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 […]