Hounds win opener

CNJ staff HOBBS — Freshman midfielder Kal Herbert and junior forward Emerson Rodrigues scored less than a minute apart, breaking a scoreless tie late in the half and lifting Eastern New Mexico University’s men’s soccer team to a 3-1 win over University of the Southwest on Friday. The host Mustangs (1-1) pulled to 2-1 on […]

$10,000 penalty issued in trophy deer poaching case

HOBBS — A Hobbs magistrate ordered a man convicted of poaching a trophy mule deer to pay the state $10,000 in civil damages, the maximum penalty under a 3-year-old law that allows the state to seek reimbursement for the loss of a trophy game animal. Bradley Smith, 26, indicated through his attorney that he will […]

Environment department reaches settlement with High Lonesome Dairy near Hobbs for groundwater violations

(Santa Fe, NM) – The New Mexico Environment Department reached a settlement with High Lonesome Dairy near Hobbs for groundwater discharge permit violations. The settlement resolves a compliance order the department issued on Nov. 3 to the owner of the dairy, Eddie Schaap. That order alleged that Schaap failed to install a monitoring well that […]

Xcel decreases proposed rate hike

Freedom New Mexico Xcel Energy still plans to seek a rate increase, just not as much as orginally planned. Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves Tuesday said the company plans to revise a request filed with the New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission last December seeking a 6.2-percent rate increase. Reeves said Xcel and customers groups have […]

Clovis Boxing Club members meet for title

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Javier Zepeda of Roswell, left, lands a punch on the right side of Albuquerque’s Enrique Medel’s head during Saturday’s Golden Gloves boxing tournament at Roy Walker Recreation Center. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Edgar Zubia may be from Hobbs, where he still lives, but he’s been training with the Clovis […]

ENMU hosts regional science fair

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Adriana Medina, 15, of Vaughn makes notes on other students’ projects at the Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University. She was looking for ideas for a possible project next year. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Which orange juice has the highest Vitamin C […]

Zias extend win streak to six with sweep

CNJ staff HOBBS — Junior Kristen Cruickshank had two hits in each game and pitched a five-inning shutout in the nightcap as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team rolled past University of the Southwest 7-3 and 9-0 Tuesday. The sweep extended the Zias’ winning streak to six games and gives them nine victories in their […]

Clovis hammers Hobbs 58-0

Seven Wildcats shared in the scoring smorgasbord as Clovis beat Hobbs 58-0 Friday in a District 4-5A game at Leon Williams. The Wildcats (9-1) won the district title with their eighth-straight win and likely locked up a top-four seed in the state playoffs. The top four seeds in the 12-team playoffs earn first-round byes. Clovis […]

Xcel Energy proposes rate increase

CNJ staff Xcel Energy is requesting a 5.9 percent base rate increase in Texas to offset increasing infrastructure costs. Xcel filed a proposal of a base rate increase with the Public Utility Commission of Texas and area municipalities served by the company, according to Wes Reeves of Xcel Energy. He said Xcel also included in […]

May 18, 2008 Engagements

Pamela Dawn Hightower of Hobbs and formerly of Melrose, and Nathan Shawn Curlee of Midland, Texas, announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

Baskett to bring Eagles to Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer One surefire way to fill up Rock Staubus Gymnasium is to have a basketball game between the Clovis Wildcats and the Hobbs Eagles. Charity organizers seek a similar audience Saturday when a different Eagles squad comes into town — the Philadelphia Eagles, led by Clovis native Hank Baskett III. […]

Zias earn split with Mustangs

CNJ staff HOBBS — Nicole Dickson and Brittany Regalado combined on a two-hitter as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team bounced back from a first-game loss to blank College of the Southwest 9-0 on Tuesday. The Mustangs (14-17) scored only their second win over ENMU, holding on to take the opener 7-6. Dickson (5-3) allowed […]

3-7-08 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Feb. 28 through Wednesday: • Brian Lee Dunham, 20, to Kristyn Rae Trujillo, 19, both of Clovis • Levi Ledger Hill, 26, to Louisa Maria Griego, 28, both of Clovis • Leonard Walton Wilson, 76, of Canyon, Texas, to Kathryn Franklin Wilson, 69, of Amarillo […]

Alcohol sales proposal on ballot

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sunday alcohol sales could boost the local economy and make Clovis more attractive to more businesses, according to proponents. But allowing one more day of the week to sell alcohol could lead to more alcohol-related crimes and sends the wrong message to the youth, according to critics. Voters will […]

Hobbs leaders reflect on alcohol sales effects

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sunday alcohol sales in Hobbs have helped increase revenues and made the city more appealing to new businesses, according to Hobbs Chamber of Commerce officials. Chamber President Ray Battaglini said restaurants in Hobbs are experiencing a boost in their revenue from alcohol sales on Sundays. Hobbs residents voted in […]

Whole lotta hoopla

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis coach J.D. Isler watches the players on the floor while senior guard Manuel Robles makes an inbound during Thursday’s practice session at Rock Staubus Gym. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Given the intensity of the Clovis-Hobbs rivalry, tonight’s boys basketball clash would be well-attended even if both squads had […]

Nov. 21, 1973

The Clovis News-Journal reported that Dr. Lynn Abshere, the only obstetrician and gynecologist in Clovis, would be leaving soon and there would be no one immediately available to replace him. … Several students from Clovis High School offered to pay the expense of cleaning a six foot-tall eagle that stood in front of Hobbs High […]

11-2 Local football scores

Friday, Nov. 2 Clovis 28, Hobbs 7 — Final Portales 27, Ruidoso 13 — Final Melrose 72, Logan 0 — Final Floyd 42, Clovis Chr. 20 — Final Fort Sumner 49, Clayton 9 — Final Muleshoe 42, Bushland 17 — Final Bovina 42, Farwell 6 — Final Log onto www.varsitynow.com for local high school sports.

Senior balks at traditional celebration

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Here’s the dilemma: I envision a nice dinner and dance on commencement night for my daughter and niece who graduate from Portales High School in May. My daughter envisions a night of going to other people’s parties. High school graduation may seem far away, but it’s not, and already, I […]

Hobbs blanks Lady Cats twice

CNJ staff Right now, the Hobbs Lady Eagles just seem to have Clovis’ number in softball. Hobbs handed the Lady Wildcats 10-0 and 6-0 losses on Tuesday in Clovis’ summer opener at Lady Wildcat Complex. Hobbs took three of four from the Lady Cats during the District 4-5A season, including a 4-0, 9-1 sweep at […]