Press release: Poku, Stevens earn honorable mention D2Football.com All-Americans

PORTALES, N.M. — Seniors Jessie Poku (WR, Murphy, Richardson HS) and Tillman Stevens (DB, Baytown, Texas/Sterling HS) from the Eastern New Mexico University football team have been selected Honorable Mention D2Football.com All-American, for their outstanding play during the 2010 season. The award marks the fifth All-American Honors for the Greyhounds this season and the ninth […]

Blackwater Draw sacred ground for me

Clyde Davis This is to mention all of the people, by name, who gathered at Juanito’s on Thursday night to celebrate Don David’s birthday. Just kidding. Those are people who are perpetually concerned that their names will turn up in this column. The fact that Don David is now 35 is not the subject of […]

Ag industry solid foundation for local economy

Here are some area readers’ views on the economy: “I am not concerned about the local economy as we don’t rely entirely on the banking industry or the stock market. We tend to forget how much money the farm and ranch industry, which includes the dairies, bring into the local economy, not to mention the […]

Newspapers pick up 22 Panhandle Press awards

CNJ Staff Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico picked up 22 awards on Saturday at the Panhandle Press Association’s annual contest. The Clovis News Journal captured the General Excellence honor in the large-newspaper division for the second year in a row. In all, the CNJ earned 13 awards, the Portales News-Tribune had six and the Quay […]

CHS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats’ Bunton earns 5A all-state

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Clovis High’s Ebony Bunton, shown in the recent Class 5A girls state championship game against Mayfield in Albuquerque, was named to the Associated Press’ 5A girls all-state first team. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Five members of Clovis High’s basketball team were accorded Class 5A all-state honors on Wednesday, […]

CHS grad Garcia earns Big 12 honorable mention

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Clovis High grad Joe Garcia, a junior safety on the Texas Tech football team, has been named All-Big 12 honorable mention in selections announced by the league office in Irving. Garcia was second on the team this season in tackles with 78, including 43 solo stops. He also had three tackles […]

CNJ takes five first-place awards at Associated Press banquet

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis News Journal took home five first-place and 16 total awards Saturday at the 2005 New Mexico Associated Press Managing Editors award banquet. The CNJ staff earned first place for its continuing coverage of the Base Realignment and Closure process involving Cannon Air Force Base, while staff writer […]

CNJ earns top Panhandle Press Association honors

CNJ staff The Clovis News Journal picked up 14 awards on Saturday, including the two top prizes, in the Texas Panhandle Press Association’s 2005 Better Newspaper Contest. CNJ staffers were honored with PPA’s General Excellence award for the fourth time in five years. The organization also presented its Community Service award to the CNJ for […]

Motel living not so bad

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers T here is no better way to test your strength, endurance and sanity than to live in a motel room for several weeks. In between my move from Clovis to Tucumcari while my new house gets its final touches, my motel stay is going on three weeks. At least there […]

Clovis wins top honors for fourth straight year

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis News Journal won best of show in the smaller-paper circulation division for the fourth straight year Saturday in the New Mexico Associated Press Managing Editors annual contest. The CNJ earned first-place honors in continuing coverage, investigative reporting, columns, sports writing, graphics/illustrations, spot news photo, photo essay and tied […]

Lady Wildcat combo picked first team all-state Class 5A

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Clovis junior post Brittany Blackmon was selected first team all-state Class 5A by the Associated Press along with teammate Aimee Hilburn. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) Staff and wire reports STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis junior Brittany Blackmon hit over 70 percent of her shots this season, a stat sure to get the […]

Relay for Life raises nearly $60,000

CNJ STAFF The final walkers in Clovis’ annual Relay for Life finished the legs of their relay at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Co-chairwoman Kay Prater said Sunday the walkers raised a total of $59,499.77, although on-line contributions and all the money from sponsors were not yet in. “The relay went very, very smoothly this year […]

CNJ takes top spot at APME awards

WIRE AND CNJ STAFF The Clovis News Journal won top honors in its circulation division Saturday, for the third year in a row, at the New Mexico Associated Press Managing Editors awards banquet. Awards for excellence in news coverage for 2003 are presented in 17 categories and three circulation divisions for newspapers in New Mexico, […]

Clovis seniors all-district

By Rick White All-District 4-5A Boys First team Ervin Youmans, Sr., Hobbs; Daniel Faris, Jr., Eldorado; Rodney Ferguson, Sr., Manzano; Justin Pinckney, Sr., Clovis; Bud Willis. Sr., Clovis; Andrew Kabler, Sr., Eldorado; Benny Baeza, Sr., Hobbs Second team Dominique Easterlin, Jr., Clovis; Matt Galindo, Sr., Carlsbad; Tyrone Crawford, Jr., Eldorado; Mike Floyd, Sr., Hobbs; Chanselor […]

Clovis musician selected in contest

Reporter’s Notebook Santa Fe Pro Musica will present Clovis High School senior Julie Barnard as an honorable mention selection of Pro Musica’s Seventh Annual Young Artists Scholarship Competition. Barnard performed the Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Allegro and Andante by Strauss at a March 13 competition. There will be celebratory recital and reception featuring […]