KEVIN WILSON COLUMN: Local scribe comes to defense of — NMAA?

How far have I been pushed? I’m defending the New Mexico Activities Association. Yes, I’m siding with the state’s governing body for high school activities, the same one I’ve derisively nicknamed “Nothing Matters After Albuquerque.” Yes, the one that will next year put Portales in a district with Hope Christian and Moriarty and Clovis with […]

Hounds pummel WNMU

Staff report SILVER CITY — Junior guard Briana White scored 12 points and Eastern New Mexico University’s women blew away a tie game with a 21-2 run that covered most of the second quarter on Monday night in a 63-41 victory over Western New Mexico. No one else reached double figures for the Greyhounds (4-2), […]

Inmates, jail admin unhappy with price hike

By David Stevens Editor dstevens@cnjonline.com Some Curry County jail inmates are unhappy about price hikes at the jail’s commissary. Jail Administrator Sandra Stewart is joining them in protest. Stewart said she recently learned that Trinity Services Group — which contracts with the jail for commissary items that include snacks, toiletries, writing supplies, clothing, etc. — […]

Official: No major problems from outages

By Brittney Cannon Staff writer bcannon@cnjonline.com Despite power outages across the region and icy roads that kept Black Friday shoppers mostly home, the holiday weather didn’t cause any major problems in eastern New Mexico, officials said. At various times over 24 hours, Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said, ice knocked out power for about 5,000 […]

Police blotter — Dec. 1

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 6:53 p.m. Theft report, 1200 block of West 21st Street. • 7:24 p.m.: Careless driving, 11th and Prince streets. • 8:57 p.m.: Harassment, 2500 block of Sheldon Street. • 9:45 p.m.: Burglary (residence), 700 […]

What’s happening — Dec. 1

Today Board of County Commissioners — 9 a.m. Clovis Carver- Public Library, North Annex, Clovis. Portales City Meeting — 6:30 p.m. Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 Open House, How The Grinch Stole Christmas — 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Guests include Mr. and […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County commissioners are scheduled to meet at 9 this morning  in the Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex, and the following items are on the agenda: • Discussion and request action for additive change order #9 to furnish and install a canopy on the west side of 417 Gidding street. • Discussion and approval of […]

Notebook — Dec. 1

Peanuts are center stage at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. The museum, at least through December, will feature an exhibit that focuses on the nut-growing industry across New Mexico. It’s called “In a Nutshell: Growing Nuts in New Mexico.” Pinons, pecans and pistachios are also part of the exhibit, […]

Groundwork started for military health overhaul

By Tom Philpott Military Update Last January, the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission proposed replacing the triple option TRICARE benefit with a menu of commercial insurance options, similar to those offered to federal civilians, but with a break on premiums except for working age retirees. As the military community studied those details, the Obama […]

Wishing for a truce on petty grievances

By Sandy Fields Local columnist ’Tis the season for so many delightful things … concerts, feasts, shopping, celebrating, crafting, playing in the snow, taking special photos, traveling. I love the holidays. I cherish this season. When I see a banner exclaiming “Happy Holidays” or “Season’s Greetings,” I’m just tickled pink. You can serve me coffee […]

Pages past — Dec. 1

On this date … 1990: Roosevelt County commissioners had authorized an audit of the jail commissary fund to investigate “suspected irregularities” in the management of inmates’ money. Officials said the fund was showing profits disproportionate to the price of merchandise. 1971: Tucumcari District Attorney Vic Breen was shot to death outside his home. Jose Garcia, […]

Empty stocking fund profile — Dec. 1

A woman with four children in a domestic violence shelter recently visited Clovis’ Salvation Army. “The shelter gave her our information, and she came to register her children for the Angel Tree,” said Salvation Army Lt. Kelly Berggren. The agency also determined the woman — Ms. D — qualified for the Empty Stocking Fund, sponsored by the […]

Hounds win behind 3-point barrage

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Sophomore guard Kevin Saiz led a balanced attack with a career-high 15 points and paced a Eastern New Mexico University 3-point barrage as the Greyhounds beat Nova Southeastern 78-67 to gain a split in the West Texas A&M Thanksgiving Classic. Saiz did all his scoring from distance, converting 5-of-8 from […]

Calling it a career

By Brittney Cannon STAFF WRITER bcannon@cnjonline.com Before she became a legal aid for Clovis, Lucy Lopez, 76, “did all kinds of little jobs” for Mental Heath Resources, Inc. in 1977. That’s when a board member approached her for a new legal services office opening up in town on Mitchell Street. “I knew her very well, […]

Empty stocking fund profile — Nov. 29

A Clovis grandmother — Ms. C — is raising her three grandchildren. The children were born in New Mexico, but their parents are not citizens and have been deported to Mexico, according to Salvation Army Lt. Kelly Berggren. “It is tragic the children are caught in this situation,” Berggren said. “As with many of the […]

Long-lost friend donates kidney

By Thomas Garcia Staff writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com Old friends are the best. Ask Tucumcari’s Marty Martinez. He hadn’t seen Michael Holloway in five years. Five months after their reunion, Holloway donated a kidney to Martinez. “Michael was sent by God, of that I am convinced,” Martinez said this week. Martinez, 42, was diagnosed with kidney failure […]

What’s Happening — Nov. 29

Tuesday Board of County Commissioners — 9 a.m. Clovis Carver- Public Library, North Annex, Clovis. Portales City Meeting — 6:30 p.m. Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 Open House, How The Grinch Stole Christmas — 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Guests include Mr. and […]

Hot-shooting Hounds beat Nova Southeastern

STAFF REPORT CANYON, Texas — Sophomore guard Kevin Saiz led a balanced attack with a career-high 15 points and paced a Eastern New Mexico University 3-point barrage as the Greyhounds beat Nova Southeastern 78-67 to gain a split in the West Texas A&M Thanksgiving Classic. Saiz did all his scoring from distance, converting 5-of-8 from […]

Cats out to foil prognosticators

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor kwilson@cnjonline.com The first season as head coach for Scott Robinson could be chalked up as a frustrating experience, with a young team that often failed to close games and finished with a 5-22 mark. A Clovis football season packed with injuries largely to the basketball roster wasn’t much of a […]

Lady Cats look to rebuild

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Since Jeff Reed took over the program prior to the 2008-09 season, the Clovis High girls basketball team has enjoyed quite a run of success. Reed, a 1992 CHS graduate, has led the Lady Wildcats to a then-Class 5A state championship in 2013, three state semifinals appearances and three […]