City, airport contractor dispute runway deadline

Robin Fornoff The meter is running — to the tune of $1,500 a day — as far as Clovis city officials are concerned. But the contractor building a $5.5 million runway extension at Clovis Municipal Airport doesn’t figure it that way. At issue is the completion date of the project. The city contends it was [...]

Three ENMU athletes named to LSC track all-conference team

Freedom New Mexico Three Eastern New Mexico University athletes were named to the Lone Star Conference All-Conference team Wednesday. Senior thrower Steven Aragon and sophomores Bill Squire and Nicole Reid marked the first time in seven years the squad had multiple athletes named all-conference. To qualify, an athlete must score at least 14 points at [...]

Tucumcari claims another Olympian

Looks like Tucumcari leads all area towns in ties to Olympians. Tucumcari resident Rex Maddaford competed in two Olympic events in the Mexico Games in 1968. Maddaford finished 10th in the 5,000 meter run (14:39.8) and 12th in the 10,000 meter run (30:17.2) for his native New Zealand. Reporter Thomas Garcia is working on a [...]

ENMU’s Boit earns All-LSC track recognition

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior Felix Boit, the Lone Star Conference men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase champion, was selected to the All-LSC track team for his accomplishment. Boit ran the event in a career-best 9 minutes, 50.20 seconds last weekend at Commerce, Texas, beating the runnerup by nine seconds. Abilene Christian and [...]

CHS girls third in district meet

CNJ staff SANTE FE — In their final outing before the state championships, Clovis High teams competed well in district swimming championships Saturday morning at Santa Fe High, with the girls placing third and the boys finishing sixth. Characterized as a fast-paced meet by Clovis coach Vincent DeMaio, each of the 14 boys and girls [...]

Reporter’s Notebook: Resident to appear on paid programming

A CLOVIS RESIDENT will peddle the fertilizing device his grandfather created on television today. Robert Thorn, general manager of Inject-O-Meter Mfg. Co., and his “chemigation” and “fertigation” pumps will be featured on “World Business Review.” The pumps are primarily used to inject fertilizers and other chemicals into agricultural irrigation systems, Thorn said. But the pumps [...]

CHS swimmers sweep titles at Valley

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis High boys and girls swimming teams finished first in the Valley Invitational Saturday, winning the girls 200 meter relay, and the 200, 100 and 50-meter freestyles. For the boys, junior Miles Ware won the 200-meter individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 13.22 seconds while Nicholas DeMaio won [...]

Swimmers hard work paying off

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Clovis High junior Amber Espinoza prepares to push off during Wednesday’s swimming practice at Play Inc. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Although New Mexico is a landlocked state, the Clovis High swimming team spends most of its time in the water. After a morning filled with weight and aerobic [...]

Foxes finish distant second at state

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Fort Sumner senior Jeremy Gauna competes in the 300-meter hurdles. Gauna won the 110- and 300-meter hurdles for the second consecutive year. (De Baca County News: Scott Stinnett) By Pete Herrera: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Jeremy Gauna repeated as champion of the 110 and 300 meter hurdles, but it was not enough to lift [...]

House alum thriving at UNM

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House alum Haily Lee is the Lobos’ top 400 meter hurdler. UNM coach Mark Henry said Lee “works her rump off for us.” (Courtesy photo) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer University of New Mexico sophomore and House High School alum Haily Lee said if she hits a hurdle in a race, she has a [...]