Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission will meet at 5:15 p.m. today at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • Requested approval of adoption of Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) budget changes. • Requested approval of adoption of non-DFA budget changes. • Requested approval of the proposed preliminary plat in the […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Finance Committee

The Clovis Finance Committee held a meeting Wednesday at the Clovis Police Department Conference Room. City Manager Larry Fry, Commissioner Fidel Madrid, Commissioner Gary Elliott and Finance Director Leighann Melancon were present. • Melancon presented the finance report starting with the revenue and expenditure summary for the month of June. Melancon said the city began […]

CCC board approves iPad purchase

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees on Wednesday morning approved changes to the college catalog and approved purchase of 280 Apple iPads to be utilized in the nursing program. The iPad purchase price was $199,171.90. The money will come from nursing expansion funds provided by the New Mexico […]

Events calendar — July 21

Today Children’s Hour — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Healing service — 7 p.m. Living Word Church of God, 3719 E. 21st., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6796 Ethnic Fair workshops — 10 a.m. -11:30 a.m. $5 per session. Roy Walker Community Center, 316 W 2nd St., Clovis. Information: Selmus Price 575-749-6570. […]

Meetings calendar — July 21

Today ENMWUA meeting — 10 a.m. City Hall, 704 Clark St., Elida. Information: 575-935-4262 City Commission — 5:15 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, North Annex, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Monday Commission on Older Adults — 4 p.m. Baxter-Curren,  908 Hickory St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Parks, Recreation and Beautification — 5:30 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public […]

Letter to the editor — July 20

Stopping to help classy behavior Recently I was in the process of dumping a rather large load of unneeded items into the city’s dumpster. That’s when I realized,  after having arm surgery a couple of months ago, I couldn’t pick up my own big plastic trash bag on wheels to empty it. The city’s sanitation […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee

The Clovis Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee met Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Some highlights: • The 25th annual Ethnic Fair is set for Saturday at Hillcrest Park. The committee will begin setting up at 7 a.m. The event schedule begins at 8 a.m. with a food drive. • Committee Chairman and Ethnic Fair […]

Pages past — July 20

On this date … 1971: Most of eastern New Mexico awoke to a soaking, gentle rain. John C. White of Hollene, 24 miles northeast of Clovis, said he recorded about 2 inches of rain. Jerry Lofton, also of the Hollene area, said he received 1.6 inches. Clovis and Portales each reported about a half inch […]

Alamo Drafthouse screening ‘Hell or High Water’

Staff report Clovis’ North Plains Cinema 7 officials still have no information about when, or if, they will show “Hell or High Water,” which was filmed in Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari last summer. But the Alamo Drafthouse in Lubbock is scheduled to host an advance screening of the movie at 8 p.m. (CDT) on Monday. […]

Freedom Inn Foundation granted lease

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com A local organization provided the Curry County Commission an update Tuesday with regard to its dream of providing housing for homeless veterans. In February the Freedom Inn Foundation was granted a 12-month lease by the commission to secure two homes at 905 and 913 Mitchell Street. “When we first […]

Detention center contract tabled

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com Curry County commissioners on Tuesday tabled a proposed contract that would have kicked off a multi-million dollar construction project at the detention center. County Attorney Stephen Doerr introduced the proposed agreement between the county and ASA Architects of Las Cruces, outlining specifics of the agreement — which included architectural […]

No major injuries in train collision

Traffic is backed up on County Road 7 after a train collided with a truck about two miles south of Clovis on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Brooke Finch)

By Brooke Finch Staff Writer bfinch@cnjonline.com A 37-year-old Texas man driving a pickup truck collided with a train south of Clovis on Tuesday afternoon, but no major injuries were reported. Jacob Harper of Uvalde, Texas, said he was driving along Curry Road 7 when he collided with the train around 5 p.m. Harper said he […]

Report: More choosing cremation over burial

By Brooke Finch STAFF WRITER bfinch@cnjonline.com More people are choosing cremation over burial for the first time in U.S. history, according to national reports. In a National Funeral Directors Association report released June 30, the rate of cremation in 2015 was an estimated 48.5 percent, while the burial rate was approximately 45.4 percent. This is […]

Baton Rouge shooter a former Marine

By Tammy Webber, Jesse Holland and Eric Tucker The Associated Press CHICAGO — The former Marine who killed three Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers identified with a growing movement that originated among white supremacists and whose adherents believe they’re immune to most state and federal laws, including paying taxes and getting driver’s licenses. Gavin Long, […]

GOP leaders approve convention rules

By Alan Fram The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Over angry and prolonged objections from anti-Donald Trump forces, Republican Party leaders approved rules for their national convention on Monday and rejected demands for a state-by-state roll call vote, a discordant start to a gathering designed to project unity. Hundreds of socially conservative delegates opposed to nominating […]

What’s happening — July 19

Today Big Kids Hour — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Thursday Children’s Hour — 10 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Saturday 2016 Ethnic Fair — 8 […]

Meeting calendar — July 19

Today Friends of the Library meeting — 11 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee — Noon Clovis-Carver Public Library, genealogy room, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Water Policy Advisory Board meeting — 8:30 a.m. Location TBA., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Portales City Council — […]

Meetings watch — July 19

Curry County Commission The Curry County Commission is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. today at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • A contract for architectural services for an addition and renovation to the Curry County Detention Center. Commissioners will be asked to approve or reject a proposal with […]

HPJRA a family affair

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By Brooke Finch STAFF WRITER bfinch@cnjonline.com The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association charter is seven times the age of its youngest competitors. Needless to say, the many generations of contestants at Saturday’s rodeo performances proved you’re never too young — or too old — to appreciate the sport. In its 42 years of existence, the […]

Annual report shows overall crime drop

By Douglas Clark STAFF WRITER dclark@cnjonline.com Per the recently released Clovis Police Department 2015 Annual Report, there were fewer aggravated assaults, burglaries and motor vehicle thefts in the city in 2015 in comparison to the previous year. The 32-page document was issued by Clovis Police Chief Doug Ford Thursday, outlining the department’s mission and vision […]