Cats rally for split at Artesia

ARTESIA — Clovis High's baseball team used a six-run, fifth inning rally to avoid a doubleheader loss on Tuesday night, rallying for a 10-6 win over Artesia in the second game. The Bulldogs posted a 15-2 victory in the opener, shortened to 4 1/2 innings by the 10-run rule. Junior Andres Tapia threw a six-hit […]

Lobos’ hope dashed again, future uncertian

Pity the poor fans of University of New Mexico basketball. First, the euphoria of winning the Mountain West Conference season and tournament, then the No. 3 seed, whispers of Final Four possibilities, all ending with a humiliating loss to Harvard in their first NCAA tournament game. At least, though, the Lobos had next year — […]

Smoking cessation drugs available

Smoking cessation drugs now are available at no charge through the TRICARE Mail Order Program for service members, military family members and retirees under age 65 who want to kick this unhealthy habit. The free cessation drugs finally are available almost five years after Congress ordered them. The free medicines are part of a wider […]

Blurry line between rights and priviledges

Regarding thieves, killers and other criminals in our local jail: These people should not have comfortable living situations with three meals a day while sitting on their butts. Why don't we, as Roosevelt County taxpayers, make these bums work and make them stay in tents with barbed wire? As a Republican and a voter, why […]

Unavoidable adventures in jury duty

Easter means hope is always realistic forecast

It's the evening of a beautiful Easter Sunday as I write. And I must admit being surprised. My surprise is nothing compared to the amazement of Mary Magdalene and those with her who very "early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark," went to the tomb, found the stone rolled […]

Clovis High senior reflects on day as county manager

Clovis High School senior Henry Martin shadowed county manager Lance Pyle on the job on Tuesday as part of the county manager for a day program. On Tuesday, Martin attended a county commission meeting, toured county facilities, reviewed the county budget and rode along with a sheriff's deputy. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Clovis High […]

Out-of-town jail recommended to commission

A Texas architect told Curry County Commissioners they should consider building a new jail in phases at a location outside the city. Architect Ken Burns offered his services Tuesday, noting he spotted numerous problems with the jail during a tour some 24 hours earlier. Chief among the many problems with the current jail is a […]

Leak fix expected to be complete Thursday

The city's private water supplier expects a series of leaks in southwestern Clovis to be fixed Thursday, nearly three weeks after a water line not on maps was broken during the installation of a new sewer line on Martin Luther King Boulevard. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The city's official water provider has lost more […]

Sheriff’s office under review for Open Records Act violation

A private investigator's complaint has kicked off what a spokesman for Attorney General Gary King calls a review of the Curry County Sheriff's office. J. Paul Crowe of TAP Investigations in Clovis accused sheriff's investigator Sandy Loomis of violating the state's Inspection of Public Records Act. King's director of cmmunications, Phil Sisneros, confirmed the office […]

In Tribute: Drummer remembered as loyal friend

Friends of Brad Billingsley said he was a great drummer, both in the studio and in concert. He played the drums from teenage adolescence until his last show alongside L.D. Phillips and Kevin Hardage at Goober McCool's in Portales. Phillips, who lived with Billingsley and played alongside him in two bands, said Billingsley had decided […]

Police blotter: April 3, 2013

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 12:11 a.m.: Caller reported shoplifting, 4700 block of Mabry Drive. 12:23 a.m.: Caller reported a dispute, 1300 block of Ash Street. 1:03 a.m.: Caller reported a burglary, 900 block of East Brady Avenue. 1:26 a.m.: Caller reported shoplifting, 2100 block of West 21st […]

Hounds turn back Wayland Baptist

Eastern New Mexico University's bats were held in check in the final three games of a Lone Star Conference series last weekend at Abilene Chrsitian, all resulting in losses. Tuesday, the Greyhounds managed only five hits against Wayland Baptist, but were able to take advantage of most of the scoring opporunities provided by five five […]

Press release: City implements stage 1 voluntary water conservation

The City of Clovis recognizes the need to conserve water in our community both at home and in our places of work. The City of Clovis' Stage 1 Voluntary Water Conservation shall be in effect from April 1st, 2013 to October 1st, 2013. Water users in the City of Clovis are urged to conserve water […]

Want to honor a volunteer? Do it here

Clovis Media Inc. is accepting nominees for its third annual Volunteer of the Year award. Deadline for nominations is April 8. Tell us your nominee's name, where they volunteer and something special they did in 2012 that helped make someone's life better. Volunteers should live in Bailey, Curry, De Baca, Parmer, Quay or Roosevelt counties. […]

Recent headlines hard to swallow

It's a deeply felt conviction among liberals that they are the caring party. It's not too much to say that liberals are quite confident that they are nicer, more moral people than conservatives. It must require truly titanic powers of denial for the "moral" and "compassionate" party to maintain its position on abortion — a […]

Gun violence disturbingly familiar

Jonylah Watkins died on a Tuesday. She was with her father, who was sitting in a minivan in Chicago on the night of March 11 when someone opened fire. Doctors worked 17 hours trying to repair what a bullet had done to her body, but to no avail. She died the next morning. Her funeral […]

Meeting notice extension helps rural residents

Gov. Susana Martinez and New Mexico lawmakers have taken a major step to increase public awareness and participation in government meetings across the state. Martinez signed HB 21, sponsored by Rep. James E. Smith, R-Sandia Park, and Sen. Daniel A. Ivey-Soto, D-Albuquerque, which passed each chamber unanimously. It increases the required notice of a public […]

Judge Teddy Hartley retiring after 10 years

After 10 years behind the bench, Teddy Hartley is giving up the gavel for free time. Teddy Hartley Hartley, a Clovis native, will retire from his position as chief justice for the Ninth Judicial District, effectively July 1. "I'm still healthy, and I'll be 73 years old (when I leave)," Hartley said. "I have health […]

Relatives: Stabbing victim peacemaker at heart

Devin Saiz was a peacemaker at heart, according to his relatives. That's why it was a huge shock when they learned he was fatally stabbed early Saturday morning when a party turned violent. Courtesy photo Devin Saiz, shown front and center at a 2012 family gathering, was described by family members as a joker who […]