Engagements — Dec. 4

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Meador-Weinheimer John and Elizabeth Meador of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lizette Elizabeth Meador of Amarillo, to Paul Thomas Weinheimer of Groom, Texas, son of Pat and Maggie Weinheimer of Groom. The couple will exchange vows 7 p.m. Jan. 14, 2012, at St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church in Amarillo. […]

Texas man sentenced to 10 years

An Amarillo man captured at a Clovis motel with drugs and a .38 caliber handgun was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison. Chief Deputy District Attorney Andrea Reeb said Norman Bonner, 33, pleaded guilty to four felony charges: Possession of a controlled substance, possession of dangerous drugs, tampering with evidence and possession of a […]

McGee: Country has many adventures for tastebuds

On a drive to Amarillo, The Lady of the House and I passed an empty building along U.S. 60 between Hereford and Canyon. “That place used to be a store or restaurant or something and it had a handmade sign that read, ‘Home of the Wanda Burger,’ remember that?” I asked. “Yeah,” she said. “I […]

Friday’s prep football scoreboard — Sept. 9

Area Portales 32, Texico 28 Fort Sumner 46, Capitan 20 Tucumcari 40, West Las Vegas 8 8-man Floyd at Menual, 7 p.m. 6-man Clovis Christian 46, Elida 6 Dora 51, Vaughn 0 Texas Farwell 29, Gruver 6 Panhandle 42, Bovina 20 Muleshoe 63, Andrews 40 New Mexico Albuquerque Academy 89, Taos 40 Aztec 28, Durango, […]

Press release: Xcel declares energy alert

AMARILLO – High electricity demand and maintenance issues at area generating plants has led Xcel Energy to declare an Energy Alert in its Texas and New Mexico service territory. Xcel Energy is urging customers to cut back on their use of electricity until 8 p.m.

Portales doctor acquitted on one drug charge; guilty on another

Staff and wire reports A federal jury in Albuquerque this week acquitted a Portales physician of illegally dispensing methadone to a man who died of a drug overdose in 2008. Arnold Sotello, 36, was found dead in an Amarillo motel Sept. 22, 2008. But the jury convicted Dr. Patricia J. Green on a second charge […]

Letters to the editor: Amarillo VA appreciates veterans

Amarillo VA appreciates veterans I wanted so much to write a negative letter to the editor about the way I have been treated by the VA Clinic here in Clovis but decided to write one instead about the treatment I have received in Amarillo In Amarillo, I was greeted in the parking lot by a […]

Clovis boxer wins in Lubbock

Bryan Ramirez of Clovis boxing team won the 72-pound division last weekend at the regional Golden Gloves championships in Lubbock. Ramirez defeated Samson Mireles of Littlefield, Texas, on Friday in his first match and Gabriel Perez of Littlefield on Saturday. Gabriel Armijo of Clovis split a pair of matches in the 141-pound division, beating Angelo […]

Press release: Xcel continues to ask for conservation

Wes Reeves AMARILLO, Texas – Xcel Energy is asking electric customers in Texas and New Mexico to join their neighbors across the region in conserving energy as regional utility systems struggle to meet high demand with diminished resources. The utility company is not planning rotating outages in the area at this time, but is cautioning […]

Press release: Xcel warns of controlled outages

AMARILLO — In the wake of an unplanned generation outage, Xcel Energy has declared an Energy Alert in its Texas and New Mexico service territory and is urging customers to cut back on their use of electricity. The alert is in effect until 7 p.m. Xcel Energy declares an Energy Alert only when a reduction […]

Press release: Xcel again asks customers to conserve

AMARILLO — Xcel Energy is asking electric customers in its Texas and New Mexico service territory to conserve energy because of expected high electric demand and limits in generation capacity today. The utility company urges consumers to limit their power use through 7 p.m. in order to reduce the strain on the power grid. Xcel […]

Press release: Xcel asks customers curb electricity use

AMARILLO — Xcel Energy is asking electric customers in its Texas and New Mexico service territory to conserve energy because of expected high electric demand and limits in generation capacity today. The utility company urges consumers to limit their power use through 7 p.m. in order to reduce the strain on the power grid. Xcel […]

Texas artist featured at CCC museum

CNJ staff The Eula Mae Edwards Museum and Gallery at Clovis Community College is currently hosting artwork of West Texas artist Cherine Marie. The exhibit is through Aug. 31. Marie is a self-taught artist and photographer who presents items in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel and sculpture. She is known for her feathered horse design that […]

Engagements — May 23

Crozier-Wells John and Rhonda Crozier of Canyon, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter Kaysha Crozier to Luke Wells, son of Scott and April Wells of Canyon, Texas. The couple is planning an Aug. 7 wedding at Ashmore Inn and Suites in Amarillo. The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Canyon High School and is […]

Press release: Xcel Energy files for increase in Texas base rates

AMARILLO – Xcel Energy’s Texas-based operating company, Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS), is seeking a 7 percent overall retail rate increase in Texas that will recover recent investments in the power lines, substations and workforce necessary to maintain and sustain regional economic and industrial growth. Riley Hill, president and CEO of Southwestern Public Service Company, […]

Split keeps Hounds alive in bid for LSC tourney

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Eastern New Mexico University’s struggling baseball team did just enough Friday to stay alive for a berth in the Lone Star Conference tournament. The Greyhounds eked out a 9-8 win over rival West Texas A&M in the first game of a doubleheader, then dropped the second game 11-4. The Hounds (22-27, […]

Press Release: Xcel Energy’s Tolk Station recognized by coal trade group

AMARILLO – The Powder River Basin Coal Users Group (PRBCUG) recently named Xcel Energy’s Tolk Generating Station near Muleshoe, Texas as its Plant of the Year, citing its safe operation, high reliability and environmental stewardship. Tolk was one of four power plants considered for this year’s annual award. PRBCUG is a trade group that promotes […]

Hunters spark Pantex lockdown

AMARILLO (AP) — Two goose hunters caused a security lockdown at the nation’s only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly plant near Amarillo. Carson County Sheriff Tam Terry says two hunters were spotted Friday about two miles south of the Pantex site by some employees as they headed to work. The employees reported the hunters to […]

Wednesday morning briefing: stuffing demo and Amarillo hockey

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Press Release: Xcel names Hill president and CEO of Southwestern Public Service Company

AMARILLO – Xcel Energy today named Riley Hill, chief operating officer of its Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS) subsidiary, to succeed David Eves as president and CEO of SPS.