Simple spring break travel can be rewarding

The existence, or widespread celebration, of spring break seems to be a recent development. I remember spring break from my young adulthood as primarily a college event, nonexistent in high school. Though the rich kids may have gone to Florida, most of us used the time either to look for summer jobs, recommit to previous […]

3/26 School lunch menus

Clovis elementary Spring break March 27-31 Clovis junior high/ high school Spring break March 27-31 House Spring break March 27-31 Grady Spring break March 27-31 Texico Monday: Breakfast — Cold cereal or cinnamon roll, juice and milk. Lunch — Beef ’n bean burrito, corn, salsa, fruit and milk. Junior high and high school includes salad […]

Main break leaves Portales waterless for nearly 24 hours

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Portales water department crews worked through standing water and freezing temperatures Saturday morning to repair a 24-inch water main that burst shortly after midnight. Water was unavailable in the city all day. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Portales residents went without showers and flushes for nearly 24 hours on […]

Wildcats trying to overcome slow start

CNJ STAFF Clovis coach J.D. Isler said the Wildcats are still trying to play catchup after starting the season late after an extended football season. Take for example, the Cats’ 61-51 loss to Alamogordo on Tuesday. “It was a tough game,” Clovis coach J.D Isler said. “They were just a little bit better than us […]

Summit offers reality check

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Bernell Nez, 16, of Albuquerque, back left, and Garrett Mullins, 17, of Clovis, right, try on goggles that simulate being drunk as Lawrence Lopez, 13, of Clovis shoots a basketball. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer Some area students are spending spring break getting away from the stress of everyday […]

Local church burglarized

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A local Pentecostal church has been burglarized four times since New Year’s Eve, irking the pastor and confounding his church congregation. Even though an electric piano and guitar were stolen during the third break-in, music is still a part of the Calvary Tabernacle Church service. “(We) keep on making […]

Senior service members use tax breaks

by Tom Philpott Congress has passed legislation to end a quirky reduction in tax breaks that hits lower-income military families when their service members are assigned to Iraq, Afghanistan or other combat areas. Relief from the tax break glitch was part of the Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004 approved Sept. 23 and sent […]

Break time is over, it’s back to school

By Michelle Seeber Students in Clovis and throughout the area return to school today after a week of spring break vacation. Here is what some of them and their parents had to say about time away from school. ——- Pauline Sena, 17, a junior at House High School: “I didn’t do anything. I just hung […]

Break has sprung for Clovis schools

Reporter’s Notebook Spring break for Clovis Municipal Schools is Monday through Friday this week. The schools have no plans for spring break, said Evelyn Gordon, receptionist of Clovis Municipal Schools Administrative Offices. “Everybody has their own plans,” Gordon said. Amy Garcia, a teacher at Yucca Junior High School, said she plans to stay home. “All […]

Lady Cats rev up fast break

CNJ staff PAMPA — Brittany Blackmon and Aimee Hilburn took turns dominating the game as the well-rested Clovis Wildcats beat Pampa, Texas, 51-34 on Saturday in their final game before the Christmas break. Blackmon, a 5-foot-10-inch sophomore, scored all of her game-high 17 points in the first half and Hilburn (16 points), a 5-11 sophomore, […]

Cats break out pads

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Clovis High School junior running back Phillip Williams cuts back against senior cornerback Chris Mondragon during Thursday’s first practice in full pads for the Wildcats at the high school. Photo by Eric Kluth By Eric Butler There’s a different sound to football practice once the pads are strapped on. The general noises of breathing hard […]

Break in the weather

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Austin Ware (82) and Zeke Wheeler (24) were among several Clovis High defenders involved in this play in a game last season against Hobbs at Leon Williams Stadium. CNJ file photo By Dave Wagner They’re all young, of course, but that doesn’t mean Clovis High’s representatives on the South squad in tonight’s 60th version of […]