Fishing Report — Aug. 1


This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.   Northeast Charette Lakes: Due to low water […]

From the eyes of students

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy

Once more the summer holiday is winding down, and thoughts are turning to the beginning of a new school year. On Aug. 19 — only a couple of weeks away — kids will be pouring into the schools. Recently, the opportunity arose to chat with some of our Clovis Municipal Schools students to check the […]

Education Feature — Director: Band camp helps build camaraderie

CNJ staff photo: Emily Crowe
Members of the Clovis High School band practice during this year’s band camp. The camp runs through next week.

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER The sounds of brass and percussion permeate through the parking lot behind Clovis High School as the school’s marching band prepares for the upcoming year. Band camp is in session, and 250 musicians are busy keeping time with the beat and learning about good old-fashioned teamwork. According to […]

Prairie dogs being targeted


CNJ STAFF The Clovis City Commission on Thursday will consider introducing an ordinance that will name prairie dogs a public nuisance, and require property owners to eradicate their property of them. The ordinance, which would require final approval in a later meeting, would put the animals into the public nuisance definition that also includes graffiti, […]

Hounds picked sixth in LSC poll

CNJ STAFF Aside from a few members missing, the 2013 Lone Star Conference preseason football poll looks a lot like the 2012 final standings. West Texas A&M, which shared the LSC title last season with Midwestern State, beat out the Mustangs in the preseason poll with 16 first-place votes. Midwestern took three first-place votes to […]

Rain increases worm odds


By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER Many farmers in eastern New Mexico and west Texas are pleased with recent rains amid persistent drought. However, other threats to their farms are looming, including a potential outbreak of cutworms and Verticillium wilt. Jane Pierce, entomologist at the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center in Artesia, […]

Gattis open house scheduled

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An open house is scheduled today at W.D. Gattis Middle School.

Clovis Municipal Schools is holding a community open house today at the newly built WD. Gattis Middle School to give parents, students, and community members an opportunity to preview the school before the official ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 15.   By the numbers 900: Student capacity of the new middle school 750 to 900: […]

Police blotter — Aug. 1

There is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:   Tuesday Caller reported: • 12:13 a.m.: Remove violent subject, 400 block of Diamondhead Drive. • 12:21 a.m.: Criminal damage, 2900 block of Lore Street. • 12:35 a.m.: Threats report, 1400 block of Fairway Terrace. • 1:10 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 300 block of North […]

New principal takes over Zia

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of profiles on new principals in Clovis Municipal Schools.   Clovis Municipal Schools has new principals taking the helm at several schools throughout the district for the 2013-2014 school year. Shalei Bennett is the incoming principal at Zia Elementary School and was previously an instructional coach […]

Education Digest — Aug. 1

New principal hired at Los Ninos Jeremy Martin has accepted the position of principal at Los Niños Early Intervention Center and Lincoln-Jackson Family Center, according to a Clovis Municipal Schools press release. Martin previously served as assistant principal for the schools. Prior to 2012, he taught gifted education at Mesa Elementary School and Marshall and […]

What’s happening — Aug. 1

Today Gattis Middle School community open house — 2 p.m.-6 p.m., 5100 N. Thornton St. Information: 769-4320. City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis -Carver Library, North Annex Information: 769-7828. Artists in Residence Poetry Workshop — 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Lea Hall Conference Room on ENMU’s campus. The workshop will be led by writer Ruth Thomas. […]

CHS football equipment pickup set for 5 p.m. Thursday

Football equipment pickup for Clovis High School players is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday at the CHS football fieldhouse. The equipment pickup is for all sophomore, junior and senior players. Equipment will only be given to players who provide proof of a completed physical exam. Information: 769-4350, ext. 1023

Letters to the Editor: Clovis big enough for two county jails


Thanks to the CNJ for all the articles pertaining to the jail and Tuesday’s jail bond election. I appreciate all the input from those who have worked so diligently to inform us of the facts. We need the information in order to make an intelligent decision on the question “to build or not to build […]

Good news, bad news from American automotive front

— Albuquerque Journal There’s mixed news for American taxpayers on the automotive front. First the good news: Consumer Reports has ranked the 2014 Chevrolet Impala as the best full-size sedan. It’s something to cheer about because it’s the first time in at least 20 years a domestic brand has overtaken German- and Japanese-made cars. If […]

Fishing report — Aug. 1

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.   Northeast Cabresto Lake — We had no […]

Citizens air jail concerns


By Kevin Baird CNJ STAFF WRITER James Slagowski is concerned the site of the proposed Curry County jail in south Clovis is too close to his neighborhood, which includes an elementary school. He asked Curry County commissioners and county officials during Tuesday’s town hall meeting to discuss next week’s $9.88 million bond election if […]

What’s happening — July 31

Today Grady schools registration — 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. For all grades Information: 357-2192 Young Masters Juried Art Exhibition — The Eula Mae Edwards Museum and Gallery,Clovis Community College, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 769-4320. Artists in Residence Creativity Group — 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Art and Anthropology Design Lab on ENMU’s campus. The group will be […]

Music educator honored


Alan Dropps has dedicated much of his life to teaching youth of all ages the fundamentals of music. Dropps, now serving as the director of music education for CMS, has been an educator and administrator in Clovis for the past 28 years. Last week, he was selected Administrator of the Year by the New Mexico […]

Center seeks new image

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER Senior citizens in Clovis are as active as ever, and Brenda Hankins wants the community to know it. Hankins, program coordinator at Baxter-Curren Senior Center for 13 years, said she would like to change the conception that the city’s senior centers are just for old people with nothing […]

Police blotter — July 31

There is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for:   Monday Caller reported: • 1:32 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 1100 block of Ross Street. • 1:42 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 1500 block of Wallace Street. • 2:31 a.m.: Animal complaint, 2100 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. • 4 a.m.: Shoplifting […]