College basketball capsule — Jan. 1

Men ENMU (4-5) at SD School of Mines (4-9), 5 p.m. today ENMU vs. Johnson & Wales (Colo.) (3-12), 3 p.m. Thursday • Where: Rapid City, S.D. • Radio: none. • Last time out: ENMU lost at Azusa Pacific 75-69 on Dec. 18. The Hardrockers’ last outing was on Dec. 21 in an 84-76 setback [...]

Residents share traditions for new year

By Emily Crowe CNJ staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com From eating black-eyed peas to wearing red underwear, people around the world have unique traditions when it comes to ringing in the new year. Foods such as lentils, cabbage, pork and pickled herring are thought throughout the world to bring good luck and prosperity when eaten on New [...]

Year in review: BHSI scandal leaves impact

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The failed BHSI plant was supposed to create more than 300 new jobs for the area.

By Robin Fornoff CMI Projects editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Two years and more than $2 million later, Clovis is still counting the losses from its decision to fund a startup business that never got started. The failed Beauty Health and Science Innovations (BHSI) cosmetics plant and the ensuing scandal was easily the story of 2013, as selected [...]

What’s happening — Jan. 1

Wednesday Kenny Zamora Team Roping Event — 9:30 a.m. (roping begins), Curry County Events Center. Information: 935-7000. Thursday City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, North Annex. Information: 769-7828. Pre-K Story Hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Friday No Refund Concert — 7 p.m., Tickets $6, Clovis Civic Center. Information: 935-5000. World [...]

Police blotter — Jan. 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday • 12:25 a.m.: Disturbing the peace, 1000 block of Cameo Street. • 3:22 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 1000 block of Laura Lane. • 5:28 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, Purdue Avenue and Franklin Drive. • 8:56 a.m.: Situation check, 500 block of North Davis Street. [...]

City has plan for Christmas trees

CNJ staff The holiday season is coming to a close, and Clovis residents looking to dispose of live Christmas trees are being asked to use the city’s landfill to do so. “You can bring it to the city of Clovis landfill and we’ll put it in our brush pile,” said Public Works Director Clint Bunch [...]

Hounds looking to shore up defense

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — When you ask Eastern New Mexico University’s men basketball coach Andrew Helton what needs to improve for the Greyhounds to be successful when the season resumes this week following a two-week holiday hiatus, he has a quick response. “We’ve lost five games by (21) points,” he [...]

Hospital offering health act help

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By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com Local residents having trouble signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act and expanded Medicaid can now turn to Plains Regional Medical Center for assistance. PRMC has two state-certified application counselors who can help people navigate the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, as well as three staff [...]

Year in review: Three standoffs end without bloodshed

CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks Albert Ramirez with his attorney Jesse Cosby moments before District Judge Teddy Hartley announced a jury had found Ramirez guilty of the 2007 first-degree murder of 39-year-old Eladio Robledo.

By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com Two men called cold-blooded killers were sent packing to prison. District Court got a new judge. And Clovis police successfully ended three standoffs with gunmen without any bloodshed. It was a busy year, 2013, for local courts and police. There were two homicides in Clovis. Another shooting death [...]

What’s happening — Dec. 31

Wednesday Kenny Zamora Team Roping Event — 9:30 a.m. (roping begins), Curry County Events Center. Information: 935-7000. Thursday City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, North Annex. Information: 769-7828. Friday No Refund Concert — 7 p.m., Tickets $6, Clovis Civic Center. Information: 935-5000. World Series of Team Roping Qualifier — 4:30 p.m., Curry County [...]