Potholes plentiful in city

By CNJ Staff Nearly a week after close to a foot of snow fell on Clovis and its roads, motorists are still feeling the impact on their daily commutes. Several potholes have been discovered throughout the city, and officials say they have few options while there is still moisture on the roads. “Right now, until […]

Winter makes commendable appearance

By Grant McGee: Local columnist So how about this winter weather? There was that big ice storm two weeks ago and The Big Snow last weekend. Did you go out, plop your butt down in the deep white stuff and make a snow angel? Did you roll up huge snowballs and make a giant snowman? […]

Cold, cold cows

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Cattle become much more susceptible to health problems in bad weather and can fall, causing injury or death. Health problems add to winter expense for dairy men and beef producers. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Come rain or shine, snow or ice, livestock producers must battle the elements on a daily […]

Small-town life never monotonous

By Grant McGee: Local columnist “Why didn’t you wake me up?” asked The Lady of the House last Saturday morning. “I figured you wanted to sleep in,” I said. “What are you talking about? We’ve got stuff to do.” Before I knew it we were bundled up against the cold and off in search of […]

Hundreds brave cold to attend annual Christmas parade

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A group of elves dances for the judges Saturday in front of the Curry County Courthouse. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Tradition trumped biting cold Saturday evening. Hundreds of people — shivering even beneath hats, layers of clothes, and blankets — lined Main Street for the annual Christmas Lights Parade […]

Motorcycle drive nets over 200 toys

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Laura Reynosa and her 22-month-old son, Israel, wait for the start of the “Operation Santa Claus” toy run Saturday at High Plains Harley-Davidson. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Braving low temperatures and cutting winds, bikers bundled up Saturday morning and tucked dolls, cars and teddy bears in saddlebags to […]

Kids and colds – Treat the symptoms and start the waiting game

Courtesy of the 27th Medical Group The vast majority of cold-like illnesses in children are caused by viruses. The good news is these viruses almost always resolve on their own, due to the body’s immune system. The bad news is there is little anyone can do to speed the recovery. All anyone can usually do […]

Schhol Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — French toast, cold juice & milk. Lunch —Corn dog, french fries, pickle spear, chilled peaches and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Eggs & toast, cold juice & milk. Lunch — Burrito/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, fresh watermelon and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, cold juice & milk. Lunch […]

State of innocence never guaranteed

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist On Sept. 10, 2001, this nation was more than a quarter-century past its last real crisis. This is not to say the intervening years were uneventful: They were not. Those years saw three attempted presidential assassinations, a shuttle explosion, an impeachment and sundry hostage takings, military actions and political scandals. […]

Cold case sleuth has Clovis ties

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Rocky Mountain News photo: Todd HeislerLou Smit, left, Scott Fischer, center, and Charlie Hess are cold-case investigators with the El Paso County, Colo., Sheriff’s Department. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A Clovis native who developed a taste for crime fighting as a local newspaper reporter and photographer played a role in a convicted Colorado […]

You can get colds in the summer too

By Ryn Gargulinski: local columnist There’s a man rambling around town and he’s a real pain in the keister. He’s currently hitting the West Coast but, if he already hasn’t, will be moving inland sometime soon. He’s not a nice man to meet, for the first thing he does is bludgeon the skull so it […]

5/14 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken pattie on a bun, tasty tator tots, pickle spear and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Pizza, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, fresh apple and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast— Go-gurt, cold juice & milk. […]

5/7 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pocket, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, gravy, hot homemade roll, chilled peaches and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Tacos, salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, orange smiles and cold milk. Wednesday: School favorite. Thursday: Breakfast— Pancake sausage […]

4/30 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Fajitas/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, rosy applesauce and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Eggs and toast, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Sloppy joe sandwich, tasty tator tots, pickle spear, fruit Jell-O and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Wonderful waffles, cold juice […]

4/23 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: No school. Tuesday: Breakfast — Go-gurt, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Bow tie lasagna, grand green beans, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, garlic bread and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage and biscuit, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Enchiladas, salsa, seasoned pinto beans, crisp lettuce, crackers and cold milk. Thursday: […]

4/16 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: No School. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pocket, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Fajitas/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, chilled pears and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast, cold juice, and milk. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, french fries, pickle slices, chilled peaches and cold milk. Thursday: Breakfast— Blueberry muffin, cold […]

4-9 School menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Wonderful waffles, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, gravy, hot homemade roll, chilled mixed fruit and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, cold juice and milk. Lunch — “Backwards Day” Breakfast burrito, salsa, tasty tator tots, chilled strawberries and cold milk. Wednesday: […]

4-2 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast —French toast, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, french fries, pickle slices, chilled peaches and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cowboy bread, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Fajitas/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, chilled pears and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, cold juice, and milk. […]

3/19 School menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast —Pancake sausage on a stick, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes/gravy, hot homemade roll, orange smiles and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pocket, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Bow tie lasagna, grand green beans, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, garlic bread and cold milk. Wednesday: […]

3-12 School menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast —Cheese toast, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Pigs in a blanket, tasty tator tots, pickle spear, applesauce and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Italian spaghetti, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, chilled mixed fruit and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Go-gurt and toast, […]