Here’s hoping it will work for me

I lost a bet this football season, and had to spend a month with a photo of me in a dress hanging in my car under the terms of said wager (it was Photoshopped). So that was bad. But at least I didn’t get an entire state mad at me. Last week, in the days […]

Oil, gas transport is happening, aware or not

In a state where oil and gas revenue accounts for a significant chunk of state government spending and overall economic well-being, it seems churlish to complain about development aimed at facilitating movement of those energy sources. But complain we will, at least a bit, about plans by Pacer Energy Marketing to use property owned by […]

Press release: Farm bill clears Congress with help for livestock, dairy producers


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich today joined the Senate in passing the Farm Bill, major legislation that will send needed assistance to N.M. farmers and livestock producers, and help almost every N.M. county provide basic public services. The Farm Bill, which provides agriculture funding and sets policies on everything from crop […]

Election letter deadline

Deadline for submitting letters related to the March 4 municipal elections is Feb. 26. Deadline for introducing new topics is Feb. 19. Writers are limited to one letter regarding the elections, with a maximum of 300 words. Drop letters off at the paper or email them to Editor David Stevens at:

State senators have important decision to make

If thieves ripping $50,000 in copper wire out of 69 parking lot light poles at an outdoor amphitheater doesn’t illuminate the problem of metal theft for the New Mexico Senate, likely nothing will. Last month’s vandalism at the Isleta Amphitheater took two nights and involved enough electrical savvy to not get killed when stealing from […]

Police blotter — Feb. 4

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday • 7 a.m.: Child abuse, 2000 block of Cobblestone Circle. • 8:02 a.m.: Motor vehicle hit and run, East Tenth and Ash streets. • 8:32 a.m.: Burglary, 1000 block of Sutter Place. • 9:09 a.m.: Child abuse, 2000 block of North Norris Street. […]

2013 In tribute

Lindop, Katie, 92, of Farwell, March 1 Baker, Kenneth, 75, of Roswell, Jan. 28 Norris, McFadden, 82, of Clovis, Jan. 13 Padilla, Raymond Sr., 73, of Clovis, Jan. 3 Webb, Charla, 83, of Azle, Texas, Dec. 23 Alcon, Sofia, 77, of Pueblo, Colo., Nov. 20 Breidel, Helen, 79, of Clovis, Dec. 30 Christian, Maxine, 91, […]

What’s happening — Feb. 4

Today Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., north annex of Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 763-6016.   Economic Development Reviews AD HOC meeting — 1:30 p.m., Assembly Room, City Hall. Information: 769-7828.   Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Read with a Dog — 1 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Clovis Community […]

CHS boys basketball capsule — Feb. 4

Lovington (9-12) at Clovis (11-9) • When: 7 p.m. today • Radio: KCLV-AM 1240, KTQM-FM 99.9. • n Last time out: Lovington lost its District 4-3A opener at Ruidoso 55-53 on Friday. The Wildcats were beaten by Class 3A No. 1 Hope Christian 91-72 the same night in Albuquerque. • Last meeting: Clovis notched a […]

Attorneys trade arguments at double murder trial opening

By Robin Fornoff CMI Projects Editor Two people are dead because Enrique Deleon wouldn’t let a fight go, District Attorney Matt Chandler told Curry County District Court jurors Monday in the opening arguments of a double-murder trial. Deleon, 27, is accused of gunning down his neighbors, Clovis couple Joe Valero, 44, and Lupita Casteneda, […]

Business feature: Restaurants looking to technology

CNJ staff photo: Eric Norwood Jr.
Thai City owner Seum Vongsa, left, discusses business using information from an IPad with his manager, Ronnie Rattanavong. Rattanavong set up the restaurant’s new POS (point of sale) system three months ago, and now all aspects of the business can be managed through an IPad.

By Eric Norwood Jr. CNJ staff writer Yep. There’s an app for that. Up until three months ago, Thai City had a communication problem between its American wait staff and its Asian cooks. That’s when manager Ronnie Rattanavong installed a point of service system run with iPads. “This system cuts down on order errors, […]

Agencies working to combat child welfare issues

By Emily Crowe CMI staff writer Children across New Mexico are struggling in terms of health and well-being according to recent data, and local communities are working to put programs and initiatives in place to combat emerging issues. The 2013 New Mexico Kids Count state profile was released earlier this month, and presents information […]

Dry weather predicted

By Eric Norwood Jr. CNJ staff writer Farmers hoping for moisture as we near the end of winter may be out of luck. Forecasts call for drought conditions continuing at least for the foreseeable future across eastern New Mexico. According to AccuWeather meteorologist Jack Boston, the best opportunity for any moisture in the next […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County Commissioners meet 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Clovis Carver Public Library north annex. There are six items up for discussion and a vote: • A budget resolution to transfer $739 from the general fund to the beautification fund. • A request to approve a committee recommendation to revoke the Eagle Crest subdivision plat. […]

Pancake Day reunites longtime friends

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Tracy Kimberly of Clovis, a 12-year member of Clovis Kiwanis, pours pancake batter Saturday during the annual Pancake Day fundraiser at Clovis High School cafeteria. Kiwanis officials said they served 700 people and raised  $4,000 for youth in Curry County.

By Eric Norwood Jr. CNJ staff writer Elaine Williford’s history with the Kiwanis Club’s annual Clovis Pancake Day began as a singer in junior high school. Now she’s in charge of the show. “They used to provide entertainment, and I sang with my school choir,” said Williford, adding with a chuckle that now “I’m […]

Police blotter — Feb. 2

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday • 2:15 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 200 block of Jones Street. • 3:34 a.m.: Harassment in progress, 1000 block of Wallace Street. • 3:46 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 1000 block of Wallace Street. • 4:15 a.m.: Prowlers in progress, 900 block of Hinkle […]

Greyhounds aim to finish strong


By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer In his first season as Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball coach, David Gomez is looking to hit the ground running.   A Louisiana native, Gomez was hired to replace Chris Terry after four seasons as an assistant coach at Division I Alcorn State. Last year, Terry’s second, the […]

Zias hope to make quick turnaround

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
ENMU sophomore Kyra Sirag goes down to block a low pitch during a drill at Friday afternoon’s practice at Zia Softball Field. The Zias, under first-year coach Kristen Soukup, open the 2014 campaign next weekend with two games each against Oklahoma Christian and Lubbock Christian in Lubbock.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer New Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kristen Soukup, whose husband Oliver is ENMU’s defensive coordinator in football, is hoping the Zias can borrow a bit from the school’s football makeup. The Greyhounds run a triple-offense attack not often seen in the Lone Star Conference, and that can […]

Saturday area prep summaries — Feb. 1

BOYS District 4-2A Texico 73, Santa Rosa 66 Texico (16-2, 1-1) — Jusstin Rucker 6, Gentry Doolittle 11, Brannon Karger 13, Kendall Naceanceno 9, Miguel Reyna 31, Mitchell Pinnell 3. Totals 24 22-35 73. Santa Rosa (12-7, 1-1) — Josh Flores 8, Ryan Lopez 7, Zeke Sena 6, Isaac Velasquez 6, Laurence Aguirre 2, Robert […]

Manning best at what he does

Karl Terry

When Denver’s quarterback takes the field in Sunday’s Super Bowl he’ll be jumping around, flailing his arms and slapping his players around like he’s hopped up on Mt. Dew. Nope, it’s just another day in the backfield with Peyton Manning. We had audible plays or check-offs back when I played sandlot football but they were […]