Pages past — June 22

On this date … 1971: Clovis Police Chief Ken Kingsbury was reorganizing the department. Patrolman Bobby Harris had been promoted to sergeant. Sgt. Roger Bartosiewicz had been named chief of detectives. Changes were brought on, in part, by the recent resignation of Detective Caleb Chandler and the upcoming retirement of Capt. Charles Witherspoon. 1961: The […]

Police blotter — June 22

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Monday • 6:41 a.m.: Burglary (residence), 200 block of Lydia Street. • 7:21 a.m.: Criminal damage up to $1,000, 200 block of Alphon Street. • 7:32 a.m.: Leaving scene of crash with property damage, 800 block […]

Events calendar — June 22

Today Customer Service Workshop — 9 a.m.-Noon $25 a person. Lunch Included. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Information: 575-935-5009 Friday 33rd Annual Plateau “ Custom Classic” Softball Tournament — 8 a.m. Guy Leeder Softball Complex, Norris and 14th streets., Clovis. Ribbon Cutting for Clovis Area Train Society — 4:45 p.m. Clovis Area Train, First […]

Meetings calendar — June 22

Today Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, ingram room, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday Melrose City Council — 4:30 p.m. City Clerk Office, 105 E. Avenue B., Melrose. Information: 575-253-4274 Monday Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m. Clovis-Carver Public Library, Ingram room, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. […]

Police: Suspected robbery ‘perfect storm’ of unrelated events

STAFF REPORT The Clovis Police Department worked a different kind of “cold case” Tuesday when a feared robbery at the Clovis Wal-Mart was instead a case of mistaken identity. Police arrived en masse to the store, but departed soon after figuring out reality was what Clovis Police Capt. Roman Romero called a “perfect storm” of […]

Officials urge awareness in mosquito season

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Blood-sucking creatures are reportedly swarming the Clovis area and invading homes. City officials say homeowners should be aware of these pesky creatures — none other than mosquitoes. With warm summer months and almost 5 inches of rain between May and June, mosquito season is in full force, leaving residents […]

Child injured in car accident

Staff report Emergency responders said a 7-year-old boy was hit by a car on Monday afternoon in the 700 block of Comer Drive in Clovis. His condition was not immediately known, but he was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Lubbock.

Business feature: Consortium gives students look at dairy industry

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Amin Ahmadzadeh, a University of Idaho professor, uses visual aids and demonstrations to teach students at the U.S. Dairy Education and Training Consortium in Clovis about the reproduction of dairy cows.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com As a former U.S. Army combat medic, Daniel Cooper didn’t expect to leave behind a battlefield for a dairy field. Now a student at Texas A&M University, Cooper, 26, is using his knowledge of medicine to one day provide treatment of another form — medical care for cows. For […]

Pages past — June 21

On this date … 2006: Eastern New Mexico residents were preparing for new neighbors — Special Operations Command personnel at Cannon Air Force Base. “There will be more people and quieter airplanes, much quieter,” predicted Lt. Col. Toby Corey, chief of the AFSOC’s program integration branch at Hurlburt Field in Florida. Cannon had been a […]

Business digest — June 21

Xcel Energy earns award Xcel Energy was presented with Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) “Emergency Recovery Award” during the annual EEI convention held June 14 in Chicago. Presented twice a year, the award recognizes EEI member companies for outstanding power restoration to customers following severe weather conditions or natural events that cause service disruptions. Xcel Energy […]

Police blotter — June 21

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Friday • 12:08 a.m.: Runaway. • 8:46 a.m.: Larceny, 1000 block of Gila Street. • 8:53 a.m.: Found property, 1400 block of North Edwards. • 12:32 p.m.: Found property, 1600 block of North Prince Street. • […]

Events calendar — June 21

Today Care Giver Group — 2 p.m. Wheatfields Senior Living, 4701 N. Prince St., Clovis. Information: 575-762-8700 Zumba, Teens and Adults — 1 p.m. Free. Clovis-Carver Public Library, Ingram room, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-714-3380 Wednesday Customer Service Workshop — 9 a.m.-Noon $25 a person. Lunch Included. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. […]

Meetings calendar — June 21

Today Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee — Noon Clovis-Carver Public Library, genealogy room, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Portales City Meeting — 6:30 p.m. Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Clovis. Information: 575-356-6662 Dora Village Meeting — 7 p.m. Village Firestation, 220 Ave A., Dora. Information: 575-477-2411 Farwell City Council — 5:30 p.m. […]

Standoff with Clovis police ends peacefully

Staff report A two-hour standoff with Clovis police ended without incident on Saturday night, according to a police news release. Capt. Roman Romero said a man wanted for aggravated burglary and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle was arrested about 8:40 p.m. on Saturday. Manuel Duran was taken to the Curry County Adult Detention Center, […]

Family feeling

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Deja Hall serves corn on the cob during Juneteenth.

By Brooke Finch Staff writer bfinch@cnjonline.com Looking at his surroundings at Potter Park, Eric Hall couldn’t help but feel like he was at a family reunion on Saturday — if you can consider a group of up to 2,500 people a family. What first started out as an intimate gathering in a barber shop 23 […]

Draggin’ Main revs up for third year

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Draggin’ Main enters its third year. Festivities start Monday with the Vintage Air Tour and include a drive-in movie Friday night before the public drag of Main Street 5 p.m. Saturday.

By Ryan Galloway Staff writer rgalloway@cnjonline.com Draggin’ Main returns to Clovis for its third year this week, with plenty of opening acts. Drive-in movies and restaurants, along with a national tour, are part of this year’s event that leads up to the 5 p.m. Saturday public cruise up and down Main. Draggin’ Main celebrates the […]

Knights of Columbus clean up cemetery

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Rich Champagne of the Cannon Air Force Base Knights of Columbus council, carries loose branches at Black Tower Cemetery Saturday morning. The cemetery, located west of Dennis Chavez Housing, is cleaned twice a year by the council.

By Kevin Wilson Managing editor kwilson@cnjonline.com The Black Tower Cemetery is the only home left for the residents of the now-defunct community, and a Cannon Air Force Base group spent Saturday morning making sure that home stayed in order. A group of about eight from the Cannon Knights of Columbus came with lawnmowers, weedeaters and […]

Veterans Resource Day combined effort

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U.S. Army veteran Patricia Keckler speaks with America’s Small Business Development Center Business Advisor Dominique Chairez during Friday’s Veterans Resource Day at the Roy Walker Recreation Center.

By Douglas Clark Staff writer dclark@cnjonline.com Air Force Staff Sgt. Justin Santamaria has passion for helping anybody in need, especially veterans. But he had no idea a recent phone conversation with United Way of Eastern New Mexico officials would lead to an effort designed to connect veterans with a variety of resources under one roof. […]

Readers share fatherly advice

By Ryan Galloway Staff report rgalloway@cnjonline.com In celebrating Father’s Day, and remembrance of all fathers have done, we asked readers a simple question: What is the best advice your father has given you? Here’s what they told us: • “My dad always encouraged me to do the right thing and put my all into everything […]

Reader reacton — June 19

We asked our Facebook followers a series of questions throughout the week, with the caveat their answers may be used in the newspaper. What’s the best Father’s Day gift you’ve ever given (or received)? • Crystal Morey: For Father’s Day one year I wanted to get my dad a DVD player and this is when […]