Day trip: Carlsbad Caverns

NPS: Peter Jones Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located at 727 Carlsbad Cavern Hwy, Carlsbad. Christina Calloway Carlsbad Caverns National Park Location: 727 Carlsbad Cavern Hwy, Carlsbad What activities can you enjoy at this location: Pick a tour or explore on your own through the majestic underground caves of Carlsbad. It is recommended that people […]

Clovis beats Cavemen 23-15

CNJ staff writer Kevin Wilson is Tweeting from Clovis-Carlsbad game (Twitter/cnj) • Eric Galindo 10-yard run puts Carlsbad ahead 7-0 against Clovis. 2:20 left in first quarter. • Jonathan Johnson 3-yard run and conversion run. Clovis leads Carlsbad 8-7 with 8:49 left in first half. • Tre Orozco 33-yard TD pass to Jonathan Johnson makes […]

‘Clovis Sound’ traveling to Carlsbad

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File photo Tommy Allsup will perform in a Jan. 8 concert in Carlsbad to bring the “Clovis Sound” to the area. CNJ staff The Clovis sound is going to Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Museum and Arts Center is hosting a look back at the Norman Petty recording studios in Clovis, and the era of music made […]

Carlsbad edges Clovis 14-13 in district showdown

Raymond Beachum scored on a 38-yard run with a little more than a minute left in the game, but Clovis missed the ensuing extra point and fell to Carlsbad 14-13 Friday in a showdown for the District 4-5A title. Brandon Mendoza threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first quarter to stake Carlsbad (7-3, […]

Carlsbad’s Ross stood out early, locals say

By Rick White: CNJ presentation managing editor Tim King says San Francisco Giants outfielder Cody Ross hasn’t changed much since the days they played together at Carlsbad High School. Same laid-back personality, same violent swing. “It’s really funny to watch him on TV because he acts the same; same big swing, same big smile,” said […]

Area golf scores

Eastern New Mexico Senior Golf Association Monday-Tuesday at Cree Meadows Golf Club, Ruidoso Championship Flight Low gross: Ben Bradley, Carlsbad, 151 Low net: 1. Mike Jackson, Roswell, 156; 2. James Boss, Roswell, 153, 3. Stanley Miller, Carlsbad, 154. First Flight Low gross: Steve Wilson, 169 Low net: John Hollenbeck, Hobbs, 175; 2. Robert Reed, Carlsbad, […]

One killed, one injured in crash near Carlsbad

CNJ staff A 35-year-old Clovis man was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Carlsbad Sunday afternoon, which also critically injured his 11-year-old passenger. Juan Castillo was driving his 2000 Isuzu Rodeo east on US 62/180, east of Carlsbad, when his vehicle traveled into the median, according to a press release from state police. Castillo overcorrected […]

Press release: Clovis man killed in Carlsbad crash

Carlsbad – Juan Castillo 35 y.o. of Clovis New Mexico was killed in a motor vehicle crash this weekend leaving his 11 y.o. passenger in critical condition. Sunday afternoon State Police Officers responded to a single vehicle crash just east of Carlsbad on US Highway 62/180, upon the officers arrival they learned that Juan Castillo […]

Local golf

Eastern New Mexico Senior Golf Association Tuesday Artesia Country Club First Flight Low gross: Lloyd Boatman, Carlsbad; Wiley Gilmore, Hobbs; 71 Low net: Mike Jackson, Roswell, 75; Marty Pattison, Roswell, 77, Mike Simons, Artesia, 78 Second Flight Low gross: Gary Anderson, Artesia, 72 Low net: Jerry Jarnagin, Carlsbad, 81; David Tawater, Carlsbad, 83; Manny Marquez, […]

Portales man sentenced in child sex case

Freedom New Mexico A 27-year-old Portales man was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for one count of sexual penetration of a child. Lucifer Gardner was given the prison term as part of a plea agreement for the offense committed in March, 2008 against a 4-year-old girl. The sentence agreement was for 15 years […]

Community invited to IDEA meetings in Carlsbad

The Special Education Bureau of the Public Education Department invites members of the community, parents, and school district personnel to attend the April 23 and 24, 2009 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Advisory Panel meeting at the Carlsbad Municipal Schools Central Administrative Office, 408 North Canyon Street, Carlsbad, NM

Carlsbad science teacher selected in national top 10 group of science and math teachers

Carlsbad High School science teacher Raymond Nance has been selected to be one of 10 science and math teachers in the nation for the inaugural Society for Science & the Public (SSP) Fellows Program.

Domenici: Need for economic stimulus

          CARLSBAD, N.M. – U.S. Senator Pete Domenici, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today issued the following statement regarding proposals for an economic stimulus to energize the U.S. economy:             “While there are economic bright spots in New Mexico, there is no doubt that the national economy is in trouble.  I was […]

Carlsbad Caverns hosts e-field trip

Would you like to learn more about what makes caves so special? Carlsbad Caverns National Park will help you do just that with the free electronic field trip (or eFieldTrip) “Caves: An Underground Wonderland.” This eFieldTrip is designed to teach students about karst features, cave geology, speleothem formation, cave ecosystems, and the need for cave […]

Lady Cats drop pair in tourney

CNJ staff ARTESIA — The Clovis High girls lost matches to Carlsbad 6-0 and Roswell Goddard 6-1 on Saturday in the Artesia Invitational soccer tournament. Both teams pulled away late in the half against the Lady Wildcats (0-3), who lost in a shootout to Las Vegas Robertson in Friday’s first round. Christa Miller scored Clovis’ […]

Cats post win over Carlsbad

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis’ Parker Wood beats the throw home to score the first of two third-inning runs in the Wildcats’ 2-1 win over Carlsbad on Saturday at Bell Park. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s only the summer season and traditional power Carlsbad appears to be rebuilding, if not reloading. Still, […]

Water parks offer cool option for summer travel

Waterparks are a cool way to spend a day’s vacation in the sizzling summer. There are three waterparks reachable for a day trip from Portales and Clovis: White’s City Resort in Carlsbad, Splash Amarillo and Texas Water Rampage in Lubbock. Splash Amarillo The shaded park includes many water slides, a lazy river, wave pool and […]

CHS TRACK: Mead, Cats fall short in district meet

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Clovis High’s Manuel Robles takes a handoff from Kolt Merren during the Wildcats’ winning 400 relay effort. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Brian Mead plans to play football in college at New Mexico State, and admits he’s anxious for that opportunity. For the next week, though, he’d like to […]

CHS BASEBALL: Cats play Cavemen tough in losses

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — The pitching was good enough. Clovis High just couldn’t muster any offense against Carlsbad on Friday. Left-hander Kenneth Toves pitched a three-hit shutout as the Cavemen took the opener of the District 4-5A baseball doubleheader 10-0, and senior right-hander Corey Weldon scattered five hits as Carlsbad won the nightcap 3-1. “We […]

CHS TRACK: Clovis sweeps Carlsbad qualifier

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Clovis High’s boys got individual wins from seven athletes on Friday and had just enough to nip Carlsbad 126 1/2-125 for the title in the five-school Carlsbad qualifier track meet. The Wildcats scored in 15 of 19 events, getting wins from James Howard (long jump), Brandon Williams (triple jump), Jordan Mendoza […]