Data: City water usage down

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By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com Plentiful rains have lowered the daily water usage in Clovis the past 2 1/2 months, according data from the city’s water provider. Lower than average temperatures have also helped the city conserve water, according to Brian Daly, EPCOR Water District Manager. Statistics provided by EPCOR show that Clovis used […]

Business feature: Pest control business booming

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Fly and mosquito populations in Clovis have grown in the wake of increased precipitation. Local pest control services are keeping busy spraying and laying traps for the crawling insects that have started to invade homes and businesses to escape flooding.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com Local pest control services are dealing with an assortment of insects and small animals invading local homes, businesses, and agricultural areas as a result of recent rains. Lee Ann Davis, district supervisor for Southwestern Pest Control, said the pests this summer are those found in moist, humid conditions. “Field […]

Japanese dance performance debuts at ethnic fair

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By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com The cultural diversity at the 19th annual Ethnic Fair Saturday at Hillcrest Park was exemplified by Lyuba Johnson — a native of Ukraine who prompted the event’s traditional Japanese dance performance. Johnson, whose husband is stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, performed Bon Odori — traditional dances from Japan […]

CHS linemen revel in drills at camp

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By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — While the “skill” players are off trying to either score touchdowns or prevent them, linemen in events like Friday’s 7-on-7 competition at Eastern New Mexico University have a different mindset. Taking on 10 drills during the day, none involving a football, the linemen compete for team honors […]

Enthusiasts swap stories at airport fly-in

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By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com Whether they flew in, drove in, or simply walked in, community members swapped stories about their planes and cars Saturday during the annual Clovis Municipal Airport Fly-In at the Clovis airport. Pilots few in and showed off their planes;  car enthusiasts brought unique, vintage vehicles. Joe Wood brought his […]

CMI’s new publisher familiar face

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Staff report Clovis Media Inc. has an old face as its new publisher. Robert Arrowsmith, 48, has returned to New Mexico to take over publisher duties for the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun. Arrowsmith, publisher at the Sidney (Montana) Herald since May 2013, previously was circulation director for Clovis Media Inc. […]

Volunteers driving force behind junior rodeo

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Marty Mathis of Amistad jumps over a rail while working the calf roping chute. Mathis, a rancher, said he has been volunteering for the High Plains Junior Rodeo for two years.

By Lillian Bowe lbowe@pntonline.com The face of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association finals is the contestants steer riding, team roping and barrel racing, but the rodeo would not run smoothly without the volunteers. One such volunteer has helped out at the rodeo for two years and it is a family affair. Marty Mathis, a […]

Ten years of helping cancer patients on the High Plains

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By Joshua Lucero jlucero@cnjonline.com Family and support are the words cancer survivor Barbara O’briant uses when she talks about the Plains Regional Cancer Center. “All in all, Clovis Cancer Center became a home away from home with the best family anyone can ask for,” O’briant said as she addressed the crowd at the center’s 10-year […]

Three killed in medical helicopter crash near Tucumcari

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By Thomas Garcia STAFF WRITER tgarcia@qcsunonline.com Three people died Thursday morning when a Tristate Care Flight helicopter crashed into the side of a mesa and erupted in flames en route from Santa Fe to Tucumcari to pick up a patient. At 2:50 a.m., New Mexico State Police Dispatch in Tucumcari received a call from Tristate […]

Wife’s reaction to leaving Clovis shocking

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By Kitsana Dounglomchan Local columnist Something unexpected happened last week. I got an assignment to New Delhi, India. It wasn’t entirely a surprise; I did apply for the position by clicking a button on the assignment management website, but I’ve clicked plenty of buttons on there before without anything happening. This wasn’t the biggest surprise […]