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 […]

Lady Cats rout Hobbs

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer It looks as though the Clovis High volleyball team is about to cruise right into the Class 5A state tournament. After a series of tough matches in the middle of the season, the Lady Wildcats have run roughshod through District 4-5A and all but locked up the regular-season […]

Area prep volleyball summaries — Oct. 29

District 3-1A Logan 3, Melrose 0 Melrose    15    22    20 Logan    25    25    25 Melrose individual statistics Kills — Taylor Bostwick 4, three tied with 3. Blocks — Addison Dial 2, Reagan Carthel 1. Digs — Dial 10, Bostwick 9, Ember Woods 6, Carthel 5. Aces — three tied with 1. Assists — Cailey Payne […]

Texico’s Hollis places fifth

CNJ staff LEVELLAND, Texas — Texico High grad Colton Hollis placed fifth for host South Plains College on Saturday in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Region V cross country meet. Hollis ran a time of 25 minutes, 46.39 seconds over eight kilometers as the Lobos finished second with 31 points, trailing El Paso Community […]

Ute project detractor says he’s defending taxpayers

By Robin Fornoff CMI Projects Editor A new voice with a controversial past has emerged as a leader in the debate over the Ute Water Project. Greg Neal is a developer and consultant now pushing hard to force a new study of Ute lake reservoir and questioning how the project has been handled by the […]

Wildcats march to another title

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER The Clovis High School marching band took top honors at the Zia Marching Band Fiesta over the weekend, marking the band’s eighth win as overall grand champion in 34 years of the competition. More than 30 high school bands took part in the competition held Saturday at the […]

Police blotter — Oct. 30

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday • 12:00 a.m.: Disturbing the peace, 2000 block of Gladstone Street. • 12:12 a.m.: Situation check, 2000 block of West 21st Street. • 12:23 a.m.: Premise check, 2000 block of Fred Daugherty Drive. • 3:15 a.m.: Premise check, 2000 block of East 21st […]

What’s happening — Oct. 30

Today Read with a dog — 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, 5 certified therapy dog teams for the kids and families to read with. Information: 769-7840. Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Thursday Preschool Story Hour – 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library, Craft Room. Information: 769-7840 High Plains Patriots meeting — 7 p.m., […]

Accelerated drawdown required

Keeping the military as combat ready as possible, during this period of budget chaos, will require an accelerated force drawdown starting in 2014, the Defense Department’s chief financial officer said. That will mean more tumult for personnel because a steeper drawdown likely will require some involuntary separations of military careerists and reductions-in-force orders, RIFs, for […]

Tucson’s loss is El Paso’s gain

The Major League Baseball season will conclude this week, which can only mean it’s time to figure out what ballparks I’m visiting in 2014. A friend of mind who lives in Texas was interviewing for a job in Detroit. She gets the job, I visit her and catch a Rangers-Tigers series. She doesn’t get the […]

Children have nothing to fear from yoga mats

The American Yoga Association reports the word yoga means “to join or yoke together” in an effort to bring body and mind into harmony. “In ancient times, the desire for greater personal freedom, health and long life, and heightened self-understanding gave birth to this system of physical and mental exercise which has since spread throughout […]

Events center manager mum on reason for concert cancellation

CNJ STAFF County officials won’t say why a concert featuring rap artist Mystikal scheduled for Friday evening was canceled earlier in the day. Curry County Events Center Director Kevin Jolley would only say that he heard at 1 p.m. that the concert was canceled due to a law enforcement security concern. He declined to provide […] state football rankings

Class 5A 1. Las Cruces High 8-0; 2. Valley 8-0; 3. Rio Rancho Cleveland 7-1; 4. Sandia 6-2; 5. Mayfield 7-1; 6. Rio Rancho 6-2; 7. Cibola 5-3; 8. Manzano 4-4; 9. Clovis 4-5; 10. Volcano Vista 5-3. Class 4A 1. Roswell Goddard 5-2; 2. Belen 7-1; 3. Farmington 7-1; 4. Los Lunas 6-2; 5. […]

Cats draw Cibola in soccer playoffs

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis High boys soccer team earned the No. 12 seed on Sunday in the 12-team Class 5A state tournament. The Wildcats (8-12) clinched the District 4-5A championship and a berth in the state meet with a 2-1 win at home on Saturday over Hobbs, and play at fifth-ceeded Cibol at […]

Midwestern State blanks Zias

CNJ staff PORTALES — Midwestern State senior Emily Saville had a goal and an assist on Sunday as the Mustangs blanked Eastern New Mexico University 2-0 in Lone Star Conference women’s soccer at the ENMU pitch. The loss was the first in regulation for the Zias (4-6-5, 1-3-4 LSC), who had won their previous four […]

Zias third, Hounds fifth in rodeo

CNJ staff ALPINE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University freshman Lindsey Adcock captured women’s all-around honors over the weekend in the Sul Ross State rodeo, the final competition for the Greyhounds and Zias until next semester. ENMU’s women finished third in the rodeo with 140 points while the Hounds were fifth on the men’s side […]

Obama ‘present’ — but just barely

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently told CNN the president only learned about the “glitches” on the Obamacare website a few days after Oct. 1. Problems with the signature legislative achievement claimed by the Obama administration were not relayed to the president at all. He learned about them the same way we learned […]

Kitten survives 90-foot plunge

CMI staff A small kitten got more than it bargained for when its dash for shelter led to a death-defying, 90-foot plunge that ended with the kitten shaking in the hands of her rescuer and eventual owner. Most people add kittens to the family as gifts, giving into the persistent pleading of a child, or […]

Halloween frequently fruitful for local merchants

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER Holidays can mean big business for retailers, and Halloween is proving to be fruitful for businesses both locally and nationally. According to the National Retail Federation, approximately 158 million Americans will partake in Halloween spending this year. Total spending for the holiday is expected to reach $6.9 billion, […]

What’s happening — Oct. 29

Monday CHS Wildcat girls volleyball senior night and bake sale — 5:30 p.m., Rock Staubus Gymnasium, 1900 Thornton. Information: 762-5112. Wednesday Read with a dog — 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, 5 certified therapy dog teams for the kids and families to read with. Information: 769-7840. Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. […]