Pages past — Jan. 27

On this date … 1975: Portales native Lance Clayton scored 13 points to lead Lubbock Christian College to a 67-56 win over Eastern New Mexico University in college basketball. Bob Jama led the Greyhounds, 3-12, with 12 points. 1965: Clovis Memorial Hospital was reporting record numbers of patients. Hospital capacity was 107, but it housed […]

Official: Parks survey response positive

Staff report More than 95 percent of responders of the parks survey believe the city should set aside additional funding for parks and recreation purposes, and 80 percent think parks and open space provide economic benefits to the city. These are just a few of the preliminary responses from the seven page parks survey, which […]

Ground broken on Clovis’ first indoor soccer facility


By Aubry Buzek Staff writer Soccer has been a family passion in the Lynch family for more than 30 years. Now, that passion is bringing Clovis its first indoor soccer facility. Owners Doug Lynch and his son Levi, the general manager, broke ground for the 15,000 square foot facility with the Clovis/Curry County Chamber […]

Sisters take first, second place at spelling bee

Staff report More than 20 elementary and junior high school students battled for the win Monday at the Curry County Scripps Spelling Bee held at Clovis Christian Schools. The competitors were the top three spellers from Texico Municipal Schools, Highland Elementary, Mesa Elementary, Parkview Elementary, Zia Elementary, Yucca Junior High and Clovis Christian Schools. The […]

Men and women of military, law enforcement deserve our thanks

By Sandy Fields Local columnist As the movie ended, the credits rolled across the theater screen in absolute silence. No music playing, not one sound from the full house audience. My throat was constricted and I brushed my tears away calmly, not wanting to make even the slightest move that would interfere with the emotions […]

Plateau evaluating expansion areas for gigabit services

Staff report Since breaking ground in June, Plateau has connected almost 600 residences with gigabit internet services and built fiber to almost 3,000 new and established homes in Clovis. “The demand for Plateau Gigabit Clovis fiber services has exceeded Plateau’s expectations,” said Vince Tyson, the chief operating officer of Plateau, in an email to CNJ. […]

Cannon temporarily housing three new Ospreys

Staff report Cannon Air Force Base is the temporary home for three new CV-22 Osprey aircraft, according to a joint press release Monday from Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich. Four more Ospreys will also be housed at Kirtland Air Force Base until they can be permanently based in the U.S. Pacific Command, the release […]

Locals appointed to state positions

Staff report Citizens Bank CEO Kent Carruthers and Curry County Sheriff Wesley Waller are among several appointments to state boards and commission announced Monday by Gov. Susana Martinez. Carruthers is reappointed to the Hospital Equipment Loan Council and Waller is appointed to the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board, according to a press release from […]

Business digest — Jan. 27

Plateau scholarships available The Education Foundation of Plateau is offering college scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Applications are available at area high school guidance offices, local Plateau retail stores or on the Cooperative’s website at Since 1993, the Education Foundation has awarded over $807,000 in scholarship funding to area high school students. •  […]

Police blotter — Jan. 27

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations.   Friday • 5:29 a.m.: Criminal damage, 800 block of Collins Avenue. • 6:33 a.m.: Criminal damage, 3200 block of Duckworth Avenue. • 6:51 a.m.: Criminal damage, 900 block of Collins Avenue. • 7:51 a.m.: Criminal […]

What’s happening — Jan. 27

Today Cultural & Ethnic Affairs Committee meeting — Noon, Clovis Community College, Room 405. Information: 575-769-7828 Relay For Life of Clovis 20th Relay Reunion Kickoff  — 6 p.m., The Java Loft, 810 E. 21st St. Information: Claire Burroughes, 575-219-9159. Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 Public Works Committee meeting — […]

Privatized military housing rent to rise

By Tom Philpott Military update Families living in privatized military housing units will not escape the impact of moves Congress made last month to dampen the value of Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), says a Defense Department housing expert who is coordinating with service branches to implement the changes. The result will be that families […]

Fight over House committee shake-up may signal partisan battles ahead

By Steve Terrell The New Mexican On the opening day of the 2015 New Mexico Legislature, both Gov. Susana Martinez and newly elected House Speaker Don Tripp called for Republicans and Democrats to work together in a nonpartisan fashion for the betterment of New Mexico. Less than 24 hours later, members of the two parties […]

Pinewood Derby cars tear up track


By Aubry Buzek Staff writer From airbrushed paint jobs to aerodynamic designs, it was clear each Boy Scout from Pack 226 came prepared to win the Pinewood Derby car race Saturday. The 12 scouts brought their hand-built race cars to the track at Kingswood United Methodist Church to see which 5-oz. design would prove […]

Mental Health Resources taking over services from Turquoise effective April 1

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer The executive director of Mental Health Resources announced it will be taking over behavioral health services from Turquoise Health and Wellness in Curry, Roosevelt, Quay, De Baca and Harding counties, effective April 1. “I really want all the communities that Turquoise has been serving, at least the five that […]

Chamber director talks business issues

Ernie Kos has worked as the executive director of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce for more than 20 years. We asked her a series of questions about business and economic issues affecting Clovis and Curry County. This year’s 60-day session of the New Mexico Legislature is now underway in Santa Fe and will allow […]

Candidate Q&A: Clovis Municipal Schools board, District 4

The Clovis News-Journal has contacted candidates in contested school board races in Curry County with a series of questions on their qualifications, goals and challenges for the four-year terms they seek. Attorney Jennifer Burrill, the incumbent, is running against Clovis City Engineer Justin Howalt in the District 4 race. Both candidates were asked the same […]

Candidate Q&A: Texico Municipal Schools

The Clovis News-Journal has contacted candidates in contested school board races in Curry County with a series of questions on their qualifications, goals and challenges for the four-year terms they seek. Chad Davis and Clifford Franklin are each running in the Position 2 race for the Texico Municipal Schools board. Both candidates were asked the […]

Pages past — Jan. 25

On this date … 1970: Trustees at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales had approved a $4 increase in room rates. The new rates put semi-private rooms at $30 per day. Private rooms were $34 and deluxe rooms were $40. Hospital Board President I.D. Hays said this was the same rate charged at Clovis Memorial Hospital. […]

Police blotter — Jan. 25

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Thursday •10:59 a.m.: Burglary report, 800 block of Christopher Drive. • 1:59 p.m.: Shoplifting report, 2600 block of West Seventh Street. • 2:30 p.m.: Warrant service, 2800 block of Billy the Kid Road. • 2:47 p.m.: […]