Chest may provide hope for families

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Patsy Delk displays a hope chest that will be auctioned to benefit Casa Esparanza. Courtesy photo. Reporter’s Notebook Hope chests designed by Clovis artists Patsy Delk, Luanne Burgin and Jenna Burgin will be auctioned in April to benefit Casa Esperanza, New Mexico’s House of Hope. Casa Esperanza provides affordable housing for families facing cancer, Delk […]

Police Blotter 2/10

Responding about 8 a.m. Feb. 13 to a burglary at the 500 block of Wallace, police spoke with a 17-year-old girl whose mother had reported her as a runaway. The girl said she had been living with her boyfriend for the last six months because her mother had thrown her out of the house, that […]

Receipts tax issue subject at town hall

CNJ STAFF Clovis city officials will begin a series of town hall meetings tonight to discuss the proposed .25 percent gross receipts tax election scheduled for March 2. If citizens approve the .25 percent gross receipts tax increase, the city would generate — based on current receipts, Mayor David Lansford said recently — $1.2 million […]

Public Record 2/20

Compiled from court records from Feb. 5 through Feb. 18 Marriage Licenses Uel Eugene Fleming, 73, of Albuquerque and Shirley Faye Burrows, 68, of Van Buren, Mo. Casey Lee Ray, 26, of Roswell and Stacey Marie Sutton, 28, of Melrose. Johnnie Lee Gibson Jr., 32, and Marea Lanae Guthrie, 32, both of Clovis. Tyler Allen […]

Local area rewards sacrifice

By Tony Parra Students at Dora schools lost a classmate in an automobile accident last weekend. In a show of support to Clayton Stokes’ family, they donated more than $6,000 to help with their friend’s funeral expenses. That was money they’d been saving for their school prom. Now eastern New Mexico residents are responding to […]

Falcon captured at ENMU stadium

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Biologist Tony Gennaro tries to calm an American Kestrel Falcon after catching the bird in the press room of Greyhound Arena on Wednesday. The bird had been trapped in the arena since Thursday of last week. Freedom Newspapers: Mike Linn. By Mike Linn PORTALES — A small falcon trapped in the press box at Greyhound […]

Board: Raise Ute Lake’s lowest level

By Jack King Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority board members voted Wednesday to recommend raising the minimum water level to which Ute Lake will be allowed to fall. Officials said raising the level — called the “minimum pool level” — will give additional protection to recreation and tourism in Ute Lake, but will slightly […]

Tucumcari mayor dies of heart attack

By TV Hagenah TUCUMCARI — The mayor of Tucumcari, Calvin Litchfield, 60, died at home early Wednesday morning. Tucumcari Emergency Medical personnel responded to a call from the Litchfield residence on Sixth Street at 6:36 a.m. Wednesday for an individual apparently suffering from a heart attack. He was pronounced dead at Dan C. Trigg Memorial […]

Bovina police get leads from search

By Darrell Todd Maurina Tuesday night’s police search through Bovina for a fleeing subject may have been much ado over very little, according to Bovina Police Chief Leon Sadler. “We had a loud noise call with a bunch of teenagers and in the course of identifying them, one subject didn’t have any identification whatsoever,” Sadler […]

CHS offers help for students’ college application anxiety

By Ryan Lengerich The college selection process can become stressful as graduation approaches, but seniors shouldn’t panic yet, said two Clovis High School advisors. “Certainly it is never too late for one of our seniors to get help from us in the application process,” said CHS Head Counselor Jerry Odom. As seniors approach their high […]