Clovis paper recycling center burns

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Clovis firefighters on Sunday night were battling a blaze at the Paper Recycling Depot on Curry Avenue, south of Mabry Drive. Firefighter Joel Gershon said the business’ owner reported the fire about 5:30 p.m. While the outside of the building was contained, Gershon said firefighters as of 6:45 p.m. […]

Cats falter down stretch in opening loss

Staff report RIO RANCHO — For most of three quarters, Clovis High’s boys held their own in Saturday’s season-opening basketball game against Rio Rancho. The Rams got 3-pointers from senior forward Clay Patterson and sophomore guard Jeremy Snider early in the final period, though, and pulled away to a 72-58 victory. “That really got them […]

Red-hot LCU downs Zias

Staff report LUBBOCK — Clearly, Tarleton State’s Kathy Thomas didn’t do Eastern New Mexico University’s women any favors on Friday night. Thomas went 7-for-7 from 3-point range, a school record, and the TexAnns ended Lubbock Christian’s 18-game home winning streak with a 73-71 overtime win. The Zias (1-5) paid a heavy price on Saturday night. […]

Fire damages offices at Auto World

Staff report A fire Saturday night damaged the downstairs offices at Auto World at Second and Maple streets, according to Battalion Chief Dale Hand of the Clovis Fire Department. According to Hand: • Firefighters were dispatched about 9:30 p.m. • The fire was under control in about 20 minutes. • The building was not occupied […]

Gilliam’s 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Hounds

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Junior guard John Gilliam capped his first double-double of the season with a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer on Saturday, lifting Eastern New Mexico University’s men past Harding 76-73 in West Texas A&M’s Thanksgiving Classic. Gilliam’s shot came after junior forward Andraz Kavas tied the game for the ninth time […]

The world will be fine without us

By Wendel Sloan Local columnist My November book-of-the-month summary is Alan Weisman’s “The World Without Us,” in which he explores what the world will be like after humans. Within a few hundred years residential neighborhoods will return to forests.  The longest-lasting evidence of humans will be plastics, metals and radioactive waste. Future inhabitants will encounter […]

Grateful for NM’s natural wonders

By Tom McDonald State columnist Let’s face it: Thanksgiving traditions are based on an incomplete memory. Maybe the Puritans sat down and ate with Native Americans a time or two, but they actually brought more death and destruction to the tribes they encountered than they did turkey and dressing. But it’s the sentiment, not historic […]

Textbooks should be inclusive, not exclusive

North of the Rio Grande, Juan Cortina is portrayed as a bandit who wreaked havoc on 19th century Tejanos’ efforts to settle the borderlands. Across the river he’s celebrated as a hero, who led a resistance against Tejanos who claimed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which transferred Texas from Mexican to U.S. control, also voided […]

Nieka Style: Outer wear can keep you warm and stylish

I love to dress up. Especially during the holidays. Last holiday season we talked about how to dress up for your holiday party. This year it’s about keeping warm and looking fresh at the same time. Have you ever put together that killer outfit but it’s just far too cold outside for it? Well here […]

Creative Living: Fabric tips coming on new show

Information on jewelry, creating a puckered effect on fabric and working with stencils will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. Did you know that amber is a soothing, calming and cleansing stone? Kristina Rachel is a jewelry designer, and she’s going to talk about […]

School Menus — Nov. 30

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast, Breakfast pizza. Lunch, Chicken and pasta, steamed broccoli, carrots, delicious apple. Tuesday: Breakfast, Banana bun. Lunch, Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, tomatoes with ranch dressing, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast, Yogurt and graham crackers. Lunch, Beans and cheese burrito and salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce & tomato, orange halves. […]

Terry: Shopping more difficult with wheels

With my power-shopper wife confined to a wheelchair while rehabbing a broken leg it was a bit depressing for her when the Black Friday sale flyers hit her lap on Thanksgiving morning. I offered to load her into the wheelchair and take her on out among the crazed masses. She hesitated, thinking about her broken […]

On the Shelves — Nov. 30

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Bike Repair and Maintenance by Christopher Wiggins teaches you how to keep your bike road-ready and in prime condition, recommends the tools and equipment needed for repairs, offers illustrated instructions for routine maintenance, illustrates simple solutions for emergency fixes, and adds a fun guide to […]

Davis: Window shopping light on wallet

Well, now we have experienced something we have never experienced before; by the time you read this article, my family and I will have had the opportunity to spend Black Friday in Dallas. While I’m fully aware that it’s in the major cities that shoppers get trampled and injured on Black Friday, that is not […]

Our People: Animal magnetism

Cindy Arnold was born and raised in Clovis. She’s the step-daughter of a military serviceman, which gave her the opportunity to live abroad in places like Japan and Alaska. Arnold graduated from Clovis High School and studied at Clovis Community College. Arnold has held positions as a detention officer and three years as a zookeeper. […]

Community homes, businesses, churches deck the halls

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Many ordinary houses transformed into elegant holiday displays this weekend, elaborately decked out in dazzling lights and colorful decorations. Local businesses also set up sparkling Christmas trees in their display windows to lure in holiday shoppers. A well-crafted holiday decorating job may look effortless, but behind the scenes there […]

Bookmobile brings library to rural towns

By Lillian Bowe Staff Writer lbowe@pntonline.com For 58 years, the bookmobile program has been serving rural communities in New Mexico by bringing books and other resources to areas where they are generally not available. The New Mexico State Library Rural Bookmobile East is one of three New Mexico bookmobiles that serve more than 15,000 people […]

Food bank director feels efforts ‘barely scratching the surface’

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com The easiest part of being the executive director of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is knowing how much the efforts help people. The hardest part, Dianna Hernandez said, is knowing how much that help was needed. “I’ve been trying to go out to all of our sites, […]

ENMU’s Bailey wraps up college grid career in style

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — It’s almost time for Eastern New Mexico University linebacker Seth Bailey to move on to the “real” world. Bailey capped his ENMU football career this month by earning the Lone Star Conference’s linebacker of the year award. Still, he’s not quite ready to give up sports. The […]

Quilters Club provides for two children’s homes

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com The Clovis Quilters Club made more than 75 homemade quilts this year for children at The Baptist Children’s Home and the Christian Children’s Home, both in Portales. “Some are so gorgeous I want to put them in my closet and not let them go,” joked club president Katie Greene. […]