Roswell High hurler dominates Lady Cats

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com The game started innocently enough. Clovis High pitcher A.J. Wright threw up a scoreless first, then Lady Wildcats leadoff hitter Ashley Gallagher blooped an opposite-field single to right. Things quickly turned. Roswell High sophomore Mykaya Olivas struck out the final two hitters in the inning, then belted the first […]

ENMU set to wrap up spring drills

Staff report PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University plans to wrap up spring drills tonight with its annual Green & Silver game, slated to begin at 7 p.m. at Greyhound Stadium. About 85 players are involved in spring drills, coach Josh Lynn said, adding that a player draft was conducted on Sunday night. Captains for […]

LCU outslugs Hounds 13-10

Staff report LUBBOCK — Right fielder Ethan Kohnle drove in four runs with three doubles and Lubbock Christian outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 13-10 in non-league baseball on Tuesday. Junior Jesse Pintado drove in three runs with a triple and a single as the Chaparrals (16-16) built an 11-4 lead before holding off a rally […]

Grube earns provisional D-II qualifying mark

Staff report PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior Laura Grube earned a provisional qualification for NCAA Division II national track meet last week with a throw of 121 feet, 9 inches in women’s javelin in the Bobcat Relays, hosted by Division I Texas State at San Marcos, Texas. “Provisional” means she’s on a list […]

Tuesday prep baseball linescore — March 31

Texico 5, Tucumcari 0 Texico    000  120  2 — 5    8    2 Tucumcari    000  000  0 — 0    2    3 Ben Crist, Hayden Spears (6) and Brock Thompson; Jesus Villanueva, Saul Moriel (6) and David Lopez. W — Crist. L — Villanueva. Top hitters — Texico: Rafael Maldonado 1-4, 3B, RBI, run; Matt Odegaard 1-2, […]

McDonald’s chicken decision a health boon

As goes McDonald’s, so goes the rest of the fast-food world? At least we hope that will be the case when it comes to McDonald’s recently announced policy to start using only chicken raised without medically important antibiotics. This commitment will help reduce the overuse of antibiotics in meat. That, in turn, is a public […]

Legislature got a little accomplished

By Tom McDonald State columnist It’s no secret this year’s legislative session was pathetically unproductive; on the day of adjournment, lawmakers couldn’t even pass the capital outlay bill. But it was an Albuquerque Journal report by Dan Boyd that quantified it: Of 1,365 bills introduced, only 191 made it to the governor’s desk for signing. […]

Judge rules DA has no bias in Corona case

By Brittney Cannon Deputy editor bcannon@cnjonline.com Curry County Magistrate Judge Duane Castleberry struck down a local attorney’s attempt Tuesday to get District Attorney Andrea Reeb and her staff removed as prosecutors against his client in a controversial case. Castleberry ruled Reeb had no bias against attorney Dan Lindsey’s client, Jorge Corona, 28, of Clovis, who […]

Agencies prep for fire season

By Brittney Cannon Deputy editor bcannon@cnjonline.com The first day of April is getting off to a hot start with a red flag warning and howling winds, low humidity and warmer air mean fire season is just around the corner. According to Clovis Fire Department Battalion Chief Montie Powell, the fire department prepares for fire season […]

Residents, businesses looking at flood insurance hike

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Residents and business owners in the Clovis flood plain will be hit with National Flood Insurance Program rate increases starting today. The president signed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 into law last March, which repeals and modifies certain provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act […]

Internet helps solve fig mystery

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor While waiting for the oven to finish my dinner, I took a brief trip online to find a friend had photographed his dessert. I normally abhor such things, but he had a blueberry Newton. Wait, what? I had no idea these existed. I knew of the standard fig variety, and […]

Officials divided on par-3 golf course

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com The fate of one recreational area in town is causing a rift between some city officials. At the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee meeting on Monday, things got heated between committee members regarding the future of Hillcrest Park and whether the par-3 course should be preserved. One of the […]

Elida opting out of spring break

Staff report Elida Municipal Schools has decided to opt out of including a spring break in its schedule this year. Superintendent Jim Daugherty said the decision was based on a combination of testing and school activities pushing the break so far back into the school year. “Last year when we were looking at our school […]

Roosevelt sheriff’s office attempting to conserve electricity

Staff report The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office will be closing its office doors on Fridays for the next two months to conserve on electricity costs. Sheriff Malin Parker said deputies will still be out on patrol on Fridays; the administrative office just won’t be open for business. “We don’t know that it will make much […]

Music on my mind

By Helena Rodriguez Local columnist Music is on my mind. I seem to sing often at work lately, and not because I like to whistle while I work, but because many little things set off a song in my mind. One day one of my students was singing a song by one of my old […]

We should celebrate eccentricities in our lives

By Brittney Cannon Deputy editor Sometimes when people ask me what my tattoo means, I will brace myself for an unpleasant conversation — you never know who may be opposed to  equal rights. My tattoo is a simple, small equal sign that cost me around $70 and half an hour at a Knoxville, Tennessee, tattoo […]

Pages past — April 1

On this date … 1975: Texas International Airlines announced the end of its four-month strike and said most of its flights would be operating again by week’s end. That included TIA service to Clovis Municipal Airport, said Jim Malloy, chairman of the Clovis Civil Aviation Board. 1965: Eastern New Mexico had a new club — […]

Easter services

• Assembly Of God Good Friday 7 p.m. Easter Sunday 10:45 a.m. Bethel Assembly of God 1521 Norris Information: 575-762-6155 • Calvary Chapel Clovis Easter Sunday 10:30 a.m. 1320 W. 21st Information: 575-218-5701 • Central Baptist Easter Sunday Morning worship 8:30 a.m. Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. 2501 N. Morris Information: 575-762-4727 • […]

Police blotter — April 1

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Monday • 9:36 a.m.: Dead on arrival, 1100 block of Oakhurst Road. • 10:38 a.m.: Missing person, 900 block of Rencher Street. • 10:41 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 1400 block of Sheldon Street. • 10:43 a.m.: […]

What’s happening — April 1

Today Clovis Community College Board of Trustees — 8 a.m., Room 512 Information: 575-769-4001 Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 Clovis Chamber Ambassador meeting — 11:30 a.m., The Lunch Box, 321 N. Main St. Information: 575-763-3435 Thursday Pre-K Story Hour — 10:05 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 City Commission — […]