Lady Wolverines, Cats grab team titles

Staff report FARWELL — Clovis High’s boys won on Monday, but came up short of their ultimate goal. Meantime, the Lady Wildcats had a tough time trying to keep up with host Texico in the Texico Invitational golf tournament. In a meet with only two full teams on each side, the CHS boys shot a […]

ENMU women notch second title

Staff report SNYDER, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women posted their second win in two outings this spriing, taking first place over the weekend in the Western Texas College rodeo. The Zias finished with 230 points, well ahead of runnerup Tarleton State (127) and third-place Weatherford College (110). Freshman Samantha Smith of Rimbey, Alberta, […]

Bill could mean alcohol delivered to doorsteps

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@pntonline.com A bill recently passed by the New Mexico legislature could have alcohol going straight to customers’ doorsteps. The bill, introduced by New Mexico Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pinto, allows for the delivery of alcohol with a purchase of $20 worth of food in local districts that vote to approve […]

Ghosts in downtown theater probably friendly

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer I was invited to tour the inside of the Mesa Theater on Main Street yesterday. It’s a beautiful 90-year-old building with rich history, and while I was admiring the grand space my guide dropped a bomb on me – there are ghosts in the theater. I’m not sure if she […]

Committee considers parks concepts

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Committee members considered the future of Hillcrest Park at the Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee meeting Monday. Consensus Planning out of Albuquerque presented two Hillcrest Park Master Plan concepts for the committee to discuss. The 10 to 15 year plans were based on results from the parks survey and […]

Police blotter — March 31

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Friday • 8:57 a.m.: Parking complaint, 200 block of Rosewood Drive. • 11:46 a.m.: Theft report, 200 block of Almond Tree Lane. • 2:06 p.m.: Missing person, 900 block of Cameo Street. • 2:09 p.m.: Fraud, […]

Pages past — March 31

On this date … 1975: Two men wearing blue ski caps and armed with a small revolver and a knife robbed the Seafood Shop at 1005 W. Seventh in Clovis about 9 p.m. One of the robbers put a knife to the throat of waitress Debbie Beanudet. Another waitress, Ann Meador, was told to empty […]

United front can make Congress tremble

By Tom Philpott Military update The Military Coalition can make Congress tremble from time to time, by presenting a united front of millions of members from more than 30 military associations and veterans’ service organizations in support of, or opposition to, legislation impacting military folks and veterans. That lesson was learned by budget committee chairmen […]

Life is not a basketball game

By Sandy Fields Local columnist Life is not a basketball game. I suppose I could write up some analogy about the game of life, but today I’m staying with the original thesis. Recently I was in a packed gym.  About 80 percent of the crowd was cheering for my team. The other 20 percent was […]

Commissioners approve budget adjustments, amendment

By Brittney Cannon Deputy editor bcannon@cnjonline.com Curry County Commissioners approved three action items Monday during a special session. The first, was a request from Finance Director Carol Pipes to approve a resolution for budget adjustments in the state Foster Grandparent Program. “All this is, is a decrease in the amount of funding,” Pipes said. “It’s […]

Letter to the editor — March 31

‘Party girls’ also bear responsibility The recent media coverage on college fraternity misconduct has brought focus on only one side of the two-sided, male/female coin. This saga is the culmination of the evolution of a series of poor judgments on both sides of the coin. If we reflect on history, dorm rooms and frat houses […]

Police: Building shot in drive-by

By Brittney Cannon Deputy editor bcannon@cnjonline.com At least 15 shots riddled the Mark Carpenter Plumbing building at Fifth and Sycamore streets in a drive-by shooting, according to a police report released Monday. The shooting happened about 9:30 p.m. March 21. Police said there are no suspects or arrests, however authorities are looking for a “dark […]

Mesa Theater undergoing transformation

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Since the Mesa Theater was built more than 90 years ago, it has been re-imagined and renovated several times as a movie theater, recording studio, radio station and concert space. Now, 55 years after Norman Petty turned it into the world-class recording studio it’s best remembered as today, it […]

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 • 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 • Parkland Baptist Easter Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Lexington & Ashford Information: […]

What’s happening — March 31

Wednesday 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 — […]

Hounds take series from Rams with 5-2 win

Staff report PORTALES — Second baseman Dylan Nault hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the fourth inning and Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team defeated Angelo State 5-2 on Sunday to take three of four from the Rams in the series. Clyde Kendrick and Zach Swank (1-1) combined on a seven-hitter and blanked ASU (20-10, […]

Local players honored by NMpreps.com

By Kevin Wilson Deputy Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com With three state trophies, one state runnerup and two other semifinalists, it was clear that Curry and Roosevelt county basketball teams were noticed during the state basketball championships. They were certainly noticed on NMPreps.com, as well, with six players picked for a player of the year award by the […]

Cats beat Cavemen, take third in tourney

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Clovis High’s baseball team fired an early shot on Saturday against District 4-6A rival Carlsbad. Junior Austin Adams scattered seven singles and the Wildcats took command with a five-run second in beating the Cavemen 6-2 in the third-place game of the Rio Rancho Invitational. Adams put together his second solid […]

Lady Cats split final two games in tourney

Staff report RIO RANCHO — Clovis High’s softball team relies on senior A.J. Wright in the circle. Now, she’s suddenly turned into a home run slugger as well. Wright, who homered twice on Friday in the 32-team Rio Rancho Invitational, added two more round-trippers on Saturday as the Lady Wildcats managed a split, losing to […]

CHS track teams face stiff competition

Staff report AMARILLO — The competition was pretty stiff for Clovis High’s track teams in the Amarillo Relays on Friday and Saturday. The CHS girls were fifth out of 12 teams with 34 points, while the boys came in 10th out of 13 with 18 points. Amarillo Caprock’s boys (127) and Amarillo Tascosa’s girls (124) […]