Texico’s Jenkins earns first win of season

LBUQUERQUE — Texico’s L.J. Jenkins earned his first PBR Built Ford Tough Series event of the 2008 season, scoring a 90 in the championship round Sunday to win the Ty Murray Invitational at Tingley Coliseum. Jenkins scored 358 points on four bulls in the three-day event. Built Ford Tough Series leader Guilherme Marchi finished second. […]

Clovis boxers advance

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Two boxers who train in Clovis will be making their way to the regional round of this year’s Golden Gloves following Sunday’s state finals at Roy Walker Community Center. Superheavyweight Elijio Sena and Edgar Zubia at 141 pounds won their divisions and helped the Clovis Boxing Club take the overall […]

Hounds outlast Abilene Christian

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — First baseman Allen Smith’s two-out, bases-loaded error in the top of the eighth allowed two runs to score, and the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team pulled out a 7-6 win over Abilene Christian on Sunday to avoid a four-game Lone Star Conference sweep. ENMU (17-17, 10-14 LSC) led 5-1 […]

Zias thumped twice in crossover

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Bad early innings did in the Eastern New Mexico University softball team on Sunday. Cameron scored five times in the top of the first en route to a 10-1 victory over the Zias, then Southeastern Oklahoma turned a throwing error by catcher Michelle Anderson into six unearned runs in the […]

Researchers working to develop less-allergenic peanut

By Naveen Puppala: Ag Sense Peanuts are the most allergenic food known, capable of triggering severe adverse reactions in sensitized individuals. Around 1.5 million people are allergic to peanuts, and peanut allergies cause as many as 100 deaths each year in the U.S. The number of children having an allergic reaction to peanuts has increased […]

Wilson, Pearce spar over Cannon AFB vote

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CNJ file photo An MC-130H Combat Talon II sits at Cannon Air Force Base in 2006. The gunship is one of the planes stationed at Cannon Air Force Base for Air Force Special Operations Command. By Heather Clark: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Rep. Heather Wilson is accusing her opponent in the Republican primary for […]

Time to vote

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Chamber not attracted to magnets

Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce officials report they are not endorsing any sales of promotional items, specifically “community magnets.”

Auditor: Funds investigation complete

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer State Auditor Hector Balderas said Monday he has completed his audit of 2007 Curry County fair funds and plans to share it with county officials this week. In February, county officials requested the state audit 2007 fair funds accounts in an effort to find up to $11,000 in unaccounted […]

Williamson lectureship set

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Science fiction fans will descend on Eastern New Mexico University on April 11 for the 31st annual Williamson Lectureship. Authors are invited to visit the campus and discuss the interactions of science and the humanities. The lectureship has been a campus tradition since 1977 to honor science fiction author […]

Homesick for Clovis

Jim Bauman of Fostoria, Ohio, sends greetings to Clovis via e-mail:

April 1, 2008 Local Roundup

By CNJ staff ‘Burger Run’ planned High Plains Drifters will host a “burger run” Saturday to benefit the New Mexico Pediatric Brain Tumor Association. All interested riders can sign up beginning at 9 a.m. at High Desert Honda, 200 N. Prince St. Riders will leave at 9:30 a.m. and ride to Ute Lake, where there […]

Amanda R. hanging on

In case you missed “The Bachelor” on Monday night, Amanda R. received a rose and still has a chance to win the romance game.

Just a bun, please

After a lifetime of “eating the bun,” Sharna Johnson offers her FAQ with answers for those who don’t understand.

Bahama Buck’s slated for early summer opening

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Ronnie Marez of Clovis, applies chalk on the bottom of a roof eave Monday at the Bahama Buck’s being built on Prince Street For additional informationm, see today’s business feature. By CNJ Staff Clovis residents Stephen Powell and Chris Foster are working hard to open a surf-themed shaved ice shop […]

Agency pushing for farmer-friendly rules

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer The Farm Service Agency is pushing for more farmer-friendly grazing and haying rules on Conservation Reserve Program land. The FSA is proposing rule changes that would allow managed haying once every five years and managed grazing once every three years. About 100,000 acres in Curry County were re-enrolled in […]

April 1, 2008 Business Digest

Subway gets facelift The Subway Restaurant at 801 E. First St. is closed for remodeling. Work started Saturday and the restaurant will be open again on Thursday, said owner Gary Patel. Willett Construction is installing new seats, new signs and new wallpaper. Thai restaurant opening soon A Thai restaurant will open soon at 221 N. […]

April 1, 2008 It’s their business

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Name: The Dance Academy Location: Hilltop Plaza Shopping Center, 2216 Main St. What they do: The offer dance classes taught by board certified and college degreed professionals in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz (all styles), hip hop, and musical theater. Beginner through advanced levels are offered for ages 2 1/2 through adult. Who’s in charge: Jeffie […]

Military’s top brass finally have their say

Freedom New Mexico President Bush’s meeting last Wednesday with the Joint Chiefs of Staff was held in a secure Pentagon room called “the tank,” so it is almost impossible for outsiders to know what really happened. But enough came out in official and unofficial accounts to suggest that the military leaders were exceedingly frank with […]

Melrose man dies in car accident

CNJ Staff A 63-year-old Melrose man was killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident about five miles east of Melrose on U.S. 60/84, according to Patrolman Lance Bateman of the New Mexico State Police. Bill Bovell was driving west in a 1992 Mercury passenger car on a two-lane portion of the highway when his vehicle […]