Monday morning briefing: A new trail, campus compass and the worst disaster

Grab a cup of coffee and settle in for some of the most important news of the day. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday morning briefing: New recreation Clovis is hosting a ribbon cutting for the Goodwin Lake Trails 10 a.m. Tuesday at 3205 N. Prince St. It’s open to the public…and feel free to […]

Feds settle Clovis nursing home lawsuit

The Associated Press The owners of a now-defunct Clovis nursing home have agreed to pay more than $1.2 million to settle a false claims lawsuit. The U.S. Justice Department on Friday announced the settlement with Dr. Ali Ghaffari Sr., the medical director of the Buena Vista Retirement Center, and Linda Rose Ghaffari, the nursing home’s […]

Zias settle for Sunday split

CNJ staff PHOENIX — Facing a struggling Western New Mexico squad, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team was set to close out a 4-1 run through the Schutt Sports Division II Leadoff Classic on Sunday. Then the roof fell in. With ENMU leading 10-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh, Western then loaded […]

Cattlemen first to settle Llano Estacado

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Editor’s note: This is second of two parts of a thesis paper written in 1934 by Norvell Tate. “So far as we know, the first white man to visit the Llano Estacado was Coronado in 1541. Man had flourished for many centuries as evidence by the findings in recent excavations […]

Merrick, Neoma

Neoma Lucille Settle Merrick, 89, of Clovis, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. Born July 4, 1916, in Driftwood, Okla., to Lizzie and Bert Settle, she earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Northwestern State College in Alva, Okla. Orville Gore Stephenson on Dec. 23, 1937. She taught […]