Classmate: Injured officer ‘always the most caring’

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By David Stevens Editor dstevens@cnjonline.com Megan De Maio is not surprised Chris Caron became a police officer.  “I went to school with him from seventh grade until we were seniors in (Clovis) high school,” she said. “He was always the most caring person. He has always been concerned about others.” De Maio on Tuesday set […]

Officer shot; police seek suspect

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By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com A Clovis police officer was treated for a gunshot wound Monday night and police were looking for the shooter Tuesday. Officer Chris Caron was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center, where was treated for the wound to his left thigh and released. A police news release identified the suspect […]

ENMU board debates presidential search

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor aboswell@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University’s Board of Regents spent nearly two hours Friday debating the direction to take in choosing a new university president. That decision was delayed until Sept. 9, when regents are slated to consider hiring an outside agency to assist in their search. Steven Gamble, ENMU’s president […]

Portales man pleads to involuntary manslaughter

Staff report A Portales man involved in a 2009 slaying will serve four years probation after pleading to involuntary manslaughter last week. Martin Silva, 41, had been slated to go to trial Monday before reaching the plea agreement. Court records show Silva was initially charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of 25-year-old Marco Bonilla […]

Police blotter — Aug. 30

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 12:15 a.m.: Failure to appear, Wallace and Second streets. • 1:26 a.m.: Driving under the influence, aggravated, Ross Street and Grand Avenue. • 6:59 a.m.: Criminal damage up to $1,000, 300 block of North […]

County office move to be complete day after Labor Day

Staff report Curry County is operating out of two buildings today, but the ongoing move of county offices should be complete the day after Labor Day. “The move is going along very well,” Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said on Monday. Pyle said the county administration, information technology and maintenance departments are set up and […]

Business feature: Train museum turned over to new owners

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The Clovis Depot and Model Train Museum is officially closed after being sold to new owners, Jordan Nichols and Tate Nichols, on July 29.

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Like the model trains it once stored, the Clovis Depot and Model Train Museum is embarking on a new track. One of Clovis’ most historic buildings has been turned over to new owners. New owners Jordan and Tate Nichols of Farwell haven’t settled on a plan for the depot. […]

Events calendar — Aug. 30

Today Rambling Narratives — 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Clovis Community College, art museum, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-769-2811 Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Thursday Pre-K Storyhour — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Relax with Newbery […]

Business digest — Aug. 30

New coffee shop opens Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea is a new coffee spot in Clovis. At 1010 W. 21st St., it officially opened Aug. 15. Owner Lexie Myers said the coffee shop has 12 full-time employees. In addition to refreshments and menu items that include salads, sandwiches, pastries and bagels with homemade spreads, Sweetwaters also […]

Pages past — Aug. 30

On this date … 1956: As far as the working man was concerned, the Republican party had put back the clock to the Hoover days of 1932. So said Lt. Gov. Joseph Montoya, who was in Clovis for the opening rally of the state’s Democrats’ general election campaign. Montoya addressed a crowd of about 200 […]

Locals cite hardship with EpiPen price increase

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By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com When one bite of the wrong food turned life-threatening for her son, Amber Roberts lived a parent’s worst nightmare. Roberts, a Clovis resident and mother of three, said her 10-year-old son was prescribed an EpiPen about four years ago, but the device wasn’t used until several weeks ago when […]

Chamber holding sendoff for fair queen competitor

Staff report The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce has planned a Monday send-off party for Tristyn McDaniel at the Norman and Vi Petty Rock n Roll Museum. The 6:30 p.m. celebration will honor McDaniel, who is representing Curry County in the New Mexico State Fair queen competition, and include refreshments and a trunk show. McDaniel, […]

Fun and fellowship at dominos championship

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Clockwise, Scott Kemp (blue shirt), Kole Kopnicky, Kenneth Nutt and Darrell Morgan are at a standstill figuring out what hand to play during their 42 match at the Texico Senior Center.

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com TEXICO — The conversations are fun and friendly Saturday at the Texico Senior Center, even if the dominos end up drowning them out. The click-clack of the dominos mixing and the thud when one is played on the table mix with the occasional bout of laughter. It’s the sound […]

Q&A: Clovis High’s new principal hopes to build on Marshall’s legacy

Jay Brady

The beginning of each school year signals change and growth, with new classes filling the place of the outgoing seniors. Clovis High School, along with a new class of sophomores, is getting a new principal in Jay Brady. Brady, who replaces Wayne Marshall, is hoping to build on Marshall’s legacy and continue growing the high […]

PARCC results: A second look

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com Further examination of the recently released Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) scores revealed Clovis Municipal Schools sites did not meet expectations percentages ranging from 16 percent to 39.4 percent and 19.6 percent to 47.9 percent partially met expectations. Elementary, middle and high school students […]

Pages past — Aug. 28

On this date … 1971: Piggly Wiggly store officials in Clovis were estimating $1,500 was stolen from a locked safe. Burglars, cut a 10-inch by 14-inch hole in the roof of the store located at Hilltop Plaza and slid down using a yellow, nylon water-skiing rope, officials said. One intruder landed on top of a […]

Police blotter — Aug. 28

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 1:53 a.m.: Driving under the influence, Hull and 13th streets. • 2:26 a.m.: Burglary (residence), 1700 block of Windsor Way. • 7:11 a.m.: Theft of identity, 2100 block of Jonquil Park Drive. • 8:11 […]

Reader reaction — Aug. 28

We asked our Facebook followers Monday, “Now that school is underway, what’s one thing you learned in elementary school that you still use today?” • Nikkie Hughes Rice: Being respectful and cursive writing. With 20-plus years in the legal field and as a notary, I’ve had to use the skill daily. Kids today don’t understand […]

Events calendar — Aug. 28

Monday American Legion Post 117 Bingo — 4:30 p.m. American Legion Post 117, 2800 W. Grand Ave., Clovis. Information: 575-763-4030 Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Thursday Pre-K Storyhour — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Relax with Newbery […]

Best of class

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Ryleigh Walters, 14, right, a Portales eighth-grader, poses with a judge, the fair queen and fair 
sweetheart after winning the reserve grand 
champion of the beef breeder class competition.

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com Responsibility, relief, accomplishment and pride in overcoming anxiety came along with winning top prizes, according to contestants in the Roosevelt County Fair Breeding Beef and Market Steer shows. Class One Low Line, Class Two Shorthorn and Class Three Charlais were the categories shown during the Breeding Beef show Thursday […]