Clovis boy sings with Bob Hope, Andrews Sisters

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Editor’s note: The following account was told by Chick Taylor Jr. It was at Eugene Field I became interested in music because of our Clovis schools active music program. We had music classes and operettas that were fun and exciting. In the first grade our teacher was Miss Pearman at […]

Field mice can be difficult to exterminate

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Here at the Old Reporters’ Retirement Home, I’m spicing up each day by writing a horror story. It’s a TV documentary inspired by an actual event. Hollywood will love it. It’ll star Arnold Schwarzenegger. I call it “Gnaws.” The actual event went like this: We remodeled our house one time, […]

Calmest driver doesn’t always mean safest driver

By Ryn Gargulinski: Columnist Drivers can always tell they’re in New Mexico not necessarily by the highway signs, but by what’s lying on the side of the road. I don’t mean bums in cowboy boots, but the fine proliferation of road kill. New Mexico road kill usually consists of coyotes, snakes, cattle and once in […]

Art league looking for creative people

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Are you creative? Do you want to tap into your creativity, whether you believe you have some or not? Do you wish to find out in what area you have creativity? Do you think you might be better able to do so, while in the company of other people who […]

Victim’s sister feels justice served

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Homicide defendant Jimmy Bentley sat unflinching Thursday as the judge announced the guilty verdict. Behind the defense table, Bentley’s wife dropped her head in her hands, her shoulders wracked with sobs. Across the courtroom aisle, the sister of shooting victim Joseph Phillips gently rubbed her mother’s back, her face […]

Wildcats hit road to face Eldorado


Clovis High coach Eric Roanhaus, seated, goes over his schedule during Thursday’s practice in preparation for the Wildcats’ game tonight against Eldorado in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s bounce-back time for the Clovis High football team. Coming off a season-opening 21-13 loss to Mayfield at Leon Williams […]

Lady Cats down Roswell High in 4


Clovis High setter Britni Montague (9) blocks an attack by Roswell High’s Anika Jones during Thursday’s match at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer For a time, Roswell High’s Kimberly Ingram threatened to take over Thursday’s match against Clovis High. The 5-foot-9 senior outside hitter had eight […]

CHS harriers host invitational with ENMU

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Mark Bussen spent three years away from the Clovis High cross country program, at least in name. Bussen coached the CHS program from 1998-2002 before stepping away when his own children were starting to enter sports. When then-coach Brian Stacy asked him to come back after accepting the school’s […]

Wolverines fall to Canadian

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Texico found out crossing over into Texas makes a big difference. Matt Dickerson rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown and first-year starter Adam Cockrell added three touchdown passes Thursday to lead Class 2A Texas Panhandle power Canadian to a 39-0 win over Texico at Dick Bivins Stadium. Texico (1-1), which […]