Local musician featured in national magazine

An article about Phoenix rapper Keize Montoya in the July edition of XPOZ Magazine highlighted the music career of an artist who moved to the city in 2005 to pursue his dream of reaching success independently. Montoya Montoya, who went by J.T. when he grew up in Clovis, considers himself an all-around artist. He played […]

Dairy lobbyist to join museum board

Dairy spokesperson and lobbyist Beverly Idsinga didn't seek the job. But when Gov. Susana Martinez asked her to take it, Idsinga said yes without hesitation. Idsinga Idsinga, the governor's office announced Wednesday, is the newest appointment to the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. Idsinga said she will be the only dairy representative […]

Truck pull contest raises $3,500

To some, pulling a semi-trailer truck filled with milk by a rope seemed to be an easy task. To others, it was a challenge. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Members of the Curry County Cats semipro football team pull a semi-trailer truck filled with milk Saturday at the second annual Southwest Cheese truck pull competition […]

CHS ROUNDUP: Lady Cats win Lubbock Invite

LUBBOCK — Even running a bit shorthanded, the Clovis High girls cross country team managed to eke out the program's first Lubbock Invite championship on Saturday. Led by senior Brittany Collins and freshman Samantha Meza, the Lady Wildcats finished with 90 points to 93 for El Paso Franklin in a competitive field where the top […]

Police blotter – Sept. 30

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday 12:03 a.m.: Caller reported a strong gas odor at his friend's house with no one responding to repeated knocks on the door, 700 block of Rencher Street. 6:53 a.m.: Caller reported someone with marijuana and paraphernalia, 1400 block of Cameo Street. 10:14 a.m.: […]

Angelo State hands ENMU 49-19 setback

BLACKWATER DRAW — At times Saturday, it looked like Angelo State could have named its score. JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent ENMU senior quarterback Wes Wood attempts to hurdle Angelo State's Alvin Johnson for a first down during Saturday's Lone Star Conference game against Angelo State at Greyhound Stadium. JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent ENMU senior quarterback […]

Editorial: Cyberbullies show hatred in schools

S chool officials promise disciplinary action if any Clovis Municipal Schools students are involved. Police are investigating possible criminal acts. We hope any adults responsible for the "Their Hand" Facebook page will be publicly identified as cowards and forced to answer for their despicable actions. For those not familiar, and don't want to wade through […]

Prairie chicken protection needed

Far be it for me to offer political advice, but were I a state Senate candidate I would lay off the prairie chicken. You don't want to mess with lesser prairie chicken, folks. Aubrey Dunn is running for Senate in District 39. He may have stubbed his toe when he criticized state government for spending […]

Drunken driving affects emotions

On July 17, 2004, Clovis resident Christian Heller and his wife, Regina, experienced every parent's worst nightmare — their son's car was hit by a drunken driver. Christian calls it an "incident" rather than an "accident" since accident connotes something unavoidable. The incident happened at 21st and Prince Streets in Clovis when 24-year-old Christian Kenneth […]

CHS squads fall in Sandia Prep tourney

ALBUQUERQUE — It was a tough day for Clovis High's soccer teams Friday. St. Michael's jumped to a 3-0 lead late in the half and cruised past the CHS boys 5-2 while the Lady Wildcats fell behind 4-0 at halftime and absorbed a 4-1 loss to Piedra Vista. The matches were semifinals of a four-team […]

Zias turn back Incarnate Word

Sophomore defender Victoria Perez scored two first-half goals and Eastern New Mexico University never looked back on Friday in posting a 3-1 Lone Star Conference women's soccer victory over Incarnate Word at the ENMU pitch. Freshman midfielder Jackie Perez (no relation) assisted on all three Zias goals as ENMU (4-6, 3-3 LSC) jumped ahead of […]

No. 11 Rambelles subdue Zias

For just a moment Friday night, it looked like Eastern New Mexico University's volleyball team was bent on a major upset. The Zias jumped on No. 11 Angelo State for a 15-3 lead in Game 1 at Greyhound Arena, but the Rambelles rallied back to pull out the set and went on to a 25-23, […]

Friday prep football capsules – Sept. 28

Tucumcari 28, Fort Sumner 14 Records: Fort Sumner 4-2, Tucumcari 5-0. Difference: The Foxes outgained the Class 2A Rattlers 237-210, but turned the ball over five times in the loss. Difference-makers: Fort Sumner, Dallas McDaniel and Michael Giannini had touchdown runs in the first and third quarters. Tucumcari, Saul Moriel returned an interception 65 yards […]

Meetings watch: ENMU Board of Regents

At the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents meeting Friday in the Regents Room in the Administration Building, regents: Heard a report from ENMU Foundation President Steve Doerr Doerr said the foundation is working on the 2012 general obligation bond campaign, in hopes to get it passed. He announced there are two new members […]

Higher education secretary shares experiences

New Mexico Secretary of Higher Education Jose Garcia told Eastern New Mexico University students on Friday he was naive about growing up in a multicultural household. And how he would later learn to be proud of his heritage. Christina Calloway: CMI staff New Mexico Cabinet Secretary Jose Garcia poses with Hispanic Affairs students and Eastern […]

Rio Rancho hands Cats third-straight loss

Give the Clovis Wildcats an open field and they're devastating, as Kamal Cass showed one more time Friday night. But Rio Rancho won the battles in the trenches and time of possession, and it was more than enough to offset three first-half turnovers and secure a 42-33 victory at Leon Williams Stadium. The Rams, who […]

In search of ponies: Cattle better off eating candy

The next time little Johnny turns his nose up at the meatloaf before him; you can try enticing him by letting him in on a little secret — it's actually sugar beef, infused with gummy bears and cookies. And you won't be lying. Recently, news reports have surfaced that, in an effort to defray record […]

Dexter holds off Rams, 15-14

BLACKWATER DRAW — It was Homecoming for Portales. Because an earlier game had to be moved, it also served as the Rams' home opener. The Dexter Demons, though, spoiled it by pulling out a 15-14 victory on Friday night at Greyhound Stadium. Each team put together a long scoring drive on its first possession before […]

Fort Sumner, Elida advance to semis in Capitan tourney

CAPITAN — Fort Sumner and Elida advanced to the semifinals of the eight-team Capitan Classic volleyball tournament on Friday night. The Vixens (8-1) cruised past Cloudcroft 25-13, 25-12, 25-23 while the Lady Tigers (11-0) were taken to five sets before outlasting Animas 21-25, 25-16, 25-23, 18-25, 15-9. Fort Sumner will take on three-time defending Class […]

Angelo State stingy versus run

Don't expect the Angelo State Rams to be all that spectacular when they face Eastern New Mexico University in today's 2 p.m. Lone Star Conference matchup at Greyhound Stadium. They're nothing if not efficient, ENMU coach Josh Lynn said. "They're a good defensive football team; they allowed 10 rushing yards (actually, a net of nine […]