Clovis man accused of stark thievery (Update: Video added)

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By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com A Clovis man was arrested Saturday evening without incident — and without clothes — in the parking lot of Plains Regional Medical Center after stealing a Curry County Sheriff’s cruiser to get there, according to a release from the sheriff’s department. Jesus Tarango, 37, is at the Curry County […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Civil Aviation Board

The Clovis Civil Aviation Board met Tuesday evening at the Clovis Municipal Airport. Members Chris Bryant, Donald Sharer, Russ Backoff, Tye Curtis, and Tom Phelps were present, along with Interim Airport Director Cody Mills, City Manager Larry Fry and City Attorney David Richards. The board met for an hour, discussing amendments to an update to […]

Tax board approves $44,000 in requests

Staff Report The Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board approved $44,000 out of requests totaling $64,500 at their meeting Tuesday at City Hall. Lodger’s tax funds are used to promote Clovis events that attract people from outside the city. Legislative and Community Development Director Claire Burroughes said there is $220,000 in the lodger’s tax fund. Recommendations included: […]

Pages past — July 8

On this date … 1975: Cecil Bryant and his dog Sherman, from Rockingham, North Carolina, passed through Tucumcari on their way to Los Angeles. Bryant was riding a Yamaha 500 motorcycle. Sherman balanced himself on the bike’s gas tank and wore goggles. 1960: Causey, with 11 inches of rain in the first eight days of […]

Taking the Inbox Zero approach to life

At the conclusion of a Toastmasters conference in May, our district director for the upcoming year talked to us about communication. His instructions: Email him. He would get back to you within 24 hours, because he was following Inbox Zero. If he doesn’t get back to you inside 24 hours, here’s his cell number. If […]

Water board aims to raise awareness

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com It’s no secret the groundwater supply in the High Plains is depleting and that is why the Clovis Water Policy Advisory Board plans to spend today raising awareness about water conservation. According to a press release from City Manager Larry Fry, the day kicks off at 10 a.m. at […]

Commissioners view jail proposal

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com Curry County Commissioners viewed the first of three proposed renovation plans Tuesday for the jail. NCA Architect Bob Calvani presented commissioners with a plan for adding additional prefabricated pods to the south side of the existing jail. The pods would cost the county at least $5.2 million and can […]

Organization brings free libraries to area

Staff report A non-profit organization is bringing books and reading tutors to children in Roosevelt and Curry counties through a $10.8 million grant. Retired Portales teacher and Regional Coordinator for Building Communities that Support Children Reading (BCSCR) DeAnna Davis said the Three Rivers Education Foundation in Farmington puts in free libraries and tutoring programs across […]

Latin women, immigrants and Trump

By Helena Rodriguez Local columnist Everyone knows by now that Donald Trump has upset many Hispanics/Latinos, the Spanish-language media and others who do business with him due to his derogatory remarks toward immigrants when he announced his candidacy for president. Regarding immigrants, he said they “bring drugs and crime (to the U.S.) and are rapists.” […]

Mujeres Latinas, inmigrantes y Trump

By Helena Rodriguez Local columnist Hoy en día todo mundo sabe que muchos latinos, medios de comunicación hispanos y otros que hacen negocios con Donald Trump están molestos con el, debido a sus comentarios despectivos hacia los inmigrantes cuando anuncio su candidatura a la presidencia. En cuanto a los inmigrantes el dijo que están trayendo […]

Notebook — July 8

Caution flags out… • Due to a forecast of inclement weather, the Ned Houk Motor Sports Complex’s dirt track racing has been moved back a week. The race, originally scheduled for Sunday, will instead be July 26 Adding a little color… • The American Cancer Society is doing a Color Splash 5K fundraiser 7 a.m. […]

Police blotter — July 8

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Monday • 6:07 a.m.: Burglary report, 1300 block of Broadway. • 6:11 a.m. Burglary (auto), 200 block of Rosa Boulevard. • 8:56 a.m.: Larceny up to $500, 400 block of Pile Street. • 10:17 a.m.: Larceny […]

What’s happening — July 8

Today Toddler Time — 10 a.m. 10 months-3 years. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main. St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Zooper Reptiles — 1 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main. St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Planning and Zoning Meeting — 3 p.m. City Hall, 321 Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Elida Village Council — 7 p.m. […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County Commissioners met Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex and took the following action: • Approved capital outlay items totaling $79,263 for the Curry County Events Center. Director Joelle Reed plans to use the money for upgrading the concourse lighting, the pavilion, purchasing canopies for shade and providing additional seating. The motion […]

Almost 700 letters return to clerk’s office

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Robert Horton, an election specialist with the Curry County Clerk’s Office, sorted through 688 letters that arrived Monday. The letters were returned from more than 3,324 sent as part of a voter purge in June.

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Almost 700 of the more than 3,000 letters sent to purged voters in June were returned to the Curry County Clerk’s Office Monday, and more may be on the way, according to County Clerk Rosalie Riley. The county sent letters as a final attempt to reach state-flagged voters who […]

Storm blamed for silo collapse

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A silo came crashing down onto a pick-up truck during a “wet microburst” Monday afternoon on North Prince Street. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque recorded wind gusts up to 70 mph and 2 inches of rain. One victim sustained minor injuries and was treated at Plains Regional Medical Center, according to officials.

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com A strong storm is being blamed for a the collapse of a silo on north Prince Street Monday afternoon that hit a truck and injured one person. According to EMS Director Karen Burns, the Clovis Fire Department is blaming the storm — which produced wind gusts up to 70 […]

Road work puts squeeze on businesses

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Construction started Monday on Mabry Drive on the eastbound lanes. During the construction businesses along Mabry Drive will remain open.

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com Business owners along Mabry Drive are beginning to feel a little pain now that the state started its road construction Monday, but they remain open for business. “We’re gonna have to find a solution to that problem,” Clovis Mayor Pro-Tem and Juanito’s owner Juan Garza said Monday morning. “Whatever […]

Melrose community comes together for child

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Eliza Dodd has been battling Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com Melrose has a reputation of being a close-knit community due to its small size. Saturday night was one of its opportunities to come together, when three organizers pitched in to schedule a  brisket dinner and silent auction along with the Melrose Fire Department to help out the Dodd family; […]

Notebook — July 7

License time … The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will sell more than 1,900 youth, antlerless elk hunting licenses beginning 10 a.m. Wednesday. The sale includes 450 licenses for hunters using a muzzleloader or bow and 1,500 for hunters using any other weapon. The licenses will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

The Curry County commissioners are meeting today at 9 a.m. at the Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex. The following action items are on the agenda: • A discussion and action item on amendments to the Open Meetings Act. • A discussion and action item on capital outlay items. • An update on Old House projects. […]