Fishing report – May 30

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Senior menus – May 30

The following are the lunch menus for the upcoming week at the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Lemon baked chicken, rice, cucumber salad with dressing, beets, spice cake. Friday Beans and ham, fried okra, cornbread, cantaloupe. Monday Chicken salad, cheese and carrot sticks, sliced tomatoes, crackers, banana. Tuesday Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, carrot raisin salad, whole wheat […]

Student completes war sculpture

Jim Curry, 67, a Fine Arts Student at Mesalands Community College, recently completed a bronze war sculpture honoring the soldiers from Union County that died in World War I, World War II, Korea, and in Vietnam. Curry designed and casted four field crosses that took two years to complete. A field cross is made up […]

Voters should look past mudslinging

First, let me be clear: I do not believe it is right for political party officers and elected officials to take sides in a contested primary. I have represented New Mexico as a state representative for nearly 18 years and I am both honored and blessed to serve the best constituents in our great state. […]

Dollar linked to Clovis man turns up in Illinois

A 1935 dollar bill, signed by the deceased brother of a Clovis man in 1943, turned up at Daphne's restaurant in Lincoln Ill., earlier this month. Courtesy photo: Amy Baker A short snorter bill signed by Lt. Curtis Chapman, brother of William Chapman of Clovis. The lieutenants signature can be seen over the pyramid on […]

Q&A: Clovis native talks about rodeoing at Mesalands

Clovis native Hayden Moore always loved rodeoing. When college time came up, he decided winning didn't sound that bad, either. Hayden Moore Moore, who turns 19 on Wednesday, is a freshman at Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari and competes on the rodeo team. The 2011 Melrose High graduate will be one of 10 MCC students […]

Drought leaves soil vulnerable to wind erosion

Drought and fire have destroyed crops and vegetation in eastern New Mexico, leaving the dry and barren soil vulnerable to wind erosion and leading the governor to declare a state of emergency earlier this month. CNJ staff photo: Tonjia Rolan Sand dunes accumulating along fencelines southwest of Clovis on N.M. 467 are signs of rapidly […]

Dead heat

Nine days before primary elections, a Clovis Media Inc. poll shows one of the most hotly contested state races is in a dead heat. Angie Spears, left, and Pat Woods Although the final tally of the poll shows state Senate District 7 Republican candidate Angie Spears with a slight lead over Pat Woods — 38 […]

Clerk’s office to host seminar

The Quay County clerk's office will host a public school of instruction for precinct boards at the following times and locations: Wednesday: 9:30 a.m., Precincts 6-12, Quay County Exhibit Center. Thursday, 9:30 a.m., Precincts 1-5, Quay County Exhibit Center. The school of instruction is open to the public. Early voting will continue through Saturday at […]

Wildfire consumes 250 acres

A wildfire near Conchas has burned 250 acres and continues to burn along the Canadian River, according to New Mexico State Forestry officials. Dan Ware, the department's fire prevention and outreach program manager, said in a release on Tuesday that the fire is in the Canadian River and is inaccessible with any type of equipment. […]