ENMU track teams making strides

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eric Boll thinks this is the year his Eastern New Mexico University men’s track team could escape the cellar in the Lone Star Conference track meet. Boll, an ENMU football assistant, is beginning his fifth season with the track program and admits it’s been a challenge trying to build it up. […]

ENMU, Buffs adjust baseball series

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s four-game Lone Star Conference South Division series against rival West Texas A&M has been shuffled. The teams meet in 1 p.m. twin bills today and Friday at Potter County Memorial Stadium in Amarillo. Originally, the teams were to play single games on Friday night and Sunday afternoon […]

CHS GOLF: Cats top Rams in playoff for team title

CNJ staff LOVINGTON — For the first time this spring, the Clovis High boys golf team put everything together. Led by sophomore Tyler Fontenot’s 3-over-par 74, the Wildcats shot a four-man total of 305 and won a playoff with Portales on Wednesday for the team championship in the Lovington Invitational tournament. Artesia was third in […]

Report: Robberies rise 30 percent

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Violent felony crimes in Clovis dropped by about 10 percent in 2006, according to the Clovis Police Department’s annual report. However, robberies increased almost 30 percent and property crimes by about 17 percent in 2006, the statistics showed. Violent crimes include homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Property crimes […]

Tornado notebook

CNJ staff —The Disaster Relief Center at the Curry County Fairgrounds operates 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Friday. American Red Cross and Salvation Army are on hand to help. Furniture, appliances, food and baby care items are available. A pink intake sheet is needed to receive goods and items. […]

Cops and Courts: Clovis agent named investigator of year

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Agent David Loera of the District Attorney’s office was named investigator of the year Wednesday by the New Mexico District Attorney’s Association, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Loera, an 18-year law enforcement veteran, served with the Clovis Police Department before joining the district attorney’s […]

Student profile: Jimenez

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Brittni Jimenez is a senior at Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Johnny Jimenez Jr. and Kim Garcia. What is so great about your favorite sport? Soccer is very physical and competitive. It gives me such an adrenaline rush. I just love it. If I could do […]

Revamped federal government will attract fresh faces

By Freedom Newspapers Move over, Air Force Academy. Make way, Annapolis. Watch out, West Point. If some in Congress get their way, there soon might be a National Public Service Academy, styled loosely (probably very loosely) on these older institutions, that will take America’s best and brightest and mold them into the federal uber-bureaucrats of […]

CHS BASEBALL: Cats post sweep of Roswell High

CNJ staff ROSWELL — All it seemed to take, Clovis High coach Shane Shallenberger said, was breaking out of a losing streak. Jonathan Ware saw the Wildcats’ 4-0 lead pared to a run in the sixth, then gave up two hits in the seventh before nailing down the 4-3 win over Roswell High in the […]

Events Center plans take shape

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners approved the final plans and construction bids Tuesday for the Special Events Center during a regular meeting. Curry County Manager Dick Smith said the multi-purpose facility will cost $80 per square foot, or $7 million total including kitchen equipment. The construction bids were originally let in […]