PRMC learns of computer breach

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A server containing information for about 7,600 Plains Regional Medical Center mammography patients was hacked two years ago in North Carolina. Freedom New Mexico Although a server containing information for about 7,600 Plains Regional Medical Center mammography patients was hacked two years ago in North Carolina, the hospital administrator expects […]

9/23 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 a.m. Sept. 5, an officer responded to the police department in the 300 block of Connely Street for a report of an unconscious subject. A woman said she had found a teen boy unconscious in the area of North and […]

Fed decision to allow trade long overdue

Freedom New Mexico The federal government has prompted yet another delay in the implementation of a NAFTA provision that allows Mexican truckers to bring cargo from that country to U.S. markets. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement, that provision should have gone into effect on Jan. 1, 1995 — more than 14 years ago. […]

ENMU drops volleyball opener

Freedom New Mexico Neb.-Omaha tournament Dallas Baptist def. ENMU 25-18, 25-21, 25-17 in the Zias’ season opener. ENMU faces North Alabama at 4:45 p.m. (MDT), and plays twice more on Saturday to complete the event.

TRICARE provider switch delayed

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Transition to new managed-care support contractors for 6 million TRICARE beneficiaries across 30 states has been halted while the Government Accountability Office reviews protests filed by losing bidders. TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) announced last month that Aetna Government Health Plans of Hartford, Conn., won the contract competition and would be […]

Vultures summer residents in eastern New Mexico

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo More than 50 vultures have claimed a patch of trees on city property north of North Plains Mall as their roost. The birds leave their roost to search for food during the day, according to Wildlife Biologist Tony Gennaro, and return each evening. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer More […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission to meet

Clovis City Commission meets 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • A study session following a meeting on the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority. • Introduction of an ordinance extending city limits to include a tract of land in the Stonebrook Subdivision. • A request […]

Police blotter: June 26

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 p.m. June 5 an officer responded to a state office in the 1600 block of North Prince Street to arrest someone for a probation violation. A probation officer told the officer a man told her he killed a dog with […]

Clovis Holiday Inn Express opens

Holiday Inn Express has opened a new hotel in Clovis. According to a press release, the new hotel on North Prince includes 80 rooms, an indoor pool and fitness center. A spokesperson for Holiday Inn said the hotel represents a $7 million investment by the corporation. The hotel opened its doors for business May 28.

U.S. officials overreacting to North Korea

Freedom Communications There’s no question that North Korea, as headed by Dear Leader Kim Jong-Il, is a reckless and irresponsible regime whose abuse of its own people is only exceeded by its self-defeating recklessness toward its neighbors. But from Kim Jong-Il’s perspective, it must also be amusing to see just how predictable the United States, […]

State police: Clovis girl killed in vehicle rollover north of Melrose

CNJ staff An 11-year-old Clovis girl was killed when her mother’s minivan rolled north of Melrose Friday night. Sonya Trujillo died at Plains Regional Medical Center, where she was taken following the crash, according to a press release from state police.

Clovis woman killed near Hereford

A 38-year-old Clovis woman was killed early Friday morning in a crash north of Hereford. Tina Howell was killed around 3 a.m. (CDT) when a tractor trailer she was driving crashed into another on Highway 385 about 3 miles outside of Hereford, according to Texas Highway Patrol Communications Operator Carolyn Wakefield. Omar Wharton, the driver […]

Residents discuss challenges of city growth

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent In 2005, Clovis residents gathered in the north meeting room at the library and fretted about their community’s existence. On Tuesday night, a much different tune was being whistled in the same room. Instead of worry about an impeding closure of Cannon Air Force Base, which did not happen, audience […]

Curry County Commission to meet Tuesday

CNJ Staff The Curry County Commission meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Items on Tuesday’s agenda include: • Budget hearings for the Texico Senior Citizens Center, Clovis MainStreet, Beacon of Light, Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, The Hartley House, the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, Clovis […]

ENMU Hosting Bucky Covington in concert on April 8

“American Idol” participant and country singer Bucky Covington will perform at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8 in Greyhound Arena at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Tickets are $10 for the general public, and free to ENMU students. Covington is from North Carolina and began playing music with his buddies at a young age.

County ghost story believable

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Back in 1994 when Harold Kilmer, Ike Stanford, and I were searching old cemeteries in Curry County, Sis Simmons, the local radio personality, who grew up as Alma Willoughby near Field, told me there was a cemetery we had missed out there. As a young girl she witnessed a 13-year-old […]

City commission to meet

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission meets 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. • The city will hold a hearing on granting a beer and wine license to Fat Boys Barbeque & More, located on 901 Llano Estacado Blvd. The licenses are non-transferrable, City Attorney David Richards said. Restaurants […]

March 6 police blotter

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 a.m. Feb. 18 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of North Prince Street for a report of embezzlement. A manager said an employee had been taking merchandise, his cash drawer had been short and […]

American Heritage Bank will move to North Prince Street

CNJ staff American Heritage Bank in Clovis is planning to build a new headquarters — relocating their main branch from North Main Street to North Prince Street. President Mac Langford said the bank is in the process of obtaining permits for a a new 7,800 square foot building on property just south of Something Different […]

County museum named for ‘Pappy’

By Don McAlavy Born in 1913 on the north side of the Running Water Draw near Pleasant Hill, Ardale “Pappy” Thornton started cowboying at age five by herding cows on horseback. When Pappy was old enough, he decided to try his hand at homesteading. Since there was no more homesteading land in Curry County, he […]