Four face felony drug charges

CMI Staff Four people face federal felony drug charges in what authorities say is the breakup of a methamphetamine operation in Curry County by joint local and federal law enforcement. Seven kilos of meth and $104,446 in cash have been seized since the undercover operation began in August 2011, according to a press release from […]

Ticket feature: Poker tournament fundraiser rescheduled

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The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled its poker tournament fundraiser for Saturday at the Clovis Civic Center.

CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled its poker tournament fundraiser for Saturday at the Clovis Civic Center. There is a $50 buy-in, due at the time of registration, for the Texas Hold ‘Em tournament, with a $40 rebuy. First place in the tournament includes a trip for two to Las Vegas, […]

Empty Stocking Fund offers a little extra help to families in need

By Emily Crowe CNJ staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com From single mothers to families struggling to make ends meet due to serious illness, many in eastern New Mexico need a little extra help over the holidays. These families have turned to the Salvation Army for helping make this holiday season special for their children. Friday is the […]

Education column: Thanksgiving activities abound throughout district

Most everyone is familiar with the details of the first Thanksgiving. After that first brutal winter in 1620 when only about half the total of Mayflower passengers survived, it must have seemed a miracle to encounter not one, but two English-speaking Native Americans. After an Abenaki native greeted the visitors in English, he returned with […]

Police blotter — Nov. 28

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday • 12:16 a.m.: Poisoning, 400 block of Georgia Street. • 12:50 a.m.: Disturbing the peace, 300 block of Sheldon Street. • 3:10 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 2000 block of Kelso Avenue. • 3:50 a.m.: Remove subject, 400 block Siesta Lane. • 4:20 a.m.: […]

Holiday closures — Nov. 28

The following Schools, Banks and Government offices will be closed for Thanksgiving Holiday:   American Heritage Bank (closed Thursday only) Animal Shelter (closed Thursday and Friday) Bank of Clovis (closed Thursday only) Cannon Federal Credit Union (closed Thursday and Friday) Citizens Bank (closed Thursday only) City of Clovis Offices (closed Thursday and Friday) Clovis Area […]

What’s happening — Nov. 28

Wednesday Sixth annual Lighthouse Mission Thanksgiving Community Banquet — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Bonner Hall-Lighthouse Mission Soup Kitchen, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Friday Santa’s Arrival to the Mall — 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Pictures will begin. Parents are encouraged to bring their kids and donate one can of food to the Food Bank and Santa will give […]

Tuesday area prep summaries — Nov. 26

Tuesday Boys Floyd 71, Grady 46 Floyd (1-0) — Justin Whitecotton 12, Laneith Chenault 10, Lane Wallace 2, Adrian Borrego 8, Rigo Navarro 2, Jonathan Diaz 13, Tanner Essary 10, Colby Rogers 14. Totals 29 10-28 71. Grady (0-1) — Adrian Lunsford 2, Gunner Burrage 1, Ryan Bone 2, Trenton Lee 17, Cannon Burrage 3, […]

LCU sinks Hounds with last-second 3

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ENMU senior guard Devone Davis, who finished with eight points and five assists, delivers a pass between senior Eli Baker, left, and sophomore Tyler Rogers of Lubbock Christian.

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com For the second time in a week, the Eastern New Mexico University and Lubbock Christian men’s basketball teams played a tight, emotional game that came down to the end. Last week at Lubbock, ENMU scored the final 14 points to pull out a five-point win. This time, though, […]

Farmer: Snow will aid spring crops

Tristian Rodriques, 5, of Clovis add buttons to make eyes for the snowman he and neighborhood friends made Monday on Chanticleer Place.

By Christina Calloway CMI staff writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Local farmers said spring crops will benefit from the weekend’s 7-plus inches of snow. Those in the dairy industry said the additional moisture comes at a cost but they know the difficulties are temporary. “Of course we need moisture, but probably the biggest hurdle to overcome is getting […]

Plumbers warn against holiday overload

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Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com The holidays can bring their fair share of headaches, and local plumbers caution against overloading pipes to help lessen Thanksgiving stress. Lyle Lacoursiere with Reliable Plumbing and Drain said he comes to expect the issue around the holidays. He said the main problem he sees is people putting excess […]

Apps helps kids learn history of state tribes

Long drives to visit relatives for Thanksgiving are as much a part of the holiday tradition as turkeys and pumpkin pie. Fading, though, are the days when kids battled to find the most out-of-state license plates, or families played “I spy with my little eye” as a unit. Today’s families have a movie running in […]

Commissaries face gravest threat

Tasked by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to find ways to preserve force readiness amid sharply falling budgets, his comptroller and the Joint Staff have asked the Defense Commissary Agency for a plan to close all stateside base grocery stores, say military resale community sources. Time will tell if this is just the loudest warning shot […]

Thankful for so many blessings

You knew this was coming, right? You had to see this coming. I’m thankful the only thing I really need on Black Friday is a memory card, and I don’t have to set the alarm for 6 a.m. I’m thankful my mileage and expense reimbursement for the month is the exact amount of my credit […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commissioners

Curry County commissioners did the following Tuesday in a special meeting at the courthouse: • Heard a presentation on the county’s options for enacting gross receipts tax increases. • Approved payroll and purchases totaling $972,595.71. • Approved an agreement with GLU Factory Inc. and Wings For L.I.F.E. for providing services to Curry County Teen Court. […]

Suspicious package no threat

CNJ staff A suspicious package at Hillcrest Park prompted Clovis police to call in the New Mexico State Police and Cannon Air Force bomb squads Tuesday morning. Clovis Police Capt. Doug Ford said the package, which was wrapped like a present, was reported by a resident driving by the area around 6:50 a.m. No explosion […]

What’s happening — Nov. 27

Wednesday Thanksgiving Eve worship service – 7 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1021 N Prince St, Clovis. Information: 575-763-4526 Read with a dog — 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, certified therapy dog teams for the kids and families to read with. Information: 769-7840. Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 769-7840. Public Works Committee […]

Police blotter — Nov. 27

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday • 3:10 a.m.: Premise check, 1000 block Piedmont Drive. • 3:32 a.m.: Premise check, 2000 block of Reese Drive. • 5:08 a.m.: Situation check, Situation check, 2000 block of West Grand Avenue. • 5:16 a.m.: Ill subject, 1000 block of Sheldon Street. • […]

Suspicious package contained packing material

CNJ staff A suspicious package at Hillcrest Park prompted Clovis police to call in the New Mexico State Police and Cannon Air Force bomb squads Tuesday morning. Clovis Police Capt. Doug Ford said the package, which was wrapped like a present, was reported by a resident driving by the area around 6:50 a.m. No explosion […]

Zias reschedule with Western New Mexico

Due to inclement weather, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team postponed its Monday game against Western New Mexico. The Zias’ home opener will instead be 2 p.m. Saturday against Oklahoma Panhandle State. The game against Western New Mexico has been rescheduled for Feb. 27.