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 […]

Fourth of July closures

In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, Clovis banks, credit unions, city and county offices and the Clovis Community College campus will be closed. Wal-Mart will be open with normal hours. North Plains Mall and its shops will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

June 30, 2008 Births

Cargile James Levi Cargile was born April 25, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to H.P. and Kristi Cargile of Melrose. He weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces. He has a sister, Kinlee, 11 months old. Grandparents are Don and Vicky Smith of Melrose and Sheri Cargile of Logan. Great-grandparents are Marvin and […]

Eastern Plains Council of Government appoints new director

The Eastern Plains Council Board of Directors will appoint Nick Brady as the organization’s next executive director at today’s board meeting, according to outgoing executive director Leland Tillman. Brady, EPCOG deputy director, has worked with the organization for seven years. “It’s going to give me an opportunity to continue to work with the people in […]

Business feature: More female riders taking to the road

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Carla DuBois, left, of Clovis goes over some of the features of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Monday with Debbie Walton of Clovis at the High Plains Harley-Davidson dealership on Mabry Drive. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Ronnie Jones, general manager for High Plains Desert Honda, has seen a steady […]

Zoo animals keep it cool

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Alpacas sport a new hairdo Thursday at Hillcrest Park Zoo. Zookeeper Mark Yanotti said the pair were sheared recently to remove their heavy winter wool. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Shade, misters, dipping pools and extreme hair cuts are but a few of the ways Hillcrest Park Zoo helps […]

A few words of thanks

LaShawna Young e-mails to say thanks to the maternity staff at Plains Regional Medical Center:

Allergy sufferers dealing with springtime

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Many High Plains residents spend the spring months battling stuffy noses, headaches, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing and sore throats. Sherri McCarty, a nurse practitioner at X-press Care, said during peak times, between 50 and 60 percent of patients they see are seeking treatment for seasonal allergy symptoms. McCarty said […]

Found in translation

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Betty Pullings, right, interprets questions from her patient Siu Davalos to Dr. Hany Elbeshbeshy at Plains Regional Medical Center. Pullings says she interprets for an average of 10 patients in a week in departments all over the hospital. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer Betty Pullings, a registered nurse at […]

Clovis Community College hosting variety show

Clovis Community College will host the High Plains Chorale Variety Show Sunday at the campus’ Town Hall building. The free concert is set for 2:30 p.m. More than 30 singers from throughout the community will perform contemporary tunes, African American spirituals, and classics from such writers as Stephen Foster and George and Ira Gershwin. Selections […]

ENMU to host inaugural film festival

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University will host its first film festival from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the University Theatre Center. The High Plains Film Festival will feature a Martin Luther King Jr. documentary, filmed in 1969, and a discussion led by the editor of the film, Jack Sholder. After a […]

Venomous neighbors on the high plains

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The prairie rattlesnake has the most extensive range of any rattlesnake in the U.S. The snake’s venom is considered highly toxic and affects the blood. Antivenin is commonly available at hospitals and should be sought immediately if bitten.. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer There are at least five spiders […]

High Plains Praire Chicken Festival attracts variety of people

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Nancy Phillips, of Albuquerque, watches lesser prairie chickens perform their mating ritual Saturday from a van near Milnesand. The 7th annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival concludes today. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico A half-hour before daylight Saturday on the prairie west of Milnesand, eight people waited in bleary-eyed […]

Blackmon earns MVP honors

CNJ staff Former Clovis High standout Brittany Blackmon closed out her two-year career at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, by earning most valuable player honors for the 2007-08 Western Junior College Athletic Conference basketball season. Blackmon, who helped Clovis High to a 30-0 record and the Class 5A girls state championship in 2005, averaged […]

Registration being taken for Prairie Chicken Festival

Freedom New Mexico Once a year, the small eastern New Mexico community of Milnesand hosts the annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival, drawing spectators from near and far, to watch the mating dance of the lesser prairie chicken.