Despite sweep, Zias come up short in bid for LSC tourney

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry After making a diving stop, ENMU third baseman Casandra McCommons threw from her knees to get Texas A&M’s Quesha Torres at first during the opener of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After giving up four home […]

Meetings watch

CNJ staff The following is a report from Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting: Department reports: Finance Department • An audit was completed with no reported problems. • A contract with Wright Express to provide fuel for county vehicles was approved. • A contract with Calling Solutions to provide inmate telephone services was approved. Road Department […]

Plant manager apologizes for smell

CNJ staff The manager of a Hull Street meat packing plant told the City Commission on Thursday his company is addressing complaints about unsightly and foul-smelling cattle carcasses at the plant. J.D. Ruthardt of Champion Pet Foods said to alleviate the problem, he plans to hire another driver for carcass removal and said the trailer […]

KENW-TV tele-auction deemed success

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Bid they did, as viewers helped KENW-TV raise $65,000 during its 29th annual tele-auction which ran June 6 through last Saturday “We upped our dollars per hour by a thousand,” Said Sheryl Borden, marketing director for KENW-TV. “Last year we averaged $2,000 an hour.” The total is $4,000 […]

Commission approves events center bid

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Decades of ideas and years of preparation reached fruition Thursday when the Clovis City Commission approved a multi-million dollar bid to construct an events center. The commission approved by a 7-1 vote a $5 million bid by White Sands Construction of Alamogordo to construct the center, which will include […]

Junior rodeo’s economic impact strong in Clovis

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Success at the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association finals was not limited to the performers. Clovis was a winner as well, City Manager Raymond Mondragon said on Sunday. “Parents and relatives of the participants spent their money here,” he said. “They shopped and ate at restaurants. I would call the […]

Tucumcari schools to be revamped

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — The Tucumcari Municpal School Board voted to award a hefty construction and renovation contract to a Clovis-based construction firm Tuesday afternoon. William Reents, superintendent of Tucumcari schools, said the nearly $1.4 million contract awarded to Wilson and Wilson company is for phase one of a three-phase renovation process. […]

School board introduces ‘career pathways’ course

By Jack King: CNJ Staff Writer New curricula for Clovis Municipal Schools junior high and high schools were introduced at Tuesday’s school board meeting. A final vote on the new courses will be held at the board’s July 27 meeting, board members said. The courses will include the new “career pathways” programs that, at advanced […]

Vixens finish second

CNJ staff FORT SUMNER —Des Moines spoiled Fort Sumner’s bid to win its own tournament, outlasting the Vixens 25-16-25-17, 16-25, 16-25, 15-13 Saturday in the championship match of the second annual Vixen Classic. Kayla Britian led the Vixens (4-1) with 15 kills, Kelly Fortner added five kills and four blocks and Leslie Wood dished out […]

Lights, camera, bidding . . .

By Janet Bresenham When the 27th annual KENW-TV Tele-Auction hits the airwaves this week, at least one group of Clovis volunteers will be helping raise money for the Public Broadcasting System station. Clovis Community College staff and students plan to man the phones Friday night as bidders call in for a variety of items up […]