ENMU squads receive tough tourney draws

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CMI correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU senior guard Stefan Mirabal, shown in a game against West Texas A&M last month, is one of three injured Greyhounds who is hoping to see action today when they face rival West Texas A&M in a quarterfinal game of the Lone Star Conference men’s basketball tournament at Allen, Texas. Dave […]

Higher education proposal draws mixed reviews

Alisa Boswell Gov. Susana Martinez’s budget proposal to change the state funding formula for colleges and universities is drawing mixed reaction at institutions in Clovis and Portales. ENMU President Steven Gamble said he thinks the university will do well under the new policy if it is approved by the Legislature. But Clovis Community College President […]

Dairyfest draws crowd

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Heather Steinle preps ice cream cups for the root beer float stand during Dairyfest Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. The event featured free dairy products and demonstrations from the industry. Liliana Castillo United Dairy Women’s Dairyfest attracted thousands of people Saturday after taking a year off in 2010. Michelle […]

Downtown has made good progress

As 2010 draws to a close, Clovis MainStreet has a lot to be thankful for, especially during these challenging economic times. With the support of the city, county and community, we have made great strides in all four points of the MainStreet Approach. We have been recognized at the state and national levels for programmatic […]

Semi-pro football tryout draws 74

CNJ staff A tryout for the inaugural Curry County Cats was above expectations, the team’s general manager said. Mike Muscato said 74 hopefuls came to Leon Williams Stadium Sunday morning to take their shot at a spot on the roster for the semipro team, which is gearing up to play February 2011 in the New […]

Fair’s opening day draws livestock, vegetable entries

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Haidyn Mount, 8, entered four rabbits in the Curry County Fair Monday afternoon. Mount said she has been entering rabbits since she was 3-years-old and plans to enter horses next year. Sharna Johnson Haidyn Mount doted on her black-and-white spotted rabbits, watching them intently through the metal grate on the […]

Listening party draws around 100 visitors to museum

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Kathy Teston shows a copy of Tom Petty’s unreleased CD “Mojo” to Clovis City Commissioner Juan Garza during a Monday night “Mojo Listening Party”. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer About 100 people mingled at the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum Monday night to hear Tom Petty’s […]

Letter calling for Seidenwurm’s removal draws crowd to meeting

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gene Lavato of Clovis addressed the school board during Tuesday’s board meeting. About 150 attended the meeting, most in support of a letter calling for the removal of the superintendent. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer An overflow crowd packed the Clovis Municipal Schools board of education meeting Tuesday, apparently […]

Jamboree draws young and old

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Amy Carter of Portales opened up the 60th Floyd Jamboree with “Thanks A Lot.” This was her sixth year to perform at the jamboree. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Young and old came out for music and a special anniversary for the Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree. Among many […]

Clovis Schools superintendent opening draws 27 applicants

By Liliana Castillo:CNJ staff writer Twenty-seven people from as far away as Delaware have applied to be superintendent of Clovis schools. The job posting closed at 4:30 p.m. Monday. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm announced Jan. 13 she would leave at the end of the school year. The list includes locals such as Deputy Superintendent of Operation […]

Classic car nostalgia draws me in

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist I love to look at classic and antique cars and street rods. I’ve never made the commitment to love one, however. For the last few nights I’ve been watching Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction on SPEED and the cars and the prices they command boggle my mind. Yeah, it’s the same auction […]

Ticket feature: Taco Box dancing light show draws residents

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The lights decorating the Taco Box on 21st Street dance in time with music on FM station 88.5. The show runs every 30 minutes between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly. Freedom New Mexico Area residents don’t need to travel far to see a dancing light show or hear the […]

Police: Fireworks complaints increase

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Delilah Barela and her 2 1/2-year-old daughter Destinee look for fireworks Thursday at a tent sale west of Clovis to help the family celebrate the July 4th weekend. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As Independence Day draws closer, Clovis police are getting 10 calls or more a day because […]

Dairy Fest draws more than 9,000

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Michael Stillion of Roswell takes his education about manure a little too seriously at the “Smells like poo … it grew” booth at Saturday’s Dairy Fest. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When most Dairy Fest fans walked up on Ryan White’s tent Saturday, they either laughed or stopped for […]

Custom Classic draws teams from far and near

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Gonzalo Lozano of the Texas Twisters gets ready to catch a pop up in the third inning at Guy Leeder Softball Complex on Friday in Clovis. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Teams came from as far away as Lubbock, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Oklahoma to join local teams to […]

Inauguration symbol of true democracy

Freedom New Mexico Some of them remember Roosevelt. Some of them have no memory of anyone not named Bush or Clinton. Just as the big event draws people from many generations, its allure crosses other demographic lines as well. They arrive by private jet from Hollywood mansions and Manhattan skyscrapers. They also come by bus […]

Taboo subject draws curiosity

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist I’m not sure why I am nervous about this upcoming interview. Talking one on one is one of the things I enjoy most about being a journalist. It’s like being allowed into someone’s life, able to see the world through their eyes and then write about it — it’s […]

Subject draws curiosity

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Yearbook draws mixed reactions

Editor’s note: Most of these letters have been edited for space considerations. They reference photos of gay couples in the Clovis High School yearbook. More letters are scheduled for publication on Sunday. Couples don’t belong in school yearbook I have been observing the “couples in the yearbook”

FNM welcomes new circulation director

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CNJ staff photo: Lili Castillo A new circulation system is being implemented by new FNM Circulation Director Mike Grigg. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer After 35 years in the newspaper circulation business, Mike Grigg still craves a challenge. The draws are that it’s “different every day” and challenging, but working with customers is one […]