Oasis State Park preps for trout derby

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Officials at Oasis State Park near Portales are gearing up for a Spring Trout Derby. The derby is Saturday and is a first for the park. It is sponsored by the Friends of Oasis State Park and gives anglers of all ages a chance to win prizes. “We’re going […]

Reporter’s notebook: Indian weatherman predicts fair spring

CNJ staff Chief Joseph Weldon Crim of the Plains Indians said Tuesday the wind indicates fair spring weather. Every March 22, Crim goes to his ranch in Lazbuddie, Texas, to build a campfire. The direction of the smoke is a guide to the upcoming spring weather “I have to get out of town because the […]

Exercise caution when traveling within Mexico

One of the traditional attractions of spring break has been the Mexican border, and the ease with which people can go into Mexico to visit family or enjoy the food, inexpensive shopping and entertainment. This year, however, a cloud hovers as the state and federal agencies warn that crossing the border could be hazardous to […]

Signs point to spring approaching

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist The signs are a bit mixed but spring may be lurking out there somewhere. I began to ponder spring the other morning as I left the warmth of my home to brave 19-degree temperatures and frost on my windshield that took a lot longer to scrape than I anticipated. After […]

High plains crops present opportunities, challenges

By Sangu Angadi: AgSense An increasing demand for healthy cooking oil (low in saturated fat) and a growing importance in biodiesel production are driving the interest in oilseed crops in the High Plains. Growing oilseed crops also offers rotational benefits including better weed management opportunities. The residual meal after extraction of oil from most oilseeds […]

Spring 2010 Fine Arts Calendar Events

January Jean Ornellas Voice Recital • First United Methodist Church in Portales

Oasis closing for furloughs

CNJ staff Oasis State Park will close for five days this winter and spring as part of Gov. Bill Richardson’s plan to reduce state spending by employee furloughs. The park is set to be closed Thursday, as well as Jan. 15, Feb. 9, March 2 and March 23, according to a news release from Oasis. […]

Preparation not enough for auction

By Glenda Price: State columnist Livestock auctions are an integral part of ranch life. Usually, the sale barns have a cattle auction each week, and now and then they sell horses or sheep. Ranchers whose cattle calve in the spring often consign their weanling calves to the sale barn in the fall. Another type auction […]

Bluegrass band Spring Creek stopping in Clovis

Lyons, Colorado-based bluegrass band Spring Creek is stopping in Clovis during its summer tour. The band will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Lyceum Theater on Main Street. The band is touring after releasing their new album “Way up on a Mountain” on May 5 with Rebel Records. The five-year-old four-piece band […]

Kites color skies over Cannon

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Cannon Connections photo: Heather Bumguardner William Epperson and his family just arrived in New Mexico and took a day to enjoy kite flying, games and food. In the spring winds, professional kite flyers, games and more helped get things off the ground at Cannon Air Force Base’s sixth annual Kite Karnival on April 18 at […]

Rodeo: Hounds fifth at Howard

CNJ staff BIG SPRING, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men finished fifth in the Howard College rodeo over the weekend. Senior Kyle Roberts of Durango, Colo., teamed with Jake Cobb of Weatherford College (Texas) for first place in team roping with a time of 13.3 seconds. Junior Payton Terry teamed with Tarleton State’s Lance […]

Weekly LSC spring sports update

CNJ staff Baseball standings All times MDT

Spring wind storm kills Clovis man

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The National Weather Service warned that the strong winds would result in areas of reduced visibility in blowing dust, which were visible most of the day. A strong wind gust is being blamed for the death of a Clovis man at the Southwest Cheese Plant Freedom New Mexico A spring […]

Spring opera tour coming to Clovis

Three talented young singers will soon set out on The Santa Fe Opera’s annual Spring Opera Tour with performances in 12 communities in New Mexico and Texas.

ENMU-Portales spring break from March 30—April 3

PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will observe spring break on Monday-Friday, March 30 through April 3. However, University offices will be open and business conducted as usual. For University information, call 1-575-562-1011.

A view from under the pew: a hectic spring day

Editor’s note: Amos is achurchmouse, who types byhopping on the computerkeyboard, but he can’t operatethe capital shift keys, and heshuns punctuation marks –except dashes and hyphens. boss i may havementioned this beforebut life ain t easyunder a cushionlesschurch pew yesterday was one finehectic day it all started thenight before i had been restless allday so […]

Education feature: Educators urge students to relax before exams

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ginny Swann’s fifth-grade class spends time Wednesday on test preparation worksheets. Testing begins April 6. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis educators are urging students to relax over spring break before they dive right into the New Mexico Standards Based Assessments when they return. The tests are given to […]

Day of Caring Committee – 2009 project

A Day of Caring is being planned for Clovis sometime late this spring or early summer.

Spring planting options are plenty

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist It’s on the lips of everyone, or nearly everyone. It only becomes reality when you step outside and begin looking around with an eye to the approaching growing season.

Call for Artists! Pintores Art League 34th Annual Spring Fling 2009 Fine Arts Show

The Pintores Art League of Clovis has put out a call for artists for their Spring Fling 2009 Fine Arts Show to be held April 17-25, 2009 in the Clovis Community College commons located at 417 Schepps Boulevard in Clovis, New Mexico. Cash prizes will be awarded for both professional and student artwork. This year’s […]