Lady Rams win district track crown

RUIDOSO — The Portales Lady Rams will have to make a little more room on the bus for next week's Class 3A state track meet in Albuquerque. PHS added 10 qualifiers in 11 events on Friday en route to winning the District 4-3A championship. Portales finished with 163 points to 153 for Ruidoso and 83 […]

Baskett: Time to move on

Hank Baskett was a quarterback for the Clovis Wildcats when an Achilles injury knocked him out. He transitioned to wide receiver, and eventually found out he was good enough to do it for the New Mexico Lobos and three NFL teams. Now, he's transitioning out of life as an NFL player. He played five seasons […]

Baskett: Time to move on

Hank Baskett was a quarterback for the Clovis Wildcats when an Achilles injury knocked him out. He transitioned to wide receiver, and eventually found out he was good enough to do it for the New Mexico Lobos and three NFL teams. Now, he's transitioning out of life as an NFL player. He played five seasons […]

Official: ENMU no exception to inflation

John Bonner isn't too bothered by the tuition increases at Eastern New Mexico University over the four years he's been there. Non-resident tuition and fees have more than doubled over the last 20 years and resident tuition and fees have more than tripled. But Bonner, a music student from San Antonio, thinks ENMU costs are […]

Road construction this week

Area road construction information for this week: City of Clovis Lujan Communications continues fiber optic cable excavation at 21st and Norris streets this week, moving north on Norris Street. K. Barnett and Sons is continuing construction on Llano Estacado Boulevard, east of Prince Street and South of Norris Street between Lowe's Home Improvement and the […]

Wildcat boys confident going into state tournament

Clovis High's boys were delighted to beat Hobbs for the District 4-5A championship last week at the New Mexico State golf course in Las Cruces. The fact that it was a 10-stroke margin against one of Class 5A's top teams makes them think they might be more competitive than originally thought in the state tournament, […]

Cancer or no, Basketts fighting good fight

April 19, 2011, was a Tuesday. It was also the day Hank Baskett Jr. went to a doctor's office in Lubbock to check on what everybody told him was pneumonia. Those two statements are not in dispute to Baskett. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Three generations of Hank Baskett — Hank III holding Hank IV […]

Police blotter – May 6

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday 2:49 a.m., Caller reported a neighbor's dog barking, 2900 block of Mandell Circle. 8:39 a.m., Caller reported her truck broken into during the night, 250 block of Ross Street. 9:10 a.m., Caller reported someone broke their patio door, 3400 block of Gidding Street. […]

Teams prepare for annual Relay

Clovis Relay for Life fed more than 400 cancer survivors last year at its annual event. File photo Relay for Life organizers hope to raise $140,000 from this year's event, according to co-chair Rebecca Holt. Glowing luminaria that lit the relay walking trail until dawn memorialized hundreds more who didn't survive. "I think every single […]

Weekly update – May 6

Police officer's case to proceed with motions The case of Clovis police officer Stephen Gallegos will proceed with a series of motions at 2:30 p.m. May 21 at the Curry County Courthouse, according to 10th Judicial District Court Senior Trial Attorney Tom Blakeney. Gallegos was indicted on charges of homicide by motor vehicle and great […]

Column: I’m a believer of my philosophies

Contrary to popular opinion, I am a "believer." I believe: If putting from 50 yards off the green becomes prohibited, I will stop golfing. Most politicians and party members bear little resemblance to their stereotypes. People from all parties are equally compassionate about individuals. One party seems louder in questioning their opponents' patriotism. If you […]

Column: Everybody can make contribution

On the walls at Dora School last week were flyers that read, "Got food? Some don't." In the center was a photo of a young woman known very well to that school. Sarah Walker is a 20-year-old daughter of the Dora community (her real parents are Lisa and Lewis Walker, but many of us claim […]

Editorial: State support for higher education lacking

President Barack Obama picked an easy — but important — issue to share with college students last week, including some at the University of Iowa. The interest rate on the popular Stafford student loans is due to double at the end of June from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Underwriting that portion of student debt […]

Pitch perfect

Clovis resident Len Santi was drafted by the New York Giants baseball team in 1940, but Uncle Sam had other plans. Santi, who was raised in New York, came to Clovis with the Air Force and helped build what is now Cannon Air Force Base. Tony Bullocks: Clovis Media Inc. photo On April 10, 2012, […]

Anniversary – May 6

Martinez Martin and Anna Marie Flores Martinez will celerate their 25th wedding anniversary on Wednesday. They were married on May 9, 1987, in Clovis. A reception and dance was given by their children, Daniel and Rachel Martinez, and family on April 28 at the Texico Community Center. He is employed by the Clovis Police Department […]

Top-seeded Lady Rams roll

The competition will definitely stiffen up for top-seeded Portales as the Lady Rams bid for their first Class 3A state softball title. That said, coach Robbie Crowley believes her squad is ready to take on all comers after advancing to next week's quarterfinals with a 15-0 rout of 16th-seeded Wingate on Friday at PHS. Senior […]

School menus – May 6

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes w/gravy, ranch salad, fruit whip, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast —Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Corn dog, tater tots, ranch salad, fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Smuckers Snack'n Waffles. Lunch — Sloppy Joe on a bun, cole slaw, veggie coins w/ranch, cookie. Thursday: Breakfast […]

Senior happenings – May 6

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at Friendship Senior Center Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 1 p.m. Bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 9 a.m. senior B.O.D. meeting; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 11 a.m. general meeting; […]

Rams run-rule Hot Springs

The Portales Rams started their series against Hot Springs exactly how they wanted Friday night. Now, the matter at hand is to end the series in the same way, following a 10-0 blanking of the Tigers to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three set at Ram Field. CMI photo: Kevin WilsonPortales shortstop Brandon Lovato […]

On the shelves – May 6

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "The Family Handyman Home Improvement 2012" combines a year's worth of hints, tips, and advice from America's favorite Do-it-Yourself magazine that will help you improve storage space, install tile and grout like a pro, run electrical power anywhere, repair appliances, patch masonry, maintain your car, and […]