Commissioners approve city budget

The Clovis City Commission worked through a Thursday evening agenda that included the 2012-13 budget for the city and a introduction of an ordinance for $9 million in bonds to go toward street repairs. All items presented to the commission passed unanimously, with the exception of a easement request that was tabled. Commissioners had little […]

Tucumcari residents charged with crimes related to sexual assault

Three Tucumcari residents are charged with crimes relating to the sexual assault of two children under age 13, said 10th Judicial Chief Deputy District Attorney Timothy Rose. Gutierrez Capen Bemis Robert Capen, 31, Richard "Andrew" Gutierrez, 40, and Brandy Bemis, 31, were arrested Wednesday, according to a press release from the district attorney's office. The […]

Portales police officer’s certification suspended

A Portales police officer's certification was suspended by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board Tuesday for having sexual relations in a police vehicle while on duty. The allegations against Officer Mikel Aguilar stem from his 10-year employment with the Roswell Police Department prior to joining the Portales department. Aguilar is the Portales department's school […]

Religion calendar – July 27

Beacon of Light Church Recovery Class — 7 p.m. Address: 1300 N. Thornton St. Information: 763-9510 Bread of Life Ministries at Matt 25 Saturday food and clothing distribution — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Address: 1200 N Thornton St. Information: 762-2843 Central Baptist Church Sunday worship — 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday school — 9:45 a.m. […]

Shelburne: Adam and Eve’s kids all harbor delusions of divinity

We are most certainly Adam's kids, are we not? It's part and parcel of the sinful human nature, this desire that we all have — even those of us who have bowed to the lordship of Christ — to want our own way more than we want our Creator's. Like Satan in John Milton's "Paradise […]

amos the churchmouse: the ballad of davy crickett

amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pew Editor's note: Amos, our churchmouse poet, decided last week to try out Willifred the white rat's experimental tiny time machine. So, on Tuesday, Willifred installed his Tiny Time Traveler on Amos' 1957 Cheeserolet motorized matchbox. The first time Amos had tried the time machine, he had found […]

Religion column: Trusting God is as good as knowing future

Susie, my sister, looks for bargains on eBay, and she recently ordered cowbells. She surprised me with five cowbells she had ordered from eBay. With those bells, Charlie made us both wind chimes. When I saw the cowbells, the sight of them brought to mind those vacation days we spent on our aunt and uncle's […]

Police blotter – July 27

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday 12:11 a.m.: Caller reported a male was outside drinking a stolen soda and told the caller he did not have money to pay for it when asked to, 700 block of West 21st Street. 2:57 a.m.: Caller advised she could hear what sounded […]

Zia reaches tournament finals

CARLSBAD — The Clovis Zia All-Stars plated eight runs in the bottom of the fifth to break open a close game and went on to beat host Carlsbad 11-3 on Wednesday night to reach the finals of the Junior Division state Little League tournament. Zia faces Roswell Noon Optimists at 7 p.m. today in the […]

Baby giraffe Jerrica turns 6 months old

This baby's come a long way. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Zookeeper Cody Machen gives Jerrica some attention Wednesday, while her mother Jael looks on. Jerrica turned 6 months old Wednesday and has become one of the zoo's biggest attractions. Jerrica, one of Hillcrest Park Zoo's main attractions, turned 6 months old Wednesday. Measuring about […]

Education column: Administration still working during summer

As with any profession, in order to be optimally effective, it is essential that continuing education take place in order to keep up with the latest, knowledge, research and methodologies that have proven successful. Particularly in this day and age of rapid change, it becomes more important than ever to stay abreast of the knowledge […]

Ticket feature: Border Town Days ‘simple celebration’

Mike Pomper was putting the finishing touches on the upcoming edition of the State Line Tribune Tuesday evening — the second biggest paper of 2012, behind the Christmas edition. The reason why is a mystery, unless you're familiar to Texico, N.M., or Farwell, Texas — the two towns the paper serves and the participants in […]

Education feature: Custodians put in long hours over summer

While most students, faculty and staff get time off for the summer, Clovis Municipal Schools custodians such as Lakeisha Lobstein wax floors, clean classrooms and remove gum from surfaces. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Marshall Middle School custodian Lakeisha Lobstein of Clovis mows the grass Tuesday at Marshall Middle School, one of her many duties […]

Police blotter – July 26

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday 12:09 a.m.: Caller reported a large group of people being loud and playing basketball outside, 4400 block of Sandstone Drive. 1:45 a.m.: Caller reported a pit bull outside not letting her outside of her house, 1300 block of West 14th Street. 7:43 a.m.: […]

Gay marriage arguments awkward

So, the Muppets aren't eating at Chick-fil-A anymore? That was my reaction Monday, when I read the Jim Henson Company cut its ties with Chick-fil-A, with whom it had partnered with this month to release make-your-own-puppet kits as the toy given with kids' meals. Companies sever ties every day, but this one got national attention […]

Zia pulls out win in state Junior Division

CARLSBAD — The Clovis Zia All-Stars got run-scoring singles from Rafa Maldonado and Edgar Madrid in the top of the seventh and edged Albuquerque Zia 17-15 in a 3 1/2-hour marathon on Tuesday night in the Little League state Junior Division tournament. Clovis Zia trailed 9-2 after two innings, but scored four in the fourth […]

Redistricting aims to keep classmates together

Four redistricting options for Clovis middle schools met no opposition from the public Tuesday at a Clovis Municipal Schools board meeting. "I think they (the public) were here for the informational purposes," Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Terry Myers said about the first of two meetings to gather public input. "I think they absorbed what we […]

Jail bond issue staying off ballot

Curry County voters won't see a $9 million jail bond issue on the ballot for the second time this year. County Commission Chairman Wendell Bostwick's push to place the once-defeated issue on the November ballot was tabled Tuesday after it became clear he couldn't muster majority support during a long and lively 4 1/2-hour commission […]

ENMU board approves funds application

At a special meeting for the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents on Tuesday in the Administration Building, regents approved once again applying for $5.5 million in annual legislative appropriation funds: President Steven Gamble said the funds go toward the athletics department, the KENW television station, the Blackwater Draw museum and site, allied health […]

Clovis man on probation after plea

A 22-year-old Clovis man was placed on supervised probation Monday after he pled guilty to robbing a city convenience store last summer, according to a press release to the district attorney's office. Robert Martinez, 22, admitted robbing a Stripes convenience store at Llano Estacado and North Prince Street at gunpoint late at night. His probation […]