New Mexico fishing report — April 10

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.   Northeast Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was slow to […]

Riders spread world health message

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com On a coast-to-coast trip covering about 80 miles per day, a group of cyclists are set to arrive in Portales today to share information on world health. Ride for World Health is a cycling team and nonprofit that undertakes a 3,200-mile cycling journey every year from San Diego to […]

Prairie chicken, water conservation talks highlight EPCOG meeting

By Vanessa Kahin Staff Writer vkahin@cnjonline.com From water to the lesser prairie chicken — preserving the environment was a main topic during the Eastern Plains Council of Governments Board of Directors meeting Wednesday at the EPCOG office, 418 Main St. An update on the EPCOG’s backlogged annual audits was also discussed, with a 2012 audit […]

Education column: Former gang member teaches powerful lessons

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy

“It isn’t about how you start, it’s how you finish.” These were the words of former gang member, “Crazy” Ted Sutton, who recently spoke to students at Clovis High School’s Lecture Hall. A lively and animated speaker, Sutton spoke to each class of students, sophomores, juniors, and seniors sequentially, as each group filled the hall […]

Education digest — April 10

CHS culinary students win second On March 26, a team of Clovis High School students finished second in the New Mexico State ProStart Invitational contest in Albuquerque Under the direction of instructor Judy Uerling, several students vied to be part of the team, and had to try out to compete by writing an essay, dicing […]

What’s happening — April 10

Today Pre-K Storyhour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza — 1 p.m.-2 p.m., For all toddlers and preschoolers. Take your photo with the Easter Bunny and sign up to win Easter Basket, Wheatfields Senior Living. Information: 762-8700.   Friday 2014 Clovis Mainstreet Taste This — 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Tickets are […]

Police blotter — April 10

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs:   Caller reported: Tuesday • 12:30 a.m.: Door knockers, 300 block of Wilmington Circle. • 1:13 a.m.: Prowlers, 1700 block of Sheldon Street. • 1:39 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident with injuries, 1300 block of West 15th Street. • 6:49 a.m.: Burglary (auto), 200 block of Schepps Boulevard. • […]

Causey relative looking for stories

Betty Williamson

By Betty Williamson Local columnist I met a genuine treasure hunter recently, and before I could stop myself, I got swept up in her cause. Emily Elliott, who hails from Pawnee, Okla., is a great-great-niece of George Causey, the legendary buffalo hunter who frequented these parts during the last decades of the 1800s. She’s in […]

MSU’s new tuition structure win-win for students, university

New Mexico State University has taken a page from UNM’s last budget, financing faculty pay raises by linking students’ wallets to full course loads that will get them graduated in four years. That’s smart — graduating students on time should be the real bottom line of every university. UNM set that tone last April, when […]

Friends: Cowboy loved bull riding

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Hadley Howe, a roper for the Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team, speaks about the passing of teammate Irvying Urquijo during a prayer vigil Wednesday on  the ENMU campus.

By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Irvyng Urquijo’s chosen sport was fraught with danger and he knew it, an Eastern New Mexico University rodeo teammate said as about 200 mourners gathered Wednesday for a prayer vigil around the fountain at the heart of the campus. Urquijo, 20, died Tuesday after a bull stepped on his […]