Press release: Seven people face felony charges after drug bust in Clovis

During the course of the last three days, Agents assigned to the Region V Drug Task Force have arrested seven individuals and seized $3,000 of cocaine, $5000 in cash currency, a custom motorcycle, a semi-automatic firearm, marijuana and methamphetamine.

Less than inch of snow expected

Freedom New Mexico The winter weather advisory issued this morning for eastern New Mexico has been canceled.

Region awakes to season’s first snow (Updated)

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Courtesy photo: Christian Heller The first snow of the 2011 Winter Season on Thursday, blankets the ground and trees of one Clovis residents yard. Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico snow was easy come, easy go on Thursday. Clovis received a near-record day Thursday as the snow started at a flurry early in the morning and […]

Cotton harvest plummets

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Close-up of a cotton plant in farmer Kendall Devault’s field southeast of Farwell. Across the region, cotton yields this year are about half what they were one year ago, said Crag Rohrbach, general manager of the Parmer County Cotton Growers Co-Op. Robin Fornoff Farmers across the region say this fall’s […]

ENMU cross country teams ranked in region

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team has moved up one notch to second place this week in the NCAA Division II South Central Region poll, while the women’s team made its first appearance in the rankings at No. 10. The Greyhounds, orignally eighth in the university division of Saturday’s […]

Weekly update — Aug. 7

Region IV housing office closed The Region IV housing office in Clovis, located at 600 Mitchell Street in Clovis, was closed Friday. Chris Herbert, Executive Director of Eastern Regional Housing Authority in Roswell, said the Roswell office took over supervision of the Mitchell Street office in 2009 when the state was consolidated from seven regions […]

Shelter training being offered

CNJ staff The Federal Emergency Management Agency Region 6 is bringing their Shelter Field Guide Training to New Mexico, according to a news release. The training was developed for those who may need to open or operate a shelter but lack formal training. The training is an eight hour course. There will be two offerings […]

Press release: SE region has poorest health in New Mexico

Santa Fe — In general, the Southeast Region of New Mexico has the poorest health status in the state as a result of lower income levels and educational achievement, a higher adult smoking rate, and higher rates of chronic disease and chronic deaths. Current health status data by region and county can be found in […]

Middle East stability requires new strategy

Freedom New Mexico In a region where national, religious and ethnic clashes have been the rule rather than the exception for millennia, it may be overly optimistic to believe an Israeli warrior would promote an alternative solution to the Middle East’s ongoing conflicts. Israel’s Moshe Ya’alon, a former special forces paratrooper, now vice prime minister […]

Press release: ENMU’s Stevens selected first team Daktronics All-Super Region 4

PORTALES, N.M. — Senior defensive back Tillman Stevens (Baytown, Texas/Sterling HS) from the Eastern New Mexico University football team has been selected First Team Daktronics All-Super Region 4, for his outstanding efforts on the field during the 2010 season. Stevens was one of two defensive backs from the LSC North Division to earn first team […]

Hounds harriers move up in region rankings

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team, which has not finished lower than second in any of its six meets this season, moved up one notch to fourth in this week’s South Central Region rankings by the United State Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Greyhounds, […]

Fourth of July events

The following are Fourth of July celebrations planned around the region on Sunday: Saturday • Muleshoe fireworks. Entertainment starts at 7:30 p.m. (CDT), at the new city park. Entertainment by the Boot Scooters. Fireworks display starts 10 p.m. Sunday • Clovis Smoke on the Water 5K Fun Run and Walk, 8 a.m., Main Street • […]

Memorial Day services planned across region

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Memorial Day observances are planned across the region to honor fallen soldiers. Among organizations planning ceremonies Monday in Portales are the American Legion Post 31 in Portales, United Daughters of the Confederacy chapters from Portales and Clovis and Sons of the Confederate Veterans. American Legion Post 31 Commander Joe […]

Clovis emergency services director to be honored

CNJ staff Jan Elliott, the executive director of emergency medical services for Region 3, is one of 21 to be honored during the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women’s annual Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women. The event is scheduled for May 7 at the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town. Also, Albuquerque […]

Weather could delay deliveries

The region’s severe winter snow and ice storm could delay when your Friday morning newspaper will be delivered — by up to a day. Road conditions will dictate when our independent contractors will be able to safely deliver your Portales News-Tribune and Clovis News Journal. But Friday afternoon deliveries could occur, or Saturday if roads […]

Clovis man arrested again on drug charges

CNJ staff A 34-year-old Clovis man already on federal parole for dealing drugs was arrested by the Region V Drug Task Force on Wednesday after investigators say he arranged to buy more than a half pound of cocaine. Scott Foster was charged with criminal solicitation to commit felony drug trafficking and attempted felony drug trafficking. […]

Tax holiday brings local stores steady business

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Erika Meadows of Raton took advantage of tax free weekend at Joe’s Boot Shop Saturday in Clovis. Meadows was on her way to Portales to drop her two oldest children at Eastern New Mexico University for the fall semester. Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer It looks like customers from across […]

Vacation Bible Schools

A schedule of Vacation Bible Schools planned in the region:

Ag sense: Sorghum-based intercropping system viable option

The increasing demand for good quality forages by the dairy industry, and the declining water resources, are threatening the sustainability of highly productive irrigated agriculture in the southern High Plains. Corn and alfalfa are the predominant forages in the region. However, the declining water resources cannot support their production for long. Lower water needs of […]

Best U.S. stance on Pakistan politics: Silence

Freedom New Mexico The Pakistani government has said it will allow the imposition of Sharia or Islamic law in the picturesque Swat Valley, a lush mountainous region that has long been a prized tourist destination but recently has been home to violent insurrectionary activity. Whether it is a shrewd move with the potential to divide […]