Clovis News Journal wins general excellence press award

STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS The Clovis News Journal won the New Mexico Press Association’s general excellence award for newspapers under 10,000 circulation, along with 10 awards in other categories. During the association’s Saturday evening award banquet in Albuquerque, the Clovis News Journal’s sister papers also won eight awards: seven for the Quay County Sun, one […]

Shoppers go nuts over arts and crafts at Peanut Festival

By Helena Rodriguez People are going nuts over the 30th annual Peanut Valley Festival, but it’s because of the arts and crafts, not the peanuts. Approximately 140 vendors packed into almost every available space Saturday at the three-level Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University, and will be peddling their wares again today from […]

Court Dispositions 10/26

Here are recent dispositions recorded in Curry County District Court: Elsi Hill, 41, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property over $250, possession of a controlled substance, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, and use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Determined to be a habitual offender and sentenced to consecutive terms totaling 2 1/2 […]

Cops & Courts 10/26

The Clovis Police Department is looking for volunteers to ride around the city and report suspicious activities. Those participating in “Code Blue,” a volunteer citizens patrol, will meet at the Clovis Police Department on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Members will receive training and patrol in two-person teams on Friday and […]

Police Blotter 10/26

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A resident at the 800 block of East Eighth Street called police about 10 a.m. on Oct. 18 to report he had found a baggie of white powder in his front yard. Police tested the powder, determined it was cocaine, and took […]

Lifesaver Food Banks feeds famished families

By Eric Butler If the weather changes or the kids are just getting out of school for the summer, Joe Callahan is right on top of it. But Callahan isn’t a businessman looking for angles in the marketplace. He’s the pastor at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church in Clovis and his interest in these kinds […]

Alleged abuser arrested

By Darrell Todd Maurina A 30-year-old woman will be arraigned this afternoon in Curry County District Court following the discovery of photographs that show her sexually abusing a child, officials said. According to an arrest warrant filed Monday with the court, Clovis police arrived about 12:45 p.m. Monday at an elementary school and were presented […]

Preliminary list for education secretary formed

By Jack King A committee charged with picking “approximately five” candidates for the state Secretary of Education has prepared a preliminary list, a spokeswoman for Gov. Bill Richardson said on Thursday. Catherine Miller, Richardson’s deputy chief of staff, said the committee has not yet presented the five names to the governor because it is still […]

Portales peanut festival will have locals going nuts

By Helena Rodriguez Once a year, it’s OK to go nuts — peanuts, after all, are a big part of the local economy and they’re the guests of honor at Portales’ annual Peanut Valley Festival. The 30th annual Peanut Valley Festival gets into full gear on Saturday and continues Sunday at the Eastern New Mexico […]

Public record 10/24

Compiled from court records from Oct. 16 through Oct. 21 Marriage Licenses Terrell Lee Bearden Jr., 22, and Jaclyn Marie Rink, 20, both of Clovis Arthur Raymond Medina, 61, and Cynthia Jeanette Roybal, 36, both of Tucumcari Clyde Douglas Bibbs, 42, and Latisha Jane Isbell, 29, both of Clovis Ruben Guadalupe Salas, 19, of Farwell, […]