Greyhounds move win streak to four games

CMI staff Severin Niessen made three saves for a shutout, and Eastern New Mexico University capitalized on defensive miscues to take a 3-0 victory Monday at University of the Southwest in Hobbs. The win moves the winning streak to four games and the undefeated streak to five for Greyhounds (6-3-1), who also got head coach […]

Escaped inmate still at large

By Christina Calloway CMI staff writer ccalloway@pntonline.com An inmate who escaped from Roosevelt County’s jail and remained at-large late Monday night served time for second-degree murder in Colorado, according to the jail’s administrator. Administrator David Casanova said he did not know the details of Robert Claudio’s case, which he said occurred in Colorado. Claudio, 31, […]

Cannon military personnel will continue duties despite shutdown

CNJ staff The government shutdown will send Cannon Air Force Base’s civilian employees on furlough, but military personnel will continue to carry out assigned duties, according to Marcelo Calero of Cannon public affairs. On Monday Calero said, “If an agreement is not reached, our highly-valued workforce of more than 400 civilians would be furloughed as […]

Hospital interpreters grant peace of mind

CNJ staff photo: Emily Crowe
Registered nurse Chris Garcia, standing center, works with interpreters Ted Anaya and Yvonna Gonzalez to help Celina Chavez, a patient at Plains Regional Medical Center.

By Emily Crowe CNJ staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com Patient comfort is important when it comes to good medical care, and Noemi Flores has made a name for herself among Hispanic patients at Plains Regional Medical Center. As a volunteer interpreter at the hospital, Flores helps give patients who are not fluent in English a voice and […]

Clovis mothers join forces against synthetic marijuana

By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com A group of concerned Clovis mothers have joined forces to increase awareness about synthetic marijuana. “We’ve been furious about this stuff,” said Connie Rowland, who is a member of Mothers Against Synthetic Marijuana. “What we need to do is educate kids so they know it’s downright dangerous.” Rowland, […]

What’s happening — Oct. 1

Tuesday Wheatfields Pastor’s Appreciation Lunch — 12:30 p.m., Free to all pastors, 4701 N. Prince St. Information: 762-8700 Curry County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, North Annex. Information: 763-6016 Lodgers Tax Meeting — 5:30 p.m., City Hall, Assembly Room. Information: 769-7828   Wednesday Read with a dog — 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Clovis-Carver […]

Police blotter — Oct. 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday Caller reported: • 4:23 a.m.: Criminal damage, 2000 block of North Prince Street. • 6:24 a.m.: Criminal damage, 100 block of Matador Court. • 9:35 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 600 block of Commerce Way. • 11:21 a.m.: Public affray in progress, Reid Street and […]

Business digest — Oct. 1

Realtor confirms lot purchase Realtor Brett Johnson confirmed that a company has purchased the lot at 200 East Brady Avenue where the Hacienda home improvement store used to be. Johnson said he could not disclose the name of the company or what they will be manufacturing, citing confidentiality. The store has been closed since May. […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library to consider the following actions: • Discussion and approval of disposal of assets such as kitchen utensils and appliances associated with the jail’s kitchen remodel and the juvenile detention center. Finance Director Lee Ann Hutchins Hutchins said the […]

CMI staff capture awards at contest

CMI staff The Clovis News  Journal captured the top prize, the General Excellence Award, Saturday at the  annual New Mexico Press Association/Associated Press Managing Editors Better  Newspaper Contest in Albuquerque. Clovis Media Inc. staff also captured  multiple individual awards. The contest saw 1,777 entries, the largest  number of entries in its history and judging was […]