Hounds fall to WT in opener

CANYON, Texas — Unbeaten Justin Kuks pitched eight solid innings and left fielder Justin Smith hit two of West Texas A&M's four home runs Friday night as the Buffaloes beat Eastern New Mexico University 8-1 in the opener of a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. Kuks (9-0) stranded 10 ENMU baserunners and was helped […]

Cavegirls sweep Lady Cats

Carlsbad softball coach George Frederick gave Clovis High a bit of credit Friday night. CMI correspondent: Joshua LuceroClovis High shortstop Ashley Gallagher backhands a sharp grounder by Carlsbad's Lacy Granger before throwing home in an attempt to prevent a run from scoring during the first game of Friday's District 4-5A softball doubleheader at Lady Wildcat […]

Isler signs ex-CHS standout Lieb

Another former Clovis Wildcat is joining J.D. Isler as McMurry University. CMI file photoLathan Lieb, a 2011 Clovis High grad, is joining former Wildcat coach J.D. Isler at McMurry University next season. Lieb led Clovis in scoring his senior season, and spent his freshman season at Otero Junior College in Colorado. Isler, who coached 10 […]

Lady Rams ready for postseason

RUIDOSO — Senior Vanessa Olivas hit her first career home run, a second-inning grand slam in the second game, and the Portales Lady Rams finished off the regular season with a 14-3, 19-3 District 4-3A softball sweep of Ruidoso on Friday. Senior Kelsey Laurenz worked two abbreviated complete games although her sister, sophomore catcher Simone […]

Cavemen whitewash Cats twice

CARLSBAD —Coming off two disheartening one-run losses at Hobbs on Tuesday night, Clovis High's baseball team couldn't generate much oomph on Friday. Carlsbad pitching allowed just t wo hits, including a first-game no-hitter by Caleb Prentiss, and rolled to 9-0, 10-0 District 4-5A victories over the Wildcats in the regular-season finale for both teams. Prentiss […]

Friday area prep baseball linescores – April 27

District 3-2A Texico 16, Santa Rosa 4 Santa Rosa 2 00 11 — 4 3 3 Texico (12)03 1x —16 9 1 Marcus Lopez, Ryan Lopez (1), Santiago Romero (1) and Romero, R. Lopez (1); John Myers, Jarron Hill (1) and Josh Treadway. W — Hill. L — M. Lopez. Top hitters — Texico: Hill […]

Relay for Life auction today

Team Roundup a Cure, an auction to raise money for the Clovis Relay for Life, will be held 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at the Underground Arts Embassy at 321 E. First St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. The event will include a fajita dinner, a DJ, door prizes, a silent […]

Into the wild

The weather is beginning to warm up, which means it's time for outdoor activities. CMI correspondent: Gilrobert Rennels Western Kingbirds are among the numerous species of birds found at the Muleshoe Wildlife Refuge, which is located 19 miles south of Muleshoe in southern Bailey County. Although it's not quite summer yet, more and more people […]

Myers drops out of GOP senate race

A heated state senate primary became a heated two-person race Friday. In a joint press conference at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, Mark Myers dropped out of the state senate District 7 race and endorsed fellow Republican candidate Pat Woods. Both said the move was made out of concerns Gov. Susana Martinez has lined up resources […]

Clovis man stable after shooting

Clovis police are investigating a shooting Friday morning on Hull Street that hospitalized a Clovis man with a leg wound. At 4 p.m. Friday, David Garcia, 36, was in stable condition at Plains Regional Medical Center, according to the press release. No arrests had been made at that time. According to the press release: Garcia […]

McGee: Growing a garden of weeds

I was riding my bicycle along one of our streets the other day and noticed some yellow flowers. I thought they brightened up the vacant lot. I saw yellow flowers; I knew many more folks would just see weeds. I ponder weeds a lot because at times in my life they've meant yard work. For […]

In search of ponies: Bunnies have hand in heating up Earth

Invariably, the issue of weird weather comes up these days, especially with record temperatures set on a regular basis and extreme phenomenon rising to the top of headlines fairly often. Global warming is the answer the experts almost always arrive at — melting ice caps at the hands of humans who didn't heed the warnings […]

Press release: Clovis man shot in leg on Hull Street

Clovis – April 27, 2012 – On Friday, April 27, 2012, at approximately 8:54 AM, the Clovis Police Department Dispatch Center received a 911 call with information someone was involved in a fight outside of 915 N. Hull Street in the backyard and the caller heard gun shots fired and yelling . At approximately 9:04 […]

Press release: State and federal support for Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System remains strong

On April 25, 2012 the NM State Water Trust Board acted to approve $3,788,834 in FY 2012 for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System (ENMRWS). This state sponsored regional rural water project is also one of seven federally authorized rural water projects. "On behalf of the ENMWUA I would like to extend my deepest […]

Real joy found with heaven’s true prince

I guess I need to see an Eye, Ears, Nose & Throat specialist. Or maybe a neurologist. I keep getting things stuck in my head. I got a frog stuck in my throat at the end of a recent sermon. (Better for it to hop in at the end than the beginning.) Allergies, I think. […]

Reader-submitted: Handbell choir performing Sunday

The Asbury Ringers of First United Methodist Church will be performing "An Evening of English Handbells" 6 p.m. Sunday in the church's Sanctuary, 1501 Sycamore St. Photo submitted by Ken McDonald Sunday's concert will conclude the 2011-2012 musical season for the Asbury Ringers. The choir is comprised of Janet Barnard, Alison Brown, Becky Ingram, Nedra […]

Grady’s Lampley signs with OPSU

GRADY — Grady senior Joni Lampley has signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball next year at Oklahoma Panhandle State. The 5-foot-1 Lampley has competed in volleyball, basketball and track for the Lady Bronchos, who went 6-13 last fall in volleyball under coach Robin Jones. Lampley played libero in volleyball as a freshman […]

Dry county

Last year was sixth driest in recorded New Mexico history, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association — and this year isn't stacking up to be much better. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A playa located on Llana Estacado Boulevard remains dry from a lack on rainfall. Clovis has seen just over a quarter […]

Dennis Chavez pond may be stocked for fishing

Wanna hear a fish story? CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Geese gather Wednesday at Dennis Chavez Park, which is soon to be restocked with catfish by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Dennis Chavez pond in northwest Clovis may soon be home to thousands of them. New Mexico Game and Fish Department has […]

Driver in fatal crash says he was trying to avoid accident

The driver of a cement truck involved in Wednesday's fatal wreck at Seventh and Norris streets said he was trying to avoid an accident when the truck rolled over, according to the Clovis police incident report. Crystal Sutherland, 29, of Clovis, was killed when the 2000 Mack concrete mixer truck rolled on top of the […]