Tuesday area prep baseball linescore — April 26

District 4-3A Texico 14, Dexter 11 Texico    500  450  0 —14    12    5 Dexter    500  012  3 —11    12    4 Rafael Maldonado, Dalton Thatcher (7) and Brock Thompson; David Miramontes, Dominic Lomeli (3) and Jarren Amaro. W — Maldonado. L — Miramontes. Top hitters — Texico: Maldonado 2-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, 3 runs; Thatcher 3-4, […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Filippini wins steer wrestling

Staff report STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Senior Hank Filippini took first place in steer wrestling to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s men to an eighth-place team finish with 140 points in the Tarleton State rodeo over the weekend. Filippini earned 50 points in the event, scoring 5.3 in the fi rst round and 5.8 in the […]

Clovis boys finish second at Hobbs

CNJ STAFF The Clovis High boys golf team, in the start of a busy stretch, finished second at the Brandon Branch Invite at Hobbs. The host Eagles won both the boys and girls events, taking the boys by 314 — 22 shots better than Clovis’ 336, and edged Artesia by a single stroke in girls competition […]

Clovis school board tables decision on supporting lawsuit

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonine.com Citing a desire to have full board input, the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education on Tuesday tabled a decision to support a lawsuit filed against the New Mexico Public Education Department and the State Legislature. Yazzie v. State of New Mexic, brought by the New Mexico Center on […]

In tribute: Church founder led by example

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com W. Charles Green wasn’t a boisterous man by any means. But friends and family members said the example he led spoke volumes. “He always had a prayer for everyone,” son Wendell Green said. “He told me when you see ladies, always tip your hat. Wear certain clothing, talk a […]

Clovis Senior Citizen Resident Center closing

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Just when they thought they were settled down to live out their retirement years, residents at the Clovis Senior Citizen Resident Center are looking for new homes. The nonprofit Christian-based community is shutting down on June 1, more than six decades after it opened. “We have sold the property […]

Cannon Appreciation Day slated for Saturday

Staff report Saturday will see the return of Cannon Appreciation Day in Portales. According to Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karl Terry, the event is a day in which military personnel from Cannon Air Force Base can “relax with their friends and get to know Portales better,” and community members can “let them […]

Diversity key to country’s energy security

Energy can be a strategic weapon, not just a commodity, and oil production has become a key lever in a price war between the U.S. and foreign oil producers that are targeting the U.S. oil industry. American producers are up against tough and unfair competition from massive government-owned companies that recently declined to curtail production […]

McDonald: Election outcome is on young voters

The older you get, the more you appreciate history, because you’ve lived through so much of it. And in this year, history is being written in dynamic and unpredictable ways. So don’t blink or you might miss it. Here in New Mexico, the tumult isn’t so obvious. We mostly live in small villages, towns and […]

Police blotter — April 27

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Monday • 12:25 a.m.: Driving under the influence, 21st and Norris streets. • 3:08 a.m.: Burglary, aggravated. • 7:03 a.m.: Fail to yield at private drive, 4700 block of Mabry Drive. • 7:18 a.m.: Possession of […]

Events calendar — April 27

Today Lone Star Enchantment Alliance Expo — 9 a.m. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-935-5000 Thursday Matt 25 Hope Center banquet — 9 a.m. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-763-4400 Ribbon cutting — 8 a.m. Olive and June Boutique, 3608 N. Prince St., Suite B., Clovis. Friday Dance and […]

Meetings calendar — April 27

Thursday Melrose City Council — 4:30 p.m. City Clerk Office, 105 E. Avenue B., Melrose.. Information: 575-253-4274 High Plains Patriots — 7 p.m. Master Center, conference room, 810 E. 21st St., Clovis. Information: 575-749-2955 Friday “How to Survive QuickBooks” seminar — 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Clovis Community College, room 610, 417 Schepps Blvd. Clovis. Information: […]

Pages past — April 27

On this date … 1976: Authorities were investigating a series of attacks against ducks at Hillcrest Park Lake in Clovis. Dr. Jack Murphy, a veterinarian, was treating a duck that had been stoned and suffered cuts on its back. Murphy said two ducks were killed in the violence, including one that had its neck wrung. […]

No structures damaged, no injuries in Saturday fire

Staff report Clovis firefighters needed about 45 minutes to knock down a trash fire at Ross Street and Curry Avenue on Saturday night. Clovis Fire Department Battalion Chief Joel Gershon said the fire near the grain elevators close to downtown  was reported about 7:45 p.m. While the cause of the fire was not determined, Gershon […]

Lone Star Enchantment Alliance hopes to blur state border

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com The border dividing New Mexico and Texas will be virtually blurred today and Wednesday — at least that’s what the Lone Star Enchantment Alliance hopes to accomplish during its two-day expo. “We have these amazing industries and sectors in one state or the other, but we really don’t link […]

School board to discuss education lawsuit

Staff report The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will discuss whether it wishes to support a lawsuit filed against the Public Education Department and the State Legislature. The board is scheduled to discuss Yazzie v. State of New Mexico, brought by the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, during its 5:30 p.m.  meeting […]

Police blotter — April 26

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 1:38 a.m.: Concealing identity, First and Oak streets. • 6:07 a.m.: Shoplifting, 700 block of East First Street. • 6:55 a.m.: Driving on suspended/revocation, Seventh and Axtell streets. • 7:30 a.m.: Death, unattended. • […]

Meetings calendar — April 26

Today Clovis Yarn Lovers — 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Master’s Center, Java Loft, 810 E. 21st St., Clovis. Information: clovisyarnlovers@gmail.com Clovis Municipal School Board Meeting — 5:30 p.m. Clovis Municipal School District, board room, 1009 Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-4300 Texico City Council — 6:30 p.m. City Hall, 219 Griffin St., Texico. Information: 575-482-3314 […]

Events calendar — April 26

Today Lone Star Enchantment Alliance Expo — 9 a.m. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-935-5000 Page Turners’ Book Club — 7 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, board room, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9687 Wednesday Lone Star Enchantment Alliance Expo — 9 a.m. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-935-5000 […]

Pages past — April 26

On this date … 1961: Clovis was hosting a three-day convention of the New Mexico Congress of Parents and Teachers. About 500 delegates were expected for the gathering, which included “how-to” workshops. The theme was “Education: Key to the future.” The convention kicked off at the Drifting Dunes Cafe before moving to Rock Staubus Gymnasium […]