Late basket boosts Cavemen past Cats

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com One stop. That’s all Clovis High needed to notch a second consecutive one-point victory. The Wildcats just couldn’t get it. After taking the lead in a seesaw fourth quarter which featured eight lead changes, Carlsbad got a basket from sophomore post Brenden Boatwright with seven seconds left and escaped […]

Lady Cats turn back Cavegirls

By Matt Hollinshead Carlsbad Current-Argus CARLSBAD — Danni Williams was all over the place. Knocking down shots inside and from the perimeter, the Clovis senior guard was too much for the Carlsbad girls basketball team to overcome. Although the Cavegirls kept most of the Lady Wildcats’ roster at bay, Williams scored a game-high 21 points […]

Tuesday area prep summaries — Feb. 3

BOYS District 6-2A Dora 50, Fort Sumner 38 Dora (12-5, 1-0) — Eddie Arzate 6, Jesus Villegas 8, Sam McConnell 9, Aaron Jasso 7, Dalton Privett 20. Totals 16 12-29 50. Fort Sumner (4-13, 0-2) — Brett Marshall 5, Brand West 6, Kyle Idtehsohn 4, Raymond Drake 2, Hunter Sparks 7, Garrett Hisel 14. Totals […]

Martin retains Clovis schools District 5 seat

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com If the vote count was any indication, Terry Martin figured, he must be doing something right. The president of the Clovis Municipal School board garnered re-election Tuesday night, beating Jose Griego 91-5 in their District 5 race. “That basically says the school board has the community in mind,” Martin […]

Bonds pass in Texico, Grady

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Texico and Grady voters overwhelmingly approved general obligation bonds on Tuesday, and Curry County’s rural school districts elected nine board members. In Texico, voters approved a $3 million bond for the schools by a 103-8 vote. “We were really surprised from the count that we got,” Texico Superintendent Miles […]

School board election results

Clovis Position 3 Paul Cordova    31 Position 4 Jennifer Burrill    43 Justin Howalt    161 Position 5 Terry Martin    91 Jose Griego    5 Grady Position 1 Allen Wade Edwards    78 Leona Powell    39 Position 2 James C. Schell    99 Position 3 Jack Driever    24 Jerome Provencio    42 Gerald Gardland    50 General Obligation Bond For    78 Against   […]

Howalt wins Clovis schools District 4 seat from incumbent Burrill

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com City Engineer Justin Howalt won the District 4 Clovis Municipal Schools board seat Tuesday, defeating incumbent candidate attorney Jennifer Burrill. Howalt defeated Burrill 161-43. “I feel great,” Howalt said. “It’s humbling to know that the voters have confidence in me.” “I look forward to the challenges that our education […]

Governor’s palace deserves National Treasure honor

The Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe has been declared a National Treasure. Of course, that’s after 400 years of existence, serving as the seat of government for the Spanish, Mexican and U.S. leaders. For a brief time in 1861, even the Confederate States of America directed affairs from the Palace. With the designation […]

Have to adjust to survive in papers

By Tom McDonald State columnist The other day, someone I’m very close to made the comment that I was just a little late to my chosen profession. That may be true, but it doesn’t mean I’d rather be doing something else. You see, I’m a newspaperman. I’m part of an industry that seems to have […]

Boutique Air has first monthly passenger drop

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Boutique Air had its first monthly passenger drop since it began serving Clovis, but reasons for the January numbers weren’t unexpected. The monthly report, presented during the Tuesday evening Civil Aviation Board meeting at the Clovis Municipal Airport, was that Boutique completed 152 of 162 scheduled flights in January […]

Errors plague school election ballots

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Errors delayed the correct legal notice for a $500,000 school bond issue in Grady and switched the position of candidates names on the ballot Tuesday in a contested Clovis Municipal Schools board election. In the District 4 Clovis School board race, a lottery draw gave Justin Howalt the first […]

Broke pattern of mistakes with Super Bowl this year

By Kevin Wilson Local columnist Monday was Groundhog Day, which meant AMC was playing “Groundhog Day” in an all-day marathon. I joined in as soon as possible, and had my moment of clarity on the first commercial break. “Hey dummy, you own ‘Groundhog Day’ on DVD. It’s in higher quality than the broadcast. It doesn’t […]

County road superintendent appointed

Staff report The Curry County Manager’s office on Tuesday announced the appointment of David Corbin as the county road superintendent. Corbin replaces Stephen Reed, who retired Dec. 31 after 19 years of service. “Mr. Corbin has done an outstanding job while serving as the county road maintenance supervisor,” said County Manager Lance Pyle in a […]

Pages past — Feb. 4

On this date … 1975: Sharon Taylor, Lorraine Oswald, Diane Shaw, Ginger Trimble, Debbie Swann, Sissy Echols and Debbie Blackburn were candidates for Clovis High School’s basketball homecoming queen. Shaw, a senior, was selected the winner during halftime of the Clovis-Roswell Goddard game. 1971: Clovis High School’s gymnastics team was preparing to host a triangular […]

ENMU men’s, women’s basketball capsules — Feb. 4

MEN ENMU at Texas A&M-Kingsville • When: 6:30 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference game • Records: ENMU 7-13 (0-7 LSC), Texas A&M-Kingsville 6-13 (1-6) • Last meeting: The Javelinas beat the Greyhounds 75-67 on Jan. 14 at Greyhound Arena. • Last time out: The Hounds lost at home 76-73 to West Texas […]

Police blotter — Feb. 4

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations.  Monday • 3:15 a.m.: Battery in progress, Fifth and Calhoun streets. • 7:40 a.m.: Trespass report, 800 block of East 21st Street. • 8:32 a.m.: Theft report, 1100 block of Sheldon Street. • 8:43 a.m.: Missing […]

What’s happening — Feb. 4

Today Clovis Chamber Ambassador meeting — 11:30 a.m., Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce 105 E. Grand Ave. Information: 575-763-3435 Thursday Curry County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-763-6016 Embroidery class — 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., North Annex, […]

Maxpreps.com New Mexico basketball rankings — Feb. 2

BOYS Class 6A 1. Hobbs 21-1; 2. Rio Rancho Cleveland 20-1; 3. Albuquerque High 17-2; 4. Rio Rancho 16-5; 5. Carlsbad 14-5; 6. Cibola 11-8; 7. Valley 11-8; 8. Volcano Vista 12-7; 9. West Mesa 14-6; 10. Atrisco Heritage 11-8. Class 5A 1. Centennial 16-4; 2. Gallup 20-1; 3. Roswell High 15-3; 4. St. Pius […]

CHS boys, girls capsules — Feb. 3

BOYS Carlsbad at Clovis When: 7 p.m. today in a District 4-6A game Records: Carlsbad 14-5 (1-1 district), Clovis 5-17 (1-1) Last meeting: February 2014, the Cavemen completed a three-game sweep of the Wildcats with a 59-50 victory at Carlsbad in the District 4-5A tournament. Last time out: Carlsbad lost at Hobbs 75-64 while the […]

ENMU tracksters set school marks in Tech meet

Staff report LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico University men’s and women’s track teams broke several school indoor records over the weekend in Texas Tech’s Masked Rider Open track meet. Senior Sabrina Huelga finished fourth in the women’s 800 with a time of 2:17.98 to lead the Zias. The women also got record-setting performances from Ashlee […]