Weekly update — March 13

Representative trying for impact statement State Rep. Roberto Gonzalez, D-Taos, is trying to force the U.S. Air Force to produce a full environmental impact statement on Cannon Air Force Base’s proposed low-altitude training area. Gonzalez has introduced a joint memorial on the topic to the state legislature. In a Taos News story, Gonzalez says he […]

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Teacher running for District 7 seat

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Jeff Carr of Eagle Nest is the District 7 Democratic candidate for state senator. The seat currently is held by Clint Harden, R-Clovis, who is seeking re-election. District 7 includes Curry, Colfax, Harding, Quay, San Miguel, Taos and Union counties. Carr teaches U.S. history and economics at Taos High […]

Albuquerque, Clovis papers win top awards

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The Albuquerque Journal and the Clovis News Journal took daily newspaper general excellence honors Saturday in the New Mexico Press Association contest. The Rio Grande Sun and the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle won general excellence awards for weekly papers. The Clovis News Journal collected 17 awards. Including honorable mentions, Freedom […]

Lewis helps Clovis sweep Taos

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Clovis High’s Michael Lewis, center, jumps for a layup against Taos defenders Paul Serrano, left, Michael Malone, center, and Donnie Ward, right at Rock Staubus Gym on Saturday night. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Asked what he sees as his role on the team, Clovis High senior post Michael […]

CHS BASKETBALL: Cats to face Taos again

CNJ staff For the second consecutive day, the weather has impacted Clovis High’s Purple Pepper Shootout. Taos was slated to meet Roswell High at 6 p.m. and Canyon, Texas, was slated to take on the Wildcats at 7:30 p.m. Canyon and Roswell could not make the trip because of road conditions, so the Cats (14-1) […]

CHS BOYS BASKETBALL: Cats prepare for Taos’ mix-match defense

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Although the Purple Pepper Shootout isn’t a tournament in the traditional sense, with a championship presentation or all-tournament team, both Clovis and Taos are taking the two-day event seriously. The Wildcats (13-1) will square off against Taos (9-7) at 7:30 p.m. today at Rock Staubus Gym. Roswell High plays […]

CHS SWIMMING: Lady Cats roll to team title in triangular

CNJ staff TAOS — The Clovis High girls swimming team piled up 469 points to capture first place in a triangular swimming meet on Saturday. Taos won the boys division of the meet with 272 points, just two more than the Wildcats. Monte del Sol was the third team in the meet. “We swam very […]

Taos performer’s tour debut in Clovis

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Robert Mirabal will perform songs from his new CD, “Pueblo Christmas,” at Clovis Community College. (Courtesy photo) By Ashley Lee: Freedom Newspapers Growing up at Taos Pueblo, Robert Mirabal says he celebrated the holidays in all his culture’s indigenous ways as well as a good Santa-fearing Christian. He’ll share some of those traditions with a […]