Farmer: More rain, less heat needed

Farmers in Curry and Roosevelt Counties say a recent increase in rain has helped produce better crops this year, but more rain and less heat are needed for crops to flourish. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Tye Vineyard, left, Anthony Owusu-Appiah, center, and Courtney Vineyard hoe weeds from pink-eyed pea crops Saturday at Keystone Ranch […]

Rural post offices face changes

John Nance of Rogers said the U.S. Postal Service has been offering less than stellar service in the last two years so it comes as no surprise to him that Rogers' office hours will be cut to four hours a day. Rogers and four other rural post offices in Roosevelt County who were at risk […]

Electric shock victim in satisfactory condition

A Clovis man flown to a Lubbock hospital Friday after suffering severe burns from electric shocks was in satisfactory condition Saturday, according to a University Medical Center house supervisor. Randy Armstrong, 27, an employee of Clovis Signs, was burned Friday while working on a billboard on east Mabry Drive. Co-worker Timothy J. Krach, 28, of […]

Shoppers fill carts on tax-free weekend

Shoppers around New Mexico were filling up their carts, and filling up a few school buses, while trying to not completely empty their wallets this weekend. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Britany Valdez, left, and son Nate Carney, both of Hereford, check out athletic shorts Saturday at JCPenney at the North Plains Mall in Clovis. […]

Field day focuses on sorghum, safflower

New Mexico agriculture lives on despite the prominence of drought, according to New Mexico State University agricultural scientists. More than 70 agricultural minds gathered onto two trailers Saturday morning for a tour of the crops at the NMSU Agricultural Science Center at Clovis. "My dad said he'd rather be dried out than mudded out," area […]

Bingaman to visit ENMU

Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-New Mexico, will visit Eastern New Mexico University at 10 a.m. on Monday to speak with students about affordable education for New Mexicans. Bingaman plans to discuss President Barack Obama's plan to make college more affordable by keeping federal loans capped at less than 4 percent interest and by slightly increasing Pell […]

Road work this week

Area road construction and closure information for this week: State and Federal Constructors, Inc. remains on to First Street from Avenue C going west on First Street to Avenue F in Portales. The north or outside lane is closed. Night pouring of concrete will be occurring. One lane will be open at all times, but […]

School starting dates

First days of school for the 2012-2013 school year: Curry County Clovis Schools — August 20 Clovis Christian School — August 20 Clovis Community College fall semester — August 20 Wayland Baptist University fall semester — August 22 Grady Schools — August 8 Melrose Schools — August 20 Texico Schools – August 20 De Baca […]

Police blotter – Aug. 5

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday 12:03 a.m.: Caller reported shots fired in the area, 2100 block of West Grand Avenue. 6:07 a.m.: Caller advised an aggressive Rottweiler that was under the house found a way into the house and tried to bite him and the children, 1200 block […]

Court dispositions – Aug. 5

Recent cases in Curry County District Court, according to court records. Visit for more information on these cases. Case number D-905-CR-201100279. Robert Shaw, born 1985, pleaded guilty to resisting/evading/obstructing an officer and open container in a motor vehicle. Charges dismissed by judge were shooting at or from a motor vehicle, careless driving and driving […]

Club notes: Aug. 5

American Legion Auxiliary The American Legion Auxiliary Department of New Mexico held their School of Instruction July 21-22 at the MGM Elegante in Albuquerque. Vicki Ovalle, Unit 25 president and Janet Romero, Department of New Mexico's first vice-president and the Unit 25 executive board from Clovis attended the two-day instruction. The purpose of the School […]

Reunions: Aug. 5

CHS class of 1960 Clovis High School class of 1960 is having a class reunion Sept. 26 and Sept. 27 in Albuquerque at Sandia Resort. Several other classes (1955 through 1965, more or less, are also invited) are also attending on Sept. 26, which will give all an opportunity to see former classmates from other […]

On the shelves: Aug. 5

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Casseroles: More Than 380 Delicious Comfort Food Favorites" was given by Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Tau in memory of Ellen Estes. With this book on your side, you can make an endless variety of memorable recipes for dinners, brunches, […]

Show will feature local gardener

Information on designing and fitting knit garments, caring for houseplants, and ways to reduce the laundry load will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Connie Crawford, President, CEO and Designer for Fashion Patterns by Coni, will show how to fit and design […]

Anniversaries: Aug. 5

Romero Reynaldo and Sally Romero of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 2 p.m. Aug. 18 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with a reception to follow at Knights of Columbus Hall. The celebration is being hosted by their children, Evy, Anthony and Rebecca. The couple was married Aug. 18, 1962, in Clovis […]

Weddings: Aug. 5

Montgomery-Acosta Leila Montgomery and Harvey Acosta, both of Portales, were joined in marriage on July 13 at the Rose Garden in Clovis with Judge Fred Arnold performing the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of John Montgomery and Cori Snobble of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Larry and Martha Montgomery of Lubbock and Barbra […]

Senior calendar: Aug. 5

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at Friendship Senior Center Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise;1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. […]

Fair time brings back memories

So the late and sorely missed Chris Ledoux extolled the virtues of one of the highlights of many small town and rural areas — the county fair. From Montana to the Florida grasslands, from northern California to rural Maine, small towns everywhere can appreciate the primacy in late summer/ early fall of the county fair. […]

My past now belongs in museum

We all want some of the things we touched in life to live on for posterity but it's a shock to walk into a history museum and find an item you had personal experience operating. Such was the case recently when I made a stop at the Roosevelt County Museum on the campus of Eastern […]

In Search of Ponies: Cats operate on reverse psychology

"I'm running late," the woman's sleepy voice stated. "I overslept because the cat laid on top of my cell phone and muffled the alarm. It had to be the best excuse ever. It might have seemed too bizarre to be believable, had the woman telling the story not been forced to pause every couple seconds […]