On the shelves — Nov. 24

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: John Wilkes Booth: Beyond the Grave by W.C. Jameson leads the reader through a series of amazing coincidences and surprising details suggesting that the assassin of President Lincoln was never captured but escaped to live for many decades after the pursuit and capture of the man […]

Senior happenings — Nov. 24

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 11 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); Sewing class, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis) Thursday: Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday Friday: Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday […]

School menus — Nov. 24

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Beefy Mac, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, seasonal fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — cinnamon roll. Lunch— chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch, fruity Jello. Wednesday: No School — Thanksgiving break. Thursday: No School — Thanksgiving break. Friday: No School — Thanksgiving break. […]

Plenty for which to be thankful

I can’t remember if I write an annual Thanksgiving column, but if I do, here are some blessings for which I am thankful: • Being able to explain to readers nitpicking about me not expounding on the complexities of every idea that I have to stay within a word count. • Knowing there is not much […]

Mystery of turkey shortage solved

“Have you heard there is a shortage of big turkeys?” he inquired, leaning in to whisper as we shared the solemn, quiet time before Mass began. Given the circumstances, it seemed a strange question but this is a good buddy and I know him to be sort of, you know, random. For purposes of this […]

Officials at odds over BHSI report

By Robin Fornoff rfornoff@cnjonline.com A 12-year-old law creating the Clovis Economic Development Tax Advisory Board (EDTAB) gave it sole responsibility for vetting and performing due diligence on applicants for projects such as the failed $2 million Beauty Health and Science Innovations plant. But EDTAB may have turned over those responsibilities to the Clovis Industrial Development […]

Valley dominates Clovis in second half

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com Even against the cold winds that swept through Community Stadium Friday night, even against a team many in the state figured would upset it, the Valley Vikings formula worked much as it has all season. Experience, plus confidence, equals dominance. The top-seeded Vikings proved worthy in their first defense of the […]

Tourism secretary visits local eateries

CMI staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Tom Martin, owner of Taco Box in Clovis and Portales, is given a New Mexico True T-shirt by Secretary of Tourism Monique Jacobson as part of the restaurant’s designation as a New Mexico Culinary Treasure.

By Emily Crowe ecrowe@cnjonline.com Not even the cold and snow could keep New Mexico Secretary of Tourism Monique Jacobson away from Clovis this week as she stopped in at three of the area’s most beloved restaurants. Cars were wrapped around Taco Box at lunchtime Friday as the restaurant offered 25 cent beef tacos in celebration […]

Officials at odds over BHSI report

By Robin Fornoff rfornoff@cnjonline.com A 12-year-old law creating the Clovis Economic Development Tax Advisory Board (EDTAB) gave it sole responsibility for vetting and performing due diligence on applicants for projects such as the failed $2 million Beauty Health and Science Innovations plant. But EDTAB may have turned over those responsibilities to the Clovis Industrial Development […]

Two sentenced to prison for drug trafficking

CMI staff A Clovis man and a Portales man have been convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced to prison, according to a press release from District Attorney Matt Chandler. Sergio James, 35, of Clovis, was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison after a jury convicted him in December 2012 of trafficking cocaine — his […]

McGee: Bar of soap not exactly heirloom

It’s been 50 years since President Kennedy was assassinated. He had been to Honolulu just months before. He stayed at the hotel where my father worked. I didn’t get to see The President that June of 1963. I was a kid playing on the beach. There were photos though, and a curio my dad kept […]

In search of ponies: Animals have different flavor priorities

It gets a bit mundane at times. Pushing a cart through the store, browsing for food items that provide the comfort and sustainability of the usual but that are different enough to make meals worth looking forward to, all while trying to find things that can be prepared in a reasonable amount of time without […]

Prep football scoreboard

Class 5A Quarterfinals Valley 55, Clovis 28

Officials: One dead in wreck near Portales

CMI staff photo: Christina Calloway
This Freedom Aire van was involved in one of the three accidents reported Friday afternoon that took place on U.S. 70 between Wal-Mart and Sunland Inc. Officials say state police and area law enforcement responded to at least 40 accidents Friday in Roosevelt County.

By Christina Calloway ccalloway@pntonline.com The area’s first bout of winter weather caused at least 40 automobile accidents in Roosevelt County, at least one resulting in a fatality. Officials blamed icy roads for the multiple accidents that left Roosevelt General Hospital’s emergency room packed and area law enforcement responding to vehicle accidents non-stop as of 8 […]

Big band dance canceled

The Big Band Dance hosted by the Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Music.scheduled for  7 tonight at the Clovis State Theater in Clovis is canceled, according to a press release from the university. The event will be rescheduled. The Clovis Chamber of Commerce’s Poker Classic Tournament  scheduled for at Clovis Civic Center has been […]

Clovis schools delayed two hours

Clovis Municipal Schools will delay the start of classes by two hours this morning, according to Jelayne Curtis, administrative assistant to the superintendent. Clovis High Athletic Director Dale Fullerton, contacted at 9:30 a.m., said Clovis’ Class 5A quarterfinal football game against Valley was still scheduled for 7 p.m. At Community Stadium in Albuquerque. Clovis Community […]

Cats set to battle Vikings

By Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com When asked if the Clovis Wildcats would try to limit Valley’s powerful offense with a 50-carry ball control game, senior Traivon Sopila didn’t need to think hard about the answer. “Run, run, run,” Sopila said with a grin. As it turns out, Mother Nature may take over as […]

ENMU’s Lynn named LSC coach of year

CMI correspondent: Joshua Lucero
ENMU’s Josh Lynn on Thursday became the school’s first coach to win Lone Star Conference coach of the year honors in football since the late Bud Elliott did it in 2000.

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University’s Josh Lynn was chosen the Lone Star Conference’s football coach of the year in selections released on Thursday by the conference office in Richardson, Texas. Lynn led the Greyhounds to a 7-3 record in 2013, including 5-1 for a tie for the conference championship with Tarleton State. He is […]

Steers advance in playoffs

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Four players scored touchdowns and Farwell’s defense made a couple of goalline stands on Thursday night as the Steers defeated Shamrock 31-12 in a Class 1A Division II area round playoff game at River Road H.S. Farwell (7-4) advances to play either Sudan or Wellington, who play tonight, in a third-round […]

Aggies pull away to beat Zias

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — For nearly 24 minutes, Eastern New Mexico University’s women hung around with New Mexico State on Thursday afternoon. The Aggies, though, held the Zias to nine points the rest of the way and notched an 88-56 victory on Thursday afternoon, keeping ENMU winless for the season at 0-5. On Monday, […]