Organizer: Friday procession just the beginning

CNJ staff Sean Ferriera said Friday’s Jump Up was a good beginning. Ferriera organized the four-hour praise parade that played Christian music as a group of about 60 marched around Second and Pile Streets — six days after the city commission approved the parade with several restrictions. Ferriera said the event got a slow start […]

Animal shelter euthanasia money in limbo

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer It’s been a month since the transition and Clovis’ animal control began complying with a state mandate to change its method of euthanizing animals. Money the legislature promised the city to help defray cost is tied up, but lethal injection is now being used as required by state law, […]

City targets neglected properties to prepare for growth

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CNj staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Building Safety Director Pete Wilt said the city is working to contact property owners of abandoned or neglected buildings as the city prepares for growth. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer It’s often a slow and painful task — tracking down property owners, getting them to step up and […]

Sheriff will pitch forfeiture ordinance

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Sheriff Matt Murray wants a new law enabling his department not only to seize property of drug dealers, but to sell it and keep the proceeds. Seizures are already happening. But Murray said under the current system, his office turns the property over to the state or […]

Police blotter — Aug. 30

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 6 a.m. Aug. 11 an officer responded to a convenience store in the 1300 block of Prince Street for a robbery report. An intoxicated man with lacerations on his arm and hand consistent with glass cuts, said he was jumped by a […]

Stolen F-16 model found

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Officials had offered a reward of $700 for the return of an F-16 model stolen from the Clovis High School around Aug. 17. The plane was located at the edge of a field north of Clovis Saturday morning and loaded into a pick up truck by law enforcement. By Sharna […]

Colorado Christian blanks Zias

CNJ staff LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Megan Gilchrist scored off a corner kick by teammate Kimi Wright with just over 15 minutes left Friday, lifting Colorado Christian to a season-opening 1-0 women’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Colorado Christian had six shots on goal in the match to five for the Zias. ENMU had […]

Hounds win opener

CNJ staff HOBBS — Freshman midfielder Kal Herbert and junior forward Emerson Rodrigues scored less than a minute apart, breaking a scoreless tie late in the half and lifting Eastern New Mexico University’s men’s soccer team to a 3-1 win over University of the Southwest on Friday. The host Mustangs (1-1) pulled to 2-1 on […]

Zias drop pair

CNJ staff OMAHA, Neb. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team dropped season-opening matches to Dallas Baptist 25-18, 25-21, 25-19 and to North Albabama 19–25, 25-18, 25-14, 25-15 in a tournament hosted to Nebraska-Omaha. The Zias complete play in the event today with matches against Emporia State at 9:45 a.m. and Truman State at […]

Clovis beats Alamo 27-14

CNJ staff ALAMOGORDO — Junior Quran Wiggins ran for three touchdowns in his varsity debut to lead Clovis to a 27-14 win over Alamogordo on Friday in the season opener for both teams. Wiggins scored on runs of 37, 1 and 7 yards. Alamo took a 7-6 lead on a 55-yard halfback pass from Dwaundle […]

ENMU drops volleyball opener

Freedom New Mexico Neb.-Omaha tournament Dallas Baptist def. ENMU 25-18, 25-21, 25-17 in the Zias’ season opener. ENMU faces North Alabama at 4:45 p.m. (MDT), and plays twice more on Saturday to complete the event.

Hounds open at CSU-Pueblo

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU assistant Todd Wallis, right, rolls a loose ball to Joey Mendez during a drill at Thursday’s practice. The Greyhounds open their season Saturday at Colorado State-Pueblo. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Colorado State-Pueblo is a new program. Eastern New Mexico just feels like one. Both the Thunderwolves and […]

Stickers summertime nuisance

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Charles Guthals recommends monosodium methyl arsenate, a herbicide known as MSMA, for getting rid of grassburs. Grassbur is a summer grassy weed that is adapted to dry, sandy soils. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Stickers, sticker burs, grass spurs, sticky burs, sand burs — whatever the name, a common […]

Wayland graduates 43

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Wayland graduate Rian Essex, right, shakes a line of hands including Dean Gary Mitchell’s, left, after being presented his diploma. Essex and his wife Shiloh earned master’s degrees. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After eight years of teaching and coaching football at Clovis High School, Cal Fullerton decided to […]

Friday’s prep football scoreboard

Class 5A Clovis 27, Alamogordo 14 Class 3A Portales 42, Robertson 41 Class 2A Texico 33, Dexter 13 Class 1A Fort Sumner 38, New Mexico Military 7 8-man Melrose 56, Magdalena 6 Clovis Christian 46, Gateway Christian 12 Taum 44 Floyd 16 6-man Dora 41, Elida 32 San Jon 55, House 25 Texas Class 1A […]

Ag workers seek compensation

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico New Mexico is hearing a debate over whether agriculture workers need to be included in the state-run workers compensation system. A group of civil rights organizations is suing to have New Mexico agricultural workers included. However, many in the agriculture industry have said their employees are already covered and […]

Camp revives childhood memories

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Remember when you went to camp? You learned neat stuff about animal tracks, bugs and pine trees. Maybe you went hiking after dark and somebody jumped out of the woods screaming like a wild animal, scaring everyone spitless. Around the campfire they told ghost stories that caused shivers — and […]

Letters to the editor: Fair has made vast improvements

Fair has made vast improvements I want to thank Lance Pyle, the county commissioners, Jan Riley and Lee Delk and his grounds crew for making the Curry County Fair so handicap friendly. They have a little ways to go, but what they have done is a 100 percent improvement over the past few years. I […]

Admiration for Kennedy immeasurable

Freedom New Mexico Sen. Ted Kennedy, who died Tuesday night at 77 after a 15-month battle with brain cancer, was one of the remarkable political characters of American political history. As the youngest child of a remarkable political dynasty, he overcame tragedy, an early reputation as a political lightweight, his own personal demons and sometime […]

CCC officials credit programs, online enrollment for student increase

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College’s unofficial attendance numbers are up signiricantly, according to Marketing Director Lisa Spencer. The head count on Thursday, the fourth day of school, was 3,784 — up 429 students from the 3,355 counted on the same day last year, said President John Neibling. Spencer and Neibling credited […]