Officials urge caution following rabies outbreak

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CNJ staff photo: Tonjia Rolan Veterinarian Jack Murphy soothes Buttercup after giving her a rabies vaccination at his office on Prince Street. Tonjia Rolan A rabies outbreak in Eddy County has state and local health officials across eastern New Mexico urging caution. While there are no confirmed cases in Curry or Roosevelt counties so far […]

McGee: Eastern New Mexico’s high winds make an impression on newcomers

Storm spotter’s courses being offered

Tonjia Rolan Spring is a little more than a week away. So is the start of tornado season on the High Plains. Eastern New Mexico spawns 75 percent of the state’s thunderstorms that produce tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website. The state sees about 10 twisters a year and thunderstorm and […]

Press release: Yogurt facility holding groundbreaking

Clovis, New Mexico – A groundbreaking will take place for a yoghurt manufacturing facility on Friday, March 9th at 2:00 p.m. at Mid Frisian Dairy in Clovis, New Mexico. The yoghurt facility will be owned and operated by Andle and Sjierkje van der Ploeg and family and will produce “Freanna Original Yoghurt. Freanna Original Yoghurt […]

Titans hand Curry County Cats shutout loss

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Curry County Cats running back Brian Mead turns the corner on a kickoff return during the second quarter of Saturday’s New Mexico Premier League season opener against the New Mexico Titans at Leon Williams Stadium. Kevin Wilson Even in the confines of Leon Williams Stadium, the New Mexico Titans just […]

Science fair results

Results for Clovis students at the Eastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair on Feb. 25 in Portales: Clovis Christian Schools • Ethan Hill, first in earth and planetary science • Kaitlyn Aldaz-Rael, first in mathematical sciences • Chris Ortiz, first in physics and astronomy Mesa Elementary • Levi Blea, first in behavioral and social sciences […]

Curry County Cats-New Mexico Titans preview

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Texas-Permian Basin sweeps Zias

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CMI photo: Tony Bullocks Teammates greet ENMU freshman Aurelia Sandoval after she scored a run in the second inning of Wednesday’s softball opener against Texas-Permian Basin at Zia Softball Field. Sandoval hit a grand slam in each game of the win bill, but the Falcons handed the Zias 8-5 and 15-9 losses. CMI staff Aurelia […]

Thursday morning briefing: Senate work, stars shine and Mantle says it’s so

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. Intern opportunity Sen. Tom Udall invites New Mexico college students interested in gaining legislative or press relations experience to apply for internships in his Washington D.C., Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Carlsbad offices. Washington internships have two sessions for summer interns: May 29 – June 29 […]

Curry County resident announces candidacy for District 7

CNJ staff Republican and Curry County resident Mark W. Myers will seek election for state senate in District 7, which encompasses Curry, Quay and Union counties. Myers attended New Mexico State University and Texas Tech with a focus on agriculture and law. He has more than 20 years business experience in agricultural commodities and transportation. […]

ENMU squads receive tough tourney draws

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CMI correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU senior guard Stefan Mirabal, shown in a game against West Texas A&M last month, is one of three injured Greyhounds who is hoping to see action today when they face rival West Texas A&M in a quarterfinal game of the Lone Star Conference men’s basketball tournament at Allen, Texas. Dave […]

Residents hired to prepare facility for cosmetics company

Tonjia Rolan The run-up for a new cosmetics company based in Clovis has already created a handful of jobs for local residents. Snelling Staffing Manager Lexi Myers said Snelling has hired eight to 10 people to wash windows, sweep, dust and paint the FrozFruit facility in preparation for its new owner, Beauty and Health Science […]

New facility boosts expo attendance

The new Roosevelt County Events Arena played a major role in the success of this year’s Roosevelt County Ag Expo, according to expo officials. Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce director Karl Terry said in previous years the two-day event had exhibitions divided between as many as seven buildings and areas. “It was like an Easter […]

Greyhounds edge Aggies

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JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent ENMU junior guard Devone Davis collides with Cameron’s Desmond Henry as he goes up for a shot during Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference men’s clash at Greyhound Arena. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s men know where they’ll be seeded in next week’s Lone Star Conference basketball tournament. Now, they […]

Zias rally to beat Cameron

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JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent ENMU freshman Amber Williford looks for an opening against Cameron’s Sabelle Diata during Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference women’s matchup at Greyhound Arena. Kevin Wilson PORTALES — If the night for Eastern New Mexico junior Hannah Altheide wasn’t enough indication, there was plenty of evidence to show that it didn’t matter how […]

FFA results

CNJ staff Local results of the New Mexico FFA Leadership Conference Feb. 11-12 in Albuquerque: Quiz Bowl: Contestants were judged on their knowledge of the Future Farmers of America organization. 1. Moriarty 3. Texico

Jail administrator says he’s saved by bringing inmates back in county

Robin Fornoff New jail Administrator Gerry Billy said Tuesday he’s already achieved “substantial savings” for the county by reducing the number of inmates being housed outside the county. Billy’s announcement was part of his first report to commissioners since assuming leadership at the jail three weeks ago. Billy said bringing inmates back to the Curry […]

Berry’s good work should be remembered

Moving forward… Thursday was a sad day for eastern New Mexico law enforcement. Former Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry was convicted of tampering with public records, a result of Berry destroying traffic citations issued to an acquaintance. This is the definition of “good ol’ boy” police work, also known as a fourth-degree felony when more […]

Shorthanded Hounds halted in overtime

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CMI correspondent: Joshua Lucero Greyhound junior guard Devone Davis drives around Texas A&M-Commerce defender Devondrick Walker in a Saturday afternoon Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena. Davis scored 10 points in the 67-62 overtime setback. By Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University’s men may have gotten an “A” for effort, but Saturday was an […]

Roosevelt arena to house Ag Expo

Alisa Boswell The main cause of excitement for the 20th annual Roosevelt County Ag Expo is the new Roosevelt County Event Arena, which will house all of this year’s vendor booths at the event. Roosevelt County Ag Agent Patrick Kircher said the new facility puts all vendors under one roof. “I think it will allow […]