Religion digest – May 4

Relatives to pray for woman's return Relatives and friends of Kathy Lawson-Arredondo will gather at 8:30 p.m. May 11 at the Prince Street Baptist Church, 421 Prince St. to pray for her return to Clovis. Cell phones will be used instead of candles to honor Arredondo. Arredondo was reported missing Feb. 11 in Houston, according […]

Vehicle leak slows Cannon traffic

The Portales gate of Cannon Air Force Base on New Mexico Highway 467 was closed shortly before 10 a.m. today due to a substance found leaking from a vehicle, according to a press release on the Cannon website. CAFB and Curry County emergency personnel responded to the scene and are investigating. A 4,000-foot cordon has […]

Friday morning briefing: Cleaning up, free acting advice and Charlie Brown’s father

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. Cleanup time Clovis' annual Great American Cleanup picks up starting 8 a.m. Saturday at Parks and Recreation headquarters, 500 Sycamore St. A spokesman says they need lots of volunteers for the all-day affair. Info: 769-7870 Free acting advice It's happening now. Eastern New Mexico University's Department of […]

Letters to the editor: America’s values are tarnished

Recently I received the following email: "I am still praying for I believe it will be the end of America as we know it if Obama gets re-elected." In response I wrote: America as we have known it is already a thing of the past. We now have: Open contempt for the U.S. Constitution in […]

Slam lifts Wolverines

TEXICO — In a game which featured many possible twists and turns, D.J. Griego delivered the big one Wednesday with one swing of his bat. CMI photo: Tony BullocksTexico junior D.J. Griego is greeted at third base by coach Ty Thatcher on his third-inning grand slam during Wednesday's Class 2A state round-of-16 game against Estancia […]

Editorial: Plenty of blame to go around at Portales PD

Portales Mayor Sharon King sees a review of the Portales Police Department as a "positive thing." Police Chief Jeff Gill contends, "The only issue I've found in this deal was that there was old evidence that needed to be destroyed and wasn't." We don't believe that is a true or complete assessment unless they were […]

CHS tandem wins

ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High senior Alek Mendoza and sophomore Meera Shah defeated Tessa Hunt and Sarah Wirtz of Cibola on Wednesday in the first round of Class 5A state girls doubles at the Jerry Cline Tennis Complex. No scores were available at press time. Shah and Mendoza face top-seeded Diamond Morrill and Eliana Garcia of […]

Ticket feature: Mariachi Mystery Tour new take on Beatles

For its final act of the 2011-12 Cultural Arts Series, Clovis Community College is presenting an altogether different view of four musicians from "Yesterday." Courtesy photo The Mariachi Mystery Tour, a musical arrangement of Beatles music performed in Mariachi band stylings, is the final showing for the 2011-12 season of the Clovis Community College Cultural […]

Class profiles: Melrose High School

Melrose High School made history this year, when Kendra Jacobs and Misha Riley received Pursuing Victory with Honor scholarships. It was the first time in New Mexico Activities Association scholarship history that two recipients were chosen from the same school. The scholarship is awarded to athletes and students involved in school and community activities. Melrose […]

Education feature: Student overcomes addiction, incarceration to continue education

Misty Maldonado has gone from being addicted to heroin and cocaine for 10 years and being incarcerated for more than two to earning straight A's at Clovis Community College. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Misty Maldonado of Clovis studies a textbook Tuesday. Maldonado is studying emergency medical services at Clovis Community College. Maldonado, 32, spoke […]

Education column: Music touches students’ lives

Last Friday, while walking down the hall at Marshall Middle School, I heard beautiful music coming from the auditorium. Catching a glimpse of Keith Sacane, middle school band director — dapper in tux — heading inside, I peeked to see what was happening. A special event was under way, the "Southeast New Mexico Music Educators […]

Army recruiter accused of solicitation

A 26-year-old U.S. Army recruiter from Midland, Texas, was arrested Tuesday in Clovis, accused of using the Internet to solicit sex from what he thought was a 12-year-old girl. The girl was, in fact, a Curry County Sheriff's Internet Predator Unit decoy, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said Arnold Gonzales is charged with felony […]

Police blotter – May 3

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday 12:47 a.m.: Caller reported a female outside yelling, 900 block of North Reid Street. 5:47 a.m.: Caller reported a male in a wheelchair rolling backward in northbound lanes, 800 block of Manana Boulevard. 6:41 a.m.: Caller reported someone broke into her vehicle during […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission will meet 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: Allocation of an existing .25 percent gross receipts tax for street repairs. The money was freed up in part to the gross receipts tax created Jan. 1 solely for the Eastern New Mexico Rural […]

Thursday morning briefing: Spring sing, the Maypole’s here and from sea water to blood

Good morning and welcome to the Thursday briefing. Spring sing Something special at Eastern New Mexico University's annual Spring Choral Concert 7 p.m. today. The program is a musical celebration of New Mexico's centennial and features guest soloist Kim Josephson, who has performed more than 200 times at the Metropolitan Opera. It all happens at […]

Fishing report – May 2

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground will […]

CHS seniors take turns breaking record

Although they don't look intimidating at 4-11 and 5-feet tall, Clovis High seniors Maddie McNaughton and Gladys Miranda are giant killers when it comes to distance events in track and field. This year both girls set the CHS school record in the 1600 meters. Miranda set it first at Alamogordo on April 20, and four […]

Draper, Spiller lead ENMU track teams

CANYON, Texas — Senior Daniel Draper threw a season-best 210 feet, 5 inches to win men's javelin and senior LaDawn Spiller earned an NCAA Division II provisional national qualifying mark in women's long jump, highlighting Eastern New Mexico University's performances in the West Texas A&M open track meet on Friday and Saturday. Spiller finished third […]

Ex-CHS receiver drafted by Dolphins

Former Clovis High wide receiver Rashard Matthews was taken in the seventh round of the NFL draft, with the 227th pick, on Saturday by the Miami Dolphins. Matthews, who played one year for the Wildcats and had 43 catches for 839 yards and 12 touchdowns, played collegiately at Nevada. Last fall, in his senior season, […]

Hounds add third California juco signee

With most of the team's top scorers lost to graduation, Eastern New Mexico University men's basketball coach Andrew Helton is continuing to hit the California junior college ranks in search of replacements. Helton signed Rafael Love, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound guard-forward from College of the Canyons, to a national letter of intent for next season. Love, […]