Police blotter — June 27

There is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday Caller reported: •12:55 a.m.: Trespass in progress, 100 block of Dawn Loop. • 4:33 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 700 block of West 20th Street. • 6:02 a.m.: Harassment report, 200 block of Avenue A. • 6:51 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 1400 block of […]

Pouring money into immigration fight not answer

— The Santa Fe New Mexican To all those complaining that the United States is on the wrong path, we would have to say, “We agree!” Of course, our path and that described by many of the complainers — people who worry more about individual morality and long for imagined good ol’ days — might […]

Fishing report — June 27

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 Cimarron River — Water flow below Eagle […]

Racing license up for discussion

By Thomas Garcia CMI staff writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com The race isn’t quite on, yet, but the New Mexico Racing Commission plans to discuss Thursday how they should proceed concerning the state’s sixth and final racing license. The latest development could set off a rush of gambling interests across eastern New Mexico, where potential investors have been […]

Contract for detention facility designs signed

CNJ staff Curry County commissioners agreed on a contract with Reilly Johnson Architecture to draw up conceptual designs for a new medium-maximum security detention facility. The contract for the detention center designs is worth up to $18,750 plus applicable gross tax receipts, according to County Manager Lance Pyle. He said $15,000 will be paid for […]

44th Army Band tour to visit Clovis, ENMU

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Orlando Guerrero says music is the way he chooses to serve his country. The native of El Paso, Texas, will be performing on flute Thursday as part of the 44th Army Band of the New Mexico National Guard as their tour stops on Eastern New Mexico University’s campus. […]

Inmate’s recent escape from jail not first attempt

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By Christina Calloway CMI staff writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Stephen Phillips’ recent escape from the Roosevelt County Detention Center Friday night was not his first attempt. District Court documents show that the 20-year-old had tried to escape in December while being transported to the jail from the hospital. “He’s been locked down quite a bit,” said the […]

Clovis Softball Association

Wednesday Summer League Standings through Friday Gold Division                      W-L No Skillz 2-0 Get Smoked 1-1 Last Wind 0-2 Self Made 1-1 No Skittlez 1-1 Peligro 1-1 Friday’s games No Skittles 17, Last Wind 16 Peligro 23, Last Wind 13 No Skillz 17, Self Made 16 Self Made 17, Get Smoked 7 Silver Division                      […]

DWI forfeiture decision tabled

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By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com A county DWI vehicle seizure and forfeiture ordinance will not be enforced until at least September, and there is a possibility it will be repealed. The ordinance calls for the seizure of repeat DWI offender’s vehicles upon arrest or conviction. Curry County Commission Chairman Frank Blackburn motioned to […]

New Zia coach plans to branch out

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By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University’s new women’s basketball coach Joshua Prock plans to head west in pursuit of players. Prock, who was hired the first week of June after five seasons at Division III Howard Payne College in Brownwood, Texas, said the program will be targeting players not […]

Board backs Myers on middle school zoning issue

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Work continues Thursday on Gattis Middle School, which is scheduled to open this fall.

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education voted Tuesday to stand by Superintendent Terry Myers’ decision to require middle school students to attend the school in which they are zoned. Myers had initially said he would grandfather in all eighth-graders wishing to attend a specific school, but that […]

DWI forfeiture decision tabled

By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com A county DWI vehicle seizure and forfeiture ordinance will not be enforced until at least September, and there is a possibility it will be repealed. The ordinance calls for the seizure of repeat DWI offender’s vehicles upon arrest or conviction. Curry County Commission Chairman Frank Blackburn motioned to […]

Meetings watch — June 26

Curry County Commission The Curry County commissioners met Tuesday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library and took the following actions: • Approved of a special commission meeting regarding the lesser prairie chicken 9 a.m. July 11 at the Eastern New Mexico University ballroom. Representatives from U.S. Fish and Wildlife and other counties will […]

What’s happening — June 26

Today Public Works meeting — 9 a.m., 321 Connelly. Information: 769-7828. 44th Army Band of the New Mexico National Guard –  7 p.m., Clovis Civic Center. 801 Schepps Boulevard. Toddler Time – 10 a.m. Ages 0-3. Clovis Carver public Library. 701 North Main Street. Information : 7697840 Thursday High Plains Patriots meeting — 7 p.m., […]

Police blotter — June 26

There is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday Caller reported: • 1:08 a.m.: Shoplifting report, 700 block of East First Street. • 1:45 a.m.: Shots fired, 9100 block of Rencher Street. • 7:05 a.m.: Ill subject, 1000 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. • 8:21 a.m.: Abandoned vehicle, 500 […]

Disability program never meant to be job replacement

— Albuquerque Journal The number of former workers receiving Social Security disability payments has increased dramatically over the past decade — by 55 percent nationally and almost 66 percent in New Mexico — as a program designed as a safety net for those people unable to work has morphed into a long-term unemployment insurance program. […]

Manhunt leads to nerd flashback

You saw CNN Monday afternoon. People in my general age range saw the nerdiest part of their lives flash before their eyes. The on-screen headline  said, “Where in the World Is Edward Snowden?” The man who leaked essential information about our government’s spying programs is on the run from charges of espionage and theft, with […]

U.S. government acting against its own citizens

“T rust us.” That’s tough to do right now  if the request is coming from your  government. From the IRS targeting political opponents, to the Justice Department seizing records of journalists, to the National Security Agency compiling phone call and Internet use data from millions of Americans, it’s almost as though the Obama administration has […]

Committee approves block party recommendation

By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com A free block party for Clovis took another step toward become a reality. The Parks, Recreation and Beautification committee approved of a recommendation for Rooney Moon Broadcasting to host a Family Fun Day from 11 a.m.-4  p.m. Aug. 10 at Hillcrest Park. This recommendation will be presented to […]

Chamber seeking fireworks funds

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By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com Independence Day is just around the corner and Clovis is gearing up for the 18th annual Smoke on the Water celebration. Live music, food vendors and a fireworks display will highlight the event, which will kick off at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 at Green Acres Park. […]