Cavegirls sweep CHS

Two big innings took the Clovis Lady Wildcats out of the mix on Tuesday night. Carlsbad scored 10 runs in the third inning en route to a 13-0 win in the opener of the District 4-5A softball twin bill, then did all its damage with four runs in the top of the first in the […]

Lady Cats pull out another squeaker

HOBBS — When the golf tournament is close, it seems, the Clovis High girls have you right where they want you. For the third time this season, the Lady Wildcats pulled out a team championship by one shot on Tuesday, beating District 4-5A rival and host Hobbs 364-365 in the Hobbs Invite. Hobbs, though, returned […]

Tuesday’s area prep baseball linescores – April 30

District 4-2A Texico 19, Tucumcari 5 Tucumcari 000 05 — 5 3 6 Texico 662 5x —19 17 1 Javier Villanueva, Saul MKoriel (3), Michael Olivas (4) and Jordan Walker; Jaron Hill, Mason Grau (5) and Jonah Walls. W — Hill. L — Villanueva. Top hitters — Texico: Hill 2-4, run; Gentry Doolittle 2-4, 3 […]

Meetings Watch: CCC Board of Trustees – May 1

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees will hold a board meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday in room 512 in Clovis Community College, and the board will discuss the following: The spring 2014 academic calendar. The 2013-2015 CCC catalog. The HED fiscal watch report for the third quarter, fiscal year 2013. The 135 Tuition Rule. […]

Weather service predicting dust storm

The New Mexico Environment Department issued an alert to New Mexicans on Tuesday about the health risks associated with dust storms. The alert was issued in time for a dust storms forecasted across the state today. The weather service forecast predicts wind gusts up to 50 mph today. A cold front is expected to arrive […]

Clovis school board accepting applications for vacancy

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education is accepting applications to fill its District 4 vacancy created by the death of Charles H. Guthals. The board will select the successful candidate during an open meeting, and encourages candidates to participate in an open training meeting 5 p.m. May 9 at the CMS office board room […]

Officers’ time better spent solving crime

Apparently, we don't want our police force spending too much time on violent crime these days. No, it seems street vendors operating without buying a business license need more attention from law officers. Or so it seems since city officials last week instructed Clovis police to start cracking down on those rascally vendors. Judging from […]

Making my coworkers’ job harder

It's time for another installment of my "not long enough for a column, but longer than a paragraph" thoughts I want to share. These are my coworkers' least favorite, because the headlines are harder to write. Wish them luck: Thanks to baseball season and basketball playoffs, this is currently my heaviest stretch of television watching […]

New middle school cost matches projection

Editor's note: A story in Sunday's paper incorrectly summarized costs associated with building a new Clovis middle school. The school will cost about $34 million to build, just as Clovis Municipal Schools officials estimated in 2009. The story that follows corrects erroneous information published Sunday. Clovis Municipal Schools expects its decision to overbuild W.D. Gattis […]

Police blotter – May 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday Caller reported: 12:48 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 900 block of Calhoun Street. 5:49 a.m.: Animal complaint, 200 block of West Plains Avenue. 8:21 a.m.: Parking complaint, 500 block of La Salle Drive. 8:39 a.m.: Burglary, 400 block of West Seventh Street 10:00 a.m.: Theft, […]

What’s happening – May 1

Today Clovis Christian Band — 9:15 a.m., 4701 N. Prince St., Wheatfields Senior Living Community. Free admission. :Information: 762-8700. Ice Cream Social — 3 p.m., 4701 N. Prince St., Wheatfields Senior Living Community. Free admission. Information: 762-8700. Read with Kona — 1 p.m., 701 N. Main St., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Toddler Time — 10 […]

Police in standoff ends peacefully

A four-and-half-hour standoff between an armed man threatening suicide and Clovis police ended peacefully shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday on the front lawn of a home in the 300 block of North Lea Street. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Baird Clovis police surrounded a house in the 300 block of North Lea Street Tuesday as other […]

Why an escalator can never break

The late comedian (he'd poke fun at that description) Mitch Hedberg was like a lot of modern comedians. He was at his best and funniest when he was telling jokes even my grandmother would find clean. I've wondered why guys like George Carlin, one of Hedberg's mentors and a master at mining the nuggets of […]

Hounds’ bid for series win falls short

Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team made a strong bid on Sunday for a season-ending Lone Star Conference series win over rival West Texas A&M at Greyhound Field. After sweeping a doubleheader from the Buffaloes on Saturday, the Greyhounds pulled to 5-4 when junior third baseman Andres Enriquez blasted his first homer of the season, […]

Albuquerque GOP needs new leader

Steve Kush, the suspended executive director of the Bernalillo County Republican Party, is right about two things. His comments regarding women who voiced viewpoints with which he disagreed at a County Commission meeting on raising the minimum wage were insensitive and "moronic." Now, if Kush won't resign, he should be fired. Because it is in […]

Our nation faces large challenge

National Day of Prayer is Thursday. I've encountered numerous "petition requests" asking God to end the drought here in the Southwest, but are we as a nation ready to end the drought of living our lives without God, or thumbing our nose in his holy face? National Day of Prayer is kinda pointless, even offensive […]

Local columnist wins six awards

Wendel Sloan, Clovis Media Inc. columnist and director of media relations at Eastern New Mexico University, won six awards in the statewide 2013 communications contest sponsored by the New Mexico Press Women at an awards banquet Saturday in Albuquerque. Sloan won first place for humorous columns with one about upcoming college graduates needing to be […]

What’s Happening – April 30

Today Board of Education meeting — noon, 1009 Main Street, Clovis Municipal Schools. Information: 769-4322. Clovis-Carver Library Board meeting — 5:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, Board Room. Quarterly meeting. Information: 769-7840. Wednesday Clovis Christian Band — 9:15 a.m., 4701 N. Prince St., Wheatfields Senior Living Community. Free admission. Information: 762-8700. Ice Cream Social — 3 […]

Police Blotter – April 30

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday Caller reported: 1:41 a.m.: Shoplifting report, 300 block of North Prince Street. 3:34 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 2900 block of Sheridan Street. 6:24 a.m.: Injured subject, 800 block of Mitchell Street. 7:17 a.m.: Theft, 700 block of North Lea Street. 7:49 a.m.: Burglary, […]

Long hours of practice, studying pay off at FFA state competition

Since the beginning of March, FFA members across the state have been competing at invitational judging events that have been leading up to the state competition that took place April 10-12 at the NMSU campus. All the late night practices, long hours of studying, and constant practicing in the mirror in order to get the […]