Inmate files claim against Curry County

Staff report An inmate has filed a negligence claim against Curry County, charging she was bitten several times in a fight with another jail inmate who is HIV positive. La Monda Keith’s attorney Eric Dixon of Portales identified the attacker as a 34-year-old woman in a tort claim he filed March 25. Dixon said Keith, […]

Police blotter – April 4

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday caller reported: • 3:47 a.m.: Prowlers in progress, 100 block of Mariposa Drive. • 4:05 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 800 block of John Doe Street. • 6:55 a.m.: Possession of controlled substance, 300 block of Aspen Street. • 8:11 a.m.: Larceny over $500, […]

What’s Happening – April 4

Today Chamber Breakfast — 7 a.m., Clovis Community College. Information: 763-3435 Non-Violence Strategies for Youth in Communities workshop — 8:15 a.m., Free of charge, Clovis High School. Information: 505-222-6466 or Kimberly.Shelby@state.nm.us   Saturday The Latin Comedy Jam — 8 p.m.-10 p.m., Clovis Civic Center, Tickets: $20- $25, purchase at Clovis Civic Center or online at […]

Home finally sweet home for Zias

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Staff report For the first time this season, Zia Softball Field was the friendly confines for Eastern New Mexico University. Alberta Medina went 5-for-7 on the day, while Erica Armendarez hit a pair of homers in the nightcap as ENMU pulled an 11-3, 12-9 doubleheader sweep Wednesday over New Mexico Highlands University. Mary Jo Granger […]

N.M. fishing report, April 3

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 Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was rated […]

CCC fair offers unique access

By Vanessa Kahin STAFF WRITER vkahin@cnjonline.com Fifteen minutes may save hundreds of dollars on insurance, but a visit to the Clovis Community College transfer fair may be just as much of a saver. Students and members of the community at large are welcome to today’s CCC transfer fair — an event set to feature university […]

Honor rolls — Clovis High, Cameo Elementary

Clovis High School Third Nine Weeks 10th grade Erick Akins Jr Julissa J. Alfaro Jashawn N. Balancier Sierra M. Bargas Lola Beltran Eric D. Benton Tessa N. Bernet Emily P. Berry James T. Bonner Jayden L. Brown Earl J. Bryant Chesney C. Carter Pablo Chavez Erika J. Chelf Andrew J. Collings Frank M. Conte II […]

County jail staff shortage remains problematic

 By Robin Fornoff PROJECTS EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com Staff shortages at Curry County jail are near levels for which former Administrator Gerry Billy was criticized but county officials said Wednesday there is no cause for concern yet. “If we have no (employment) applications … and if it looks like this is long term, then it would be […]

Jack Williamson Lectureship returns to ENMU for 38th year

Staff report In Portales, the beginning of springtime brings a science fiction storm to Eastern New Mexico University. Community members, students and sci-fi buffs swarm ENMU each year to celebrate Jack Williamson, one of the genre’s pioneers and former ENMU faculty member. Today and Friday a series of events and workshops will take place on […]

Wife in suspected murder plot says her husband ‘wouldn’t hurt a fly’

Cody Guss is being held in undisclosed location

(Photo courtesy of NewsChannel 10 in Amarillo)

By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Kristi Guss said she is praying her husband can come home soon. She does not believe he tried to hire someone to kill her, as alleged in federal court documents. Cody Guss, 36, is in the custody of U.S. marshals who have declined to reveal his exact whereabouts. Officials […]

City, county devise new way to keep public in dark

Technology is supposed to make things simpler, easier and more cost efficient. If that’s what you choose to do with it. In the hands of government, of course, it can have the opposite effect, especially when the topic is transparency and the mission is keeping taxpayers in the dark. The city of Clovis and Curry […]

Education digest: Mesa fifth-grader state geography bee semifinalist

  Skyler Jordan, a fifth-grader at Mesa Elementary, has been named as a New Mexico State Geographic Bee Semifinalist by the National Geographic Society. Jordan is eligible to compete in the 2014 New Mexico State Geographic Bee, to be held Friday at the Albuquerque Marriott. According to a press release from the National Geographic Bee, […]

Survey work ongoing on Mabry

Staff report Road officials can occasionally be seen getting the “lay of the land” on Mabry Drive (First Street) in Clovis. According to Pat Garcia, of the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the reason for the surveying is because another road project is coming to the city. New roadway, storm drainage, curbs, gutters and sidewalks […]

City vehicle involved in crash

Staff report Two people were treated for injuries after a Clovis Parks and Recreation Department truck and a car collided about noon Wednesday at Third and Pile Streets, according to city officials. City Manager Joe Thomas said he didn’t believe anyone was seriously injured in the crash. City Personnel Director Nancye Clements said the city […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Community College — April 3

  At a Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday morning at the college, board members: • Approved the spring 2014 graduation list. • Approved faculty member Nita Howard for emeritus status. • Approved faculty member Deborah Anderson for emeritus status. • Approved the update of the Drug-Free Workplace and Drug-Free School/Campus Program. • […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission — April 3

The Clovis City Commission will meet 5:15 p.m. today at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • A 4:30 p.m. executive session to discuss the purchase, acquisition or disposal of real property or water rights. • An emergency budget change for well evaluation and other due diligence on a water […]

What’s happening — April 3

Today Pre-K Storyhour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Second Annual Clovis Community Band Dinner Concert — 6 p.m., Tickets are $35, Clovis Civic Center. Information: 693-4686 or www.cloviscommunityband.com. Spring Showcase — 5:30 p.m., Clovis High School. Information: 769-4350. City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7828 Friday Chamber Breakfast […]

Education column: Barry students hit high note

By Cindy Klein-Kennedy Clovis Municipal Schools Earlier this week Barry Elementary’s multipurpose room was the setting for a musical program presented by Barry’s kindergarten, first-, and second-grade students. Presentations with so many little ones can be a challenge to a music teacher, and I was wondering sympathetically how it would turn out. As the program […]

Police blotter — April 3

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday Caller reported: • 12:36 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 1200 block of Ash Street. • 3:42 a.m.: Situation check, 800 block of North Davis Street. • 4:23 a.m.: Stroke, 2300 block of Sharondale Drive. • 6:10 a.m.: Arson, 1500 block of North Mitchell Street. […]

Fishing report — April 3

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 Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was rated […]