Man arrested following alleged Wednesday morning stabbings

Robert Sena

STAFF REPORT A Fort Sumner man was arrested Wednesday morning in Fort Sumner, about six hours after Clovis police allege he stabbed two people. Robert Sena, 26, is at the De Baca County Detention Center on $100,000 bond. He faces charges of kidnapping, aggravated battery on a household member, aggravated battery, aggravated fleeing of a […]

Clovis school board tables decision on supporting lawsuit

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonine.com Citing a desire to have full board input, the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education on Tuesday tabled a decision to support a lawsuit filed against the New Mexico Public Education Department and the State Legislature. Yazzie v. State of New Mexic, brought by the New Mexico Center on […]

In tribute: Church founder led by example

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com W. Charles Green wasn’t a boisterous man by any means. But friends and family members said the example he led spoke volumes. “He always had a prayer for everyone,” son Wendell Green said. “He told me when you see ladies, always tip your hat. Wear certain clothing, talk a […]

Clovis Senior Citizen Resident Center closing

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Senior Citizen Resident Center Health Service Aids Lari An Clark, left, and Lou Guerra prepare for the facility’s closing and begin the search for new jobs. The facility will close its doors June 1.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Just when they thought they were settled down to live out their retirement years, residents at the Clovis Senior Citizen Resident Center are looking for new homes. The nonprofit Christian-based community is shutting down on June 1, more than six decades after it opened. “We have sold the property […]

Cannon Appreciation Day slated for Saturday

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The Cannon Appreciation Day event starts Saturday at 3 p.m. near ENMU’s Tau Alpha fraternity house north of Greyhound Arena.

Staff report Saturday will see the return of Cannon Appreciation Day in Portales. According to Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karl Terry, the event is a day in which military personnel from Cannon Air Force Base can “relax with their friends and get to know Portales better,” and community members can “let them […]

Police blotter — April 27

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Monday • 12:25 a.m.: Driving under the influence, 21st and Norris streets. • 3:08 a.m.: Burglary, aggravated. • 7:03 a.m.: Fail to yield at private drive, 4700 block of Mabry Drive. • 7:18 a.m.: Possession of […]

Events calendar — April 27

Today Lone Star Enchantment Alliance Expo — 9 a.m. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-935-5000 Thursday Matt 25 Hope Center banquet — 9 a.m. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-763-4400 Ribbon cutting — 8 a.m. Olive and June Boutique, 3608 N. Prince St., Suite B., Clovis. Friday Dance and […]

Meetings calendar — April 27

Thursday Melrose City Council — 4:30 p.m. City Clerk Office, 105 E. Avenue B., Melrose.. Information: 575-253-4274 High Plains Patriots — 7 p.m. Master Center, conference room, 810 E. 21st St., Clovis. Information: 575-749-2955 Friday “How to Survive QuickBooks” seminar — 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Clovis Community College, room 610, 417 Schepps Blvd. Clovis. Information: […]

Pages past — April 27

On this date … 1976: Authorities were investigating a series of attacks against ducks at Hillcrest Park Lake in Clovis. Dr. Jack Murphy, a veterinarian, was treating a duck that had been stoned and suffered cuts on its back. Murphy said two ducks were killed in the violence, including one that had its neck wrung. […]

No structures damaged, no injuries in Saturday fire

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Firefighters needed 45 minutes to put down a trash fire near the grain elevators at Mabry Drive and Prince Street  on Saturday night.

Staff report Clovis firefighters needed about 45 minutes to knock down a trash fire at Ross Street and Curry Avenue on Saturday night. Clovis Fire Department Battalion Chief Joel Gershon said the fire near the grain elevators close to downtown  was reported about 7:45 p.m. While the cause of the fire was not determined, Gershon […]

Lone Star Enchantment Alliance hopes to blur state border

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com The border dividing New Mexico and Texas will be virtually blurred today and Wednesday — at least that’s what the Lone Star Enchantment Alliance hopes to accomplish during its two-day expo. “We have these amazing industries and sectors in one state or the other, but we really don’t link […]

School board to discuss education lawsuit

Staff report The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will discuss whether it wishes to support a lawsuit filed against the Public Education Department and the State Legislature. The board is scheduled to discuss Yazzie v. State of New Mexico, brought by the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, during its 5:30 p.m.  meeting […]

Police blotter — April 26

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 1:38 a.m.: Concealing identity, First and Oak streets. • 6:07 a.m.: Shoplifting, 700 block of East First Street. • 6:55 a.m.: Driving on suspended/revocation, Seventh and Axtell streets. • 7:30 a.m.: Death, unattended. • […]

Meetings calendar — April 26

Today Clovis Yarn Lovers — 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Master’s Center, Java Loft, 810 E. 21st St., Clovis. Information: clovisyarnlovers@gmail.com Clovis Municipal School Board Meeting — 5:30 p.m. Clovis Municipal School District, board room, 1009 Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-4300 Texico City Council — 6:30 p.m. City Hall, 219 Griffin St., Texico. Information: 575-482-3314 […]

Events calendar — April 26

Today Lone Star Enchantment Alliance Expo — 9 a.m. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-935-5000 Page Turners’ Book Club — 7 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, board room, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9687 Wednesday Lone Star Enchantment Alliance Expo — 9 a.m. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-935-5000 […]

Pages past — April 26

On this date … 1961: Clovis was hosting a three-day convention of the New Mexico Congress of Parents and Teachers. About 500 delegates were expected for the gathering, which included “how-to” workshops. The theme was “Education: Key to the future.” The convention kicked off at the Drifting Dunes Cafe before moving to Rock Staubus Gymnasium […]

Update: Amber Alert canceled for Portales girl

STAFF REPORT An Amber Alert was issued late Sunday night for a 16-year-old Portales girl that is believed to have been abducted. The Amber Alert was lifted, as the girl was found in Santa Rosa.  

Rubbish fire contained near Prince and Mabry

Firefighters needed 45 minutes to put down a trash fire near the grain elevators at Mabry Drive and Prince Street  on Saturday night. (Photo courtesy Dan Lindsey)

Staff report Clovis firefighters needed about 45 minutes to knock down a trash fire at Ross Street and Curry Avenue on Saturday night. Clovis Fire Department Battalion Chief Joel Gershon said the fire in a lot just west of the big elevators near Prince Street and Mabry Drive was reported about 7:45 p.m. Firefighters were still […]

Opinion: The fight against cancer continues

By Alisa Boswell Managing Editor Another long-time Portales resident whose life has been hugely impacted by cancer is Yolanda Sanchez. “I hate the word cancer, because yes, there are survivors, but there are also people who lose loved ones to it,” Yolanda said. Yolanda’s husband, Humberto, was diagnosed with kidney cancer about eight years ago, […]

Movie shot in area to appear at Cannes Film Festival

Staff report Eastern New Mexico might just be giving Hollywood a run for its money, as an official announcement confirms that the movie formerly called “Comancheria” will appear on the silver screen at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in France. The Cannes Film Festival announced on its website earlier this month that “Hell or High […]