Attorney makes second excessive force accusation

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com A Clovis attorney has levied additional accusations, complete with video evidence, against a Clovis police officer facing internal and criminal investigations for excessive force. Attorney Dan Lindsey said a Clovis woman came forward last week after hearing reports about the internal investigation of Officer Brent Aguilar, who is accused […]

The world needs a spirit week

By Clyde Davis Local columnist The world needs a spirit week. Seriously, the world needs a spirit week where we all get dressed up according to various themes and move away from the idea of taking ourselves too seriously. We could start with the denizens of the mideast, who have been fighting with each other […]

Senior happenings — Sept. 28

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m. ; Social night, 5 p.m.; 8 ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool,1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; […]

Shoe choice depends on where you are

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Staff columnist Routine sometimes just gets boring. Sometimes you just need to change up your day to day tasks. For me, well, I tend to refresh the dress once in a while. You know, change up my look here and there. So a couple of days ago I decided to break one […]

SpaceX testing deal bodes well for New Mexico

New Mexico may have lost out on Tesla’s $5 billion battery plant, but its link to launching Americans into space again from U.S. soil grew stronger with NASA’s selection of Boeing and SpaceX to fly astronauts to the International Space Station. SpaceX, another enterprise of Tesla’s daddy, billionaire Elon Musk, has a contract with New […]

Most life may be better without us

By Wendel Sloan Local columnist For readers who barely have time for 300-word columns, I will provide a book-of-the-month summary from my bookshelves. My first selection is “The Web of Life” by John A. Storer. The 1953 book, retailing for 50 cents (bought for 10 cents at the Portales Public Library sale), is timeless. “The […]

Society needs to redefine manhood

By Tom McDonald State columnist Thanks, NFL, for sparking a worthy national conversation. When it comes to the issue of domestic violence, you’ve given us a wealth of examples about how not to behave. Of course, it’s more important to talk about how such violence hits us at home, in our local communities, but it’s […]

Cat tracks: Rio Rancho wins guessing game

By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com In another contest against one of Class 6A’s elite teams, there wasn’t much positive for the Clovis Wildcats. On one hand, the Rio Rancho Rams scored 20 fewer points in this year’s game, a 42-14 win, than in last year’s 62-59 overtime triumph. But many of the same […]

ENMU board approves list of funding requests

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University’s Board of Regents approved a list of funding requests to the state Department of Higher Education for the fiscal year 2016 at its Friday meeting. Scott Smart, vice president of ENMU’s business affairs, said seven of the eight  funding requests through what is know as […]

Comedian Carlos Mencia talks about his return to Clovis

Carlos Mencia has been in standup more than a quarter century, with a career that’s spanned movies, HBO and Comedy Central specials, his own television series (”Mind of Mencia”) and a share of controversies. Mencia, who performed in Clovis in late 2011, spoke with us this week about the show and his last three years […]

Farmers market offers local variety

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com From big farmers with advertising flags to families operating out of a truck bed, from a sweet cantaloupe to the sweet heat of roasted chiles, there was plenty of variety for the customers Saturday at the Clovis Farmers Market. With cash in hand for produce without the middle man, […]

Pages past — Sept. 28

On this date … 1976: Marion Fullerton, chairman of the Portales Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, was preparing to chair a regional meeting for handicapped persons in Curry, De Baca, Guadalupe, Quay, Roosevelt and Union counties. Information from the meeting, scheduled Oct. 1, would be presented at the 1977 White House Conference on Handicapped […]

Police blotter — Sept. 28

Clovis police, sheriff and fire call logs: Caller reported: Thursday • 1:53 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 400 block of West 8th Street. • 2:28 a.m.: Fire/regular response, 4700 block of East Mabry Drive. • 3:00 a.m.: Heart attack, 1100 block of East Grand Avenue. • 3:45 a.m.: Situation check, 400 block of West Eighth Street. […]

What’s happening — Sept. 28

Monday Zambia Delegation Sister Cities — 11:30 a.m., Clovis Civic Center. Information: 575-769-7828. Wednesday 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. Thursday Preschool Story Hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. City Commission […]

Letter to the editor — Sept. 28

Non-monetary returns something to consider I’m having a difficult time understanding the point of Robert Arrowsmith’s column about return on investment in Wednesday’s CNJ. It makes sense if he were referring to private industry. Every retail company spends a great deal of time studying potential locations for stores that will provide the best return on […]

ENMU teams third, fourth at Cowboy Jamboree

Staff report STILLWATER, Okla. — Competing in the small-university division of the meet, Eastern New Mexico University’s women finished third out of four teams while the men were sixth out of seven in Saturday’s Cowboy Jamboree cross country meet, hosted by Oklahoma State. Junior Amber Saiz led the Zias, placing eighth individually in 19:12.87 over […]

Rio Rancho dismantles Cats with passing game

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com With mind-numbing efficiency, the Rio Rancho Rams found it quite easy to spoil homecoming for the Clovis Wildcats. The visiting Rams made it four in a row and five of the last six over Clovis with a 42-14 win Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Senior Easton Bruere picked the Wildcat […]

Staugaard, Rams run past Demons

By Derek Major dmajor@pntonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — On Thursday, Portales High coach Jamie Ramirez said that in order for his team to defeat Dexter, the Rams would have to control both sides of the line of scrimmage and win on the perimeter on offense. They did just that as junior Bronte Staugaard ran for 231 […]

Friday area prep volleyball summary – Sept. 26

Lubbock All Saints 3, Clovis Christian 0 Clovis Christian    9    11    12 All Saints    25    25    25 CCS individual statistics Kills — Maleikah Wofford 1. Digs — Jaclyn Seaman 3. Aces — Wofford 2. Assists — Jadyn Barnett 7. Record — Clovis Christian 0-5.

Big first half propels Farwell past Texico

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com TEXICO — The first meeting in football between border rivals Texico and Farwell in at least 60 years — and perhaps ever, as far as anyone knows — turned out to be pretty one-sided. The Steers turned the ball over on their first possession — an interception on the game’s third […]