Lila Downs wows audience at Clovis concert

By Helena Rodriguez From deeply-moving to toe-tapping to whimsical, Golden-Globe winning songstress Lila Downs charmed a Clovis audience Tuesday night at Marshall Auditorium. Downs’ concert was well-attended, featuring unusual yet captivating numbers that ranged from jazzy to folksy to tropical Latin rhythms. Several items in her repertoire can be heard in motion pictures. The audience […]

Ute Water Project reviewed

By Jack King Clovis and Curry County commissioners received an overview of the Ute Water Project from Scott A. Verhines, program manager of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, at a joint city-county luncheon Wednesday. Verhines said the project is expected to take 10 years and can be divided into three phases. n Phase […]

American Red Cross: They come through

By Eric Butler The American Red Cross is well-known as a group that comes to the aid of victims of large-scale disasters around the globe. However, the Clovis-based Zia Chapter of the Red Cross aims to help local people in need too. And no one is happier about that than Rosemary Madrid. Last summer, Madrid’s […]

CALENDAR 11/5

Today Joint Veterans Council — 7 p.m., regular meeting. AARP/55 ALIVE Driver Safety Program — Clovis Community College, Room 185, preregistration is necessary. Cost is $10 per person made payable to AARP/55 Alive; for pre-registration call Suejan Johnson 769-1822. Next class scheduled for Nov. 18 and 19. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous – Serenity Group […]

Area mayors defend water project

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A swimmer cliff-dives off the rocks at Ute Lake near Logan. Area water troubles could be lessened by a pipeline to Ute lake, water officials say. CNJ file photo. By Jack King The mayors of Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari faced tough questioning from state Water Trust Board members when they went before the board in […]

New regulations aimed at store safety

By Jack King Area convenience store owners say proposed regulations by the state Environment Department aimed at making the stores safer for clerks and customers duplicate what they already do. But an Environment Department official said Monday not all convenience stores follow all the guidelines. The Environment Department announced the proposed regulations Sept. 29 and […]

Horses help disabled kids

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Lance Myers, 5, rides 5-year-old Joe on Friday as his mother Lexie Myers guides the horse around the arena at the barn south of Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King Two Curry County women have found a way to turn their shared passion for horses into a method for helping the disabled. […]

Business Briefs 11/4

Businesses training may get money back New or expanding companies that need to train employees to produce a product may be eligible for reimbursement of part of their training cost under the state Economic Development Department’s Industrial Development Training Program, said Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation. In rural New Mexico, […]

Police Blotter 11/4

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A Clovis woman called police about 1:40 p.m. Friday to report a suspicious letter. Police arrived and found an envelope addressed to the woman using cut-out newspaper; upon opening it while using security gloves, they found a note saying the woman’s granddaughter […]

Building a forward base

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Master Sgt. Michael Hatcher, 27th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant, is greeted by Col. Jeff Stambaugh, 27th Fighter Wing vice commander, Col. Lisa Firmin, 27th Mission Support Group commander, and Lt. Col. John Bower, 27th CES commander. Darrell Todd Maurina The mission: Take a bare piece of ground and make it into an air base […]