Saturday area prep summaries — Jan. 31

BOYS Non-district Fort Sumner 59, Floyd 34 Floyd (10-10) — Wyatt Chandler 4, Jase Wallace 3, Josue Gonzales 4, Jonathon Diaz 3, Tanner Essary 12, Edgerdo Chavez 2, Seth Chandler 6. Totals 14 5-9 34. Fort Sumner (4-12) — Brett Marshall 11, Brant West 13, Kyle Idtensohn 4, Raymond Drake 6, Hunter Sparks 9, Tyler […]

Q&A: Muleshoe High grad Riley ready to tackle new job at Oklahoma

Lincoln Riley was recently hired to re-energize Oklahoma’s offense. History is on the side of Muleshoe’s favorite football son. In his five years at East Carolina, Riley’s up-tempo spread attack set more than 50 team and individual school records. The school’s top five passing seasons came under Riley’s watch. Riley’s rise from star quarterback at […]

Historical foundation to restart

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Protecting the future is about caring for precious resources; but they are not all endless, and many are slipping away. This isn’t a story about water or energy, it’s about an attempt to preserve something less measurable and harder to capture: the memories, mementos, and histories that are found […]

Q&A: County manager talks Legislature, Curry tax rates

Editor’s note: Lance Pyle has worked as Curry County manager since December 2007. This is the first of a two-part Q&A in which we asked him about county issues. The second part will be published Tuesday.   Question: Now that the New Mexico Legislature has begun meeting in Santa Fe, this year’s 60-day session will […]

Spay/neuter clinic serves more than 60 pets

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Clovis cat “Tom-Tom” woke up to a surprise Saturday: a missing set of organs. But this is a happy story, because Tom-Tom the former tomcat was a patient at the low-cost spay and neuter clinic organized by a local animal rescue this weekend at 3221 Axtell in Clovis. Although […]

Shooting retrial begins Monday

Staff report A retrial will begin Monday for a man convicted in a 1993 slaying of a Portales resident. Arnoldo Navarette, 44, was sentenced to life in prison in September 2010 for the 1993 shooting death of Portales resident Reynaldo Ornelas, Sr. The New Mexico Supreme Court overturned Navarette’s conviction in January 2013, saying Navarette’s […]

Texico native earns honor with Army

Staff Report A third-generation Texico native has made military history. Sgt. 1st Class Dominic Askew was the first soldier to be awarded a Basic Army Instructor’s Badge in September at Fort Hood after completing more than 80 hours of service as a leadership course instructor, according to an Army news release. “Sometimes I think, ‘Is […]

School board candidate Q&As: Clovis, District 5

Editor’s note: Terry Martin and Jose Griego are running in the District 5 race for the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education. The election is Tuesday. We asked about their qualifications, goals and challenges for the four-year terms they seek. Terry Martin Age: 61 Occupation: Building inspector, pastor at Triangle Baptist Church Q: Why do […]

School board candidate Q&A’s: Grady, Position 3

Editor’s note: Jack Driever, Gerald Garland and Jerome Provencio are each running in the Position 3 race for the Grady Municipal Schools board. The election is Tuesday. We asked about their qualifications, goals and challenges for the four-year terms they seek. Jack Driever Age: 64 Occupation: Retired Q: Why do you want to serve on […]

County has 12 races on school boards

STAFF REPORT Early voting has ended and school board elections are scheduled Tuesday throughout Curry County. • Clovis voters within the city limits, regardless of district, can cast votes at either the Colonial Park Golf Course Clubhouse, the Roy Walker Recreation Center, Trinity United Methodist Church or the Youth Recreation Building. • Clovis voters outside of the […]

Roch proposal benefits state’s sober workers

If employees show up to work drunk or high, then get hurt or worse, should they or their survivors still get 90 percent of the workers’ compensation benefits to which they normally would be entitled? Because right now in New Mexico they can and do, even if there is no question the impaired state is […]

Pages Past — Feb. 1

On this date … 1969: 1969: Clovis native Charles Guthals was a candidate for Clovis’ school board. The father of three had a bachelor of science degree from Eastern New Mexico University. “Please give me your support,” he asked in a paid political ad. 1965:  Cannon Air Force Base’s 430th Tactical Fighter Squadron had taken […]

Friends free Fluffy the white rabbit

By Wendel Sloan Local columnist This is an original children’s story for your youngsters: Fluffy was a huge white rabbit as big as a kangaroo. He lived in a golden meadow, with a carrot patch in the middle, with his friends: black birds, blue butterflies, brown bears, gray gooses, green grasshoppers, orange orangutans, pink panthers, […]

Police blotter/Jail Log — Feb. 1

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Thursday: • 3:19 a.m.: Shoplifting report, 700 block of East First Street. • 8:12 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident without injuries, Seventh and Cameo streets. • 9:33 a.m.: Embezzlement, 2200 block of North Prince Street. • 12:02 […]

What’s Happening — Feb. 1

Tuesday Civil Aviation Board meeting — 5:30 p.m., Clovis Airport. Information: 575-769-7828 Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 Clovis Chamber Ambassador meeting — 11:30 a.m., Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce 105 E. Grand Ave. Information: 575-763-3435 Thursday Pre-K Story Hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 Embroidery class […]

MainStreet responsible for results

By Robert Arrowsmith Publisher An open letter to New Mexico MainStreet: As much as I dislike saying this, you put yourself in this position. For those of you that do not know, this week the Legislature is recommending $250,000 less for the state MainStreet program; if passed, that will result in the elimination of key […]

There’s room for beliefs between folklore, superstition

By Clyde Davis Local columnist I grew up there — well, not very far from there. I was never really sure where Punxsutawney was, as a small child, any more than I was sure how to spell it. To the myopic mind of a young boy, it seemed to be very far away, this in […]

Helping the mission

Janet Day was born in Petersburg, Virginia. She married Brian Day on June 27, 1970 in Alexandria, Virginia. Her husband was stationed at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, California when they married. The couple moved to their first Germany assignment at Bitburg Air Base where their daughter Jennifer was born in 1972. Then […]

Fried chicken a dinner staple in our house

Club notes — Feb. 1

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club held their annual Christmas Party at the home of President Jacque Wuest on Dec. 17. A great brunch was served to nine members followed by gift exchanges and a short business meeting at which it was announced that our club had donated over 150 cans of food and fruit […]