Police blotter — Sept.19

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 12:35 a.m.: Domestic, 1500 block of West Seventh Street. • 2:21 a.m.: Remove subject, 500 block of Calhoun Street. • 2:50 a.m.: Harassment in progress, 700 block of North Hull Street. • 8:34 a.m.: Narcotics, 1500 block of Sycamore Street. • 8:50 a.m.: Motor […]

What’s happening — Sept. 19

Today Ribbon Cutting for Inspire Studio — 4:30 p.m., Rooney Moon broadcasting, 420 N. Main St. Information: 575-763-3435. Curry County Outlaws performance — 7 p.m., $6 per person, Melrose Senior Center, 427 Main St., Melrose. Information: 575-253-4261. Saturday Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Monday Parks, Recreation and Beautification meeting — […]

All this for a cookie

By Robert Arrowsmith Publisher Earlier this week, 16 of the nation’s leading food and beverage companies reported they sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in the United States in 2012 than they did in 2007, according to the findings of an independent evaluation funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The companies, acting together as […]

Police officer faces internal investigation

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com A Clovis police officer is facing an internal investigation for use of force, police said Wednesday in a news release. While police did not release the officer’s name, Attorney Dan Lindsey claims Officer Brent Aguilar slammed his handcuffed client to the ground  during a traffic stop on Aug. 3. […]

Area has potential for heavy rain, flooding

Staff and wire report Eastern New Mexico may miss the brunt of the remnants from Tropical Storm Odile, but the potential for heavy rain and flooding are still possible today and Friday. Paul Nelson, Clovis’ acting emergency management director, said he’s been in briefings Tuesday and Wednesday with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque about […]

Santa Fe Orchestra joined by local choirs for Cultural Arts Series

By Rick White Managing Editor rwhite@cnjonline.com Nearly 200 musicians will perform Handel’s Messiah as part this year’s Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series, including a rare eastern New Mexico performance by the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra. The English-language oratorio is one of eight performances in the series, which is in its 14th season, which kicks […]

Roosevelt commission names new county manager

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Amber Hamilton, a Roosevelt County native, has been named its new county manager. County Commission Chairman Kendell Buzard said commissioners offered the job to Hamilton on Wednesday and she accepted. “I want to serve the community in a broader way than I have and I’m excited for this new […]

Thanks to teachers who go the extra mile

Sandia Elementary principal Mike Read recently called to let us know that a class at Sandia was going to be launching rockets. Too good of an opportunity to pass up, we contacted the teacher doing the project and made arrangements to come by. Michelle Tusher, who teaches a range of students from various grades is […]

Pages past — Sept. 18

On this date … 1960: A man accused of stealing $32,000 from a New Jersey bank on Sept. 12 was arrested in Clovis. City Police Chief Ollie Damron, Capt. Lloyd Niece of the Clovis PD and FBI Agent Frank Haines arrested the Long Branch, N.J., man at Hotel Clovis. The suspect told the officers he […]

Police blotter — Sept. 18

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday ∞ 12:14 a.m.: Shots fired, 1500 block of U.S. 60. ∞ 12:38 a.m.: Remove subject, 3700 block of North Prince Street. ∞ 3:03 a.m.: Battery, 800 block of Gidding Street. ∞ 4:22 a.m.: Missing person, 10 block of Sparrow Court. ∞ 5:52 a.m.: Motor vehicle […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission will meet 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • A 4:45 p.m. executive session for discussion of the acquisition of water rights. • An ordinance to amend city code to define adult entertainment, should anybody wish to set up a strip club […]

What’s happening — Sept. 18

Today Preschool Story Hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., North Annex, Clovis- Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7828. Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority meeting — 10 a.m., Memorial building, 200 E. 7th St., Portales. Information: 575-769-7828 Friday Ribbon Cutting for Inspire Studio — 4:30 p.m., Rooney […]

Engineers review work on airport’s long-term plan

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Engineers working on the long-term plan for the Clovis Municipal Airport are optimistic a draft can be in front of the Clovis City Commission for approval by the end of the year. Representatives with KSA Engineers gave an overview of the airport master plan Tuesday night at city hall, […]

Commission votes to raise gross receipts tax

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Minutes before Curry County Commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to raise gross receipts taxes, the only dissenter, Commissioner Robert Sandoval, criticized the group for failing to offer specifics on how the new money generated will be spent. “The public does not trust us,” said Sandoval. “They don’t. They’ve told us […]

Public entities share updates at quarterly luncheon

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com For about 75 minutes Tuesday afternoon, representatives of Clovis’ largest public entities brought others up to speed with each other over lunch at the Clovis Civic Center. The quarterly luncheon, Mayor David Lansford said, offers entities to build and expand relationships and improve channels of communication. The following entities […]

Meetings watch: Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Memorial Building in Portales. Items on the agenda include: • Consideration/action for change that would be increasing the Ute Water Project’s contract to allow for setbacks such as windy days, according to program manager Paul van Gulick. • […]

County attorney’s contract approved

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Curry County Commissioner-Elect Chet Spear’s request Tuesday to postpone granting County Attorney Steve Doerr a new two-year contract fell on all but one deaf ear. Commissioners approved the contract with a $10 and hour raise for Doerr on a 4-1 vote with Commissioner Wendell Bostwick the only dissenter. Doerr’s […]

Going to avoid typing myself into another movie wager

“How,” I asked myself, “did I type my way into this one?” I went to the ends of the earth, bottles and candy bar in the passenger seat, wondering that very question. Answer: That’s what happens when you wager with your sister. Well, Holly’s not really my sister, and 12 miles of Interstate 40 doesn’t […]

Pages past — Sept. 17

On this date … 1968: Carola Moore of Clovis was Miss Curry County, appearing at the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque. That’s how she came to receive a hug from popular recording artist Eddy Arnold, who posed for photos before performing at the fair’s rodeo. 1961: Catherine Stern, of 141 E. Yucca in Clovis, […]

Police blotter — Sept. 17

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday • 12:14 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 1300 block of West 15th Street. • 3:41 a.m.: Arson, 900 block of Piersall Avenue. • 5:49 a.m.: Prowlers, 900 block of Cameo Street. • 6:18 a.m.: Trespass in progress, 3700 block of North Prince Street. • 7:46 a.m.: […]