Area prep volleyball — Oct. 31

SUMMARY Monday District 4-1A tournament Quarterfinals Grady 3, San Jon 0 San Jon    6    11    8 Grady    25    25    25 Grady individual statistics Kills — Yara Sotelo 12, Sage Starbuck 5. Blocks — Sotelo 2, Leah Starbuck 1. Digs — L. Starbuck 4, S. Starbuck 2, three tied with 1. Aces — S. Strbuck 6, […]

Clovis man to serve 15 years for sex assault

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com A Clovis man accused of sexually assaulting a foster child will serve 15 years in prison, following a plea agreement reached Monday in district court. Richard Glascoe appeared before Judge Drew Tatum and entered a no-contest plea to one count of second-degree criminal sexual contact of a minor. That […]

CHS band tops Zia Marching Fiesta for fifth consecutive year

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com The musical dynasty continues. Clovis High School’s marching band continued mastery of the Zia Marching Fiesta on Saturday, winning its fifth consecutive crown on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque. Band Director Bill Allred’s unit battled 33 squads to earn plaudits as New Mexico Grand Champion and […]

Hounds face rematch with WT in Heartland men’s soccer tourney

Staff report WACO, Texas — The men’s bracket for the 2016 Heartland Conference men’s soccer championship is set after a wild final day of the regular season on Saturday. Six teams have advanced to the event, including Eastern New Mexico, which upset third-seeded West Texas A&M to earn the final spot in the field. The […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Javelinas top Hounds with late TDs

Staff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville let a 15-point, fourth-quarter lead get away, then scored twice in the final four minutes to hand Eastern New Mexico University a 41-28 Lone Star Conference football loss on Saturday night. Freshman quarterback Wyatt Strand threw scoring passes of 68 and 37 yards to senior wide receiver Larry […]

Business feature: Official says Tres Amigas ‘alive and well’

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com October marked seven years since the Tres Amigas company first announced its plan to create an electrical superstation connecting three U.S. power grids, with Clovis at the center. That superstation still has a ways to go, but is “alive and well,” according to Tres Amigas Chief Financial Officer Russell […]

Police blotter — Nov. 1

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 1:35 a.m.: Disorderly conduct, 100 block of Hinkle Street. • 3:07 a.m.: Driving under the influence, 200 block of Main Street. • 10:36 a.m.: Shoplifting up to $500, 11th and Mitchell streets. • 10:42 […]

Events calendar — Nov. 1

Today The American Scandinavian Foundation — 7 p.m. Eastern New Mexico University, Buchanan Hall, 1500 S Avenue K., Portales. Information: 575-562-2377 Wednesday Tackling Debt with Coach Greg Pare — 5:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m. The Master’s Center, 810 E. 21st St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-2841 Starting Your Career in the Financial Services Industry — 2 p.m. ENMU, 1500 […]

Meetings calendar — Nov. 1

Today Board of County Commissioners — 9 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, north annex, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 Portales city meeting — 6:30 p.m. Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 Water Policy Advisory Board meeting — 8:30 a.m. Eastern Plains Council of Government, 418 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 […]

Pages past — Nov. 1

On this date … 1971: Clovis police had received reports of “spiked” Halloween candy from three different families, but no children had been injured. The Alford family, who lived in the 600 block of Edwards Street, reported finding a Snicker’s bar with a straight pin inside. The Akens family, in the 200 block of Torreon, […]

SPORTS COLUMN: In most cases, at least, there’s no ‘I’ in team

By David Norton Sports editor dnorton@pntonline.com There is a saying which everyone, involved in athletics or not, has heard — there is no “I” in team. But is it true? The saying covers most sports, but for this column I am just writing about the big three — football, basketball and baseball. While these sports […]

Cavegirls oust Lady Cats 2-0

By Matt Hollinshead Carlsbad Current-Argus CARLSBAD — Despite being shorthanded up front, the Carlsbad girls soccer team pushed the ball and kept pressuring Clovis’ back line in Saturday’s first-round Class 6A state match. The seventh-seeded Cavegirls capitalized on that approach, attacking the box with a pair of goals to take down the 10th-seeded Lady Wildcats […]

Saturday area prep volleyball summaries — Oct. 29

District 5-3A Texico 3, Tucumcari 0 Tucumcari    6    8    9 Texico    25    25    25 Texici individual statistics Kills — Jasmine Gannon 18, Mel Davalos 8, Maryelle Dickerman 4. Blocks — Davalos 2, Gannon 2, Baylee Sours 1, Jaden Stephens 1. Digs — Gannon 10, Micah Pinnell 9. Aces — Kaylee Miller 3. Assists — Miller […]

CHS ROUNDUP: Clovis rolls past Sandia, set for showdown with La Cueva

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis High football team handed in a resounding 54-13 win over Sandia High Saturday afternoon in District 2-6A play, taking control of the game early and never letting up. The Wildcats (6-3, 3-1 district) controlled the entire game on both sides of the ball, led by Micah Gray with 269 […]

Sloan: One discovery leads to another

My book-of-the-month summary for October is James Burke’s “The Pinball Effect (How Renaissance Water Gardens Made the Carburetor Possible)” (Back Bay Books, 1996, 310 pages). The book connects the historical dots between how discoveries in one area lead to unrelated discoveries and inventions years later–often in another part of the world — resulting in modern […]

Wilson: Not your sign? Then leave it alone

On a Sunday drive I saw a familiar campaign sign with an unfamiliar accent of paint. It had a presidential candidate’s name, and right above was spray-painted a four-letter word suggesting disapproval with said candidate. You’ve probably guessed the sign in question was for Donald Trump, but it wasn’t a hard guess. We live in […]

Negativity may surround, but civility remains

The presidential election has been a major stressor this year. The thing is, if you get away from the television screen — and away from many of our political leaders — you’re quickly reminded of the fundamental goodness of Americans. While the election and the rest of the news blare near-constant negativity at us, it’s […]

Hounds edge WT, qualify for Heartland playoffs

Staff report PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team earned a hard-fought 2-1 win over West Texas A&M on Saturday afternoon, earning themselves a spot in the Heartland Conference playoffs. The win, paired with Lubbock Christian’s 3-1 win over Texas-Permian, gave the Greyhounds (7-7-4, 5-6-3 Heartland) a berth in the tournament. ENMU […]

County to address information request

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com An information request from a Curry County commissioner to the county manager is expected to be addressed during Tuesday’s regular meeting. In an email from Commission Vice-Chair Chet Spear to County Manager Lance Pyle dated Oct. 11, Spear seeks copies of varied forms of communication dating back five months. […]

Q&A: Gary Johnson talks candidacy, presidential race

Gary Johnson, a two-term New Mexico governor, is running for the second time as the Libertarian Party’s nominee for the White House. Johnson, elected to Santa Fe in 1994 and 1998, was polling at 6 percent in an Associated Press/GFK poll conducted Oct. 20-24. Any party that finishes with at least 5 percent of the […]