Honors — Sept. 29

Sours Glenda Sours of Melrose was recently selected to receive the honorary American FFA teacher degree. The honorary American FFA degree is an opportunity to recognize those who have gone beyond valuable daily contributions to make an extraordinary long-term difference in the lives of students, inspiring confidence in a new generation of agriculturists. Recipients in […]

School menus — Sept. 29

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Beefy mac, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, seasonal fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch— Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, mii carrots and ranch, chilled fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast —Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Bean and cheese burrito and salsa Spanish rice, […]

Escaped inmates used similar method to June escapees


By Christina Calloway and Eric Norwood CMI staff writers Like most people who get surprised by late night visitors, Amanda Bonilla was suspicious why her cousin’s ex-boyfriend and his friend were knocking at her door around 1 a.m. Saturday. Nothing about their appearance or actions suggested Abran Baeza, 22, of Portales, and Noel Webb, 32, […]

ENMU stadium up for vote Tuesday

By Christina Calloway CMI staff writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Full-time Eastern New Mexico University students planning to vote in favor of a proposed $8 million football stadium say it’s about giving something to the community that will go beyond benefiting them. The election will be held online Wednesday to Friday. “It would attract more of an on-campus […]

Weekly update — Sept. 29

County settles with estate of accused killer Curry County and its insurance carrier have agreed to pay $261,166 to the estate of an accused killer who hung himself while at the jail. The settlement with the estate of Aaron Quinones was discovered among documents recently disclosed under a state Inspection of Public Records Act request […]

Group walks to raise hunger awareness


By Emily Crowe CNJ staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon for a walk, though several Clovis residents set out with more than just a casual stroll in mind. The group walked nearly 3 miles to raise awareness about hunger as part of a national event called CROP walk, which stands for Communities […]

CHS ROUNDUP: Lady Cats split bracket-play matches

CNJ staff RIO RANCHO — Coming off a five-set win over Roswell Goddard on Thursday, the Clovis High volleyball team went the distance again on Saturday to get another win. Unfortunately, the Lady Wildcats couldn’t build on that momentum, perhaps because fatigue might have been setting in. The Lady Cats, who left early Friday for […]

A look at upcoming healthcare changes

Enrollment for enhanced Medicaid and the health insurance marketplace under the federal Affordable Care Act starts Oct. 1. New Mexico is participating and has set up a state marketplace, the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, through which qualifying individuals, families and small businesses receive health insurance benefits from a variety of established health insurance providers. […]

What’s happening — Sept. 29

Tuesday Wheatfields Pastor’s Appreciation Lunch — 12:30 p.m., Free to all pastors, 4701 N. Prince St. Information: 762-8700 Curry County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, North Annex. Information: 763-6016 Lodgers Tax Meeting —  5:30 p.m., City Hall, Assembly Room. Information: 769-7828 Wednesday Read with a dog — 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, […]

Road work this week

Area road construction and closure information for this week: Clovis North/South traffic on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard is closed from the main PRMC entrance to approximately 300 feet south of the intersection with 21st Street. Primary access to the hospital during all construction phases of the project will be on 21st Street. The public […]

Police blotter — Sept. 29

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday Caller reported: • 12:20 a.m.: Situation check, 1000 block of East Fifth Street. • 12:30 a.m.: Welfare check, 1000 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. • 1:08 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 100 block East Manana Boulevard. • 1:53 p.m.: Situation check, 400 […]

Three men escaped from the Roosevelt County Jail

Robert Claudio

CMI Staff Report One man accused of a violent crime remained at large  and two others were captured early this morning in the second escape from the Roosevelt County jail in three months. All three men escaped from the Roosevelt County jail late Friday, according to Sheriff Darren Hooker said. Robert Claudio, 31, of Portales, […]

Cats fall at Rio Rancho despite eight TDs for Cass

CMI staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Kamal Cass turns the corner against Rio Rancho defender Brady Patterson in the first quarter of Friday night’s game at Rio Rancho. Cass rushed for 343 yards and seven touchdowns, and added a touchdown reception in the 62-59 overtime defeat.

By Kevin Wilson CMI staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com RIO RANCHO — It was a night of sevens that just didn’t work out for the Clovis Wildcats and Kamal Cass. With a school record seven rushing touchdowns already in hand, the Wildcat senior helped Clovis force overtime in the final minute Friday night at Rio Rancho. But […]

Dexter hands Rams first setback

CMI staff DEXTER — The Dexter Demons dominated early and never let up Friday night. Dexter opened a 21-point lead before Portales High broke through in the second quarter, and the Demons never looked back in a 46-13 rout of the previously unbeaten Rams. Dexter, ranked fourth in Class 2A, improved to 4-1 for the […]

Friday area prep football summaries — Sept. 27

Fort Sumner 21, Tucumcari 6 • Records: Tucumcari 1-3, Fort Sumner 3-2 • Difference: The Foxes played a bend-but-not-break defense. They allowed 15 first downs and 265 total yards, but only one score. • Difference-makers: Tucumcari, Javier Villanueva caught three passes for 65 yards. Fort Sumner, Michael Giannini rushed for 166 yards on 16 carries, […]

Cats, Lady Cats fall to tourney hosts

CMI staff ALBUQUERQUE — It was a rough day for Clovis High’s soccer teams against the host school in the Sandia Prep tournament. The girls dropped a 4-0 decision to the Sundevils, then the boys were handed an 8-1 shellacking. Both Clovis teams play for third place today. The Lady Wildcats (7-4) take on Moriarty […]

Hounds set to do battle with former league rival

CMI staff After spending three seasons in the Lone Star Conference, Incarnate Word is in the process of transitioning to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), or the lower half of Division I. Suffice it to say, it’s a process. Like fellow former LSC member Abilene Christian, the Cardinals (2-2) had trouble putting a schedule together […]

Yelling at TV might be hard habit to break

By Grant McGee CMI columnist Do you yell at the TV? Well, I’m not allowed to do that anymore at The Stucco Hacienda. It’s not a law or anything, it’s a courtesy to The Lady of the House. It all came out in a conversation the other day. “Now I’m going to watch this new […]

Whatever you do, don’t feed the mosquitoes

By Sharna Johnson CMI columnist When did the hummingbirds start biting? It’s a flickering thought that comes seconds before it becomes clear that the thing attached to your arm is actually a prehistoric-sized mosquito. It’s just a simple fact of life, things prosper when it rains — and that includes the bloodsuckers. So while it […]

Award offered for bomb info

CMI staff The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the construction and delivery of six destructive devices recovered in the Roswell and Clovis areas. ATF is requesting that anyone that has any […]