Rescue official: Injured pug receives eye surgery

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Clovis, a pug found Tuesday July 22 in Clovis, rests after receiving eye surgery in Colorado Sunday. Lindsay Campbell, vice president of Colorado Pug Rescue, said Clovis is expected to make a full recovery in one to two months.

Staff report A pug found suffering from chemical burns in Clovis has received eye surgery, according to Lindsay Campbell, vice president of Colorado Pug Rescue. Campbell said that the Colorado Rescue received the 2-year-old pug Saturday and had to take it in for emergency surgery Sunday after ulcers in the dog’s eyes ruptured. Campbell said […]

Business feature: Survey seeks business environment info

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The Clovis Industrial Development Corporation will be conducting a survey of 40 local businesses in conjunction with CMM Enterprises as part of its Business Retention and Expansion Strategies Program. The survey is intended to identify and address the needs of Clovis businesses.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com A survey being conducted by the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation aims to retain and aid local businesses. The survey is part of the CIDC’s Business Retention and Expansion Strategies Program to determine the needs of local businesses. Gene Hendrick, an economic development specialist with CIDC, said the survey, which […]

More hungry, fewer donations contribute to empty shelves

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Mida Cadene, inventory and receiving clerk at the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, prepares canned food to be checked for expiration dates before distribution last Tuesday morning. A rise in demand and a shortage of donations has lead to empty shelves in the food bank’s warehouse.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com A rise in the number of hungry families and a lack of donations have contributed to the empty shelves at the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, according to Interim Executive Director Daniel Blea. Blea said, “It’s a mixture of both. The big thing we need is donations, whether […]

I’m so Clovis …

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Editor’s note: Picking on a recent popular Facebook meme, we asked readers to reply to “I’m so Clovis…” and to send along any old photos. Here are their responses. Ethel Mae Byrd-Perkins: I’m so Clovis I remember Roden-Smith and Woolworth on Main Street…or is that old! Christy Corn:  I’m so Clovis I remember going to […]

Border Town Days draws old faces and new

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By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com “Coming back to our roots” — this his how Jennifer Robinson of Farwell described attending the Border Town Days celebration Saturday. “We come out here every year,” said Robinson, who recalled attending the event as a child. She brought her own children to this year’s event — 2-year-old Elijah […]

Dog found suffering from chemical burns

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Frank, a pug found Tuesday night, suffered chemical burns to his head, eyes, neck, and right ear. Rescuers are sending Frank to a pug specific rescue center in Denver, Colorado, where he will undergo surgery before being given to foster parents.

Staff report A dog suffering from chemical burns was found wandering the streets of Clovis Tuesday evening, according to Cindy Clayton of Cindy’s Hope for Precious Paws Animal Rescue. The 2-year-old pug was discovered near the Prince Street overpass and was brought to Precious Paws on Wednesday evening, Clayton said. The dog, which Clayton named […]

Volunteers sought for ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign

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Families with the Cannon Air Force Base Spouse’s Club build boxes for the “Stuff the Bus” campaign scheduled for Saturday.

By Josh Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com United Way of Eastern New Mexico is gearing up for its annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign and needs volunteers in Clovis and Portales. Patricia Bazar, 2-1-1 coordinator for United Way of Eastern New Mexico, said the campaign only has six volunteers signed up, with three in Portales and three […]

80 years, immortality and snake dancing

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By David Stevens Editor Eight things you might not know about Eastern New Mexico University, which celebrates its 80th birthday this year. • Actor-musician Ronny Cox — the ill-fated dueling banjo player in “Deliverance” — may be Eastern’s most famous graduate. He finished up in 1963 with a double major in theater and speech correction. […]

5 things to know about: Being a pilot

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Trevor Bridges flies over Clovis July 2 for aerial views of flooding in the city. Bridges has been a pilot for two years and has accumulated 400 hours of flight time.

Flight plans, pre-flight checks, and talking to aircraft control are just a few of the things a pilot has to do before ever taking their plane off the ground. Pilots use the training and skills they’ve learned to ensure safe and secure flights for themselves, passengers, cargo, and other aircraft. Local pilots Trevor Bridges and […]

Christian Believers, Central Baptist Church combined for back-to-school block party.

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Associate Pastor BJ Brooks, left, and Sistar Yancy go through
donated school supplies Thursday morning at Central Baptist Church.

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com An end to summer fun, a time to get the best deal on school supplies and preparing to teach class — the phrase “back to school” means something different for children, parents and teachers. For members of Central Baptist Church and Christian Believers, back to school means showing more […]

What’s happening & Border Town Days kicks off Saturday

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Kristi Carson of Lubbock, far left, sits with members of the Farwell class of 1993 on a float in the 2013 Border Town Day Parade

Border Town Days kicks off Saturday The 48th annual Border Town Days event will kick off 9 a.m. Saturday with a bicycle contest. The big parade will follow at 10 a.m. starting on Griffin Street in Texico. There will be a BBQ immediately following the parade at the Farwell City Park. Border Town Days is […]

Clovis schools still have 66 positions to fill

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By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com With less than a month before the school year begins, Clovis Municipal Schools needs to fill about 66 positions; a number that includes teachers, coaches and support staff. The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education met Tuesday at the Administrative Building. It was the last meeting before the school […]

Mementos, volunteers sought for Lyceum Theater

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Clovis MainStreet began its first phase of renovations on the 94-year-old Lyceum Theater this June. Renovations include cleanup, window repairs, interior painting, and added lighting.

Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com Once a performance space and a site for the silver screen, the 94-year-old Lyceum Theatre is at the center of an open call — not for actors, but for mementos, donations and volunteers. Despite its history and significance — the Lyceum once welcomed the likes of Gene Autry, Will Rogers and John […]

Questions raised about motel’s fire alarm system

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About 20 to 30 guests were evacuated safely and no injuries were reported in a Wednesday morning fire at Tucumcari's Hampton Inn.

Staff writer shansen@qcsunonline.com The New Mexico Fire Marshal’s office is continuing its investigation into a blaze that destroyed Tucumcari’s Hampton Inn hotel July 16, as concerns voiced by some of the evacuated guests have raised questions about the motel’s fire alarm system. One of the owners of the Hampton Inn, Neil Patel, said alarm inspection […]

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. […]