16 jet normally used for training purposes at Cannon Air Force Base but also used for orientation flights. The most recent mayor to receive an orientation flight […]

ENMU finds middle ground in crime report

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent Eastern New Mexico University ranks in the middle of the pack among the state’s four-year colleges and universities for major crimes, liquor and drug law violations. Universities and colleges submit reported crimes to the U.S. Department of Education under a campus security and crime law. The Albuquerque Journal compiled the […]

Scalia must be more vigilant outside of court

Editorial W e normally approve of the way Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia reasons. The smart, sometimes pugnacious justice consistently resists the temptation to legislate from the bench. Still, we wish Scalia had declined to go duck hunting in January with a group that included Vice President Dick Cheney. The trip, coming as it did […]

Beware faulty memories at reunions

By Bob Huber: Local columnist Here’s a knee jerker for you nostalgia buffs — beware of reunions! They’re hazardous to your mental health and won’t do your liver any favors either. I recently participated in a reunion of sorts that ranked up there with all get-togethers I’ve experienced over the years. It took place at […]

Initiatives by Congress may be too costly

By Tom Philpott:Military Update A senior Defense official has warned Congress against creating an entitlement-rich military the nation cannot afford. Charles S. Abell, principal deputy under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, was asked last week while testifying before the Total Force Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee to list a few issues […]

Suddenly hot Hounds finish off Rattlers

By Dave Wagner PORTALES —After surpassing last year’s win total a day earlier, Eastern New Mexico completed a three-game sweep of sixth-ranked St. Mary’s on Sunday with a 12-6 victory at Greyhound Field. The Hounds (14-18) rallied from a 4-0, fourth-inning deficit to win going away behind a 17-hit attack. Eastern started a spring break […]

Cats sweep weekend road games

CNJ STAFF ALAMOGORDO — The Clovis High baseball team enjoyed a relatively relaxing weekend away from home as it tuned up for the start of District 4-5A play. The Wildcats pounded out 43 hits in three games, routing Alamogordo 7-1 and 17-5 on Saturday after rolling over Levelland, Texas, 15-2 on Friday. Clovis (11-1) begins […]