Bank holding 9/11 memorial

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com Area residents are expected to gather at 7:30 Thursday morning to commemorate those lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Thursday marks the 13th anniversary of 9/11 and J.P. Stone Community Bank will hold […]

What’s happening — Sept. 10

Today Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Planning & Zoning meeting — 3 p.m., City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828. Thursday Preschool Story Hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public  Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Board of County Commissioners Special meeting — 1:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7828. Friday Special Olympics Equestrian Games — 9 […]

Police blotter — Sept. 10

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday ∞ 12:07 a.m.: Disturbing the peace, 300 block of West Plaza Drive. ∞ 7:11 a.m.: Missing person returned, 900 block of Rencher Street. ∞ 7:53 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 300 block of Hinkle Street. ∞ 8:57 a.m.: Juvenile problem in progress, 1000 block of Cypress […]

Letters to the editor — Sept. 10

Railroad crossing a hazard Countless motorists, including myself, have to drive over a dangerous railroad crossing every day. The crossing is located on Martin Luther King Boulevard. There is a double crossing located there. One crossing is smooth and easy to navigate. The second crossing is in such disrepair that one has to slowly crawl over it […]

No decision reached on artificial turf for par-3 course

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City Commissioner Gary Elliott leans on a pin marking a hole Monday at the Hillcrest park par-3 golf course. Elliott and other members of the city’s parks, recreation and beautification committee took a walking tour of the course while considering an upgrade and redesign.

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com It’s one thing to sit in an office at City Hall and debate. Quite another to actually tour the subject of debate. Which is exactly what the city’s parks, recreation and beautification committee did Monday. They, along with City Manager Joe Thomas, hit the links, walking the soft grass […]

Jail employees in union to receive retroactive raise

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Curry County jail employees represented by the Teamsters will be getting a 50 cent an hour pay increase retroactive to Aug. 31 under terms of a new contract. The contract was approved by Curry County Commissioners on Sept. 2 following a closed executive session. It is the first contract […]

Former ENMU student returns for comedy act

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Steven Michael Quezada, a former ENMU student, said his comedy act is about family.

By Desiree M. Cooper ENMU Communication Services Former Eastern New Mexico University student Steven Michael Quezada is returning to the Portales campus for a comedy act at 7 p.m. Monday in the ENMU Theater. The actor is known for his role as Steven Gomez on the Emmy-Award winning series “Breaking Bad.” “The show was not […]

County manager appointed to committee

Staff report Curry County Manager Lance Pyle has been appointed to a committee of the National Association of Counties, according to a press release from Pyle’s office. Pyle will serve on NACo’s Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs Steering Committee, said Riki Hokama, the organization’s president. Pyle joins just four other New Mexico representatives — two […]

Clovis man sentenced to nine years on drug charges

Staff report Jesse Gomez, 38, of Clovis was sentenced Friday to nine years in state prison after pleading guilty to two felony counts of drug trafficking, according to a press release from District Attorney Andrea Reeb. Reeb said Gomez sold a Region 5 Drug Task Force officer methamphetamine in January during an undercover sting. Officers […]

Everybody’s business: Choosing legal form of business important consideration

As soon as the decision is made to start a business, one thing to consider is what legal form is best. Forms of business organization include sole proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs, S-Corporations, and C-Corporations. For most individual startups, the important considerations are taxes, ease of transfer, and the cost of the organizational formation. Even more important […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

Curry County Commissioners meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in a special session at the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s north annex. The four items on the action agenda: • A request to approve an order for the assessor to impose property taxes rates set by the state Department of Finance and Administration for the year. • A […]

What’s happening — Sept. 9

Today Curry County & Area Republican Women meeting — 11:30 a.m., Dakota’s Steakhouse, 816 Lexington. Information: 575-762-2885. Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Planning & Zoning meeting — 3 p.m., City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828. Thursday Preschool Story Hour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public  Library. Information: 575-769-7840 Board of County Commissioners […]

Police blotter — Sept. 9

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday ∞ 1 a.m.: Possession of methamphetamines, Cypress and Elm streets. ∞ 6:20 a.m.: Dispute in progress, 1900 block of East Fourth Street. ∞ 8:05 a.m.: Dispute in progress, 1900 block of East Fourth Street. ∞ 9:20 a.m.: Theft of identity, 2000 block of West 21st […]

Military update: ‘In-state tuition’ protection doesn’t take effect for another year

Perhaps the first thing veterans using GI Bill education benefits should understand about new “in-state tuition” protection that Congress approved last month is that it won’t take effect for another year — fall semester 2015. That delay will give state-run colleges and universities — or, in some cases, state legislatures — time to prepare policies […]

Pages past — Sept. 9

On this date … 1960: Bob Prince returned a punt 93 yards for a touchdown, highlighting Clovis’ 20-0 high school football win over Portales. It was the Wildcats’ seventh straight win over the Rams. 1954: The Las Vegas Daily Optic newspaper published an editorial praising former state Rep. R. G. Bryant of Portales and Dr. […]

ENMU reports another record fall enrollment

Staff report Aggressive recruiting efforts, expanding athletic programs and the advent of online education are just a few reasons Eastern New Mexico University’s enrollment figures continue to rise, according to university President Steve Gamble. The university announced on Saturday its fall enrollment is up for the 18th consecutive year. The number of ENMU students enrolled […]

Pages past — Sept. 7

On this date … 1970: Clovis’ Johnny Krattiger and guest partner Tim Nesbitt of Midland, Texas, won the annual Colonial Park Member-Guest Golf Tournament. The three-day event attracted 120 golfers. 1964: Harold Carpenter, 45, died from what his physician described as complications produced by a red ant bite. The Clovis farmer died from either extreme […]

Police blotter — Sept. 7

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Thursday • 12:17 a.m.: Prowlers in progress, 200 block of Tierra Blanca Road. • 2:09 a.m.: Robbery with other dangerous weapons, 1000 block of North Mitchell Street. • 3:47 a.m.: Trespass in progress, 400 block of L. Casillas Boulevard. • 8:21 a.m.: Dispute, Rio and Sheridan […]

What’s happening — Sept. 7

Today Joseph Flores Sr. Recital — 3 p.m., free admission, Buchanan Hall, ENMU- Portales. Information: 575-562-2377. Monday Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee meeting — 5:30 p.m., CYSD Building, Hillcrest Park. Information: 575-769-7828. Tuesday Curry County & Area Republican Women meeting — 11:30 a.m., Dakota’s Steakhouse, 816 Lexington. Information: 575-762-2885. Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m., […]

Volunteers reviving history at Farwell Cemetery

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By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Lots of big history here. Big as the state of Texas, where almost everything is always bigger, it seems. All of it shared by a less imposing, perhaps more modest, New Mexican border town. This is ranching country and has been for more than a century. That’s when “The […]