Animal group wants to help with prairie dogs

Susan Hubby says the Citizens for Prairie Dogs, to which she belongs, would be willing to relocate the prairie dogs at Ned Houk Park at no cost to the city. But because of their breeding habits, that could not happen until June. CNJ staff photo The Clovis City Commission meets 8 a.m. today to discuss […]

Thursday prep roundup – Feb. 28

PREP PLAYOFFS (Seeds in parentheses) Boys District 4-5A Thursday (2) Hobbs 78, (3) Carlsbad 65 Saturday Championship Hobbs at (1) Clovis, 8 p.m. District 4-3A Tuesday Seeding playoff at Roswell Portales 57, Lovington 48 Thursday (2) Lovington 59, (3) Ruidoso 47 Saturday Championship Lovington at (1) Portales, 7 p.m. District 4-2A Tuesday (4) Clayton 46, […]

Candidate profiles: CCC Board of Trustees

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees election is Tuesday. The only contested race is in District 1 where incumbent Gayla Brumfield faces Donald Sharer. We asked each candidate to answer the same four questions via email: Gayla Brumfield, 59, is a Realtor, president and broker-owner of Coldwell Banker Colonial Real Estate She has lived […]

Citizens envision Clovis future

A large crowd of Clovis residents showed up Thursday night at the Clovis Civic Center to share their visions for the future of Clovis. Kathie Novak, a former elected official and president of the National League of Cities, led the meeting. She encouraged participants to check their hats at the door, own their ideas, be […]

Police blotter: March 1, 2013

Here is a sampling of the police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday 7:35 a.m.: Caller reported criminal damage, 2400 block of West Seventh Street. 7:53 a.m.: Caller reported a domestic dispute, 1400 block of Sheldon Street. 9:38 a.m.: Caller reported a theft, 500 block of North Pile Street. 9:42 a.m.: Caller reported a theft, […]

Remember God as how you first met him

I was watching a televangelist the other day and a question came to my mind: When our message about Jesus mirror's the world's attitude, then it really is just religion. An eternal difference exists between being religious and keeping Christ as the center of our focus. I am not the judge and don't mean to […]

Efforts at combating bullying go down for a 3 count

Rio Grande High School wrestler Nick Chavez has a state championship while the justice system, some South Valley political power brokers and the anti-bullying efforts of Albuquerque Public Schools all have a black eye. A state senator, a Bernalillo County commissioner and an APS Board member all saw fit to use their official clout and […]

Not a libertarian? You’re not free

So, you're still not a libertarian? Why not? Let's get beyond misguided religious excuses, justifications regarding "fairness" and overblown, irrational fears. What all these excuses boil down to — as reasons why you can't embrace libertarianism — is wanting to feel OK with having someone available to hurt other people who are not harming you. […]

Amos the Churchmouse: amos wrestles snowy weather

yesterday boss i opened the door of my cozy little matchbox home in the corner of the church and slipped outside through the crack in the wall in the choir room the moment i stepped outside a gust of icy wind slapped me in the face shivering i started to go over to a clump […]

More Ute suits possible

The Tucumcari-Quay County Regional Water Authority armed itself Thursday for a long legal battle to pull the plug on the Ute Water Project. The authority hired a Santa Fe legal firm to represent it with plans to ask for a new federal appeals court review. It also created a committee to lobby state and federal […]

ENMU will host regional science fair

Organizers are hoping that the pursuit of higher education will prevail at this year's Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Eastern New Mexico University. This is the largest science fair in the 55 years it's been held at ENMU's campus, according to ENMU professor and fair director Ken Cradock. This regional fair […]

Official: Act endangers farmers

New Mexico Peanut Growers Association President Wayne Baker is not a big fan of the upcoming Food Safety Act. "If this thing is passed, they need to put farmers on the endangered species list," said Baker Thursday as he introduced guest speaker David Lucero with the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, who was at the […]

CCC board candidate Q&As

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees election is Tuesday. The only contested race is in District 1 where incumbent Gayla Brumfield faces Donald Sharer. We asked each candidate to answer the same four questions via email: Gayla Brumfield, 59, is a Realtor, president and broker-owner of Coldwell Banker Colonial Real Estate She has lived […]

Clovis Area Home Educators Presents “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”

Clovis Area Home Educators Presents "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" at the Lyceum Theater. March 1, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Thumbnail

Press Release: Curry County celebrating government month

Curry County will join county governments across the United States in celebrating National County Government Month this April. This provides Curry County the opportunity to educate the community on the services that County government provides. Curry County has many activities planned for local students of all ages. This year's theme is "Smart Justice: Creating Safer […]

Softball sweeps Oklahoma Panhandle State

The Eastern New Mexico University softball team got late heroics from Kuuleiokealoaha VonSchriltz, and some late help from Mother Nature to score a doubleheader sweep Wednesday against Oklahoma Panhandle State. VonSchriltz, a sophomore second baseman known as "Ke" to her teammates, doubled home the winning run in the opener, and Mary Jo Granger picked up […]

Zias stay alive for seventh place despite loss

CMI STAFF By the end of Wednesday night, the playoff fortunes improved just a little bit for Tarleton State. With some help, the same was true for Eastern New Mexico University. The host TexAnns used a 17-4 run to open the second half, ending all doubt in a 96-58 win over the Zias that kept […]

Hounds drop contest at Tarleton

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men's basketball team entered Wednesday's game at Tarleton State with a losing streak in Stephenville that dates back to Bill Clinton's first presidential term. They'll have to wait another year to try and break the dry spell as Chuck Guy scored 21 points and De'Andre Upchurch added […]

Wednesday prep summaries

Boys Texas Class 1A — Division I Regional quarterfinals at Odessa, Texas Harmony Science Academy 48, Farwell 46 Harmony (25-3) — Bryan Urrutia 21, Alfredo Rodriguez 12, Ivan Gutierrez 6, Richard Sandoval 7, Daniel Bustillos 2. Totals 20 7-14 46. Farwell (27-6) — Colten Morris 16, Austin Mason 12, Collin Christian 6, Kurt Langford 4, […]

City asking for input on future

Have an idea on how to improve the community? City officials wants to hear it. City officials are holding Town Hall Community Visioning Event 6 p.m. today at the Clovis Civic Center on 801 Schepps Blvd. Kathie Novak, an elected official for 18 years and former president of the National League of Cities, will be […]