Business feature: Official: Raintree Apartments could open by June

CNJ staff photo: Eric Norwood Jr.
The Raintree Apartments on Llano Estacado are still under construction, but should be 100 percent completed by June, according to an estimate by Development Coordinator Luis Ybarra. The two-story complex will have 192 units ranging from one to three bedrooms.

By Eric Norwood Jr. CNJ staff writer After various setbacks, many weather related, Raintree Apartments should see its much anticipated grand opening hopefully by June, according to Development Coordinator Luis Ybarra. The 192-unit apartment complex being constructed on Llano Estacado is behind schedule, but should see its first units ready between March 1 and […]

What’s happening — Jan. 21

Today Alzheimer’s Associations New Mexico Chapter Caregiver Support Group — 10:30 a.m., Wheatfields Senior Living 4701 Prince St. Information: 575-624-1552. Cultural/Ethnic Affairs Committee meeting — 8:30 a.m., Clovis Community College. Information: 769-2811. The Aeolus Quartet — 7 p.m., Clovis Community College, Town Hall. Information: 769-4031 or   Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver […]

No. 1 Vikings defeat Cats

CNJ staff photo:
Kevin Wilson
Clovis guard Willie McCray drives down the lane past Valley’s Troy Giddings during the second half of Saturday’s matchup at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. McCray had 16 points in the Wildcats’ 64-53 loss.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer History repeated itself on Saturday night, as a top-ranked team came into Rock Staubus Gymnasium, held off every Clovis challenge and came away with one more win before heading back to Albuquerque. Now, the question is how Clovis can learn following a 64-53 loss, this time to top-ranked […]

Lady Cats turn back La Cueva

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis High girls were pushed a bit on Saturday night. Still, they kept things pretty much under control. Junior Danni Williams scored 26 points and junior post Shelby Jones had another good outing against La Cueva as the Lady Wildcats notched a 57-48 win, improving to 16-0 for the season. […]

Hounds outlast Angelo in OT

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
ENMU senior Cornelius Cammock goes between Angelo State senior Kenny Williams, left, and sophomore Omari Gudul for a first-half layup during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference men’s matchup at Greyhound Arena. Cammock posted a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Greyhounds posted a 72-68 overtime win.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer PORTALES — A week ago, things didn’t look too good for Eastern New Mexico University’s men. Now, after back-to-back four-point wins, including Saturday’s hard fought 72-68 overtime decision over Angelo State at Greyhound Arena, the Hounds are back to being a factor in the Lone Star Conference race. […]

Zias whip Rambelles, improve to 3-1 in LSC

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
ENMU junior Lakeeyscia Griffin takes a steal in for layup against Angelo State junior Kayla Turner during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s game at  at Greyhound Arena.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Don’t look now, but the Eastern New Mexico University Zias are suddenly in the middle of the Lone Star Conference basketball race. Junior forward Tori Tucker posted a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds, leading five Zias in double figures in a 74-64 victory over […]

BHSI bailout would open floodgates

It is dismaying and discouraging that private business people in our community were not paid for their services in the Beauty Health and Science Innovations debacle. At least three companies were promised payment — reportedly in excess of $150,000 — but were not paid. The sad repercussion is among many tied to the failure of […]

Words can tell so much, so little

Wendel Sloan

Whether I had 300, 3,000 or 3 million words, it would only scratch life’s surface. In the last photo I took of my mother — with my big-hearted Arkansas cousin Tim and his lovely wife, Ruby — shortly before mother died at 92 in assisted living, deep wrinkles and fragility etched her full-life face. Also […]

Debate? No, we’re just blowing smoke

Ned Cantwell NEW

“Got your bong yet?” Barney asked. I don’t feign total innocence about the world of pot smoking but, on the other hand, I am hazy on the exact nature of what you do with a bong. “Breaking Bad” fans know it is used in some manner for inhaling marijuana. Barney enjoys tweaking irritation and he […]

It’s a wonder I survived childhood

Karl Terry

It’s a wonder those of my generation and older are alive today. Somehow, we’re still here despite our reckless ways. As a young tike I usually stood in the front seat of my mom’s car or my dad’s pickup as they barreled down the road. Seatbelts, if we had them at all in the car, […]

Mini albums featured on upcoming show


Information on making a birthday gift card holder, time savers for quilting, and making a mini album will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Lisa Rojas is a mixed media artist and designer, and she’s going use a Big Shot cutting machine to make a birthday gift card […]

Investment in children never wasted

There she goes again, at her swim club practice-my granddaughter Mikayla, who throws herself with joyous abandon into whatever sport she is playing. In previous years, it has been basketball, but inherently tricky knees seemed to make swimming, which she excels at anyway, the viable option. Worst case scenario, she decides she doesn’t like to […]

School menus — Jan. 19

Clovis elementary schools Monday: No School — MLK Day Tuesday: Breakfast — banana bread. Lunch — goldfish ham and cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers with ranch, chilled fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — taco boat and salsa. Lunch — mac and cheese, green beans, veggie slices and ranch, fresh fruit, whole wheat roll. Thursday: Breakfast […]

People make Clovis friendly fit for Vietnam native — Our people

Emily Crowe: Clovis Media Inc.
Jon Huynh, a native of Saigon, Vietnam, moved to the United States in 1994. He is the owner of Creative Nails in Clovis.

Opportunity and freedom brought Jon Huynh’s parents to the United States back in the 1980s. Originally from Saigon, Vietnam, Huynh ventured to the U.S. himself in 1994, and eventually settled in Clovis. The 38-year-old is the owner of Creative Nails at Hilltop Plaza in Clovis. Her has a 12-year-old daughter who attends Yucca Middle School. […]

Personal style matures like other things

While flipping through a magazine the other day, I was thinking about how an individual’s style evolves as they get older. The way you look at yourself and the world matures. It is destined that your style will expand, too. Friday is the day we get to pull out our jeans for work. I just […]

On the shelves — Jan. 19

These books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Learning Brain: Memory and Brain Development in Children by Torkel Klingberg draws on the insights of neuroscience to explain why some ten-year-olds perform at the level of a fourteen-year-old while others at that of a six-year-old, and provides a variety of techniques that can improve our […]

Senior happenings — Jan. 19

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 11 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Sewing (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis) Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; Loteria (Spanish […]

Tips for keeping up with the legislative session

By Steve Terrell The Santa Fe New Mexican While politicians talk a lot about welcoming public participation in the New Mexico Legislature, which convenes at noon Tuesday, in reality, trying to participate can seem like an obstacle course for members of the public who are unversed in the ways of a legislative session. Published schedules […]

Club notes — Jan. 19

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club’s monthly meeting was held Jan. 8. President Jacque Wuest called the meeting to order. Bobbi Lyons provided refreshments. Donna Whitfield won the door prize. Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell, guest speaker, informed club members of future ongoing plans for our city parks. All the old Siberian Elms are […]

King honored at annual breakfast


By Emily Crowe CNJ staff writer Do you still dream? That was the question posed by Lt. Col. Marcus Brazell during his keynote speech at the 22nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast held Saturday. Brazell, formerly stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, recounted the tale of King’s infamous 1965 march from […]