CHS senior picked for manager day

Henry Martin of Clovis High School will be Curry County manager for a day on Tuesday, according to a county press release. The high school senior will attend a county commission meeting, tour county facilities, review the county budget, and ride along with a sheriff's deputy. "I am very excited to have been selected as […]

Police blotter: March 27, 2013

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 3:25 a.m.: Call in reference to a suicide threat, 200 block of Fireball Drive. 3:48 a.m.: Caller requested a situation check, 1000 block of Mitchell Street. 5:07 a.m.: Caller reported criminal damage, 900 block of Calhoun Street. 8:23 a.m.: Caller reported a domestic […]

Christ-followers need to be cross-bearers, not consumers

We stand this moment on a holy threshold, waiting to enter into the joy of the resurrection. Easter is almost here! Almost, but not quite. I understand the dangerous and common temptation to leap-frog over Good Friday's pain and suffering, but before we enter into the joy of the resurrection, we need to focus on […]

Zias eighth, Hounds 10th in South Plains rodeo

LEVELLAND, Texas — Senior Courtney Cleveland won both in the average and the first go in goat tying, helped Eastern New Mexico University's women to an eighth-place team finish over the weekend in the South Plains College rodeo. The Zias finished with 80 team points. Tarleton State won the 10-team competition with 360 points to […]

City Engineer: Water leak plugged

City Engineer Just Howalt said a water leak at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Seventh Street was plugged early Sunday morning. He said Monday evening that most the repairs have been made and construction crews are waiting to install a valve to finish the job. "The city has been assisting EPCOR, who […]

Derailment clogs busy BNSF route

A train derailment caused by Saturday's windstorm packing wind gusts well past 50 mph clogged one of BNSF Railway's busiest routes for more than 24 hours, according to company spokesman Joe Faust. Faust said after the accident site on the Pecos River Bridge west of Fort Sumner was cleared the line that connects to the […]

Seminars target parental issues

A seminar aimed at providing parents knowledge they can use to effectively communicate with their children is scheduled for Thursday. Power 2 Parents is the second seminar in an ongoing series on parenting issues. The first seminar, held a month ago, covered cyberbullying. "We know that parents need information," said David Briseno, a retired school […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meets 5:30 p.m. today at the CMS administration building, 1009 Main. Agenda items for consideration include: Accounts payable check listing — voided check listing — Bank of America purchasing card charges for February Activity report for February Food service report for February Investment report for February Budget and […]

Business digest – March 26

New sign up at K-Bob's K-Bob's Steakhouse on Mabry Drive has been outfitted with a new sign on the facade above the entryway of the building, according to Sid Strebeck, who is a business partner with K-Bob's owner, Ed Tinsley. Construction workers have finished the flooring and walls in the kitchen and bathroom areas of […]

What’s happening – March 26

Today Board of Education Meeting — 5:30 p.m., 1009 Main St., Clovis Municipal School. Information: 769-4320. Kamarie Schmidt saxophone recital — 7 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University in Portales , Music building, Buchanan Hall. Free admission. Information: 562-2377. Public open house meeting — 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Clovis High School Lecture Hall, 1900 Thornton St. Xcel […]

Police blotter - March 26

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday 12:09 a.m.: Call in reference to disturbing the peace, 300 block of Dawn Loop. 12:12 a.m.: Caller requested public assistance, 300 block of Connelly Street. 3:08 a.m.: Caller reported disorderly conduct, 2100 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 6:08 a.m.: Caller […]

In tribute

Editor's Note: Here are the names of those who died in 2012 and whose obituaries were published in the Clovis News Journal or Portales News-Tribune. Please report any omissions to administrative assistant Arlene Castro at 575-763-6991. A Acker, Ruth Elizabeth, 88, of Portales, July 27 Ackley, Mitsue, 82, of Clovis, formerly of Tokyo, Japan, June […]

European Union suffers from deep structural flaws

Many in Europe must be thinking, "Well, it's finally come to this" — outright theft. Tiny Cyprus needs a bailout. So the European Union forced its government to order big bank depositors to pay 9.9 percent of their accounts — 6.75 percent for smaller depositors — to cover part of a $20 billion EU bailout […]

Letter to the editor: Vietnam vets deserve recognition

I watched the City Commission meeting on Thursday and have a couple of comments. First, after more than five decades, the city acknowledged our Vietnam veterans by issuing a proclamation naming a day in their honor. It was heartwarming to watch Commissioner Fidel Madrid read the proclamation with tears in his eyes. It obviously was […]

Hounds complete sweep of Cameron

Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team may have discovered another starting pitcher. Senior right-hander Jas Shergill posted the Greyhounds' first complete game of the season Sunday, spinning a four-hitter and retiring 19 of the final 21 hitters in a 2-1 win over Cameron in the opener of a Lone Star Conference doubleheader at Greyhound Field. […]

Sievers paces CHS tracksters in Amarillo

AMARILLO — With only a handful of entries, Clovis High's boys managed to finish seventh out of 15 teams while the girls were tied for seventh out of 14 over the weekend in the Amarillo Relays track meet. The Lady Wildcats scored 38 points, tied with Amarillo High. Canyon Randall won the meet with 125 […]

Floyd jamboree showcases area talent

Kevin Spears revisited the Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree for the first time in more than 10 years Saturday night to watch his son Hayden perform songs by country music stars. "I'm always surprised at how much local talent we have," said Spears, 36, office administrator at the Ninth Judicial District Attorney's office in Clovis. […]

Hounds double up Aggies

Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team continues to excel at home, no matter the weather conditions. The Greyhounds, who recently endured a nine-game losing streak, have been all but unbeatable at Greyhound Field so far. Despite gusty winds and an eight-run inning by Cameron that momentarily turned a blowout into a somewhat competitive game, ENMU […]

Zias survive wind, Cardinals

Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Albie Medina had an interesting day in Saturday's wind-blown Lone Star Conference game against Incarnate Word at Zia Softball Field. Medina delivered four hits — including three doubles up the right-center field alley — and drove in five runs as the designated player in the Zias' 16-14 win over the […]

Importance always around corner

Time has been a stern disciplinarian in teaching me that I'm not special or unique — except in the way that everyone is. It's been a shock to learn that my profound thoughts and experiences mean little to others. My life is filled with minutiae: sleeping, eating, showering, dressing, shopping, reading, chit-chatting, exercising… Like everyone, […]