ENMU will honor eight during homecoming

By Emily Crowe ecrowe@cnjonline.com Eastern New Mexico University has been part of B.B. Lee’s life for the better part of six decades. Graduating from ENMU with a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1952 and a master’s degree in 1957, Lees later went on to coach football, baseball, track, tennis and golf, and serve as […]

Guns, cash, meth are seized from a Portales home

PORTALES — Authorities say they have seized guns, cash and $98,000 worth of methamphetamine after serving a search warrant at a Portales home. Agents with the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau and a regional task force executed a narcotic search warrant Thursday. They reported seizing more than two pounds of methamphetamine, three firearms and […]

Area prep football capsules — Sept. 27

Tucumcari (1-2) at Fort Sumner (2-2) • When: 7 p.m. today • Last year: The Rattlers turned back Fort Sumner 28-14 at Tucumcari • Last week: Fort Sumner rolled over McCurdy 44-15 at home, while the Rattlers were blanked by Dexter 49-0 at Tucumcari. •  Of note: The Rattlers run out of a wing-T, which […]

Thursday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 26

Texico 3, Lovington 0 Texico 25 28 25 Lovington 11 26 19 Texico individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 9, Esmerelda Araujo 4, Brianna Reyna 3. Blocks — Chasity Sharp 10. Digs — Marina Rodriguez 20, Chyanne Scarborouogh 7, Kimber Harrison 5, Reyna 5. Aces — four tied with 1. Assists — Taylor Stephens 12, […]

On the shelves — Sept. 29

These book are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The College Basketball Book” by Greg Kelly contains 256 super-sized pages of photographs and text marking the mammoth personalities, larger-than-life moments, heartbreaking defeats and enormously entertaining stories from Hall of Fame writers who covered college basketball over the last 50 years. “Game of My Life: New […]

Lady Cats take it to limit one more time

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis senior outside hitter Kyleigh Guthals, center, leads a cheer after teammate Dakota Grummer served an ace in the second game.

By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High’s volleyball team is starting to get used to five-setters. Not that it’s by design, but the Lady Wildcats are now 3-1 this season when going the distance. On Tuesday night, the Lady Cats rallied from a two-game hole to stun Roswell Goddard 23-25, 27-29, 25-17, 25-20, […]

Isler suit dismissed


By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com A legal battle that stretched nearly four years for a former Clovis High coach has gone in favor of the New Mexico Activities Association. On Wednesday in Santa Fe, United States District Judge Martha Vasquez dismissed the third and final complaint brought by Jerry “J.D.” Isler against the […]

Gadsden flag still resonates today

By Kent McManigal CMI columnist You have seen the bright yellow flags sporting the coiled rattlesnake, with “Don’t tread on me” boldly emblazoned across the bottom. But have you ever really thought about the phrase, and what it means? It doesn’t say, “Don’t offend me.” It doesn’t say, “Don’t refuse to give me what I […]

Report: Birds’ population dropped

By Christina Calloway CMI staff writer ccalloway@pntonline.com A lead biologist for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish said there is no cause for concern over a report released Tuesday that the lesser prairie chicken population dropped by 50 percent this year. Biologist Grant Beauprez said the decline is mostly tied to drought conditions […]

Letter to the editor: Compromise foundation of our country

A few things established by Republicans would include our National Parks, trust busting by Theodore Roosevelt, the Environmental Protection Act, the Clean Air Act and the Interstate highway system by Dwight Eisenhower. Let’s fast forward to the present. Loosening and ending controls on the financial industry, supported by both parties, enabled the financial disaster we […]

Offering teacher bonuses won’t fix problem

The trouble with education reform is finding that elusive mix of what works. It’s clear that parenting matters, good teaching matters and an effective principal matters. It’s also true that smart curriculum is necessary. Since being elected governor, Susana Martinez has directed much effort at improving the state’s public schools. Programs, though, do not always […]

Flu season arrives early


By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com Flu season has come early this year in New Mexico, according to the state Department of Health. The first flu case of the year was reported last week in a 60-year-old Bernalillo County man. Last year, the first flu case was not reported until November. Teresa Broeker, a […]

Tucumcari commission votes to fire city manager

By Steve Hansen CMI staff writer shansen@qcsunonline.com The Tucumcari City Commission voted 3-2 to fire City Manager Doug Powers at Thursday night’s regular meeting. The surprise move came at the end of the commission’s regular meeting. Commissioners Jimmy Sandoval, Ernie Dominguez and Dora Salinas-McTigue voted to dismiss Powers. Commissioners Robert Lumpkin and Mayor Amiel Curnutt […]

Wildcats set to begin tough road stretch

By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com After struggling in the early portion of the 2013 season, the Clovis Wildcats have more challenges with four of their final six games on the road. If there’s a silver lining to be found in that, it’s that the Wildcats’ lone win this season came on the road. […]

Texico beats Clovis JV in OT

CNJ staff TEXICO — Senior Mitchell Pinnell rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, as Texico edged the Clovis junior varsity 28-21 on Thursday night. Pinnell scored on a 51-yard run on the final play of the first quarter, then went in from three yards out for the game-winner. Senior […]

What’s Happening — Sept. 27

Saturday Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty (CROP) Walk — 1 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1705 W. 21st St. Information: 763-4816 Tuesday Wheatfields Pastor’s Appreciation Lunch — 12:30 p.m., Free to all pastors, 4701 N. Prince St. Information: 762-8700 Curry County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, North Annex. Information: 763-6016 Wednesday Read with […]

Police Blotter — Sept. 27

There is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday Caller reported/requested: • 1:23 a.m.: Welfare check, 500 block of West 19th Street. • 8:05 a.m.: Criminal damage, 200 block of Schepps Boulevard. • 8:20 a.m.: Shoplifting, 100 block of West 14th Street. • 9:07 a.m.: Harassment, 1000 block of Hull Street. • […]

Public Record — Sept. 27

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 19 through Wednesday: • Taryne Dayne Richardson, 23, to Kelci Nadean Morris, 24, both of Clovis. • Ronald Gail Crum, 61, to Peggy Hoffman Daniels, 58, both of Amarillo. • Charles Patrick Herrera, 22, to Dakota Ayron Echo Ashcraft Foreman, 21, both of Clovis. […]

Patricipation alone brings no change

Sometimes I think we get participation in church mixed up with real change in our hearts. Let me explain. As a child, I participated all the time in church. I attended many two-week-long vacation Bible schools that were days packed with crafts, cookies, grape Kool-Aid, games and Bible activities. Those my age remember the colored […]

Amos the churchmouse — melody the monarch

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens.   dear amos i ve been having fun volunteering at the little mousey school down the street   especially with those kindergartners uncle […]