College basketball capsule — Jan. 1

Men ENMU (4-5) at SD School of Mines (4-9), 5 p.m. today ENMU vs. Johnson & Wales (Colo.) (3-12), 3 p.m. Thursday • Where: Rapid City, S.D. • Radio: none. • Last time out: ENMU lost at Azusa Pacific 75-69 on Dec. 18. The Hardrockers’ last outing was on Dec. 21 in an 84-76 setback […]

Residents share traditions for new year

By Emily Crowe CNJ staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com From eating black-eyed peas to wearing red underwear, people around the world have unique traditions when it comes to ringing in the new year. Foods such as lentils, cabbage, pork and pickled herring are thought throughout the world to bring good luck and prosperity when eaten on New […]

Year in review: BHSI scandal leaves impact

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The failed BHSI plant was supposed to create more than 300 new jobs for the area.

By Robin Fornoff CMI Projects editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Two years and more than $2 million later, Clovis is still counting the losses from its decision to fund a startup business that never got started. The failed Beauty Health and Science Innovations (BHSI) cosmetics plant and the ensuing scandal was easily the story of 2013, as selected […]

What’s happening — Jan. 1

Wednesday Kenny Zamora Team Roping Event — 9:30 a.m. (roping begins), Curry County Events Center. Information: 935-7000. Thursday City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, North Annex. Information: 769-7828. Pre-K Story Hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Friday No Refund Concert — 7 p.m., Tickets $6, Clovis Civic Center. Information: 935-5000. World […]

Police blotter — Jan. 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday • 12:25 a.m.: Disturbing the peace, 1000 block of Cameo Street. • 3:22 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 1000 block of Laura Lane. • 5:28 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, Purdue Avenue and Franklin Drive. • 8:56 a.m.: Situation check, 500 block of North Davis Street. […]

City has plan for Christmas trees

CNJ staff The holiday season is coming to a close, and Clovis residents looking to dispose of live Christmas trees are being asked to use the city’s landfill to do so. “You can bring it to the city of Clovis landfill and we’ll put it in our brush pile,” said Public Works Director Clint Bunch […]

Hounds looking to shore up defense

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — When you ask Eastern New Mexico University’s men basketball coach Andrew Helton what needs to improve for the Greyhounds to be successful when the season resumes this week following a two-week holiday hiatus, he has a quick response. “We’ve lost five games by (21) points,” he […]

Hospital offering health act help

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By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com Local residents having trouble signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act and expanded Medicaid can now turn to Plains Regional Medical Center for assistance. PRMC has two state-certified application counselors who can help people navigate the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, as well as three staff […]

Year in review: Three standoffs end without bloodshed

CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks Albert Ramirez with his attorney Jesse Cosby moments before District Judge Teddy Hartley announced a jury had found Ramirez guilty of the 2007 first-degree murder of 39-year-old Eladio Robledo.

By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com Two men called cold-blooded killers were sent packing to prison. District Court got a new judge. And Clovis police successfully ended three standoffs with gunmen without any bloodshed. It was a busy year, 2013, for local courts and police. There were two homicides in Clovis. Another shooting death […]

What’s happening — Dec. 31

Wednesday Kenny Zamora Team Roping Event — 9:30 a.m. (roping begins), Curry County Events Center. Information: 935-7000. Thursday City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, North Annex. Information: 769-7828. Friday No Refund Concert — 7 p.m., Tickets $6, Clovis Civic Center. Information: 935-5000. World Series of Team Roping Qualifier — 4:30 p.m., Curry County […]

Police blotter — Dec. 31

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday • 2:32 a.m.: Animal complaint, 2000 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard • 8:18 a.m.: Burglary, 300 block of West Seventh Street • 10:50 a.m.: Theft, 700 block of East Grand Avenue • 11:29 a.m.: Theft, 2000 block of West Seventh […]

Sandia edges Cats in OT

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By Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com There were two noticeable differences between the first time Clovis and Sandia played on Dec. 13 and when they played Saturday night. The Wildcats were quicker with guard Kamal Cass in their lineup, and the Matadors had less size inside with Tim Brennan injured. But just as before, […]

Lady Cats roll again in title tilt

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By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com You might have thought Clovis High’s girls would have a tough time topping themselves after two totally dominant performances on Friday in the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gym. Instead, the Lady Wildcats probably saved their best for last, running fellow defending state champion (Class 3A) Lovington […]

Saturday area prep summaries — Dec. 28

Wildcat Classic At Littlefield Boys Third place Smyer 61, Farwell 55 Smyer (12-4) — Brennen Fowler 28, Luke Vedder 13, Nicholas Lucero 11, T.J. Escobedo 7, James Albus 2. Totals 25 9-13 61. Farwell (10-4) — Jace Perkins 20, Chase Mitchell 15, Angel Graxiola 11, Austin Mason 5, Ruben Gonzales 4. Totals 18 15-19 55. […]

Ten more things to fail at in 2014

In 2013 I only kept one of my 10 New Year’s resolutions — to stop being civil and dive head-first into mud-wrestling with truculent (quick to argue or fight) people. Not only was it a great stress-reliever, but it did wonders for my complexion. With a .100 batting average, I hesitate to step up to […]

What’s happening — Dec. 29

Wednesday Kenny Zamora Team Roping Event — 9:30 a.m. (roping begins), Curry County Events Center. Information: 935-7000. Thursday City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, North Annex. Information: 769-7828. Friday No Refund Concert — 7 p.m., Clovis Civic Center. Information: 935-5000. Zamora WSTR Qualifier — 4:30 p.m., Curry County Events Center. Information: 935-7000. Saturday […]

Police blotter — Dec. 29

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday • 12:22 a.m.: Smoke investigation, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevlard and Purdue Street. • 12:52 a.m.: Vehicle theft in progress, 3000 block of Cesar Chavez Drive. • 1:07 a.m.: Prowlers in progress, 500 block of Corrales Road. • 1:45 a.m.: Battery in progress, […]

Sheriff, jail issues dominate year

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By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com New faces, another failed jail bond issue, a controversial contract with the sheriff and a new take on same-sex marriage were some of the issues dominating 2013 in Curry County. Here is a brief look at five issues for the year: A new face and an old new […]

Republicans to seek marriage amendment

Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com Several local Republican lawmakers plan to support a proposed constitutional amendment that could render marriage between gay and lesbian couples illegal. State Sen. Bill Sharer, R-Farmington, plans to introduce a statewide constitutional amendment at the upcoming January legislative session that would define marriage as between a man and a […]

Clovis girls breeze into title game

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Clovis junior Nichelle Hyman battles a Sandia player for a offensive rebound in the first half of Friday night’s game at Rock Staubus Gym.

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Even Clovis High girls coach Jeff Reed is ready for a bit of a challenge. The Lady Wildcats certainly didn’t get that in two games on Friday in the Plateau Holiday Classic at The Rock, blowing out Amarillo Caprock 67-22 before overwhelming Sandia 63-9 and holding the Matadors to just one […]