Eagles blank Cats

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Apparently headed into halftime scoreless, the Hobbs Eagles stole Clovis High’s thunder on Tuesday night. Senior defender Arturo Miranda broke down the middle and pushed a shot into the right corner of the net with 10 seconds left in the half, and that stood up for a 1-0 Eagles […]

Zias sweep Lady Mustangs to move above .500 mark

Staff report PORTALES — It’s not much, but the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team has a winning record 13 matches into the season. The Zias (7-6) swept University of the Southwest 25-17, 25-16, 25-18 on Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena, marking the latest they’ve been over the .500 mark in a season since 2010, […]

Lady Cats remain winless in district

Staff report HOBBS — The bad news? The Clovis High girls soccer team is still looking for its first district win in three-plus seasons under coach Traci Sievers. The good news is it was the District 4-6A opener — a competitive 2-0 loss Tuesday at Hobbs — and the Lady Wildcats still have five district […]

Hounds blank USW

Staff report HOBBS — Freshman James Gutierrez made four saves and Eastern New Mexico University earned its first shutout win of the season on Tuesday, defeating University of the Southwest 2-0. The Hounds (3-5-1) have never gone nine matches into a season to collect a shutout. Redshirt freshman Daniel Sanchez scored on a free kick […]

Forest Service restrictions unnecessary

Talk about bureaucracy run amok. The U.S. Forest Service wants to tighten restrictions on how filmmakers and photographers can cover events in wilderness areas — going so far as to require permits before companies can take a photograph or video. Originally, the Forest Service had said the rule would apply to all members of the […]

Perception affects economic reality

By Robert Arrowsmith Publisher Oxford defines perception as the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses. Through this process we gain information about properties and elements of the environment that are critical to our survival. It includes the five senses: touch, sight, taste, smell and hearing. It also includes a […]

State congressional candidate names jobs as top issue

Jeff Byrd is a Quay County rancher and former environmental engineer. The Mosquero native is running as the Republican candidate for the two-year congressional term. His opponent is the incumbent, Democrat Ben Ray Lujan. The two also ran against each other in 2012. What do you think is the top issue for this area of […]

Rainfall raises spirits

By Thomas Garcia Staff writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com Stan Furry believes he will be able to harvest a dryland winter wheat crop this spring on his Broadview farm for the first time since 2010. Even with less rainfall than their counterparts to the south, Furry said farmers in northern Curry County are grateful and optimistic about the […]

Texico High earns select national honor

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com Commitments to excellence and student success has landed Dora Elementary and Texico High School the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools honor. The U.S. Department of Education selected 289 public and private schools across the nation for the Blue Ribbon program’s Exemplary High Performing Schools award. Dora and Texico are […]

Clovis-Carver included in Bond B proposal

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com General Obligation Bond B provides funding for academic, public, school and tribal libraries. Voters can approve or disapprove during the Nov. 4 election. In all, libraries will receive $10.8 million if voters approve the semiannual request. If voters say no, property taxes will decrease by $0.65 a year for […]

Cosmopolitan experiment suspect at best

Tinder is a mobile application where people create profiles and find users within gender, age and geographic preferences. If both parties agree to get to know the person they see in the pictures, the app allows them to message each other. Cosmopolitan decided, in the name of research, to create a pair of videos on […]

Building permit report

A look at building reports issued by the city of Clovis in September. 6 — New residential permits filed in September. It’s tied with July for the third-lowest total for a month. There were four in June and three in August. 78 — New residential permits filed in 2014. 3,125 — Average square footage of […]

Police blotter — Oct. 1

Clovis police, sheriff and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday • 1:25 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 4700 block of North Prince Street. • 5:24 a.m.: Burglary, 300 block of Georgia Street. • 7:23 a.m.: Ill subject, 1500 block  of Mitchell Street. • 7:29 a.m.: Animal complaint, 700 block of North Lea Street. • 8:06 a.m.: Ill […]

What’s happening — Oct. 1

Today Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meeting — 8 a.m., Clovis Community College, Room 512. Information: 575-769-4001. Chamber Ambassador meeting — 11:30 a.m., The Lunch Box. Information: 575-763-3435. Thursday Preschool Story Hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. City Commission meeting — […]

Pages past — Oct. 1

On this date … 1963: Ten tons of new and used clothing left Cannon Air Force Base on its way to Bolivia. Clovis Peace Corps volunteer Mike Hacker, stationed in Alto Beni, asked help for local children who had little clothing after migrating from higher plateau regions. Clovis Jaycees responded to Hacker’s request, gathering donations […]

Governor discusses water issues during brief visit

Staff report Gov. Susana Martinez made a brief visit with Mayor David Lansford and a pair of city commissioners Tuesday at the Clovis Municipal Airport. Lansford said he and commissioners Randy Crowder and Juan Garza met for about 30 minutes with Martinez, who also planned a similar stop in Portales before a private fundraiser in […]

Lord, I believe! Help my unbelief!

Two little twin boys recently walked up to our house with their mom and little sister. They could hardly wait to show us their two buckets filled with several layers of . . . woolly worms! Woolly caterpillars. The kind that seem to be everywhere right now. Pretty cool little creepy crawlies, those worms! Pretty […]

District soccer to begin

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com The Clovis High girls soccer team has been here before. In recent years, the Lady Wildcats have done well and built a good record early in the season, only to come up short when district play gets under way. Fourth-year coach Traci Sievers is looking for her first win […]

MSU, Commerce nab share of lead in LSC

Lonestarconference.org RICHARDSON, Texas — Midwestern State and Texas A&M-Commerce each won on the road Saturday and are tied for the early Lone Star Conference lead. MSU (3-0, 2-0 LSC), the only remaining unbeaten in the conference, overcame a fumble in the red zone and an interception in the end zone to post a 27-23 win […]

Lady Cats take consolation bracket

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Clovis High’s volleyball team lost a three-way tiebreaker for second in pool play on Friday in the Rio Rancho Volleyball Bash, thus relegating the Lady Wildcats to the consolation bracket on Saturday. That’s OK, coach Gabe Apodaca said. CHS swept its two matches in bracket play, thus improving to 4-6 […]