Wildcats move to 20-0

The Clovis Wildcats moved to 20-0 Friday with a 78-65 win Friday at Artesia. Jaye Crockett led the top-ranked Wildcats with 23 points. The Lady Wildcats beat Artesia 52-32 at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Anteisha Brown led Clovis (8-12) with 14 points and Mariah Sena added 11. Other scores from Friday: Boys Elida 78, Fort Sumner […]

Rivalry in family

The editors asked: No Cowboys. No Broncos. No Hank Baskett. Do you care about watching the Super Bowl? Maybe for the commercials or to see Tom Petty perform at halftime? Here’s what readers had to say: • I’m from New York so I’m loving it. I have a son-in-law who lives in Boston so we […]

Eli’s coming

The editors asked: No Cowboys. No Broncos. No Hank Baskett. Do you care about watching the Super Bowl? Maybe for the commercials or to see Tom Petty perform at halftime? Here’s what readers had to say: • The Super Bowl will be worth watching (because of) the Eli Manning story.” – Bill Gaedke • “Nuts. […]

Tom who?

The editors asked: No Cowboys. No Broncos. No Hank Baskett. Do you care about watching the Super Bowl? Maybe for the commercials or to see Tom Petty perform at halftime? Here’s what readers had to say: • “Nuts. Cowboys gone, Seahawks gone, football season is over. Might watch the commercials, though. … Who is Tom […]

A Giant hope

The editors asked: No Cowboys. No Broncos. No Hank Baskett. Do you care about watching the Super Bowl? Maybe for the commercials or to see Tom Petty perform at halftime? Here’s what one reader had to say: • “I will be watching the Super Bowl even though the Packers did not make it this year. […]

Go Giants

The editors asked: No Cowboys. No Broncos. No Hank Baskett. Do you care about watching the Super Bowl? Maybe for the commercials or to see Tom Petty perform at halftime? Here’s what one reader had to say: • “Sure I am going to watch the Super Bowl. It is an American tradition. We as Americans […]

It’s gonna blow

Ken De Los Santos, emergency management director for Clovis and Curry County, warns we’ll have sustained winds at 35 mph and gusts up to 50 mph throughout the day. Access his press release by clicking on “More features” below. • • • Here’s how Clovis’ Carolyn Spence responded to an editor’s question about the local […]

Wanna blog?

One of the features available on our new SiteLife feature on this Web site allows readers to start their own blog. Just click on the “Blog” button under the “Publish Your Stuff” section just to the right of Editors’ Notebook. Blogger “gottalovett” tells a funny story about chicken nuggets under the headline “Feelings … Nothing […]

Red Raiders coach: I’d draft Garcia

We’re working on a story about Clovis High and Texas Tech graduate Joey Garcia, who is working for a shot in the National Football League. An early interview came with Ruffin McNeill, who’s been with the Red Raiders for eight years and was installed as interim defensive coordinator early in the 2007 season. If he […]

One vote no on Sunday alcohol sales

Count Clovis’ Christian Heller among those opposed to Sunday alcohol sales at Clovis restaurants. “I am not for prohibition, just some moderate limitation,” he wrote in an e-mail. “Not every person tolerates alcohol in the same manner. Some metabolize it differently. But it still has the same effect on the brain. Six days are plenty.” […]

Kingsville sweeps Eastern hoopsters

Texas A&M-Kingsville swept Eastern New Mexico University in a basketball doubleheader Wednesday in Kingsville, Texas. The Kingsville women beat the Zias 66-62 while Javelinas beat the Greyhounds 74-65. Eastern hosts rival West Texas A&M in a doubleheader Saturday in Portales. • • • Ethics reform should be at the top of the list of priorities […]

Something to read

Read any good books lately? The “Librarian Recommends” feature below will ensure you answer that question in the affirmative the next time someone asks. Click on “More Features” to find the link. Our videographer is Tony Bullocks. • • • The Clovis News Journal introduced new tools for the Web site on Monday. The SiteLife […]

Comments, anyone?

The Clovis News Journal introduced new tools for the Web site on Monday. The SiteLife system allows readers to build their own blogs, share photos and more, but the main attraction is its commenting features. Our old system allowed readers to comment on stories, but it also allowed readers to delete comments for no reason […]

Beer with Sunday meal OK

Clovis’ Jeff Greene is in favor of a proposal that would allow city restaurants to sell alcohol on Sundays. “People with drinking problems are going to buy enough on Saturday to last them through Sunday anyway,” he wrote in an e-mail. “We should be able to buy a beer or a glass of wine with […]

Now for the latest press releases …

The latest addition to the Editors’ Notebook is a section for press releases. We’ll post releases with local news ties just as we receive them, minus any private contact information. Today we’ve posted releases from the district attorney, Sundance Cat Sanctuary and others. Click on “More Features” below to access “Press Releases.” • • • […]

A Greyhound headed for the Super Bowl?

Need someone to root for now that the football seasons have ended for the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos and Clovis’ Hank Baskett? The San Diego Chargers have a local connection. Running backs coach Matt Simon earned four letters as a linebacker at Eastern New Mexico University in the 1970s. He’s a member of the ENMU […]

Mayor race produces strong feelings

Janet Mason is not excited about the choices for Clovis’ next mayor. “Gloria Wicker scares me,” she wrote in an e-mail. “I don’t feel there are any good choices. But of all of them, Gayla Brumfield is the lesser of all evils.” Clovis’ Frank Dalton has some pretty strong words related to the mayor’s race […]

Snazzy place to eat

Do you remember the Snazzy Pig? Don McAlavy ate a lot of hamburgers and tried to pick up girls at Clovis’ old restaurant on east First Street. He shares his stories in Sunday’s Clovis News Journal. • • • Dorothy Nelson says Rube Render is her choice for mayor of Clovis. “He’s retired military, also […]

Firefighters’ December busy

The Clovis Fire Department responded to 539 calls for service in December, according to statistics released this week by Chief Ray Westerman. Firefighters received 6,182 calls for service in 2007, or about 515 per month. The department also performed 96 business inspections last month, issuing 232 reports for non-compliance. • • • Joe Christopherson has […]

Editors’ Notebook

Clovis’ mayoral race promises lots of drama with six candidates hoping to succeed David Lansford, who’s decided to step down after 12 years. The candidates are Tim Ashley, Gayla Brumfield, Rudy Kumar, Mario Martinez, Rube Render and Gloria Wicker. Kumar is clearly the wild card, apparently determined to give voters a radical option. He’s only […]