Commentary: For Your Health: Save your vision month

The month of March is recognized as "Save Your Vision Month" by the American Optometric Association. Please take this opportunity as a reminder to obtain a routine eye examination every two years if you are between the ages of 18 and 50. U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom The month of March […]

Area district tournaments

(Seeds in parentheses) BOYS District 4-5A Thursday (3) Carlsbad at (2) Hobbs, 7 p.m. Saturday Championship at (1) Clovis, 8 p.m. District 4-3A Tuesday Seeding playoff at Roswell Portales 57, Lovington 48 Thursday (3) Ruidoso at (2) Lovington, 7 p.m. Saturday Championship at (1) Portales, 7 p.m. District 4-2A Tuesday (4) Clayton 46, (3) Tucumcari […]

Lady Cats earn top seed in 4-5A meet

ROSWELL — Clovis High's girls didn't waste any time taking control of Tuesday's District 4-5A seeding tiebreaker. The Lady Wildcats scored the game's first 10 points, led by as many as 14, and weathered Hobbs comeback attempts down the stretch for a 52-40 victory at Roswell High. Hobbs (22-5) will now host third-seeded Carlsbad on […]

ENMU baseball team ranked ninth in region

Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team is ranked ninth this week in the NCAA Division II South Central Region poll. The Greyhounds (11-2) are one of five Lone Star Conference teams in the top 10, joined by Incarnate Word (9-1) at No. 2, Angelo State (10-5) at No. 4, Texas A&M-Kingsville (11-3) at No. 5 […]

ENMU basketball capsules – Feb. 27

MEN ENMU (11-13, 8-8 Lone Star Conference at Tarleton State (16-8, 9-7) • When: 7 p.m. (MST) today at Stephenville, Texas • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 • Last time out: Both played on Saturday. The Greyhounds beat Incarnate Word 86-70 at home, while the Texans upended league champion Midwestern State 75-60 in Stephenville. • Last meeting: […]

Superintendent unlikely to change graduation date

Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Terry Myers said he's unlikely to budge about not changing the date of the Clovis High School graduation despite a conflict with state's spring athletic championships. "I'm not going to change something that affects a large number of people to all of a sudden benefit a few," Myers said at Tuesday's […]

K-Bob’s plan: Well done by May

Business partners Ed Tinsley and Sid Strebeck were all smiles Tuesday as they walked through the partially completed K-Bob's Steakhouse building, envisioning about what the finished product will look like. Construction of the restaurant, which was scheduled to reopen as early as October and now tentatively set for May, has had numerous setbacks. CNJ staff […]

Police Blotter: Feb. 27, 2013

Here is a sampling of, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 4:35 a.m.: Caller requested public assistance, 400 block of North Lea Street. 4:45 a.m.: Caller requested public assistance, Prince Street and Wilhite Road. 7:38 a.m.: Caller reported a dispute, 1100 block of Edwards Street. 8:22 a.m.: Caller reported trespassing, 1000 block of Mitchell Street. […]

USDA February Ag Report

Snippets from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's monthly ag report for February. Number of farms, and land in farms UNITED STATES: The number of farms in the United States in 2012 is estimated at 2.2 million, down 11,630 farms from 2011. Total land in farms, at 914 million acres, decreased 3 million acres from 2011. […]

Blizzard takes life of Clovis farmer

Even though he was 81 years old, it came as no surprise to family members that when Monday's blizzard hit, Elbert Mitchell grabbed a shovel and headed out to clear the driveway. Concerned for his safety, Beulah Mitchell asked him to come inside, but she said he told her he was almost through. Elbert Mitchell […]

Local burger choice worth sharing

It was a dark and stormy night … followed by a bright and stormy day, with a blizzard that summoned Alice Cooper and belted out, "Schools … out … for … Monday." I was set to go into the office, where hot chocolate and coffee were already available, but I needed more. The restaurant had […]

Our viewpoint: Washington needs more solutions, less bickering

An age-old political game is taking the United States to the brink of fiscal calamity once again. This time, with "sequestration" set to take effect Friday, the objective once more appears not to be to find a political solution, but only to lay blame at the feet of the other side. Here's an idea for […]

Curry County no leader on water usage

What Clovis is doing to Logan and Ute Lake, not to mention Quay County, is a crime. It has decided the water we all enjoy belongs to others and is out to get it, no matter the cost to Logan. Curry County let all the dairies come in. How many gallons of water does each […]

Where does the white goes when the snow melts?

Ah, we're snowed in today, and I love it! I am a snow man, no doubt about it. Not the abominable kind, I hope. Just the very ordinary kind. ("Snow person" might have been clearer, but that would be dangerously close to the politically correct ravaging and neutering of the English language evidenced by such […]

Roads in Texas Panhandle reopen following storm

AMARILLO — Some roadways in the Texas Panhandle are reopening Tuesday as sunny conditions begin to thaw ice and snow-packed surfaces slickened by a massive blizzard that blanketed the region. Interstate 27 has reopened between snow-hammered Amarillo and Lubbock, about 120 miles to the south. Units with the Texas National Guard have worked to clear […]

CHS girls basketball capsule – Feb. 26

Clovis (24-2) vs. Hobbs (22-4) 7 p.m. today at Roswell High in a playoff for the top seed in this week's District 4-5A tournament Radio: KCLV-FM 99.1 Last time out: The Lady Eagles snapped an 18-game winning streak for CHS, posting a 53-43 victory at Hobbs on Friday night. Of note: Clovis remained No. 1 […]

Since we’ve no place to go …

While Monday's blizzard brought most of the area to a crawl, there were a few adventurous souls willing to brave the winter weather. We caught up with a few of them: Rick Thomas sat in his wheelchair eating a ham sandwhich in the parking lot of the Foxy Drive-in. The drive in was closed, but […]

Post Office: Mail delays possible

The U.S. Postal Service said in a release Monday that all offices in the area should be open throughout the blizzard, but inclement weather could delay deliveries. Customers are asked to clear their mailbox area of snow, sleet, slush, ice and debris. Letter carriers are instructed to not deliver to mailboxes and locations that are […]

Tuesday’s school closures/delays

Here is a list of today's school delays and closings for Curry and Roosevelt counties as well as West Texas: Clovis Schools is on a two-hour delay for students; A.M. preschool is canceled. Muleshoe is delaying the start of school two hours. Clovis Christian is on a two-hour delay. Farwell will start school at 10 […]

ENMU men fourth in LSC indoor track meet

LUBBOCK — Isaiah Samoei carried the Eastern New Mexico University men's track team to fourth place out of six teams in the Lone Star Conference indoor meet on Saturday and Sunday at Texas Tech University. Samoei accounted for half of ENMU's 52 team points, winning the 3,000-meter run in 8 minutes, 37.05 seconds and the […]