What’s happening — Nov. 19

Today Toddler time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting (LEPC) — 1 p.m., City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828. Clovis Chamber Ambassador Bake Sale — 9 a.m., Chamber of Commerce, 105 E. Grande Ave. Information: 575-763-3435. Thursday City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, North Annex. Information: 575-769-7828. […]

Police blotter — Nov. 19

The following were booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center on Monday: • Male, 32, probation violation, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana (one ounce or less). • Male, 21, serving 10-day sanction. • Male, 33, probation violation. • Male, 38, booked, serving sanction. • Male, 23, trespass. • Female, 25, trespass. • […]

Pages past — Nov. 19

On this date … 1972: Cecil Music, of 210 Connelly in Clovis, was the victim of hungry thieves. He reported to police that someone stole 25 cans of soup and vegetables from his residence. 1959: Employees trying to clean up around the building started a grass fire that caught the timber framework of the Dorris […]

Snow results in minor accidents, delays

Staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Joe Salazar rakes the snow from his driveway early Monday morning on Clovis’ Timothy Street. He said he always makes sure to clean up the driveway and around the area when it snows to make it safe for him and his family to move around. National Weather Service reported Clovis had 1.5 inches of snowfall on Sunday.

By Steve Hansen Staff writer shansen@qcsunonline.com Clovis emergency responders dealt with about two dozen automobile accidents on Sunday, but there were no serious injuries, officials said. The forecast for the next few days calls for mostly sunny skies with high temperatures in the mid-40s to mid-50s. The season’s first significant snowfall — 2 inches in […]

County officials say changing indigent care system a priority

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com New Mexico counties, including Curry and Roosevelt, have made changing the state’s Safety Net Care Pool (SNCP) system to fund indigent health care a priority in their legislative “wish list” through the New Mexico Association of Counties. The SNCP was passed into law by the 2014 Legislature and replaced […]

Food bank, bikers team up for canned food drive

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com A motorcycle may not be as efficient as a delivery truck, but it is a lot more fun. On Saturday, Harley-Davidson riders will collect donated food during the eighth annual Holiday Canned Food Drive to help the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. “This year we are hoping the […]

One in group accused of operating drug ring pleads guilty

Staff report One of four people accused of operating an illegal drug ring in Curry County pleaded guilty Monday to federal drug trafficking charges, according to a press release from New Mexico’s U.S. District Attorney Damon Martinez. Christopher Jason Kidd, 38, will be sentenced to 78 months in federal prison under terms of a plea […]

Some covered by Camp Lejeune law may not know it

By Tom Philpott Military Update A 2012 law that requires Veterans Administration to cover health care of former Marines, sailors and family members with ailments linked to 1957-to-1987 water contaminations at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, continues to surprise segments of the impacted population. Some of the law’s details bitterly disappoint those who believe they’ve been […]

Meeting watch: Curry County Commission

A public hearing on a proposed $15 million bond sale is included on the agenda when Curry County Commissioners meet at 9 a.m. today in the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Proceeds from the bond sale are earmarked for expansion of the jail and renovation of the county’s Gidding Street property, now housing […]

Pages past — Nov. 18

On this date … 1970: Two area hunters, one from Clovis and one from Fort Sumner, were fined $1,400 plus court costs after pleading guilty to illegal possession and killing of pheasant, deer and five antelope. The mother of the men, United Press International reported, also faced charges for alleged illegal possession of game birds […]

Police blotter — Nov. 18

The following were booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center on Friday through Sunday: Friday • Female, 20, failure to pay fines, aggravated assault (deadly weapon), battery. • Male, 32, probation violation, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation. • Male, 38, probation violation, taking possession of merchandise, battery. • Female, […]

What’s happening — Nov. 18

Today Public Public Private Private (P4) meeting — 9 a.m., 418 N. Main St. Information: 575-762-7714. Curry County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Clovis Carver Public Library, North Annex. Information: 575-763-6016. Wednesday Toddler time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting (LEPC) — 1 p.m., City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828. […]

Weather delays/closings

The weather has impacted the following schools and government agencies on Monday: Curry County * Clovis Municipal Schools is on a two-hour delay. * Clovis Christian Schools is on a two-hour delay. * Clovis Community College is on a two-hour delay. * Curry County government offices will open at 10 a.m. * Melrose Municipal Schools […]

Mother: Son’s suspension for drug possession ‘a bit much’

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Kelly Cook believes her 13-year-old son should be disciplined for “horsing around” in the school cafeteria. But a 10-day suspension she said he received for possession of drugs — in this case Smarties candy, is a little much. Her son is being accused of grinding up and snorting the […]

Police: Two weapons recovered at site of Portales slaying

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@pntonline.com Portales police spokesman Eric Muller said Friday investigators recovered two weapons at the scene of a Nov. 1 altercation that left a Portales man dead. Muller said evidence collected at the scene points toward self-defense as the motive behind the shooting death of Fabian Madrid, 26. Madrid, whose funeral […]

Residents line streets for Veterans Day parade

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
2014 Veterans Parade Marshal Gene Hendrick leads the parade.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Hundreds of people lined the streets of Clovis on Saturday for the annual veterans week parade. Some even traveled to help honor veterans present and past. “This has been a great parade,” said Jimmy Wallace of Tucumcari. “We drove over because my grandson is marching with the Marshall Middle […]

Clovis vet hopes to return to parade next year

By David Stevens Editor dstevens@cnjonline.com Clovis’ best-known veteran missed the annual veterans week parade on Saturday, but Ira Pottard said he’ll try to be there next year. Pottard, one of the nation’s last surviving Buffalo Soldiers from World War II, said nobody informed him about Saturday’s parade. Friends said the windy, cool weather and Pottard’s […]

FFA convention holds great memories

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer Once a year, students from all over the nation gather to participate in agriculture-based competitions. This event is called the National FFA Convention — one of the greatest experiences of my life. This year the convention was from Oct. 29 through Nov. 1 in Louisville, Kentucky. Every four years the […]

Pages past — Nov. 16

On this date … 1977: Col. Joseph D. Moore was preparing to assume command of the 27th Tactical Fighter Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. He was taking over for Col. Thomas J. Hickey, who had commanded the wing since August 1976. 1966: Howard Martin of Clovis was elected brotherhood president of the Baptist State […]

What’s happening — Nov. 16

Today Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series: Handel’s “Messiah” — 3 p.m., tickets, $20/$15, Marshall Auditorium. Information: 575-769-4956. Clovis News Journal Holiday Bazaar — 11 a.m., free admission, Clovis Civic Center. Information: Leslie Nagy at  575-763-3431. Tuesday Public Public Private Private (P4) meeting — 9 a.m., 418 N. Main St. Information: 575-762-7714. Curry County Commission […]