What’s happening — Jan. 25

Today Parks, Recreation & Beautification committee meeting — 5:30 p.m., City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828 Library board meeting — 5:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 5757-769-7840 Commission on Older Adults — 5 p.m., Baxter-Curren Senior Center, 908 Hickory St. Information: 575-762-3631 Clovis-Carver Library Board meeting — 5:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 Tuesday Cultural & […]

Two local candidates among 28 applying for city manager job

By Robin Fornoff Managing Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com City Engineer Justin Howalt and former Ninth Judicial District Court Executive Officer Louis C. Moore are the only two local candidates among 28 who have applied for retiring City Manager Joe Thomas’ job. Identities of the 28 candidates were disclosed Friday in response to a request by the Clovis […]

ACA newest tax change

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By Alisa Boswell and Joshua Lucero Staff writers With tax season kicking off this week and W-2s piling in, the question that may be lingering in is what do I need to know about filing this year? Local Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) are warning taxpayers the Affordable Care Act is the biggest change with filing […]

Pages past — Jan. 24

On this date … 1975: A Clovis man was arrested in connection with the beating death of a 3-year-old girl. Angela Louise Johnson, daughter of Sara Mills of Grand Avenue Homes No. 34, died from a blow to the head while she was being disciplined, authorities said. She fell to the floor when she was […]

Roosevelt Wind Project under way

By Alisa Boswell aboswell@pntonline.com Construction on the Roosevelt Wind Project has begun, according to Jeff Keppert, associate project developer with EDF Renewables. Keppert gave an update on the project to Portales business leaders Friday at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Keppert gave some background on EDF Renewables, which owns the project, saying they […]

Letter to the editor — Jan. 24

“Obama Care” responsible for health care ills I find it terribly ironic that Friday’s Clovis newspaper has headline articles stating that • Eye Associates of New Mexico can no longer find doctors to take care of our eye problems; • and a health care fair is signing up even more people for Obama Care. Eye […]

Animals get ‘emotional fever’ like humans

By Sharna Johnson In search of ponies It’s hard to imagine how cold could signify anything but discomfort. Sure, there are those among us who are happiest when temperatures are cool — those folks who can’t stand it when the heat is on and turn on the air conditioning in winter — but as a […]

Some things won’t ever change

By Grant McGee Local columnist It was a few days after the first big snow and The Lady of the House and I were still chatting about me getting her car stuck in the driveway. “I could’ve jacked it up, then pushed it off the jack,” I said. “What?” said The Lady of the House. […]

Americans show their love for killers of men

By Kitsana Dounglomchan Local columnist With the commercial and critical success of “American Sniper,” which earned $90.2 million at the box office last weekend, Americans have once again shown their love and admiration for killers of men. We dub these killers of men war heroes to make it more palatable, and honor them with a […]

Commission OKs lodger’s tax payouts

Staff report Despite the bad weather, the Clovis City Commission met Thursday to approve four items on the consent agenda and approve the quarterly lodger’s tax disbursements. The last approval came with several questions, hesitations and ultimately a unanimous approval of $45,000 in overall disbursements, with the denial of $6,000 to the Curry County Events […]

Fair helps residents get covered

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com People have a lot to say about purchasing health care through the open marketplace at Healthcare.gov. They seldom use the word “simple.” To help them choose a plan and get enrolled before the Feb. 15 deadline, Presbyterian Healthcare Services is hosting an open enrollment fair from 8 a.m. to […]

Eyecare office plans to close March 1

By Robin Fornoff MANAGING EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com The expansion of health care under the Affordable Care Act is at least part of the reason Eye Associates is closing its doors after three decades in Clovis, according to CEO Vince Townsend. Townsend said the explosion of new patients with insurance coverage is creating more demand than Eye […]

Police blotter/Jail Log — Jan. 23

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Wednesday: • 7:17 a.m.: Warrant service, 800 block of Mitchell Street. • 7:37 a.m.: Criminal damage, 300 block of Pine Street. • 10:27 a.m.: Theft report, 2400 block of West 10th Street. • 11:41 a.m.: Criminal […]

Meetings Watch — Clovis finance committee

The Finance Committee approved a report Wednesday showing the city of Clovis has $37.8 million in the bank as of Jan. 1. The report prepared by Budget Director Donald Clifton is for the first half of the fiscal year — July 1, 2014 to Jan. 1. The report also shows total expenditures of $29.9 million. […]

Senators offer priorities

Staff report The following are priorities set by eastern New Mexico’s two state senators for the 60-day session of the state Legislature, according to a press release from the state Republican party: Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales Ingle represents Chaves, Curry, DeBaca, Lea and Roosevelt counties. His priority is to make certain the Legislature is responsible […]

What’s Happening — Jan. 23

Today Plains Regional Medical Center Health Insurance Enrollment Fair — 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7142 or 575-769-7196 Saturday Milk Lovers Ball — 5:30 p.m. start, 7:15 p.m. dinner, Clovis Civic Center. Information: 575-935-5000 Monday Parks, Recreation & Beautification committee meeting — 5:30 p.m., City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828 Library board meeting […]

Pages Past — Jan. 23

On this date … 1975: Clovis-Carver Public Library at Fourth and Mitchell was about halfway through a refurbishing project. A new roof, carpet, new doors, better lighting and air conditioning were planned with a completion date set for early March. 1964: Authorities in Lamb County were trying to locate the person who placed a newborn […]

Hay has many uses when it snows

Hey out there. Err … hay. Hay is out for the cattle. Right? It better be. I for one, don’t want to have to do it in the snow. The heater in the loader tractor isn’t much better than the air-conditioner. … But it is better than the other place; there’s nothing to use but […]

Honor Roll—Sandia Elementary School

Sandia Elementary School       Second nine weeks  Third grade  A honor roll Alexis  Bailey Blake  Conte Matthew  Del Torro Frederich  Grayson Ohajei Gardley Fabian  Guainora Breyer Harpold Bryleigh Hudson Jayden Jameson Zarai  Lewis Elias  Lira Kyleigh  Lobstein Julissa  Maldon Ado Giselle Romero Noel  Sena Aspen  Ulibarri Jazmin  Urquijo Jayven  Watson A/B honor roll […]

Honor Roll—Parkview Elementary School

Parkview Elementary School Second nine weeks  Third grade  A honor roll Alondra Moreno Priscila Ramirez  A/B honor roll Evan Ball Bobby Barron Alexis Brown Estrella Cordova Melanie DeLeon Jonathan Espinoza Marie Ferreira Jesus Hernandez-Ruiz Marisol Lara Jamie Long Kalei Manion Ashlee Mott Syncere Roberts Tatyana Sneed Draven Stockwell  Fourth grade  A honor roll Patience Dodge […]