Portales smoke shops searched

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Deputy TJ Gibson wraps glass pipes in newspaper that were confiscated as evidence from a Portales smoke shop on Wednesday.

By Christina Calloway CMI STAFF WRITER ccalloway@pntonline.com Hundreds of bags of organic herbal potpourri were confiscated from two Portales smoke shops Wednesday by local law enforcement executing search warrants. The search warrants, based on information from a police informant, said police had probable cause to search the smoke shops because they believe the potpourri was […]

Fishing Report — Sept. 26

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.   Northeast Cabresto Lake — We had no […]

Art display gives stage to faculty

CNJ staff photo: Emily Crowe
Carolyn Lindsey, left, Natalie Daggett, center, and art student Heather Repass organize art pieces for the Regional Faculty Art Exhibition reception.

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com Glass sculptures, a seated skeleton and framed modern art adorn the Eula Mae Edwards Museum and Gallery at Clovis Community College. Part of the Regional Faculty Art Exhibition, the art was produced by teachers and staff at CCC, Eastern New Mexico University, New Mexico Highlands University, Santa Fe […]

Week honored to mark support of Guard, Reserves

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com A statewide and national proclamation has named this week National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week. The National Guard Armory in Clovis is a transportation unit responsible for hauling fuel, water and the like. The unit comprises three full-time personnel, as well as soldiers who report […]

Music program raises standards, continues to meet them

Throughout our community — in fact, throughout our state, and in other regions — it is no secret that the music education programs of the Clovis schools are one of our decided strengths. Sitting down recently with Alan Dropps, director of music education for the Clovis schools, the plan was to catch up with all […]

Police blotter — Sept. 26

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday Caller reported/requested: • 1:54 p.m.: Prowlers, 2000 block of Axtell Street. • 6:26 a.m.: Criminal damage, 1000 block of Gidding Street. • 6:58 a.m.: Criminal damage, 200 block of Gary Street. • 7:05 a.m.: Remove violent subject, 300 block of Edwards Street. • […]

What’s Happening — Sept. 26

Today Preschool story hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library, Craft Room. Information: 769-7840 High Plains Patriots meeting — 7 p.m., Master’s Center, Conference Rm., 810 E. 21st St., Clovis. Information: 762-1118 Yam Music Series — 7 p.m., Yam Theatre. State Line Band will perform. Admission is $5. Information: 356-8541.   Saturday Communities Responding to Overcome […]

Meetings Watch — Public Works Committee

Clovis’ Public Works Committee met Wednesday at Town Hall at 321 Connelly Street: • The board recommended paving projects on Rio and Mable streets. City Engineer Justin Howalt said residential paving has a $500,000 budget. Howalt said leftover funds, after Rio and Mable streets are paved, will be used to pave as much of Willow, […]

Quick strikes net Greyhounds win at UT-Permian Basin

CMI STAFF ODESSA, Texas — Julian Roberts had a goal and an assist, and Eastern New Mexico University scored twice in 49 seconds en route to a 4-2 win over Texas-Permian Basin. Kal Herbert scored his team-high sixth goal of the season to put the Greyhounds up for good 24:39 into the game, and goaltender […]

Secret reviews won’t produce trusted results

What is supposed to be an independent panel formed in response to a whistleblower’s revelations of electronic surveillance of the American public by the National Security Agency doesn’t look so independent after all. And it’s too way too secretive. After allegations of inappropriate surveillance of phone and Internet metadata by the NSA — involving millions […]

Letters to the Editor — Sept. 26

Protecting interests isn’t a fight Sunday’s CNJ editorial said water fights are for kids. But what is it called when there is only one contender in the ring tossing out jabs to an imaginary opponent? It isn’t exactly a fight is it? The writers should have read the minutes from the Ute Reservoir Commission meeting […]

The “Pop of Death” and Finding God’s Instructions

I started writing this two weeks ago, hoping that before I finished it, I’d know the end of the story. It was a Sunday afternoon. That means the dog and I had an appointment for a nap, but man’s best friend was away visiting other family and friends, including her real owner, so I had […]

Freight trains collide near Amarillo

AMARILLO (AP) — Three freight trains collided in the Texas Panhandle before dawn Wednesday, derailing up to 30 cars and injuring four crewmembers, including two critically. An eastbound BNSF Railway train rear-ended a stopped train, then moments later a westbound train collided with the two-train wreck, just east of Amarillo, according to the Department of […]

Lady Cats notch win at Roswell

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Junior midfielder Ashley Gallagher scored two first-half goals and Clovis High’s soccer girls got back on the winning track with a 3-1 victory over Roswell High on Tuesday. The Lady Wildcats (7-3) bounced back from a loss to Roswell Goddard on Saturday which snapped their six-game winning streak. Junior Shelby Jones […]

Man faces 18 years for abuse


A Clovis man is facing 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual abuse of a child under age 13, according to press release from District Attorney Matt Chandler. Marc A. Davila, 24, was sentenced Monday by District Judge Fred Van Solen on a charge of criminal sexual penetration, reduced from the original eight […]

Zias post second straight road LSC win

CMI staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Another day, another streak ends for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. The Zias, who snapped losing streaks of 16 Lone Star conference matches overall and 24 LSC road tilts with a win last week at Cameron, notched their first victory in nine years over Midwestern State on […]

ENMU women’s rodeo team finishes third

CNJ staff PORTALES — Freshman Hayden Segelke and senior Gina Flewelling went 1-2 in goat tying to lead the Eastern New Mexico University’s women’s rodeo team to a third-place finish in the school’s College “Daze” Rodeo over the weekend at Lewis Cooper Arena. The Zias finished with 245 points in the nine-team competition, trailing only […]

Power decision must protect White Sands

There is a new voice in the public debate over whether the current preferred route for a proposed $1.2 billion electricity transmission line would impact testing at White Sands Missile Range, and therefore national security. And it’s a voice worth listening to. Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, commander of the White Sands Missile Range, pulled no […]

Yes, you can “Like” without liking


A friend of mine left Facebook this weekend. I’ve sworn off using my personal Facebook accounts on Fridays. We were both getting tired of the noise. Now I’m afraid I’m inadvertently endorsing candidates. In 2009, a Virginia sheriff was running for re-election, and found that six of his deputies had “liked” the Facebook campaign page […]

NM pushed out of ‘extreme drought’


By Russell Contreras The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Much of New Mexico remains beset by drought, but the recent heavy rains brought some relief — especially in the driest areas. The National Weather Service said Tuesday that 75 percent of the state remains under moderate to severe drought conditions, and New Mexico is still behind […]