ENMU spikers win two in Lady Buff Classic

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team bounced back from a pair of losses on Friday, beating New Mexico Highlands 26-30, 30-18, 30-27, 30-16 and Oklahoma Panhandle State 28-30, 30-25, 30-15, 30-26 to wrap up their schedule in the season-opening West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. The Zias struggled early […]

Texas schools begin practice on Monday

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Texas high school football teams kick off preseason practice on Monday, and for second-year Farwell coach Mark Anglin it couldn’t come soon enough. “I’ve been ready to start football since June,” Anglin said. “It’s what I love doing.” The Steers went 5-5 last season, including 1-3 in District 4-1A. […]

April 30, 1965

First Lt. James A. Cullen Jr., an F-100 Super Sabre pilot assigned to Cannon Air Force Base, received the nation’s fourth-highest military decoration – the Silver Star – for combat actions against the North Vietnamese. … Clovis was hosting the state Postmasters Convention. … Gladys and Hubert Tally were preparing for the grand opening of […]

STATE GOLDEN GLOVES: Defending champion impressive

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Clovis’ Kala Combs left, fights Albuquerque’s Sabrina Montoya in the 119-pound female division of the state Golden Gloves boxing tournament on Friday night at Roy Walker Community Center. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Just leave it to a defending state champ to illustrate one rule of boxing: It’s not how […]

Reid paces NMSU golfers

CNJ staff TUCSON, Ariz. — Sophomore transfer Travis Reid, a 2005 Clovis High grad, shot a 2-under-par 69 Monday to lead New Mexico State’s golf team in the first round of the season-opening PING Arizona Intercollegiate. The Aggies shot a first-round team score of 5-over 287 and were 11th in the 16-team field. Playing despite […]

The Worst Lies May Be the Ones We Tell Ourselves

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist Among the worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves. Author Keith Miller was right on target when he wrote, “Honesty may not be the doorway into the kingdom of Heaven, but it is the latchstring to every door in the house.” Lots of doors slam shut without it. […]

Aggies trounce Hounds in exhibition

CNJ Staff ENMU and New Mexico State’s inner-state rivalry continued Monday night as the Aggies trounced the Greyhounds 87-65. ENMU senior guard Tristan Largent recorded 19 points on 5-for-11 shooting, while senior forwards Ira Cross and Mikal Monette snatched eight rebounds apiece. The Hounds kept the game honest in the first half answering a 14-5 […]

5/5 Local roundup

Applications sought for new judgeship A vacancy on the 9th Judicial District Court will occur July 1 with the creation of a new judgeship in Clovis by the New Mexico State Legislature. Applications are being solicited from lawyers who meet the statutory conditions. The deadline to apply is May 22. Once applications have been received, […]

Another unbelievable Roswell incident

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Pardon me if excitement is just oozing out of the column this week. It’s because I have become affiliated with this new ad agency in Ruidoso and we are planning a Grand Opening. It will be something. Bands, balloons, hot dogs, clowns walking on stilts, F-16 military jets thundering through […]

ENMU baseball team sweeps opening series

CNJ staff ALPINE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team completed a season-opening four-game sweep with 20-9 and 12-6 wins over Sul Ross State on Saturday. The Greyhounds, who hit six home runs in a doubleheader sweep on Friday, belted six more in Saturday’s action. They hit five in the seven-inning first game, two […]

Effort under way to open conference committees

The Associated Press SANTA FE — An effort is under way to open up what goes on behind closed doors in legislative conference committees. “Other public bodies have done this, and they’re still able to get things done,” said Sen. Dede Feldman, D-Albuquerque, sponsor of a measure to make conference committees meetings public. Conference committees, […]

Campaign politics on display at Legislature’s opening

The Associated Press SANTA FE — The Legislature’s annual session opened Tuesday, but it seemed like the kickoff of the 2006 gubernatorial election as well. After Gov. Bill Richardson delivered his state of the state speech to a joint session of the Legislature, the Democratic governor’s record came under fire from a Republican candidate for […]

Senate hearing becomes ego pulpit theatrics

CNJ Editorial A las, even the in-house newsletter of the capital establishment, The Washington Post, seems to recognize the absurd, circus-like aspect of last week’s nomination hearings for Judge John Roberts. The Post wisely assigned writer Dana Milbank to serve as its eyes and ears inside the hearing room and his unflinchingly honest pieces made […]

Rush shaking off injury

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Clovis High junior Jennifer Gross (foreground) hits the deck as she tries to defend against junior Jordan Garrett during Lady Wildcats soccer practice on Tuesday at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High junior Callie Rush is just happy to be back on the soccer field. […]

Cavegirls sweep Clovis

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Clovis sophomore Cynthia Lucio is tagged out at home by Carlsbad’s Tianna Rodriguez during the first game of a double header Friday at the Lady Wildcat Softball Complex in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Senior Annie Tweedy barreled up the baseline, trying to beat out a ball that ricocheted […]

Hounds riding early win streak

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh has already accomplished something he hadn’t in his previous 13 seasons at the helm — start the season with two victories. Now the Greyhounds, who won the first two in their season-opening three-game series at Sul Ross State last weekend […]

It’s all down hill from here

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Photo courtesy of Santa Peak Ski and Tram/ Ski Santa Fe : Sandia Peak Ski area in Albuquerque is only a four hour drive from Clovis. The Associated Press Some New Mexico skiers will be able to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend on the slopes thanks to a combination of early season snow and cold temperatures, which […]

Gallegos splits in 5A state tennis

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High junior Patricia Gallegos reached the quarterfinals of Class 5A state singles competition Wednesday before bowing out. Gallegos cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 win over Rio Rancho’s Alyssa Anastasi in her opening match before falling to Mayfield’s Jackie Doak 6-2, 6-0. Gallegos was the lone CHS player to make it […]

Buy, bye bucks

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Cathy Gowing arranges newly arrived Poinsettias on Wednesday at United Supermarkets in Muleshoe. A general merchandise manager, Gowing said the store receives shipments of the traditional holiday plant about once a week. CNJ staff photo: Rick White. By Darrell Todd Maurina Personnel at several of Clovis stores said they are ready for the expected post-Thanksgiving […]

Healthplex opens in grand style

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By Gary Mitchell No one was more excited about the grand opening of the new 15,000-square-foot Healthplex than Nola Pawol, the director of home health, hospice and rehabilitation for Plains Regional Medical Center. “It’s my privilege to get to be the director of the Healthplex,” Pawol told a crowd of nearly 200 people gathered for […]