ENMU men’s basketball capsule — Nov. 26

Lubbock Christian (2-1) vs. ENMU (2-1) When: 7 p.m. today at The Rock, Clovis Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last time out: The Chaparrals routed University of the Southwest 115-62 on Friday at home. The Greyhounds’ last outing was a week ago today, when they outscored LCU 14-0 over the final three minutes to pull out an […]

Thanksgiving, Winter Storms, Turkey, and Snow

Curtis Shelburne

By Curtis K. Shelburne Thanksgiving will soon arrive, but the ice and snow of our first winter storm have outpaced the turkey. So here’s my question as I write on this frosty Saturday evening: When is a weekend snow event simply a meteorological occurrence and when, if ever, is it a test of faith? After […]

Literary gold inexpensive, tasty

I struck gold at the used book sale at the Portales Public Library last week, and it cost me only a quarter. My treasure is a tattered 50-page booklet called “Aunt Jenny’s Favorite Recipes,” most likely a freebie when it was published in the early 1940s to promote Spry, a brand of vegetable shortening with […]

Students vital to lottery fix; let them help

New Mexico’s college students have accomplished in four hours what the Legislature couldn’t in 60 days — an agreed-upon path toward ensuring fiscal sustainability for the lottery scholarship fund. Unlike the 2013 Legislature, which could only agree on a $10 million raid on the tobacco settlement fund that remains tied up in the courts, student […]

Pregnancy Resource Center holding diaper drive

CNJ staff The Clovis Pregnancy Resource Center is looking to help parents in need this Thanksgiving with a community diaper drive. Executive Director Carla Miller said diapers are one of the center’s biggest material needs for its clients, and it will accept newborn through size 4 diapers, as well as wipes. Miller said local churches, […]

What’s happening — Nov. 26

Wednesday 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. Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 769-7840 Public Works Committee meeting — 8:30 a.m., City Hall, 321 Connelly St. Information: 769-7828 Thursday Sixth Annual Lighthouse Mission […]

Police blotter — Nov. 26

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday • 1:16 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 1000 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. • 9:28 a.m.: Criminal damage, 300 block of West 11th Street. • 10:28 a.m.: Narcotics, 700 block of Bonney Lane. • 11:23 a.m.: Motor vehicle hit and run, 1000 […]

Area uses caution with storms

Frank Sanchez, driver, and Joseph Mondragon of Clovis Municipal Schools clear the Administration building parking lot Monday of snow from this past weekend snow storm.

By Christina Calloway and Emily Crowe CMI staff writers Portales High School Junior Darin Bonem said he wasn’t going to let the snow in Portales keep him from working up a sweat. With school canceled for nearly everyone in the area from the weekend’s weather, Bonem headed to the gym early Monday afternoon to work […]

Tuesday weather delays/cancellations

CMI staff The following entities have released plans for Tuesday regarding inclement weather: • Clovis schools: Two-hour delay • Clovis Community College: Opens at 10 a.m. • Clovis Christian schools: Two-hour delay • Curry County offices: Open at 9 a.m. • Dora schools: Regular schedule • Eastern New Mexico University: No classes. Employees report at […]

Officials continue to urge caution on roads

Submitted by Gwyn Del Toro
Matthew Del Toro is determined the snow will not keep him off the slide from his tree house.

By Christina Calloway and Emily Crowe CMI staff writers Road workers are salting and sanding roads, but officials caution area residents to stay home today if possible. Seven-plus inches of snow and ice continue to make driving treacherous, they say. There was one weather-related death in the region, which occurred Friday when a 4-year-old was […]

Monday cancellations

This weekend’s winter storm has resulted in the following cancelations and delays Monday: * Clovis VA Medical Center * Bovina schools will start at 10 a.m. (CST) * Cannon Air Force Base — mission essential personnel only * Clovis Christian schools * Clovis Community College * Clovis schools * Curry County non-essential employees report at 10 a.m. […]

Free ePaper access to CNJ

Some newspaper deliveries have been delayed because of the weather. If you haven’t received your paper by Monday, please call our circulation department at 575-763-3431. Meanwhile, please enjoy our replica edition at no charge. To access, click on ePaper Login at the top of the page. The username is: Free The password is: free  

CHS swimming meet postponed

CNJ staff HOBBS — This weekend’s Hobbs Invite swimming meet was postponed due to the inclement weather. Clovis High coach Vincent de Maio said the meet has been reset for Jan. 25. CHS has added another meet before Christmas. The Wildcats and Lady Wildcats will compete in the Seminole (Texas) Aqua Tribe meet on Dec. […]

The Comeback kids: Late rallies help ENMU claim LSC co-championship

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Through five weeks of the 2013 season, it looked as though Eastern New Mexico University’s football team was still going through growing pains under second-year coach Josh Lynn. The Greyhounds were 1-3 — they also had an exhibition win at the Air Force junior varsity which didn’t count […]

Hounds try to build on co-title

CMI correspondent: Joshua Lucero
ENMU football coach Josh Lynn leads his team onto the field at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, before the Greyhounds’ Sept. 13 game against Sul Ross State. The Hounds handed the Lobos a 55-24 setback.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com After the wild carpet ride that was Eastern New Mexico University football in 2013, the Greyhounds know they’ll have some proving to do next season. The lone non-Texas school in the Lone Star Conference capped a co-championship run with a six-game winning streak ending in a 42-35 victory […]

ENMU’s Davila finishes 54th in D-II cross country

CNJ staff SPOKANE, Wash. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Mikey Davila finished in 54th place in a field of 248 runners on Saturday in the NCAA Division II national men’s cross country race at Plantes Ferry Complex. Davila, ENMU’s lone representative in the event, posted a time of 31 minutes, 33.9 seconds. He was […]

Storm may delay Sunday paper deliveries

We rolled our press early Saturday night to give carriers more time to deliver Sunday papers, but the snowstorm may delay delivery in some areas. Subscribers who do not receive a Sunday paper may call our circulation department at 575-763-3431 on Monday. Late-breaking news will be in Tuesday’s paper or on our website.

What’s happening — Nov. 24

Today Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week — 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Parkland Baptist Church, 921 Parkland Drive, Clovis. Information: 1-800-567-8580.  Monday Parks & Recreation & Beautification meeting — 5:30 p.m., 321 Connelly. Information: 769-7828. Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week — 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Parkland Baptist Church, 921 Parkland Drive, Clovis. Information: 1-800-567-8580. Wednesday Read […]

Winter weather sticking around

Eric Norwood Jr.: Portales News-Tribune

Local 4-H agent Ryan Craig, left, buys some antifreeze, windshield de-icer, and an ice scraper for his 1991 Ford F-150 in preparation of the cold weather on Saturday. Craig joked with CNS employee Coby Carter, right, as he made his purchase.

By Eric Norwood Jr. CMI staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com An already deadly winter storm is expected to pummel most of eastern New Mexico with four to eight inches of snow before it’s over. Clovis, Portales and much of eastern New Mexico remain under a winter storm warning until at least 6 a.m. Monday, according to the […]

Meetings watch — Nov. 24

Curry County Commissioners meet 9 a.m. Tuesday for a special session at the county courthouse. There are three items on the consent agenda: • A Request to approve several payroll checks and purchase card expenditures of $872,595.71. • A request to approve GLU Factory/Wings for L.I.F.E. to provide services for Curry County Teen Court. • […]