Spring: when golf obsession reawakens

By Grant McGee Spring is here. It arrived early last Sunday morning. With its arrival, area folks’ thoughts turn to many things: Some will think of gardening, others of home improvements, a number will think of baseball. Daily I’ll be pondering the spring winds that whip across the eastern New Mexican plains, wondering how they’ll […]

Spring brings memories of meals past

By Grant McGee Do you think we’re going to have an early spring? I was driving on Manana Boulevard the other day and I thought I saw a hint of green in the globe willows in that neighborhood. The mild weather got me thinking about groundhogs, prairie dogs and other critters. Groundhog Day has come […]

Spring fever reminds of youthful romance

Bob Huber: CNJ columnist It happens every spring — hornets buzz, dirt blows, and I recall my youthful romance with Tangerine Crotchmire. It didn’t last — it just wasn’t meant to be — but it was a shining moment in my misspent youth, and it comes back every year to haunt me. Tangerine was the […]

CCC enrollment down slightly

CNJ staff Clovis Community College spring enrollment dipped slightly from last year, according to preliminary numbers released by the school Wednesday. This spring, 3,963 students have enrolled, down from 4,171 in 2004. Full time equivalency (FTE) totals for the school stand at 1,770, down from 1,828 last year when the school reached its high point […]

Thomas, William

William Thomas Services: Have been held. William Walter Thomas, 76, of Clovis, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 16, 1928, in Blue Mountain, Miss., to Luther and Pearl Thomas. He married Adeline Charizia on Nov. 1, 1949, in Cheverly, Md. He enlisted in the […]

Larvae threatens wheat crop

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Thanks to a soggy summer and unseasonably cool fall temperatures, the area wheat harvest is being threaten by a pre-beetle grub that feasts on the plant’s roots. The cool weather for the last month and above average rainfall in eastern New Mexico created prime soil conditions for wheat diseases […]

Experts say fall best time for planting

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer If you want a spring garden blooming with flowers and green lawn grass now is the time to get digging, experts say. It may seem like it is too early to be thinking about a spring garden, but experts say the fall is the best time to plant. “I […]

Zias sign four from Midland

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kevin Blaskowski has announced the signing of four players from Midland (Texas) College to national letters of intent. The players are Tina Witt, a catcher from Riverside, Calif.; Jessica Nocas, a second baseman/shortstop from Crestline, Calif.; Adina Taul, an outfielder from Placentia, Calif., and Rosemary […]

Education Calendar 4/29

Today • Lockwood (3,4) Spring Program at 1:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Lockwood Multi-Purpose Room. • Parkview (5,6) Spring Musical at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Parkview Gym. • Cameo (3,4) Spring Concert at 7 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium. Sunday • High Plains Chorale Spring Concert at 2:30 p.m at Clovis Community College […]

Swann song for CHS grad

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Former Clovis standout Amanda Swann was a three-time junior college All-American. Courtesy photo. By Dave Wagner Now that she’s healthy, Clovis High grad Amanda Swann hopes to wrap up her collegiate track career with a flourish. The University of New Mexico senior, bothered in her two years with the Lobos by foot problems, ran a […]