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 […]