Dog found suffering from chemical burns

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Frank, a pug found Tuesday night, suffered chemical burns to his head, eyes, neck, and right ear. Rescuers are sending Frank to a pug specific rescue center in Denver, Colorado, where he will undergo surgery before being given to foster parents.

Staff report A dog suffering from chemical burns was found wandering the streets of Clovis Tuesday evening, according to Cindy Clayton of Cindy’s Hope for Precious Paws Animal Rescue. The 2-year-old pug was discovered near the Prince Street overpass and was brought to Precious Paws on Wednesday evening, Clayton said. The dog, which Clayton named […]

City seeks citizens with financial know-how

Staff report The city of Clovis seeks four financial whizzes to help make decisions concerning the city’s revenue. One Clovis resident from each of the city’s commission districts has a chance to be part of the city’s Revenue Review Committee. The committee helps make recommendations to the commission regarding city revenues. Citizen members of the […]

CIDC taking business needs survey

Staff report The Clovis Industrial Development Corporation will be taking a survey to determine the needs of local businesses, according to a Curry County Chamber of Commerce press release. The survey will be conducted in conjunction with CMM Enterprises as part of the Business Retention and Expansion Strategies Program. According to the release, the same […]

Volunteers sought for ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign

Courtesy photo: United Way of Eastern New Mexico
Families with the Cannon Air Force Base Spouse’s Club build boxes for the “Stuff the Bus” campaign scheduled for Saturday.

By Josh Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com United Way of Eastern New Mexico is gearing up for its annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign and needs volunteers in Clovis and Portales. Patricia Bazar, 2-1-1 coordinator for United Way of Eastern New Mexico, said the campaign only has six volunteers signed up, with three in Portales and three […]

Police blotter — July 27

Clovis police, sheriff and fire call logs: Caller reported: Thursday • 12:06 a.m.: Driving under the influence, Hull and Seventh Street. • 12:40 a.m.: Possession of methamphetamines, 13th Street and Edwards. • 1:40 a.m.: Breathing problems, 1700 block of Curry Road 6. • 2:06 a.m.: Domestic, 9300 block of Connecticut Court. • 2:33 a.m.: Battery […]

What’s happening — July 27

Today Circle of Love Team Roping — 1 p.m., Curry County Events Center. Information: 575-935-7000. Monday Free Foreclosure Workshop — 6 p.m., New Mexico Legal Aid Office, 400 Pile St., suite 401. Information: 505-814-6669. Clovis-Carver Library Board meeting — 5:30 p.m., 701 N. Main St. Information: 575-769-7840. Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. […]

Real climate strategy means clean coal

Jim Constantopoulos

If you believe that advances in clean coal technology can play a pivotal role in preventing the worst effects of climate change — and I do — then you’ll be interested to know that America is well-positioned to take the lead on multiple fronts. Rather than despairing about global warming and hoping for magical solutions […]

80 years, immortality and snake dancing

David Stevens

By David Stevens Editor Eight things you might not know about Eastern New Mexico University, which celebrates its 80th birthday this year. • Actor-musician Ronny Cox — the ill-fated dueling banjo player in “Deliverance” — may be Eastern’s most famous graduate. He finished up in 1963 with a double major in theater and speech correction. […]

Kick-off celebration

By Christina Calloway ccalloway@pntonline.com Portales residents and the Eastern New Mexico University community were a loud bunch Friday partying in front of the school’s administration while wishing the university a happy 80th birthday. The summer celebration was filled with games, live music, food and community support for the school that opened its doors in 1934. […]

‘Pet parenting’ offers convenience, autonomy

By Sharna Johnson Local columnist One doesn’t have to be into pets to notice that everywhere you turn, pet paraphernalia dominates. From products to services to viral videos and social networking memes, the U.S., and for that matter, western culture as a whole, seems to have pets on the brain. If it were to be […]