Smooth sailing for Draggin’ Main

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Draggin’ Main organizers said the attendance for the third annual event eclipsed previous estimates of 8,000 to 10,000 visitors.

By Ryan Galloway Staff writer This past Saturday, the Third Annual Draggin’ Main came to a finish. As crowds cleared, they left with an experience of nostalgia and fun. Starting the weekend was a drive-in showing of the movie “American Graffiti” on a large screen in Clovis High School’s parking lot Friday night. Though […]

Business feature: At least four new restaurant chains expected on Prince

Courtesy photo: Fathom McKeown
Jason Jones, left, and Nathan Kwedor of Glikas Enterprises cut a piece of lumber for assembly of the framed wall in the soon-to-be Buffalo Wild Wings and Chipotle building on Prince Street.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer Prince Street will soon get the royal treatment on food options, with at least four restaurant chains expected to make their way to the area, according to Clovis’ Building Safety Director Pete Wilt. In addition to the Chipotle Mexican Grill and Buffalo Wild Wings still under way at the […]

County to discuss horse stall proposal

Staff report During the course of Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Curry County Commission is expected to discuss a proposal for covered horse stalls at the county fairgrounds. In February commissioners granted an architectural firm approval to proceed with a schematic design for the project. Populous architect and project manager Charlie Kolarik delivered a video / […]

School board expecting Parkview update

Staff report The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education is expected to receive an update from district personnel regarding Parkview Elementary School during Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting. Officals previously said the $16-17 million construction proposal called for a 60,000 square foot venue on 10 acres of donated land on 14th Street, possessing capacity for up […]

Letter to the editor — June 28

Active bystanders are important It could have been you. It could have been anyone — your daughter, sister, cousin, best friend, or neighbor. That’s what I kept thinking when I initially heard about the Stanford rape case. Even after working in sexual assault services, each new story of sexual assault leaves me disconcerted. What makes […]

Pages past — June 28

On this date … 1970: Clovis police said they had wrapped up a series of recent burglary cases involving vandalism and stolen bicycles with the arrests of two teenagers. The 13-year-old boys were caught “pilfering several automobiles” at the Memorial Hospital parking lot, Patrolman Daryl Rice told the Clovis News-Journal. Six stolen bicycles were recovered. […]

Police blotter — June 28

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 12:12 a.m.: Leaving scene of crash with property damage, 1200 block of West Seventh Street. • 1:37 a.m.: Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, 300 block of Rencher Street. • 9:16 a.m.: Improper backing/limitation […]

Events calendar — June 28

Today Care Givers Care Group — 2 p.m. Wheatfields Senior Living, 4701 N. Prince St., Clovis. Information: 575-762-8700 Wednesday Water Conservation Summit — 8 a.m. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Ongoing Artist of the Month — Sandra Chancey, Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Adult summer reading program — through July 30, […]

Meetings calendar — June 28

Today Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education — 5:30 p.m. Municipal School District Building, 1009 Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-4333 Texico City Council — 6:30 p.m. City Hall, 219 Griffin St., Texico. Information: 575-482-3314 Wednesday High Plains Historical Society — 2 p.m.-, Clovis-Carver Public Library Ingram Room, 701 N. Main. Information: 575-769-7840. Thursday High Plain Patriots […]

Car enthusiasts show off their wheels

Staff photo: Douglas Clark 
This 1955 Chevy 2-Door was among the dozens of vehicles on display during Saturday’s Draggin’ Main car show at the Curry County Events Center.

By Douglas Clark Staff writer The Curry County Events Center parking lot served as the backdrop for dozens of car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts to display their wheels as part of Saturday’s Draggin’ Main festivities, which also included a pin-up contest that resulted in the crowning of Miss Draggin’ Main. Whether attendees fancied vehicles […]

Fireworks sales begin two-week run

Staff photo: Brooke Finch
Ray Heisch sets up a display of firework merchandise at the Mr. W fireworks stand on Friday.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer In just a two-week time frame, business is expected to boom, literally, for Clovis and Curry County firework stands this year. Monday marked not only the first day of summer, but also the start of firework sales in New Mexico for the Fourth of July holiday. Firework sales this […]

Variety of topics set for discussion at water summit

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer Land trusts, playa recharge, water easements, mitigation banking and high plains agriculture are among the scheduled discussion items in Wednesday’s Eastern New Mexico Water Conservation Summit at the Clovis Civic Center. Officials said the one-day confab serves as the launching point for future action on local water sustainability. The […]

Asbestos remediation closer to done

Staff writer The process of building-wide asbestos remediation at City Hall is ongoing, but City Manager Larry Fry says the team should be done in the next couple of weeks. The clean-up was separated into three phases, with the official operations being moved to different parts of the building as one section would be finished. […]

Reader reaction — June 26

We asked our Facebook followers a series of questions throughout the week, with the caveat their answers may be used in the newspaper. Monday is the first day of summer. What’s your favorite summer vacation memory? • Laura Stephens Reid: Loved our family vacations with neighbors and friends (Pools and Murrays) to the Hamby cabin […]

Police blotter — June 26

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 5:02 p.m.: Motor vehicle theft-auto, 1800 block of West Grand Avenue. • 5:46 p.m.: Abandoned vehicle, 900 block of North Thornton Street • 5:57 p.m.: Burglary (residence), 1400 block of North Reid Street. • […]

Events calendar — June 26

Today 33rd Annual Plateau “ Custom Classic” Softball Tournament — 8 a.m. Guy Leeder Softball Complex, Norris and 14th streets, Clovis. 6th Annual Community-wide Juneteenth Celebration — 3 p.m. Legacy Life Family Church, 622 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-749-6570 Author Ron Hamm Event — 11:45 St James, 1117 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Author […]

Meetings calendar — June 26

Tuesday Municipal Schools District Board Meeting — 5:30 p.m. Municipal School District Building, 1009 Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-4333 Texico City Council — 6:30 p.m. City Hall, 219 Griffin St., Texico. Information: 575-482-3314 Wednesday High Plains Historical Society — 2 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, ingram room, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Thursday High […]

Pages past — June 26

On this date … 1976: W. D. “Doc” Gattis, a pioneer educator, died at his home in Clovis. He was 85. Gattis had come to eastern New Mexico in 1919 from Tennessee, and taught his first year in the Grady school system. He moved to Clovis and began teaching at La Casita School a year […]

Mobile horses at risk for disease

By Eamon Scarbrough STAFF WRITER With summer in full swing, horses will participate in varied activities, including rodeos, races, or just leisurely rides. Because of the increased activity, however, horses are susceptible to a variety of diseases without proper precautions, according to Wendy Toombs, owner of the Portales-based horseback riding school Abrazos Adventure. “When […]

Friends of the Library hosts book sale at Clovis library

Staff photo: Ryan Galloway
Friends of Clovis-Carver library hosting a book sale to raise funds for the library’s programs. The sale continues 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today.

By Ryan Galloway STAFF WRITER It is once again time for Clovis-Carver Library book sale. The event is a fundraiser hosted by the Friends of the Library, a volunteer group tasked to support library programs. The library receives donations of books throughout the year to sell at the event, and many members of the […]