BHSI report lays most blame with advisory board


By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR An investigation into the failed Beauty Health and Science Innovations deal places much of the blame on its Economic Development Tax Advisory Board for failing to follow established policies and procedures. The 24-page report, prepared by an Amarillo law firm and approved Thursday by the Clovis City Commission, […]

First dose of winter coming


By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER The season’s first dose of winter weather is headed toward eastern New Mexico this evening. That means freezing temperatures and a chance of snow. Meteorologist Jason Frazier, who works at the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, said the system will likely begin late this evening and stick around […]

Ticket: Students to present ‘Bat Boy: The Musical’

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Clovis Community College, Eastern New Mexico University, Clovis High School and Cannon Air Force Base students will present “Bat Boy: The Musical” at CCC Town Hall this weekend.

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College Company class is joining forces with Eastern New Mexico faculty to present “Bat Boy: The Musical” this weekend. The production, which originally premiered in 1997 at the Actors Gang Theatre in Los Angeles, will be jointly directed by CCC’s Christy Mendoza and ENMU’s Jean Ornellas. “Bat Boy: The Musical” […]

E—cigarette proposal fails


By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em. On a 3-2 vote Tuesday, Curry County commissioners snuffed out an effort to ban electronic cigarettes from public and private buildings. The vote followed a presentation from a 20-plus year smoker who said she’s been clean a month now, not touching tobacco […]

Police believe school bomb threat a prank


By Emily Crowe CNJ staff writer Police believe a bomb threat called in Tuesday morning at Clovis High School was a prank. Students were moved to the school gymnasium while the school was swept for explosives by police and school personnel, according to school officials. The sweep was completed around 9:30 a.m. and no […]

Cannon airman earns audition on ‘The Voice’

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Josh Sullivan, center, will travel Dec. 15 to Los Angeles for a live audition for the television singing competition “The Voice.” He plays solo gigs around town, and also plays with country band Hiway 84.

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER A local country singer and guitarist is headed to Hollywood next month to audition for NBC’s reality television singing competition “The Voice.” Josh Sullivan, who is stationed at Cannon Air Force Base and works as an AC-130W instructor pilot, only recently began singing for crowds both solo and […]

Cat tracks — Sophomore speed helps Wildcats pull rout

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Clovis sophomore Roland Chavez hauls in a 63-yard touchdown pass as Volcano Vista defender Justin Perez tries to catch up in the third quarter Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. The touchdown put Clovis up 34-14, and the Wildcats went on to beat the Hawks 47-21.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER How fast is Clovis sophomore Roland Chavez? He outran his own thoughts. That speed was a vital element of the exclamation point touchdown the Wildcats posted in a 47-21 victory over Volcano Vista in their Class 5A first-round playoff game on Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. The […]

Hospital officials: Experienced nurses tough to find

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Roosevelt General Hospital’s Director of Nursing Services Mercedes Lopez briefs her nursing staff before the night shift begins.

By Christina Calloway CMI staff writer There are no full-time openings for nurses currently open at Roosevelt General Hospital but that can change in the matter of days, according to the Director of Nursing Services Mercedes Lopez. Staffing levels fluctuate in cycles, according to Lopez, and it takes a toll on the nursing staff […]

Elida takes fourth-straight Class B title

CMI correspondnet: Joshua Lucero
The Elida Lady Tigers rejoice with their trophy after winning their fourth consecutive state Class B volleyball tournament in a row Saturday morning at Rio Rancho’s Santa Ana Star Center.

By Kenn Rodriguez CMI correspondent RIO RANCHO — Top-seeded Elida made history Saturday in the Class B state volleyball championship match, but the school’s fourth consecutive title did not come easily. The Lady Tigers played tight for much of the match and at one point it looked very much like their opponent, the Carrizozo Lady […]

Cold weather wear


By Emily Crowe The holidays are a time for giving and receiving, and some local families need a helping hand when it comes to properly preparing for winter weather. Several Clovis and Portales agencies are accepting donations of winter coats, which will be given to men, women and children who do not have or […]