Pages past — Aug. 28

On this date … 1975: A Clovis firefighter suffered a fractured pelvis when he plunged 12 to 15 feet to the ground after a rope broke during a training session. Joe Bunce, 19, was in fair condition at the Clovis hospital. “The rope looked like it (would) hold two steers … but it broke,” Clovis […]

Editor’s notebook — Aug. 28

Inside today’s paper: Our annual Pigskin Preview edition is here, just in time to kick off the area high school and college football seasons. Deputy Editor Kevin Wilson coordinated this year’s content, with plenty of help from staff members Matthew Asher, Tony Bullocks, Thomas Garcia, Jacob Sanchez and Dave Wagner. Scot Stinnett, Dan Ford and […]

Police blotter — Aug. 28

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Wednesday • 1:51 a.m.: Failure to pay fines, Fifth and Axtell streets. • 2:13 a.m.: Possession of methamphetamine. • 8:19 a.m.: Larceny up to $500, 500 block of East Sixth Street. • 10:01 a.m.: Criminal trespass, […]

What’s happening — Aug. 28

Today Free Concert Featuring the band: “Unhindered” — 7 p.m. Marshall Auditorium, 100 Commerce Way, Clovis. Information: 575-762-2926 Economic Development Tax Advisory Board Meeting — 7:30 a.m. City Hall, assembly room, 321 N. Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Saturday Beginners Quilting Class— 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. High Plains Quilt Festival. Cost $40 Roosevelt Chamber […]

Commissioners approve capital priority list

By Brittney Cannon Staff Writer bcannon@cnjonline.com Curry County commissioners approved a priority list for Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plans (ICIP) and a five-year road construction plan during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon — to the dismay of one man from the Broadview Fire Department. Firefighter Stan Fury requested commissioners include a request for $150,000 to build […]

Groundbreaking ceremony held at Gidding building

Staff photo: David Stevens
Curry County Commission Chairman Ben McDaniel addresses the gathering while County Manager Lance Pyle, left, looks on Wednesday during ceremonies to kick off construction of new county offices.

By Brittney Cannon Staff Writer bcannon@cnjonline.com It’s official — groundbreaking on renovations at 417 Gidding street have begun, symbolized Wednesday morning with the flipping of dirt behind the building. Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said after the ceremony that actual construction is set to begin Tuesday with an estimated completion date of May 1. “We’re […]

Board meets for first time of school year

By Brittney Cannon Staff Writer bcannon@cnjonline.com Clovis Municipal Schools Board met Tuesday for the first time since the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, and among the approved action items was acceptance of capital outlay money to improve the Highland Elementary School building. The board moved to approve an acceptance of the 2015-2016 standards-based capital […]

Portales residents remember former biology professor

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor aboswell@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble seemed to say it best when he referred to former biology professor Tony Gennaro as a “very special person” last weekend. Over the last week, grief-filled posts have flooded the Facebook pages of local residents as they offer condolences and thoughts on […]

ENMU logo licensing having an economic impact

By Rae Arnett Staff writer rarnett@pntonline.com With Eastern New Mexico University licensing all things greyhound earlier this year, many local business owners were concerned about the impact it would have on the community. “We felt confident about the decision we were making. It consolidates the school mascot and consolidation gives us a more uniform message […]

Grady woman gets 60 months in prison

Staff report A Grady woman on Wednesday was sentenced to 60 months in prison, as expected, following her conviction for methamphetamine trafficking, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release. Jeanette Driever, 38, was sentenced in Albuquerque. She will be on supervised release for five years after completing her prison sentence, the release said. […]

Man convicted on trafficking charges

Staff report A 48-year-old Clovis man was convicted Tuesday of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, according to a news release from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney. Andrea Reeb said Kelly Jaramillo was also found guilty by a Curry County jury of attempting to traffic methamphetamine. Both charges are third-degree felonies, she said in a news release. […]

Area students granted scholarships

Staff report Two area students have been awarded $2,000 college scholarships by the Cannon Air Force Base Commissary. The winners are: • Tanner Pelfrey of Texico, who is scheduled to begin his freshman year at the University of New Mexico where he plans to major in chemistry. • Kristine David of Clovis, who is scheduled […]

Rest in three-quarter time

By Betty Williamson Local columnist Jakie Howard might have made his living as a rancher, a brand inspector, and a water well driller, but for 68 of his almost 80 years he made his life as a musician, coaxing tunes from a rosin-frosted fiddle that fell silent on Aug. 13. Jakie’s mother, Ruby, taught her […]

Pages past — Aug. 27

On this date … 1975: Attorney Ed Tatum was heading the annual Curry County United Way campaign. Tatum, an Oklahoma native, came to Clovis when he was assigned to Cannon Air Force Base after entering the Air Force. In addition to United Way, he was active in Boy Scouts, Rotary Club and was president of […]

Police blotter — Aug. 27

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 8:09 a.m.: Fraudulent use of a credit card up to $500, 600 block of Sheldon Street. • 8:14 a.m.: Forgery, 700 block of East First Street. • 10:23 a.m.: Child luring (by computer) • […]

What’s happening — Aug. 27

Today Melrose City Council— 4:30 p.m. City Clerk Office, 105 E. Avenue B. Melrose. Information: 575-253-4274 Custom Creations Ribbon Cutting— 4:30 p.m. Custom Creations by 5A Design, 100 E. Manana Blvd. #11., Clovis. Information: 575-769-2511 Healthy Kids and iCAN Community Meeting — 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 N. Thornton St. […]

Editor’s notebook — Aug. 27

Check it and see: If you’re hot blooded enough, cold as ice enough, or if you’ve ever had double vision, you might be interested in the latest press release from the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. It reports tickets are on sale for the 2015 Clovis Music Festival, headlined by Lou Gramm, former lead singer […]

New year settling into rhythm

By Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy Education columnist Students now have the first week of school under their belts. No more first-day jitters; they’ve become acquainted with their teachers and are well on the way to learning classroom procedures and expectations. Secondary students are learning their class schedule and the best way to make it to the next […]

Highland Elementary focus of improvements

By Brittney Cannon Staff Writer bcannon@cnjonline.com Clovis Municipal Schools Board met for the first time since the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, and among the approved action items was acceptance of capital outlay money to improve the Highland Elementary School building. The board moved to approve an acceptance of the 2015-2016 standards-based capital outlay […]

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