New Orleans’ Mayor Nagin little too edgy

By Freedom Newspapers Ray Nagin must find it hard to walk with a foot perpetually lodged in his mouth. The New Orleans mayor was at it again last week, trashing New York’s Ground Zero rebuilding efforts in a pathetic attempt to deflect criticism over the slow progress in cleaning up his city’s Ninth Ward. Nagin […]

Clovis junior high reconfiguration outlined

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A twofold recommendation to soothe growth and social issues within Clovis schools was outlined Tuesday during a meeting hosted by school officials. Made by an advisory board of teachers, administrators, and parents, the recommendation would: -Create a separate school for ninth-graders. -Create two middle schools to house seventh- and […]

Hounds blow ninth-inning lead, drop twin bill

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Even a standout performance by Eastern New Mexico University freshman left-hander Seth Clabaugh couldn’t save the Greyhounds on Friday. Clabaugh, who came in with an 0-5 record, was in line for his first collegiate win after throwing eight innings of three-hit ball in the opener of a Lone Star Conference […]

Hounds edge Colorado Mines in ninth, take series

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh got what he was hoping for in the Greyhounds’ four-game set against Colorado School of Mines — a series victory. Senior right fielder Justin Gee hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the seventh, then beat out a fielder’s choice with two out in […]

Clovis man sentenced in robbery

CNJ staff A 23-year-old Clovis man was convicted Wednesday of aggravated burglary and kidnapping and sentenced to eight years of prison, according to a release from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Frankie Owen and two others robbed an elderly Clovis woman’s home while she was still in the residence, according to the police. The […]

District attorney’s briefing from Dec. 19

Matthew Chandler, Ninth Judicial District Attorney, announced today that the investigation of the homicide of Laura McNaughton continues to progress. Over the weekend, detectives from Ninth Judicial District Major Crimes Unit conducted additional interviews and also collected additional items of evidence. Said items will be delivered to the New Mexico Crime Lab today for further […]

11/4 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 9 a.m. Tuesday, a woman reported her vehicle had been burglarized in the 600 block of Seventh Street. Missing items included a stereo, DVD player, TV and cell phone. The estimated worth of the missing items was more than $1,200. The […]

Cops and courts: Clovis man sentenced for forgery, meth possession

A 42-year-old Clovis man was sentenced Wednesday to 3 1/2 years in prison on multiple charges, according to a press release from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office. Alexander Morgan was found guilty of forgery, possession of methamphetamine, one count of issuing a valueless check, one count of shoplifting, and one count of embezzlement, according […]

Chavez ties for ninth, Reid ties for 16th in AJGA event

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High seniors Guillermo Chavez and Travis Reid finished in ties for ninth and 16th place, respectively, in the American Junior Golf Association’s Southwestern Junior tournament at Isleta Eagle Golf Course. The 54-hole event concluded on Friday, with Jeffrey Edelman of Southlake, Texas, shooting a six-under-par 210 and taking the title […]

Bovina’s Ortiz advances to state in 1,600 and 3,200

CNJ STAFF LEVELLAND, Texas — Bovina junior Edgar Ortiz is on his way to the big show again in Texas small-school track. Ortiz, who made it to state in the 3,200 last year, qualified in the 1,600 and 3,200 by winning both events in Class 1A regional competition this weekend at South Plains College. Ortiz […]

Eastern boots away win

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Eastern shortstop Josh Kuchta fires to first during Tuesday’s game against Wayland Baptist at Greyhound Field. By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — There were more Es than a Scrabble tournament Tuesday, as Eastern New Mexico University kicked, bobbled and booted away its three-game winning streak. The Greyhounds committed 10 errors, helping visiting Wayland Baptist hold on […]

Hounds beat NMHU on squeeze bunt

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Joey Aguilar’s one-out, bases-loaded squeeze bunt drove in Mark Wallace with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth Tuesday night as Eastern New Mexico University edged New Mexico Highlands 7-6 in a non-conference baseball game at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds (7-11), avenging an 18-9 loss to Highlands at home […]

LCU gets two in ninth to edge Hounds

CNJ STAFF LUBBOCK — Down to their final two outs, the Lubbock Christian Chaparrals pushed over two ninth-inning runs despite hitting only one ball out of the infield to edge Eastern New Mexico University 5-4 in college baseball Tuesday. Sophomore Jesse Garcia-Perez, ENMU’s third pitcher of the day, worked two scoreless innings before running into […]

Cats complete unlikely comeback

CNJ Staff CNJ STAFF Clovis’ offense started to shine about the same time the stadium lights were turned on. Trailing by 10 runs at the game’s midway point, Clovis rallied to beat Plainview 15-14 on Tuesday in a West Texas Baseball League game at Bell Park. Ryan Denton capped off the improbable comeback by singling […]