Board hopes turf change offsets costs

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer In an effort to cut down on water costs the Clovis Water Policy Advisory Board will recommend to the city commission seeding certain parks with water-saving grass. The board unanimously approved Tuesday the recommendation from the Parks and Recreation Department during its regular monthly meeting. Clovis Parks and Recreation […]

Texico grad aims to succeed

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Courtesy photo Bryn Mayfield, Texico High School’s 2008 senior class valedictorian, will attend Kansas State University. CNJ Staff Editor’s note: This is part of a series of stories on area high school graduations. Bryn Mayfield, Texico High School’s 2008 graduating class valedictorian, is planning to leave her hometown and a life focused on sports to […]

Business Feature: Store caters to fans of New Mexican music

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Carolina Sierra stands in front of merchandise on display in her store, Carolina’s New Mexico Music. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Carolina Sierra hopes to fill a niche market with her recently opened music store. Located at 615 N. Main, Carolina’s New Mexico Music specializes in the fast-paced, drum […]

CHS games postponed

CNJ staff Clovis High’s home baseball doubleheader against Roswell Goddard was postponed on Saturday due to the inclement weather. CHS athleteic director Brian Stacy said if the games are made up, it would probably be on May 8 because there aren’t that many other options for dates. Clovis’ District 4-5A softball doubleheader at Carlsbad on […]

March 5, 1928

A Nara Visa bank robbery suspect was being held in the Curry County Jail. He said he won the $1,400 in cash police found in his socks while gambling in Oklahoma. … Slaughter Murray, owner of a Clovis confectionery, inadvertently sent pupils at Eugene Field School scurrying from their classrooms. He was looking for the […]

New instructor wants students to have say in class’ direction

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer A hands-on learning environment is what Gwyn Del Toro hopes to create in her fourth-grade classroom. A first-time teacher, Del Toro is beginning her career at James Bickley Elementary. “I’m excited but nervous,” she said. The new teacher is hoping for a school year full of learning and fun. […]

Texico soldier returning to Iraq on Memorial Day

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Tobis Askew is attacked by his daughter Taylor Askew and his nephews Matthew and Marquis Askew-Betts as they play in the pool during a family barbecue Saturday afternoon. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer On a day when America recognizes its fallen soldiers, Texico’s Tobie Askew will be returning to […]

Country life marred by bad roads

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The charms of country life are instantly evident. The German Shepard pads around the yard regally. There is no leash to restrict his movements, so he follows closely behind three tow-headed children. A little girl sits on the cement steps, under a big, blue sky, and her brothers run […]

Clovis resident wants city filled with music, again

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Jason Kidd, left, who produces mostly hip-hop and R & B music, has helped new recording artists “Shotime,” center and “K.P.” right, record under the Lost Sol Records label. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Jason Kidd said he fell in love with music as a child living in England. Kidd, […]

Swimming coach has lofty goals

By Dave Wagner Vincent DeMaio hopes to take the Clovis High girls swimming program to the next level. A Clovis native and longtime area resident, DeMaio has been chosen to coach the program in its third season next winter. A farmer and rancher, he was hired as a contract coach. DeMaio said Clovis has the […]