Softball tournament earns $3,055 for children’s charity

Reporter’s Notebook A slew of softball players stepped up to the plate last weekend to raise funds for the Oasis Children’s Advocacy Center. Clovis Softball Association tournament coordinator Roger Jackson said $3,055 was raised through the “Batting Out Child Abuse” tournament. The two-day tournament at the Guy Leeder Softball Complex featured 31 adult teams. “We […]

Nine inmates utilize ankle bracelets

CNJ staff There are nine Curry County inmates being monitored on an ankle bracelet program designed to reduce jail overcrowding and cut the cost of housing inmates. Only one inmate has violated the program in which inmates are released from the detention center and wear an ankle bracelet that tracks their movements 24 hours a […]

Underdog not out of political running

By Ned Cantwell: Syndicated Columnist Here’s how I got it figured. Jim Madison, Alex Hamilton and the boys are sitting around the pub after a hard day of constitution writing, and they are trying to figure out the finer details on how this thing called the United States of America is going to work. And […]

Prejudice not uncommon in hiring process

By Walter E. Williams: wwilliam@gmu.edu In recent weeks, I’ve offered operational definitions for some of the terms used in the discussion of race. The first was discrimination, which can be broadly defined as the act of choice. When one selects one activity, good or person, of necessity he must discriminate against an alternative activity, good […]

Prisoners deserve to be humanely treated as well

Editorial The Bush administration has come to an agreement with three dissident Republican senators — John McCain of Arizona, John Warner of Virginia and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina — on a bill to outline the way foreigners detained in the “war on terror” will be handled. While the compromise does seem to limit some […]

Cousins score ENMU’s points in rodeo

CNJ staff PORTALES — Cousins Clay Kozba and Stetson Herrera accounted for all of Eastern New Mexico University’s scoring, leading the Greyhounds to a ninth-place finish with 155 points in the school’s College Daze Rodeo over the weekend at Lewis Cooper Arena. Kozba, a junior from Brighton, Colo., was third in calf-roping, scoring 70 points, […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Goddard blanks Lady Cats

CNJ staff ROSWELL — The Clovis High girls held off Roswell Goddard for a half Tuesday night, but the roof finally fell in. Goddard’s Kendra Jones broke a scoreless tie three minutes into the second half and the Lady Rockets went on to a 3-0 win, their second shutout of the Lady Wildcats in four […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats record 11th victory

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Clovis High’s Luis Esparza (12) and Roswell Goddard defender Cheyanne Salazar drive toward the goal during Tuesday’s match. Goddard goalkeeper Pedro Melendez grabs the ball just before Esparza could get to it. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High boys soccer team has now reached one milestone this […]

City airport expansion on horizon

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Officials plan to extend the runway at the Clovis Municipal Airport to the north. The city bought the land for the planned expansion in 1988. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff Plans to extend the Clovis Municipal Airport’s runway to accommodate larger planes is waiting for the completion of an environmental assessment, according to airport […]

Air Force vet helps others with disabilities

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John Prater, left, spent 26 years in the Air Force. (Freedom Newspapers: Claude Vigil) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Instead of settling into retirement and putting up his feet after 26 years in the Air Force, John Prater headed to the college classroom. However, somewhere along the way he began to suffer the effects […]

Clovis Schools hires education foundation consultant

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Clovis Municipal Schools is one step closer to creating an education foundation. Members of the Clovis Schools Board of Education entered into a contract with education foundation consultant Pete Karabatsos Tuesday during a board meeting. A private foundation can support a range of school programs. Foundations have supported the […]

Traffic stop turns into drug bust

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers A routine traffic stop on Sunday night turned out to be one of the Tucumcari Police Department’s biggest drug seizures, and netted the department two arrests. Seized was 116.2 pounds of marijuana — neatly shrink-wrapped by its packagers — with an estimated street value of more than $250,000, said Police […]

Delayed Prince Street paving to begin Tuesday

A scheduling conflict has delayed the paving project on North Prince Street, according to New Mexico Department of Transportation project manager Raymond Reeves. Reeves said the state highway project to resurface North Prince from Commerce Way to Llano Estacado Boulevard has been rescheduled to begin Tuesday. It was scheduled to begin more than three weeks […]

Clovis Schools hosts drive for musical instruments

By: Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Calling all trumpets, trombones, French horns, clarinets and saxophones. To supply horn instruments to all of its students, Clovis Municipal Schools is hosting an instrument drive in October. According to school officials, about 20 sixth-grade students are unable to afford the instruments. Supporting a band student can be expensive […]

Violence not best way to obtain power

By Leonard Pitts: syndicated columnist I’m probably going to have to apologize for this column, so let’s get that out of the way: I’m sorry. I did not intend to offend Islam or its followers. I respect Islam and, indeed, all the ways humanity worships and seeks its Maker. With that taken care of, let […]

Woman thankful for generosity of others

Letters to the Editor I would like to thank the unknown person who was so generous to give my daughter a coat. My daughter said a teacher asked if she had a coat. My daughter said no and that she could not find her sweater. A teacher then presented my daughter with a box wrapped […]

How Hungary handles problems worth watching

Editorial Based on U.S. government priorities one might think nothing much was happening in the world besides the ongoing conflicts with Islamic jihadists and Iran’s possibly related desire to enrich uranium. But other issues turn out to be just as or more important to other parts of the world. Take Hungary. It is tempting to […]

Cannon mission change starting

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base’s mission transition to the 16th Special Operations Wing has already begun, according to base commander Col. Scott West. West, who has served as the 27th Fighter Wing’s commander for eight months, presented an informational slide show to city and county officials during a quarterly joint […]

Industrial skills viewed as area need

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer • Clovis Schools researching feasibility of vocational school. Updates from local officials were given Monday during a city and county luncheon held at the Clovis Civic Center. Future goals and recent events associated with Clovis Schools, Clovis Community College, Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, Clovis Industrial Development Corporation and […]

Young entrepreneurs cleaning up

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A.J. Moreno, left, and Thomas Fite, are partners in Poop Butler, a service that clean yards for dog owners. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer • Business owners find niche market in picking up dog poop. There is at least one unpleasant aspect to owning dogs — cleaning up the poop. And depending on the […]