Air service, school lunches among services that sequestration could impact

School lunches, county seniors, Clovis airport and Cannon Air Force Base could all suffer if Congress fails to reach a budget agreement by the sequester deadline Friday. The problem for most in charge of the programs or institutions locally is trying to gauge just how hard they will be hit if sequestration becomes reality. During […]

Sunland aims for full production by end of March

Five months after being at the center of a nationwide recall that shuttered its plant for several months, Sunland Inc. is ramping up for full production by the end of March, according to Vice President Katalin Coburn. Sunland was linked to a salmonella outbreak in September that sickened 41 people in 20 states. "We're working […]

Clerk: State Supreme Court tosses murder indictments

The New Mexico Supreme Court has tossed out grand jury murder indictments against a man accused of killing a Clovis couple during a 2011 backyard barbecue that erupted in gunfire. The court ordered the double murder indictment of Enrique Deleon quashed during a hearing Wednesday, according to Supreme Court Chief Clerk Joey Moya. The court, […]

Police plan DWI patrols

Clovis police will conduct a DWI saturation patrol on Friday and March 8, 13, 15, 16 and 30 within the city limits. Police ask that citizens remember that it is also illegal to drive under the influence of prescription drugs that may impair their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. Information: Sgt. Robert Denney, […]

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 28, 2013

Curry County no leader on water usage What Clovis is doing to Logan and Ute Lake, not to mention Quay County, is a crime. It has decided the water we all enjoy belongs to others and is out to get it, no matter the cost to Logan. Curry County let all the dairies come in. […]

Viewpoint: Streamlining insurance law long overdue

"In New Mexico, seven insurers currently account for a total of 123 prior authorization forms." — Barry Bitzer, former Deputy Secretary, N.M. Human Services Department In the year 2013 it is an exercise in wasted time, money and health to make patients, physicians, pharmacists and insurers attempt to reconcile the many permutations a prior authorization […]

City to hold special meeting Friday

The Clovis City Commission will have a special meeting 8 a.m. Friday at Clovis City Hall. The lone agenda item is an emergency budget transfer to purchase up to 250 containers of Rozol rodenticide for prairie dog population reducation at Ned Houk Park.

Key Club back at Clovis High School

Clovis Key Club is active again at Clovis High School and club facilitators are looking to recruit members, according to Key Club advisor Larry Holland. Clovis Key Club has two members to date. Key Club offers youth a positive outlet to learn leadership skills and have fun through projects, according to Holland. "When I was […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education, Feb. 26

This is supplemental report from Tuesday's Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education: The board approved a resolution and proclamation for a special school district general obligation bond election. The board has determined that a special school district general obligation bond election shall be held May 7 and that a resolution and proclamation of the election […]

Police blotter: Feb. 28, 2013

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday 12:03 a.m.: Caller reported shoplifting, 1000 block of Mitchell Street. 1:08 a.m.: Caller reported a domestic dispute, 1600 block of Cameo Street. 6:39 a.m.: Caller reported a domestic dispute, 800 block of Mitchell Street. 9:41 a.m.: Caller reported a domestic situation in progress, […]

Education column: Many guidance opportunities available

These days there are many opportunities for students seeking guidance and direction. In addition to our counselors at Clovis High School — working with students n academics, as well as careers — another great source of student help can be found on campus: Adrian White, Community Education & Resource Development liaison, or, as White suggests, […]

Area district tournaments

(Seeds in parentheses) BOYS District 4-5A Thursday (3) Carlsbad at (2) Hobbs, 7 p.m. Saturday Championship at (1) Clovis, 8 p.m. District 4-3A Tuesday Seeding playoff at Roswell Portales 57, Lovington 48 Thursday (3) Ruidoso at (2) Lovington, 7 p.m. Saturday Championship at (1) Portales, 7 p.m. District 4-2A Tuesday (4) Clayton 46, (3) Tucumcari […]

Lady Cats earn top seed in 4-5A meet

ROSWELL — Clovis High's girls didn't waste any time taking control of Tuesday's District 4-5A seeding tiebreaker. The Lady Wildcats scored the game's first 10 points, led by as many as 14, and weathered Hobbs comeback attempts down the stretch for a 52-40 victory at Roswell High. Hobbs (22-5) will now host third-seeded Carlsbad on […]

ENMU baseball team ranked ninth in region

Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team is ranked ninth this week in the NCAA Division II South Central Region poll. The Greyhounds (11-2) are one of five Lone Star Conference teams in the top 10, joined by Incarnate Word (9-1) at No. 2, Angelo State (10-5) at No. 4, Texas A&M-Kingsville (11-3) at No. 5 […]

ENMU basketball capsules – Feb. 27

MEN ENMU (11-13, 8-8 Lone Star Conference at Tarleton State (16-8, 9-7) • When: 7 p.m. (MST) today at Stephenville, Texas • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 • Last time out: Both played on Saturday. The Greyhounds beat Incarnate Word 86-70 at home, while the Texans upended league champion Midwestern State 75-60 in Stephenville. • Last meeting: […]

Superintendent unlikely to change graduation date

Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Terry Myers said he's unlikely to budge about not changing the date of the Clovis High School graduation despite a conflict with state's spring athletic championships. "I'm not going to change something that affects a large number of people to all of a sudden benefit a few," Myers said at Tuesday's […]

K-Bob’s plan: Well done by May

Business partners Ed Tinsley and Sid Strebeck were all smiles Tuesday as they walked through the partially completed K-Bob's Steakhouse building, envisioning about what the finished product will look like. Construction of the restaurant, which was scheduled to reopen as early as October and now tentatively set for May, has had numerous setbacks. CNJ staff […]

Police Blotter: Feb. 27, 2013

Here is a sampling of, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 4:35 a.m.: Caller requested public assistance, 400 block of North Lea Street. 4:45 a.m.: Caller requested public assistance, Prince Street and Wilhite Road. 7:38 a.m.: Caller reported a dispute, 1100 block of Edwards Street. 8:22 a.m.: Caller reported trespassing, 1000 block of Mitchell Street. […]

USDA February Ag Report

Snippets from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's monthly ag report for February. Number of farms, and land in farms UNITED STATES: The number of farms in the United States in 2012 is estimated at 2.2 million, down 11,630 farms from 2011. Total land in farms, at 914 million acres, decreased 3 million acres from 2011. […]

Blizzard takes life of Clovis farmer

Even though he was 81 years old, it came as no surprise to family members that when Monday's blizzard hit, Elbert Mitchell grabbed a shovel and headed out to clear the driveway. Concerned for his safety, Beulah Mitchell asked him to come inside, but she said he told her he was almost through. Elbert Mitchell […]