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. […]

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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 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 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 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. • […]

Police blotter — Nov. 24

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday • 12:08 a.m.: Subject with a weapon, 900 block of Cameo Street. • 12:36 a.m.: Premise check, 2000 block of Reese Drive. • 1:24 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 1000 block of Ash Street. • 1:27 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 800 block of Oak […]

Our people — Nov. 24

Leroy Weeden, 27, was born and raised in Clovis. He has published two fiction books and also serves in the Army.

Clovis native Leroy Weeden is a published author of two fiction books and a war veteran, even though he hasn’t yet reached the age of 30. Weeden graduated from Clovis High School in 2005, worked his way up within Walmart, then decided to enter the military. He is currently in the Army based at Joint […]

Parents raise policy concerns

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER District policy was followed during Tuesday morning’s bomb threat at Clovis High School, but some parents remain concerned about how the early morning situation was handled. Protocol was followed in light of the threat, though school officials admitted that the timing of the event made it more difficult […]

Report: Jail staff blunders, but no cover-up

By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR A series of staff errors in July 2012 placed two blood enemies in the same pod of cells at Curry County jail resulting in the beating of Jaime Perez, but there was no attempt to cover up the blunders, according to a private investigator’s report. The report was […]

Club notes — Nov. 24

Altrusa Altrusa International of Clovis held its monthly program meeting on Nov. 11 at Muffley’s Back Door in Clovis. The meeting was called to order by President Sylvia Bean and the Altrusa Opening Prayer was recited. There was a quorum present with members Sylvia Bean, Kathy Travis, Judith Glikas, Margaret Blazek, Judy Cox, Mary Weigl, […]

Engagement — Estes-Dunn

Jeff and Lisa Steinle of Clovis and Todd and Mitzi Estes of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda E. Estes of Omaha, Neb., to Michael J. Dunn, of Omaha, Neb., son of Dan and Linda Dunn of Farmington. The couple will exchange vows 4 p.m. July 19, 2014, at The […]

Anniversary — Dane

Tom and Karen Dane of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family during the Thanksgiving holiday. The Danes were high school sweethearts and were married Nov. 30, 1963, at the United Methodist Church in Esperance, N.Y. Children of the couple are son, Michael and wife Deanna, son, Jeffrey and wife Kathleen, and daughter […]