Organizations team up for job fair

By Vanessa Kahin CNJ staff writer Curry County is among the state leaders in lowest unemployment rate. Set to ensure this remains so, several companies and organizations have joined forces to help the jobless become part of the local workforce. Organizers behind a job fair scheduled for April 29 at the Clovis Civic Center […]

Portales schools, ENMU sign agreement on stadium

By Christina Calloway CMI staff writer Portales Municipal Schools’ role in the construction and operation of Eastern New Mexico University’s new stadium as part owners was confirmed Monday when ENMU’s Board of Regents approved a Joint Powers Agreement. The agreement says Portales schools, one of the largest contributors to the stadium’s $8 million cost, […]

California man sentenced to eight years in stabbing

CNJ staff A California man was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday in the August 2012 stabbing death of his traveling companion while in Clovis, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Chip Fox, 37, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., was convicted in January by a Curry County jury of voluntary […]

CCC president says she has no marathon safety concerns

By Alisa Boswell CMI staff writer Clovis Community College President Becky Rowley said on the day of last year’s Boston Marathon, she received numerous phone calls to her office at the college with people asking if she was OK. At the 2013 Boston Marathon, two explosions went off near the finish line of the […]

Officials: Local real estate market increasing

By Alisa Boswell CMI staff writer Home buyers are paying a lot more for an average home in Curry County today than they were paying two years ago. According to a Realtors Association of New Mexico report for February, the average median price for a home sold in Curry County rose from $132,450 in […]

Police blotter — April 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday caller reported: • 3:20 a.m.: Shoplifting up to $500, 2600 block of West Seventh Street. • 6:49 a.m.: Burglary (auto), 1700 block of Ross Street. • 8:29 a.m.: Criminal damage, 1000 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. • 9:37 a.m.: Unlawful […]

What’s happening — April 1

Today Relay For Life of Clovis committee meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, Ingram Room. Information: 799-9159 or Relay For Life of Clovis team captain meeting & T-shirt deadline — 6 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, Ingram Room. Information: 799-9642 or County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Clovis -Carver Library, North Annex. Information: 763-5591. Lodger’s […]

U.S. Rep. Braley has some more explaining to do

On Sept. 17, 2012, just seven weeks before the election, Mother Jones released video of a private fundraiser for Mitt Romney in which the Republican presidential candidate said 47 percent of Americans are “dependent upon government” and would vote for Barack Obama “no matter what.” Not surprisingly, Democrats grabbed ahold of the comment and didn’t […]

Communication is key to tapping into meanings

What we say and what people hear us say are rarely the same things. Nobody knows that better than your preacher. A ministry colleague told me of sitting in a restaurant after worship one Sunday. Just waiting for his food, he did not intend to eavesdrop, but he overheard one of his members in a […]

Lady Cats finish second at Hereford meet

CNJ staff HEREFORD —Clovis High’s girls gathered up six first-place finishes over the weekend to take second place in the two-day Hereford Invitational track meet. Meantime, the Clovis boys were fifth with 76 points. The Lady Wildcats earned 157 points to trail Canyon Randall (194 1/2) in a six-team competition. They scored in everything on […]

Lady Cats win two of three in tourney

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — Clovis High softball coach Brandi Thomas says she’d like to have won one more game this weekend in a 30-team tournament co-hosted by Rio Rancho High and Cleveland High, but she’s not complaining. The Lady Cats came into the event 1-6 and came out with three more wins in five […]

Hounds absorb two more walkoff losses

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team has to be wondering what it has to do this weekend to get a win against Angelo State. The Greyhounds saw a two-run, ninth-inning lead slip away on Friday in a 9-8 loss in the opener of the Lone Star Conference series. On […]

Zias drop pair to Texas Woman’s

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team certainly had enough offense in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference doubleheader against Texas Woman’s at Zia Softball Field. Keeping the Pioneers off the board, though, was another matter. Freshman third baseman Audrey Velasquez went 3-for-4 with three RBIs in both games of the twin bill, but […]

Area prep baseball — March 29

NMMI Colt Invitational Championship Texico 19, Santa Rosa 0 Texico    415  27 — 19    16    0 Santa Rosa    000  00 —  0    2    7 Jarron Hill and Josh Tredway; Isaac Velasquez, Jacob Sanchez (3), Stephen Vega (5) and Ryan Lopez, Austin Higgins (3). W — Hill. L — Velasquez. Top hitters — Texico: Jonah Walls […]

Last days deserve best attention

We can argue about politics, patriotism, science, religion, wars, pop stars, sports heroes, marijuana, immigration, gay marriage, guns, healthcare, climate change, parenting, genetic engineering, employment, minimum wage, taxes, education, social programs … What we can’t argue with is at the end of life, none of it matters. In their final years — whether in nursing […]

Big style challenging in little town

Are you all dressed up and have nowhere to go? Do you have items in your closet that you adore but feel are a bit too much for your small town? If this is you, then here are some “NiekaStyle” fashion do’s and don’ts to consider when dressing up your big style in your small […]

School menus — March 30

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast -Bean burrito. Lunch – Teriyaki chicken, brown rice, oriental veggies, chilled fruit, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast – Breakfast pizza. Lunch – Sloppy Joe on a bun, sweet potato fries, garden salad with ranch dressing, green peas, chilled fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – Banana bread. Lunch – Bean & cheese burrito with salsa, Spanish […]

Senior happenings — March 30

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Exercise equipment 8 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Beginning Line Dance, 2 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Jam session, 6 p.m. Wednesday: 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. […]

Honors — March 29

Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do Taekwon-Do Students Qualify to Compete in Rome, Italy Black belts from Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do were in Houston two weekends ago qualifying for the International Taekwon-Do World Championships. This is the sport’s equivalent of the Olympics. To qualify, a black belt must compete against black belts from across the United States […]

Club notes — March 30

Friends of Oasis State Park Members of Friends of Oasis held their first fishing event of the year at Oasis State Park. The two-day event, held March 22-23, was the “Fifth Annual Trout Derby.” Tagged fish represented the amount of prize money. Drawings for door prizes every half hour was an added bonus. Thank you […]