Lesser prairie chicken to be listed as threatened species

The prairie chicken population dropped nearly 50 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to the Fish and Wildlife Service.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com In a decision the Fish and Wildlife Service admits isn’t appealing to governors of its five affected states, and a decision that local officials think may deserve an appeal, the lesser prairie chicken has been selected for placement as a threatened species. The decision by Fish and Wildlife [...]

ENMU presenting fine arts events

CMI STAFF The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Theatre will host a production of “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” as well as its annual Jazzfest, according to a university press release. “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” will run 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the studio theater in the University Theatre Center. [...]

Tickets for Hall of Honor on sale

CMI STAFF The Clovis High School 2014 Hall of Honor Awards will be held May 10 at 6 p.m. at the Clovis Civic Center, according to a Clovis Municipal Schools press release. The awards recognize former graduates of CHS whose achievements, strengths of character and citizenship inspire and challenge today’s students. Tickets can be purchased [...]

KENW-TV to go digital with grant

CMI STAFF ENMU’s KENW-TV received a $113,00 grant this week from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Public Station Digital Transition grant program, according to a press release. The funding will enable the school to implement the Federal Communications Commission’s mandated transition from analog to digital broadcast television transmission. Digital television translators will be constructed in [...]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission will meet 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • A 4:45 p.m. executive session. The only topic of discussion is purchase of property or water rights. • Reorganization of commission roles on lower boards and committees following the March 4 municipal elections. [...]

Police blotter — March 27

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday Caller reported: • 12:23 a.m.: Driving under the influence, 500 block of East Llano Estacado Boulevard. • 1:05 a.m.: Missing person, 1300 block of Wallace Street. • 1:11 a.m.: Possession with intent to traffic methaphetamine, 1800 block of Hidalgo Circle. • 1:49 a.m.: [...]

Sunland sale still in limbo

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com In what Doug Redmond considers the “strangest bankruptcy cases” he’s ever seen, the Portales city manager said the result of the sale of Sunland Inc., is what matters most. The fate of the defunct peanut giant’s shuttered plant remains in limbo as of Wednesday as two companies continue [...]

Showcase presents ‘best of best’

  From improvisational acting to drill team demonstrations and a Quiz Bowl question and answer session, Clovis High School students will show off the best of the best next week in their second annual Spring Showcase. According to Alexa Pickel, CHS art teacher and one of the showcase organizers, the school will be open to [...]

Snapshot of a kindergarten classroom

By Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy What is more delightful than a kindergarten classroom? With bright colors and textures, the kindergarten classroom is an engaging world, and Robyn Ericson’s is a perfect example. This Mesa Elementary teacher’s room is warm and welcoming. Upon entering, you almost long to be in school again. During a visit a while back, [...]

What’s happening — March 27

Today Pre-K Storyhour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Book Fair — All day, Plains Regional Medical Center. Information: 763-3435. City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library-North Annex. Information: 769-7828. CCC Cultural Art Series — My Sinatra — 7 p.m., Marshall Auditorium. Information: 769- 4956. Power to Parents Free Seminar — 5:30 p.m., [...]