Report: Quarter of locals uninsured

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com More than one quarter of residents in Curry and Roosevelt counties are without health insurance, according to a Census Bureau report. The federal agency released a report last month on county-level health insurance coverage for 2011. More than 25 percent of working age adults 18 to 64 in […]

Local band wins state competition

CMI Staff Local band StateLine returned home this week after winning the state finals portion of the Texaco Country Showdown competition in Albuquerque, according to the band’s lead guitarist Matt Wolfe. The six-member band, comprised of musicians from Clovis and Portales, competed against seven bands from across New Mexico. The band’s next trip on its […]

Meetings Watch: CMS Board of Education — Sept. 25

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education met Tuesday at the CMS central office board room. During the meeting, the board: Held a moment of silence for former Yucca Middle School employee Yuri Ivey Pacheco, who died in a car accident Saturday. Approved a six-item consent agenda, including an improvement area bid item for improvement […]

Police Blotter — Sept. 25

A sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday Caller reported: • 12:03 a.m.: Prowlers in progress, 2400 block of North Prince Street. • 1:28 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 900 block of Connelly Street. • 1:30 a.m.: Dispute, 900 block of Delta Street. • 2:47 a.m.: Animal complaint, 1000 block of Edwards Street. • […]

What’s Happening — Sept. 25

Today Public Works committee meeting — 8:30 a.m. Clovis City Hall, Assembly Room. Information: 769-7828. Read with a dog — 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, 5 certified therapy dog teams for the kids and families to read with. Information: 769-7840. Cargill career fair — 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Workforce Connections, 111 N. Main St. Information: 762-4571. […]

Local farmers try hand at new crop

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Crop scientist Sangu Angadi said canola, “should have a use from multiple angles.” On Angadi’s desk are canola products such as canola glycerin, bio diesel, canola meal, canola oil and canola seeds.

By Kevin Baird CNJ Staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com Area farmers are giving canola a chance this winter, according to crop scientist Sangu Angadi of the New Mexico State University Agriculture Science Center north of Clovis. “We’re always looking to try something different,” said Todd Ware of Bovina. “I’ve been watching canola at the crop science center […]

Relay for Life eyeing relocation

By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER kevin_wilson@link.freedom.com In an effort to drive exposure and fundraising ability higher, the Clovis Relay for Life has its eye on moving south. The first step was made Monday evening, as the Clovis Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee gave provisional approval for the annual fundraiser to leave its longtime home […]

Stadium vote open to full-timers only

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Only full-time Eastern New Mexico University students will decide the fate of a proposed $8 million football stadium to be built ion campus. But if the vote is successful, all students will share the burden for the next 30 years. Fifty-seven percent of ENMU’s record fall enrollment of […]

Woman dies in crash

CMI Staff A 27-year-old Yucca Middle School employee died Saturday in a two-vehicle crash east of Muleshoe, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Yuri Ivey Pacheco was the driver of a 2008 SUV that hit the back of an tractor- trailer on westbound U.S. 84 three miles east of Muleshoe. A Muleshoe native […]

School evacuated after false alarm

CMI Staff Clovis’ Lockwood Elementary School was evacuated Monday morning, but students returned to class about 20 minutes later after officials declared a false alarm. Jelayne Curtis, administrative assistant to the superintendent, said the building was evacuated about 8:20 a.m. as a safety precaution after a fire alarm sounded. Students returned to class about 8:40 […]

Torres trial date set at June 23

CMI Staff A trial date of June 23 has been tentatively scheduled for accused child killer Noe Torres during a pre-trial hearing Monday, according to Torres’ attorney, Stacey Ward. The trial date is not official until an official notice of hearing has been filed. Ward said scheduling conflicts and adequate time for her to prepare […]

Meetings Watch: Public Works Committee — Sept. 24

The Public Works Committee will meet 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Town Hall at 321 Connelly Street to discuss the following: An update regarding traffic speeding issues at Western Court. A discussion and recommendation regarding Schepps Boulevard. During the last Public Works meeting, Commissioner Randy Crowder discussed improving this street. An update will be given on […]

What’s Happening — Sept. 24

Today Clovis Key Club meeting — 6 p.m., Matt 25 Center, 1200 N. Thornton. Information: 763-5449. Health Insurance luncheon seminar – 12 p.m., Free luncheon and seminar, Yam Theatre, 219 S. Main, Portales. Information: 356-8541 Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting — 5:30 p.m., CMS District Board Room, Clovis. Information: 769-4322  Wednesday Public Works […]

Police Blotter — Sept. 24

There is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday Caller reported: • 7:21 a.m.: Dead on arrival on Paseo Village. • 8:09 a.m.: Criminal damage, 1000 block of Cameo Street. • 9:00 a.m.: Injured subject, 300 block of Ewing Street. • 11:49 a.m.: Missing person, 200 block of Maple Street. • 1:04 […]

Hounds glad to get win at AFA

CNJ staff PORTALES — Although it doesn’t count on their official record, it’s a lot better to come home after a long road trip with a win than the other alternative. Eastern New Mexico University’s football team made enough plays on Friday afternoon to get out of Colorado Springs with a 42-35 victory over the […]

Zias edged in double overtime

CNJ staff PORTALES — For the second consecutive time, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team pushed a nationally-ranked opponent to the limit. This time, though, No. 19 St. Edward’s got a goal from Ally Linquist with about two minutes left in the second and final 10-minute, sudden-death OT, giving the Hilltoppers a 1-0 […]

Rain’s wrath shows need for aid, preparation

With the much-needed rain came a deluge of water that has left much of New Mexico mopping itself up. Madrid residents on N.M. 14 are cleaning up after a river of mud and coal blanketed the town. A dozen or so families up in Chili, by Espanola, watched an overflowing Rio Chama submerge their homes. […]

Lockwood students return to class

Clovis’ Lockwood Elementary School was evacuated this morning, but students returned to class about 20 minutes later after officials declared a false alarm. Jelayne Curtis, administrative assistant to the superintendent, said the building was evacuated about 8:20 a.m. as a safety precaution after a fire alarm sounded. Students returned to class about 8:40 a.m. An […]

CAT TRACKS: Storm strategy pays off

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Clovis coach Eric Roanhaus talks with senior quarterback Dakotah Yandell following an interception during Friday night’s 41-21 loss to unbeaten Rio Rancho Cleveland at Leon Williams Stadium.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Sideline, pooch or squib? It didn’t matter to the Cleveland Storm, as long as the ball was away from No. 20 … wait, No. 7. Other than a rough second quarter, the visiting Storm had little problem in posting a 41-21 win at Leon Williams Stadium Friday night. […]

Hounds beat Dallas Baptist in OT

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ENMU senior Kal Herbert, right, makes a pass to freshman Jordan Gregory during the first half of Saturday’s men’s soccer match against Dallas Baptist at the ENMU pitch.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Kal Herbert’s goal early in the second half of Saturday’s men’s soccer match appeared to accomplish two things. One, he set an ENMU record by scoring a goal in a fifth consecutive match. And, with Dallas Baptist defender Cameron Gilbert drawing a red card and an […]