Police blotter — Dec. 31

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday • 2:32 a.m.: Animal complaint, 2000 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard • 8:18 a.m.: Burglary, 300 block of West Seventh Street • 10:50 a.m.: Theft, 700 block of East Grand Avenue • 11:29 a.m.: Theft, 2000 block of West Seventh […]

Sandia edges Cats in OT


By Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com There were two noticeable differences between the first time Clovis and Sandia played on Dec. 13 and when they played Saturday night. The Wildcats were quicker with guard Kamal Cass in their lineup, and the Matadors had less size inside with Tim Brennan injured. But just as before, […]

Lady Cats roll again in title tilt


By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com You might have thought Clovis High’s girls would have a tough time topping themselves after two totally dominant performances on Friday in the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gym. Instead, the Lady Wildcats probably saved their best for last, running fellow defending state champion (Class 3A) Lovington […]

Saturday area prep summaries — Dec. 28

Wildcat Classic At Littlefield Boys Third place Smyer 61, Farwell 55 Smyer (12-4) — Brennen Fowler 28, Luke Vedder 13, Nicholas Lucero 11, T.J. Escobedo 7, James Albus 2. Totals 25 9-13 61. Farwell (10-4) — Jace Perkins 20, Chase Mitchell 15, Angel Graxiola 11, Austin Mason 5, Ruben Gonzales 4. Totals 18 15-19 55. […]

Ten more things to fail at in 2014

In 2013 I only kept one of my 10 New Year’s resolutions — to stop being civil and dive head-first into mud-wrestling with truculent (quick to argue or fight) people. Not only was it a great stress-reliever, but it did wonders for my complexion. With a .100 batting average, I hesitate to step up to […]

What’s happening — Dec. 29

Wednesday Kenny Zamora Team Roping Event — 9:30 a.m. (roping begins), Curry County Events Center. Information: 935-7000. Thursday City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, North Annex. Information: 769-7828. Friday No Refund Concert — 7 p.m., Clovis Civic Center. Information: 935-5000. Zamora WSTR Qualifier — 4:30 p.m., Curry County Events Center. Information: 935-7000. Saturday […]

Police blotter — Dec. 29

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday • 12:22 a.m.: Smoke investigation, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevlard and Purdue Street. • 12:52 a.m.: Vehicle theft in progress, 3000 block of Cesar Chavez Drive. • 1:07 a.m.: Prowlers in progress, 500 block of Corrales Road. • 1:45 a.m.: Battery in progress, […]

Sheriff, jail issues dominate year


By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com New faces, another failed jail bond issue, a controversial contract with the sheriff and a new take on same-sex marriage were some of the issues dominating 2013 in Curry County. Here is a brief look at five issues for the year: A new face and an old new […]

Republicans to seek marriage amendment

Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com Several local Republican lawmakers plan to support a proposed constitutional amendment that could render marriage between gay and lesbian couples illegal. State Sen. Bill Sharer, R-Farmington, plans to introduce a statewide constitutional amendment at the upcoming January legislative session that would define marriage as between a man and a […]

Clovis girls breeze into title game

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis junior Nichelle Hyman battles a Sandia player for a offensive rebound in the first half of Friday night’s game at Rock Staubus Gym.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Even Clovis High girls coach Jeff Reed is ready for a bit of a challenge. The Lady Wildcats certainly didn’t get that in two games on Friday in the Plateau Holiday Classic at The Rock, blowing out Amarillo Caprock 67-22 before overwhelming Sandia 63-9 and holding the Matadors to just one […]