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Izzy keeps busy at LCU

LCU courtesy photo Izzy Miranda, left, said his goal this year is to make it to nationals, which he has done the past two seasons, and finish in the top 30 — which would give him All-American honors. The best cross country runner for the... Full story

 

Driver in fatal accident charged

The driver of a wrong-way vehicle police say claimed the life of former Portales High three-sport standout Ashleah Richards is facing felony charges. Jimmey Scott Barnhill of Midland, Texas, was indicted Nov. 19 on one count of intoxicated manslaught...

 

Driver charged with felony manslaughter

The driver of a wrong-way vehicle police say claimed the life of former Portales High three-sport standout Ashleah Richards, is facing felony charges. Jimmey Scott Barnhill of Midland, Texas, was indicted Nov. 19 on one count of intoxicated...

 

Emergency services prepared to warn residents of weather danger

Many residents of Clovis and Portales will have their eyes peeled on the weather, either through looking at the conditions directly or through updates via various media, as a cold front moves through Eastern New Mexico on Tuesday. That’s also true... Full story

 

Weather precautions in place

Many residents of Clovis and Portales will have their eyes peeled on the weather, either through looking at the conditions directly or through updates via various media, as a cold front is expected to move through eastern New Mexico on Tuesday....

 

Organizations aim to draw community together with Thanksgiving dinner

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Susie Armijo, kitchen manager at Lighthouse Mission, carves one of 26 Thanksgiving turkeys Monday in preparation for Thursday's feast at the Lighthouse. Armijo said she and her staff plan on cooking a total of 31 turkey... Full story

 

Store closing means end of downtown Clovis fixture

File photo Don Clark, 72, was a fixture in downtown Clovis as he helped bring visibility to Smyth Auto parts store by waving at passing motorists on Main Street. The 58-year-old store closed for good on Friday. A bygone era in automotive service is... Full story

 

Mammogram screening recommendation riles cancer survivors

Danielle Swopes was 41 years old when her first mammogram turned up the result most women fear: Positive for breast cancer. Because the lump that turned out to be a cancerous tumor was discovered early, the Portales city library employee has...

 

Abandoned houses top city commission agenda

File photo One of the items before the commission is a request by the city police department to donate two 2000 Ford Crown Victoria police vehicles to the New Mexico Junior College Police Academy in Hobbs. On a light agenda for today’s meeting of...

 

Program combats high tobacco use rates among county youth

When the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout takes place on Thursday, much attention will be paid to helping people with a bad habit try to quit. In Roosevelt County, Theresa Teti is trying to reach out to those who aren’t...

 

Council will consider Sunland reimbursement request

A fairly light agenda for the Portales City Council meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at City Hall includes two items of business involving possible money for Sunland Inc. City Manager Tom Howell said the business north of Portales is hoping to be partially... Full story

 

Plains Regional Medical Center reporting increased child births

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Kim Leal, left and Jon Leal watch baby Jonathan take a nap Friday at Plains Regional Medical Center. Jonathan was one day old. Plains Regional Medical Center may have been showing a little when it set new records in...

 

United Way director: Companies 'bread and butter' of fundraising campaign

Anyone who works in a Clovis or Portales office with more than a dozen people is likely aware that "‘tis the season” for United Way fund drives. After all, it’s companies with several employees that Erinn Burch, executive director of the...

 

United Way director: Companies 'bread and butter' of fundraising campaign

Freedom new Mexico: Tony Bullocks James Bickley principal Todd Morris places some food items into a backpack Friday for student to have for over the weekend. This is one of many programs funded by the United Way of Eastern New Mexico. Anyone who... Full story

 

Base running out of room in 801 housing

If anyone asks “What’s the 801?,” it doesn’t have anything to do with an area code or an information service via telephone. For more than 250 families in the Clovis and Portales area, the number represents housing Cannon personnel have... Full story

 

Base running out of room in 801 housing

If anyone asks “What’s the 801?,” it doesn’t have anything to do with an area code or an information service via telephone. For more than 250 families in the Clovis and Portales area, the number represents housing Cannon personnel have...

 

Cannon 801 housing close to capacity

If anyone asks “What’s the 801?,” it doesn’t have anything to do with an area code or an information service via telephone. For more than 250 families in the Clovis and Portales area, the number represents housing Cannon personnel have... Full story

 

Cannon 801 housing close to capacity

If anyone asks “What’s the 801?,” it doesn’t have anything to do with an area code or an information service via telephone. For more than 250 families in the Clovis and Portales area, the number represents housing Cannon personnel have... Full story

 

Business feature: Muleshoe store owner retiring after 42 years

You could say that Charles Bratcher got into a little bit of a routine while running an auto parts shop in Muleshoe for the last 42 years. Here’s how Bratcher says it: “After you’ve done something for a while, it becomes a habit. I’m kind of...

 

Contest will determine ENMU mascot names

Will the new ENMU live mascots next season be Loyal and True or will it be Vic-Tory whenever the greyhounds make an appearance? The public will decide as Eastern New Mexico University is staging a mascot-naming contest through Nov. 24. Five sets of n...

 

Tres Amigas founder asks for support in building electric superstation

Courtesy illustration The Tres Amigas station would connect the country's three primary electric grids. With giant modern windmills visible on the horizon, during a day with ample sunshine, Grady was a site most apropos for presentations on...

 

Tres Amigas founder lobbies for support

With giant modern windmills visible on the horizon, during a day with ample sunshine, Grady was a site most apropos for presentations on renewable energy. At the second annual meeting of the Frio Ridge Energy Development Association (FREDA), one majo... Full story

 

Housing permits in Clovis double from previous months

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Manuel Veloz, a landscaper with Fox's Green Thumb Nursery of Clovis, puts metal edging in place Wednesay at a home under construction in the Raintree subdivision of northeast Clovis. New housing permits last month... Full story

 

Hull Street bridge bids under projections

Call it a little reverse sticker shock. When City of Clovis administrators began opening bids from companies hoping to build a new bridge at Hull Street, it was expected that the cost would be somewhere close to $6 million. That’s because HDR...

 

Zoo offering exhibit sponsorships

It’s not a move of desperation, conceived to bring money to a lagging enterprise, but the Hillcrest Park Zoo in Clovis is about to take the next step in raising money. Sponsorships. In a sense, according to zoo employees, local businesses have... Full story

 

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