Zias finish season with win

CNJ staff PORTALES — It’s been a long season and a tough learning process for the freshman-dominated Eastern New Mexico University women’s squad. Still, the Zias were able to close out their campaign in style Saturday night, getting a career-high 22 points from sophomore forward Megan Kabrick in rolling to a 75-56 Lone Star Conference […]

Hounds split doubleheader at Cameron

LAWTON, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s Freddy Carmona hit a tie-breaking, two-run double to key a four-run ninth that lifted Eastern New Mexico University past Cameron 15-13 Saturday in the first game of a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader. The Aggies won the seven-inning nightcap 4-0 to earn a split for the day and […]

Mustangs get past Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Guard Nolan Richardson IV scored 17 points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out nine assists Saturay night to lead Midwestern State to a 75-56 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. The Mustangs (13-13, 5-7 South) dominated the first half and cruised […]

Kingsville finishes off sweep

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — For essentially the first time this season, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team found itself on the down side of the scoreboard. The Zias picked a bad time for it — a three-game Lone Star Conference South Division-opening series against Texas A&M-Kingsville. The Javelinas completed a series sweep on […]

Mayor of change

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo David Lansford announced in November he would not seek a fourth term as Clovis mayor. He defeated eight challengers in three elections. By David Stevens: Editor Drainage issues had long plagued Clovis. Nearly every time significant rain fell — even a quarter of an inch — Greene Acres Lake would […]

Alcohol sales shouldn’t even need ballot

Freedom New Mexico By now you have heard every argument imaginable for and against Sunday alcohol sales in Clovis restaurants. Yes, alcohol abuse is a great evil in our community, state and nation. Yes, economic development could get a boost if area residents could have a glass of wine with their Sunday dinner out. But […]

City Commission candidate forum

CNJ staff The Clovis News Journal asked the eight candidates for city commission in Tuesday’s Clovis municipal election to tell readers about themselves, their qualifications and their platforms. Below are their responses. District 1 Randal Crowder Age: 57 Occupation: Builder/developer. Prior elected office: Elected to city commission in 2004. Crowder: I would like to thank […]

Mayor candidate forum

CNJ staff The Clovis News Journal asked the six candidates for mayor in Tuesday’s Clovis municipal election to tell readers about themselves, their qualifications and their platforms. Below are their responses. Tim Ashley Age: 44 Occupation: Construction supply business owner. Prior elected office: Currently serving his second consecutive term as Curry County commissioner. Ashley: I’m […]

Alcohol sales proposal on ballot

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sunday alcohol sales could boost the local economy and make Clovis more attractive to more businesses, according to proponents. But allowing one more day of the week to sell alcohol could lead to more alcohol-related crimes and sends the wrong message to the youth, according to critics. Voters will […]

3-2-08 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 1 p.m. Monday an officer on duty at a school in the 1400 block of Cameo took a report of a battery. A school official said two girls had gotten in a fight in the lunchroom. One of the girls said […]