Gross receipts revenue up for second year

Kevin Wilson For the second consecutive year, Clovis has experienced an uptick in gross receipts tax revenues. Revenues from gross receipts taxes (GRT) increased 4.5 percent from 2010 to 2011 and 2.6 percent from 2009 to 2010, according to totals released from the city. That follows a 1.99 percent drop from 2008 to 2009. Chase […]

Official: Salvation Army totals ‘better than expected’

By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer The Salvation Army wrapped up the year “better than expected” according to Maj. Tammy Ray. “Overall, we did really well,” Ray said. “The needs were met.” Ray said the Angel Tree ministry was able to help 766 children from all 241 families who asked for assistance. The Salvation Army […]

Harden cruises to Senate re-election

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer Clint Harden is returning to state Senate in an otherwise slow night for Curry County representation. As of 11:15 p.m., state election totals show Harden winning 67.7 percent of the vote over Eagles Nest teacher Jeff Carr. Vote totals were 7,304-3,482 in favor of Harden. “I’m pleased and satisfied,” […]

Harden projected to take state Senate seat

CNJ staff Clint Harden is poised to return to the state Senate in an otherwise slow night for Curry County representation. As of 9:15 p.m., state election totals show Harden winning 73.7 percent of the vote over Eagles Nest teacher Jeff Carr. Vote totals are 5,033 to 1,795 in favor of Harden. Harden’s win would […]

Waiting game appears over

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer After almost a full day of rechecking vote totals Wednesday, Curry County officials have released the final results from Tuesday’s primary elections. All projected winners maintained their leads Wednesday after the reverification. The winners of the contested races are: • Dan Stoddard, Republican, District 2 County Commission • Seth […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats rally to beat Roswell High

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Clovis High’s Ebony Bunton pulls down a rebound over Roswell High defenders Kimberly Ingram, left, and Brittany Thompson during Saturday’s game in the Milk Madness Classic at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Struggling for offense most of the night, it was left to junior guard Ebony […]

Company denies problem with voting program

By Jack King: CNJ STAFF WRITER Elections officials in two other New Mexico counties and a computer specialist with the state Bureau of Elections reported problems Wednesday with Insight voting machines similar to the problems Curry County officials encountered Tuesday night. A new state law requires county officials to report vote totals by precinct and […]

Kernan likely winner

By David Arkin: CNJ correspondent Hobbs lawmaker Gay Kernan late Tuesday looked as if she may hold onto her Senate seat. Kernan held a 61-39 percent lead over opponent William Palmer for the Senate District 42 Republican seat, according to totals obtained through the Secretary of State’s Web site at 11:30 p.m. Kernan had received […]

State tournament scores, area prep basketball summaries

CNJ STAFF Tuesday Girls Class 1A quarterfinals Grady 51, Cliff 34 Des Moines 63, Magdalena 49 Elida 33, Tatum 24 Fort Sumner 55, Mescalero 47 Class 2A quarterfinals Hatch 33, Eunice 21 SFIS 59, Zuni 52 Cimarron 65, Navajo Prep 55 Santa Rosa 58, Hope Christian 52 Prep summaries Girls Class 1A state tournament At […]

Saturday area prep basketball summaries, state scores

CNJ STAFF Girls Class 1A Region A Championship At Grady Des Moines 45, Grady 40 Des Moines (26-1) — Emily Kennedy 4-5 2-2 11, Jodi Kibbe 4-10 3-4 11, Jamie Atwater 4-7 2-2 10, Annie Kennedy 1-7 4-6 6, Chasity Russell 0-1 3-4 3, Hanna Bray 1-1 0-0 2, Kelli Goodan 0-1 2-5 2. Totals […]

friday area prep basketball summaries, state scores

CNJ STAFF Boys Class 2A Region A at Clayton Semifinals Texico 84, Questa 71 Texico (22-6) — Joe Zaikowski 0 0-0 0, Curtis Williams 0 1-2 1, Braden Vaughan 17 4-5 38, Johnny Rivera 2 2-4 6, Mark Peabody 1 1-2 3, Josh Pena 0 2-5 2, Garett Mayfield 5 4-6 14, Aaron Vaughan 0 […]

Clayton eliminates Lady Wolverines

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Texico senior Jazzi Walls drives to the basket during Wednesday’s District 6-2A tournament game at Texico Sports Arena. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Rick White Clayton spurted in the second half while Texico sputtered. The first run gave the Yellowjackets the lead for good. The second run put the game away as Clayton upset […]

Lady Wolverines rout Tucumcari in 6-2A

CNJ staff Brette Hadley led a balanced attack with 11 points as Texico rebounded from a heartbreaking loss by drilling Tucumcari 65-26 in the first round of the District 6-2A girls basketball tournament Monday at Texico Sports Arena. Mindi Roberts added 10 points for the Lady Wolverines, who jumped out to a 43-8 halftime lead. […]

Late Saturday prep basketball summaries

CNJ STAFF District 4-1A Girls Grady (20-3, 6-0) — Jennifer Blackburn 2 0-0 4, Taris Pond 1 1-2 3, Aerial Verble 0 1-2 1, Jessalyn Murray 1 0-0 2, Brittany Bailey 5 4-8 18, Stephanie Bailey 4 5-5 13, Heather Blackburn 7 2-3 16, Brooke Bailey 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 13-20 57. Logan — […]

Prep summaries

CNJ staff Girls District 4-1A Grady 66, House 45 House — Sara Lee 3 2-3 9, Lindsey Lee 5 8-9 19, Kimberly Lyons 0 1-2 1, Krista O’Steen 5 3-4 13, Shannon Lane 0 1-2 1, Tracy Baker 0 0-0 0, Kara Hendrickson 0 2-2 2. Totals 13 17-22 45. Grady (18-3, 5-0) — Kat […]

Weekend area prep basketball summaries

CNJ STAFF Saturday Girls New Mexico Non-district Fort Sumner 62, Dexter 40 Fort Sumner (14-4) — Kayla Britain 3 0-0 6, Keri Ann Gammill 1 0-0 2, Leslie Wood 2 1-1 5, Shannon Wilson 2 0-0 4, Tobea Patterson 5 1-2 15, Sandy Fortner 6 2-2 15, Lindsay Mansell 3 0-0 7, Kelly Fortner 2 […]

Thursday area prep basketball summaries

CNJ STAFF Grady 64, Clovis Christian 21 Grady (14-3) — Jennifer Blackburn 3 9-10 16, Taris Pond 7 0-0 14, Aerial Verble 3 0-0 6, Jessalyn Murray 5 0-0 10, Brittany Bailey 3 0-0 7, Stehanie Bailey 2 0-0 4, Heather Blackburn 3 0-0 7, Brooke Bailey 0 0-4 0. Totals 26 9-14 64. Clovis […]

Saturday area prep basketball summaries

CNJ STAFF Girls New Mexico Non-district San Jon 62, Clovis Christian 25 Clovis Christian (4-9) — Tasha Daale 0 1-2 1, Mollie Peterson 1 0-1 2, Samantha Barnett 2 1-2 5, Tiffani Medeiros 1 4-4 6, Rachel Daale 3 1-2 7, Jennifer Jacoby 2 0-0 4. Totals 9 7-11 25. San Jon — JaTawn Slutz […]

Buffs down Fort Sumner for third

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Melrose sophomore Carolos Ruiz is fouled by Fort Sumner’s Jameson West during the first half of Saturday’s third-place game. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Senior Harvey Park scored 18 points and Melrose claimed the boys’ third-place trophy in the EPAC basketball tournament Saturday with a 51-32 win over Fort Sumner […]

Friday area prep basketball summaries

CNJ STAFF Boys New Mexico Non-district Gateway Christian 85, Clovis Christian 25 Roswell Gateway Christian — Jevon Hunter 8 0-0 22, Aaron Hunter 16 1-1 35, Jared Olive 2 0-1 4, Ray Vaz 4 0-0 10, Gabriel Hatcher 4 0-0 8, John Hale 0 0-0 0, Lizandro Feliciano 3 0-1 6. Totals 37 1-3 85. […]