Committee discusses Ethnic Fair plans

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com The city’s Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee met Tuesday to discuss the upcoming Ethnic Fair this summer. Chairman Selmus Price told committee members a delegation from Kasama, Zambia, Clovis’ sister city, will be visiting for the ethnic fair. This year’s fair is scheduled for July 18 at Hillcrest Park. […]

Police blotter — April 22

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Monday • 6:02 a.m.: Gas drive off, 600 block of South Prince Street. • 8:54 a.m.: Burglary report, 700 block of Mitchell Street. • 10:46 a.m.: Shoplifting report, 1900 block of North Prince Street. • 11:39 […]

What’s happening — April 22

Today Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 Reds iRepair Ribbon Cutting — 11 a.m., Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, 105 E. Grand Ave. Information: 575-763-3435 or e-mail clovisnm@clovisnm.org Clovis Calf Roping Event— all day 1900 E. Brady Ave. Information: 575-935-7000 Thursday Pre-K Story Hour — 10:05 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: […]

Grandma never slowed down until the end

By Helena Rodriguez Local columnist My Grandma Chaya died on Jan. 30. I drove two hours and prayed 50 hail Marys, a rosary that is, hoping to make it to Lubbock to see her before she breathed her last breath. I wanted to be there. I deeply believed it mattered, regardless of the fact that […]

Pages past — April 22

On this date … 1969: Eastern New Mexico University’s Speech and Drama students were preparing to present “Othello,” Shakespeare’s 1603 play about racism, love, betrayal and repentance. Cast members included Bob Lockwood of Clovis and Duane Ryan, an assistant professor in speech and drama at ENMU. 1965: A prisoner allowed to drive his car from […]

Clovis bank teller facing felony charges

Hannah Stone

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com A Clovis bank teller accused of bilking elderly customers of thousands is facing multiple felony charges. Hannah Stone, 20, was charged with six counts of fraud over $500, three counts of forgery and three counts of theft of identification, all fourth-degree felonies, according to court records. She was arrested […]

Portales attorney booked on misdemeanor

Eric Dixon

Staff report Portales attorney Eric Dixon was booked Monday on a misdemeanor charge of assaulting someone recently in Magistrate Court, according to Roosevelt County Sheriff Malin Parker. “The charge is assault,” Parker said. “It carried a very small bond. An assault is a misdemeanor in the state of New Mexico.” Dixon was booked at 3:37 […]

Police seeking man accused of sexual assault

Joshua Jackson

By Brittney Cannon Deputy Editor bcannon@cnjonline.com Clovis police are hunting for a man accused of a violent sexual assault. Joshua Jackson, 27, of Clovis is charged with one count of kidnapping, two counts of criminal sexual penetration and two counts of aggravated battery on a household member, said Capt. Patrick Whitney. “There is an active […]

Official: Zia change issue of respect

By Alisa Boswell Managing Editor aboswell@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University students voted April 9 to discontinue the use of the name Zias for women’s athletics — much to the disappointment of some alumni. The ENMU Alumni Association Board backed the decision as well as a majority of the student body, who voted to change the […]

Ag center offering canola field day

By Aubry Buzek Staff Writer abuzek@cnjonline.com Although New Mexico isn’t one of the big players among states with canola production, for farmers in the region the crop is gaining traction for its crop rotation and water efficiency benefits. “Canola is becoming an important crop in the southern high plains,” said Sangu Angadi, a New Mexico […]

ENMU student accused of assault flees

Staff report An Eastern New Mexico University international student has disappeared after being accused of sexual assault. ENMU Police Chief Brad Mauldin said Abdulaziz Saleh Alsabi, 28, was accused by another ENMU student of sexual assault on April 3. Police responded to the incident when it was reported at 12:15 a.m. at the San Juan […]

Steaks part of my life’s big moments

By Aubry Buzek Local columnist When you look back at the highlights of your life, do you remember meals? When I think back to my travels and big moments, there is always a juicy steak somewhere in the picture. When I lived in Iwakuni, Japan, there was a bar called “Manatee” that had several televisions […]

Business digest — April 21

Xcel named top provider Xcel Energy has been named the country’s top utility wind energy provider by the American Wind Energy Association for the 11th consecutive year. “Xcel Energy is proud to have grown the use of clean, emissions-free wind energy at a reasonable cost for customers. Our wind portfolio is second to none,” said […]

Glad to be wrong about New Mexico spring

By Sandy Fields Local columnist It was another beautiful morning.  Birds were singing, roses were working on their first buds of the season, dandelions were giving me a reason to stay outside, and a soft breeze kept the hair out of my face. I realized I’d lost all credibility with new friends who’d recently moved […]

Military exchange service consolidation gaining support

By Tom Philpott Military update Consolidation of the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) and three separate military exchange services into a single Defense Retail Activity (DeRA) is gaining support among policymakers inside the Department of Defense and perhaps a key congressional subcommittee, a source reports. The idea to merge all military stores under a single agency […]

Pages past — April 21

On this date … 1975: Curry County commissioners were looking into ways to curtail a $97,000 budget deficit. The general fund budget was $766,200, but revenue was projected at $668,817. Commissioners said the deficit was caused by plans to increase employee salaries and a proposal to hire a full-time district attorney. They were asking department […]

Police blotter — April 21

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations Friday through Sunday. Friday • 1:24 a.m.:  Failure to appear (misdemeanor), 11th and Mitchell streets. • 5:01 a.m.: Criminal damage, 1100 block of east 11th Street. • 5:27 a.m.: Failure to appear (felony), 18th and Thornton […]

What’s happening — April 21

Today Cultural and Ethnic Affairs committee — Noon, small conference room at City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828 Curry County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., 701 North Main Street. Information: 575-763-3656 Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 Reds iRepair Ribbon Cutting — 11 a.m., Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, 105 E. Grand […]

Substance abuse more than writing cliche

By Alisa Boswell Staff writer Talking about writing and writing workshops last weekend got me thinking about a writing workshop I attended early last year. I had written a short story for the workshop, which revolved around substance abuse, and the person running the workshop did not care for my story. He said I was […]

Archery program hitting its marks

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis Christian junior Ashli Reid aims during archery practice Thursday at the school gym. Reid is one of six CCS students participating in the National Archery in the Schools Program championships held May 7-9 in Louisville, Kentucky.

By Kevin Wilson Deputy editor kwilson@cnjonline.com It’s only two years in, but it’s safe to say the Clovis Christian Schools archery program is hitting its marks. The program has 45 students involved in three levels — 18 in elementary, 15 in middle school and 12 in high school, meeting the requirements of at least a dozen […]