Commission approves zoo upgrade priority list

Kevin Wilson City Commissioner Randy Crowder wanted other commissioners to stop and take a breath at the costs of park improvements due to cost overruns in golf course renovations. The commission opted to play through. By a 6-1 vote, commissioners approved an improvements priority list for the city’s zoo at Hillcrest Park. The list of […]

Bull riding off my bucket list

Staying aboard a 2,000-pound bovine for eight seconds. Yes sir, I can now scratch that one off my bucket list. OK, I wasn’t exactly aboard a raging bull in a rodeo arena, hell-bent on throwing me off his back. Instead it was a docile Texas Longhorn steer complete with a comfortable Western saddle. It was […]

Fall 2011 ENMU dean’s list

Here’s a list of Clovis and Portales-area students who are among 724 students on the 2011 fall semester dean’s honor roll at Eastern New Mexico University. Clovis They and their majors are: Dylan C. Otero, undeclared; Jennifer Renee Schaap, physical education; Kaci L. Tibbs, psychology; Wednesday A. Westbrook, undeclared; Marisela Acuna, elementary education; Chautauqua T.S. […]

Forgiveness often means adding God to equation

Have you ever experienced events that you never dreamed you would experience? I am thinking about over the last 10 years of my life. I have done some things I thought I would never do. Here is the list: • tried to water ski once again at my age when I have not water-skied in […]

Filing day Tuesday for municipal elections

CNJ staff Tuesday is filing day for municipal elections across eastern New Mexico, with an 8 a.m.-5 p.m. window to file for office. The following is a list of items of residents who have made public announcements of their intentions to run in Clovis’ March 6 election. • The mayor’s race. Incumbent Mayor Gayla Brumfield […]

Storytelling part of Christmas custom

There are stories, and stories told on film, that come to mean Christmas to each one of us. Though the list differs, the reality of hearing these seasonal favorites remains the same, in its essence, for most people. This year, actually for the first time, I got to see “It’s a Wonderful Life” in its […]

My wish list more naughty than nice

I don’t mind waiting until after-Christmas sales for my gifts. Here is my more-naughty-than-nice wish list: • A Kindle, but please don’t pre-load anything by Coulter or Beck. Anything by Twain (Shania or Mark) is welcomed. • Donations to my favorite charities: “Chef Juandel’s Squirrel-Stew Kitchen” and “Curing The Anglo Mariachi Cowboy’s Texas Twang.” • […]

My wish list won’t cost you a thing

We’ve got just four days — FOUR — left between now and a merry Christmas. Or a happy holiday. Or a Yuletide celebration. Or a Festivus for the rest of us. Call it what you will, but I’ll be calling it, “Watch basketball and eat every food I promise to give up for the new […]

Edward Salas makes 15 Most Wanted list

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Salas CNJ staff Edward Salas, the only inmate who has eluded capture since the August 2008 Curry County Adult Detention Center escape, has been added to the U.S. Marshals Service 15 Most Wanted fugitive list. A reward of up to $25,000 is offered for information leading directly to Salas’ arrest. That reward is up from […]

Residents list off favorite Christmas movie characters

Benna Sayyed and Robin Coffey Ashley Downs, 21, a Realtor with Prudential Master Properties “Charlie Brown in ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ is my favorite Christmas movie character. I have compassion for him because he is always the underdog. The movie is wholesome and he kind of gives a little morals. I like how he always […]