Tigers jump on Cats early, win 7-3

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Frenship baseball coach Chad Reynolds remembered Clovis High played the Tigers tough in a 5-4 loss last year at Wolfforth, Texas, so he expected more of the same in Thursday’s rematch at Bell Park. It might have happened, too, except the Tigers took advantage of three Wildcats errors for […]

Lady Cats post split at Moriarty

Staff report MORIARTY —Clovis High’s softball team hit its way past Moriarty in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader. In the second game, the Lady Wildcats simply couldn’t get the big hit. Senior Mariah Chavez hit a leadoff home run to start a game-breaking four-run sixth in Clovis’ 13-7 first game win, but the Lady […]

Thursday area prep baseball linescores — March 31

Lion Baseball Classic At Santa Rosa Quarterfinals Dexter 6, Melrose 0 Melrose    000  000  0 — 0    4    2 Dexter    000  501  x — 6    7    1 Wyatt Williams, Chris Fisher (6) and Braden Hemminger; Dominic Lomeli and Izak Aguilar. W — Lomeli. L — Williams. Top hitters — Dexter: Sergio Ramirez 1-3, 2-run 2B, […]

Texico rallies to stun Portales

By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com TEXICO — Six and a half innings in, every bounce seemed to go the way of the Portales Rams. Then the 8-9 hitters got on for Texico, and suddenly the bounces went the other way. The final bounce came at 7:10 p.m. at Wolverine Field, as sophomore Nathan Phipps’ […]

Judges should explain recusal from Griego case

It’s curious that seven district court judges would take a pass on hearing the criminal case against a former northern New Mexico state senator — and all but one did so without stating a reason for bailing. Judges in the Santa Fe-based 1st Judicial District who recused themselves from former Democratic state Sen. Phil Griego’s […]

McManigal: Liberty much like buffet choices

Buffets are nice. You get to choose what you like from all the glorious possibilities offered, picking and choosing your favorites. If you see something you find disgusting, skip it and move on to the next item. No single buffet can possibly offer everything, but no one can tell the buffets what to offer. Consider […]

Render: Automation already taking over

I graduated from high school when I was 17 years old and started work at the then-minimum wage of $1.25 an hour. The furnished room I rented cost $8 a week and the bathroom was down the hall. In the 21st century, where all things can be fixed by government fiat, California has moved to […]

Keep an eye out on the pranking-est day

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com Be careful for strange occurrences in the home or office, or if you see a shocking news report. It’s not just any other Friday. We’re one-quarter done with 2016, and the second quarter starts with April 1, also known as April Fools’ Day. The pranking day has been popular […]

Ranchvale supporters cap letter writing campaign

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com Supporters in favor of keeping Ranchvale Elementary School open recently capped a letter writing campaign imploring state officials to render a decision that would keep the venue in the Clovis Municipal Schools fold. During February’s regular meeting,  CMS board members unanimously passed a motion to no longer offer educational […]

ENMU hosts annual career fair

By Rae Arnett Correspondent Eastern New Mexico University’s annual Career Fair on Thursday afternoon had around 75 students attend within the first two hours, according to ENMU’s Career Counselor Jacquelyn Campbell. “We are trying to turn student success into career success,” said Campbell. The career fair was held in the Campus Union Building Ballroom from […]

Police chase crash being probed

Staff report Portales police confirmed Thursday that a Lubbock man remains in intensive care after a vehicle accident which resulted from a Portales police chase. Jerry Nale, 18, the driver of the vehicle, was air lifted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock Tuesday along with a 16-year-old female, who […]

Man killed in motorcycle-car crash

Staff report A Clovis man was killed Thursday afternoon in a motorcycle-car crash, according to a release form the Clovis Police Department. Patrick Smith, 20, died from injuries suffered in the crash on the 1100 block of West Sandia Street. According to the release: • Police were dispatched at 12:38 p.m. for a crash involving […]

Opinion: The best cows are good mamas

By Audra Brown Local columnist On the animal intelligence spectrum, cattle fall somewhere above deer and somewhere below horses. Within this range of intelligence, the individual cow can vary from dumb enough to get stuck in a fence to smart enough to always be going the wrong direction when it’s time to gather the herd. […]

Faith: Church transforming container into ‘health hut’

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Trinity United Methodist Church in Clovis is impacting the world right from its parking lot. Looking at the exterior of what seems like a green metal box outside the church, one might never guess that this large shipping container will eventually benefit the lives of hundreds of thousands of […]

Opinion: Keep your mind on the message

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist Thought for this week: We should be modeling Jesus’ message. I learned this principle early on when I was just a child. Once I got in trouble for talking during the Sunday morning service. My Daddy was the preacher and I was sitting in the balcony of the old church […]

Opinion: My faith is in a risen Lord

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist Easter, like Christmas, is not just a day; it is a season. A day is probably enough if you’re just talking about bunnies and eggs. But I like them, too — particularly the chocolate ones — and I hope your bunch enjoyed an Easter egg hunt. We had a good […]

Lecture to focus on missionary work in Peru

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the 17th annual Cynthia Irwin-Williams lectureship tonight, which will focus on the results of missionary work in Peru. The lectureship, entitled “On Unintended Consequences: The Surprising Impact of Missionary Work Among the Awajún of Eastern Peru,” is sponsored by the ENMU Department of […]

Facebook seminar offered

Staff report The Small Business Development Center of Clovis Community College is hosting a seminar Tuesday at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. The seminar, “How to Turn Facebook Likes into Customers,” will feature Eric Spellmann, president of Spellmann & Associates and nationally recognized technology conference speaker. Spellmann will discuss tips for growing businesses through […]

Pages past — April 1

On this date … 1976: Christmas lights were hung on Clovis’ Main Street, and it wasn’t an April Fool’s Day joke. The Christmas Lighting Committee of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce decided to give the city a preview of some of its newly arrived decorations. The committee also took the opportunity to remind residents they […]

Police blotter — April 1

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 7:28 a.m.: Larceny over $500, 2500 block of Mabry Drive. • 7:53 a.m.: Criminal damage, 2400 block Putman Drive. • 8:26 a.m.: Motor vehicle theft-auto, 2100 block of West Grand Avenue. • 8:44 a.m.: […]