Hounds still on postseason bubble with split

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CNJ Staff Photo: Kevin Wilson West Texas A&M catcher Kevin Els lays down the tag on a sliding Seth Clabaugh in the fourth inning of the opener in Friday’s doubleheader at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds claimed a 5-4 win in the game. CNJ staff A split with West Texas A&M has Eastern New Mexico University […]

First Person: Librarian has a life-long passion for books

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Marilyn Belcher prefers reading to watching television. Marilyn Belcher, Clovis-Carver Public Library director, has been working in libraries since high school. She grew up helping her mother run the Elida Public Library. Then, in high school and college, she worked at both those libraries. Working in libraries is the only […]

Hounds rout Tigers, move into fifth in LSC

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Junior designated hitter Ethan Wagner hit a pair of homers, and Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team exploded for 13 runs in the last two innings of a 15-5 Lone Star Conference rout of East Central Sunday at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds (23-22, 18-18 LSC) won the weekend series 3-1 […]

Cowboys’ six-run fourth sinks ENMU

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands put together a six-run fourth to take the lead and designated hitter Jason Carr later added a three-run homer as the Cowboys beat Eastern New Mexico University 13-6 Tuesday in a non-conference baseball game. The win was the first this season for Highlands (23-13) in four […]

Four-run ninth lifts Angelo St.

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team came close to pulling out another come-from-behind win over ninth-ranked Angelo State on Sunday. The Greyhounds, who had already won twice in their final at-bat in the series, pulled even 5-5 on catcher Freddy Carmona’s three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth. But the […]

Tight donations stalls civic center statue

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A proposed life-sized bronze statue of a horse for the Clovis Civic Center is on hold because money has been tight. City Manager Joe Thomas said Monday that Tatum artist Curtis Fort wanted to donate the statue for the city’s civic center. Thomas said the statue would cost between […]

Three-run homer keeps Zias rolling

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Second baseman Rebecca Quinones drove in four runs, hitting a go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the fifth, and junior pitcher Kristen Cruickshank made the lead stand up in Eastern New Mexico University’s 5-4 Lone Star Conference South Division softball victory here Friday. The Zias (12-5, 1-0 South) extended […]

Mustangs ride big second-half run to beat Zias

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Eastern New Mexico’s Celeste Belizario takes a shot over Midwestern State’s Rosy Ofoegbu during the first half of Saturday night’s game at Greyhound Arena. Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s women were in position to get their first Lone Star Conference South Division win Saturday night, but they couldn’t […]

Late Mustangs run tops Zias

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Freshman forward Cierra Thompson’s layup with 12:01 left broke the game’s final tie and kicked off a 12-0 run that lifted Midwestern State to a 66-58 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. The Mustangs (7-11, 2-2 South) put four players […]

Three candidates to run for school board

CNJ staff The filing period to run for the Clovis Board of Education closed Tuesday with three candidates, two of which are incumbent board members running for re-election. Incumbent Board Member Max Best is running unopposed in District 1. In District 2, Jared Wilhite is challenging incumbent Board President Lola Bryant. The election is Feb. […]

Dec. 11 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 p.m. Dec. 1 an officer responded to a store in the 2000 block of Prince Street for a shoplifting report. A woman said she saw a man and woman pull up in front of the store in a pick-up truck, […]

Airmen, families run for a cause

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James R. Bell Participants head down Perimeter Road during the 5K run. They wore pink ribbons in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Airmen and their families participated in a Breast Cancer Awareness Month 5K run hosted by the 27th Special Operations Services Squadron on Oct. 16. Prizes were awarded […]

PBR event set to open weekend run tonight

By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent Sometimes it’s not easy working your way to the top of the Professional Bull Riders circuit. Just ask cousins Sterling Bowers and Rusty Patrick, a pair of Texico residents, who recently met up with six other cowboys in Oklahoma and drove some 900 miles to a tiny town (Herreid, pop. […]

Newman downs Zias in five

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zia outside hitter Nicole Vanderploeg fields an attack in the second game of Thursday’s match against Newman at Greyhound Arena. The host Zias were defeated in five games by the Jets. Freedom New Mexico Angie Bennett got three of her match-high 15 kills in the deciding fifth set, and the […]

2008 Curry County Fair Horse Show results

Editors note: The following are horse show fair results from the 2008 Curry County Fair. Due to deadlines these were unable to run in the Clovis News Journal’s Curry County Fair tab. Curry County Fair Youth Horse Show fair results: Judge:

Shoplifter run over by getaway car

CNJ staff A woman trying to steal liquor was run over by her getaway car on Wednesday afternoon, according to Clovis police. A woman ran from a North Prince Street store with several bottles of liquor and a security guard on her heels, Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Another woman police believe was her accomplice […]

Airmen participate in Runway Run

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USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III Nearly 250 participants take off from the starting gate on Aug. 10 for the seven-mile Bellevue/Offutt Runway Run during Air Force Week in the Heartland supported by Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. By Master Sgt. Ben Gonzales: Air Force News Agency Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. — […]

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 […]

Portales native blasts No. 17

Portales-born Cody Ross hit his 17th home run of the season on Monday for the Florida Marlins.

Aug. 7, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3 a.m. July 27 an officer on patrol in the area of Main and 13th streets observed a vehicle run a stop sign and accelerate at a high rate of speed. The officer located the vehicle abandoned in an alley between […]