Curry County Centennial Schedule of Events

• April 17 — Sponsors VIP Train. This event is by invitation only. • April 18 — Special Events Center Grand Opening/Centennial Kickoff Chuck Wagon Lunch. Sirloin tips, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and a slice of peach cobbler. Enjoy some music, and have your picture taken with Miss Moo Curry county. $25 per person. […]

Prince Street project ahead of schedule

CNJ Staff The Prince Street rehabilitation project is well ahead of schedule, according to Public Works Director Clint Bunch. Considered a major rehabilitation of the city’s main artery, the $3 million project was estimated to take 120 days and included resurfacing, drainage installation and adding sidewalks compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act. Work started […]

Turf replacement on schedule


CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jonathan Sullivan, left, Courtland Luscombe, middle, and Casey Crist, back, all of Texico, dig out a drainage line Thursday at Leon Williams Stadium. Sullivan’s uncle owns Stephen’s Construction and recruited his friends for a summer job. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Cats’ new carpet is on its way. […]

2008 Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium schedule

Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium Corner of County Roads 17 and G behind Ned Houk Park Today 1 p.m. — Pavilion open and wagon judging 1:30 p.m. — Music: Sharon Dictson 2:15 p.m. — Music: Earl Gleason 3 p.m. — Poetry: Dr. Les Morrow 3:45 p.m. — Music: Allie Brooks 4:30 p.m. — Cook’s meeting […]

2008 Pioneer Days schedule

Monday 6 p.m. — Little Buckaroo Rodeo: Horse events (13 and under), rodeo clown/bullfighter event, calf roping (13 and under), dummy roping (13 and under) Tuesday5 p.m. — Cowboy Church, followed my Little Buckaroo Rodeo foot events WednesdayNoon — Rodeo Barbecue Kick-Off at Bender Dodge.6 p.m. — Meet and greet Miss Rodeo America 2008 and […]

Officials warn of sponsorship claims

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When Margaret George reviewed the bills for Wholey Cow Deli last month, one of them seemed out of sorts. George saw an advertisement for her restaurant to be placed on a House High School sports schedule. There was just one problem. “I like to help the schools out, I […]

Portales beats Clovis boys tennis squad


CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Gerber Vander Ploeg backhands a volley against Portales’ Sunny Liu at Clovis High on Thursday afternoon. CNJ Staff Portales boys tennis coach Wade Fraze didn’t mind his team’s mini-break in the schedule. The Rams had been idle for nine days before Thursday’s dual against Clovis, but hardly missed a beat […]

Student profile: Jimenez

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Brittni Jimenez is a senior at Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Johnny Jimenez Jr. and Kim Garcia. What is so great about your favorite sport? Soccer is very physical and competitive. It gives me such an adrenaline rush. I just love it. If I could do […]

Clovis making schedule switch

By CNJ Staff Clovis High School will move to a seven-period day at the start of the 2007-2008 school year, according to Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. Results from a CHS staff survey released Monday sealed the move, according to Seidenwurm. Forty percent of teachers who voted in the survey were in favor of […]

Letters to the Editor: Students, teachers must live with change

Editor’s note: The following letters are from Clovis High School students, reacting to a proposed schedule change. Most have been edited because of space restraints: I have been pushed through schedule change after schedule change. Though the school and administration are making these changes, or rather attempting to make these changes, for the good of […]

Clovis High students question extra school period


Clovis High School students Lorraine Archibald, left, and Caleb Negrete wrote letters to the Clovis News Journal about a proposed seven-period schedule at the school. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Clovis school officials are considering switching from a six-period day to a seven-period day at the high school in […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cats think they’re set for district

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Darrel Ray admits he’d like to see the record a little better for his Clovis High volleyball team as the Lady Wildcats prepare for the start of District 4-5A play tonight at Hobbs. Still, their 8-8 record is a little deceiving, he said — much of it has come […]

Learning means transition


CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleKathi Shaw teaches 4-year-olds at Cameo Elementary School. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer In a little more than two weeks, area students will return to school. Awaiting some are significant changes. Here is a closer view of alterations in area school districts. Clovis High School Tradition returns — in the […]

Relaxation cannot and should not be controlled

Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist We’re such control freaks these days. We like to control our time. Control our space. Control how long our meetings last. Control agendas. Control how much input and output we will take from others and so on. I’m an admitted control freak. I control the air conditioner in my car. I […]

High school electives downsized

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Readying for a new schedule next school year at the Clovis High School means downsizing programs and shuffling personnel. Eight teachers at the high school have been assigned new jobs or have been relocated to another school in the district, according to Clovis High School Principal Jody Balch. For […]

3/7 Letters to the editor

Principal squelching students’ rights As a student at Clovis High School, I feel the student body has been stifled concerning our freedom of speech. A protest planned by students was stopped by Principal Jody Balch, who made threats of suspension and expulsion. Many students would have attended the protest aimed at a planned schedule change […]

Students want say in policy


Clovis High sophomores Austin Graham, back left, Cydney Thurma and Dustyn Cole are upset about a change from 90-minute classes under the block schedule to 55-minute classes. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An administration decision to bury the current class schedule at Clovis High School has left some students complaining […]

Board gives superintendent solid grade

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer School board members showered Clovis Municipal School Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm with the equivalent of As and Bs in an evaluation of her performance completed late last month. The superintendent received a mean rating equivalent to an A- in the six-tiered evaluation, which measured her performance in 49 areas of […]

It’s official: Block schedule out

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The duration of Clovis High School courses will be significantly shorter beginning next school year. Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm publicly announced her decision to eliminate the current block scheduling at the high school, in favor of a traditional scheduling, or six-period days, at the close of Tuesday’s […]

Clovis superintendent believes block schedule costly, ineffective

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools superintendent vowed no Clovis High School teachers would lose their jobs upon return to a traditional, six-period day, a measure she is seriously considering implementing in the next school year. Rhonda Seidenwurm poked holes in the current high school block schedule at Tuesday night’s school […]