What’s happening — April 30

Today Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Read with a Dog — 1 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Interstate Stream Commission meeting — 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Tucumcari Convention Center. Information: 505-827-6160. Town Hall meeting on Common Core — 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Bella Vista Elementary School. Information: 769-7840. CCC blood drive — 9 […]

Military feature: Air Force Academy cadets visit Cannon

U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Eboni Reece
Cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., listen to a subject matter expert from the 16th Special Operations Squadron give a briefing on the AC-130H Spectre gunship. The cadets spent four days at Cannon touring base facilities and familiarizing themselves with the Air Force Special Operations Command mission.

By Senior Airman Eboni Reece 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., visited Cannon Air Force Base for four days beginning April 10. A little more than 400 miles away at the USAF Academy, lieutenants for the Air Force and future leaders for this nation are […]

Educational opportunities better investment

Evidently, not all money spent on early childhood care is created equal. A recent Legislative Finance Council report has found that prekindergarten programs provide more benefit than money spent for child care. The state is spending more money on child care rather than education for youngsters. By studying where dollars go and what works, New […]

ENMU professor will be missed

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer Freshman year. My instructor came in with a somber look on her face. Either somebody died, or a TV series got canceled. “Before we begin today’s scheduled lesson, I think I need to emphasize the need to read the material I assign you. I’ve suspected that you weren’t doing that, […]

Vet opposes cuts to commissary

By Tom Philpott Military Update A retired Army sergeant first class living in Northeast El Paso, Texas, says he and his wife will stop shopping on Fort Bliss if the Department of Defense, as planned, allows commissary prices to climb within 10 percent of local grocers. “I am not the only one here who thinks […]

Ricardo Sena found guilty of voluntary manslaughter (updated)

Ricardo Sena

By Alisa Boswell Staff writer aboswell@pntonline.com A Curry County jury found Ricardo “Rico” Sena, 27, guilty of voluntary manslaughter Tuesday in the 2013 stabbing death of 17-year-old Devin Saiz. After deliberating for more than four hours, the jury picked the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter over second-degree murder. Sena stabbed Saiz in the chest during […]

Purple Press @ CHS

purple-press

You may be wondering about why this insert is in your copy of the Clovis News Journal. This is a copy of Clovis High School’s Purple Press at CHS newspaper, which has not produced a paper since December. This paper had not always been named the Purple Press at CHS. Its roots date back to […]

Wolverines top Rams

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Texico senior John Myers slides in safely with a triple as Portales third baseman Grant Wagner awaits the relay during Monday night’s game at Texico. Myers went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs to help the Wolverines beat the Rams 7-3.

Staff report TEXICO — The Texico Wolverines took an early lead this time and maintained it, avenging their only loss of the season. Jonah Walls hit a two-run double in the first inning and senior left-hander Jarron Hill struck out 14 in a complete-game performance as Texico defeated the Portales Rams 7-3 on Monday night. […]

Joe’s Boot Shop Roping results

Wednesday’s events Open breakaway Round 1 Kaki Herring 3.02, $709; Skye Valdez 3.15, $616;; Cassidy Boggs 3.44, $524; Abbie Medlin 3.47, $431; Shay Spitz, 3.49, $339; Shelby Irick, 3.55, $246; Jordan Fabrizo, 3.56, $154; Riley Fabrizo, 3.60, $65. Round 2 Taylor Bradley, 3.37, $709; Tiada Gray, 3.40, $616; Abbie Medlin, 3.50, $524; Riley Fabrizo, 3.59, […]

Job fair attendance may exceed previous year’s

Staff report Curry County looks to continue its low unemployment rate with today’s Spring Job Fair. According to a press release from the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, the job fair is a collaboration between the Regional Growth Management Office and the P-4, or the Public-Private Private-Public, Partnership. The P-4 partnership is a joint effort […]

Concession stand at zoo discussed

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com After years of not having one, Hillcrest Park Zoo might soon have a concession stand. The issue will be discussed at Thursday’s city commission meeting, and members of the Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee also discussed the plan at its meeting Monday at City Hall’s Assembly Room. The Hillcrest […]

Defendant: Party was hostile before he threw can

By Alisa Boswell Staff writer aboswell@pntonline.com Following closing arguments, jury deliberations are expected to begin today in the trial of Ricardo “Rico” Sena. Sena, 27, is charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of 17-year-old Devin Saiz in March 2013. Sena also faces four other charges from the incident, and faces anywhere from four […]

Trees fall to high winds

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Gabriel Rios, 28, begins cutting through a fallen tree on Plains Street Monday afternoon after gusts pushed the tree over earlier in the morning.

Staff report Dustin Handley spent part of Monday afternoon removing debris from a tree knocked down at his Colonial Parkway home by a powerful windstorm Sunday packing gusts as high as 61 mph. Handley said he was hanging out inside Sunday afternoon when he heard the tree fall. Clovis experienced sustained winds of 28 to […]

Zias wrap up Southwest Region rodeo title

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women posted its eighth team title in 10 rodeos this spring, capturing the Tarleton State rodeo over the weekend to finish the year as Southwest Region champions for the first time since 1992. ENMU racked up 445 points at Tarleton to 165 for Weatherford College. For […]

Higher prices mean beef off menu for some residents

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Rising beef prices are changing the buying habits of shoppers at local markets.

By Joshua Lucero and Rick White Staff writers Retired school teacher Joyce Pollard said her shopping choices have changed to compensate for the rises in the price of beef, which are the highest in almost three decades. “You kind of have to do a replacement with the beef,” Pollard said. “So you do turkey, chicken, […]

Clovis High band takes 5A title

Staff report The Clovis High School symphony band captured the Class  5A title at the New Mexico Activities Association concert band state contest Friday and Saturday at Atrisco Heritage Academy High School in Albuquerque, according to a Clovis schools press release. The NMAA concert band contest, in partnership with the New Mexico Music Educators Association, […]

What’s happening — April 29

Today Eastern New Mexico Job Fair — 3 p.m.-7 p.m., Clovis Civic Center. Information: 762-7714. Relay For Life of Clovis committee meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, Ingram Room. Information: 799-9159 or relay2014@suddenlink.net. Relay For Life of Clovis team captain meeting — 6 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, Ingram Room. Information: 799-9642 or relay2014@suddenlink.net. Wednesday Toddler Time […]

Police blotter — April 29

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday • 12:37 a.m.: Shoplifting, 1000 block of Mitchell Street. • 2:46 a.m.: Concealing identity, 1300 block of North Prince Street. • 9:42 a.m.: Criminal damage up to $1,000, 100 block of East Grand Avenue. • 9:49 a.m.: Criminal damage up to $1,000, 600 block of […]

I go to prepare a place for you

“I Go to Prepare a Place for You” By Curtis K. Shelburne “Place” matters. When God created humans, he did not fashion us as disembodied spirits; he gave us bodies formed of matter, and a place in which to live. In fact, we do well to remember that Christianity is the only world religion that […]

Letter to the editor: Common Core meetings important

After thoroughly researching the Common Core education initiative, I believe it is decimating our educational process and leading our children to learn to adopt a socialistic mentality. New Mexico Secretary of Education-Designate Hanna Skandera is expected to speak in support of Common Core 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bella Vista  Arts Academy. Education blogger Kris Nielsen […]