Crash victims’ names released (updated)

Kevin Wilson Officials on Tuesday morning released the names of four people killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash four miles east of Melrose. The four who died on the scene, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller: • John Kline, 53, of Mansfield, Texas, the driver of a four-door Toyota sedan. • Aminta Kline, […]

Roads slick and dangerous from storm

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A sand truck from the city of Clovis Public Works Department applies sand Wednesday to the intersection of Prince and 21st streets. Freedom New Mexico Blustery winds and freezing temperatures made for a slippery morning commute Tuesday across most of eastern New Mexico. The pre-Christmas winter blast closed highways and […]

Forecast: Sunny this afternoon

Eastern New Mexico residents can expect to see decreasing cloud coverage and mostly sunny weather this afternoon.

Weather delays Texico schools, closes area roads

Here are weather updates this morning for Curry County:

Long Beach pulls away from Hounds late

CNJ staff LONG BEACH, Calif. — Junior guard James Ennis led four Long Beach State players in double figures with 15 points and the 49ers pulled away late for a 76-54 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Monday night. The 49ers, members of the Big West Conference, improved to 5-5 for the season but […]

Tanker accident leads to closure

Freedom New Mexico A tanker truck accident between Clovis and Texico has led to an extended road closure Monday night, according to New Mexico State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. Glascock said the tanker truck was traveling east behind two trucks between Texico and Clovis. The driver lost control on the icy roads. The truck landed […]

Letter to the editor: ‘Angel’ makes Christmas brighter

We all get consumed by everyday life. Sometimes we lose sight of what’s really important. We try to make up for it here and there, never thinking to look at those around us in need. I for one am guilty of this. This year my husband and I were plagued by bad luck. We are […]

Proposal an invitation to voter fraud

Freedom New Mexico More dead people could be voting if U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has his way. Speaking last week at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, Holder decried new laws in South Carolina and Texas that require voters to present a state-issued ID at the polls. He said the Justice […]

Golf course greens damaged by vehicles

CNJ staff The city will work to secure entry points to the Colonial Park Golf Course after four greens were heavily damaged by vehicles Dec. 6, according to Bill Bizzell, director of City of Clovis Parks and Recreation. Bizzell said damage to the greens indicates a full-size vehicle or vehicles spun donuts on the greens. […]

Edward Salas makes 15 Most Wanted list

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Salas CNJ staff Edward Salas, the only inmate who has eluded capture since the August 2008 Curry County Adult Detention Center escape, has been added to the U.S. Marshals Service 15 Most Wanted fugitive list. A reward of up to $25,000 is offered for information leading directly to Salas’ arrest. That reward is up from […]

Tankersley’s marks 50 years in Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Homer Tankersley, president of Tankersley’s men’s clothing store in Clovis, arranges a Jack Victor men’s suit display. The store celebrated its 50th anniversary Saturday. Benna Sayyed Homer J. Tankersley opened Tankersley’s clothing store more than five decades ago with a letter of credit from a friend and fewer than 100 […]

Four killed in crash outside Melrose

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson A look at downtown Clovis Monday afternoon during the snowstorm that blanketed the area. Another system is expected Thursday and Friday, but shouldn’t be as severe due to limited access to moisture. Kevin Wilson Monday’s harsh combination of wind, freezing rain and snow contributed to multiple road closures and a […]

Portales biofuel plant to close temporarily

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Alisa Boswell The Portales plant will be one of two Abengoa Bioenergy Corp. plants to be temporarily closed in the new year because of depressed market conditions, according to Abengoa Executive Vice President Chris Standlee. “There’s some really depressed market conditions right now, so we just made the decision to temporarily stop production and begin […]

Snowstorm threatens travel in southwest, Midwest

The Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. — A powerful storm threatened to bury sections of the Southwest and Great Plains under a blanket of heavy snow Monday, blitzing holiday travelers with blizzard conditions two days before the start of winter. Warnings forecasting snowfalls of up to 18 inches stretched across the region as the storm barreled […]

Hounds notch win over ACU

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU’s Devone Davis maneuvers around Abilene Christian’s Kendall Durant for a layup during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena. CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s men went on a 30-9 run over a 13-minute stretch spanning halftime and it was enough to propel the Greyhounds a 68-59 […]

ACU tops Zias in double OT

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU senior Precious Herrin attempts to block a shot by Abilene Christian’s Paige Parliament during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s matchup at Greyhound Arena. ACU edged the Zias 92-85 in double overtime. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s women gave a game effort Saturday night. They finally ran out […]

Cell phone ban distracts from true danger

The Nanny State is wagging its finger at us again. This time it’s the National Transportation Safety Board, which wants to ban all use of cellphones by drivers — even the “hands-free” kind that are increasingly popular — supposedly to cut down on traffic accidents. Many new cars even come with Bluetooth devices that automatically […]

Alcohol abuse not moral lapse

The postcard from a Portales church urging me to vote “No” on Sunday liquor sales at restaurants inadvertently reminded me to vote. “In addition to the economic impact (of alcohol abuse), we see an enormous social impact. Domestic violence, alcohol related diseases, and drunk driving all affect more than just the bottom line,” the card […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water” by Charles Fishman warns that everything about water is about to change — how we use it, how we share it, how we value it – and what advancements are already under way to deal […]

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance at La Casa, Clovis. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m., B.O.D. meeting; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free blood sugar and blood pressure […]