2014 Our Town: A guide to the communities in the Clovis-Portales area

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Lady Cats win second tennis tourney

CNJ staff The Clovis High girls tennis team is off to a fast start this spring, having won both tournaments it has played in. The Lady Wildcats went 4-0 in a five-team round-robin hosted by Roswell Goddard Feb. 14-15, then last weekend rolled through an eight-team tournament at Carlsbad. “This is the same set of […]

Cats, Lady Cats seek top-5 state swim showings

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis freshman Jasmine White works on her breaststroke during Wednesday’s practice session at Clovis Aquatic Center. CHS swim squads are slated to compete in the state meet scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Albuquerque Academy.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Without the numbers of some other programs in the state, Clovis High’s swimming teams don’t think in terms of a state championship. They do have enough, though, to make some noise in this weekend’s event at Albuquerque Academy. “I think both teams will be top 10,” said coach […]

Game Commission chair quits after cougar killing

Scott Bidegain of Tucumcari has  resigned as chairman of the New Mexico Game Commission after game-control officers filed a criminal complaint alleging he was an accessory to the unlawful killing of a cougar. In his resignation letter, Bidegain stated he was present during a hunting incident earlier this month in which a cougar was killed […]

3 QUESTIONS: Pleasant ready for season

Denzel Pleasant, a 2008 graduate of Clovis High School and defensive back for the Curry County Cats, is already hyped for the 2014 Cats season after being named a PAFL West Texas Division all-star last year. What are you looking forward to this season, and what are your goals? I’m just looking forward to another […]

What’s happening — Feb. 4

Today Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., north annex of Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 763-6016.   Economic Development Reviews AD HOC meeting — 1:30 p.m., Assembly Room, City Hall. Information: 769-7828.   Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Read with a Dog — 1 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Clovis Community […]

Pets always grow on us

He was trouble from the first minutes I knew him but somehow the little Dalmatian won my heart over. We first met in a weekly newspaper office in Colorado where I was publisher. It was a dog friendly workplace for the most part and I only had one person that wasn’t all that into dogs. […]

Ten more things to fail at in 2014

In 2013 I only kept one of my 10 New Year’s resolutions — to stop being civil and dive head-first into mud-wrestling with truculent (quick to argue or fight) people. Not only was it a great stress-reliever, but it did wonders for my complexion. With a .100 batting average, I hesitate to step up to […]

Lady Cats begin defense of 5A title

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis junior Danni Williams averaged nearly 20 points a game last season in leading the Lady Wildcats to a 30-2 record and the state Class 5A championship.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Sixth-year Clovis High girls coach Jeff Reed says the Lady Wildcats won’t be nearly as deep as the last two seasons. That said, don’t expect too many opponents to be shedding tears for them. CHS went 30-2 last season en route to the Class 5A championship. While they […]

Tuesday area prep summaries — Nov. 26

Tuesday Boys Floyd 71, Grady 46 Floyd (1-0) — Justin Whitecotton 12, Laneith Chenault 10, Lane Wallace 2, Adrian Borrego 8, Rigo Navarro 2, Jonathan Diaz 13, Tanner Essary 10, Colby Rogers 14. Totals 29 10-28 71. Grady (0-1) — Adrian Lunsford 2, Gunner Burrage 1, Ryan Bone 2, Trenton Lee 17, Cannon Burrage 3, […]

Officials at odds over BHSI report

By Robin Fornoff rfornoff@cnjonline.com A 12-year-old law creating the Clovis Economic Development Tax Advisory Board (EDTAB) gave it sole responsibility for vetting and performing due diligence on applicants for projects such as the failed $2 million Beauty Health and Science Innovations plant. But EDTAB may have turned over those responsibilities to the Clovis Industrial Development […]

WT in, ‘Hounds out of playoffs

West Texas A&M will compete for the NCAA Division II football championship. The Buffs, 9-2, will play at Indianapolis on Saturday. Lone Star Conference co-champions Eastern New Mexico University and Tarleton State, both with three losses, were not among the 24 teams selected for the playoffs. None of the playoff teams have lost three games. […]

Art can carry students long way

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy

Throughout the day and evening children and adults will be seen out and about, clad in a wide variety of costumes. It is, of course, Halloween, a holiday with a number of traditions: “trick or treating;” carving pumpkins into Jack o’ Lanterns; bobbing for apples; eating candied corn and caramel apples; and more. Celebrations at […]

What’s happening — Oct. 24

Today Preschool Story Hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library, Craft Room. Information: 769-7840. Taste of Home Cooking School — 6:30 p.m., Clovis Civic Center. Tickets on sale now, $10 ($12 at the door). Information: 763-3431. Power to Parents free seminar — 6 p.m., Matt 25, 1200 E. Thornton. Information: 575-769-2103. Rep. Lujan’s Staff Mobile Office […]

Backyard celebration,concert at Norman Petty Studios


By Kevin Baird kbaird@cnjonline.com The Norman Petty Recording Studio hosted a backyard concert and offered tours Friday as part of the Clovis Music Festival, and for one girl who had been talking about the event all year, it was an opportunity to dance to one of her favorite bands. While lead vocalist George Tomsko was […]

Wolverines look to bounce back against Rams

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com The Portales Rams are hoping they can build on last week’s good start. Meantime, Texico is looking to bounce back from a tough loss at Dexter when the teams clash at 7 p.m. today at Texico. The Wolverines dropped a 7-0 decision against the Demons, committing six turnovers […]

Thursday area prep volleyball summaries — Sept. 5

Fort Sumner 3, Dora 0 Fort Sumner 25 25 25 Dora 13 6 18 Fort Sumner individual statistics Kills — Angelica Torres 11, Codi Scovel-Wood 10, Emma Moyer 8. Blocks — Torres 2, Ariana Lulcero 1, Scovel-Wood 1. Digs — Torres 6, Briana Terrell 5, three tied with 4. Aces — Scovel-Wood 5, Lucero 4, […]

Area prep football capsules — Sept. 5-6

Thursday Clovis JV 62, Fort Sumner 12 Records: Fort Sumner 1-1, Clovis JV 1-1. Difference: The Wildcats didn’t score until the final seconds of the opening quarter, but they unloaded after that with nine touchdowns — five on passes f rom QB Dalton Hatley. Difference-makers: Fort Sumner, Garrett Hisel hooked up with Nik Sanchez on […]

Pioneers edge Hounds in OT

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Junior forward David Neuberth pushed in a goal in the first minute of sudden-death over time on Thursday, giving Wayland Baptist a 2-1 men’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the Greyhounds’ season opener. Scoring opportunities were few and far between. The Pioneers (2-1-1) and Hounds traded goals […]