7-26 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 a.m. July 12 an officer responded to the emergency room at Plains Regional Medical Center for a report of an intoxicated teen.A girl told the officer she had been at a party and called a friend to pick her up […]

Local youth among winners at High Plains Junior Rodeo

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CNJ photo: Liliana Castillo Kenna Hayes McNeil held onto her calf for the full six seconds and scored 64 points, taking the round, during Saturday’s short go at the high Plans Junior Rodeo Association finals held at the Curry County Events Center. By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association finals […]

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 […]

Cemetery all that’s left of Blacktower

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Sarah E. Schooling Durham’s grave is one of about eight whose gravestones are still visible and standing at the Blacktower Cemetery located west of Chavez West housing. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When the town of Blacktower faded away, the only thing left behind was its dead. The Blacktower […]

High Plains Film Festival features professional workshops

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Courtesy photo Eastern New Mexico University graduates Michelle Tomlinson and Landall Goolsby, shown above in the movie “Backfire,” will present an Acting for the Camera workshop. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the second annual High Plains Film Festival 8 a.m. Sunday in the University Theatre Center. Special guests […]

ENMU hosting second annualHigh Plains Film Festival on May 10

PORTALES–Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is hosting the second annual High Plains Film Festival on Sunday, May 10 in the University Theatre Center.

Press release: ENMU hosting second annual High Plains film festival

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is hosting the High Plains Film Festival 2009 on Sunday, May 10 in the University Theatre Center. Special guests will be ENMU graduates and professional actors Michelle Tomlinson and Landall Goolsby, as well as documentary filmmaker Erin Hudson and audio recordist Jon LeBlanc. At 2 p.m. films […]

ENMU hosting second annual High Plains Film Festival

PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is hosting the High Plains Film Festival 2009 on Sunday, May 10 in the University Theatre Center.

Parent company of North Plains Mall struggling

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Severe financial difficulties and the looming possibility of bankruptcy for the corporation that owns North Plains Mall is unlikely to cause noticeable changes at the mall for customers, a General Growth Properties spokesman said Monday. CNJ staff Severe financial difficulties and the looming possibility of bankruptcy for the corporation that […]

eb. 8, 2009: Birth Announcements

Aragon Michael Andrew Aragon was born Dec. 21, 2008, at Plains Regional Hospital, to Michael and Mercie Aragon of Tucumcari. He weighed 8 pounds and 3 ounces. He has two sisters, Lisa, 16, and Briana, 8. Grandparents are Jose (Lupe) Martinez and Andy and Corinne Pulido of San Mateo, Calif. Great-grandparent is Donaciana Jimenez.

Respiratory virus tough on toddlers

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Around this time every year the majority of Plains Regional Medical Center’s 12-bed pediatric ward is full with babies and young toddlers and often there’s a single culprit to blame — Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus or RSV. “When a child has RSV, they’re pretty sick little kids,” said Janna […]

Teens spread cheer

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Shelby Brown of Faith Christian Family Church sings a Christmas song, Wednesday, to Dylan Thompson, 6 months, while his mother Christy Thompson looks on. Faith Christian Family Church also provided gifts for hospital patients. By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer Giving without expecting anything in return and bringing christmas cheer […]

Residents voice discomfort with traffic sign removal

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Some residents are hoping the trial period for traffic sign changes on Plains Avenue and Main Street will go no further. Jessie Ellison, who has lived at her house on Plains since 1954, said she doesn’t understand the reasoning for the removal of stop signs at the intersection of […]

Nov. 16, 2008 Births

Hall Taylor Dalton Hall was born Oct. 14, 2008 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, to Ollie and April Hall of Clovis. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce. He has a brother, Jaden Gage Hall. Grandparents are Judy and Lehmon Jacobs of Muleshoe and Ollie and Jessie Hall of Clovis. Great-grandparents are Bobby and […]

Legend of buffalo hunter Causey lives on

By Ruth Burns: CNJ Correspondent By Ruth Burns Special to the CNJ No story of the High Plains would be complete without mentioning T.L. “George” Causey, for whom Causey, New Mexico was named. Causey was a rancher, freighter, and most famously, a buffalo hunter. It was his heavy wagons and ox teams hauling hides to […]

Sept. 14, 2008 Births

Williams DeMarcus Rashad Williams was born Sept. 2, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center to DeMarcus and Brittni Williams of Clovis. He weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce. Grandparents are Stephen and Rachel Page of Clovis and DeMarco and Cynthia Williams of Lawton, Okla. Great-grandparents are Edward and Thelma Villa of Clovis; Longino and Alice […]

State officials: No pattern on infant deaths at Plains Regional

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Shelly Chaparro of Clovis gave birth to 6-pound, 12-ounce Abbey Isabella Montoya on Aug. 20 at Plains Regional Medical Center. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Any fears sparked by a recent cluster of infant death reports at Plains Regional Medical Center are unfounded, according to the state health department. […]

High Plains Junior Rodeo has array of events

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CNJ file photo Begun in 1974, the High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals are a 34-year tradition in Clovis. Pictured s Don Denley during the 2006 steer riding competition. For 34 years Clovis has won the bid to host the High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals. The week-long event will include activities such as a talent show, […]

Flash flood watch

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING…   THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A     * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO…       INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…CAPITAN/NORTHERN SACRAMENTO       MOUNTAINS…CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS/ESTANCIA VALLEY…CHAVES COUNTY       […]

Local agency assists city development

The Eastern Plains Council of Governments is one of seven associations of counties that assist local governments in economic development and planning. MembersThe Eastern Plains Council of governments is made up of seven counties in eastern New Mexico and the local governments in those counties. The council helps with infrastructure planning and economic development.Counties in […]