Police blotter — Oct. 22

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Monday • 12:25 a.m.: Stalking, 900 block of Christopher Drive. • 3:14 a.m.: Criminal damage up to $1,000, 2800 block of North Prince Street. • 7:13 a.m.: Burglary, 1500 block of East Hammett Street. • 7:43 […]

Pages past — Oct. 22

On this date … 1964: A city audit revealed Clovis’ general fund receipts exceeded budgeted revenue for the fiscal year by more than $113,000. Property tax was $87,000 above the $350,000 estimate. 1962: Clovis Civil Defense Director George Scales said city residents would know about an atomic attack “almost as soon as the military.” Scales […]

Sample ballot

Here are candidates and issues on the general election ballot. Absentee voting runs through Oct. 31. Early voting is Oct. 18 through Nov. 1. Election Day is Nov. 4. For more information, contact the Curry County clerk’s office at 575-763-5591. U.S SENATOR • Allen E. Weh, R • Tom Udall, D U.S REPRESENTATIVE District 3 […]

Company offering reward for vandalism info

Staff report Tired of vandalism at its rock-crushing facility on the Bethel Highway, Heflin Construction is offering a $5,000 reward that leads to the conviction of the perpetrators. In the latest incident sometime over the weekend, vandals broke three widows of a payloader and damaged operator levers beyond repair on other equipment, according to Cheryl […]

Organizers say softball tourney economic boon

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The Addiction team from Clovis dressed up as the Rockford Peaches from the movie “A League of Their Own,” at last year’s Halloween HOWWWL. All the teams on Friday get to dress up and compete for the best costume.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Softball may be fun to play and watch, but Advantage Sports Products Halloween HOWWWL organizers say it’s also an economic boon for Clovis, especially this weekend. Hotel rooms are expected to fill up and restaurants and convenience stores will be busier than usual when the 21st annual HOWWWL begins […]

Guest column: Prosperity means changing public policy climate

It often seems that New Mexico’s economy is haunted by the ghost of Lew Wallace. Wallace, who also wrote Ben Hur, was territorial governor of New Mexico in the late 1800s. He was apparently confounded by our state and was quoted as saying, “All calculations based on our experiences elsewhere fail in New Mexico.” In […]

Military update: ‘Choice Card’ deadline unlikely to be met

Congress last August gave the Department of Veteran Affairs 90 days to issue medical “Choice Cards” to 9.1 million veterans enrolled in VA care. The tight deadline of Nov. 5 won’t be met, say representatives of major veteran organizations who attend periodic VA briefings on plans for rollout of the Choice Card. The card will […]

Business digest — Oct. 21

Small business group meeting in Clovis New Mexico Small Business Investment Corporation (NMSBIC) is hosting a community meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the Business Enterprise Center in Clovis. The meeting is for entrepreneurs interested in starting a business and others who want to expand their business, according to a news […]

Pages past — Oct. 21

On this date … 2003: Tucumcari native Alice Hoppes, one of the New Mexico’s most proactive civil rights leaders, died from cancer at age 64. She left behind “a legacy of ceaseless struggle to ensure that Blacks were afforded equal standing with Anglos, Hispanics and Native Americans in multicultural New Mexico,” the Albuquerque Journal reported. […]

Police blotter — Oct. 21

Jail Log The following were booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center Friday through Sunday: Friday • Female, 22, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation, warrant, failure to comply with conditions of release (inmate  released). • Female, 59, warrant failure to comply with probation/parole. • Female, 36, attempt to commit […]

What’s happening — Oct. 21

Today Cultural/Ethnic Affairs Committee meeting — noon, Clovis Community College, Room 405. Information: 575-769-7828. Curry County Commission regular meeting — 9 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, North Annex. Information: 575-763-6016. Economic Development Workshop — 10 a.m., Tucumcari Convention Center. Information: 575-769-7828. Wednesday Toddler time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Public Works Committee meeting […]

Regular attendees say Peanut Valley Festival only getting better

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Joshua Lucero
Victoria Jaramillo, center, and her husband Claude Jaramillo, right, browse through items for sale at the Karl’s Coins, Currency, and More booth Saturday afternoon. Jaramillo said she and her husband have attended the Peanut Valley Festival since it began 41 years ago.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com For Peanut Valley Festival veterans Claude and Victoria Jaramillo, the event only gets better with age. Victoria Jaramillo, of Portales, said she and her husband have been attending the peanut festival since it began 41 years ago. “We love it,” said Jaramillo. “I like coming here to look at […]

Commission takes charge of money for Ute Lake study

By Thomas Garcia Staff writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com The Interstate Streams Commission has taken charge of a $50,000 capital outlay allocation requested by the village of Logan, approved in legislation and signed by Gov. Susana Martinez. A spokesperson said the ISC will use the cash to update its existing study of Ute Lake’s capacity. Officials in Quay […]

Governor candidate talks jobs, water

Gary King

New Mexico’s attorney general, now the Democrat candidate for governor,  Gary King flew into Clovis on Friday for a town hall question and answer session on education. King is running against Republic Gov. Susana Martinez in the November general election. The CNJ asked King questions about his positions and his campaign. His answers are edited […]

Library’s Southwest Room showcase of regional works

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Clovis-Carver Public Library Director Margaret Hinchee displays some of her favorites book Thursday from the Library’s Southwest room.

By Aubry Buzek Correspondent In the Clovis-Carver Public Library, tucked down a long hallway just past the fireplace, is the Southwest Room. In this quiet room one will find a desk, historic maps hanging on the walls and many shelves of books devoted to preserving the stories and voices of the region. “It’s important to […]

Pages past — Oct. 19

On this date … 1971: Clovis police had a new “paddy wagon,” acquired with city and federal funds. Police Chief Ken Kingsbury said the vehicle “gives Clovis police the potential of mass arrests.” 1966: The region learned a 1964 Muleshoe High School graduate had been killed in Vietnam. Woodward Steven Hatfield Jr., 21, died on […]

Holiday happenings

The following are hosting fall events for Halloween: Oct. 31 • Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Trunk-A-Treat (Food, Games, Dunk Tank and more) 6 p.m. 104 Calhoun Street Information 575-762-4223 • First Christian Church — Trunk or Treat 6 p.m. 1700 N. Main St. Information: 575-763-7113 • Immanuel Lutheran Church — Trunk or Treat 6:30 p.m. […]

Police blotter — Oct. 19

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Wednesday • 12:56 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident hit and run, Connelly Street and Grand Avenue. • 7:32 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident with injuries, 21st and Moberly Street. • 7:34 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident hit and run, […]

What’s happening — Oct. 19

Today Patriotic Sunday with Evangelist Time Lee — 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., First Baptist Church. Information: 575-762-2926 or www.timleeministries.org. Escanaba in Da Moonlight — 2 p.m., tickets available on website or at door, northeast Corner of Grand Avenue and Mitchell Street. Information: www.brickstreetplayers.com Monday Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee meeting — 5:30 p.m., City […]

ENMU maintenance crew has field day

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Doug Lee, left, and Dust Cathey walk off the field after completing an end zone. Dent McGill, ENMU grounds manager, said each letter in the end zone is painted by hand.

Staff report With game day only one day away, Eastern New Mexico University’s grounds and paint crews worked Friday to get the field at Greyhound Stadium for play. ENMU Grounds Manager Dent McGill said the grounds crew spent the days leading up to the game striping and grooming the field in preparation for the Hounds’ […]