Oasis center adds buffer wall to safehouse

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Johnny Gomez Jr. saws out the window space for a new wall at The Oasis Children’s Advocacy Center Thursday. The organization felt the wall was necessary to create a buffer for its safehouse interview room.

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com If you live in a house smaller than 1,000 square feet, adding an interior wall doesn’t sound like the greatest of plans. But if you work in that house, and are tasked to provide a safe interview space for children in suspected abuse cases, your outlook may change. The […]

Six to vie for District 3 seat

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com As of Friday’s 5 p.m. deadline, six Clovis residents had submitted applications to be considered to fill the District 3 city commission seat vacated by Robert Sandoval. “These applications will be provided to the city commissioners after the deadline (Friday),” City Manager Larry Fry said. “The candidates will be […]

Campaign sign theft, vandalism up this season

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com If you’ve noticed fewer campaign signs posted around Clovis and Curry County this election season, you’re not alone. Curry County Republican Party Chairman Rube Render has taken notice, too. Render said theft and vandalism of political signs is a growing issue this election cycle. “I’ve been doing this for […]

Pages past — Oct. 16

On this date … 1966: Burger Chef, at 501 W. Seventh in Clovis, offered five cheeseburgers for 89 cents each Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Regular hamburgers were always 15 cents each. 1956: Clovis had recently organized a Civil Air Patrol. Officers include Cmdr. Joe Blair, Supply Officer Jim Garrison, Communications Officer Jack Wiggins and Adjutant […]

Reader reaction — Oct. 16

We asked our Facebook followers on Monday, “Do you think adding Gary Johnson to the third presidential debate would significantly impact general election results?” • Dani Friend: I do. I’ve been watching the polls today and he leads them all, without having debated. It is time to stop this one or other nonsense and allow […]

Police blotter — Oct. 16

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 4:27 a.m.: Battery on a police officer, 2900 block of North Main Street. • 8:21 a.m.: Fugitive from justice, 800 block of Mitchell Street. • 9:14 a.m.: Failure to appear (misdemeanor), 800 block of […]

Events calendar — Oct. 16

Today Clovis Evening Lions Club Gun Show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: (575) 935-5000 Monday Ron Hamm “Ross Calvin: The Clovis Years” — 6:30 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Wednesday United Blood Services — 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. ENMU, ballroom, 201 S. Knoxville […]

Meetings calendar — Oct. 16

Tuesday Portales city meeting — 6:30 p.m. Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 Dora city meeting — 7 p.m. Village Firestation, 2200 Ave A., Dora. Information: 575-477-2411 Farwell city meeting — 5:30 p.m. (CDT) City Hall, 100 Ninth St., Farwell. Information: 806-481-3620 Bovina city meeting — 6:30 p.m. (CDT) City Hall, 205 […]

ENMU building renamed

Staff photo: Eamon Scarbrough
Marjorie Gennaro, wife of the late Eastern New Mexico University professor Tony Gennaro, speaks about her husband’s legacy at the re-naming ceremony for the Dr. Anthony ‘Tony’ Gennaro Natural History Museum at the ENMU Roosevelt Science Center Friday afternoon.

By Eamon Scarbrough STAFF WRITER escarbrough@pntonline.com Friends and loved ones of a prolific Eastern New Mexico University professor gathered Friday afternoon at the ENMU Roosevelt Science Center to honor his memory and see a building dedicated in his name. ENMU’s Natural History Museum was re-named the “Dr. Anthony ‘Tony’ Gennaro Natural History Museum” in honor […]

Homecoming candidates compete

Staff photo: Eamon Scarbrough
Candidates for the 2016 Eastern New Mexico Homecoming, headed up by senior forensic anthropology major Ashley Moseley (green dress), model their formal wear during the Homecoming Pageant Thursday night in the Campus Union Building.

By Eamon Scarbrough STAFF WRITER escarbrough@pntonline.com Students from varied grade levels and majors running for homecoming honors presented themselves before the Eastern New Mexico University community Thursday night. The 2016 ENMU Homecoming Pageant saw candidates participating in school spirit, talent and formal wear competitions, as well as a question and answer portion provided by a […]

Court of appeals candidates talk priorities


The following are Q&As with the candidates for the New Mexico Court of Appeals — Republican Stephen French and Democrat Julie Vargas. Both candidates were asked the same questions. Stephen French Court of Appeals Judge Stephen French said he has worked over 2,000 cases in court on both the state and federal level. French said […]

Volunteer’s work has grown


Editor’s note: The following is one in a series profiling local volunteers. By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Some people are simply born to help others. For Casey Peacock, her volunteer work started 10 years ago when she helped with the local Ag Expo, but her volunteer work has grown to include United Way, Relay […]

Johnson: Hyper dog may have gut microbia

Maybe it’s the short or near absent attention span, the frenzied activity level that never seems to taper, an inability to listen, follow or retain instructions or exert any self control even in the face of negative consequences. No matter how much you love them, dote on, train or correct them, they jump on people, […]

Pages past — Oct. 15

On this date … 1976: Clovis and Curry County officials were debating whether to pass ordinances aimed at curbing the sale of pornographic material. A new bookstore established outside the city limits had sparked the discussions. Assistant District Attorney Bill Bonem said he had determined that all material in that bookstore was harmful to minors […]

Bobcat at Hillcrest Park Zoo laid to rest

STAFF REPORT Hillcrest Park Zoo in Clovis said farewell this week to one of its bobcats. Ozzie the bobcat was euthanized Tuesday, Assistant Zoo Director Mark Yannotti said. Ozzie was 15, Yannotti said, and spent his last 14 years at the zoo. “He just had a bunch of age complications,” Yannotti said. “He was blind, […]

Pretrial conference vacated in arson case

By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com A pretrial conference was vacated Thursday for a Clovis woman facing multiple arson charges. District Judge Matt Chandler had scheduled the pretrial conference one month before, following a status conference after concerns the cases had no movement. The conference, on a day in which Chandler’s docket had more than […]

Swearing-in postponed for clerical error

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com A planned swearing in for new Planning and Zoning members failed to materialize Wednesday, following the Clovis City Commission’s decision to readvertise three vacancies over a clerical error. The advisory body has three terms that will begin in November that are currently held by Carolyn Spence, Terry Moberly and […]

Faith: Church hosting safety training seminar

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com It’s an ironic twist of fate when a church no longer feels safe. Michael Jones recognizes this, and that’s why Clovis’ Central Baptist Church is offering a solution for moments when places of worship are faced with danger. CBC will host a church safety and security training seminar for […]

K-Bob’s back to ‘approved’ status

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com K-Bob’s Steakhouse in Clovis has been upgraded back to an “approved” food safety status by the New Mexico Environment Department following an inspection Thursday morning. The restaurant’s upgrade came just two days after an initial inspection, in which the NMED reported various food safety violations and had downgraded the […]

Religion digest — Oct. 14

Church hosting prayer breakfast Kingswood United Methodist Church in Clovis will host its second community-wide men’s prayer breakfast from 6 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Oct. 24. Author and theologian John David “J.D.” Walt is also scheduled to give a presentation entitled “Awaken.” Kingswood UMC Pastor Bill Case said although the event is geared toward men, […]