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Clovis Farmers Market opens for season

The first day of the Clovis Farmers Market in 2012 had just what organizers had hoped for: A new location off a busy street that attracted customers who just happened to be driving by and noticed the...

 

Officials put fireworks ban in place

When it comes to the Fourth of July, things that go bang and provide sharp flashes of light are the norm. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Another dry summer has firework sellers and purchasers dealing... Full story

 

Fireworks organizers seeking donations

Certainly, organizers of Clovis' annual 4th of July fireworks display don't really favor one contributor over another. After all, as it says in a recent press release from the Clovis Chamber of... Full story

 

No rest for Custom participants

It all depends upon your perspective, when it comes to the 24-7 schedule of the Custom Classic softball tournament in Clovis, and Steve Watkins of Juice liked his team's angle late Saturday morning....

 

No rest for Custom participants

It all depends upon your perspective, when it comes to the 24-7 schedule of the Custom Classic softball tournament in Clovis, and Steve Watkins of Juice liked his team's angle late Saturday morning....

 

29th Custom Classic softball tournament draws 120 teams

It all depends upon your perspective, when it comes to the 24-7 schedule of the Custom Classic softball tournament in Clovis, and Steve Watkins of Juice liked his team's angle late Saturday morning. JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent The Coronitas...

 

Skills matter, as does a good horse

Good lineage is a plus in the world of rodeo and 17-year-old NaLynn Cline of Bernalillo has that. Her family tree for instance includes cousin Taos Muncy, world saddle bronc riding champ from the Prof...

 

Skills matter, as does a good horse

Good lineage is a plus in the world of rodeo and 17-year-old NaLynn Cline of Bernalillo has that. Her family tree for instance includes cousin Taos Muncy, world saddle bronc riding champ from the Prof...

 

Rodeoers set for state

In many sports events, preliminaries lead toward something often called the "finals." This weekend though, the whole thing is called the finals when New Mexico's best high school cowboys and cowgirls... Full story

 

Rodeoers set for state

In many sports events, preliminaries lead toward something often called the "finals." This weekend though, the whole thing is called the finals when New Mexico's best high school cowboys and cowgirls...

 

Buffs, Broncos meet in semifinals

A couple of reasons exist for Floyd not wanting to see Melrose in the Class 1A baseball state semifinals today at Manzano High School in Albuquerque. "Well, you kind of like to stay away from your...

 

Buffs, Broncos meet in semifinals

A couple of reasons exist for Floyd not wanting to see Melrose in the Class 1A baseball state semifinals today at Manzano High School in Albuquerque. "Well, you kind of like to stay away from your...

 

Scoping the competition

When it comes to a 16-team playoff in New Mexico, some of the higher seeds aren't often familiar with the lower ones they'll have to play in the first round. Joshua Lucero: Portales News-Tribune correspondent Portales second baseman Brandon Lovato...

 

Roping contest draws old hands, new blood alike

Golf might be the more common recreational activity for those getting a little older, but don't count out calf roping just yet. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Calf roper Wayne Dabbs ropes his calf Sat...

 

Lady Cats drop pair to Hobbs

Compared to the rest of the doubleheader, in the top of the second inning of the second game, things were going pretty well for the Clovis High Lady Wildcats. No runs had scored, although two Hobbs Ea...

 

Clovis hosts state Golden Gloves event

For the 24th time, Clovis will play host to the New Mexico Golden Gloves boxing championships as the three-day event begins with bouts tonight at Roy Walker Community Center. Those who end up victorious in the various weight classes on Sunday not...

 

Clovis hosts state Golden Gloves event

For the 24th time, Clovis will play host to the New Mexico Golden Gloves boxing championships as the three-day event begins with bouts tonight at Roy Walker Community Center. Those who end up victorious in the various weight classes on Sunday not...

 

Tenacity main attribute for Zias' undersized Johnson

Joshua Lucero: CMI correspondent At 5-foot-7, ENMU’s Tara Johnson is often asked to guard much larger interior players, but Zias coach Lindsey Wilson said the Portales native has done the job with tenacity. PORTALES — Tara Johnson has...

 

Tenacity main attribute for Zias' undersized Johnson

At 5-foot-7, ENMU's Tara Johnson is often asked to guard much larger interior players, but Zias coach Lindsey Wilson said the Portales native has done the job with tenacity. PORTALES — Tara Johnson has always been tenacious. Certainly, her... Full story

 

Johnson makes mark for Zias

Tara Johnson, at 5-foot-7, is often tasked to guard much larger interior players, but Zia basketball coach Lindsey Wilson said the Portales native has done the job with tenacity. Johnson has started in 21 games for Eastern this season. Tara Johnson...

 

Johnson makes mark for Zias

Eric Butler: CMI correspondent Tara Johnson has always been tenacious. Certainly, her tenacity combined with raw talent led to her playing for Portales High’s girls basketball and volleyball varsity teams while she was anywhere from two to four...

 

Wilkinson providing big boost for Hounds

ENMU senior Curtis Wilkinson shoots against Texas A&M Kingsville's Marcus Ford during a Lone Star Conference game against Texas A&M-Kingsville on Jan. 26 at Greyhound Arena. Although he has missed six games this season, Wilkinson is averaging more...

 

Wilkinson providing big boost for Hounds

FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU senior Curtis Wilkinson shoots against Texas A&M Kingsville's Marcus Ford during a Lone Star Conference game against Texas A&M-Kingsville on Jan. 26 at Greyhound Arena. Although he has missed six games this...

 

Melrose’s Barnard reprises QB role

New Mexico Highlands University: Courtesy photo Former Melrose High standout Clint Barnard, pressed into quarterback duty at New Mexico Highlands this season, is shown carrying the ball for a gain during the Cowboys’ Rocky Mountain Athletic... Full story

 

Melrose’s Barnard reprises QB role

Even though he was from a small high school, given that he was big and athletic, it wasn’t a major shock to see Melrose’s Clint Barnard see action at linebacker at New Mexico Highlands during his redshirt freshman season this fall with the... Full story

 

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