Fun news from missing Kid to kissing kids

Ned Cantwell This has been a fun year in the news business, both in New Mexico and beyond our borders. Our state, not without her pressing problems, has spent an inordinate amount of time wondering where Billy the Kid is buried and whether lawman Pat Garrett really shot the popular outlaw dead a century ago. […]

Farwell girls cruise past Olton

CNJ STAFF FARWELL — Senior guard Kyra Christian hit four 3-point shots — all in a game-breaking 20-8 domination of the third quarter — as the Farwell Lady Blue opened the season with a 60-30 rout of Olton Tuesday night. Senior post Chelsea Meyer added 15 points for Farwell, which pulled away to a 24-17 […]

Girl scouts promote camaraderie, skills for life

Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the 10th in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. Samantha Chambers, 17, is nearing the end of a Girl Scout journey that began when she was in Brownies. The Clovis Scout is also starting over as she […]

Cats thinking third — or better

Dave Wagner La Cueva and host Gallup may be out of the range of the Clovis High boys cross country team in Saturday’s Class 5A state meet in Gallup, but coach Brian Stacy thinks the Wildcats have a good shot at beating everyone else. Stacy has penciled everything out, and believes all the Cats need […]

CHS basketball practice begins today

By Dave Wagner Basketball practice begins today at Clovis High School and other schools around New Mexico. CHS boys coach J.D. Isler and girls coach Miles Watters, both beginning their third seasons at the helm, will have less-than-full squads to work with for now with players still involved in football and volleyball. But both are […]

Manzano shuts out Cats

CNJ STAFF The Manzano Monarchs handed Clovis High a 3-0 loss on Saturday in District 4-5A boys soccer at Yucca Complex. Joaquin Herrera and Rogilio Martinez scored in the first half for Manzano (7-9-1, 3-5 district), while Gerad Malone added a goal after halftime. The Cats (2-15, 0-7) close the regular season with a district […]

Police Blotter 10/26

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A resident at the 800 block of East Eighth Street called police about 10 a.m. on Oct. 18 to report he had found a baggie of white powder in his front yard. Police tested the powder, determined it was cocaine, and took […]

Preteens victims of sex ‘club’

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Clovis police believe the house at 700 E. 10th St. was the site of numerous sexual assaults against children. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina Police say a Clovis home was used as a sex “club” between adults and at least 18 preteen girls. Reports show the case came to their attention […]

Cats breeze to invite title

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Matt Appelman (right) and Brian Romero led Clovis to the team title at Saturday’s Clovis Invite at Ned Houk Park. Dave Wagner The conditions were far from ideal, but the results were satisfactory for Clovis High. Senior Matt Appelman led a 1-2-3 sweep as the Wildcats cruised to their third consecutive […]

Zias put together competitive team

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Eastern New Mexico University freshman Erin Armstrong of Albuquerque advances the ball during practice on Wednesday. Photo by Lisa Sonnenschein By Mike Linn PORTALES — They practice on a field about half the size of their game day turf, working on mental quickness and short passes, turning split-second breakdowns in defense into shot-on-goal opportunities. Meet […]