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.

ENMU accepting High Plains Film Festival entries

ENMU Seeks Entries for New Film Festival PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is accepting short film entries through March 21 for the first High Plains Film Festival. A judging panel of award-winning actors, directors and screenwriters will award six $500 prizes. Winning entries will be screened May 4 in Portales, at a location to […]

Trail by Portales Springs first used by Indian hunters

By Ruth White Burns: Special to the CNJ Editor’s note: This is part of a series of Sunday articles describing the importance of Portales Springs in eastern New Mexico history. The trail going past Portales Springs, commonly known as “The Portales Road” or the “Fort Sumner Trail,” followed an old Indian trail that crossed the […]

Eastern Plains Council receives housing grant

CNJ staff The Eastern Plains Council of Government of Clovis has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department, according to a press release from U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici R-N.M. The $115,728 awarded will provide rental assistance for 10 to 13 individuals or families, Shelter Plus Care Program Manager Lori Howard […]

Something to do on January 1

North Plains Cinema 7 will be open today. One movie option: “I am Legend” featuring Will Smith has showtimes of 11:50 a.m., 2:25 p.m., 4:55 p.m., 7:25 p.m., and 9:55 p.m.

Prairie Chicken Festival poster contest announced

Freedom New Mexico Sponsors of the High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival, to be held April 11-13 in Milnesand, invite artists of all ages to participate in a poster contest. The grand prize winning entry will be reproduced as the festival poster, according to a New Mexico Department of Game and Fish news release. The grand […]

Nov. 27 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in the month of October: Penny Lane Type: Antiques Owner: Roger Grah Location: 318 N. Main St. Tim’s Custom Upholstery Type: Upholstery Owner: Tim Felland Location: 210 Main St. James T. Lara Jr. Type: Guns Owner: James T. Lara Jr. Location: 217 John Doe […]