Help still needed for displaced fire victims

Displaced residents from Friday's fire at the Clovis Apartments may soon have a place to call home — if not already — but the families still need help. Nobody was hurt in the fire that displaced 10 families, according to Erinn Birch, executive director of United Way of New Mexico Capt. Allan Silvers of the […]

Students learn about communication by speaking about their passion

CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Clovis High School sophomore Alexis Longoria speaks to his speech classmates Monday about his ministry work in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Longoria said he hoped his speech will inspire his classmates to have strong faith and hope. Alexis Longoria spoke Monday about ministering to children in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The Clovis […]

Police Blotter – Aug. 30

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday 12:47 a.m.: Caller reported seeing light from flashlights in the back yard of a neighbor's home, 100 block of Greene Acres Road. 1:09 a.m.: Caller advised a female was in the bathroom cutting herself with broken glass, 2100 block of West Grand Avenue. […]

Letters to the editor: Road closure burdens landowners

I attended the Aug. 21 meeting at which Curry County commissioners voted to close Curry Road R just west of Cannon Air Force Base. Among the reasons cited for closing the road were security and safety. Since the existence of Cannon Air Force Base, formerly known as Clovis Army Air Field, how many accidents on […]

What’s Happening – Aug. 30

Today High Plains Patriots countdown to general election — 7 p.m., Java Loft Conference Room. Voter registration information and forms will be available. Positions of the candidates for the U.S. Senate will be discussed. Public is invited to attend. Information: highplainspatriots.com Friday DWI saturation patrols — Specifically targeting drunken and drug impaired drivers. Information: 763-9444. […]

Editorial: Agency failed to prove doping allegations

One of two things is true about seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and the allegations that he used performance-enhancing drugs to achieve his cycling victories: He is innocent of the charges and won his titles fair and square, just as his passing of hundreds of drug tests would suggest. The tests used by […]

Pigskin Preview 2012

Click on part 1 and 2 to download a PDF version of the Pigskin Preview or view it below as an image. Part 1 Part 2

Area prep volleyball summaries – Aug. 28

Texico 3, Melrose 0 Texico 25 25 25 Melrose 21 20 6 Texico individual statistics Kills — Shaylee Anderson 12. Blocks — Shelby Vannatta 2, McKenzi Mayfield 2, Chasity Sharp 1, Kimber Harrison 1. Digs — Mel Lucero 11, Lindsey Foote 5. Aces — Anderson 3, Harison 1, Taylor Stephens 1, Vannatta 1. Assists — […]

CHS tickets for opener on sale today

Friday night's Clovis High School football season opener against Santa Fe Capital has been moved to Leon Williams Stadium. The 7 p.m. kickoff time is unchanged. Tickets for the game will be $5 for adults, $3 for students, senior citizens and military and $2 for children ages 1-6. They can be purchased at the CHS […]

Palo Duro pulls away to subdue Lady Cats

CMI photo: Tony BullocksClovis junior Andrea Aguilar goes down for a dig during the second game of Tuesday's volleyball match at Rock Staubus Gym. The Lady Dons, already playing their 17th match of the season, handed Clovis a season-opening, four-set loss. While it was Clovis High's opener, it was already the 17th match of the […]

Tucumcari firefighter charged with DWI

A Tucumcari volunteer firefighter involved in a collision while responding to a fire call Sunday has been charged with driving while intoxicated. Edgar Shipley III, 36, failed to stop at a red light traveling north on First Street when his 2007 Jeep Wrangler collided in the intersection with a gray 2012 Dodge Challenger driven by […]

Middle school redistricting plan approved

The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education voted unanimously Tuesday for a redistricting option to fill the city's new middle school that kept students from the elementary feeder schools together as much as possible. Option C was selected from four options considered by the board and members of the public July 24 and Aug. 2. […]

Peanut producers optimistic about crop

Local peanut farmers are hoping for a sunny and dry September to finish off what they're predicting will be a much better harvest than last year for Roosevelt County's prized crop. Sunland Inc. President Jimmie Shearer said last year's harvest was horrible. File photo New Mexico State University graduate students survey a peanut field in […]

Annual food drive dedicated to Taylor

Sharon Null's voice was overcome with emotion, trying to describe the kind of person her sister-in-law, Nancy Taylor, was. "I was only blessed with knowing her eight years," Null said, emotion etched in her voice. "It wasn't nearly enough. She was like a big sister to me." Malinda Montgormery: Clovis Media Inc. Albertsons' employee Chad […]

Sitterly Center open for business

The lobby area of the Sitterly Professional Center, a former US Bank location Jim Sitterly purchased last year from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., is illuminated through daylight and a series of energy-efficient lights hanging from the ceiling. With a newly-paved parking lot on the outside, and a building full of amenities on the inside […]

What’s Happening – Aug. 29

Today DWI saturation patrols — Specifically targeting drunken and drug impaired drivers. Information: 763-9444. TOPS NM3 — Noon-1:30 p.m. 50th anniversary, member recruitment and open house. First United Methodist Church, east door room 15. Information: 762-0308 or 763-6423. Thursday High Plains Patriots countdown to general election — 7 p.m., Java Loft Conference Room. Voter registration […]

Police Blotter – Aug. 29

Here is sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 12:44 a.m.: Caller reported flames and smoke in the area of an abandoned house, near Seventh and Edwards streets. 1:26 a.m.: Caller reported shots fired in the area, 800 block of North Edwards Street. 6:48 a.m.: Caller reported a trash receptacle in the alley […]

Hoaxes flourish in social media

This was supposed to be a column where I remembered the late Bill Nye. I was going to talk about seeing him on TV when I was a kid, and how I will still chant to myself, "Bill Bill Bill Bill Bill Bill Bill Bill BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY," whenever he'd come on places […]

Military Update: Report warns of low voter turnout

Absentee ballot requests from military members and spouses are alarmingly low this election year, a voter advocacy group contends. It blames the Department of Defense for foot-dragging on absentee voter reforms that were enacted after the last presidential election. A four-page report, "Military Voting Update: A Bleak Picture in 2012," builds its worrisome conclusions on […]

Editorial: DWI laws need to be enforced, not increased

What happened to Aileen Smith as she drove through New Mexico on one of the happiest journeys in a woman's life is a mind-numbing tragedy. But adding to the state's DWI laws in the name of getting tough on repeat offenders won't prevent the same tragedy from happening to someone else — unless and until […]