CHS gets 15th seed in state meet

Clovis High's baseball team slipped into the Class 5A state baseball tournament as the No. 15 seed and will visit No. 2 La Cueva in a three-game, first-round series this weekend. The Wildcats (10-15) and Bears (21-3) meet in a 4 p.m. single game on Friday with one or, if necessary, two games to be […]

Cats beat Hobbs in district meet

LAS CRUCES — Clovis High and Hobbs both struggled a bit in Sunday's District 4-5A boys golf tournament at the New Mexico State University course. The Eagles, though, struggled just a bit more. The Wildcats managed to defeat Hobbs for the second time this year, posting a four-man total of 317 to 327 for the […]

Editorial: Unique altruism: Donate body to science

A sentence in an obituary last week contained an interesting message for readers to consider. And it hints at the mindset of that newly deceased Clovis man, retired banker Stephen Parker Hoxie Jr. The sentence read: "His body has been donated to science, at his request, because he thought that that would be cool." Fittingly, […]

Meetings watch: Local Growth Management Committee

The Local Growth Management Committee will meet 8:30 a.m. Tuesday a the Curry County Council Chambers in the Curry County Courthouse. Agenda items include: Organization of leadership, including election of chairman and vice chairman. Revisions to the scope of work for the regional growth management plan implementation. Recommendations regarding membership and duties of the joint […]

Suspect identified in shooting

Clovis police have identified a suspect in a Friday shooting on Hull Street. Daniel Duran A warrant for aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon has been issued for Daniel Duran, 51, of Clovis. He is accused of shooting of David Garcia, 36, in the leg at Garcia's residence at 915 Hull St. Information can be […]

Meetings watch: CCC Board of Trustees

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 8 a.m. today in room 512 at CCC. Items on the agenda include: A budget adjustment request for fiscal year 2011-2012. A proposed operating budget for fiscal year 2011-2012. Higher Education Department's fiscal watch report for the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 Labor Management […]

In tribute: Crash victim, volunteer remembered for smile

Crystal Sutherland was a volunteer, an employee and a Special Olympics contestant. Courtesy photo: Debbie Barela Crystal Sutherland, left, and her mother Debbie Barela. Sutherland died Wednesday in an automobile accident at the intersection of Norris and Seventh streets. She was 29. Sutherland, who was mentally challenged, worked three days a week at IHOP, assisting […]

Hounds beat WT in season finale

CANYON, Texas — It's been a rough season for first-year coach Chris Terry and the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team, but the Greyhounds put a nice finish to it on Sunday. Sophomore right-hander Gabriel Hemmer scattered 11 hits over nine innings en route to his first complete game of the season and the Hounds […]

State in slog toward economic recovery

ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico remains in a slog toward economic recovery. The Albuquerque Journal reports that economic data for the second half of 2011 shows New Mexico's job creation numbers are troubling but may be improving. The state's personal income numbers are encouraging, unless you count business owners' income. And unemployment numbers have been a […]

Saturday’s district track results at Tucumcari

District 6-2A Boys Team standings: 1. Texico 195; 2. Tucumcari 86; 3. Clayton 81; 4. Santa Rosa 74. Texico results Field events Long jump: 1. Shay Harrison 19-6 1/4; 4. Justin Rucker 17-9 1/4. Shot put: 4. Daniel Gomez 39-0 1/2; 6. Jesus Rivera 36-8. Discus: 1. Rivera 122-10; 6. Zach Madrid 101-11. Triple jump: […]

No one hurt in Sunday fire

Nobody was hurt in a home fire northwest of Clovis early Sunday morning. According to Clovis Fire Department Capt. Allan Silvers: Fire crews were paged at 1:13 a.m. Sunday regarding a fire at 1051 County Road O, and arrived seven minutes later. Crews spent about 40 to 45 minutes fighting the blaze. The fire crew […]

Police blotter – May 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday 6:55 a.m.: Caller reported mother fell and cannot get to the door, 100 block of Waneta Circle. 10:41 a.m.: Caller reported someone tried to stab his wife then fled on foot, 800 block of Axtell Street. 1:03 p.m.: Caller reported a baby possibly […]

Area seniors honored at 4.0 banquet

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Clovis High senior Kyle Miller accepts a certificate and gift from Bank of Clovis President Randy Harris on Monday at the Clovis Civic Center. Miller was one of 34 Curry County high school seniors honored at the annual banquet for keeping a 4.0 grade point average or better since freshman […]

Saturday area prep baseball linescores – April 28

Non-district Floyd 12, Dora 1 Floyd 510 222 —12 7 0 Dora 001 000 — 1 1 3 Caleb Martin, Reyes Chavez (6) and Wyatt Chandler; Colton Gruis, Jesus Villegas-Villanueva (6) and Samuel McConnell. W — Martin. L — Gruis. Top hitters — Floyd: Jose Torres 2-4, RBI, 2 runs; Chavez 1-3, RBI, 2 runs. […]

Lady Cats take Ross Black title

LOVINGTON — Clovis High's track teams tuned up for District 4-5A competition this week at Hobbs by nearly sweeping the Ross Black Relays on Friday. The Lady Wildcats cruised to the girls team title with 127 1/2 points to 102 for Hobbs in the seven-school competition. Meantime, Artesia finished with 103 1/2 points to 102 […]

Curry County Cats defeat Alamogordo

ALAMOGORDO — The Curry County Cats pitched a second-half shutout Saturday, turning a close contest into a 27-12 victory over the Alamogordo Desert Dawgs. The Cats (7-2) clinched a playoff berth with the win, and are in the driver's seat to win the Rio Puerto Division of the New Mexico Premier League. Curry County can […]

District 3-1A track results – April 29

Saturday at Fort Sumner Boys Team standings: 1. Fort Sumner 184; 2. Dora 74; 3. Melrose 49; 4. Floyd 32; 5. Elida 0. High point individual: (tie) Kolter West, Fort Sumner and L.T. Sursa, Fort Sumner 24. Field events CMI correspondent photo: Scot Stinnett Colton Draper of Melrose, first in the boys pole vault by […]

Defense shines for ENMU at annual Green and Silver scrimmage

BLACKWATER DRAW — Safety Jayson Serda pointed out that the Eastern New Mexico University's No. 1 defense got the better of the team's No. 1 offense during spring drills, including during Saturday's 21-0 victory for the Green (primarily the No. 2 offense and No. 1 defense) in ENMU's annual Green and Silver clash at Greyhound […]

Hounds’ bid for sweep falls short

CANYON, Texas — When Luis Quinones and Brooke Brooks started the second game of Saturday's Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader with triples, it looked like it just might be Eastern New Mexico University's day. ENMU had already taken the first game of the twin bill from West Texas A&M, rallying for seven runs in the […]

Honors – April 29

Johnston Johnston Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Paula Johnston as auxilian of the month for March. Johnston joined the auxiliary in August 2000. She is currently serving as president and is the librarian coordinator, volunteers in the gift shop and at the information desk. Melton Melton Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Joy Melton […]