CCC board approves equipment replacement

Staff report The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees on Wednesday unanimously approved a network equipment replacement purchase of $128,539. The purchase is for 28 network switches, an Internet-technology plan upgrade for the understructure of the college, said college President Becky Rowley.

Pages past — Oct. 8

On this date … 1990: Curry County Fair Board members decided the Clovis Fun Dancers would perform one night at the 1991 fair and receive $300. The dancers had offered a three-night performance package, but board members said it was too early to commit to three nights. 1975: Eastern New Mexico University’s women’s volleyball team […]

Notebook — Oct. 8

New volunteers: Eastern New Mexico has 10 new volunteers for CASA — court-appointed special advocates for abused and neglected children. District Court Judge David Reeb swore in the volunteers on Tuesday, according to a news release from CASA. The volunteers took an oath promising to advocate for the best interests of a child, the release […]

Police blotter — Oct. 8

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Tuesday • 2:08 a.m.: shoplifting up to $500, 1300 block of North Prince Street. • 5:40 a.m.: Criminal trespass, 1100 block of Jones Street. • 7:56 a.m.: Failure to yield stop sign, Hull and Tenth streets. […]

What’s happening — Oct. 8

Today Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners — 9 a.m. Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Information: 575-356-5307 Curry County Comprehensive Plan Update Public Meeting — 11 a.m. Texico Fire Department, 120 N Turner St, Texico. Information: 575-763-6016 Ribbon Cutting for the CCC Physical Therapy Assistant Program — 11 a.m. CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., […]

Officials square off on conflict of interest

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR An email between Curry County commissioners last week found its way into discussion during the Tuesday commission meeting, as one commissioner had serious reservations about another’s actions involving his business with a project funded by county taxpayers. Commissioner Angelina Baca addressed the commission midway through its meeting at the […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission

The Curry County Commission met Tuesday evening at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Chairman Ben McDaniel was not present. Commissioner Wendell Bostwick conducted the meeting in his absence. Unless otherwise noted, items listed below were approved on 4-0 votes. • The commission rescinded its 2013 ordinance on industrial revenue bonds, relegating the […]

Port of entry relocation to cost $1.5 million

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The New Mexico Visitors Center near Texico has been closed since September 2014 due to staffing issues.

By David Stevens Editor Taxpayers will spend about $1.5 million to relocate and transform the port of entry at Texico, according to Greg Fouratt, cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. Officials last month announced plans to move the port of entry to the former visitor’s center about two miles west […]

What’s happening — Oct. 7

Today Clovis Community College Board of Trustees Meeting — 8 a.m. CCC, Room 512, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis Information: 575-769-4001 Regional Public Hearing — 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Baxter -Curren Senior Center, 908 Hickory St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7908 Clovis Chamber Ambassador Meeting — 11:30 a.m. Leal’s Mexican Restaurant, 2115 N. Prince St., Clovis. Information: […]

English, Spanish have many false cognitives

By Helena Rodriguez Local columnist Most of us know what amigo and compadre mean, even non-Spanish speakers. And sometimes we can pull a Fred Sanford and act like we know Spanish by adding an “o” to words like “Bring-o el TV remote control-o.” That doesn’t work often though, and it can get you into trouble. […]

Muchos falsos cognitivos

La mayoría de personas saben lo que significa friend o buddy,  (amigo o compadre) en español, incluso si no hablan español. Y a veces pueden sacar a un Fred Sanford y actuar como si saben hablar  español agregando una “o” a palabras como “Bring-o el TV control-o remot-o.” Eso no funciona a menudo, y uno […]

Notebook — Oct. 7

Here’s the plan: Curry County residents are invited to weigh in on the county’s comprehensive plan at a series of meetings scheduled to begin today. A comprehensive plan is an official public document adopted to guide officials for future decisions. The plan helps the county invest its money wisely in public infrastructure and other county […]

Study: Sitting for prolonged periods compared to smoking

STAFF REPORT Sitting for prolonged periods of time can be so detrimental to your health that it is being compared to smoking in a study in the 2015 Annals of Internal Medicine. According to Dr. Donna Thibodeau, medical director at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, sitting affects many aspects of a person’s physiology. “Sitting […]

September building permits

A look at city building permits for September, according to city records. • 3: New residential permits issued in September. • 1,900: Average square footage of the new residential buildings • 37: New residential permits filed so far for 2015. • 11: Reroof permits issued in September, with eight different companies filing applications. • 94: […]

Pages past — Oct. 7

On this date … 1975: James Priest reported to Clovis police that someone had stolen his antique wood-burning stove. The stove was taken from the south side of W&J Auction in the 100 block of Pile Street sometime over the weekend. Its estimated value was $250. 1930: H.P. Edmonds of Portales had been elected vice […]

Police blotter — Oct. 7

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 1:48 a.m.: Criminal damage over $1,000, 1300 block of Connelly Street. • 2:14 a.m.: Driving on suspended/revocation, Curry Road and Ross Street. • 3:45 a.m.: Possession of methamphetamines. • 4:49 a.m.: Failure to appear […]

Police blotter — Oct. 6

Jail log The following were booked into the Curry County Adult Detention Center on Friday through Sunday: • Dominique Gonzales, driving while license suspended or revoked. • Andrew Roldan, assault with intent to commit a violent felony, armed robbery, possession of marijuana (one ounce or less), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance (felony-narcotic […]

Clovis man sentenced to 40 years for shooting at police

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Officials said Eric Gutierrez opened the door briefly after firing five shots at police officers in December 2013, then quickly retreated. Officer Brian Wanzor said he did not fire his weapon because “It didn’t feel safe just shooting blind rounds ...”

By David Stevens Editor Clovis Patrol Officer Brian Wanzor remembers asking, politely, for the man he’d been told was “acting crazy” to please open the bedroom door and come out so they could talk. Eric Gutierrez’ response: five gunshots through the door. “Honestly, I don’t know how he didn’t hit me,” Wanzor said. No […]

Juveniles charged in pair of burglaries

Staff report Two juveniles suspected of burglarizing a Clovis residence on Thursday have been arrested and charged in connection with two burglaries in the area, Clovis police announced on Monday. As for the neighbor who fired a shot that hit a vehicle driven by one of the suspects: That investigation continues, officials said, but prosecutors […]

Commissioners to discuss subcontracts, renovations

Staff report Curry County commissioners have a lengthy agenda — including 14 action items, an executive session and a presentation on public-private partnerships — when they meet at 5:15 p.m. today. The gathering is scheduled for the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s North Annex, 701 N. Main. The last action item is related to Commissioner Angelina Baca […]