ENMU teams picked for last in LSC polls

RICHARDSON, Texas — Angelo State is favored to repeat Lone Star Conference championships this spring in baseball and softball. Meantime, there's only one way to go for Eastern New Mexico University's squads. ASU was a near-unanimous selection to take the baseball title, earning 20 of 21 first-place votes in poll results released on Thursday by […]

Friday area prep summaries – Jan. 25

Boys Dora 58, Estancia 50 Dora (14-4) — Lane Carrasco 17, Jestin Watson 11, Dalton Privett 8, Dylan Privett 20, Armando Arzate 2. Totals 20 17-25 58. Estancia (5-8) — Caleb Ortiz 2, Joseph Luna 4, Josh Jaquez 14, Gabe Sedillo 20, Joey Durant 4, Herman Ortiz 4, Cesar Quintana 2. Totals 19 7-15 50. […]

Rams pull sweep at Texico with late heroics

TEXICO — This is starting to become a habit for the Portales boys basketball team. Last year, the Rams won in Texico 35-34 when guard David Rodriguez made a free throw with no time on the clock. Friday night, senior forward Reyes Calbert nailed a 3-pointer as time expired to give PHS a 66-63 win […]

Lady Cats cruise by sixth-ranked Eagles

Friday showed that even when the Clovis girls basketball team isn't running on a full tank, and doesn't play all that well, it's still one of the top five teams in Class 5A. As it stood, the top-ranked Lady Cats had little trouble dispatching No. 6 Eldorado 53-36 in a game they led for the […]

Alford shines in fourth for Bears

The most amazing thing about Bryce Alford's performance Friday night might have been that, by the standards he's set this season, it was a below-average night. The future University of New Mexico Lobo was anything but average in the fourth quarter, scoring 15 of his game-high 30 points with 3-pointers on five of his team's […]

Clovis chamber honors its own

Erinn Burch admitted receiving the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award was a huge surprise minutes after being honored in front of the audience gathered Friday for the chamber's annual banquet. "I just feel like I do my job and I'm glad for what I get to do everyday," said Burch, […]

Dora’s Barron honored for dyslexia work

Dora schools superintendent Steve Barron uses his leadership skills to push awareness for a cause that his dear to him. His work with dyslexia awareness over the years has earned him an administrative award from The International Dyslexia Association this year, which will be awarded to him in Albuquerque on Feb 1. Barron is the […]

In Search of Ponies: Fashion over function

High steppin', he is all that and then some. Like an emperor in a new suit, he has no idea that from a distance he looks a lot like a toy poodle, and from up close, a lot like a 3-year-old discovered the scissors. Winter is that time of year in which the scruff is […]

Raintree Apartments in Clovis holds groundbreaking

The sounds of Mariachi music culminated groundbreaking ceremonies Friday of the new Raintree apartment complex. "The construction of complex will help to fulfill the local need for housing," said Luis Ybarra, development coordinator. The two-story, 192-unit complex with units from one to three bedrooms will be built on Llano Estacado east of Faith Christian Family […]

McGee: 20 Gauge Lorraine

"She went running off into the snow screaming and screaming and I just stood there at the door laughing." These words were spoken by a fellow student at the truck driving training camp I went to many years ago. Her name was Lorraine. After she told me the story of why she decided to get […]

ENMU basketball capsules – Jan. 27

Men ENMU (6-11, 3-6 Lone Star Conference at West Texas A&M (12-5, 4-5) When: 5 p.m. (MST) today at Canyon, Texas Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9, KGNC-AM 710 Last time out: The Buffaloes beat the Greyhounds 69-65 in overtime on Wednesday in the first half of the LSC's "Rivalry Week." Of note: The Hounds have dropped eight […]

Grand jury indicts pair for robberies

A Clovis grand jury indicted a pair of men Friday on charges connected to two armed robberies earlier this month. One of the victims died days after the attack. According to a release from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney's Office: Daniel Murrell, 24, faces two counts of second-degree armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, […]

More problems at jail revealed

More revelations about disarray inside the jail and a lengthy presentation on keeping the lesser prairie chicken off the endangered species list dominated much of a special session Friday of Curry County Commissioners. Sheriff Matt Murray and jail Interim Administrator Tori Sandoval disclosed that two pods of cells had shattered or "spider webbed" glass severe […]

Thursday area prep summaries – Jan. 24

Boys Melrose 48, Grady 47 Grady (8-8) — Adam Lunsford 9, Koby Valentine 17, Trenton Jones 6, Jay Faust 6, Tucker Northcutt 9. Totals 16 14-24 47. Melrose (6-12) — Wyatt Williams 17, Rowdy Allen 3, Brian Hemminger 6, Gage Deitz 3, Randall Rush 3, Michael Weigl 16. Totals 18 11-22 48. Grady 11 10 […]

Lady Cats host Milk Cow Classic

Never mind that Eldorado comes into this weekend's Milk Cow Classic with four losses in its last five games after an 8-0 start. Clovis High girls coach Jeff Reed expects a tough test from the Eagles (9-4), and he has a simple explanation for their recent struggles. "The competition went up," he said. "That doesn't […]

Wildcats brace for pair of state’s best

If there's only one regular season boys game you catch at Rock Staubus Stadium … it's the Feb. 22 regular season finale against Hobbs. Everybody who wears Wildcat purple knows that. But if you only see three regular season games, this weekend would likely fill out most of your ticket, as Clovis hosts No. 1 […]

Murder conviction overturned

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler said he plans to retry accused killer Arnoldo Navarette, 42, after the New Mexico Supreme Court overturned the original conviction in a 1993 Portales murder case. The state's highest court issued it's decision Jan. 17, saying Navarette wasn't allowed to confront a witness at trial. Navarette was found guilty […]

Happy birthday to you, you live in a zoo …

Jerrica, daughter of Hillcrest Park Zoo's adult giraffe Jael, turns 1 year old today. The Rothschild-reticulated cross giraffe is the first giraffe born at the zoo. "It's a big milestone," said Assistant Zoo Director Mark Yannotti." "It's not easy to raise a baby from day one." CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jerrica being bottle fed […]

Homicide suspect Reagan found competent to stand trial

The man accused of killing 35-year-old Shondel D. Lofton in a bizarre June homicide and kidnapping was found competent Thursday to stand trial. Jimmy Reagan Jimmy Reagan, 31, is charged with murder, kidnapping, sexual assault for a total of 28 violent felonies stemming from the June 6 attack. His jury trial is now set for […]

What’s happening – Jan. 25

Today Board of County Commissioners Meeting — 9 a.m., Clovis Carver Library. Information: 763-6016. Clovis/Curry County Chamber Awards Banquet — 6 p.m., Max Impact, the high energy premier rock band of the United States Air Force will provide entertainment. Dinner served at 6:45 p.m. $40 tickets. Clovis Civic Center. Information: 763-3435. Saturday Coffeehouse Event— 7 […]