Police blotter — Feb. 26

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday • 5:10 a.m.: Burglary, 500 block of Tucker Avenue. • 5:53 a.m.: Burglary, 3200 block of Cheyenne Drive. • 6:34 a.m.: Burglary, 100 block of Tucker Circle. • 6:54 a.m.: Burglary, 600 block of Sunland Drive. • 7:32 a.m.: Animal complaint, 700 block […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education met Tuesday at the central office building. The following items were discussed. • Seven school organizations received permission to travel, including Future Farmers of America attending a leadership conference in Albuquerque and Upward Bound students attending a cultural trip to Chicago. • The board heard an update on […]

Quality of ballot determines quality of life

Many people want to improve the “quality of life” in Clovis. What that means can vary as much as your interpretation of a “windy” day or “loud” music. Voters in the city’s March 4 municipal election will have to do their homework in order to identify the candidates whose ideas best match their own for […]

Away from gridiron, poetry reigns

• How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” — Elizabeth Barrett Browning   • “Love, if you knew the light — That your soul casts in my sight.” — Robert Browning   Before the Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl in Arizona, I happened upon the sixth-ranked Baylor University Bears practicing indoors in Waco, […]

All friends cannot be labeled the same

Kevin Wilson

“Oh,” he intoned. “So you two are friends?” We gave each other a brief glance, each unsure how and by whom the query should be handled. We were spending time together, getting along splendidly, and in a setting where neither of us would argue this was a date. “Yeah, that’s it,” she responded to break […]

Nuclear waste storage should be top priority

Zero. That’s essentially the tolerance level for radiation escaping from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, according to N.M. Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn. WIPP, near Carlsbad, is the nation’s only deep underground repository for U.S. nuclear defense waste. WIPP operators are scrambling to figure out what caused radioactive plutonium and americium to be detected on Feb. […]

Melrose romps, Texico falls in tiebreaker games


By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com The Melrose Lady Buffs are certainly capable of beating Logan, and have before this season. Nobody could have foreseen what happened on Monday night, though. Playing a tiebreaker game for the top seed in this week’s District 3-1A tournament, the Lady Buffs dominated the middle two quarters, getting […]

Area prep district tournaments — Feb. 24

(Seeds in parentheses) BOYS District 4-5A Monday Playoff for top seed At Artesia Hobbs 79, Carlsbad 76, OT Thursday (3) Clovis at (2) Carlsbad, 7 p.m. Saturday Championship at (1) Hobbs, 7 p.m. District 4-2A Monday Playoff for top seed At Tucumcari Clayton 70, Texico 60 Tuesday (4) Tucumcari at (3) Santa Rosa, 6 p.m. […]

Hounds midway through spring drills

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s football team is halfway through its spring drills, with a scrimmage on tap this week at Clovis High’s Leon Williams Stadium and the green-and-silver game set for March 8 at Greyhound Stadium. Third-year coach Josh Lynn said the early start to spring drills was designed to avoid […]

Election ballot: Curry County


Absentee voting ballots must be completed and returned to the city clerk, 321 Connelly St., by 5 p.m. Feb. 28. Early voting is Feb. 12 through Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the office of the city clerk, 321 N. Connelly St. Election day is March 4. Ballots may be cast from […]

Police blotter — Feb. 25

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday • 8:22 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, 800 block of West Plaza. • 8:50 a.m.: Burglary, 1700 block of East First Street. • 11:07 a.m.: Standby domestic, 1300 block of Pile Street. • 12:32 p.m.: Shoplifting up to $500, 500 block of West 21st […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the CMS administrative office at 1009 Main. Agenda items include: • Consideration of separate travel requests from seven student groups. • A discussion of the upcoming bond sale for the schools. The district plans to sell $5.1 million in bonds, and plans […]

What’s happening — Feb. 25

Today Clovis MainStreet meeting — 11:30 a.m., 621 Main Street. Information: 769-7828. Civil Aviation Board meeting — 5:30 p.m., Clovis Airport. Information: 769-7828. Relay For Life of Clovis Committee Meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library Ingram Room, 701 N. Main. Information: 575-219-9159 or clovisnmrelay@yahoo.com Relay For Life of Clovis team captain meeting — 6 p.m., […]

Five added to CMS hall of honors

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CNJ staff A former Clovis teacher, coach and athletic director is among five inductees for the Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation and Alumni Committee’s hall of honor. Brooks Jennings, Sandra Robinson Farley, Dr. Kenneth Mattox, Herb Edwards and Bill Gaedke will be honored at a 6 p.m. May 10 banquet at the Clovis Civic Center. “I’ve […]

School officials pleased with lawmakers lottery scholarship compromise

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  By Christina Calloway CMI senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Within the 30-day state legislative session, the New Mexico Legislature passed 10 bills including the compromised $6.2 billion budget. Here are a few of the bills that will affect the local communities:   Lottery scholarships The Legislature combined several ideas to save the state’s lottery-funded scholarship program, […]

‘Blessing’ and ‘luck’ are not the same thing

Fortune cookies. Like most folks, I’m quite willing to pop one open and chow down on it at the end of a Chinese sort of meal. Like most folks, I look at the little piece of paper inside. Like most folks, except for the kind of people who actually pay “palm readers” and “psychics” as […]

Texans subdue Hounds

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ENMU senior guard Rodney Blackmon tries to slide between Tarleton State defenders Chuck Guy, left, and Coleman Furst during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference men’s game at Greyhound Arena.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Tarleton State has been pretty successful this season riding its hot hand, whether it’s De’Andre Upchurch or Chuck Guy. Saturday night, the pair were more than enough to clinch a share of the Lone Star Conference regular-season title. Upchurch had 23 of his career-high 38 points, […]

Hounds rout USW twice, improve to 10-2

CNJ staff HOBBS — Freshman right-hander Keigan Basso carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and Eastern New Mexico University pounded out 21 hits in a 19-1 rout of University of the Southwest on Sunday to complete a doubleheader sweep. In the opener, left fielder Ryan Forkel went 4-for-4 as the Greyhounds posted a 9-1 […]

Zias fall to defending national champion UCO

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Central Oklahoma pitchers Kalynn Schrock and Nicole Brady combined on a two-hitter and the defending NCAA Division II national champion Bronchos blanked Eastern New Mexico University 4-0 on Sunday in the finale of the Rattler Invitational softball tournament, hosted by St. Mary’s. Former Lone Star Conference member UCO (9-7), which […]

Lady Cats 7th, Cats 8th in state swimming

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s swimmers didn’t quite accomplish all they wanted in this weekend’s state meet, but coach Vincent de Maio said they were more than competitive. The Wildcats finished seventh in boys competition with 159 1/2 points while the Wildcats were eighth on the boys side with 123. Eldorado took girls team […]