Rain soaks area

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U.S. 84 between Fort Sumner and Santa Rosa is closed after rainfall Tuesday caused the Alamogordo Creek to back up.

Staff report Clovis and Portales received nearly one inch of rain each during Tuesday morning’s thunderstorms. Although scattered flooding was reported in Portales, city officials in Clovis reported only standing water from the steady rain that began about 8 p.m. Monday and continued through early afternoon Tuesday. De Baca County officials, however, were forced to […]

Rescue official: Injured pug receives eye surgery

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Clovis, a pug found Tuesday July 22 in Clovis, rests after receiving eye surgery in Colorado Sunday. Lindsay Campbell, vice president of Colorado Pug Rescue, said Clovis is expected to make a full recovery in one to two months.

Staff report A pug found suffering from chemical burns in Clovis has received eye surgery, according to Lindsay Campbell, vice president of Colorado Pug Rescue. Campbell said that the Colorado Rescue received the 2-year-old pug Saturday and had to take it in for emergency surgery Sunday after ulcers in the dog’s eyes ruptured. Campbell said […]

Business feature: Survey seeks business environment info

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The Clovis Industrial Development Corporation will be conducting a survey of 40 local businesses in conjunction with CMM Enterprises as part of its Business Retention and Expansion Strategies Program. The survey is intended to identify and address the needs of Clovis businesses.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com A survey being conducted by the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation aims to retain and aid local businesses. The survey is part of the CIDC’s Business Retention and Expansion Strategies Program to determine the needs of local businesses. Gene Hendrick, an economic development specialist with CIDC, said the survey, which […]

More hungry, fewer donations contribute to empty shelves

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Mida Cadene, inventory and receiving clerk at the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, prepares canned food to be checked for expiration dates before distribution last Tuesday morning. A rise in demand and a shortage of donations has lead to empty shelves in the food bank’s warehouse.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com A rise in the number of hungry families and a lack of donations have contributed to the empty shelves at the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, according to Interim Executive Director Daniel Blea. Blea said, “It’s a mixture of both. The big thing we need is donations, whether […]

I’m so Clovis …

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Editor’s note: Picking on a recent popular Facebook meme, we asked readers to reply to “I’m so Clovis…” and to send along any old photos. Here are their responses. Ethel Mae Byrd-Perkins: I’m so Clovis I remember Roden-Smith and Woolworth on Main Street…or is that old! Christy Corn:  I’m so Clovis I remember going to […]

Border Town Days draws old faces and new

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By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com “Coming back to our roots” — this his how Jennifer Robinson of Farwell described attending the Border Town Days celebration Saturday. “We come out here every year,” said Robinson, who recalled attending the event as a child. She brought her own children to this year’s event — 2-year-old Elijah […]

Dog found suffering from chemical burns

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Frank, a pug found Tuesday night, suffered chemical burns to his head, eyes, neck, and right ear. Rescuers are sending Frank to a pug specific rescue center in Denver, Colorado, where he will undergo surgery before being given to foster parents.

Staff report A dog suffering from chemical burns was found wandering the streets of Clovis Tuesday evening, according to Cindy Clayton of Cindy’s Hope for Precious Paws Animal Rescue. The 2-year-old pug was discovered near the Prince Street overpass and was brought to Precious Paws on Wednesday evening, Clayton said. The dog, which Clayton named […]

Volunteers sought for ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign

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Families with the Cannon Air Force Base Spouse’s Club build boxes for the “Stuff the Bus” campaign scheduled for Saturday.

By Josh Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com United Way of Eastern New Mexico is gearing up for its annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign and needs volunteers in Clovis and Portales. Patricia Bazar, 2-1-1 coordinator for United Way of Eastern New Mexico, said the campaign only has six volunteers signed up, with three in Portales and three […]

80 years, immortality and snake dancing

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By David Stevens Editor Eight things you might not know about Eastern New Mexico University, which celebrates its 80th birthday this year. • Actor-musician Ronny Cox — the ill-fated dueling banjo player in “Deliverance” — may be Eastern’s most famous graduate. He finished up in 1963 with a double major in theater and speech correction. […]

5 things to know about: Being a pilot

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Trevor Bridges flies over Clovis July 2 for aerial views of flooding in the city. Bridges has been a pilot for two years and has accumulated 400 hours of flight time.

Flight plans, pre-flight checks, and talking to aircraft control are just a few of the things a pilot has to do before ever taking their plane off the ground. Pilots use the training and skills they’ve learned to ensure safe and secure flights for themselves, passengers, cargo, and other aircraft. Local pilots Trevor Bridges and […]