Traffic solutions mulled

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City Engineer Justin Howalt, left, and City Commissioner Randy Crowder discuss Wednesday a conceptual plan for the 21st and Prince streets intersection during an open house to discuss traffic congestion at two intersections on Prince Street.

By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer Concerned business owners spoke out against solutions to traffic congestion at the 21st-Prince and Commerce-Prince intersections that could have a possible negative impacts on business during an open house Wednesday. Engineer Paul Steffin, who helped conduct research on these intersections, said the primary problem with the area is […]

Sunland closes operations — files bankruptcy

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Sunland, Inc.was the nation's largest organic peanut butter processor.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer For Terri Lancaster, it started like any other work day at Sunland Inc., a place she said felt like home. Her world was shaken Wednesday morning when she was called into a company-wide meeting and told Sunland’s plants were closing. “It’s just a heartbreak. There was quite a […]

School gives airman hero’s welcome

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Students at Clovis Christian School welcome home Maj. Rob Bingham on Tuesday. The school’s 250 students lined the halls as Bingham reunited with his son and daughter.

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER Approximately 250 students lined the main hall of Clovis Christian School Tuesday for a true hero’s welcome. As Maj. Rob Bingham entered the school and walked down the hall, the students waved American flags and sang along to Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” Bingham had been deployed […]

Officials hosting traffic congestion open house


Clovis city officials will be hosting an open house tonight to discuss traffic congestion issues at the 21st-Prince Street and Commerce-Prince Street intersections. City Engineer Justin Howalt said studies on these intersections and the data will be presented at the open house, and five conceptual plans that address traffic flow will also be presented. The […]

Business feature: Broadview wind project under way


By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer The Broadview wind project is under way, and for investor Kay White it is a dream come true. Kay White, did not have much to say at the site of the Broadview wind project, but her husband, Elmer White said she was instrumental in moving this project forward […]

Clovis High band takes first in division at contest


CNJ staff The Clovis High School marching band took home first place in the 5A division and second place in finals at the Tumbleweed Marching Festival, according to a Clovis Municipal Schools press release. The band also received accolades for outstanding drumline, outstanding colorguard and outstanding soloist (Logan Aragon) at the festival, which was held […]

ENMU celebrates homecoming festivities

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Alfie Venezuela grills some chicken for the tailgate event at Blackwater Draw. Free food was served at the event, along with face painting, a bungie jump, music, and freebies given away.

By Eric Norwood Jr. CMI staff writer The Eastern New Mexico University Homecoming theme “Escape to Paradise”, had a strong influence on all festivities Saturday. The Homecoming parade looked like an Hawaiian Luau, as the tropical theme was displayed on almost every float, and leis with colorful flowers were thrown along with the traditional […]

Police: Murder trial witness steals pickup truck, crashes it

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By Emily Crowe CNJ staff writer A key witness in a murder trial and controversial jail beating stole a pickup truck from a dealer Friday, fled police and minutes later crashed into an SUV at 14th and Mitchell Streets, according to Clovis police. Police spokesman Capt. Patrick Whitney said a woman in the SUV […]

Students overwhelmingly pass new stadium proposal

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Eastern New Mexico University cheerleaders kept a spirited vibe Friday night at ENMU’s homecoming bonfire rally.

By Christina Calloway Valerie Mestas is excited to know that in a couple of years, she’ll be watching the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds play at a stadium in Portales with her son, an updated experience she wants to share from her childhood. “My parents went to school here, so growing up, I got […]

Mum’s the word

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Brittanie Harris arranges homecoming mums Thursday at Clovis Floral. Harris said the florist makes some pre-made mums and also takes special orders for more ornate versions.

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER Jaymi Firestone’s experience with ribbons and hot glue guns comes in handy this time of year. A photographer and 2004 Clovis High School graduate, Firestone has fulfilled orders for 12 mums to commemorate homecoming in Clovis and Melrose. “I’ve made them ever since I was in high school […]